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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