Beginning in April, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising truckers to plan ahead for the closing of the Virginia rest area at I-95.

Starting at 7 a.m. on April 4, the Interstate 95 Southbound Ladysmith Safety Rest Area, situated near mile marker 108 in Caroline County, Virginia, will limit its parking lot to trucks, trailers, buses, and other large vehicles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

In the period when trucks are not authorized to park, work will commence on an expansion of the number of parking places for trucks and other large commercial vehicles, which will increase from 20 to 45 spots over the next several years.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the truck parking area will be temporarily reopened for the Easter holiday weekend, April 15 – 18, and will be closed again from April 19 – 29.

Trucks and other commercial vehicles will not be permitted to access or park along the I-95 shoulder or rest area ramps during construction, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation ( VDOT).

The 55 parking places for passenger cars at the rest area will remain operational throughout development. Also, open throughout the construction period are restrooms and other facilities.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) anticipates the completion of the truck parking lot extension project by the summer of 2022, weather permitting.