ASHLAND, Ore-- If you plan on driving along I-5 soon you will see a new rest area.
The Siskiyou Rest Area and Welcome Center will act as a key safety rest stop for people coming into Oregon from California. It will also house an office for Oregon State Police working I-5.
Local and state officials recognized the people who helped build the 12 million dollar facility.
"We have a number of ways to reach consumers. This will be listed on our website, this will be listed in our visitor guide that goes out to hundreds of thousands of visitors. So when their looking at planning their trip and interested where these welcome centers are, they will see that this center is here, and is open, and is ready for business." said Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon.
The facility has been in construction for more than 20 years since the old rest area, at mile post 10, was closed for safety in the late 1990s. This new rest area will open to the public later this month.