New Kent East Coast Gateway Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center

(Formerly the New Kent Safety Rest Area East)

Wheelchair AccessibleRestroomsInformationDrinking FountainsVending MachinesPicnic SheltersPicnic AreaGrillsPlaygroundPet AreaTrash ReceptaclesRecycle ContainersBenches

New Kent Rest Area EastLocation:

Interstate I-64 East at mile marker 213

Safety Rest Area:

The New Kent East Coast Gateway Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center 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.

It is open 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, to all vehicles.


  • Handicapped accessible
  • 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 - 70
Handicapped spaces - 9


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Questions? Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Page last modified: Nov. 1, 2019