State Route 7 in New York
According to ablogtophone, State Route 7 is a state route in the U.S. state of New York. The road forms an east-west link in the center of the state and runs from Conklin through Binghamton to the Albany metropolitan area, and then to the border with Vermont. Most of it runs parallel to Interstate 88. The route is 290 kilometers long.
State Route 7 at Troy.
The road begins on the Pennsylvania border and then descends into the valley of the River Susquehanna. The road then parallels Interstate 81 to the town of Binghamton, where it crosses State Route 17, a highway that is to become Interstate 86 in the future. The road then heads north and turns northeast just north of Binghamton, then parallels Interstate 88 to Schenectady. The road usually runs no more than a kilometer from the highway, and the Susquehanna River flows along the route.
You don’t really pass through large towns, Oneonta is the largest town on the route. It crosses numerous State Routes, but no other roads except I-88. The landscape is wooded and hilly, part of the Catskill Mountains. Just before Schenectady the landscape flattens out, and at the suburb of Rotterdam one crosses the New York State Thruway, here part of Interstate 90, which comes from the west and runs to Albany. The road then passes through Schenectady, the second center of the Albany metropolitan area, where it intersects Interstate 890. The road then continues east as the major Troy-Schenectady Road.
It crosses Interstate 87 and the road then forms a freeway itself, with 2+3 lanes, connecting Interstate 787 with I-87. You then pass through the northern suburbs of Albany, such as Watervliet. It then crosses I-787 via a cloverleaf clover, after which the road crosses the Hudson River, where the freeway section ends in Troy. The road then ends at the border with the state of Vermont.
In 1981, the Collar City Bridge over the Hudson River in Troy opened to traffic. Then the highway was built west to I-87, which opened in 1986, giving Albany a northbound bypass.
State Route 8 in New York
According to beautyphoon, State Route 8 or NY-8 is a state route in the U.S. state of New York. The road forms a fairly long north-south route through Upstate New York, from Deposit to Hague. The main town and only larger town on the route is Utica, where State Route 8 is operated as a freeway. State Route 8 is a total of 335 kilometers long.
NY-8 in Utica.
State Route 8 begins at Deposit on Interstate 86, not far from the northeast tip of the state of Pennsylvania. The road heads north and passes through a fairly wooded area with only small villages. The area is hilly and very rural. At Sidney one crosses Interstate 88.
South of Utica, State Route 8 becomes a freeway, with 2×2 lanes through the southern suburbs. In the suburb of New Hartford is a cloverleaf cloverleaf where State Route 8 turns off and forms the North-South Arterial through Utica. This is also a highway. A small stretch between downtown Utica and Interstate 90 is also numbered Interstate 790. North of Utica there is also a freeway, and it leads through wooded area. State Route 8 turns off the freeway after 5 miles and becomes a single-lane road.
The second section of State Route 8 north of Utica heads northeast through the sparsely populated Adirondack Mountains. The area is densely wooded and has large hills. The mountains are at most about 1,000 meters high in this area. State Route 8 eventually leads more or less directly east. At Chestertown there is a short double numbering with US 9 and shortly afterwards it crosses Interstate 87. State Route 8 then descends into the valley in which elongated Lake George is located, not far from the border with the state of Vermont. State Route 9 ends in the village of Hague on State Route 9N.
The original 1930s State Route 8 was slightly longer, running from Deposit to the ferry service across Lake Champlain at Ticonderoga, on the border with the state of Vermont. The route has changed little over the years, especially around Utica, the State Route 8 has been upgraded to a freeway.
Between 1956 and 1964, the North-South Arterial through Utica opened to traffic in stages. In the early 1970s, the highway section in the southern suburbs of Utica was constructed. The freeway north of Utica was also built during that time. Between 2013 and 2017, the viaduct along the center of Utica was replaced by a new viaduct. At the same time, a new grade-separated connection with Court Street was constructed. The project cost $66.5 million and was the largest New York State Department of Transportation road project ever completed in Utica. The SPUI connection opened in June 2017 and the official opening of the North-South Arterial followed on October 31, 2017.
Every day, 21,000 to 28,000 vehicles travel on the freeway through the southern suburbs of Utica, 28,000 to 42,000 vehicles on the North-South Arterial in Utica, 28,000 vehicles on the portion that coincides with I-790 and 14,000 to 16,000 vehicles on the freeway south of Utica. north of Utica.