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008-2607-1141

From the MUTCD 2009 Edition, Section 2E.31 Interchange Exit Numbering
Interchange exit numbering provides valuable orientation for the road user on a freeway or expressway. The feasibility of numbering interchanges or exits on an expressway will depend largely on the extent to which grade separations are provided. Where there is appreciable continuity of interchange facilities, interrupted only by an occasional intersection at grade, the numbering will be helpful to the expressway user.

There are many non-Interstate freeway facilities in the Empire State, especially upstate, that could warrant the addition of interchange numbering. Example routes include US 219, NY 33, NY 49 and more. Interchange numbering should be implemented over a 10 year period during normal sign replacement projects (much like the CalTrans effort in California).

The motorist is generally not attentive to whether a freeway is marked with an interstate or other route designation. ALL freeway facilities should have numbered exits. The above example would appear on NY Route 8 northbound in the Utica area at reference location 8-2607-1141. There has never been an advance guide sign for the referenced interchange in this direction.


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