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For Immediate Release: 05/03/23
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread, Starbucks and More

Location is First New Service Area to Open in the Hudson Valley

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Plattekill Service Area (I-87 northbound mile marker 65) in Plattekill, NY is now open to the public. The location is the sixth 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 Clifton Springs, Iroquois, Indian Castle, Chittenango and Junius Ponds Service Areas have already opened.

Plattekill Service Area

The Plattekill Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between exit 17 (Newburgh - Scranton- I-84 - NY Routes 17K & 300) and exit 18 (New Paltz - Poughkeepsie - NY Route 299). The facility is more than 20,000 square feet, making it one of the largest buildings constructed as part of the redevelopment project. The location is the first new service area to open in the Hudson Valley.

Restaurant options include:

  • Burger King
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Panera Bread (opening soon)
  • 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
  • Private Nursing Area
  • Digital Tourism Kiosk*
  • Six level 3 high speed 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 tax dollars are being used for construction.

Customers can learn more about the project on the Thruway Authority’s website. Customers can view a project map, photo gallery and renderings and more information about the planned amenities and services.

In 2022, motorists took more than 376 million trips and drove 7.7 billion miles on the Thruway. The Thruway Authority’s 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.