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Wells Bridge rest area

Wells Bridge I-88 Rest Area Reopens, Joining Worcester’s

Wells Bridge I-88 Rest Area

Reopens, Joining Worcester’s

Senator Seward makes it official on site today: I-88’s Wells Bridge rest area has reopened after seven years.

WELLS BRIDGE – After seven years of rest, the Interstate 88 rest area here is open again to between exits 12 and 11 to westbound drivers.

On site today, State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, who obtained the necessary state funds to reopen this rest area – and, in 2014, the one in Worcester as well – announced the news.

When the closings were announced in 2010, “I joined with the motoring public in voicing opposition,” said Seward.  “Closing these rest areas compromised public safety and sent a message that New York State was dilapidated and rundown.”

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