By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARLOWE, W.Va. - Travelers heading south on Interstate 81 through West Virginia will have to wait a while longer to find relief.
The rest area and information center located just south of the Maryland border are closed as workers renovate the facility, said Eddie Lucas, crew leader of the Interstate 81 maintenance shop of the West Virginia Department of Transportation. His shop is responsible for maintenance on the 26 miles of I-81 through West Virginia and the two rest facilities - one off the southbound lanes and the other off the northbound lanes.
The renovation work started on Monday and is expected to be finished by tonight, Lucas said.
The facility will reopen on Friday morning, he said.
The workers are installing new partitions in the rest rooms, he said. The facility is 22 years old and it is the first time the partitions have been changed, he said.