The NYS Thruway begins in the Bronx, NY, and runs predominantly north-south until it reaches Albany, the state capital.
From Albany to Buffalo, the NYS Thruway runs predominantly east-west, and at Buffalo, the roadway turns southwesterly, remaining fairly parallel to the coast of Lake Erie, south to the Pennsylvania state line.
Additionally, there is a short extension, called the Berkshire Connector, that links the NYS Thruway mainline to the Massachusetts Turnpike, south of Albany.
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The New York State Thruway uses the following 'Class' definitions for vehicles:
Count each axle with wheels on the ground.
More detailed vehicle class information may be found on the Toll Payments page.