For Immediate Release: 02/14/23
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TRAVEL ADVISORY- IROQUOIS SERVICE AREA REOPENS ON THE THRUWAY WESTBOUND IN HERKIMER COUNTY
New Service Area Features Burger King, Starbucks, Taste NY Products and More
Schuyler Service Area Now Closed for Construction; Fuel Remains Available
The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Iroquois Service Area (I-90 westbound, mile marker 210) in Little Falls, NY is now open to the public. The location is the fourth new service area to open to Thruway customers as part of the $450 million project to redevelop and modernize all 27 Thruway service areas. The Indian Castle Service Area opened in August 2022, the Chittenango Service Area opened in September 2022 and the Junius Ponds Service Area opened in October 2022.
Iroquois Service Area
The Iroquois Service Area is located on I-90 westbound between exit 29 (Canajoharie) and exit 29A (Little Falls). The facility is nearly 15,000 square feet, making it nearly triple the size of the first three locations to open.
Restaurant options include:
- Chick-fil-A (opening soon)
- Burger King
- 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
- Four level 3 high speed EV chargers *
*Not currently operational - Available at a later date
With the opening of the Iroquois Service Area, the Schuyler Service Area (I-90 westbound, milepost 227) is now closed for construction. Fuel services remain available at all service areas during construction.
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 or 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 a variety of food and beverage options, restroom facilities and fueling for passenger and commercial vehicles. Taste NY Farm Markets and Tourism Information Centers are also available at select locations.