Iowa DOT Says Parking-Only Rest Area To Close for Winter

Iowa Rest Area Shutdown

According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, the parking-only rest area located on Interstate 35 at the 51 mile marker in Warren County to close for the winter on November 4, 2013.

The rest area is most commonly used by truck drivers.

The Iowa Department of Transportation said the rest area is closing because it’s located “on an incline, large vehicles often have trouble getting traction to merge onto I-35 during winter weather, causing a dangerous situation on the roadway.”

The rest area is scheduled to reopen in late March 2014.

Watch www.511ia.org for the exact time of the closure on Nov. 4.

– See more at: http://www.news.iowadot.gov/newsandinfo/2013/10/parking-only-rest-area-in-warren-county-to-close-nov-4-for-the-winter-iatraffic.html#sthash.hami46UL.dpuf