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Re: Service-Free Sections of Interstate
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2009, 02:38:43 PM »

Seems like a risk to rely on them, since I'm sure many people do stop in, use the restroom, and walk out without buying anything - something store managers may frown upon.
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Re: Service-Free Sections of Interstate
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2009, 04:35:00 AM »

I think  I-40 between Barstow and Needles is a long strech. about 140 miles of just desert with one rest stop each way :pan:
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Re: Service-Free Sections of Interstate
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2009, 02:09:32 PM »

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I'm guessing that Louisiana's philosophy about rest areas is basically that since most folk will be using private gas stations and truck stops to rest and relieve themselves, they don't see the need for rest areas as much.

Same philosophy Missouri is using now.  Whenever I-44 gets rebuilt, there will be a 100+ mile gap in rest areas (St. Clair or somewhere near Eureka to Conway).  Which I don't like because there are some days I just want a bathroom, not to buy another cup of coffee or a candy bar, and I don't think many gas stations offer weather info - not that Missouri does that in rest areas currently, but that is something they should add.

I think I-44 might have a decent gap in fast food joints, from the Fort Leonard Wood spur (Exit 161) to the westernmost Rolla exit (184), but I think I-29 or I-35 will have greater gaps.

Illinois has some decent gaps in fast-food services.  I don't believe I-57 has any south of IL 13 (Exit 54), and I don't think it has any in Missouri.  I-24 only has fast food at IL 146 (Exit 16) and US 45 (Exit 37).  I-64 appear to go from IL 15 (mile 70 something in Mt. Vernon to IL 1 (Exit 130, only a Subway there).
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Re: Service-Free Sections of Interstate
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2009, 02:24:45 PM »

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Illinois has some decent gaps in fast-food services.  I don't believe I-57 has any south of IL 13 (Exit 54), and I don't think it has any in Missouri.  I-24 only has fast food at IL 146 (Exit 16) and US 45 (Exit 37).  I-64 appear to go from IL 15 (mile 70 something in Mt. Vernon to IL 1 (Exit 130, only a Subway there).

Having been on I-57 and I-24 to/from Chicago and Nashville, I know you are correct.  (I just didn't remember the specifics.)  IIRC There's not a lot on I-24 in Kentucky between Paducah and Hopkinsville/Ft. Campbell either.
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Re: Service-Free Sections of Interstate
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2009, 10:06:08 PM »

Louisiana has closed all rest areas on I-20 permanently except for the welcome centers at the state lines, and a pair near MP 95 in Lincoln Parish.  That would be almost the half-way point across the state.
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