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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

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Closing Rest Areas: Why Couldn't DOTs Finish What They Start?

Posted 01-13-2021 at 07:50 PM by case44


In driving around my state and my neighboring state, I've seen rest areas on major interstate highways close in recent years. New ones were built since at different locations, but what became of the ones which closed?

Departments of Transportation personnel are supposed to get rid of the buildings, but they should also be getting rid of all the concrete parking areas and the associated ramps. Most of the ones I've seen, Texas and Oklahoma can't seem to get rid of the last vestiges of such former rest areas. They're supposed to leave no trace that a rest area was ever there. Well, they've failed. Have you seen what a partial ramp looks like? You couldn't attempt to drive on any of them. They look tacky when there's a little bit of ramp and there's crumpled concrete and dirt in the remaining sections!

Guys, finish the job you started. You want to erase a rest area after a new one is built??

Ditch it. All of it. Now.
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