The recently closed Summit Rest Area where the Lincoln Monument rests on Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne has reopened.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation says in a press release it has contracted temporary maintenance work and all rest area services are once again available.

The department is still working to hire a full-time caretaker for the rest area.

The rest area was closed Jan. 27 after the previous caretaker suddenly quit. WYDOT closed the area to keep it from becoming unsanitary without maintenance services.

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