Eastern Connecticut highway travelers will now have a new place to stop, take a break, and refuel.
Sheri Dell, a representative from Project Service LLC, said that the Plainfield Northbound and Southbound Service Plazas are reopening Friday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m.
Both will feature a Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fast Freddie's Convenience Store, tourism information kiosks designed by Ionescu Technologies, and a Mobil gas station.
The plazas are expected to meet top environmental silver LEED standards with state of-the-art energy efficient heating and air conditioning units along with restrooms that use less water and feature motion-activated lights.
Previously, food and beverage offerings were limited to products sold in Mobil Mart. Both plazas had been closed for renovations since July 1, 2011 and were originally slated to reopen June 2012.
Mike Modine, Director of Operations for Project Service, told Patch that the delayed opening was the result of septic system issues.
The plazas are located on I-395 between exits 89 and 90, the later of which provides access to Route 6.
Project Service is in the process of renovating all 23 highway service plazas statewide.
So far, plazas in Milford on I-95 and North Haven on Route 15 have reopened.
Plazas that are closed for renovations include those on Route 15 in Fairfield and I-95 in Branford and Darien.
All four are slated to reopen in 2013.
The Montville Service Plaza on I-395 Southbound near exit 79A, currently home to a Mobil gasoline station and convenience store, is set to soon to close for renovations but a date has not yet been announced.
The plaza is expected to include a renovated Mobil station along with the introduction of Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Fast Freddie's.