Albany News Upstate

Guilderland Service Area Now Open on Thruway

The New York State Thruway Authority announced the new Guilderland Service Area (I-90 eastbound mile marker 153) in Schenectady, NY is now open to the public. The location has 5,742 square feet of space. It is the 16th 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 Thruway Authority is modernizing our transportation system with the conversion to cashless tolling and upgrading our service areas to enhance the customer experience for motorists,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Frank G. Hoare, Esq. said. “We continue to reinvest toll revenue into critical infrastructure improvement projects addressing aging infrastructure, building out the network of high-speed electric vehicle chargers across the 570-mile system and utilizing innovative technology such as our Unmanned Aerial Systems Drone Program. These initiatives, among others, are moving the Thruway ahead to the future and maintaining a safe and reliable roadway for years to come.”


The Guilderland Service Area is located on I-90 eastbound between exit 25 (Schenectady – I-890 – NY Routes 7 & 146) and exit 24 (Albany – Montreal – I-90 East – I-87 North).

Restaurant options include:

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

Other amenities include:

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

**Available at a later date

With the opening of the Guilderland Service Area, the Mohawk Service Area, (I-90 eastbound, mile marker 172) is now closed for construction. Fuel services remain available at all service areas during construction.