Hagerman rest area reopens in Idaho

By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer | 1/11/2011

Nathan Jerke, spokesman for the Idaho Transportation Department, told Land Line on Monday, Jan. 10, that no additional truck parking was added at the site located on U.S. 30 at mile marker 184.

Jerke said the site was refurbished mainly to address Americans with Disabilities Act compliance issues and to repair the aging infrastructure at the site.

“The parking was not expanded because this is the district’s least-used rest area, and the parking is expected to be adequate for several years to come,” he said.

Jerke added that many truckers traveling through the area “will often continue on U.S. 30 to I-84 at Bliss and stop at the Bliss Rest Area … where there is more than enough truck parking.”