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For Immediate Release: 06/28/23
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Burger King, Popeyes, Dunkin’, Taste NY Products and More

Location is First to Reopen with Expanded Amenities for Commercial Vehicle Drivers

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Clarence Service Area (I-90 westbound, mile marker 412) in Clarence, NY is now open to the public. The location is the eighth 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 Ardsley, Plattekill, Clifton Springs, Iroquois, Indian Castle, Chittenango and Junius Ponds Service Areas have reopened.

Clarence Service Area

The Clarence Service Area is located on I-90 westbound between exit 48A (Pembroke-Medina-NY Route 77) and exit 49 (Depew-Lockport-NY Route 78). The facility is more than 14,000 square feet. The location is the first to reopen that offers separate amenities for the commercial trucking industry.
Restaurant options include:

  • Burger King
  • Popeyes
  • Dunkin’
  • Applegreen C-Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

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

* Available soon

Commercial Trucking Amenities
Amenities include:

  • Separate entrance
  • Lounge
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Restrooms
  • Washer and dryer

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.