Project Profile:

Donley County Safety Rest Area

Project Summary

Two new safety rest areas opened in November 2003. This "GREEN" facility incorporates water harvesting for 100% of landscape irrigation, utilizing an Invisible Structures’ Rainstore3 unit at each location. Water saving plumbing fixtures reduce potable water consumption. This western theme safety rest area is designed to encourage travelers to stop for more than the typical 5 minute rest room break. An artificial arroyo has been constructed utilizing Gravelpave2 to expand the rain water capture area for the Rainstore3 unit, as well as capturing all of the roof drains. This rest area is located approximately 50 miles south of Amarillo, Texas on both sides of Highway 287.

Address

U S Hwy 287 at County Rd 28

Install Size

2240 Rainstore3 Units and 180m2 (2000 sq ft) Gravelpave2

Designer

Texas DOT

Contractor

Texas DOT, 817-654-2010, www.Dalco.com

Project Gallery

An underground-water-harvesting system was installed at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Gravelpave2 and Rainstore3.
View of Rainstore3 area under the dry creek bed.
Underground-water detention was achieved at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Gravelpave2 and Rainstore3.
Area on other side of bridge also where Rainstore3 is located.
Rainwater storage was achieved at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Gravelpave2 and Rainstore3.
View of buildings being constructed.
A water-harvesting system was installed at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Gravelpave2 and Rainstore3.
Lower tiered stone area is where Rainstore3 is located
Aggregate paver was installed in the arroyo at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Gravelpave2.
The Gravelpave2 arroyo captures both the rain water and roof runoff and delivers it to the Rainstore3 Chamber. The site is intended to capture 100% of the irrigated water for reuse.
Permeable paving was installed at the Donley County Safety Rest Area in Hedley, Texas, using Grasspave2.
An expanded area of the Gravelpave2 shows the location in relation to one of the buildings.