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For Immediate Release: 10/24/2016

Contact: Emma Lasch | emma.lasch@thruway.ny.gov
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300

THRUWAY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES FUEL SYSTEM UPGRADES AT SERVICE AREAS ALONG I-90

Credit Card Chip Readers to be Installed at Fuel Pumps at Seven Services Areas on I-90

The Thruway Authority today announced that upgrades to fuel service facilities on the Thruway (I-90) are scheduled to take place this week. The system upgrades allow fuel pumps to read credit card chips to further heighten security and protect motorists fueling up on the Thruway.

“The Thruway Authority regularly looks for opportunities to take advantage of technological advances to benefit our motorists,” said Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Bill Finch. “The fuel pump upgrades along I-90 will give credit card users a peace of mind while fueling up on the Thruway while ensuring that our facilities are utilizing the most up-to-date equipment.”

The upgrades will be performed at service areas on the Thruway (I-90) between exit 29A (Little Falls) and exit 47 (Leroy) beginning on Monday, October 24 until Thursday, October 27, during which time fuel service will be temporary suspended. The upgrades are scheduled during non-peak travel times to minimize impacts for motorists.

Date

Service Area/Direction

Between Exits

October 24

Indian Castle (eastbound)

29A (Little Falls) and 29 (Canajoharie)

October 24

Seneca (westbound)

44 (Canandaigua) and 45 (Rochester)

October 25

Iroquois (westbound)

29A (Little Falls) and 29 (Canajoharie)

October 25

Scottsville (eastbound)

47 (Leroy) and 46 (Rochester)

October 26

Port Byron (eastbound)

41 (Waterloo) and 40 (Weedsport)

October 26

Schuyler (westbound)

30 (Herkimer) and 31 (Utica)

October 27

Warners (westbound)

39 (Syracuse West) and 40 (Weedsport)

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