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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.
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.