Pyote Rest Area
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Ribbon Cutting

TxDOT, State Representative Tyron Lewis, local politicians, Monahans Ambassadors and the Monahans Chamber of Commerce all participated in a ribbon cutting for the new Ward County Rest Area on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM.  TxDOT Public Officer Gene Powell was the master of ceremonies and greeted the guests. Special speakers were Odessa District Engineer, Mike McAnally; State Representative Tyron Lewis; William Whorter (Texas Historical Commission); President of the Ward County Historical Commission Travis Sawyer and Judge Holly.

The rest area features interactive exhibits that will tell the local history of the Pyote Rattlesnake Bomber Base.  The rest area is designed to look like an airport hangar.  It boasts picnic arbors, covered play structures and restrooms.  There is parking on both sides of the rest area for vehicles as well as for 18 wheelers.  The rest area is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The rest area is on 26 acres of land and cost just over 14 million dollars.

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