Newark, Delaware: Rest Stop of the Future

Travel Plaza along busy I-95, in 2010 an "environmentally sensitive and sustainable design." Waterless urinals. Named after VP Joe Biden in 2018.
Address:
530 JFK Hwy, Newark, DE
Directions:
In the median of I-95 between Delaware exits 1 and 3.
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Newark, Delaware - No Rest At Rest Stop Of The Future
Rest Stop of the Future: The Rest Stop of the Future stands in the median of I-95 at one of its busiest spots (it anticipates 4.5 million visitors a year). [06/20/2010] Complete Story...

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Biden Welcome Center.

Joe Biden's Rest Stop

On September 17, 2018, this service area on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway was renamed after the Biden family in honor of its longtime service to Delaware and the nation. Members in attendance at the rededication ceremony included Dr. Jill Biden and her husband, former Vice President Joe Biden, who called the gesture "one of the most meaningful things that has happened to our family."

Inside, a display touts another Washington connection. Eight days before his assassination in 1963, John F. Kennedy stood a few hundred yards away at the Delaware-Maryland border to dedicate the stretch of I-95 that later came to bear his name. The memorial includes a bust of the fallen president, framed photos from his visit, and excerpts from his speech. Travelers interested in listening to audio of the entire oration are welcomed to inquire with a customer service agent.

[Kurt Deion / kurtshistoricsites.com, 12/22/2018]

Delaware Rest Stop of the Future.

Delaware I-95 Rest Stop of the Future

I recently stopped at the Delaware I-95 stop. It is incredible. It's like walking into an airport concourse. Natural light comes in through a large row of windows near the roof. They sell Delaware fresh farm products as you walk in the southbound entrance. I counted at least four stores and 10 types of food menus. The direct opposite of the past facility.

[Anne Garrett, 08/08/2012]

Opened in 2010, so perhaps no longer the "Rest Stop of the Future," but it sounds like an improvement.

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