Illinois interstate rest stops closed for maintenance set to reopen

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SPRINGFIELD - Eight Illinois interstate rest areas that have been closed due to maintenance are set to reopen by the end of this year.

The Gateway rest area on Interstate 64, the Salt Kettle rest area on Interstate 74, and parts of the Silver Lake rest area on Interstate 70 have undergone bathroom renovations and upgrades.

The Funks Grove rest area on Interstate 55 had to close in July of 2013 due to a septic system failure, and the Trail of Tears rest area on Interstate 57 has been closed for sewer work since July.

The Coalfield rest area on Interstate 55 was closed for roofing repairs, and the Pride of the Prairie rest area on Interstate 72 was closed for a pavement project.

The cost of the work is not yet known.  The eight closed rest areas are set to be reopened by November.
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