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State Highway Designation: 5
Official Name: New York State Touring Route 5
Control Cities: Albany, Amsterdam, Buffalo, Schenectady, Syracuse, Utica
Length: 596.88km (370.95 Miles)
Pennsylvania State Line: Ripley
Eastern Terminus: I-787 Service Roads, Albany
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation
Albany Department of General Services
Schenectady Department of Engineering and Public Works

Route 5 can be considered to be the Capital Region's Main Street. As one of New York's longest state routes, Route 5 connects the Capital Region with Central and Western New York.

Route 5 enters the Capital Region through Glenville and Scotia. After crossing the Mohawk River over the Western Gateway Bridge, Route 5 makes its way through Downtown Schenectady. After the trip through downtown, Route 5 then finds itself in the Albany suburb of Colonie, one of the area's largest and busiest communities.

After Colonie, Route 5 then enters the City of Albany. Leading its way past verious shopping centers and stores on Central Avenue, Route 5 turns sharply onto Washington Avenue near Downtown Albany. Heading past the New York State Capitol before turning on to State Street in Downtown Albany, Route 5 travels through the heart of Downtown Albany, before turning onto Broadway and leading its way to the eastern terminus, facing the Hudson River.

Related Links
New York State Regional Gateway,
New York State Department of Transportation, State of New York.

Route 5, Mohawk Avenue, in the Village of Scotia, Schenectady County.

State Street, Route 5, in Downtown Schenectady. This is at the intersection of Erie Blvd, where Route 5 use to cross the Erie Canal.

Another portion of Route 5, State Street, in the Woodlawn section of Schenectady.

Route 5, Central Avenue, in the Town of Colonie, Albany County.

Route 5 on Central Avenue in the City of Albany. The Alfred E. Smith State Office Building can be seen in the background.

State and Pearl Streets in Downtown Albany. The New York State Capitol overlooks Route 5.

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