Fredericksburg Safety Rest Area / Welcome Center

Artist rendering of new Fredericksburg Interstate 95 Safety Rest Area and Welcome Center

Wheelchair AccessibleRestroomsInformationDrinking FountainsVending MachinesPicnic SheltersPicnic AreaGrillsPet AreaTrash ReceptaclesRecycle ContainersBenches

Location:

Interstate 95 South at mile marker 131

Safety Rest Area:

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This facility is open to all vehicles.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Information is available about local and state attractions, weather and traffic.  

Amenities:

  • Handicapped accessible
  • Picnic area with grills
  • Vending machines 
  • Pet rest area
  • Family restroom

The facility was designed and constructed to meet the United States Green Building Council’s LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver Certification. LEED™ construction practices minimize environmental impacts, feature conservation measures, promote recycling and provide an energy-efficient facility.

This will help the commonwealth save money and better serve travelers.  Details >  847 KB

In the Fredericksburg facility, those practices include:
 

  • Saving $8,000 annually in electricity costs and using 25 percent less energy through high-efficiency lighting and heat pumps, an energy recovery unit and occupancy sensors 

  •  Recycling, reusing or otherwise diverting from a landfill 2,200 tons, or 75 percent, of the old building, site structures and construction waste

  • Using recycled materials in 20 percent of the construction products including steel, roofing, terrazzo flooring and drywall

  • Using 45 percent less water and conserving 900,000 gallons of potable water by using innovative plumbing fixtures

  • Retaining 75 percent of the existing habitat around the building and using only native plants and trees to replace what was disturbed

  • Using only low-emitting adhesives, sealants and paints in the building for a safer indoor environment for staff and visitors

Direction - I-95 South
Mile marker - 131
County - Spotsylvania
VDOT District - Fredericksburg 
Residency - Fredericksburg 
State police spaces - 1
Car spaces - 59
RV, Bus and Truck spaces - 21
Handicapped spaces - 4


 

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Questions? Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

Page last modified: May 27, 2021