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Gas stations will be open, but restrooms will be closed as Thruway rest area overhaul begins

This week several local rest areas along the New York State Thruway will close. Specifically, those in Junius and Clifton Springs will shut down- and be the first to reopen when a massive project is completed.

Most of those rest areas were built 60+ years ago, which prompted the desired overhaul. It’s a $450 million project- and won’t cost taxpayers anything, as it’s being completed through a public-private agreement.


One question motorists have posed involves the restrooms at those locations: Will they remain open?

The short answer is- no- they won’t. That’s according to News10NBC who looked into the matter. The Thruway Authority says it will keep certain locations open to ensure they aren’t all closed at the same time- and throughout the process- fuel will be available at all locations.

The second phase of construction doesn’t begin until next year when those in the first phase reopen.



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