"The Thruway could be adapted in a manner similar to the Ohio Turnpike. The
numbering currently starts at the southerly end of the Thruway near New York
Numbering is allowed to start at either the western or southern termini.
Since 190 is
approximately twice the length of 187 on the Thruway and because there is a
toll roads that traverse over the 190 corridor from west to east, the
numbering of exits
on the Thruway should begin at the western terminus as well and proceed
southerly towards New York City.
The following is a listing of the approximate exit number for several key
Exit # Exit #
Exit 61 Ripley EXIT 1
Exit 53 Buffalo @ I 190 EXIT 69
Exit 50 Niagara Falls @ I 290 EXIT 75
Exit 46 Rochester @ I 390 EXIT 133
Exit 36 Syracuse @ I 81 EXIT 213
Exit 31 Utica EXIT 263
Exit 24 Albany @ I 87 EXIT 347
Exit 19 Kingston EXIT 404
Exit 16 Harriman EXIT 450
Exit 15 Suffern EXIT 465
Exit 8 Cross Westchester Expressway EXIT 484
Exit 1 Yonkers EXIT 495 "
"How the Berkshire Spur would be treated would require some additional
input from the Thruway. The traditional reference post numbering system
cause confusion on a toll ticket . Perhaps some prefix designation, as is
place, would have to be retained.
At Exit 24 of the Thruway, "Toll Free 187" (Adirondack Northway) proceeds
following is a sampling of how the toll free portion of 187 could be treated
1 Washington Avenue
Exit 2 NY 5 (Wolf Road) EXIT 149
Exit 3 Proposed Interchange EXIT 150
Exit 4 Albany Airport EXIT 151
Exit 5 NY 155 EXIT 152
Exit 6 NY 2 EXIT 153
Exit 7 NY 7 ("Alternate Route 7") EXIT 154
Exit 8 Vischer Ferry EXIT 158
Exit 8A Grooms Road EXIT 159
Exit 9 NY 146 EXIT 161
Exit 10 Ushers Road EXIT 164
Exit 11 Round Lake Road EXIT 166
Exit 12 NY 67 EXIT 168
Exit 15 NY 50 EXIT 178
Exit 18 Glens Falls EXIT 192
Exit 22 Lake George EXIT 202
Exit 30 US 9 (Keene Valley) EXIT 252
Exit 36 NY 3 @ Plattsburgh EXIT 298
Exit 43 US 9 @ Champlain EXIT 323 "
there are some examples of how NYSDOT proposes to address the changing
numbers on the thruway problem.
Post by michael e dziatkowicz
Finally New York has committed to changing their exit numbering to mileage
based. They don't have a timeframe as of yet because they are waiting for
the federal dot or state legislature to pass rules requiring the conversion
and hopefully provide funding for the changeover.
"New York is one of only a few states (including Delaware, Vermont, New
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island) that still use a
consecutive numbering system while the remainder of the country has
converted to a reference post numbering system. The Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) has determined that now is the appropriate time to
complete the nationwide switchover to a reference post numbering system.
has included language in the proposed 2009 National MUTCD which would
eliminate the consecutive numbering option. If enacted, the remaining
states would have up to 10 years to convert. Concurrently, state
legislation (S. 5358) would require that a reference post numbering system
be implemented by January 1, 2010. However, that bill did not pass in 2008
and was not considered in the recently concluded 2009 legislative session.
New York is taking the necessary steps to plan for an eventual conversion.
It should be realized that this represents a project that could easily
exceed $10M. At a time when resources are scarce and there are demands to
repair bridges and deteriorating pavement, exit numbering is not seen as an
overall high priority in comparison. While the existing system could be
better in providing additional motorist information, it does accurately
identify interchange locations. It is similar to having a $15K vehicle
versus a $50K vehicle; both provide basic transportation. With the two
numbering systems, you can find your destination, but one does not come with
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