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Maryland House Rest Stop Should Re-Open on Interstate 95 Next Week

The Interstate 95 travel plaza will house a Phillips Seafood, Dunkin' Donuts, Pizza Hut and more when it opens this month.

The rebuilt Maryland House rest stop on Interstate 95 should be open by mid-January, say state officials. Photo: Maryland Transportation Authority
The rebuilt Maryland House rest stop on Interstate 95 should be open by mid-January, say state officials. Photo: Maryland Transportation Authority

Nearly five decades old, the Maryland House will reopen this month on Interstate 95 in Aberdeen featuring a Wendy’s, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Dunkin’ Donuts and a Sunoco gas station, all part of a new $30 million rest stop, reports the Washington Post.

The rest stop was closed in September 2012 and demolished. It has been rebuilt over the past 18 months in a $30 million redevelopment, the newspaper says and should open by mid-January.

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Officials originally planned for the facility to reopen in December 2013. However, there was significant work to be done at the 50-year-old Maryland House, where remediation of fuel-contaminated soil cost $2.6 million, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The building itself is also being redone. Plans call for contemporary design, additional bus parking, free wireless internet and a staffed welcome center, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. Environmentally friendly features like rain gardens, solar panels and high-efficiency lighting are also being incorporated.

Vendors at Maryland House will include Phillips Seafood, Wendy's, Cosi, Dunkin' Donuts, Nathan's, Jamba Juice, Jerry's Subs & Pizza, Currito, Pizza Hut, Auntie Anne's and Baskin Robbins, according to the transportation authority.

The renovation of Maryland House—and, when the Aberdeen facility reopens, of Chesapeake House—comes through a public-private partnership with Areas USA, a company that is footing the bill for much of the work in exchange for rights to operate the travel plazas for several decades, Patch earlier reported.

Sandi Thomas January 07, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Where can you apply now? I don't want to wait until they are open to apply.

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