Some want to put the brakes on rest area closures

Excerpt from WTNH News 8.

The state’s rest areas are where travelers and truckers can pull over and rest, but soon that may be all they can do at some of them.

Right now, the facilities at seven rest areas throughout the state are closed more than they are open. Most are open only between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

“These places we rely on,” said Perry Graham, who is from Canada.

He makes deliveries in 49 U.S. states and doesn’t want to see the hours reduced to none.

“Where do you go otherwise? These are directly on your route,” said Graham. “They’re a service for the truck driver. To close them down seems unfair.”

“Now we’ve replaced our welcome houses with outhouses and we’re gonna replace the outhouses with nothing,” said Meriden Republican Senator Len Suzio. “They’re even talking about even taking the outhouses away right now.”

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