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Motel, office building planned on Hopewell Road

June 18, 1997

By STEVEN T. DENNIS

Staff Writer

HALFWAY - AC&T wants to nearly double the size of its truck stop in the western corner of Hopewell Road and Halfway Boulevard by adding a 60-room motel, a truck repair facility, an office/warehouse building and scores of new truck parking spaces.

The proposed expansion is across the street from a new truck stop planned by developer and trucking company owner Donald M. Bowman.

Bowman's plans include fueling stations, a truck wash, a convenience store, a full-service restaurant and a fast-food restaurant. An existing repair facility and warehouses would remain the site.

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AC&T has asked for a special exemption to build the traveler's plaza on the Highway Interchange-zone property. Bowman received a similar exemption earlier this year.

AC&T Vice President Brad Fulton said the changes to the property are related to the upgrade of the Halfway Boulevard/Hopewell Road intersection. Fulton said the county will be taking some of the company's land to widen Halfway Boulevard Extended.

AC&T's plans also include a new access road connecting the motel to Halfway Boulevard Extended.

Fulton said the construction would occur in stages, starting with additional parking, as early as this fall.

The new development would occur between the Staples warehouse and the existing AC&T truck stop on farmland previously owned by the Wintermoyer Farm Partnership. A farmhouse and other buildings on the property would be removed.

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