2 main rest stops on the Garden State Parkway closed until further notice
Two main rest stops on the Garden State Parkway in North Jersey have been closed until further notice.
Brookdale South and Vauxhall rest stops are closed for renovations. New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials announced that there will be no food, gasoline or restrooms available at the rest stops located in Bloomfield and Union.
Officials say the rest stops will be demolished and replaced with new facilities.
"Coming up, I saw there was a sign for two gas stations, and I just learned that one of them closed," says driver Thomas Lenihan. "I guess now the line here is kind of long, kind of full today."
The good news for drivers is that there is an alternate gas station open along the northbound side of the parkway.
The rest stops are expected to be closed for 9 months to a year.
Click here for a list of travel resources to help find other rest stops in the area.