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Arizona To Expand Rest Area In Another Move To Aid Truckers

Arizona is taking another step that benefits long-distance truckers hauling freight during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The state Department of Transportation has announced a nearly $4 million project will add a total of 38 additional parking spaces for big rigs on the two sides of the Haviland Rest Area on Interstate 40 west of Kingman.

The department previously raised weight limits for trucks carrying supplies for the COVID-19 relief effort and reopened two long-closed rest areas near Flagstaff to provide additional overnight parking for truckers.

In another move, the department authorized food trucks to operate at rest areas to make it easier for truckers to obtain meals at a time when takeout options in some communities are limited.

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