I-79 Rest Area

  • I-79 Rest Area, Burnsville, WV

  • I-79 Rest Area, Burnsville, WV

The I-79 Rest Area is the first of the new standard rest areas to be built around the state for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. A dual-facility layout ensures that demand will be met for many years. Native materials, including smooth cut and rough stone, were used inside and out. Low maintenance but highly durable materials including the tern-coated stainless steel roof, glass, aluminum, wood, polished ground-faced CMU, and epoxy terrazzo were used throughout. The design plays off of West Virginia imagery and creates safe, warm, and welcoming spaces. Separate maintenance and vending buildings complement the main structures.