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Aug. 9, 2016
ATTEND AUG. 31 INFO MEETING ON I-66 TRUCK REST AREA
Proposed facility will improve tractor-trailer parking, highway safety in Fauquier Co.
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation invites the public to attend an information meeting on the opening of a truck safety rest area along Interstate 66 westbound at mile 16 in Fauquier County.
The open house-style meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the Marshall Community Center, 4133A Rectortown Road, Marshall. Staff from VDOT and Fauquier County will be available to answer questions and take comments.
The proposed truck rest area will provide about 30 parking spaces for tractor-trailers to help address a statewide deficiency of truck parking. According to the 2015 Virginia Truck Parking Study, more than 500 spaces are needed on the I-66 corridor to accommodate truckers during their required breaks. Without a dedicated rest area, truckers stop along road shoulders and interstate ramps, which more quickly wears out pavement and causes safety and line-of-sight concerns for other motorists.
The rest area will be established on a VDOT-owned parcel of land near Markham. Approximately $700,000 will be spent to patch and seal existing asphalt; add privacy fencing for security and to dissipate noise and light for surrounding property owners; install high-efficiency lighting; erect facility signs; and provide portable toilets and trash receptacles. Mowing, snow removal and other maintenance activities will be performed by contractors and overseen by VDOT interstate maintenance personnel.
VDOT plans to begin the facility improvements this fall, with a goal of opening the rest area by summer 2017.
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