We were excited to join Mr. Gas, Lynch Oil, Jerome 20/20 and other local organizations to celebrate the ground breaking of a new project coming to Jerome! The construction of a new Truck and Travel Center along I-84 began in August, but community members were invited to an official ceremony Wednesday, September 27. The $6 million project is located at 1223 Main St. W (Highway 25) off Exit 165 and is expected to be open for business in early 2018.
The Truck and Travel Center will be available to travelers heading either direction along I-84. The 15-acre property will feature convenience stores, restrooms, a quick-serve restaurant, 16 gas and diesel pumps, expansive passenger vehicle parking and 165 semi-truck parking spaces.
“Our new facility offers easy access to these amenities. We want to be the one-stop-shop for travelers on I-84 along with residents of Jerome to come to a clean store to get their daily essentials,” said Nick Lynch, Mr. Gas President and general director of the project.
With longtime plans of a gas station in that location, the company felt a full travel center would better fit the needs of the community and road professionals. The 165 semi-truck parking spaces are key to giving these professionals a safe and convenient place to rest along their journey through Idaho and the northwest.
“We believe it is a great location off I-84 for traveling families and professional drivers. We are also near enough to the city of Jerome to attract the community out to our site for fresh food, drinks and fuel,” said Lynch.
Mr. Gas has been a locally and family owned business for 93 years, which makes the project even more meaningful to them to bring business and convenience to the region. The project required the city of Jerome to extend its water and sewer service to the construction site by 2,000 ft., in turn helping develop the surrounding area for business and industry development for years to come.
Larry Hall, Executive Director of Jerome 20/20, sees this as a “Gateway Project,” not only offering a quick stop along I-84, but also as an opportunity to bring in new visitors to the city of Jerome.
We’re thrilled to welcome the Truck and Travel Center to the region and so excited to see it act as a catalyst for additional business and economic growth for Jerome and the Southern Idaho region as a whole.
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Fall is here, and with it comes the crisp air, autumn scenery, fun festivities and… pumpkin-spiced everything. While summers in Southern Idaho are filled with adventure, the options are endless if you’re looking for some “Cool Things” to get up to with your friends and family this fall.
We’ve recently released the Fall edition of "12 Cool Things," filled with ideas for day trips and weekend getaways in the Magic Valley. Here are just a few of the highlights:
Heaps of Sheep – Flank to one of the most unique and recognized cultural festivals in Idaho: Sun Valley’s Trailing of the Sheep. Named as one of the top 10 fall festivals in the world by USA Today and a top 10 Great Fall Festival by Smarter Travel, the annual event aims to preserve sheep herding’s history and culture in Idaho and the Western U.S. “The sheep are the center of the festival, but the sheep knit together a cultural tapestry of concerts, workshops, presentations, personalities, dogs and horses,” according to the organization’s website.
Wine with a view – Visit Idaho’s 2017 Winery of the Year--Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry--for the best in wine and autumn scenery. Crossings Winery offers wine tastings seven days a week and the opportunity to explore its beautiful vineyard. Want a bite to eat, too? The location offers two dining options, Tannins Restaurant and Tannins Tavern, with great atmospheres and live music.
Brewing Tradition – Celebrate Oktoberfest in Downtown Twin Falls featuring food, car shows, music, street vendors and more during the first weekend of October. Visitors can explore the recent upgrades and improvements to the historic downtown district while taking in all the annual event has to offer.
Hunters’ Game – Southern Idaho’s proximity to wildlife makes it the ideal place during hunting season. With millions of acres of accessible land, hunters have robust access to chukar, gray partridge and California Quail populations, in addition to big game and steelhead fishing. Plus, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has interactive maps and other helpful tools to plan your next hunting trip.
Eerie Experience – Brave your way through tremendous scares at the Haunted Mansions of Albion—the northwest’s largest indoor/outdoor haunted attraction. It’s so spooky, the mansion has gained national attention and will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” Time slots fill up fast, so be sure to grab your ticket online before you brave the “School of Chaos.”
The “Cool Things” going down in Southern Idaho this fall don’t stop there. Check out the rest of the events and activities in 12 Cool Things to Do During Fall in Southern Idaho.
What's your favorite fall activity available in the region? Leave a comment below!
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