Drayton is expected to get a Love's truck stop, and with it more than two dozen new jobs.
Mayor Chip Olson confirmed the company is coming to Pembina County. The truck stop will be on the corner of 80th Street Northeast and 160th Avenue Northeast, right off of I-29. The facility will cost between $8 million and $10 million dollars to construct.
Olson said the city has annexed the land, but he isn't sure when construction will start. He said it could be either later this spring or as late as next spring. Steve Walters, real estate project manager for Love's, said there is no beginning date for construction because of snow and major flooding in the region.
The facility will include showers, a laundry facility and a convenience store.
Walters said the truck stop will add anywhere from 25 new jobs to 40 jobs. There will be three to five managerial positions.
"Love's approached the city about building a truck stop in town, which we're obviously really excited about because it will bring a bunch of jobs to town," Olson said. "A lot of towns our size would kill to have that many jobs brought to town."
Love's has nearly 500 travel stops in 41 states, two of which are in North Dakota, Walters said.