New rest area on New York State Thruway in Hudson Valley opens

New rest area on I-87 in New York
Ne York State Thruway Authority

The New York State Thruway Authority has opened the new Ramapo Service Area on Interstate 87 southbound at mile marker 33 in Sloatsburg.

The new Ramapo Service Area is the 18th new service area to open to Thruway customers and is located in a busy corridor that is traveled by more than 90,000 vehicles per day.

The opening marks the completion of two-thirds of the $450 million private investment to redevelop and modernize all 27 Thruway service areas. 

“We are excited that the Service Area Project continues to progress, with two new service areas now available to customers this week, just in time for the upcoming busy summer travel season,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said. 

The Scottsville Service Area (Interstate 90 eastbound mile marker 366) in Monroe County reopened to the public Tuesday, June 25.

The Ramapo Service Area has more than 20,000 square feet, making it one of the largest buildings constructed as part of the redevelopment project. The location is the fourth new service area to open on I-87 corridor in the Hudson Valley.

Restaurant options include:

  • Shake Shack
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Panera
  • Panda Express coming at a later date
  • Applegreen C-Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

  • Playground Area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dog walking area
  • Private nursing area
  • Digital tourism kiosk
  • Four level 3 high speed EV chargers coming at a later date

All 27 service areas are being redeveloped as part of a public-private partnership with Empire State Thruway Partners. No toll or tax dollars are being used for construction.