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Interstate 90 New York
Westbound - Interstate 87 to Interstate 790

Highway Information

Miles 385.48
Counties Traveled
Through
Chautauqua, Erie,
Genesee, Monroe,
Ontario, Seneca,
Cayuga, Onondaga,
Madison, Oneida,
Herkimer, Montgomery,
Schenectady, Albany,
Rensselaer, Columbia
Cities Dunkirk, Buffalo,
Batavia, Rochester,
Syracuse, Oneida,
Utica, Amsterdam,
Schenectady, Albany
Major Junctions Interstate 190
(Exit 53)

Interstate 290
(Exit 50)

Interstate 490
(Exit 47 & Exit 45)

Interstate 390
(Exit 46)

Interstate 690
(Exit 39)

Interstate 81
(Exit 36)

Interstate 481
(Exit 34A)

Interstate 790
(Exit 31)

Interstate 890
(Exit 26 & Exit 25)

Interstate 88
(Exit 25A)

Interstate 87
(Exit 23)

Interstate 787

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
379 (98%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
Pennsylvania State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Massachusetts State Line
Have Not Driven Between Interstate 87
and Interstate 787

Pictures

Westbound:

Massachusetts State Line to Interstate 787

Interstate 87 to Interstate 790

Interstate 790 to Interstate 490 West

Interstate 490 West to U.S. 219

U.S. 219 to Pennsylvania State Line

Interstate 90 West
The first westbound service plaza on the Interstate 90 section of the New York Thruway is 17 miles ahead at the Pattersonville service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 25 - Interstate 890/New York 7/New York 146 - 1 1/2 miles. Interstate 890 provides access to the city of Schenectady from the Thruway. New York 7 and New York 146 are both located near the Exit 25 interchange. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Interstate 890 West to Exit 4C (New York 5) to the Schenectady County Airport. On the east side of the airport grounds is the Stratton Air National Guard Base. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 25 - Interstate 890/New York 7/New York 146 - Schenectady. A loop ramp just north of this interchange provides access to New York 7 westbound and New York 146. New York 7 duplexes with Interstate 890 between exits 9 and 7. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 88 trailblazer located inside the Exit 25 interchange. Interstate 88 begins at the next interchange six miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use any exit from 25A through 34 to the Central-Leatherstocking Region of Upstate New York. The region is home to many attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, the National Soccer Hall of Fame, and the Northeast Classic Car Museum. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 25A - Interstate 88/New York 7 - 1 mile. Interstate 88 connects Interstate 81 in Binghamton to Interstate 90. New York 7 passes over the Thruway prior to Exit 25A. Motorists can access the state highway via Exit 25 of Interstate 88. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Rotterdam is just to the east of Exit 25A. Oneonta is 62 miles to the southwest and is located off of Exits 14 and 15 of Interstate 88. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 25A - Interstate 88/New York 7 - Schenectady/Binghamton. The western terminus of Interstate 88 is at Interstate 81 in Binghamton, 118 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West narrows to two lanes after the Interstate 88 interchange. We are still 273 miles away from Buffalo. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 26 - Interstate 890/New York 5/New York 5S - 1 mile. New York 5S begins at Interstate 890's Exit 1 and closely parallels Interstate 90 until reaching Interstate 790 in Utica. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Pattersonville service area - 7 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 26 - Interstate 890/New York 5/New York 5S - Schenectady/Scotia. Interstate 890 has its western terminus at Interstate 90, and New York 890 continues the freeway to New York 5. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Pattersonville service area - 2 miles. This service area includes a Roy Rogers, Big Boy, Cinnabon, Starbucks, and Sunoco gas. There is also a tourist information center. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Pattersonville service area - 1 mile. A gift shop, an ATM, and an E-ZPass outlet are also at the service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The next service area is 44 miles ahead at Iroquois. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West passes by mile marker 167 of the Thruway as we are now one mile from the Pattersonville service area. The Thruway gives plenty of notice about their service areas, and almost too much of it. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
These backlit signs are placed within one-quarter mile of each service area and detail what food choices are available there. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West finally reaches the Pattersonville service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
On the left we see the Mohawk service area, which is four miles west of westbound's Pattersonville service area. Whenever there is a service area on the opposite side of the Thruway, the distance to the next one in your direction is given. In this case, the next service area is 38 miles ahead at Iroquois. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 27 - New York 30 - 1 mile. The state highway travels north-south through much of the state, beginning at New York 17 in East Branch and ending at the Canadian border. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Head north on New York 30 for 12 miles to the Great Sacandaga Lake, located at the southern end of the Adirondacks. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 30 northbound to New York 5S westbound to Auriesville. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 27 - New York 30 - Amsterdam. The city of Amsterdam is home to 18,355 residents. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 28 - New York 30A - 2 miles. New York 30A is an alternate route of New York 30 that serves the city of Johnstown and the city of Gloversville in Fulton County. New York 30A also travels through the village of Fonda, the seat of Montgomery County. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
As Riverside Drive passes over the Thruway, a guide sign appears advising motorists to use Exit 28 to New York 30A northbound if Johnstown or Gloversville is your destination. Johnstown is six miles to the north. Gloversville is 10 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 28 - New York 30A - Fultonville/Fonda/Johnstown/Gloversville. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Montgomery County parking area - 1 mile. No restroom facilities are available. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Montgomery County parking area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 westbound view in Montgomery County. The Erie Canal, on the right, runs closely to the Thruway between Fonda and Utica. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 29 - New York 10 - 1 mile. New York 10 has its northern terminus at New York 8 in Higgins Bay and heads southward to New York 17 in Deposit. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Exit 29 to Fort Plain and Cooperstown. Cooperstown is home to the Baseball Hall of Fame and is 32 miles to the southwest via New York 5S westbound and New York 80 southbound. The Exit 29 ramp directly serves New York 5S, which one should head west to New York 10. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Also use Exit 29 to Oneonta and St. Johnsville. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 29 - New York 10 - Canajoharie/Sharon Springs. An 11 mile drive awaits those going to Sharon Springs, located at the intersection of New York 10 and U.S. 20. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Iroquois service area - 5 miles. This area includes a Burger King and Dunkin Donuts. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Iroquois service area - 2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The next service area on westbound Interstate 90 is just 19 miles away. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Iroquois service area - 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Iroquois service area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Iroquois service area - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Partially cut-off picture of the signage near the Iroquois service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Iroquois service area. Exit 29A for New York 169 is 3/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 29A - New York 169 - Little Falls/Dolgeville. New York 169 begins at New York 5S and extends northwest 12.6 miles to New York 28 and New York 29 in Middleville. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Schuyler service area - 9 miles. The Schuyler service area is home to a McDonald's and Breyer's ice cream. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 30 - New York 28 - 1 1/2 miles. New York 28 is shaped a bit like a crescent. It starts at Interstate 587 in Kingston, travels northwest to Alder Creek, then turns to the northeast and eventually back to the southeast to its other end at U.S. 9 near Warrensburg. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 5S west to Frankfort and Ilion. Both are located just south of the Thruway between exits 30 and 31. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 30 - New York 28 - Herkimer/Mohawk. Both towns are located on opposite sides of the Erie Canal within one mile of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
View of the Exit 30 gore point signage and surrounding area. Herkimer is to the right (north), and the Erie Canal and Mohawk are to the left (south). (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 90 West just past Exit 30. Utica is 10 miles ahead, Syracuse is 59 miles ahead, while Buffalo is still 200 miles away. We are at mile marker 223 of the Thruway. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Schuyler service area - 2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The next service area is 41 miles ahead at mile marker 266. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Schuyler service area - 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Schuyler service area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Schuyler service area - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Schuyler service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use any of the next three exits to the city of Rome, New York. Rome is home to 34,950 people and is 18 miles northwest of Utica. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 31 - Interstate 790/New York 8/New York 12 - 1 mile. Interstate 790 parallels Interstate 90 for much of its length before heading south into the city of Utica. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 12 northbound to Watertown and New York 12 southbound to Norwich. Watertown is 83 miles to the northwest near Interstate 81, and Norwich is 52 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Also use New York 12 northbound to Interstate 81 north to the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Both are located just south of the Canadian border. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 31 - Interstate 790/New York 8/New York 12 - Utica. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The Thruway is in between the westbound and eastbound lanes of Interstate 790 for about one-half mile. To the right, we see Interstate 790 West approaching the exits to Interstate 790 and New York 5 West, New York 8, and New York 12. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 790 West at Interstate 790/New York 5 West and New York 8/New York 12 South - Downtown Utica. Straight ahead is the westbound beginning of New York 49, which is also the Utica-Rome Expressway. The state highway continues to parallel Interstate 90 until just before New York 49's Cavanaugh Road interchange. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
New York 49 West at New York 8 and New York 12 North - Poland/Watertown. The village of Poland is 13 miles to the northeast via New York 8 and is located near the towns of Russia and Norway. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
There are three sets of westbound lanes at this point. We are on Interstate 90. To the immediate right is New York 49, and to the far right (where the sign bridge is) is a ramp from New York 8 and New York 12, which has a ramp to eastbound River Road. Prior to the completion of the Utica-Rome Expressway, New York 49 ran along River Road. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
View of the off-ramp to eastbound River Road from the ramp from New York 8 and New York 12 to New York 49 West. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
New York 49 West approaching Edic Road - 1/8 mile. Use Edic Road to the State University of New York's (SUNY) Institute of Technology. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
New York 49 West at Edic Road - SUNY Institute of Technology/Marcy Business District. The town of Marcy is home to 9,469 people. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
New York 49 West approaching Cavanaugh Road - 1 mile. Head south on Cavanaugh Road to the village of Whitesboro. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Finally, just before New York 49's interchange at Cavanaugh Road, New York 49 leaves the Thruway's shadow at this point. The overpass ahead carries the state highway's eastbound lanes. (Photo taken 7/10/05)

Page created: January 24, 2006
Last updated: January 25, 2006