Safety Rest Area General Information


Safety Rest Areas

TxDOT is continuing to update the state's Safety Rest Areas to provide more services and a safer experience for Texas travelers.

New rest area facilities are being constructed throughout the state incorporating these new features, including:

  • Air-conditioned and heated restrooms, as well as an assisted-use restroom
  • Larger parking areas, with separated areas for cars and commercial trucks
  • Wireless internet
  • Information areas including exhibits highlighting local interests
  • Office space for law-enforcement personnel
  • Enhanced security, including surveillance cameras
  • Tornado shelters
  • Walking and interpretive trails
  • Play areas for kids

Visitor Length of Stay: up to 24 hours under Texas Transportation Code 545.411

Safety Rest Areas