The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that the U.S. 35 rest area in western Jackson County, near the Ross County border, will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. for planned utility work by American Electric Power (AEP). The rest area will be without power during this work and will be closed to the public until work is completed. The rest area’s parking lot, however, will remain open. Motorists are advised to plan ahead to utilize alternate locations during this work. Work on this project is estimated to be completed on Jan. 18 by 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the District 9 Public Information Office at 740-773-2691.