The South Carolina Department of Transportation is closing four interstate rest areas Wednesday. By closing the under-utilized rest areas on the highways, the South Carolina DOT hopes to save money while having a minimal impact to the public.
The rest stops that have been closed are:
-Interstate 85 in Cherokee County: mile marker 89
-Interstate 26 in Berkeley County: mile marker 202
-Interstate 95 in Florence County: northbound and southbound at mile marker 170.
The facilities were chosen due to their age and condition, traffic counts and the availability of other restrooms and truck parking that are nearby.
The South Carolina DOT says they prefer to keep these service facilities open, but with limited funds, they had to close those rest areas that were used less.