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Interstate 88 Interstate 88

State Highway Designation: 88I
Official Name: Senator Warren M. Anderson Expressway
Susquehanna Expressway
Interstate 88
Control Cities: Albany, Binghamton
Length: 189.46km (117.75 miles)
Western Terminus: Interstate 81, Port Dickerson
Eastern Terminus: Interstate 90, New York State Thruway,
at Schenectady-Rotterdam Interchange, Exit 25A
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation

Interstate 88 was constructed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was designed in part to be a connection to the Capital District and Binghamton. Interstate 88 was officially approved by the Federal Highway Administration on December 13, 1968.

While Interstate 88 currently ends at the Schenectady-Rotterdam Interchange of the New York State Thruway, Interstate 88 was planned to end at the currect Schenectady-East Interchange, sharing Exit 25 with Interstate 890. This plan was never brought to construction due to the amount of residential development south of the Schenectady-East Interchange. Also, the mountainous terrain around Altamont, where part of this routing was planned, would have proved to be difficult.

Today, Interstate 88 serves the Capital Region as a direct route to Binghamton and the Southern Tier. Anyone taking a ride on Interstate 88 should also be impressed by the nice views and scenery provided in Schoharie and Schenectady Counties.

Related Links
Interstate 88 (Eastern) AA Roads.
Interstate 88, Upstate New York Roads
New York State Regional Gateway,
New York State Department of Transportation

"Interstate Route 88 (the Susquehanna Expressway)", 1975; New York State Department of Transportation.

Interstate 88 East sign in Duanesburg, Schenectady County.

Mountainous view of Interstate 88 near Cobleskill in Schoharie County.

Another view of Interstate 88's mountainous views from the New York Route 30 overpass in Schoharie County.

Guide sign for the Duanesburg Interchange, Exit 24, on Interstate 88 Eastbound.

Interstate 88, looking westbound, from the Western Turnpike overpass, United States Route 20, in Duanesburg.

Interstate 88 travels over a revene near Duanesburg. This shot was taken from Route 7.

Interstate 88, in Princetown, looking westbound. At this photo, Interstate 88 travels over the Normans Kill.

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