Texas Safety Rest Areas feature a number of benefits designed to better serve travelers in Texas.

Each of the state's 80 Safety Rest Areas feature restrooms that are open 24 hours daily. Most rest areas have attendants on duty 24 hours a day. The remaining facilities have attendants on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Safety Rest Areas: Kenedy County

(Reconstructed facility opened 2001)
2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms Drinking Water Family/Assisted Restroom Handicap Access Picnic Tables

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The tree-like roofing structure of a picnic arbor seems to rhyme with the existing live oak trees
A circular medallion atop a column features a local cattle brand among others
A tile mural decorates a "banquette" (bench) inside a restroom
View of entrance plaza at dusk
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View of Kenedy County Safety Rest Area
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Location

  • US 77, about 20 miles south of Kingsville, located in the median serving traffic both directions
  • Latitude = 27.1335 Longitude = -97.7928

Features

  • 2 sets of Men's and Women's Restrooms
  • Family/Assisted Restroom
  • Diaper Changing stations
  • Handicap Access
  • Drinking Water

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  • Picnic Tables

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    Miscellaneous

    • Reconstructed facility completed and opened in 2001 on existing site - Received Honor Award from the Texas Society of Architects 2002
    • The site's live oak trees, usually held low by the coastal winds, set the tone for the new design with tree-like metal roofing canopy and details best viewed from below
    • The linear facility aligns its length to an existing tree arcade to create a state of undisrupted continuity
    • Kenedy County was named after the local Kenedy family that founded King Ranch in 1847 which was the largest ranch in the area

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