Fort Massac Rest Area Closes

Massac Co. — The Fort Massac Rest Area on Interstate 24 is closed as IDOT continues to make cuts due to the lack of a state budget. It marks the second state rest area closure this week as Cumberland Rest Stop in Eastern Illinois was also closed yesterday. The popular rest area will likely be closed long-term while the department works to minimize spending. According to IDOT records, the stop employs 17 people and sees an average of 2 million visitors per year.