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
– By Aaron Ladage,
Land Line staff