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TEMPORARY DETOUR
Effective Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Maple Street bridges will be closed to eastbound traffic (going toward downtown Potsdam and The Clarkson Inn from Clarkson University). Traffic towards Clarkson University from the Clarkson Inn will continue as usual. To travel to downtown Potsdam and the Clarkson Inn from Canton via US Route 11, cross the river using the Sandstone Drive bypass and then turn right on Market Street. A printable map of the detour route to downtown can be found at http://www.clarkson.edu/temp/maple-street-detour.pdf.

Driving Directions From Various Nearby Cities

Through Albany
Take Interstate 87 north of Albany to exit 23 (Warrensburg). Take Route 9 north about three miles to intersection with Route 28. Follow Route 28 to Indian Lake. Take Route 30 north to Tupper Lake. Pick up Route 3 west. Route 3 intersects with Route 56 north, which goes into Potsdam. Turn left onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Albany: approximately four hours.

Through Syracuse
Take Interstate 81 north to exit 48A (I-781) north of Watertown. Take exit 4 (U.S. Route 11), toward Gouverneur/Canton. Follow U.S. Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Syracuse: approximately three hours.

Through Utica
Take Route 12 north to Lowville. Then follow Route 26 north to U.S. Route 11 at Evans Mills; turn right and follow Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Utica: approximately three hours.

Through Burlington, VT
Take Interstate 89 north to exit 21 (Swanton). Follow Route 78 west to Rouses Point (Route 78 merges with Route 2). Follow U.S. Route 11 south to Malone; turn left onto Route 30 south; take first right (Route 11B south) to Potsdam. Go straight onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Burlington: approximately three hours.

Through Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Take Autoroute du Souvenir/Autoroute 20 O when crossing into Ontario and then transitions to Provincial Route ON-401 W. Take exit 789 for ON-138/Brookdale Ave toward Cornwall/Ottawa. Turn left onto Brookdale Ave/ON-138 S. Enter the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Brookdale Ave and take a slight left toward Seaway International Bridge. Continue onto International Bridge Road. After toll road and customs continue onto International Bridge Approach and take NY-37 W to NY-56 S. Follow NY-56 S to Potsdam. Turn right onto NY-11 S in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving Time from Montreal: approximately two and a half hours.

Through Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Take Highway-417 W/Trans Canada HWY W approximately eight miles. Take HWY-416 S exit on the left toward HWY-401 and merge onto Provincial Route 416 S which you will travel on for approximately 44 miles at which time you will take HWY-16 S exit 1 toward HWY-401 which will merge with Provincial route 16 and turn slightly to the right onto the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ottawa: approximately one and a half hours.

Through Lake Placid
Take Route 86 Through Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths. Turn right on Route 30 north and drive approximately nine miles; turn left onto Route 458 west to Nicholville, turning left onto Route 11B south at intersection. Travel approximately 15 miles to the Village of Potsdam. Go straight onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Lake Placid: approximately one and a half hours.

Through Massena
Take Route 37 to Route 56 south. Follow Route 56 to Potsdam. Turn right onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Massena: 30 minutes.

Through Ogdensburg
Through Ogdensburg Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ogdensburg: 40 minutes.

By Bus:
Adirondack Trailways Bus Line
Market Square Mall
Potsdam, NY 13676
315-265-2534
Fare and Schedule Information:
800-858-8555

By Air:
Cape Air
Fly into Ogdensburg, NY or Massena, NY. Make reservations online through www.flycapeair.comAir Travel

Flying into Syracuse:
It is possible to fly into Syracuse Airport and drive to Potsdam using the directions provided or take a commuter flight into Massena or Ogdensburg. For rental car information from Massena, call Chrysler/Plymouth at 315-764-0283. Taxi service is also available. Greyhound buses make scheduled runs from Syracuse Airport to Potsdam.

Flying into Montreal (Dorval Airport):
From the Airport, take Route 20 west (ouest) which becomes Route 401 west to Cornwall. Take exit 789 marked "Bridge to USA" turn left at the top of ramp and follow signs to the bridge. Cross bridge, pay toll and clear U.S. Customs. After leaving Customs, continue straight and turn right onto Route 37 west. Follow Route 37 west to Massena. At Massena, turn left onto Route 56 south. Follow Route 56 to Potsdam. There are major rental car services at the airport. Driving time from Montreal: approximately 2 hours. It is required that you carry a passport when flying in and out of Canada.

Flying into Ottawa:
Leave airport on Airport Parkway and after about two miles exit onto Hunt Club Road/Regional Route 32 West. Follow Hunt Club Road west and exit onto Route 416 south. Travel 42 miles and exit at Exit 1 "Bridge to U.S.A.” Continue straight from exit two miles and turn right onto exit marked “To 37 U.S.A.” Cross bridge, pay toll and clear U.S. Customs. After leaving Customs, continue straight 1/2 mile and turn right onto Route 37 west. In two miles turn left onto Route 68 south. After 18 miles in Canton, continue straight onto Route 11 north, 10 miles to Potsdam. Driving time from Ottawa: approximately two hours. It is required that you carry a passport when flying in and out of Canada.

Flying into Potsdam by private aircraft:
The airport is located one mile east of Potsdam on Route 11B. The runway is asphalt and 3,700 feet by 60 feet. Instrument approaches and tie-down space are available.

Useful Telephone Numbers:

Adirondack Trailways Bus Line (Potsdam) 315-265-2534
Road Conditions 315-379-2255

Triple A Three Diamond Award

The Clarkson Inn is the proud recipient of the
AAA Three Diamond Award of Excellence for
the quality of its lodging and hospitality.

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