Seven public rest stops on Connecticut highways that had been scheduled for closing in the next two fiscal years will remain open, after all.

Co-chair of the Transportation Committee, Representative Tony Guerrera says he worked with the governor’s office to scrap the plan.

In his words, “We preach safety on the roads.  We say, “If you’re tired, pull over, rest, take a break.’  Closing the rest areas sends the opposite message.”

The first of the rest stops,  east and westbound on Interstate 84 in Willington,  were scheduled to close July 1.

Guerrera says until the General Assembly can come up with the money for a new septic system at the Willington stop,  portable toilets will be placed there.



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