Vernal City, in coordination with UDOT and Uintah County, has decided to decommission and remove the rest area west of Vernal. Mayor Hammond comments, “During our budget process, we explored many options to reduce the cost of city government and promote our local businesses. This is a service that was non-essential and we can focus on other priorities within the City.” The rest area sits about 1.5 miles outside of the city limits and is on UDOT property. That being said, Vernal City pays for the services including trash, porta-john, patrol, trash cleanup, weed control, snow removal and general maintenance. Items on site such as the pavilion structure, picnic tables and parking lot lights will be reused at the Buckhills Complex. Local UDOT crews will start removing the pavement and concrete on Tuesday, October 7th.