New York Roads - NY 363

NY 363

The entire route from beginning to end fits neatly into one video. Click to drive southbound.

In the first photo, you see the south end of 363 and a peek of one of the BGS's that replaced the all-text ones above. In the second photo, you see the end of 363 as taken from the ramp to 434 SB. Yes, Heather, NY 363 has two ends, or at least two disparate signs for one end.

NB as NY 363 begins, looking at the Exchange St. Bridge.

NY 363 has an identity crisis; its primary purpose seems to be to tell NY 7 and NY 434 traffic how to get to each other. Back when NY 17 followed US 11 through Binghamton and came down what is now NY 434 (in the days when the Quickway was not complemented by the Southern Tier Expressway), 363 would have been a very useful downtown bypass for 17 through traffic. The old SB button copy signs are gone, by the way.

Northbound button copy; the first photo is courtesy Doug Kerr and its sign was removed, and you can see the signs in my photo in the background. The US 11 exit is just south of where NY 7 leaves the expressway that becomes NY 363, which is why (as you will see below) NY 7 SOUTH is only signed when heading northeast on 363.

Southbound in the same place, taken by me in 2001 or 2002 and with a Doug Kerr version of the second photo (less rainy but smaller). All of this old button copy is sadly gone, leaving just an older wooden ramp sign.

What you get instead is a bunch of US 17 errors in 2014 for ongoing I-81/NY 17 interchange reconstruction back north on NY 7. You could risk U-turning at Frederick St. to avoid coming this far south, but NY 363 to the US 11 exit is the simplest legal way to reverse direction.

But this sign remains, still southbound.

Continue west on Riverside Dr.
Onto NY 434
Onto Exchange Street
Onto US 11
Onto NY 7
Follow NY 7 to I-81, I-88, or NY 17
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