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Rest Areas Reopened
No drinking water at I-75 parks south of Findlay and U.S. 30 parks near Cairo, temporary toilet facilities only on U.S. 30 west of Van Wert
LIMA (Tuesday, July 03, 2012)Three roadside parks have been reopened to some degree after being closed due to power outages and downed trees caused by last weekend’s storms, said Chris Hardesty, business and human resources administrator with the Ohio Department of Transportation District 1.
The parks on Interstate 75 south of Findlay, and those on U.S. 30 near Cairo have been reopened; however, no drinking water is available at either location.
Both parks on U.S. 30 west of Van Wert now have temporary toilet facilities available but the buildings remain closed due to a continued power outage.
 
In addition, the southbound park on U.S. 23 on the north side of Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County is also now open. The northbound park will close on Monday, July 9th for approximately one month to allow for improvements.
 
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.
 
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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email
D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us