Commonwealth Architects

VDOT New Kent Safety Rest Information Center

New Kent County, VA
Size: 9,500 SF
Services: Architecture

The new I-64 Safety Rest Information Center is located at mile marker 214 on eastbound Interstate 64, in New Kent County Virginia. This 9,500 square foot structure replaced an existing 2,200 square foot structure, constructed in 1970.

Located on the major travel route to such tourist destinations as Colonial Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, the new facility can serve up to 1,000 persons per hour during peak weekends. In addition to providing state-of-the-art rest area features and traveler convenience, the building is designed to reflect the architecture of nearby Williamsburg.

The structure includes two central lobbies with over 3,500 square feet of space, a state trooper’s office, vending facilities, and restrooms. The women’s restrooms feature three separate rooms which can be opened or closed as volume dictates.

The men’s restrooms offer two similar rooms. A family restroom helps meet the needs of parents with young children, or travelers who may need the assistance of a family member.

The entire site is served by a emergency generator, allowing the facility to stay in service when electrical power is unavailable due to inclement weather.

Additionally, the large lobby provides heated emergency shelter for stranded travelers in the event of a major weather event.

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