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Old 07-28-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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Road condition, I-88, Schenectady, NY to Binghampton, NY

Anyone traveled I-88 Southbound (Westbound if you follow the interstate numbering system) especially this year? It has been beyond bad in the last few years but I haven't made any trips that way this summer as in the past.
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Traveled that route on our way to Gettysburg in June. I found it much better than past years. I will take that route next time we travel south.
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After talking around to others too, sounds to me like NY's I-88 is not much worse then a lot of the other interstates so will give it a try. My DW said she will just pack the kitchen tight so we don't have to unscramble too much if those folks are wrong
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Over the last couple of years NYS has repaved a large portion of I-88. Last year the only portion that was rather rough was the 3-4 miles just north Of Binghamton on I-88, and they were doing a MAJOR rework of the I-81/I-86 interchange there in Binghamton, so attention is really needed in this area.
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Anyone traveled I-88 Southbound (Westbound if you follow the interstate numbering system) especially this year? It has been beyond bad in the last few years but I haven't made any trips that way this summer as in the past.
I traveled it "south" last summer and it was fine..........but let me qualify that - I live in Indiana, we have the worst roads in the country - but as the politicians like to say - money in the bank. Let's spend some of it on roads please!!! LOL

I don't believe you'll have to pack anything tight or lash anything to the mast until the Hoosier State if you ever head that way. And if you do.......I'd visit the dentist and have any older fillings checked to make sure they are secure - yes - it is that bad........

Have a great trip - pretty country down through there.

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Better than any roads in Pennsylvania.
The interchange in Binghamton is finally done. They might be doing some finishing work but the new bridges between 81, 17, and 86 are open.
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Sounds like more reasons to travel I-88.

Now, if Bambi doesn't pick on my truck's rear fender like she did the last one, might be a good ride........
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As a side note NYS has also done major road work on I-86 between Binghamton and the NYS line in the west. While it still has a few rough areas overall it's not bad. If you don't like tolls, then running I-86 to I-88 between Eris Pa, and Albany NY or vise versa is only 22 miles longer then running the NYS Thruway toll road.
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And I-86 is less stressful than I-90 and it's FREE! Not much traffic on 86 / NY 17, 10 miles around Corning will loosen your filings and Binghamton is better. However locals there drive like they have someplace to go...

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As a side note NYS has also done major road work on I-86 between Binghamton and the NYS line in the west. While it still has a few rough areas overall it's not bad. If you don't like tolls, then running I-86 to I-88 between Eris Pa, and Albany NY or vise versa is only 22 miles longer then running the NYS Thruway toll road.
That's a good thing to know as I've avoided NY17/I-86 like root canal. I disliked driving that concrete bounce-a-thon in an automobile.

The highway around Corning that WDW noted is being 'fixed' according to this: I-86 work near Corning will mean detours

This may be a way, depending on where we finally end up this trip, to return home
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OK - we did it. Traveled I-88 yesterday.

If you want your RV's shelves scrambled, it's the road for you. It's a terrible way to travel. While many bridges are being redone and some of the 40 - 50 year old concrete ground a bit smoother, 30 to 40 miles of 2 way driving in construction zones around Oneonta and North (East?) of Binghamton and the rough road are poor. And that I-88/I-81 junction is not 100% done and is poorly marked.

As far as PA I-81, PA line to the I-81/I-78 junction - that's another horror story between the crashing bumps and banzai lines of truckers.

We are currently in West Va. I-70/79 and 64 have been just fine with lots of hills and turns to kill your time and fuel mileage
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