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Government Camp rest area closed temporarily

Restroom lockout will continue throughout the daytime hours Thursday, Sept. 19

The Government Camp rest area on Highway 26, operated by Oregon Travel Experience, will close for 13 daytime hours from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

The temporary closure is necessary to facilitate repaving and restriping in the area’s parking lot, said Jason Nash, OTE rest area director of operations.

The rest area is the only one for miles in the Mount Hood area. Nash said he is sorry if the closure causes problems for drivers, but it is the only way to accomplish the objective.

“There are no other highway safety rest areas located nearby,” Nash said, “and OTE apologizes for the inconvenience as we work to improve the Government Camp facilities.”

The temporary rest area closure has been coordinated with the Oregon Department of Transportation and the construction contractor.

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