Michigan DOT set to close I-275 rest area

The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced it will close the I-275 northbound rest area near Westland next month, cutting 29 truck parking spaces from the area.

MDOT says the rest area “has exceeded its useful service life and would require significant investment to remain open.” The location will close permanently on Nov. 14.

The department says the site was built in 1977 in what was a mostly rural area at the time, but now it is more urbanized with motorist services at nearby exits.

MDOT says other nearby rest areas include the Belleville rest area on westbound I-94 and the Carleton rest area on southbound I-275. Other nearby truck parking is available on I-75 at exit 32B and on I-94 at exit 200, the department adds.