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For Immediate Release: 09/08/23
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Popeyes, Applegreen C-Store, Taste NY Products and More

Ontario Service Area Now Closed for Renovations

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Seneca Service Area (I-90 westbound mile marker 350) in Victor, NY is now open to the public. The location is the eleventh 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 Pembroke, New Baltimore, Clarence, Ardsley, Plattekill, Clifton Springs, Iroquois, Indian Castle, Chittenango and Junius Ponds Service Areas have reopened.

Seneca Service Area

The Seneca Service Area is located on I-90 westbound between exit 44 (Canandaigua - Victor - NY Route 332) and exit 45 (Rochester - Victor - I-490). The facility is close to 6,000 square feet.

Restaurant options include:

  • Popeyes
  • Applegreen C-Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products
  • Dunkin’ (Drive-Thru)*

*Coming soon

Other amenities include:

  • Outdoor seating
  • Dog walking area
  • Private nursing area
  • Digital tourism kiosk**
  • Four level 3 high speed EV chargers**

**Available at the later date

With the opening of the Seneca Service Area, the Ontario Service Area (I-90 westbound, mile marker 376) is now closed for construction. The Ontario Service Area is one of four locations that will receive significant renovations and upgrades as part of the project. 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 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.