Two newly renovated rest areas were opened back up to the traveling public Wednesday.
They are located on Interstate 55 in Copiah County and had been closed since January 2010.
The main renovations included widening the truck parking areas and rehabilitating the water treatment plant.
New lights were installed for better security and each facility has brand new sidewalks, a plaza with accent lighting and benches, and landscaped flower beds and shrubs.
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