Motorists heading north to Chattanooga will see some driving relief with the reopening Monday, March 18, of a rest area on I-75 in Gordon County.
The facility, closed for renovations since January 2018, is to reopen at 7 a.m. after a final inspection, the Georgia Department of Transportation announced.
Outside, the rest area has had its parking lot repaired and re-striped, and sidewalks and landscaping redone, GDOT said. The rest area building has a new roof and gutters, new heating and cooling systems, and new LED lighting with occupancy sensors in restrooms and breezeways.
Also new are restroom counters, mirrors, electric hand dryers, toilets with automatic flush valves, toilet partitions and floor and wall tile, GDOT said. Walls and ceilings were repaired and repainted, and a family restroom was added.
The rest area on southbound I-75 in Gordon County also was renovated and previously reopened. The cost to redo both rest stops totaled $2.5 million, funded by the Georgia LOGO program, with businesses advertising on signs near highway exits.
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