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Interstate Changes in New York State

On May 4, 2008, AASHTO officials met and discussed a few changes to some of New York State's Interstate Highway system. The changes to the Interstate system in this state were obvious choices to be made. I-695 in the Bronx is now officially I-695, as it has been signed as such by NYSDOT since 1986. Technically, it had been considered to be a spur of I-295 between I-95 and I-295 near the Throgs Neck Bridge.
Corresponding AASHTO Document

The other topic of discussion was increasing the length of I-86's mileage here in New York. I-86 has been signed from the New York/Pennsylvania state line near Erie out to Exit 52 (NY State Route 14) in Horseheads, and from I-81 just east of Binghamton to NY State Route 79 in Windsor. With the completion of the Horseheads Bypass, I-86 will now be signed between Exits 52 and Exit 56 (NY State Route 352) in Elmira.
Corresponding AASHTO Document

To me, these are obvious moves that gets New York State in line with AASHTO about how roads are signed.

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