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Interstate 490 New York

 

Routing

Interstate 490 in New York is the major east-west thoroughfare in the Rochester metropolitan area. It connects to Interstate 90 (New York State Thruway) at both ends. For a distance, Interstate 490 follows the path of the old Erie Canal.

History

Interstate 490 was completed in 1974.1

Highway Guides

Western Terminus - Interstate 90/New York State Thruway - Bergen, New York
Perspective from Interstate 490 west
Interstate 490 westbound at the final mainline interchange, Exit 1 with New York 19 north of LeRoy. The mainline otherwise defaults onto the New York Thruway, and the toll plaza for the Exit 47 interchange is situated 0.25 miles to the west. Photo taken by Jeff Morrison (07/01/07).
Now looking down from the New York 19 overpass to the toll booth that signifies the western end of Interstate 490 and the connection to Interstate 90/New York Thruway. Photo taken by Scott Steeves (03/29/07).
Beyond the toll plaza for Exit 47 of the New York Thruway is this sign at the split of traffic from Interstate 490 west to Interstate 90. 12 miles separate Exit 47 from the New York 96 - Exit 48 interchange at Batavia to the west. Interstate 90 eastbound intersects another one of its children at Exit 46 (Interstate 390) 15 miles to the east. Photo taken by Jeff Morrison (07/01/07).
A pair of Interstate 90 shields is posted at the gore point at the end of the ramp. Photo taken by Jeff Morrison (07/01/07).
Perspective from Interstate 90 east
Exit 47 of the New York Thruway is not only signed for Interstate 490 east, but also for New York 19 to Le Roy. Featured in this photograph is the exit ramp departure and milepost 379 of Interstate 90 eastbound. It should be noted that the mileposts of the Thruway supercede those of the signed Interstate. Therefore it is 379 miles from the Thruway terminus at New York City. Photo taken by Brian Tabor (04/02).
Now looking down on the New York Thruway/Interstate 90 from the New York 19 overpass, we can see the Interstate 90 and Interstate 490 trumpet interchange looking east. Note the Exit 47 gore point signage for eastbound Interstate 90. Photo taken by Scott Steeves (03/29/07).
Perspective from Interstate 90 west
Interstate 90/New York Thruway approaches Exit 47, Junction Interstate 490 east to New York 19 (one mile). Exit numbers on the Thruway Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
Use Interstate 490 east to Brockport (via the New York Thruway's Exit 49 and Interstate 490 Exit 1, Junction New York 19). Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
Westbound Interstate 90/New York Thruway reaches Exit 47, Junction Interstate 490 east to New York 19. Use this exit to LeRoy, Brockport, and Rochester. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
Perspective from New York 19 north
Traveling north on New York 19, we approach the jointly signed interchange with Interstate 490 and Interstate 90/New York Thruway. New York 19 is a state highway that travels north from the Pennsylvania-New York State Line near Shongo through Wellsville, Houghton, Warsaw, and LeRoy. It crosses over Interstate 90 first, then interchanges with Interstate 490, then proceeds north to Brockport before ending at the Lake Ontario State Parkway north of Hamlin. Photo taken by Scott Steeves (03/29/07).
Northbound New York 19 approaches the right turn to Interstate 490 west to Interstate 90. The control city is "Thruway," which offers connections to Interstate 90 west to Albany and east to Buffalo. Photo taken by Scott Steeves (03/29/07).
At the interchange, the first ramp leads to westbound Interstate 490 to Interstate 90/New York Thruway (signed solely as Interstate 90). A ramp to eastbound Interstate 490 is provided at the far side of the overpass. Turn left here to follow New York 19 north to Brockport; New York 19 does not cross over Interstate 490 itself. Photo taken by Scott Steeves (03/29/07).
Perspective from Interstate 490 east
Approaching the Exit 47 toll barrier from the eastbound Interstate 90/N.Y. Thruway. Beyond the booths Interstate 490 travels northeast to North Chili, Gates, and ultimately downtown Rochester. The first exit serves nearby New York 19 for the towns of Le Roy and Brockport. Photo taken by Brian Tabor (04/02).
After traffic from the westbound New York Thruway (Interstate 90) merges, all traffic must pay their tolls before connecting onto westbound Interstate 490 east to LeRoy, Brockport, and Rochester. This Thruway junction is your run-of-the-mill trumpet interchange, a standard connection for a tolled facility. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
The toll plaza is flexible to allow for lanes in each direction depending on demand as shown by the lane allocation signals (red "X" and green arrow). Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
The first exit on eastbound Interstate 490 is Exit 1, Junction New York 19 to LeRoy and Brockport. Note the change in pavement from asphalt to concrete. The sign has seen better days. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
A second advance guide sign for New York 19 to LeRoy and Brockport is posted prior to an overpass. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
The first interchange for Interstate 490 east is at Junction New York 19/Exit 1. This north-south route travels from the Pennsylvania state line near Shongo northward through Houghton, Warsaw, Le Roy, and Brockport. The next exit (Exit 2) is situated just over three miles to the northeast at New York 33A near Bergen. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
The first eastbound Interstate 490 reassurance shield, posted just beyond the Exit 47 New York Thruway toll plaza. The city center of Rochester is 25 miles to the northeast. Five miles before reaching that point, the northern terminus of Interstate 390 is encountered. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (07/02/05).
Eastern Terminus - Interstate 90/New York State Thruway - Victor, New York
Perspective from Interstate 490 east
The final interchange of Interstate 490 before the freeway returns to Interstate 90, the New York Thruway, is Exit 29 with New York 96 (Victor Pittsford Road). New York 96 interchanges with Interstate 490 at its final two exits before the freeway defaults onto Interstate 90. The state highway serves the nearby town of Victor three miles to the south. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (05/09/05).
Interstate 490 traffic enters the New York Thruway toll plaza. Drivers either procure a ticket or travel through the EZPass lanes. The tolls on Interstate 90 vary depending upon how far one travels. The rates increase on May 15, 2005. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (05/09/05).
Interstate 90 guide sign at the Exit 30 terminus interchange of Interstate 490. The control cities are Buffalo, 77 miles to the west, and the state capital of Albany, 203 miles to the east. Just 69 miles separates this junction from Interstate 81 at Syracuse. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (05/09/05).
Interstate 90 shield assembly posted at the ramp split between the New York Thruway east and west. the next westbound interchange lies ten miles at Henrietta with Interstate 390. Interstate 90 eastbound reaches Exit 44 in four miles at junction New York 332. Photo taken by Alex Nitzman (05/09/05).
Perspective from Interstate 90 west
This is the first sign along westbound Interstate 90 for Exit 45, Junction Interstate 490 west to metropolitan Rochester. The Thruway remains south of Rochester and serves as a bypass of the area. Travelers may also use Interstate 390 north to Rochester at Exit 46. Photo taken by Chris Elbert (07/06).
Westbound Interstate 90 overhead for Exit 45/Interstate 490 west - Rochester. 12 miles distance the eastern terminus of Interstate 490 with the northern terminus of Interstate 590 and the city limits of Rochester. Photo taken by Chris Elbert (07/06).
Westbound Interstate 90/New York Thruway reaches Exit 45, Junction Interstate 490 west in Victor. The next exit on the Thruway is 12 miles ahead (Junction Interstate 390 at Henrietta). Photo taken by Chris Elbert (07/06).

Sources:

  1. Gribblenation.NET: New York Routes (Routes 450-499).
 
Mileage

State New York
Mileage 37.40
Cities Rochester
Junctions Interstate 90/New York State Thruway, Interstate 390, Interstate 590, Interstate 90/New York State Thruway
Source: October 31, 2002 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-490 New York Annual Average Daily Traffic

County From: To: AADT Composite
Genesee Interstate 90 N.Y. Thrwy. Exit 1 NY 19 Vallance Road 11,500
Genesee Exit 1 NY 19 Vallance Road Monroe County line 12,300
Monroe Genesee County line Exit 2 New York 33A 12,300
Monroe Exit 2 New York 33A Exit 3 New York 36 Churchville 16,900
Monroe Exit 3 New York 36 Churchville Exit 4 NY 259 Union Street 18,900
Monroe Exit 4 NY 259 Union Street Exit 5 NY 386 Chili Center 24,000
Monroe Exit 5 NY 386 Chili Center Exit 6 NY 204 Spencerport Expy. 36,000
Monroe Exit 6 NY 204 Spencerport Expy. Exit 7 NY 33 Gates 39,200
Monroe Exit 7 NY 33 Gates Exit 8 NY 531 Brockport 46,600
Monroe Exit 8 NY 531 Brockport Exit 9 I-390 & NY 390 Outer Loop 89,300
Monroe Exit 9 I-390 & NY 390 Outer Loop Exit 10 Mt. Read Blvd. - Roch. 99,600
Monroe Exit 10 Mt. Read Blvd. - Roch. Exit 11 Ames Street - Rochester 86,500
Monroe Exit 11 Ames Street - Rochester Exit 11 Child Street - Rochester 92,200
Monroe Exit 11 Child Street - Rochester Exit 12 NY 31 Brown St. - Roch. 95,300
Monroe Exit 12 NY 31 Brown St. - Roch. Exit 13 Inner Loop Expressway 94,400
Monroe Exit 13 Inner Loop Expressway Exit 14 Plymouth Av. - Rochester 68,800
Monroe Exit 14 Plymouth Avenue - Rochester Exit 15/16 Inner Loop Expressway & New York 15 120,100
Monroe Exit 15/16 Inner Loop Expressway & New York 15 Exit 17 Goodman Street - Rochester 92,200
Monroe Exit 17 Goodman St. - Rochester Exit 18 NY 31 Monroe Av. - Roch. 105,200
Monroe Exit 18 NY 31 Monroe Av. - Roch. Exit 19 Culver Road - Rochester 98,000
Monroe Exit 19 Culver Road - Rochester Exit 20 Winton Road - Rochester 114,900
Monroe Exit 20 Winton Road - Rochester Exit 21 I-590 Outer Loop Expwy. 99,800
Monroe Exit 21 I-590 Outer Loop Expwy. Exit 21 NY 590 Sea Breeze Expy. 109,700
Monroe Exit 21 NY 590 Sea Breeze Expy. Exit 22 Penfield Road 119,600
Monroe Exit 22 Penfield Road Exit 23 NY 441 Linden Road 111,100
Monroe Exit 23 NY 441 Linden Road Exit 24 East Rochester Connector 74,700
Monroe Exit 24 East Rochester Connector Exit 25 NY 31F East Rochester 70,900
Monroe Exit 25 NY 31F East Rochester Exit 26 NY 31 Pittsford 56,700
Monroe Exit 26 NY 31 Pittsford Exit 27 NY 96 Bushnell 42,700
Monroe Exit 27 NY 96 Bushnell Exit 28 NY 96 Basin 31,900
Monroe Exit 28 NY 96 Basin Ontario County line 29,300
Ontario Monroe County line Exit 29 NY 96 Fishers 29,300
Ontario Exit 29 NY 96 Fishers Exit 30 I-90 N.Y. Thruway 23,600
Source: NYSDOT 2002 Traffic Volume Report

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