The New Hartford South Welcome Center on I-91 opens today after 18 months of construction. The $4.1 million project is expected to host over 300,000 visitors in its first year of service. The facility will be open 365 days a year from 7 am to 9 pm. It will host exhibits, arts and crafts, promote Vermont attractions, Vermont products, cultural attractions, and areas of interest throughout the State. In addition it feature free WIFI and coffee; will offer picnic areas and a dog walking park.