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New York State Thruway Authority

Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) Locations

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.

HAR Sign

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


Click on a colored section on the map to view the coverage areas of HAR stations.
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 1630 AM Dunkirk Region 1630 AM Utica Region 540 AM Buffalo Region 1630 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

HAR Coverage Areas

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: 1630 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: 1630 AM

  • Approximately 6 miles in radius from Ripley

Dunkirk Region : 1630 AM

  • Approximately 6 miles in radius from Interchange 59 Dunkirk

The radio coverages listed here are approximate, actual coverage may vary. Information is updated as conditions change.

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