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Interstate 890 Interstate 890

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State Highway Designation: 890I
Official Name: Schenectady County Veterans Memorial Highway
Interstate 890
Control Cities: Amsterdam, Schenectady
Length: 15.04 km (9.35 Miles)
Western Terminus: Interstate 90, New York State Thruway, at Schenectady West, Interchange 26
Eastern Terminus: Interstate 90, New York State Thruway, at Schenectady East, Interchange 25
Maintenance: New York State Department of Transportation

Interstate 890 was constructed in the late 1950s and early 1960s as part of the orginal Interstate Highway System. Interstate 890 mainly serves Schenectady, as it's original intention was, riding along the Mohawk River then serving the General Electric Plant and Downtown Schenectady before leading southeast into Rotterdam.

In the early 1970s, plans were made to expand the highway north from it's western terminus to Route 50 and Middle Line Road in the Town of Ballston, Saratoga County. Bridges at the Western Terminus were built as part of an interchange to a crossing over the Mohawk River, but these plans were soon abanonded and the bridges were left in place.
It was not until 1998 when New York Route 890 was built as a river crossing over the Mohawk.

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Interstate 890, AA Roads
Interstate 890, Upstate New York Roads
Interstate 890, Empire State Roads
Interstate 890,
New York State Regional Gateway,
New York State Department of Transportation
New York State Thruway Authority

Review of the existing arterial highway planning for the Capital District Region, 1972; Capital District Regional Planning Commission.

Interstate 890 begins in Rotterdam at Route 890. This is the first shield for Interstate 890 eastbound.

The General Electric Plant and Erie Boulevard Interchanges, Exits 4A and 4B on Interstate 890 Eastbound.

Interstate 890 traverses a viaduct over most of Downtown Schenectady.

The Broadway Interchange, Exit 5, on Interstate 890 Westbound.

The High Bridge Road Interchange, Exit 8,
on Interstate 890 Eastbound.

The Route 146 Interchange, Exit 9B, on Interstate 890 Eastbound. This is the last exit on Interstate 890.

The Schenectady East Toll Plaza, Exit 25, for the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90. Interstate 890 continues for a short distance after the toll plaza to Interstate 90.

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