Submitted by Washington State Department of Transportation

In advance of the busy summer travel season, Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will temporarily close the Elma Safety Rest Area off eastbound State Route 8 for annual maintenance and repairs over two days next week.

From 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, crews will close the site’s restrooms and grounds to complete several maintenance projects, including removing hazard trees. The nearest rest area is the Scatter Creek Rest Area off northbound Interstate 5 north of Centralia.

WSDOT operates Safety Rest Areas across the state to give travelers a place to take a break before continuing their journey.


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