Down the Road: Parkway, Turnpike Rest Stops to Get Makeovers by 2024

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Governor Chris Christie said it is time the aging rest stops along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway got a makeover.

Christie said the State has agreed to give Sunoco and food service firm HMSHost a 25-year contract on both of the major toll roads in exchange for $250 million in renovations.

Christie said many of the plazas date back to the 1950s and need newer facilities.

Some of South Jersey's service areas are scheduled for the renovations, including the Walt Whitman and the John Fenwick service areas on the New Jersey Turnpike.

Christie said he expects work would be done by 2024, and that there could be some closures during construction. 

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