The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles today, April 9, announced it is temporarily closing all weigh stations to normal traffic so they can be used for truck parking. The closings are until at least April 23 for the 10 weigh stations, which will create 246 truck parking spaces.
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Weigh stations that are currently open as rest areas for commercial drivers include:
- Alberta (I-81, mile marker 22)
- Bland (I-77, mile marker 52)
- Carson (I-95, mile marker 39)
- Dumfries (I-95, mile marker 154)
- Middletown (Rt. 11, across from the I-81 weigh station)
- New Church (Rt. 13, 2 miles south of the Maryland state line)
- Sandston (I-64, mile marker 203)
- Stephen City (I-81, mile marker 304)
- Suffolk (Rt. 58, 1 mile west of the Chesapeake city line)
- Troutville (I-81, mile marker 149)
The spaces are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until at least April 23, according to the DMV. To make truckers aware of the service, the Virginia Department of Transportation will place portable changeable message signs advertising the availability of truck parking.
“The trucking industry is a vital link in our country’s supply chain,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “During these unprecedented times, we are especially grateful to these men and women serving on the front lines, and we are proud to help in any way we can.”