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Highway Advisory Radio on the NYS Thruway

By Cindy McNicholl

Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Coverage

HAR Sign

To assist motorists in making important travel decisions, the Thruway Authority Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) system provides travelers with timely and accurate information about incidents, construction, weather and traffic conditions along the Thruway and adjacent highway systems.

When the lights on roadside HAR signs are flashing , emergency traffic information is being broadcast.


Map of The New York State Thruway with clickable links of Highway Advisory Radio coverage areas Herkimer Region 1620 AM Verona Region 1620 AM Utica Region 540 AM Waterloo Region 1620 AM LaFayette Region 1620 AM Rochester Region 1610 AM Ripley Region 98.7 FM Utica Region 540 AM Buffalo Region 1610 AM Syracuse Region 1620 AM Albany Region 1610 AM Kingston 1610 AM Newburgh 1610 AM Harriman Region 530 AM New York City Region (Tappan Zee Bridge Corridor) 530 AM

 

  • 530 AM within the New York City region and Tappan Zee Bridge corridor
  • 530 AM in the Harriman area
  • 1610 AM in the Newburgh area
  • 1610 AM in the Kingston area
  • 1610 AM in the Albany area
  • 1620 AM in the Herkimer area
  • 540 AM in the Utica area
  • 1620 AM in the Verona area
  • 1620 AM in the LaFayette area (along I-81)
  • 1620 AM in the Syracuse area
  • 1620 AM in the Geneva/Waterloo area
  • 1610 AM in the Rochester area
  • 1610 AM in the Buffalo area
  • 98.7 FM in the Ripley area
Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Coverage
Section/Station Coverage
New York City Region/Tappan Zee Bridge Corridor: 530 AM
I-87 - from the Ramapo Travel Plaza across the Tappan Zee Bridge to Exit 6 (Yonkers-Bronxville-Tuckahoe Road)
I-287 - from the Tappan Zee Bridge to I-95
I-95 - from the Connecticut State Line to Exit NE-8

(approximately 48 miles along I-87, I-287, and I-95)
Harriman: 530 AM
I-87 - near Exit 16 (Harriman), approximately 5 miles
Newburgh: 1610 AM
I-87 - Exit 17 (Newburgh), approximately 7 miles
I-84 - Exit 17 (Newburgh), approximately 6 miles
Kingston: 1610 AM
I-87 - Exit 19 (Kingston), approximately 7 miles
Albany Region: 1610 AM
I-87 - from Exit 23 through Exit 25
I-90/I-87 - Exit B1 (approximately 20 miles) and the Adirondack Northway to Exit 5
I-90 - 7 miles on Berkshire connector
I-890 West - portions of I-890 West near Schenectady
Herkimer Region: 1620 AM
I-90 - Exit 29A (Little Falls), approximately 6 miles
I-90 - Exit 30 (Herkimer), approximately 6 miles
Utica Region: 540 AM
I-90 - Exit 31 (Utica), approximately 6 miles
Verona Region: 1620 AM
I-90 - Exit 33 (Verona), approximately 6 miles
I-90 - Exit 34 (Canastota), approximately 6 miles
LaFayette Region: 1620 AM (along I-81)
I-81 - Exit 15 (Lafayette), approximately 8 miles in all directions
Syracuse Region: 1620 AM
I-90 - from Exit 34A through Exit 39, approximately 20 miles
Rt 81 North - to the intersection of Rt 81 and Rt 31
Rt 81 South - to approximately 4 miles south of the Lafayette Exit
Rt 690 West - to intersection of Rt 690 and Van Buren Rd
Geneva/Waterloo Region: 1620 AM
I-90 - from Exit 41 (Waterloo) through Exit 42 (Geneva), approximately 13 miles
Rochester Region: 1610 AM
I-90 - Exit 45 (Victor), approximately 6 miles (reduced coverage due to hills)
I-490 - Exit 27, approximately 4 miles to Bushnell's Basin
I-90 - Exit 46 (Henrietta), approximately 6 miles
I-390 NB - approximately 5 miles from Exit 15 and 16 E & W Henrietta Roads
I-390 SB - to Exit 11 Rush
I-90 - Exit 47 (Leroy), approximately 6 miles
I-490 - (headed towards Rochester) approximately 6-7 miles to Exit 3 Churchville
Buffalo Region: 1610 AM
I-90 - from Exit 48A (Pembroke) through Exit 57 (Hamburg)
I-190 - Exits N-1 through N-21, approximately 36 miles of I-90 and 21 miles of I-190
Route 33 (Kensington Expressway)
Route I-290
Ripley Region: 98.7 FM
Approximately 10 miles in radius from Ripley

The radio coverages listed here are approximate, actual coverage may vary.

Current Thruway road conditions also available at:
1-800-THRUWAY (1-800-847-8929)

Information is updated as conditions change.
For more information about the New York State Thruway, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov

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