Interstate 88 is a designation applied to two different highways, each in a distant separate part of the United States; the eastern Interstate 88 runs from Binghamton to Schenectady in Upstate New York. For the western iteration of Interstate 88 in northern Illinois, click here. New York's iteration of Interstate 88 begins at Interstate 81, just north of the junction with Interstate 86, in Binghamton, New York. From that point in south-central New York, Interstate 88 runs east-northeast across the northern Catskills. It heads toward Schenectady and Albany. Interstate 88 doesn't quite reach Albany, though, as Interstate 90 intercepts it at Schenectady; Interstate 90 is available to carry the traffic onward to the east, to Albany and Interstate 87.
My photo of an Interstate 88 route marker, along the eastern iteration of Interstate 88, comes from an intersection between Richmondville and Cobleskill, New York. Exit 21 along Interstate 88 is a diamond interchange to a connector road that reaches the nearby concurrency of New York Route 7 and New York Route 10. The signage faces easterly on the concurrency shared by the two state routes. The "To Interstate 88" signs shows drives that a turn to the left will provide quick access to the nearby interchange. This photo was taken along the October 2015 trip to the northeastern states. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.