ODOT to Open U.S. Route 33 Meigs County Rest Areas
MARIETTA (Thursday, April 18, 2013)After breaking ground in August 2012, The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10 will open the newly modernized U.S. Route 33 rest areas in Meigs County on Monday, April 22.
“The modernization of these rest areas displays ODOT’s commitment to supporting our local partners,” said ODOT District 10 Deputy Director T. Steve Williams.  “We are thankful for the leadership of the Meigs County Commissioners, and particularly former commissioner Tom Anderson for making this a reality.” 
The primitive rest areas were built in the 1960s and have not been upgraded since 1987.  With this modernization, the rest areas have been upgraded to include new water and septic infrastructure as well as updated electric to make the facility more energy-efficient. 
During a recent Meigs County Commissioners meeting, commissioner Tim Ihle stated, “It’s been a long time coming and we are very grateful with the rest area modernization.  Thanks to the upgrades, visitors to the rest areas will now have a much better experience.”
According to a traffic count in 2011, the Meigs rest areas receive nearly 500 cars daily. 
For more information contact:
David Rose, District 10 Communications Manager, at (740) 568-3904 or email david.rose@dot.state.oh.us