Under Construction: I-95 Southbound Ladysmith Safety Rest Area Truck Parking Expansion
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The Virgina Department of Transportation is expanding the number of parking spaces for trucks and other large commercial vehicles at the Interstate 95 southbound Ladysmith Safety Area in Caroline County, located at mile marker 108.
This project will expand the number of available truck and larger commercial vehicle parking spaces from 20 spaces to 45 parking spaces.
Construction is starting in May 2021 to build the new parking spaces, which are expected to open to traffic in May 2022.
All rest area restrooms, amenities and existing parking will remain open to visitors during construction. In addition to the 20 truck parking spaces, the facility offers 55 parking spaces for cars and 4 handicapped-accessible parking spaces.
Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021, barrels will be installed along the shoulder of the interstate entrance and exit ramps at the rest area. Barrels will also be placed along the rear of the truck and oversize vehicle parking area. Motorists will not be able to access the shoulder in these areas during construction.
Additional parking provides a safe, convenient location for drivers of trucks and large commercial vehicles to rest along the I-95 southbound corridor.
This project will encourage these vehicles to be parked in designated parking spaces, which keeps interstate shoulders free for emergencies.
March 2020: Tree clearing begins
May 2021: Construction begins to build new parking spaces
May 2022: Construction complete