AMES, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at milepost 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County beginning Nov. 15.
The rest area is used mostly by commercial motor carriers.
Because the ramp from the rest area to I-35 is on an incline, large vehicles often have trouble getting traction to merge onto I-35 during winter weather, causing a dangerous situation on the roadway, an IDOT news release stated.
The rest area is expected to reopen in late April 2022.
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Iowa rest area to close for winterComment
This undeveloped rest area is just like nearly every Canadian rest area. I’m sure any American driver that goes north, goes through some culture shock when it comes to amenities for truckers.