As I frequently drive from Bakersfield to Visalia on Highway 99, I have been expecting that the closed Philip S. Raine rest stops just south of Tulare would be open again for months now. In my research, I learned it was closed on Feb. 23, 2022, for “water, waste water, landscaping and building infrastructure upgrades."

I consider having rest stops closed as a safety hazard to all motorists, especially truckers!