NYSDOT Region 6 Photo Gallery

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NYSDOT Region 6 includes Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates Counties.

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Photo Description Photographer Date
Thumb Water Street entrance to NY Route 17 at Exit 56 . The original completion date of the Horseheads interchange was supposed to be July 19, 2007, but as of yet (2007-08-08) thye have not removed the black covers from the Interstate 86 shields, as there are still lanes closed on the portion in Horseheads. When it is finally finished, Interstate 86 will extend to this interchange. [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Church Street entrance to NY Route 17 at Exit 56 . Exit 56 is relatively new, as there used to be two exits for Elmira (Exit 57 for Water St and Exit 56 for Church St) [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Westbound approach to NY Route 17 Exit 54 . "You can see the sign for Cayuga Lake in the background. I think this is a pretty new sign (new with the reconstruction in the area -J.P. ) and is the last exit just before all the all new portion of the highway starts. I have noticed that on this part of NY Route 17, the reference markers say 14 rather than 17, and when the actual route 14 is running parallel to this part of the road, it is marked as 328. I have no idea why this occurs (change in touring route assignment in the 1970s -J.P. ). Once you take this exit and begin on NY Route 13, there is a very strange for Horseheads, which contains four blue service symbols for a restaurant, hotel, gas and information. I have never seen a sign like this." (see below) [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Interstate 86 Exit 53 westbound advance guide panel . "This is a brand new sign for Horseheads on 17 westbound. It's strange to me that the first sign for Exit 53 doesn't say "exit only." (It would be nice to have the lane drop indicated, especially since there's only a 1/2 mile advance sign for the interchange ) [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Interstate 86 WB lane split overhead sign installation . The original completion date of the Horseheads interchange was supposed to be July 19, 2007, but as of yet (2007-08-08) thye have not removed the black covers from the Interstate 86 shields, as there are still lanes closed on the portion in Horseheads. When it is finally finished, Interstate 86 will extend to this interchange. [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Interstate 86 Exits 52 A-B advance sign panel westbound . The overhead sign approach to Exit 52 just west of Horseheads. [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Interstate 86 Exit 52 A lane drop westbound . Overhead sign indicating lane drop for Exit 52 A. Interesting that this exit is labeled "52 A", because that means the sequence goes 53-52A-52B-51, which in proper sequence "B" should come before "A" in this direction. [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Interstate 86 Exit 52 B exit sign . "For some reason, region 6 is making a huge deal out of County Route 64. There are enormous signs for it everywhere, and they don't really do this for any other county road I have seen. This is most likely because the biggest Wal*Mart in the state (and fourth largest in the country) is currently being constructed on this road." (I mentioned to John that perhaps local nomenclature has taken to calling this road "Route 64" or "County Route 64". -J.P.) [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb Overhead guide panel for NY Route 14 to Elmira Heights . Found off the Interstate 86 westbound ramp for Exit 52 B. "I like this sign a lot, and just to left is its sibling, a sign for 14 north to Watkins Glen." (I'm not sure I like the capital letters of 'Elmira Heights' -J.P.) [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb NY Routes 14 and 17 route markers and a college trailblazer . Found at the corner of County Route 64 and NY Route 14. "I really think there should be a 'To' sign over the 17 shield (its entrance is about 1/4 mile up the road)." [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb NY Route 14 SB approach to Interstate 86 and NY 17 EB . "Once again the 86 shield still covered. 17 is running perpendicular to 14 at this point." [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb JCT NY Route 352, End NY Route 225 . "Taken at the end of Fitch's Bridge, Hendy Creek Road in the town of Big Flats, right on the border of the Town of Elmira." [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Thumb NY Route 352 directional route markers . "This is a little farther up the same road (as above), indicating the direction of NY Route 352. Hendy Creek Road ends at W Church St." [New] John Sentigar August 2007
Interstate 86 Exit 29. Advance guide sign for the Friendship interchange with Interstate 86. Region 6 was the last region within The Empire State to center the exit tabs. I kind of miss the practice, as I feel that the exit tab should only be justified to the left to indicate a left exit, otherwise it should just be centered to tell the motorist that there's nothing out of the ordinary about the upcoming interchange. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Exit 30. Advance guide sign for the Belmont-Wellsville Interchange with Interstate 86. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Exit 32. The advance guide sign for the West Almond Interchange with Interstate 86. I never liked the signs that showed just the name of the town or village, as the road it leads to must have a name. I don't think we'll see this as much after the conversion to the National MUTCD with state supplement. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Exit 33. The advance guide sign for the Almond-Andover interchange with Interstate 86. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Exit 33. Guide panel at the beginning of the exit ramp. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Exit 38. The advance guide panel for the Hammondsport-Bath interchange with Interstate 86. I find this sign to be picture perfect, even though the exit tab is out of spec. J.P. Wing October 2006
Interstate 86 Highest Elevation. Taken in the eastbound direction, I believe this sign was installed with the conversion from NY Route 17 to Interstate 86. J.P. Wing October 2006
Historic District, Exit 46. A bizarre design to indicate to use Exit 46 for the attraction of "Historic District". I can't figure out why they just didn't make the whole sign brown. J.P. Wing October 2006
I-86 Highest Elevation . Here's a highest elevation sign on Interstate 86/NY 17.  You don't see many of these in New York, but it's fun when you stumble across them.  If you're looking for another, look on Interstate 84 somewhere between the Taconic Parkway and Interstate 684. J.P. Wing  
I-86 Exit 45, U S 15 .  This one is on the Corning Bypass, part of Interstate 86/NY 17.  The shield on the left should be a US 15 shield.  The original sign, a button copy BGS now on the on-ramp from NY 352, is a US 15 shield.  There's a misuse of the directional cues, since the exit is to the right.  Usually the direction is placed on the left when the motorist needs to keep to the left. J.P. Wing  
I-86 Exits 34 S-N, N Y 36.  I've always thought this sign was odd, like there was room for a mile-based exit number to be slapped over the 34 or something.  And for nitpickers like myself, the directions are backwards... heading in this direction, Exit 34N comes before Exit 34S. J.P. Wing  
I-86 Exit 61, N Y 34, PA 199 .  This is on N Y 17 (future I-86), obviously close to the NY-Pa. border.  Actually, N Y 17 is in Pennsylvania for a short stretch near this sign.  That's a NYSDOT version of a Pennsylvania Keystone marker.  Notice the exit tab isn't right-justified like throughout the rest of the state.   J.P. Wing  
State Border sign. Taken along NY 17 between Sayre, Pa. and Waverly, N.Y.  NY 17 dips into Pennsylvania briefly for this stretch or roadway.  It is maintained by NYSDOT and maintains mile post and exit number continuity.  Other than these "State Border" signs, you would never know you crossed into Pennsylvania, unless you have a really good eye for the reference markers, which indicate that you've crossed in, out and back into a county. Earl Cochran  
Really old mileage sign. Another great old sign that is in pretty good shape considering it's age.  John Krakoff August 2001
N Y 19A and N Y 436 sign . Older sign assembly, notice the odd font on the NY 436 shield. John Krakoff August 2001