Servicetown Truck Plaza closing; truck parking dwindles in Virginia

| Wednesday, April 13, 2005

The closing of a landmark truck stop in Virginia will make finding a parking spot on Interstate 95 even tougher.

After 40 years of business, Servicetown Truck Plaza, located off Interstate 95 near Fredericksburg, VA, will close its doors April 28. The end of the truck stop means the elimination of 207 truck parking spots.

According to an April 2004 study by the Virginia Transportation Research Council, parking demand along I-95 already exceeds available truck parking at truck stops by 10 percent to 20 percent, and exceeds rest area parking by 32 percent. Stafford County – which does not have any rest stops – will lose all of its available truck parking when Servicetown closes.

The 13-acre Servicetown truck stop has the fourth largest number of truck parking spots in the entire state of Virginia, according to the study.

– By Aaron Ladage, Land Line staff