The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
AAA advises travelers of limited services on NYS Thruway amid construction
NEW YORK >> AAA New York State is alerting motorists on the New York State Thruway that multiple service areas have closed as The New York State Thruway Authority begins construction on a $450 million project.
Phase one of the project includes 16 service areas, ten of which have closed. AAA wants travelers to be aware that only gas services will be available at those ten plazas — restrooms, food and beverage services will not be available.
“With a full month of summer travel ahead of us, leading up to Labor Day, the NYS Thruway is a very busy place,” Patti Artessa, AAA Northeast Regional Director of Public and Government Affairs, explained.
“Drivers should plan ahead to ensure they can obtain necessary services on their summer road trips and daily commutes,” Artessa added.
To minimize disruption to travelers, the Thruway Authority confirms that no two consecutive service areas in the same direction of travel will be closed for renovations at the same time.
AAA is recommending that travelers utilize AAA trip planning services, plan road trips in advance, pre-determine rest stops, and utilize the Thruway Authority’s new mobile app at www.thruway.ny.gov.
The following service areas have closed 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)
In 2022, work will continue at six additional service areas: Sloatsburg, Ulster, Pattersonville, Oneida, Seneca, and Scottsville. Phase two includes an additional 11 service areas