State Route 5 near Old State Route 5

Chittenango, New YorkMay 19, 20050 Comments

Long stretch of single-lane road passes through several towns with a speed limit ranging from 30mph to 55mph. Can be aggrevating when there is no passing zones for several towns. There is a short 2-lane passing zone just outside the village, and many people use this as an oportunity to finally get by certain vehicles.

Unfortunatly everybody’s natural reaction is to go somewhat faster up that hill. This means a car that travels at 45mph everywhere else, may exceed 60-65mph on this hill. In order to get by the car before the inevitable slowdown on the other side of the hill…speeds in excess of 65mph may be required.

State Police sit at one of 3 spots at the top of the hill, so be sure to slow down before you crest the hill:

1) In the parking lot of the old resturaunt on the south side of the road. This position will get you before the crest.

2) Back up "old route 5", so they’re seing you well after the crest, just after it turns to one lane again.

3) On route 5, sitting on the opposite sholder, facing traffic. This one will hit you just as you crest the hill.

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