Governor Mike DeWine wants better highway rest areas

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FILE- This July 21, 2009 file photo shows signs and barriers marking the closing of an Interstate 64 rest stop near Richmond, Va. The Virginia Department of Transportation closed 18 rest stops due to budget cuts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber,File)

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration want to improve the state’s highway rest areas. reports the Republican governor spoke recently about the “sorry” state of Ohio’s rest areas in an address to an Ohio Contractors Association conference in Columbus.

Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks also told this past week that the rest areas should be places where the state promotes “all that’s good about Ohio.”

The administration’s vision includes lodge- or chalet-style buildings, well-lit parking areas and dog parks.

Flat-screen TVs would display weather conditions, with kiosks highlighting information about great Ohioans and other state information.

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