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Allegany County Legislators, IDA Recognize Travel Center Construction Progress in Celebration Planned for March 12

BELMONT – The Allegany County Board of Legislators and Allegany County Industrial Development Agency (ACIDA) will formally celebrate the recent construction progress of the new Quicklee’s Travel Center at the Crossroads site on Thursday, March 12 at noon.  Following three years of work to develop the Crossroads site, Allegany County and IDA officials are excited to mark the successful completion of the Crossroads Waterline Project and commencement of construction on the Quicklee’s Travel Center, projected to open in the fall of 2020.

After successfully completing the Crossroads Waterline project this past February, an initiative that was roughly 12 years in the making, development at the Crossroads site has taken off with the construction of the new Quicklee’s Travel Center, a project that was first announced back in August 2019.  The Travel Center will include a fueling station, convenience store, and will house a small café (the café is part of a chain operation that has yet to be announced).

The development of the waterline and the Travel Center support the long-term vision for the Crossroads site, which includes adding a hotel and restaurant to the area in the future – with the addition of a brand name hotel anticipated as soon as next year.  Projected benefits of development at the Crossroads site include adding new jobs and increased revenue from sales tax, bed tax, and property taxes for the county.

“One goal of the Crossroads project has always been to take full advantage of the site’s ideal location at the intersection of Route 19 and Interstate-86 in an effort to attract more tourists and travelers to stop within the borders of Allegany County,” said Craig Clark, Executive Director of the ACIDA.  “The Quicklee’s Travel Center is the first important step in drawing travelers into our county, supporting our three local colleges and industries, and capturing additional sales tax dollars for the county.”

“We are extremely pleased to invite our county legislators, IDA Board Members, local town government officials, state and federal officials, and Quicklee’s Developers, all of whom had a hand in making this vision for development a reality, to share in our excitement on March 12,” concluded Clark.