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Bootheel Welcome Center Improvements Forthcoming

SIKESTON, MO - Missouri is working on a proposal to improve its interstate rest areas serving the traveling public.  And, southeast Missouri can expect some improvements to its facilities in New Madrid and Pemiscot counties in the next few years.

"The current plan calls for the construction of two new welcome centers, one north of Hayti along the northbound lanes and a second near the current rest area facility at Marston along the southbound lanes," says Area Engineer Jeff Lambert.  "The welcome centers will include rest-room facilities as well as floor space to provide information to the public about local attractions for travelers, and are usually staffed by the Missouri Division of Tourism."

The plan would also close three current rest areas.  The two sites located just north of the Arkansas state line on I-55 near Steele would be converted into truck parking for commercial haulers.  The existing welcome center on the northbound lanes near Marston would either be eliminated completely or also converted to a truck parking facility, with a new welcome center on the southbound lanes at Marston.

 

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