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Interstate 87


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Interstate 87 Interstate 87

State Highway Designation: 87I
Official Name: Adirondack Northway
Governor Thomas E. Dewey New York State Thruway
Interstate 87
Control Cities: Albany, Montréal, New York
Length: 536.59 km (333.49 Miles)
Southern Terminus: Interstate 278, Bronx
Northern Terminus: Autoroute 15, Canadian International Border
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation

Interstate 87 is a vital interstate highway for the Capital District. Providing connections to New York, the Adirondack North Country, and Montréal.

Interstate 87 is known by two names in the Capital District. South of Albany, Interstate 87 is part of the New York State Thruway, hence it is known simply as "The Thruway". North of Albany, Interstate 87 is known as the Adirondack Northway, or "The Northway."

Both portions of Interstate 87 were constructed in the late 1950's and early 1960's. The Thruway portion of Interstate 87 predates the route designation, but the Northway portion was created after the Interstate Highway System was enacted. Before the Northway was constructed, New York State Thruway Authority considered a Northern Extension via the route of the Northway.

Related Links
Interstate 87 AA Roads.
Interstate 87, Upstate New York Roads
New York State Regional Gateway,
Albany County Snaps, Yamamoto Experience.
New York State Department of Transportation
New York State Thruway Authority

A view of the Troy-Schenectady Road Interchange, Exit 6, on Interstate 87. This interchange has been considered for a Single Point Urban Interchange by the Department of Transportation.

Route 7 joins Interstate 87 between the Troy-Schenectady Road Interchange and the Route 7 Freeway Interchange, Exit 7. Interstate 88 was once planned to be part of this interchange.

The Thaddeus Kosiusko Bridge over the Mohawk River. Commonly known as "The Twin Bridges".

The Adirondack Northway, Interstate 87, through Clifton Park in Southern Saratoga County.

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