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

This safety rest area/welcome center reopened Oct. 10, 2007.

It's one of three facilities that will be completely reconstructed as part of a $20 million effort to update 14 safety rest areas and welcome centers.

The new I-95 South Fredericksburg Welcome Center has approximately 14,500 square feet, additional restrooms, and ground and parking improvements that will better serve travelers. It replaces a facility built in 1967.

The new handicap-accessible safety rest area/welcome center features more rest room facilities (including family friendly stalls) than the old facility, plus vending machines and tables.

Outside, visitors will find:

  • Additional car, truck and bus parking
  • New landscaping
  • Well-lit secure walking paths
  • New picnic shelters and tables

The new 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 that will help the commonwealth save money and better serve travelers. Details > (PDF, 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


Car Spaces – 59

Car handicapped spaces – 4

Truck/bus spaces – 21

Handicapped bus spaces - 2

State Police spaces - 1


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Page last modified: Aug. 14, 2013