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Rest area 17, I-39 southbound/I-90 eastbound
Janesville, Rock County

Rest area number 17 features.

Rest area number 17.


  • North of Janesville, Rock County
  • I-39 southbound/I-90 eastbound
  • Mile marker 168
  • GPS coordinates: N 42 46.470' W -89 00.295'


  • 83 car and 44 truck parking stalls
  • Men's and women's restroom
  • Family/assisted restroom
  • Diaper changing facilities
  • Handicapped accessible
  • Telephones plus TTY
  • Wooded picnic area and tables
  • Drinking water
  • Vending machines
  • Pet exercise area
  • Travel/weather info.
  • Recycling areas
  • Prairie demonstration plot


  • Original rest area opened in 1962.
  • New building/enlarged site opened in 1995.
  • "Quad" style building.
  • Double restrooms to minimize disruption during cleaning.
  • Old "Original" style building was located in the picnic area.
  • Companion rest area 18 in northbound direction was closed and demolished in 1996.
  • "Rock River Industry" Historical Marker located on site.

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Last updated: November 30, 2012

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