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For Immediate Release: 03/28/23
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Shake Shack, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Taste NY Products and More

Port Byron Service Area Now Closed for Construction; Fuel Remains Available 

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Clifton Springs Service Area (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 337) in Clifton Springs, NY is now open to the public. The location is the fifth 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 Iroquois Service Area, Indian Castle Service Area, Chittenango Service Area and Junius Ponds Service Area have reopened.

Clifton Springs Service Area

The Clifton Springs Service Area is located on I-90 eastbound between exit 43 (Manchester) and exit 42 (Geneva). The facility is more than 20,000 square feet, making it nearly triple the size of the first three locations to open.

Restaurant options include:

  • Shake Shack
  • Chick-fil-A (opening soon)
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Auntie Anne’s (opening soon)
  • Applegreen Market Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

  • Playground Area*
  • Outdoor seating
  • Farm market space
  • Dog walking area
  • Climate Controlled Pet Enclosure*
  • Private Nursing Area*
  • Digital Tourism Kiosk*
  • Six level 3 high speed EV chargers *

*Not currently operational - Available at a later date

With the opening of the Clifton Springs Service Area, the Port Byron Service Area (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 310) 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 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.