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Construction begins on New River gas station


Elizabeth Medora

NEW RIVER – A gas station and convenience store at the I-17 and New River Road intersection has been in the works for years, and now ground has been broken in the beginning of construction on the site.

Construction officially began after ground was broken on the site last Friday.

“We anticipate the store will be finished by 7/1/17 depending on weather and unexpected construction issues,” said site owner Marvin Rose, in an email interview.

“We will offer gasoline, diesel and propane along with an electric charging station and a complete convenience store and a Subway restaurant,” Rose said.

Rose noted that the lot size for the planned development is 4.28 acres; the building will be a total of 10,787 sq. ft. The convenience store and Subway will be 5,090 sq. ft., the fuel canopy will be 3,286 sq. ft., and the diesel canopy 2,411 sq. ft.

When plans for the gas station were made public about three years ago, some local residents expressed concerns over what the development would involve and the increase in traffic. Many residents particularly did not want overnight parking, and Rose said they have agreed to discourage any overnight truck parking. 

During one of those community meetings in 2014, the developers made a good neighbor commitment to New River, and that assurance continues. Rose said that the developers “plan to support the community and be an asset to the area.”

Further updates on the construction will be shared as they become available.