The Bouse Wash rest area along Interstate 10 at milepost 52 west of Phoenix will receive upgrades to the facilities and plumbing system as part of a rest area rehabilitation program, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The rest area will close to the public on Monday, March 11 in order to receive new plumbing, update the restroom facilities and improve the ramadas. The work is anticipated to be complete this summer.
Drivers are encouraged to use alternate facilities, such as the Burnt Well rest area located at milepost 86 and the Ehrenberg rest area located at milepost 4.7 near the California state line.
This renovation will help revamp the water system, which is a key component of the rest area. Water is needed to operate the restroom facilities, the septic system and the drinking fountains as well as provide for the needs of the caretakers who live on site.
A listing of all state highway rest areas is available HERE.