NDDOT closes rest area buildings; parking lot areas remain open
March 20, 2020
BISMARCK, N.D. — The state of North Dakota is committed to safety, and in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some facilities have temporarily closed as a precaution to prevent spreading the virus. This is an ever-changing situation, so we recommend that if you plan to visit a facility please call ahead, make an appointment or visit their website before traveling to check on hours, operation changes or event cancellations. Below are some of the current closures:
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) seeks to combat spread of the virus by temporarily closing buildings at rest areas across the state effective March 20 until further notice. Parking lot areas will remain open for use by the public. It has been indicated that transmission of the COVID-19 virus could infect people in “high touch” areas such as those found at public facilities like rest areas. The NDDOT does not have cleaning personnel continuously posted at rest areas. The NDDOT is also experiencing an increase in theft of supplies and vandalism of state rest area facilities. The NDDOT has 21 Rest Areas and many of them are located within a short distance of a town or city. For more information about NDDOT services, please visit our website at www.dot.nd.gov or call toll-free number 1-855-NDROADS (637-6237).
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