Maintenance crews will close the Gee Creek rest areas located on both directions of I-5 near Battle Ground and the State Route 502 interchange (Exit 11)
RIDGEFIELD – Travelers on Interstate 5 who need to take a break from the road should plan ahead next week.
Beginning Mon., March 14, the Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close the Gee Creek rest areas located on both directions of I-5 near Battle Ground and the State Route 502 interchange (Exit 11) to perform annual maintenance and repair work.
During the closure, WSDOT maintenance crews will deep clean each location, repave portions of damaged pavement, repair damaged picnic areas, update landscaping and conduct routine safety inspections of the electrical and plumbing systems.
- The northbound and southbound I-5 Gee Creek rest areas will close from 6 a.m. Mon., March 14, until 5 p.m. Mon., March 21.
Both rest areas are among the busiest in the state, with more than 1 million annual visitors utilizing both facilities, a figure calculated by the number of toilet flushes.