PHOENIX – The Burnt Well rest area along Interstate 10 west of Phoenix at milepost 86 near Tonopah will receive upgrades to the facilities and plumbing system as part of a rest area rehabilitation program implemented by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Both east and westbound facilities will close to the public on Monday, April 14 in order to receive new plumbing, updated restroom facilities and improved ramadas. The work is anticipated to be complete this summer.
Drivers are encouraged to use alternate facilities, such as the Bouse Wash rest area located at milepost 52 approximately 30 miles east of Quartzsite, and the Ehrenberg rest area located at milepost 4.7 near the California state line.
This renovation will help revamp the water system, which is a key component of the rest area. Water is needed to operate the restroom facilities, the septic system and the drinking fountains as well as provide for the needs of the caretakers who live on site.
The Ehrenberg rest area is also scheduled to undergo similar upgrades as Burnt Well. The project at Ehrenberg will begin after the Burnt Well project is complete.
A map of all state highway rest areas is available at: azdot.gov/maps.