California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Caltrans Opens RV Stations at Sunbeam Rest Area

SAN DIEGO – Recreational Vehicle Owners traveling near El Centro will be happy to note that the RV Stations at the Sunbeam rest areas on both directions of Interstate 8 are now open, according to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

The stations had been closed since October 2009 when construction began to upgrade the rest areas to Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The rest areas opened last May while work continued on the RV stations.

Crews replaced the septic system and installed an evaporation pond to meet requirements set by the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The new system allows treated recycled water to irrigate the lawn from beneath the surface.

Contact the Caltrans Public Information Office at (619) 688-6670 or visit the website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist11 for more information.

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