Junius Ponds, Clifton Springs travel plazas along New York State Thruway won’t reopen until fall

What’s going on with travel plaza construction along the New York State Thruway?

News10NBC asked the state for an update on progress for local rest stops, which will be significant upgrades from their former sites.

Junius Ponds in Seneca County is behind schedule. That one isn’t slated to open until the third quarter, or roughly September, according to News10NBC.

Clifton Springs is now expected to reopen during the fall months.

A spokesperson for the Thruway Authority told News10NBC that a number of factors are causing delays.

“Empire State Thruway Partners and AECOM, the construction lead on the project, claim geo-political issues, COVID-19 and global supply chain shortages are causing delays to the project,” the Thruway Authority said. “The Thruway Authority has directed, and Empire has committed, to working with AECOM to mitigate delays and to meet their contractual obligations in this public-private partnership. We will continue to monitor their progress and update our customers as we get closer to opening dates.”

In the meantime, travelers will have to work with fewer rest stops along the immediate Thruway corridor.

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