REST AREAS ON A STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

THE STATE OF OHIO HAS, AT THIS DATE, 283 ROADSIDE PARKS OR REST AREAS COMPLETELY EQUIPPED WITH WATER, TOILETS, TABLES, BENCHES, AND FIREPLACES OPEN FOR FREE USE BY THE MOTORING PUBLIC. LAND FOR THESE ROADSIDE PARKS IS USUALLY ACQUIRED BY GIFT FROM INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS OR CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS. WHENEVER A ROAD IS RELOCATED, POTENTIAL REST-AREA SITES ARE STUDIED FOR DEVELOPMENT. ROUGH AREAS NOT SUITED FOR AGRICULTURE ARE OFTEN SELECTED. ATTRACTIVE ROADSIDE SITES OWNED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENTS OF NATURAL RESOURCES, FORESTRY, AND OTHER AGENCIES HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE AVAILABLE TO THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. SITES THAT REQUIRE LARGE EXPENDITURES FOR GRADING AND THOSE WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF TOWNS OR CITIES ARE NOT CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE. PARK SITES ARE DEVELOPED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS, FACILITIES PROVIDED HAVE THIS PRIORITY: PARKING SPACE, TOILETS, TABLES, BRIDGES, AND PLANTING. PARKING SPACE IS DESIGNED WITH CLEAR VISION AT DRIVEWAY ENTRANCES AND EXITS AND SEPARATE SPACE FOR PASSENGER VEHICLES AND TRUCKS. TOILETS ARE USUALLY OF THE PRIVY TYPE WITH WATERTIGHT CONCRETE VAULTS. PICNIC TABLES ARE OF HEAVY TIMBER. SIMPLE STONE FIREPLACES ARE PROVIDED WITH A SUPPLY OF WOOD FROM PARK CLEARING ACTIVITIES. HAND PUMPS PROVIDE DRINKING WATER WHICH IS PERIODICALLY TESTED BY STATE HEALTH AUTHORITIES. DRILLED WELLS ARE USUALLY INSTALLED WITH STANDARD TWO-POST WELL SHELTERS. NATIVE STONE AND SALVAGE BRICK ARE PREFERRED MATERIALS FOR REST-AREA STRUCTURES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 222, pp 5-6
  • Authors:
    • Garmhausen, W J
  • Publication Date: 1952

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  • Accession Number: 00205044
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 1971 12:00AM