New Service Area On I-87 Featuring Lots Of Amenities Opens In Ulster County

Motorists in need of a coffee or a pit stop can now enjoy that and a lot more at a new service area on I -87 in the Hudson Valley.

The completed Plattekill rest area.
The completed Plattekill rest area. Photo Credit: New York State Thruway Authority

The new service area in Ulster County, located in the town of Plattekill, (is now open to the public. The location is the sixth new service area to open on the New York State Thruway as part of the $450 million project to redevelop and modernize all 27 thruway service areas, said the New York State Thruway Authority.

The Plattekill Service Area is located on I-87 northbound between Exit 17 and Exit 18. 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 first new service area to open in the Hudson Valley.

Restaurant options include:

  • Burger King
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Starbucks (Drive-Thru)
  • Panera Bread (opening soon)
  • Auntie Anne’s (opening soon)
  • Applegreen Market Store
  • Taste NY Food and Drink Products

Other amenities include:

  • Playground area*
  • Outdoor seating
  • Farm market space
  • Dog walking area
  • Climate-controlled pet enclosure*
  • Private nursing area
  • Digital tourism kiosk*
  • Six level 3 high-speed EV chargers *

*Not currently operational - Available at a later date

The other good news? The project was funded through a public-private partnership and no toll dollars or tax dollars were used for construction.

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