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For Immediate Release: 06/08/23
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Taste NY Products and More

Sloatsburg Service Area Now Closed; Fuel Remains Available 

View Video of the Service Area Here

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Ardsley Service Area (I-87 northbound, mile marker 6) in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY is now open to the public. The location is the seventh 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 Plattekill, Clifton Springs, Iroquois, Indian Castle, Chittenango and Junius Ponds Service Areas have reopened.

Ardsley Service Area

The Ardsley Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between exit 6A (Stew Leonard Drive) and exit 7 (Ardsley - NY Route 9A). The facility is more than 14,000 square feet.

Restaurant options include:

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

Other amenities include:

  • Outdoor seating
  • Farm market space
  • Dog walking area
  • Private Nursing Area
  • Digital Tourism Kiosk*
  • Four level 3 high speed EV chargers *

*Not currently operational - Available at a later date

With the opening of the Ardsley Service Area, the Sloatsburg Service Area (I-87 northbound, mile marker 33) will close. 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 dollars or tax dollars are being used for construction.

As part of the project, Empire State Thruway Partners planned different levels of service for each service area location based on sales history and traffic data over the last ten years, as well as current services offered to the traveling public and services they’d like to see in the future. When completed, 17 of the Thruway’s 27 service areas will be 14,000 square feet or larger.

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.