- Photo: Arizona DOT

Photo: Arizona DOT

Commercial truck drivers making their way through Arizona can now find parking space availability at any of Arizona’s rest areas on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Arizona Traveler Information 511 website.

This new feature allows drivers to see how many total spaces are available at each rest area along their routes simply by clicking on the “Map Legend” box on the right-hand side of the screen and checking the box next to “Rest Areas.” Clicking on a rest area location give more detail, including the total number of truck spaces.

“Providing opportunities for long-haul truckers to rest is important in keeping commerce flowing in Arizona,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “During this unprecedented time, truckers have been key to keeping grocery stores stocked and medical facilities supplied. Facilitating these safe locations for rest is key to ADOT’s mission.”

In addition to the 430 total truck parking spaces available at rest areas throughout the state, ADOT temporarily reopened two long-shuttered northern Arizona rest areas, Parks on Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff and Christensen on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff, to provide additional parking spaces during the current public health situation. Projects are also underway at two I-40 rest areas, Haviland and Meteor Crater, to expand truck parking spaces by 38 at Haviland and 60 at Meteor Crater.

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