Indiana rest area project will more than double interstate truck parking

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  1. Rocks

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    Article from Truckers News
    By Truckers News Staff (TN)

    "The state now has some 1,100 truck parking spaces at rest areas. That will increase to 2,500 when the 10-year-long, $275 million project to revamp 16 interstate rest areas is complete."

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  3. '88K100

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    10 years seems a long time to build parking spots that will fall far short again of what is required.
     
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  4. Midwest Trucker

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    That’s great news! Hiking trails and modern facilities too.
     
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  5. bzinger

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    What they need a rest area for ? 70 is already a parking lot .
     
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  6. Wasted Thyme

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    So 10 years to create under capacity lots. By the time it's done. They'll be too small.
     
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  7. Midwest Trucker

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    This is a nice reminder that truckers will find a way to ##### about anything. lol.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

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    275 million to revamp rest areas? That seems like a bit much
     
  10. Wasted Thyme

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    You're forgetting the bribes and kick backs.
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

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    Simple math shows us thats a little over 17 million per rest area. To add 1400 spaces total. Which is 87.5 spaces per rest area. Which comes down to around $195,000 per space..... Does it really cost this much to build truck parking? I think every truckstop would go broke if it cost that much.
     
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