Tennessee drivers will soon be able to rest easy near I-55 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tennessee drivers will soon be able to rest easy near I-55

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Tennessee broke ground on a new welcome center along Interstate 55 Friday.

State and local leaders gathered Friday morning for the groundbreaking center on the northbound side of I-55 near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line.

This center will provide a resting area where tired drivers can come and re-energize before heading back on the road. Also, there will be an information center for tourists. 

The new welcome center will feature a modern, energy-efficient design.

Once open, it will become one of more than a dozen centers of its kind across the state.

It is not expected to open to the public until the fall of 2016.

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