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


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.  


  • 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: Dec. 14, 2022