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For Immediate Release: 08/26/2022  
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | 


First of Ten Service Areas to Reopen in $450 Million Public Private Redevelopment Project

Oneida Service Area Now Closed for Construction; Fuel Remains Open

View Video of the New Service Area Here

The Indian Castle Service Area (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 210) in Danube, NY is now open to the public. The location is the first of the ten service areas to reopen to Thruway customers as part of the $450 million public private redevelopment project.

Indian Castle Service Area

The Indian Castle service area is located on I-90 eastbound between exit 29A (Little Falls) and exit 29 (Canajoharie).

Restaurant options include:

  • Popeyes
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Applegreen Market Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

  • Outdoor seating
  • Farm market space
  • Food truck space
  • Dog walking area
  • Private nursing area
  • Two level 3 fast EV chargers*

*Not currently operational - Available at a later date

With the opening of the Indian Castle Service Area, the Oneida Service Area (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 244) is now closed for construction. Fuel services will remain available.

All 27 service areas are being redeveloped in a $450 million project with Empire State Thruway Partners. The project is funded through a public-private partnership, and no toll dollars or state tax dollars are being used for construction. Customers can learn more about the service area redevelopment project on the Thruway Authority’s website dedicated to the project and its developments. Customers can view a project map, photo gallery and renderings and more information about the planned amenities and services.

The Thruway Authority's 27 Service Areas are utilized by the 250 million vehicles that travel on the Thruway system every year. Thruway service areas are open 24 hours a day and offer motorists unique food and retail options, restroom facilities and fueling for passenger and commercial vehicles. Taste NY Farm Markets and Tourism Information Centers are also available at select locations.