About the numbers

This data is from the Open New York data portal. Data for total toll revenue by exit via the NYS Thruway Authority.

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Busiest Thruway exits

In this case, "busiest" means the exits with the most number of entrances (vehicles getting on the Thruway) and exits (vehicles exiting the Thruway).

Top 10 most-traveled Thruway segments

The busiest Thruway exits

Very busy.

Holiday travel around Thanksgiving got us curious about the busiest Thruway exits.

So we looked it up.

And it turns out one of the exits here in the Capital Region is the busiest toll exit on the Thruway. Exit 24 -- at I-90 and I-87 -- averaged more than 26 million Thruway vehicle entrances and exits between 2008 and 2013. In fact, it was wayyyy ahead of the #2 exit.

Are there rankings? Is there a clickable map? As if you have to ask...


The map and a few tables are above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.


Comments

Are any exits south of 15 counted, or are they not part of the official NYS Thruway? I have trouble believing the toll booths across the NYC bridges don't get more volume than most of these.

@Jessica: In this case it's the toll plaza exits north of Exit 15 which are considered the NYS Thruway.

Here's a set of interchanges around the state with their associated route names.

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