Interstate 587 New York
A somewhat unique route within the Interstate system, Interstate 587 forms a short spur connecting Interstate 87 (New York Thruway) with the city of Kingston in Upstate New York. The interstate constitutes a controlled access arterial (Colonel Chandler Drive) leading east from the Kingston Traffic Circle joining the New York Thruway access road with the continuation of New York 28 west to Onteora Trail and Washington Avenue south into Kingston.
New York 28 overlaps with I-587 as it crosses Esopus Creek east from I-87 to New York 32 (Albany Avenue / Broadway) in Downtown Kingston. There are no exit ramps along the route in either direction. Signs on the Thruway mainline for Exit 19 and Kingston, a former capital city for New York, omit the Interstate 587 designation.
Future road work will reconfigure the east end of Interstate 587 and New York 28 from the current five-way intersection into a roundabout. The roundabout was first suggested in February 2011 to improve traffic flow by a consultant group. A study recommending the $4.5 million reconfiguration was endorsed by City of Kingston lawmakers in May 2012.2 Construction was slated for 2016, but pushed back with bids expected in 2018 and work taking place in 2019.3
East End – Kingston, NY
West End – Ulster, NY
Mileage – 1.21
Cities – Kingston
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2017 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-587 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
|Location||Vehicles per day|
|NY 28 to Washington Av||13,319|
|Washington Ave to NY 32||14,634|
Source: 2015 NYSDOT Traffic Data Viewer
Interstate 587 was designated in 1957 and constructed between late 1958 and mid-1960.1
East End at Albany St – Kingston, New York
West End at Washington Ave – Ulster, New York
- Colonel Chandler Drive (I-587 and NY 28), NYCRoads.com.
- "Kingston residents raise concerns about roundabout proposed for busy intersection." Daily Freeman News (Kingston, NY), December 3, 2015.
- "Kingston roundabout plan detailed." Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY), December 4, 2015.
Page updated November 17, 2016.