The New York State Thruway Authority has brought the over 500 mile stretch of the state highway into the 21st century - 

According to a story on New York Upstate,  the Thruway Authority launched a new mobile app Friday (11/17). The free mobile app includes the following features:

  • An interactive map that keeps track of your location on the 570 mile stretch of the state highway.
  • Traffic alerts
  • Links to traffic cameras
  • Location of toll plaza exits
  • Park & ride lots as well as service areas

The app also has a toll calculator, a feature that allows motorists to report road conditions and safety issues, and the ability to request roadside assistance and much more.

In a press release from Governor Cuomo's office, Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll says "The app is versatile and will not only improve the traveling experience by putting real-time road and traffic conditions in the palm of your hand but will allow for direct communication with the Thruway Authority,"

It's available for download on iOS and Android devices by searching "NYS Thruway Authority" in your app store.

With a possible Lake Effect snow event this weekend, this app should come in handy. Especially the feature to help find out and report road conditions.

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