Quick turnaround for commercial vehicle parking at rest areas

Quick turnaround for commercial vehicle parking at rest areas

By Ryan Harding / ADOT Communications
June 12, 2020

Two fast-moving projects are promoting safety along the I-40 corridor. One of these projects entered the planning stages a few months ago and just finished construction last week: commercial truck parking expansion at the Haviland Rest Area west of Kingman.

Because the Haviland Rest Area project was deemed an emergency due to the current public health situation, it moved from approval to finish in under three months to help long-haul truckers who have been crucial in COVID-19 relief efforts.

The rest area, which has an eastbound and westbound facility, had 14 total parking spaces (seven in each direction) for commercial vehicles to use. Now, that number has been expanded by 38 spaces – 22 for the eastbound facility and 16 for the westbound facility.

Truckers are already using the new parking spaces, as you can see from the photo. 

A similar project is at Meteor Crater Rest Area, located on I-40 between Flagstaff and Winslow. The rest area currently has 65 spaces for commercial trucks to use. That number is going to nearly double as crews add 56 spaces – 32 for westbound and 24 for eastbound.

Combined, these two projects are adding nearly 100 parking spaces for commercial vehicles along the busy I-40 corridor. More parking spaces means more opportunities for truckers to rest, which in turn means safer roads for everyone.

The project at Meteor Crater is scheduled to wrap up in the next several weeks.