The California Department of Transportation announced that beginning August 31, the north and southbound rest areas on Interstate 5 near Corning will be shutting down.
The rest ares were built in 1971. The facility needs upgraded roofing, plumbing, electrical and irrigation. The project is expected to take 2 years to complete. During that time, the rest areas will be shut down.
“The project, which is expected to last two construction seasons, will include the reconstruction of comfort stations, domestic water, irrigation and sewage system, installation of new maintenance and storage facility and new lighting and cameras for security,” Caltrans states.
Caltrans recommends drivers use the southbound I-5 Willows rest area and northbound drivers use the Herbert S. Miles rest area.