Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

Long-awaited rest stop opens Monday

ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Interstate 75 travelers  passing through Turner County will once again have an opportunity to pull over for some rest and relief, on Monday

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Friday that the newly refurbished Interstate 75 north and south rest areas in Turner County will reopen by 7:00 a.m.

Rest areas nine and 10 closed in September for repairs, remodeling and/or retrofitting. Rest area nine is on I-75 south between exits 75 and 78. Rest area 10 is on I-75 north between exits 84 and 92.

The state spent $2.3 million from the Logo signing program to update sewage treatment systems, parking lots, sidewalks and picnic canopies. The roofs, gutters and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems were replaced. Panels were installed to the underside of breezeway trusses to prevent bird nesting, and state of the art LED light were installed.

Bathroom facility improvements included installing occupancy sensors to lighting, replacing toilet fixtures with automatic flush valves and replacing floor tile, counters, mirrors, electric hand dryers and partitions. Walls and ceilings were repaired and repainted.

(With information from GDOT)

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