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For Immediate Release: 01/10/24
Contact: Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300 |


New Service Area Features Burger King, Starbucks, Panera Bread, Applegreen C-Store, Taste NY Products and More

The New York State Thruway Authority today announced the new Oneida Service Area (I-90 eastbound mile marker 244) in Westmoreland, NY is now open to the public. The location is the 13th new service area to open to Thruway customers as part of the $450 million private investment to redevelop and modernize all 27 Thruway service areas. The Schuyler, Seneca, Pembroke, New Baltimore, Clarence, Ardsley, Plattekill, Clifton Springs, Iroquois, Indian Castle, Chittenango and Junius Ponds Service Areas have reopened.

Oneida Service Area

The Oneida Service Area is located on I-90 eastbound between exit 33 (Verona-Rome) and exit 32 (Westmoreland-Rome). 
Restaurant options include:

  • Burger King
  • Panera Bread*
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Applegreen C-Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

*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 a later date

All 27 service areas are being redeveloped as part of a $450 million public-private partnership with Empire State Thruway Partners. 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.