A rest area in Idaho that was closed down for six months for repairs reopened on Monday, Jan. 10. The site has space for five truck spots and 18 vehicle spots, including two new handicapped parking spaces.
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.”
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