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New welcome center in Del. on 95

Drivers traveling through Delaware on Interstate 95 will soon be greeted by a new welcome center.

The $35 million Delaware Welcome Center just north of Newark will offer seven restaurants, four shops, a convenience store and a Delaware souvenir shop. It officially opens to travelers on Monday.

Construction of the 42,000-square-foot building took about nine months.

The center also includes a 4,200-square-foot fuel station, and 50 CabAire truck parking spots that allow truckers to have power in their trucks without idling their engines.

-- Associated Press

By Michael Bolden  | June 24, 2010; 9:20 AM ET
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What a waste of money. Plenty of places to get gas/food and avoid the $4 toll each way by going around the toll plaza.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 24, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

The average driver doesn't know how to avoid the toll plaza, doesn't care, or is motivated by convenience to stop at the service area. I think Delaware has a better sense of whether operating the service area is cost-effective than a poster here who, as far as I can tell, has never had anything positive to say about anything and whose standard line is "What a waste of money."

Look at it this way: If you bypass the toll plaza and don't stop in Delaware, you're not helping to pay for the service area, so there's your solution if it bothers you.

Posted by: 1995hoo | June 24, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

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