10 NYS Thruway rest areas to close July 29 for redevelopment

Updated Jul 14, 2021
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The good news is that the New York Thruway Authority is improving 27 rest areas in the next several years, including adding some truck parking spaces.

The bad news is that they plan on shutting down some of them later this month to begin the work.

Ten rest areas will be closed July 29 for construction to begin on the $450 million project. The Thruway Authority said fuel services will remain available at all locations during construction. A Thruway Authority spokesperson said all existing truck parking will be available at rest areas under construction.

Variable message signs and roadway signage will alert motorists to construction at the service areas and the location of the next service area on the Thruway.

How remodeled rest areas will look inside.How remodeled rest areas will look inside.The following service areas will close on July 29 for redevelopment:

  • 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)

Construction is expected to begin in 2022 at the following service areas:

  • 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)

The Thruway Authority announced new food options will be available to customers as part of the redevelopment project.The expanded food concepts include:

  • Shake Shack
  • Panera
  • Popeyes
  • Burger King
  • Panda Express
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Starbucks
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Taste NY
  • Applegreen Convenience Store

Specific locations for the food concepts will be announced at a later date.