New York Roads - NY 28/I-587
NY 28 is a horseshoe route. Beginning as an E-W route in the original capital of New York, Kingston, it heads westward (first with I-587), then cuts north to I-88, changing directionals to N-S. At this point, the originally WB NY 28 is multiplexed with EB I-88 between Exits 14 and 17. But wait, there's more. Getting tired of this charade, NY 28 turns back E-W again to end at Warrensburg, north of Glens Falls. At this point, NY 28 EB, which started out WB, is facing almost south again. You could follow it straight onto US 9, south to US 9W, down to Kingston, and start all over again.
The photo atop this page was taken by Doug Kerr.
After westbound turns to northbound on NY 28, courtesy Doug Kerr. You know something's screwy when you started out at the Thruway, and are crossing the Thruway, but you started at N-S I-87 and are about to reach E-W I-90. Ultimately, you come back to I-87 as the Northway.
Very close to the WB/NB deciding point, but I'd call it NB, up to and entering Delhi. Because it's high up the West Branch of the Delaware River, it's pronounced Del-High.
Two multiplex shields from I-88.
South of I-88 but still near it in Oneonta, Main St. SB. Main St. has an interchange to and from the west only, hence the need to direct traffic east a bit to NY 23.
WB at NY 30 and then, courtesy Doug Kerr, Main St. SB at Fair St. in Margaretville next to this duplex, a county sign with the old New York font that would never meet state standards. It appears to be a regular old (i.e. tapered-arrow) curve sign that has merely been misappropriated.
A bunch of old signs on old NY 28 in the Flesichmanns area. The first photo is WB, the third is EB, and all are courtesy John Krakoff. The third one was clearly repainted - look at the State Higway (no second H) as proof. The fourth photo, also clearly repainted with no regard for the message, is a few miles to the east.
Ulster CR 47 NB from NY 28. I was looking for a U-turn to get a good photo of the shield atop the page (on 47 SB).
WB on either side of CR 47. The wide space starts in Delaware County, probably because Delaware and Ulster Counties are in different NYSDOT regions. Hint: the bolt will fit between the numbers just fine without it.
US, I mean NY 214 SB, courtesy Doug Kerr. There is no US 28.
EB at the western beginning of I-587, which doesn't actually connect to its parent I-87. Also possibly the only Interstate highway to have a terminus at a rotary, though I'm sure someone will prove me wrong on this.
Eastbound, just west of the end of the end of US 209 at US 9W; first photo courtesy Doug Kerr because the button copy has disappeared. US 209 turns into NY 199, which seems pointless because it could at least be extended to US 9. My guess is that US 209 was numbered to end at 9W (enough to validate its numbering in the 9 family) before the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge was built, and then the bridge was built as 199 and no one ever put 2 and 2 together.
Westbound, same spot. Those shields are using at least Series E if not Series F.
Washington Ave. WB (former NY 28 before I-587 was built), coming from NY 32 toward the circle where I-587 begins.
Button copy that used to hang over the joint end of I-587/NY 28, courtesy Doug Kerr.
Oops, I almost forgot. Take a Foo Fighters-driven ride down I-587 into Kingston.
Onto the spur route, NY 28A
Onto I-90, the New York Thruway
Onto NY 30
Onto US 209
Onto I-87, the New York Thruway
Onto NY 32
I-587 on Steve Anderson's nycroads.com
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