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For Immediate Release: 09/12/2022  
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 | 


New Service Area Features Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks, Taste NY Products, Tourism Information and More

View Video of the New Service Area Here

The Chittenango Service Area (I-90 westbound, mile marker 266) in Canastota, NY is now open to the public. The location is the second of the first ten service areas to open to Thruway customers as part of the $450 million public private redevelopment project. The Indian Castle Service Area was the first location to open on Aug. 26.

Chittenango Service Area
The Chittenango Service Area is located on I-90 westbound between exit 34 (Canastota) and exit 34A (Syracuse I-481).
Restaurant options include:

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

Other amenities include:

  • Outdoor seating
  • Food truck space
  • Dog walking area
  • Private nursing area
  • Digital tourism kiosk*
  • Two level 3 fast EV chargers*

*Not currently operational - Available at a later date

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.