Public Meeting On Tap For Adams County Rest Area
Chillicothe (Friday, November 16, 2012) – The Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the department’s proposal to close a rest area and vacate a portion of the right of way in Adams County.
ODOT currently maintains a roadside rest area on U.S. Route 52 at Sandy Springs. As part of ODOT District 9’s facility maintenance program, this rest area is being addressed to determine its purpose, need and sustainability.
“While rest areas such as this once served a much-useful purpose for motorists, today’s travelers are using alternative means of services or seeking more modern facilities,” said District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “Given its present condition, age and the costs to upgrade it, the department wishes to dispose of the facility and proceed with the appropriate steps to close it.”
Deemed a primitive rest area, the existing facility consists of a non-flush privy, and it is limited or restricted use. Along with deferred maintenance, the restroom poses health and safety risks, and the antiquated facility is not compliant with state and federal guidelines.
ODOT officials will conduct a meeting to address the closure of these facilities on Tuesday, November 27, at the Green Township Fire House, located at 2243 Blue Creek Road in Rome (Stout), from 5 until 7 p.m. The general public is invited to attend and provide comments about this initiative.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio