Thats all in Mass. Thought you were talking about US 2 across to Burlington for a minute.
Came back thru there in 08 on the way home from Va. Beach
Very scenic, high and crooked out by N Adams. Remember the road was
good, not a lot of traffic. We came up thru Pittsfield from Kingston NY
and turned east at N Adams, Crossed into NH near Keene, up to Concord
and then 202 north to Augusta.
NY roads were good on both sides of the river. Never been thru Albany, my brother says its a zoo. I would think once you hit the slab it shouldnt be too bad.
You might consider going to Brattleboro VT, take the Molly Stark Trail across to Bennington (fuel stop at Hemmings Motor News station
Take 7 to Albany or something. Molly Stark Trail is a nice road. we wnt down 22 and 9H and crossed the Hudson on the Rip van Winkle bridge near Kingston and Saugarties both going out and coming back, but thats south of Albany some.
Not a mile builder out thru there, but you would make up some on the I90 slab.