The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)

AAA advises travelers of limited services on NYS Thruway amid constructi­on

- By Saratogian staff

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

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

 ?? FILE PHOTO ?? Traffic flows eastbound at the New York State Thruway Exit 24toll barrier in Guilderlan­d, N.Y.
FILE PHOTO Traffic flows eastbound at the New York State Thruway Exit 24toll barrier in Guilderlan­d, N.Y.

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