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    Default Suggestions on route from York to Albany?

    Anyone have suggestions for a safe truck route from York PA to Albany, NY?

    Any tolls along the way?

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    Driving directions to Albany, NY
    301 mi – about 5 hours 8 mins

    Suggested routes






    York, PA



    1.Head north on N George St/I-83 Bus/PA-181 toward W Clarke Ave1.4 mi
    2.Turn right at E 11th Ave213 ft
    3.Take the 1st left onto N Ct Alley404 ft
    4.Turn right at Arsenal Rd/Lincoln Hwy/US-30 Continue to follow Lincoln Hwy/US-30
    24.9 mi
    5.Take the exit onto US-222 N toward I-76/Reading28.1 mi
    6.Continue on US-422 E0.3 mi
    7.Continue on PA-12 E/Warren St Bypass E (signs for PA-12)2.4 mi
    8.Take the 5th St/US-222 exit0.2 mi
    9.Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Allentown/Kutztown and merge onto N 5th St Hwy/Allentown Pike/US-222 Continue to follow US-222
    22.7 mi
    10.Slight left to stay on US-2225.5 mi
    11.Take the ramp onto I-78 E/PA-309 S Continue to follow I-78 E
    Entering New Jersey
    52.9 mi
    12.Take exit 29 to merge onto I-287 N toward Morristown/US-206/I-80/US-202 Entering New York
    47.4 mi
    13.Take the 17/I-87/New York State Trwy exit on the left toward Albany0.3 mi
    14.Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-87 N and merge onto I-87 N Partial toll road
    112 mi
    15.Take exit 23 for I-787/US-9W toward Troy/Albany Toll road
    0.3 mi
    16.Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-787 and merge onto I-787 N Partial toll road
    1.3 mi
    17.Take exit 3 for US-9 toward US-20/Rensselaer0.2 mi
    18.Keep right at the fork to continue toward I-787 Conn and merge onto I-787 Conn1.1 mi
    19.Turn right at S Swan St0.2 mi
    20.Turn right at Washington Ave0.2 mi

    Albany, NY

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    IMO, the smarter route would be to skip all the 2 lane highways and anything that resembles NYC, and stick to the interstate. The 40 miles you save by taking the state highways will be eaten up quickly once you get near NYC.

    I-83 north to I-81 north to I-88 east to hwy 20, into Albany. 343 miles. No tolls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    IMO, the smarter route would be to skip all the 2 lane highways and anything that resembles NYC, and stick to the interstate. The 40 miles you save by taking the state highways will be eaten up quickly once you get near NYC.

    I-83 north to I-81 north to I-88 east to hwy 20, into Albany. 343 miles. No tolls.

    That's the secondary route mapquest gave me, but I wasn't sure it was a good truck route. Haven't been to Albany before.

    Rev, thanks for taking the time to reply. Makes me feel much more confident about this run.
    Jeff

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    You're welcome for my routing as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malaki86 View Post
    You're welcome for my routing as well...
    You don't get no respect.:lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Vassago View Post
    You don't get no respect.:lol:
    Well his avatar keeps shaking it's butt at us and saying NA NEE NA NEE NA NEE. Who can respect THAT? :lol2::lol2:

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    Default Thank you as well...

    Quote Originally Posted by Malaki86 View Post
    You're welcome for my routing as well...
    Sorry, should have posted this earlier. I mean no disrespect- I appreciate the help.
    Jeff

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    Just FYI, I-88 is and has been a mess for years.

    Temporary crossover lanes, single lanes with jersey barriers, horrible road surface in places.

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    do yourself a favor and follow Rev's advice. Secondary roads in NY and PA will eat up more time than they are worth.

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    Why not go 81 to 84 to 87 instead of 81 to 88?

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    87s-287-78w-222-30?

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    I've taken that route both ways and it works and is shorter but I think that your much better off going north and using the route rev gave you. imho unless the company that you work for routes you into NJ i'd stay out of there and the traffic on 78.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonp View Post
    87s-287-78w-222-30?

    Good route but backwards.

    Rev.'s route is good too.

    Which one I would take depends on time of day and weather.

    I am taking my 10hr break on 88 right now. Travel this way fairly often and live in eastern PA.
    Stay off 287 during rush hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PA View Post
    Good route but backwards.

    Rev.'s route is good too.

    Which one I would take depends on time of day and weather.

    I am taking my 10hr break on 88 right now. Travel this way fairly often and live in eastern PA.
    Stay off 287 during rush hours.
    Which is why I said both ways.

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