By November, there will be about 50 people working at the new Pilot Flying J Travel Center along Ohio 149, just south of the Interstate 70 exit 208 in Belmont County.
Just across the road, the new 63-room Sleep Inn and Suites will help house natural gas drillers and pipeliners who are working in the area as part of the Marcellus and Utica shale rush.
"Our team can't wait to start making life better for America's drivers traveling through the Belmont area," said Pilot Flying J Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Haslam. "We're looking forward to the completion of our new travel center."
Photo by Casey Junkins
Construction is ongoing at the site of the new Pilot Flying J travel center, along Ohio 149 north of Belmont.
The new facility will feature many amenities, including a Subway, Cinnabon, Pilot Flying J deli, premium coffee and cappuccino selections and more. There will be full amenities for professional drivers.
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J has more than 650 retail locations and is the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America.
The company's network provides customers with access to over 60,000 parking spaces for trucks, over 4,400 showers and over 4,000 diesel lanes.