Iowa DOT to reopen rest stop shuttered since November

Rest Area

The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) plans to reopen a parking-only rest area next week.

On Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m., the parking-only rest area on southbound I-35 in Warren County near Saint Charles is set to reopen, Iowa DOT says.

The rest area is primarily used by commercial vehicle drivers.

The rest area was closed in November 2020 “because the ramp from the rest area to I-35 is 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.”