Work to begin on new service station at Sutterton
Work to build a new 6.5 acre service station in south Lincolnshire will start later this month, creating 65 jobs.
Local construction company Lindum will begin work on site at the A17 / A16 Sutterton Roundabout on Monday, June 18.
The service station will be home to a new drive-thru restaurant, a new coffee shop and kiosks.
It will also feature a 57-bay lorry park with showers, changing and catering facilities, as well as two filling stations for cars and lorries.
Lindum initially acquired the site in March this year and has worked in partnership with Pro-Petro Ltd and AKV Services Ltd to deliver the Shell Sutterton Truck Port and service facilities.
Lindum Development Manager, Mitul Shah, said: "Lindum is really proud to be developing a service station at the Sutterton roundabout. As a major connection between the A16 and A17, it will be a fantastic asset for all motorists to use.
"We are also really pleased to offer lorry drivers a place to rest and facilities for them to use at their convenience."
The new services will be entered from the A17 and drivers will exit onto the A16. The project is due for completion by early 2019.
James Townsend Property Director of Pro-Petro Ltd, commented: "Pro-Petro Limited is pleased to announce the start of work on the new Shell Sutterton Truck Port.
"It is a much needed local facility that will ease the current lack of secure HGV parking and driver facilities."
Leader of Boston Borough Council, councillor Michael Cooper, said: "This is an important and busy road junction and, in many ways, marks the gateway to Boston.
"Improved facilities for motorists and lorry drivers, given the importance of the haulage industry in this area and to the nation's food security, will be most welcome.
"I am always pleased to hear of new jobs being created and congratulate Lindum Group for helping to bring this forward."