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Concerns raised about closing Danbury's highway rest stop bathroom

Wilton Senator Toni Boucher has written to the Connecticut Department of Transportation with public safety and public health concerns at Connecticut's highway rest stops.  She says it sends a bad signal to travellers coming through the state, that things are so bad Connecticut can't even keep rest stops open.


The DOT recently announcement that there will no longer be any toilet facilities or portable toilets at highway rest areas in Danbury and elsewhere.


Boucher is asking the Commissioner whether the lack of rest rooms will create a sanitation problem and if so, what precautions DOT is taking.  She also wants to know whether State Police will be available to ensure the safety of truckers using these areas to sleep.


Boucher noted that it's just $84 a month for a portable toilet, with one cleaning a week included.  Extra cleanings, which she said were needed badly, were pegged at 18-dollars each.

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