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Interstate 90 New York
Westbound - Interstate 490 West to U.S. 219

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
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 46 - Interstate 390 - 1 mile. Interstate 390 connects Interstate 86 near Bath to Interstate 490 in Rochester. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Interstate 390 South to Exit 9 (New York 15) or Exit 8 (U.S. 20A) to Conesus Lake, which is the westernmost of the "finger lakes" this region is known for. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Interstate 390 North to the town of Henrietta, population 39,028. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 46 - Interstate 390 - Rochester/Corning. A 90 mile drive separates the Thruway from Corning. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 90 West just past Interstate 390. Buffalo is 60 miles ahead, and Niagara Falls is 76 miles away. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service area - 10 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use exits 47 through 57 of the Thruway to the Greater Niagara Region of New York, which encompasses Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service area - 5 miles. The main restaurant at the Ontario service area is McDonald's. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service plaza - 2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The next service plaza is at Clarence in 38 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service area - 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Ontario service area - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Ontario service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 47 - Interstate 490/New York 19 - 1 mile. The first eastbound interchange of Interstate 490 serves the state highway, which travels six miles south to New York 5 and the town and village of LeRoy. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 19 northbound to the village of Brockport, which is home to 8,103 residents. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use southbound New York 19, eastbound New York 5, and northbound New York 36 to Mumford, home to the Genesee Country Village & Museum. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 47 - Interstate 490/New York 16 - LeRoy/Rochester. This marks the western terminus of the main east-west route through Rochester. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 48 - New York 98 - 1 mile. This is the lone exit to serve the city of Batavia (pop. 16,256). Batavia is also served by New York 5, New York 33, and New York 63. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Albion is 16 miles north of the Thruway along New York 98 and is the seat of Orleans County. Attica is 13 miles to the south, also on New York 98. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Batavia is home to Batavia Downs, a 1/2 mile horse racetrack. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 48 - New York 98 - Batavia. The overpass pictured carries State Street Road. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service plaza - 15 miles. The Clarence service plaza includes a Burger King, Pizza Hut, and Cinnabon. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 48A - New York 77 - 1 mile. New York 77 travels 46 miles through Wyoming, Genesee, and Niagara counties. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 77 southbound, New York 5 westbound, and New York 93 northbound to the village of Akron. Head south for six miles on New York 77 to the village of Corfu. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 48A - New York 77 - Pembroke/Medina. Neither of the cities listed on this sign is actually on New York 77, as Pembroke is on New York 5, and Medina is on New York 63. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service area - 6 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service area - 2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Only one service area remains on the New York State Thruway westbound, and it is at Angola, 37 miles away. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service area - 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Clarence service area - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Clarence service area. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Just after the Clarence service area, Interstate 90 enters the city of Buffalo, an All-American city that is home to 292,648 residents. Buffalo is the 2nd largest city in New York, and is only 7.7 million behind New York City for the title of largest city in the state. Technically, Buffalo is the largest city of Upstate New York, which is considered everything outside of the Big Apple. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 49 - New York 78 - 1 mile. New York 78 serves the eastern Buffalo metro area, connecting East Aurora, Depew, Cheektowaga, and Lockport. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use New York 78 South to westbound New York 33 and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The town of Lancaster is two miles to the east of New York 78 on U.S. 20. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 49 - New York 78 - Depew/Lockport. The city of Lockport (pop. 22,279) is 17 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
The next exit is Exit 50, serving Interstate 290, which connects the Thruway to Interstate 190 and Niagara Falls. Amherst and Tonawanda are both along the routing of Interstate 290. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West widens to three lanes as we approach the Williamsville toll plaza in one mile. This is the western terminus of the main section of the Thruway. The Erie-to-Buffalo section is separate from the Buffalo-to-New York City section and has its own toll ticket. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Williamsville toll plaza - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Williamsville toll plaza - 1/4 mile. If coming from the Interstate 87 junction in Albany, the total toll for a 2-axle vehicle is $10.60. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Williamsville toll plaza. If coming all the way from New York City, the 2-axle toll is $15.90. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 50 - Interstate 290 - 1/2 mile. This sign is posted just after the Williamsville toll plaza. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 50 - Interstate 290 - 1/4 mile. The overpass here carries New York 277 (Union Road) over the Thruway. Interstate 90 is still called the Thruway through Buffalo even though it is toll-free between Exit 50 and Exit 55 (U.S. 219). (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Interstate 290 West to the Amherst North campus of the University of Buffalo. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 50 - Interstate 290 - Niagara Falls. The city famous for its massive waterfalls is 21 miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Exit 51E (New York 33 East) or Exit 52E (Walden Avenue eastbound) to the town of Cheektowaga, population 94,019. The BGS is overshadowed by the ramps related to the Interstate 290 junction. The lower level overpasses carry Wehrle Drive through the interchange. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exits 51W-E - New York 33 - 1/2 mile. New York 33 is also known as the Kensington Expressway through Buffalo and provides a freeway connection between Interstate 90 and downtown Buffalo. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West passes mile marker 421 as we draw within one-third mile of the New York 33 cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 51W - New York 33 West - 1/4 mile, and Exit 51E - New York 33 East - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 51W - New York 33 West - Buffalo. Downtown Buffalo is seven miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 51E - New York 33 East - Airport. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is three miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exits 52W-E - Walden Avenue - 1 mile. Walden Avenue is a main east-west arterial from downtown Buffalo through Cheektowaga, Depew, and Lancaster. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Exit 52W to Galleria Drive. The Walden Galleria Mall is located just to the east of this interchange, but there is a ramp to Galleria Drive from the Exit 52W ramp. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 52W - Walden Avenue westbound - Buffalo. (Photos taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 52E - Walden Avenue eastbound - Cheektowaga. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 52A - William Street - 1 mile. William Street provides an east-west arterial between New York 354 (Clinton Street) and New York 130 (Broadway). (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 52A - William Street. Interstate 190 begins in 1 1/2 miles. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
An Interstate 90 West assurance shield with an Interstate 190 trailblazer is posted just south of William Street. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use Exit 53 (Interstate 190) to Niagara Falls. Interstate 190 travels 28.34 miles from Interstate 90 to the Canadian border. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 53 - Interstate 190 North - 1/2 mile. Interstate 190 has 25 interchanges along its 28 miles and has two toll booths; one just west of Interstate 90 and one at Grand Island. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 53 - Interstate 190 North - 1/8 mile. Exit 53 is only mentioned on the gore point signage from here. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 53 - Interstate 190 North - Downtown Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Canada. Motorists are given two opportunities to enter Canada from Interstate 190; Exit 9 to the Peace Bridge, or continuing straight on Interstate 190 after Exit 25B (New York 104/Robert Moses State Parkway). (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 54 - New York 400 and New York 16 South - 1 mile. New York 400 begins here and provides a freeway from Interstate 90 to South Wales. New York 400 is also known as the Aurora Expressway. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 54 - New York 16/New York 400 South - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 54 - New York 16/New York 400 South - West Seneca/East Aurora. The village of East Aurora is 14 miles to the southeast. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 55 - U.S. 219 - 1 mile. The federal highway begins at the upcoming interchange and heads southward to Rich Creek, Virginia. This is the final interchange before the Erie section of the Thruway begins. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 has an interchange at Ridge Road just after splitting from Interstate 90. Ridge Road provides an east-west arterial through Lackawanna and West Seneca. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Use either Exit 55 or Exit 56 (New York 179) to Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching Exit 55 - U.S. 219 - 1/4 mile. The toll plaza is two miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at Exit 55 - U.S. 219 - Orchard Park/Springville. A 27 mile drive separates the northern terminus of U.S. 219 from Springville. (Photos taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 South at Ridge Road westbound - Lackawanna. The U.S. 219/Ridge Road interchange is a full cloverleaf, with Interstate 90 running right through the middle. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 South approaching Ridge Road eastbound. The pull-through panel for Interstate 90 has a yellow sign attached to it that indicates the toll booths are 3/4 mile away. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 South at Ridge Road eastbound - West Seneca. Motorists from Ridge Road are given a slip ramp to westbound Interstate 90 before the toll plaza. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 South approaching the slip ramp to Interstate 90 West. The toll plaza is 1/2 mile ahead. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
U.S. 219 South at the slip ramp to Interstate 90 West. Erie, Pennsylvania, is 86 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West approaching the Lackawanna toll plaza. The total toll for a 2-axle vehicle on the Erie section of the Thruway is $2.60. (Photo taken 7/10/05)
Interstate 90 West at the Lackawanna toll plaza. The first interchange of the Erie section of the Thruway is two miles ahead at New York 179. (Photo taken 7/10/05)

Page created: January 26, 2006
Last updated: January 28, 2006