Brandywine Highway

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Brandywine Highway
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT
Length: 3.95 mi[1] (6.36 km)
NY 363: 1.38 miles (2.22 km)[1]
Existed: 1960s[2][3] – present
Major junctions
South end: NY 434 in Binghamton
  I-81 / NY 17 in Binghamton
North end: I-88 in Fenton
Location
Counties: Broome
Highway system
NY 362 NY 363 NY 364

The Brandywine Highway is a north–south limited-access highway in the vicinity of the city of Binghamton, New York, in the United States. The highway is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation and extends for 3.95 miles (6.36 km) through Downtown Binghamton and the neighboring village of Port Dickinson. The southern terminus of the highway is at New York State Route 434 (NY 434) in Binghamton and its northern terminus is at Interstate 88 (I-88) in Fenton just north of the Port Dickinson village line.

The Brandywine Highway is designated as New York State Route 363 from NY 434 to Brandywine Avenue and part of NY 7 from Brandywine Avenue to I-88. NY 363 is also known as North Shore Drive.

Route description[edit]

The Brandywine Highway begins as NY 363 at an interchange with NY 434 in Downtown Binghamton near the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The route, a limited-access extension of North Shore Drive, heads northeast along the north bank of the Susquehanna River and around the downtown district. While on the riverbank, NY 363 southbound connects to Susquehanna Street by way of an interchange. Due to the presence of the Susquehanna River south of the freeway, the onramps from NY 434 north and Susquehanna Street (via Carroll Street) to NY 363 north are actually located north of NY 363 southbound for a short distance (thus running anti-parallel to traffic on NY 363 southbound) before passing under NY 363 south and merging with NY 363 northbound on the left-hand side of the road.

Past Susquehanna Street, NY 363 continues along the Susquehanna River to a parclo interchange with U.S. Route 11 (US 11, named Court Street) just east of NYSEG Stadium. Past US 11, the expressway leaves the riverbank and heads northward over the Norfolk Southern Railway's Southern Tier Line before merging with NY 7 (Brandywine Avenue) northbound. Here, NY 363 ends and the freeway becomes part of NY 7. Although most of the Brandywine Highway is limited-access, there is an at-grade intersection between NY 7 and Frederick Street just north of the Brandywine Avenue interchange. However, only right-hand turns are permitted from NY 7.

North of Frederick Street, the highway becomes limited-access once more and connects to the conjoined routes of I-81 and NY 17 by way of a cloverleaf interchange. Just north of the cloverleaf's northern tip is a simpler diamond interchange between NY 7 and Bevier Street. The highway continues on, paralleling a branch line off the Southern Tier Line northward through the city and into the village of Port Dickinson. A second at-grade intersection exists with Old State Road; however, unlike the first with Frederick Street, there are no turn restrictions at this intersection. NY 7 becomes limited-access once more, meeting a pair of service roads that serve Hillcrest before merging with I-88 just north of the Port Dickinson village limits in the town of Fenton. The Brandywine Highway ends here; however, NY 7 continues onto I-88.

History[edit]

The Brandywine Highway was constructed in the early 1960s[2] and opened to traffic by 1968. The portion of the freeway north of Brandywine Avenue became a realignment of NY 7[3][4][5] while the remaining section from NY 434 to Brandywine Avenue was initially unnumbered.[3][6] The NY 434–Brandywine Avenue segment was designated as NY 363 by 1981.[7] In the late 1980s, the northernmost portion of the highway was reconfigured to accommodate the new I-88.[2]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Broome County. All exits are unnumbered.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Binghamton 0.00 0.00 North Shore Drive Continuation of NY 363 beyond NY 434
NY 434 – Vestal
Susquehanna Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.84 1.35 US 11 (Court Street) to NY 7 south NY 7 not posted on southbound signage
1.38 2.22 NY 7 south / Robinson Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance; Brandywine Highway becomes NY 7 northbound and NY 363 southbound
1.53 2.46 Frederick Street At-grade intersection; only south-to-west and north-to-east connections are permitted
1.78 2.86 I-81 south / NY 17 east – Scranton, New York Cloverleaf interchange
1.78 2.86 I-81 north / NY 17 west – Syracuse, Elmira Cloverleaf interchange
2.15 3.46 Bevier Street
Port Dickinson Old State Road At-grade intersection
Hillcrest Service Roads No southbound exit
3.95 6.36 I-88 east – Oneonta NY 7 joins I-88 northbound and leaves southbound
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2007 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 25, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c National Bridge Inventory, a database compiled by the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, available at www.nationalbridges.com. Accessed June 2, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Binghamton West Quadrangle – New York – Broome Co. (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1976. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ Castle Creek Quadrangle – New York – Broome Co. (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). United States Geological Survey. 1976. Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  5. ^ New York and Metropolitan New York (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. Sinclair Oil Corporation. 1964. 
  6. ^ State of New York Department of Transportation (January 1, 1970). Official Description of Touring Routes in New York State (PDF). Retrieved June 2, 2009. 
  7. ^ I Love New York Tourism Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally and Company. State of New York. 1981. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing