A truck stop will be built near the I-40/Highway 46 interchange in Dickson, according to city Planning and Zoning Director Jason Pilkinton.

Oklahoma-based QuikTrip Corp. plans to build an 8,300-square-foot building on a nearly nine-acre parcel, Pilkinton said.

The land is near the intersection of 2 Mile Road and Highway 46, just south of the interstate.

The project has cleared the Planning Commission, Pilkinton said. He expects construction-related permits to be issued soon.

The truck stop would be the second at Exit 172 on I-40, joining a Pilot Travel Center off Highway 46 on the north side of the interstate.

There are two truck stops nearby along I-40. One is a Love’s Travel Center at Exit 163 (Highway 48), and the other is a Flying J Travel Center at Exit 182 (Highway 96). Those are the closest two exits to Exit 172.

QuikTrip is a privately held company that operates gas stations with convenience stores, in addition to truck stops. It has 800 locations in 11 states and employs more than 20,000 people, according to its website.

Mike Thornburgh, the spokesman for Tulsa, Okla.-based QuickTrip, said that if the permitting process goes smoothly as expected the travel center will open in summer 2021.

He said the center will have six diesel bays, plus pumps accommodating up to 18 cars at a time.

He said the center will be the company's first Tennessee location and would likely employ about 25 people.

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