The New York State Thruway Authority announced that multiple service areas will be closing down at the end of the month as part of a major renovation project.
The Thruway Authority announced the service area closures on July 7 as part of a $450 million public-private partnership project to redevelop the 27 New York State Thruway service areas.
Starting on July 29, 2021, the following service areas will close for construction (fuel services will still be available during construction):
- Ardsley (I-87 northbound, mile marker 6)
- Plattekill (I-87 northbound, mile marker 65)
- New Baltimore (I-87 northbound and southbound, mile marker 127)
- Indian Castle (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 210)
- Iroquois (I-90 westbound, mile marker 210)
- Chittenango (I-90 westbound, mile marker 266)
- Junius Ponds (I-90 westbound, mile marker 324)
- Clifton Springs (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 337)
- Clarence (I-90 westbound, mile marker 412)
- Pembroke (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 397)
The NYS Thruway Authority says that no two consecutive service areas in the same direction of travel will be closed for renovations at the same time.
Many of the service areas will reopen in the spring or summer of 2022. See the schedule below for more detailed information.
The project will add several amenities for commercial drivers, including increased truck parking, showers, laundry facilities, and fitness centers. Some of the service areas will also be updated with Taste NY farm markets, picnic areas, play areas, pet walking areas with comfort stations, and electric vehicle charging stations.
The Thruway Authority says that new food options will be available at the service areas, including:
- Shake Shack
- Burger King
- Panda Express
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Taste NY
- Applegreen Convenience Store
Starting in 2022, construction will begin on the several other service areas, including:
- Sloatsburg (I-87 northbound, mile marker 33)
- Ulster (I-87 southbound, mile marker 96)
- Pattersonville (I-90 westbound, mile marker 168)
- Oneida (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 244)
- Seneca (I-90 westbound, mile marker 350)
- Scottsville (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 366)
“A new travel experience is on the horizon for customers as this long-anticipated project to redevelop the Thruway’s 27 service area gets underway this month,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said. “This expansive project will modernize the buildings and amenities, provide diverse and healthy food options with new restaurants and Taste NY products and enhance the amenities for the commercial trucking industry. This is an exciting era for the Thruway Authority, and we can’t wait for our customers to experience these new modern facilities.”
The service areas were built in the 1950s and were most recently updated in the 1990s.