As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation's (ODOT) 2010-2011 Business Plan to remodel and modernize 44 statewide rest areas, District 10 will begin upgrading and renovating four of its rest areas starting midnight on November 14, 2010.

The four rest areas include U.S. Route 50 eastbound rest area in Torch (Athens County); State Route 7 northbound rest area in Kanauga (Gallia County); and both the eastbound and westbound U.S. Route 33 rest areas in Hocking County.

"These renovations are part of a statewide effort to modernize and upgrade our rest areas to be more energy efficient," said District Deputy Director Karen Pawloski.

The renovation and energy efficient upgrades will consist of all new plumbing, electrical wiring, energy efficient windows and doors, new concrete floors, new tile, all new bathroom fixtures, a new HVAC system and new roof covering. The renovation will also include updating all buildings to current ADA standards.

Weather permitting, the rest areas will be closed for approximately six months.

Click HERE to view all statewide rest areas under construction.