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Safety Rest Areas: Colorado County Eastbound

(Reconstructed facility opened in 2000)
Colorado County Westbound is the partner for Colorado County Eastbound
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Interpretive Displays Picnic Tables

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Interior view of a restroom
View from a picnic arbor
Outdoor interpretive displays of recycling information
The facility resembles a "bridge" that cars can go through
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View of the Eastbound facility over Interstate 10
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Location

  • IH 10 - Eastbound, approximately 4.5 miles west of Columbus, between Houston and San Antonio
  • Latitude = 29.6932 Longitude = -96.613
  • Milepost: 692

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Air-conditioned lobby and restrooms
  • Picnic Tables
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Separate Truck and Passenger Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Vending Machines
  • Family/Assisted Restroom

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    Miscellaneous

    • Located on existing rest area sites. Reconstruction completed in year 2000
    • Situated in perfect alignment across Interstate 10, the design with its colorful murals on the ceilings depicts an imaginary highway bridge projected over the Interstate
    • Recycling and Recycled Products Program Displays
    • A number of Victoria-era homes are open to the public in the nearby town of Columbus during the Magnolia Homes Tours the third weekend in May. The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge hosts a festival every October