The Philip S. Raine Safety Roadside Rest Area closed in May of 2011 for long overdue and necessary renovations.
“Construction of this $8.5 million dollar project began in May 2011 to rehabilitate and upgrade the existing rest areas. Work included demolition and replacement of the building structures, construction of maintenance storage and California Highway Patrol facilities, upgrade of utilities, walks, and site furnishings, upgrade of the water treatment system, upgraded electrical services and replacement of site signage,” the press release stated.
The rest area was originally constructed 1965 and was updated in 1984.
“Due to the increased use of State Route 99 and the aging facilities, the rest area was in need of rehabilitation and upgrades. Improvements necessary for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements were also made in conjunction with this project,” the press release stated.