Interstate 290 New York
Interstate 290 forms a northern bypass of the city of Buffalo. The commuter route serves the suburbs of Tonawanda, Brighton, Amherst, Snyder and Williamsville. I-290 links the New York Thruway (Interstate 90) mainline with the Niagara Section of the Thruway along I-190. Some maps show it as the Youngmann Expressway, while others show it as the Powerline Expressway. The “power line” name is derived from the parallel transmission lines along the freeway corridor.
Interstate 290 opened in 1965.1 The original designation assigned for the Youngmann Expressway by AASHO in August 1958 was Interstate 190.
East End – Amherst, NY
West End – Tonawanda, NY
Mileage – 9.80
Cities – Buffalo, Tonawanda
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-290 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Source: 2015 NYSDOT Traffic Data Viewer