Gov. Cuomo announces completion of new I-890 interchange in Schenectady County

Credit: Kevin Coughlin
Credit: Kevin Coughlin

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of reconstructing the Interstate 890 Exit 4 interchange in Schenectady County on Thursday.

The reconfiguration was a $4.6 million project. The new interchange aims to ease traffic and improve safety for motorists.

“This interchange is at the very heart of Schenectady County, connecting commuters and visitors to GE and the community college with the city’s bustling downtown, filled with new businesses and a growing arts district,” Governor Cuomo said. “This transformative project supports our efforts to revitalize New York’s transportation infrastructure by making travel safer, more reliable and more convenient for all.”

The project, near General Electric and Schenectady County Community College, removed the inner loop of the existing two-loop interchange, and constructed two new ramps to allow drivers on the outer loop to merge onto I-890.

The project no longer requires drivers to cross multiple travel lanes to get from Washington Avenue to the on-ramp for eastbound I-890.

Other traffic improvements were made with the construction of a new on-ramp. A new off-ramp was built at Exit 4B for westbound I-890 motorists to match the new traffic pattern.

The project included replacing large overhead sign structures at the interchange, as well as repairing the drainage system.

Due to post-construction operations, drivers will continue to see construction signage for final sign installations and sidewalk repairs near General Electric.

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