The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close two Interstate 85 rest areas, one off the northbound lanes in Franklin County and the other off southbound lanes in Gwinnett County, on Aug. 25.
“Many factors have gone into the decision to close these rest areas,” said DOT District Engineer Russell McMurry.
“Criminal activity is rising at these locations. Safety is definitely a factor in this decision. Private development along the interstate now provides the services offered by rest areas”
McMurry also said the condition of the rest areas “has deteriorated and the cost to maintain them is high.”