There is good news and bad news for truckers traveling through
The bad news is that the state is planning to close down a rest stop on
Interstate 75 near the town of
The good news is that, not only are there plans to build a new ones at a
different location on the interstate, but the buildings at the old site will be
torn down to make room for more truck parking.
According to the Wapakoneta Daily
News, the Ohio Department of Transportation decided to close down
the old rest stops because of the deteriorating conditions of the buildings
there. The restrooms at the stops were shut down two months ago because of bad
plumbing. Portable toilets have since been installed, but those are only a
The DOT said it is considering locations in northern Auglaize County
and southern Allen County, closer to Lima, for the new rest stop.
Construction is expected to begin by 2007.