New Kent East Coast Gateway Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center
(formerly the New Kent Safety Rest Area East)
Interstate I-64 East at mile marker 213
Safety Rest Area:
The new New Kent Rest Area opened Aug. 28, 2003. It replaced the old complex, which was built in 1976.
Designed and built by the W.C. English Co., the new facility's architecture keeps with the traditional colonial style commonly used throughout this historic region.
It features an 11,000 square-foot building with restrooms, an indoor vending area and an enclosed lobby. There is also a Virginia State Police office.
The facility has a security monitoring system and ample lighting. A children's play area, and picnic and pet areas are available, as is travel and traffic information.
Work is under way to open a traveler information center in the New Kent East Safety Rest Area. This center will open this summer.
We are open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. This facility is open to all vehicles.
- Handicapped accessible
- Telephones, including phones for the hearing impaired
- Picnic area with grills
- Vending machines
- Child's play area
- Pet rest areas
Direction - East
Mile marker - 213
County - New Kent
Town - Providence Forge
VDOT district - Richmond
Residency - Sandston
State police spaces - 1
Car spaces - 170
RV, Bus and Truck spaces - 76
Handicapped spaces - 9
Return to Rest Areas and Welcome Centers
Contact the Virginia Department of Transportation's Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center coordinator at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).