Budget Woes Spell Doom for Highway Rest Areas

As millions of Americans take to the road for the holiday weekend, a
humble highway fixture is under attack.

Later this month, cash-strapped Virginia plans to barricade entrances
and switch off the plumbing and electricity at nearly half its highway
rest areas. Other states also are lowering budgetary axes on the
public pit stops that have lined the interstate highway system since
its creation in 1956.