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Old 03-13-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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why did they start to connect Northern 87 to Southern 87, but then cut it off and turn it into an exit near the mall? They make northbound Traffic go West then u-turn back around onto 90.
There was once a time when the plan was to have that freeway stub continue along the side of the Thruway and hook up to the 787 terminal at the Thruway, it was to act as a "local" freeway version of the Thruway with multiple exits. There are many cancelled freeways in the Albany area.
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Here is a good article on unbuilt Albany area highways.

The highway that was almost buried under Washington Park | All Over Albany
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Old 03-13-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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Here is a good article on unbuilt Albany area highways.

The highway that was almost buried under Washington Park | All Over Albany
And here's the ridiculous set of ramps if anyone is wondering what was built: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6403.../data=!3m1!1e3

I'm not always all that supportive of the claims that highways/interchanges kill cities, but it truly is a horrible monstrosity that cuts Albany apart. A view: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6413...2slFkhh_lA!2e0
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