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

Welcome center

The Welcome Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Safety Rest Area facility and vending machines are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

The I-95 South Fredericksburg Welcome Center has approximately 14,500 square feet.

The handicap-accessible safety rest area / welcome center features modern rest room facilities (including family friendly stalls)  plus vending machines and tables.

Outside, visitors will find:

  • Car, truck and bus parking
  • Landscaping
  • Well-lit secure walking paths
  • Picnic shelters and tables

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


Car spaces – 59

Car handicapped spaces – 4

Truck / bus spaces – 21

Handicapped bus spaces - 2

State police spaces - 1


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

Page last modified: July 20, 2020