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McGuireville rest area to close for renovations

Rest area to close for 45 days to receive upgraded water system, facilities
July 18, 2013

PHOENIX — The McGuireville rest area along Interstate 17 at milepost 298 near State Route 179 will close to the public for approximately 45 days in order to complete renovations to the rest area, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Both facilities on either side of I-17 will close on Monday, July 22 so crews can renovate the water pump house and upgrade the restrooms. The project also includes the drilling of a new well and revamping the existing sewer lines.

The project, which began on June 3, has reached a point where the rest area needs to close in order to allow crews to finish upgrades.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate facilities either in Flagstaff or at the Sunset Point rest area located along I-17 at milepost 252 during the closure.

This renovation will help revamp the water system, which is a key component of the rest area. Water is needed to operate the restroom facilities, the septic system and the drinking fountains as well as provide for the needs of the caretakers who live on site.

A listing of all state highway rest areas is available from our website.

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De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.