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New truck stop coming to Lamar, Colorado

The Prowers Journal

Lamar, Colorado will be getting a new truck stop soon.

As The Prowers Journal reports, the franchise Pilot Flying J will begin construction on a Pilot Travel Center, which will be located on land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50, some time next month. 

The Lamar City Council approved the needed annexation of the TL Tucker property and there was no opposition to the project at a June 12 public hearing held during the council’s regular meeting.

Bill Mulligan, Vice President of Development for Pilot Flying J, said from 25 to 30 people will be hired to run the center, which will be smaller than most Pilot Travel Centers.

There will also be a PJ Fresh restaurant that will serve meatloaf, rotisserie chicken and hamburgers.   

An engineer from the engineering firm Drexel, Barrell and Company said some modifcations would need to be made to a nearby intersection.