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Thruway Authority Celebrates Reopening of New Ramapo Service Area, Marking the 18th Milestone in $450 Million Redesign Project

The New York State Thruway Authority today celebrating the reopening of the new Ramapo Service Area (I-87 southbound, mile marker 33) in Sloatsburg, NY, marking the completion of two-thirds of the $450 million private investment to redevelop and modernize all 27 Thruway service areas. The new Ramapo Service Area is the 18th new service area to open to Thruway customers and is located in a busy tourist and commuter corridor that is traveled by more than 90,000 vehicles per day.

“We are excited that the Service Area Project continues to progress, with two new service areas now available to customers this week, just in time for the upcoming busy Summer travel season,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said. “In honor of the Thruway’s 70th anniversary this year, this project is just one of the many initiatives we are undertaking to enhance and modernize the Thruway system, ensuring a better and more efficient experience for all travelers.”

The Scottsville Service Area (I-90 eastbound mile marker 366) in Monroe County reopened to the public on June 25.

RAMAPO SERVICE AREA

The Ramapo Service Area is located on I-87 southbound between exit 16 (Harriman – US Route 6 – NY Route 17) and exit 15A (Sloatsburg – Suffern – NY Routes 17 North & 59). 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 fourth new service area to open on I-87 corridor in the Hudson Valley.

Restaurant options include:

  • Shake Shack
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Panera
  • Panda Express**
  • Applegreen C-Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

  • Playground Area
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dog walking area
  • Climate Controlled Pet Enclosure
  • Private nursing area
  • Digital tourism kiosk
  • Four level 3 high speed EV chargers**

**Available at a later date

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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.

As part of the project, Applegreen will be installing at least four universal fast charging stations (Level 3) at every service area with up to 350kW of power that support all electric vehicles, including Teslas, with up to 8 chargers at the larger locations. Currently, there are 51 universal fast charging (Level 3) stations available statewide with nearly 100 scheduled to be available by the end of 2024. The Thruway Authority plans to create a robust, end-to-end corridor of more than 130 fast charging EV stations with an average of 30 miles between each location system wide by the end of this project. A list of charging locations can be found HERE.

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 2023, motorists took more than 396.9 million trips and drove 8.1 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 facili

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