The Sacaton Rest Area on Interstate 10 north of Casa Grande has reopened after a renovation that included upgrades to its restrooms, water lines, septic tanks, electrical and mechanical systems and paint, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The project is combined with one underway at the Interstate 19 Canoa Ranch Rest Area in southern Arizona. The total cost for both upgrades is $4.3 million.
Canoa Ranch Ranch Area, serving northbound I-19 travelers at kilometer 52 (milepost 32) and southbound at kilometer 54 (milepost 33), closed today, Thursday, Nov. 8, for an estimated six months of similar work.
Sacaton Rest Area, serving eastbound travelers at milepost 181 and westbound travelers at milepost 184, is about 30 miles southeast of Phoenix near State Route 387. Other improvements completed there include upgrades to comply with the Americans with Disability Act and replacing a water supply line running from the westbound facility to the eastbound facility.
In recent years, ADOT has invested in repairing and replacing rest area infrastructure that has been in place for as long as 50 years. A renovation continues at the Interstate 40 Haviland Rest Area, serving both directions between mileposts 116 and 117 near Kingman. The Interstate 8 Mohawk Rest Area reopened in 2017 after a renovation, and in 2016 ADOT completed renovations of the I-10 Texas Canyon and San Simon rest areas between Tucson and the New Mexico line.