After being closed for several years, the Salt River Canyon rest stop along U.S. Route 60 will reopen this fall, our bosses at the Arizona Department of Transportation announced last week.
The rest area has been closed because of a lack of funding for improvements, but several rest areas around Arizona have been improved through an ADOT program that began in 2011.
Crews will improve the area’s restrooms, repave the parking lot and add new signs, among other renovations. The rest area will be maintained by a private company that has partnered with ADOT.
(The photo above is not the rest stop. It’s not in that bad of shape.)