DOTD to hold ribbon cutting and grand opening for Tremont Safety Rest Area, Lincoln Parish
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 1:51:45 PM
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April 5, 2017

Contact: Erin Buchanan
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DOTD to hold ribbon cutting and grand opening for Tremont Safety Rest Area, Lincoln Parish

WHO: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson, Mayor Bill Sanderson (Choudrant), Mayor Ronnie Walker (Ruston), Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone, Rep. Rob Shadoin, Sen. Jim Fannin, Lincoln Parish Police Jury representatives

WHAT: A ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Tremont Safety Rest Area near Choudrant in Lincoln Parish

WHEN: April 7, 2017
Time: 10am

WHERE: Tremont Safety Rest Area
Eastbound I-20 at mile post 95
Near Choudrant, Lincoln Parish

MORE INFO: The old safety rest area facility, built in 1986, was demolished and replaced with a new, state of the art complex, including new restrooms and a security office.

The safety rest area was enlarged by 8.5 acres, and features an expanded parking area that accommodates 43 semi-trucks, 3 buses and 68 passenger vehicles. The deceleration and acceleration ramps along I-20 were lengthened to improve safety as vehicles enter and exit the facility.

Along with a new sewer treatment plant, the Tremont Safety Rest Area also features water modifications, 4,242 feet of concrete walks, striping, signage, 13 pavilions, all new LED lighting and a CCTV surveillance system.

Fresh landscaping includes 636 trees, 2,763 shrubs, a 2-acre pollination habitat, an automatic irrigation system, as well as other amenities that accompany the facility.