Interstate 590 New York
Interstate 590 forms part of the Rochester Outer Loop in Monroe County, New York. The commuter route arcs northeast through the town of Brighton from I-390 (Genesee Expressway) to the Can of Worms Interchange with I-490 along the Rochester city line. New York State Route 590 extends north from the exchange joining I-490/590 along a freeway to NY 104 and Sea Breeze Drive in the town of Irondequoit.
The west leg of the Rochester Outer Loop at Gates and the east leg through Brighton were originally designated as New York Route 47. Interstate 390 was proposed northward from Henrietta and Brighton along the Genesee Expressway to I-490 and the Inner Loop at Downtown. Interstate 590 was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on November 10, 1973 from I-490 by Gates Center to I-490 in southeast Rochester.
The Genesee Expressway was canceled north of the Outer Loop due to both high costs and community opposition. This resulted in the replacing I-590 with a northern extension of I-390 over the western half of the Outer Loop. The switch was approved at the AASHTO meeting on June 25, 1979, but subject to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) concurrence. The redesignation also included extensions of both I-390 north to Lake Ontario State Parkway and I-590 north to NY 104. However both expressways north of I-490 were never signed as Interstates and instead posted as NY 390 and NY 590 respectively.
Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-590 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Source: 2015 NYSDOT Traffic Data Viewer
The old Can of Worms interchange consisted of adjacent directional T interchanges along Interstate 490 with left exits joining I-590 and NY 590. The junction was redesigned to eliminate the overlap between I-590/NY 590 with I-490 by 1991.
North End – Rochester, New York
South End – Brighton, New York
South End Throwback
Page updated June 13, 2022.