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New York State Thruway Authority

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Real Property Sales, Leases and Permits

The New York State Thruway Authority will currently consider, depending upon the circumstances, three major types of transactions authorized in accordance with the Thruway Real Property Management Policy (25-6-02) PDF that members of the public may request relative to the use of surplus Thruway real property:

  1. Sales of Thruway real property may be considered in the event that such property is not needed by the Authority, either presently or in the foreseeable future.  It is generally required that a competitive process be followed for sales.
  2. Leases of Thruway real property may be considered in the event that such property is not needed by the Authority, either presently or in the near future.  It is generally required that a competitive process be followed for leases.
  3. Permits are revocable-on-demand instruments that are issued by the Authority in two forms: (a) a work permit and (b) an occupancy permit.  Work permits are issued to allow an improvement or a physical alteration to be made to Thruway real property.  Work permits may also be issued for a short term use that may not warrant an occupancy permit, such as an event on Thruway property or for contractor pre-bid visits. Occupancy permits are issued to allow the occupation and use of Thruway real property irrespective of whether any work-related activity may be occurring on such property.

First Step

The first step in determining the viability of a transaction proposed by a member of the public is to contact the appropriate personnel in one of the Authority’s four Division offices to discuss the transaction, and seek assistance in completing the relevant application forms.

  • New York Division - I-87 (Interchange 1-18); the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287, Interchanges 1-10); and the New England Thruway (I-95, Interchanges 8-22).
    Division Permit Coordinator: (845) 918-2510.
  • Albany Division - I-87 (Interchange 18-24), I-90 (Interchange 24) to Canajoharie (3.8 miles west of Exit 29); and the Berkshire Section (Interchanges B1-B3).
    Division Permit Coordinator: (518) 471-5073.
  • Syracuse Division - I-90 from Canajoharie (3.8 miles west of Interchange 29 - Interchange 45).
    Division Permit Coordinator: (315) 438-2345.
  • Buffalo Division - I-90 (Interchange 45-61); and the Niagara Section (Interchanges 1-21).
    Division Permit Coordinator: (716) 635-6253.

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