Posted on: April 15, 2016

Pilot Travel Center Plat Approved by Decatur City Council

By Brian Knox | Wise County Messenger

A new truck stop appears headed to Decatur.

At Monday’s meeting, the city council approved both preliminary and final plat applications from Pilot Travel Center. The company plans to build a truck stop on an 11.4-acre tract of land north of U.S. 380 and west of U.S. 81/287.

According to information provided at a recent Decatur Economic Development Corp. meeting, the Pilot Travel Center will invest around $10 million and is expected to produce 70 full-time jobs with benefits.

Decatur EDC Director Thom Lambert said at the March 23 EDC meeting that the company is estimating sales tax at $70,000 per year.

The company is hoping to open the travel center by November.

In other business-related agenda items, the council approved a variance request by Bill Douglass to replace a highway pole sign at the Exxon located at U.S. 81/287 and Farm Road 51. Although the proposed sign is actually smaller than the current sign, it is still larger than what is allowed in the sign ordinance.

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