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Routine tank cleaning closes buildings at Interstate 75 rest areas south of Findlay
Temporary toilet facilities, hand sanitizers available
LIMA (Monday, September 16, 2013) Access to the buildings at both the northbound and southbound rest areas on Interstate 75 south of Findlay will be unavailable beginning today while routine cleaning of water storage tanks is performed.
Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 deputy director, said the buildings are expected to reopen by the end of the week. Toilet facilities will be restored at that time, but water for drinking and hand washing may not be immediately available until all testing is completed.
During the closure, access to the rest area parking lots will be available as will temporary toilet facilities and hand sanitizers.
Crews will perform the same procedure at the U.S. 30 rest areas near Cairo next week which will close both the eastbound and westbound buildings. Access to the parks, temporary toilet facilities and hand sanitizing will also be made available at this location. Work here is expected to be completed within a week.
Ohio’s highways are essential to keeping and creating new jobs. With a mission to provide easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for maintaining one of the largest transportation networks in the nation. Guided by ethical principles and accountability, ODOT works to improve safety, enhance travel and advance economic development. As a $2.8 billion enterprise, the department wisely invests in its core services of snow and ice removal, annual construction program and highway maintenance operations.
For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email