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FDOT Rest Area Program

Dean Perkins, R.A.
Production Support Office

605 Suwannee Street
Mail Station 40
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Tel: 850-414-4359
Fax: 850-414-4796
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The Florida Department of Transportation’s Rest Area program was originated to provide safe rest stops for Florida’s motoring public. As originally planned, Rest Area's were located a maximum of 45 minutes traveling time apart. This has generally been realized with few exceptions.

The Rest Area program has two components: Central Office Program Management, and District Project Management. By District request, the Rest Area program manager develops and coordinates the programming of the Rest Area work program with district assistance, providing architectural/engineering support for individual projects.



Rest Area Site Information

In December 2014, Florida DOT opened its newest rest area on Alligator Alley (I-75) as the Collier County Rest Area at MM-63. The facility, south of the highway serves traffic in both directions and is near a crossing of the Florida Trail. At this location are also a Fire Station and Emergency Services offices to serve the Big Cypress and Everglades corridor. Plans are underway to add a companion facility north of the highway.

Rest Area Location Map
FHWA Sponsorship
Long Range Plan

Along I-10, renovations to the rest areas in Leon County and replacement of the rest areas in Jefferson county are underway.  Leon Westbound rest area is expected to be completed in mid-February 2016 and the Eastbound facility should to be complete in mid-March.   Jefferson County Westbound will close upon the Leon Westbound opening and Jefferson Eastbound will close upon Leon Eastbound opening.