(ADAIR) The scheduled closure of the westbound Interstate 80 rest area, located between Adair and Casey at milepost 80, is being extended into Friday to complete work underway at that location.
The rest area is closed to allow a wind turbine blade to be installed on the facility’s grounds using two large cranes. The blade will ultimately serve as a sculptural element on the site and be accompanied by an interpretive plaque. The blade and transportation to the site were donated to the State of Iowa by Siemens Energy of Fort Madison, Iowa.
Please note, there will be no public or media viewing area for the wind blade installation. Parking on interstate highways and freeways is for emergencies only.