New York Roads - NY 12, 5/8/12
NY 12, 5/12, 8/12, and 5/8/12
NB through Kattelville, where CR 96 (River Rd.) leads to Kattelville Rd. if the sign can be read, to a concurrency with NY 79.
NB through and past Greene. Also see old NY 12 in Greene, linked at bottom.
NB on one of the old alignments of NY 12, I think Warn Pond Rd. In fact, I'm not even sure it's NB.
Continuing north to Norwich, where the old reference marker rests.
One more old marker before leaving NY 12.
Two photos of NY 5/12 EB/NB approaching the NY 8 triplex and Utica, followed by a 1976 photo in the same location courtesy Michael Summa. The first photo, courtesy Doug Kerr, has been replaced because NY 840 (Judd Rd.) was connected to the interchange in the intervening years. The second photo is the only button copy that survived the reconstruction. The third photo is from before NY 840 existed and the continuation of the NY 8 freeway just went, as you can see, to a local suburban road (that's a town, not a mall). NYSDOT liked using 10th-mile distances.
NY 5/8/12 WB/SB, and then Burrstone Rd.; second photo courtesy Doug Kerr.
NY 5/8/12 WB/SB at the end of I-790 WB, then on down the exit ramp. Thru Traffic can work as a destination when there are three routes in the mix.
NB at and off the exit where suddenly I-790 is signed, then through the ramps to the beginning of NY 49. River Rd. is old 49. The only problem I have with I-790 signage is that it disappears at either end. In the middle the shields are everywhere, but there's nary a Begin or an End to be found - the best it does is a few signs from NY 5A and 5S. First photo is courtesy Doug Kerr, and has been replaced with one that says EXIT ONLY but lacks button copy.
Taken in 1976, when the interchange configuration was clearly different, courtesy Michael Summa. Straight ahead is both NY 12 and 8, just like today. To the right, I-790 was a two-way freeway approach to to the Exit 31 toll plaza, and had a full trumpet interchange with NY 5. It seems that it was a modified trumpet though, such that WB-NB traffic had to make a left across SB-EB traffic. That's hardly Interstate standard! The next interchange was basically a cloverleaf with River Rd., which was NY 49 to the west and then took NY 5 away to the east, becoming another two-way expressway (unclear if it was a freeway, but either way, it was short) and then tying into current 5. So what happened in modern times is that the entire setup was converted to a pair of frontage roads that also continue west (and are now 49).
North of the I-790/NY 5 interchange, the best signs to be found are on the NB C-D road, as entered from 5/790 WB (as in my case) or straight from 8/12 NB. The first sign is of course for the 5/790 folks. What was on that third sign before, Inst.? Instit.? This is the SUNY IT, by the way, not the Mulaney Rd. IT, and technically the C-D road is already Horatio St. That last photo is courtesy Doug Kerr.
NY 12 SB at the other end of the duplex, courtesy Doug Kerr. The only road that doesn't switch partners is NY 8 - 12 starts with 5 and ends with 8, and 5 starts with 12 and ends with I-790.
NY 12 WB (first photo) and EB (second photo) showing off cutout shields that must have been purchased from, loaned from, or donated by Ontario. The third photo is on the ramp to I-81 NB and the Thousand Islands Bridge. There's no other way to Wellesley Island nor any nearby entrance to Canada, so there's no terrible need to warn people they're entering I-81. Besides, it's too late by that point.
NY 12 SB leaving the I-81 interchange area. Cape Vincent is reached via NY 12E.
Onto NY 5 alone
Onto NY 8 alone
Old NY 12 in Greene
Onto NY 79
Onto NY 23
Onto NY 5A
Onto NY 5S
Onto I-790 and 790/NY 5
Onto NY 49
To Ontario Highway 401
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