Iowa 80 Truckstop announced that they have begun a $10 million expansion and remodel project that will add 23,000 square feet to its already 100,000 square foot main building.
— Iowa 80 Truckstop (@Iowa80Truckstop) October 31, 2017
The project began as soon as the Walcott Truckers Jamboree ended in July. This expansion project will be completed in 3 phases.
- Infrastructure upgrades to drainage, transformers, and a new fiber-optic network
Making progress on the expansion! pic.twitter.com/aCT0r2lZaz
— Iowa 80 Truckstop (@Iowa80Truckstop) August 22, 2017
2. Extends the building to the west in the direction of the new gas islands that were installed last year. The food court will shift to this area and include 1-2 more food concepts; for a total of 10 restaurant choices. New food preparation areas and equipment will be installed throughout. The convenience store will be expanded to offer more options for healthy grab and go foods. A semi-tractor and antique trucks will be added to the main entry and merchandise areas will be expanded to better serve customers. “The new entry is going to be really beautiful and welcoming,” says Delia Moon Meier, Senior Vice President.
— Iowa 80 Truckstop (@Iowa80Truckstop) September 8, 2017
3. Drivers will be welcomed onto a boulevard that leads them to the diesel islands, truck service center, Truckomat truck wash and truck parking areas.
“We will have an extra wide roadway with curbs, lighting, and signage,” says Meier. “There will even be a beautiful new arch welcoming drivers into the truck entrance. We really want this to have a Main Street USA feel.”
The soon world’s largest truck stop will also have reconfigured parking areas – the new spaces will be pull-in/pull-out in order better organize traffic flow. Currently, there are 900 spaces available; the press release claims that that number will likely increase.
During construction, this truck stop will remain open and operational. We will have an extra wide roadway with curbs, lighting, and signage,” says Meier. “There will even be a beautiful new arch welcoming drivers into the truck entrance. We really want this to have a Main Street USA feel.”
The goal is to have the expansion and remodeling completed by the end of 2018.