Scenic Overlook Rest Area – Las Cruces, NM
Romtec designed, supplied, and constructed a conventional restroom building for a well-traveled rest area near Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Scenic Overlook Rest Area is one of many high-quality rest areas the State of New Mexico provides along its freeways. The site offers a breathtaking view overlooking Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains. Romtec needed to meet several requirements to provide a building suitable for this type of public application. The restroom was designed to handle high traffic while requiring minimal maintenance. Steel fixtures were used throughout the restroom for their robust qualities and sleek appearance. The extreme climate of this arid location required an air conditioner unit to be installed inside the building. The A/C unit was installed a steel mesh cage that allows air to flow freely while protecting the equipment from physical damage. One of the most notable features of this restroom building are the exterior walls. These walls are adorned with a dressed fieldstone exterior with dark earthy colors matching natural themes in the area. The completed restroom building is the latest in an ongoing series of upgrades by the New Mexico Department of Transportation to provide high quality rest areas for travelers in their state.