Rest Areas-USA Discussion

 

This thread is for discussing the Rest Areas USA POI files location changes only. Any questions or concerns in regards to the formatting or management of these files should be sent directly to me via my contact tab.

The Rest Areas file is maintained through the generous volunteer efforts of POI Factory member(s), so please be courteous and patient in awaiting adjustments to location change notifications.

~Angela

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Update: WK Service Plaza (also on Natcher Pkwy) has reopened

This affects the W K Parkway and W H Natcher Parkway sections of both "Rest Areas with Restrooms" and "Rest Areas Combined" POIS as follows:

-86.809229 37.385092 KY,W H NATCHER PKWY,NB,SERVICE PLAZA, MM43 [RR,,VM,,HF]|Gas, Food
-86.811711 37.388488 KY,W H NATCHER PKWY,SB,SERVICE PLAZA, MM43 [RR,,VM,,HF]|Gas, Food
-86.831827 37.373088 KY,W KY PKWY,EB,SERVICE PLAZA LEFT EXIT, MM76.5 [RR,,VM,,HF]|Gas, Food
-86.823899 37.378766 KY,W KY PKWY,WB,SERVICE PLAZA LEFT EXIT, MM76.5 [RR,,VM,,HF]|Gas, Food

As of 9 March this service plaza has apparently reopened after a delay of roughly a month (https://www.facebook.com/Paducahdrone/videos/942748959221012... and other multiple reports at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beaver-Dam-Rest-Stop/16551291...)

Services: Gas, Food (Godfather's Pizza, Huck's), RR, VM, HF, Travel Store

Rest area reopening

Thanks, I will remove the statement "closed for renovation" for the Beaver Dam Service Plaza.

Rest Area thread

It is FUN maintaining this file and all of the files I maintain. I just have to keep telling myself this.

Thank You, Mahoney!

I think sometimes people forget that all the POI files other than the camera files are maintained by volunteers.

Thank you for sharing your most valuable resource, your time.

~Angela

Let me second that, Mahoney!

Let me second that, Mahoney! I use the Rest Area files and I really appreciate that.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Thank you!!!!

mahoney wrote:

It is FUN maintaining this file and all of the files I maintain. I just have to keep telling myself this.

The Rest Areas POI are the most important and used POI on my GPS.

Thank you!!!!

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The efforts are appreciated!

mahoney wrote:

It is FUN maintaining this file and all of the files I maintain. I just have to keep telling myself this.

Your work on this (and the volunteer work on the other POIs) is really appreciated--I'm just glad I can give back to help now and again.

Indian Nation Turnpike Service Plazas, Oklahoma

I just saw an article regarding the service plazas on this turnpike. The Antlers Service Plaza (mm 17) and the Eufala Service Plaza (mm 92) have been closed. They have been replaced by the McAlester Service Plaza (mm 66). Unless anyone knows different, I will be making the necessary changes to the file and NO, this is not an April fools joke.

Thanks....

This information is very helpful.

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I-77 Rest Area changes in NC.

Just a note for those members that are traveling I-77 in North Carolina. A new Rest Area has opened at MM 58 and is located in the median serving both NB and SB travelers. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are CLOSING 4 REST AREAS along this stretch of I-77 (NB,MM39, SB,MM39, SB,MM63 and NB,MM 72). Be prepared, you may have to stand in line to use the facilities. The new rest area has 6 restrooms including 2 for families. Not sure how many were available at the 4 deleted rest areas, but I bet it was more than 6.

You can see the following article regarding the above.

https://www.truckersnews.com/new-rest-area-opens-on-i-77-in-...

Direction of Travel Determination

Normally when you see the direction of travel for a specific line item (rest area), you will see either SB or NB on EB or WB. This is the case when ONE or more highways provide access and these are listed as having the same direction of travel. However in a few cases where more that ONE highway provides access, these highway may not be listed as having the same direction of travel.
This is the case of the Haywood County rest areas in NC. These rest areas are located on highways US23 and US74. US 23 is a north/south highway, whereas US 74 is a east/west highway. The following is the info in column C:

EXAMPLE:

NC,US-23/74,NB/EB,HAYWOOD COUNTY REST AREA

The first highway number in this case US23, you are traveling NB (the first direction listed)and the second highway number US74, you are traveling EB (the second direction listed)

Corrections

Is a post here or an email to Mahoney best method to note corrections?

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Generally an email is better.

But you can post also.

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Email vs Posting

Either way is acceptable. However, I am more likely to respond quicker if you send me a email. I try and look thru my emails on a daily basis. Not that often with the posting.
Do you presently have any inputs/corrections?

Thank you sooo much.

I can't tell you how much this poi file has become so helpful! Thanks for your hard work.

Great file

allbizz wrote:

I can't tell you how much this poi file has become so helpful! Thanks for your hard work.

I use this file a lot.

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UT I-80 RR(VT) Update

These rest areas show RR(VT), but should show as RR, as they have flush toilets.
UT,I-80,EB,SALT FLATS REST AREA, MM10
UT,I-80,WB,SALT FLATS REST AREA, MM10
UT,I-80,EB,GRASSY MOUNTAIN REST AREA, MM54
UT,I-80,WB,GRASSY MOUNTAIN REST AREA, MM54
Thank you for this file.

UT I-80 Rest Areas

Thanks for the update. I will make the correction to both Rest Area files

Thank you for maintaining

Thank you for maintaining the file. This has proven very useful on many a cross-country road trip.

CHANGES/UPDATES

ARKANSAS rest area changes:

White River rest area I-40 WB, MM199. Reported as open by user Janet.

ARIZONA rest area changes:

Sacaton rest areas on I-10 EB and WB MM182 have reopened. (ADOT)
Canoa Ranch rest areas on I-19 NB and SB MM55 are currently closed for rehabilitation.
Painted Cliffs rest area on I-40 EB and WB MM358 is closed for rehabilitation.

OHIO rest area changes:

Guernsey rest area on I-77 SB in Ohio will temporarily close around 7/15/19 for approximately 4 weeks for a paving project.
File will NOT be changed to reflect this.

Ohio.gov web page shows Preble Welcome Center I-70 EB MM3 is open. File will be changed to reflect this.
Preble rest area I-70 WB MM3 is not listed on this web page. Does anyone know the latest status of this rest area?

Submitted by maddog67:
Warren County rest areas I-71 NB and SB MM34 have reopened.

WISCONSIN rest area changes:

The Theresa and Lomira rest areas have been listed as being located on US-41. This section of hwy is now listed as an
Interstate. File has been changed to reflect I-41.

I have added the Grant County rest area 106. This rest area serves US-61/151 both NB and SB and also
serves SR-11 WB. Three sets of coordinates are listed.

THE ABOVE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT UPDATE.

Me Too

Like a lot of people have already said for themselves, I owe a big vote of thanks to mahoney for all of the work that he continues to put into this file. The subject may seem mundane compared to that of many other POI files, but this file can be a really, really useful resource.

My thanks again for maintaining the Rest Areas file.

- Tom -

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I really like this file,

I really like this file, because, while the built in Stops are there, they don't put an Icon on the map like the POI file does. When you are zoomed out traveling at speed, it's easy to take a quick glance to see if there are any blue dots showing.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

YUP!

-et- wrote:

Like a lot of people have already said for themselves, I owe a big vote of thanks to mahoney for all of the work that he continues to put into this file. The subject may seem mundane compared to that of many other POI files, but this file can be a really, really useful resource.

My thanks again for maintaining the Rest Areas file.

- Tom -

As the old Smokey Robinson hit says … "I second that emotion." Mahoney is an incredible asset to this forum and its members. Thanks Mahoney … hope you are enjoying this Independence Day!

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Status of the Preble rest area I-70 WB MM3 in Ohio.

Thanks to maddog67 this rest area is closed and the closure will probably be permanent. This is reflected in the latest file update of 6/30/2019. According to maddog67, the next rest area WB is approx 13 miles west at Exit 141,Centerville,Indiana.

THANKS

I am taking this opportunity to say thanks to the very kind comments regarding this file. I really appreciate them.

I attempt to keep this file updated as often as I can with the use of the various websites, but many times they are outdated. In most cases, I find that the most "up to date" status comes from members/users of the file. Please continue with the inputs regarding any changes/corrections/status to the rest areas.

Update for the Illinois Interstate Rest Areas

Changes to the Illinois Interstate Rest Areas per
http://www.idot.illinois.gov/travel-information/roadway-info...

I-24 has been listed as SB/NB, should be EB/WB
Fort Massac Welcome Center is now open

I-39 Willow Creek Rest Areas (both NB and SB) are now closed.

I-55 Homestead Rest Areas (both NB and SB) are now open.

I-55 Funks Grove Rest Area (both NB and SB direction) is now open.

I-57 Trail of Tears Rest Areas (both NB and SB) are now open.

I-64 Goshen Road Rest Area EB is now open.

I-70 Silver Lake Rest Area WB is closed.

I-70 National Trail Rest Area (both EB and WB) are closed.

I-70 Cumberland Road Rest Area WB is now open

AZ Canoa Ranch Re4st Area

These two rest areas on I-19 have now been reopened.

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Aagaard
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