Truck stop slated to close not in need of repairJanuary 11, 2019
To the Editor:
The Indiana Department of Transportation wants to close both rest areas east of I-64. INDOT said the buildings are in need of repair. I visited both rest areas and talked to employees. New metal roofs were put on all buildings six to seven years ago. The building looks very good inside and out.
In 2017, both ramps were resurfaced. In 2016, INDOT spent thousands of dollars running new electric under east and west bound lanes. Why spend all this money and then close them?
Most local people do not stop at rest areas, but if you get a chance stop and see what good shape they are in.
Every night there are between 25 and 30 trucks parked on each side. Where are they going to go? INDOT said they have the Dale and Ferdinand exits. There are no truck stops on either exit.
In the summer there are over 1,000 people per day on each side using the services. When traveling does INDOT realize how much the people depend on these rest areas? If they close, there will be over 100 miles between rest areas. I think INDOT’s decision is a big mistake and a safety hazard.
If you are concerned about this, please call your state representative and governor’s office about your concerns.
Dale Council President
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