Question: Are the people who work at the rest areas able to use the turnaround on the Interstate to get to work? I have noticed that the turnarounds are by the rest area exits, and would save them many miles of travel, depending on the direction they are traveling from.
Answer: No, the turnarounds, or crossovers, on the freeway are not to be used by employees of the rest area. The crossovers are posted with "no U-turn" signs, and are to be used by law enforcement and emergency vehicles along with highway maintenance vehicles. Even though this would save a person considerable miles, they need to use the proper exit like everyone else.
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