The first two businesses at the Junction 42 rest area near Penhold will open soon.
Burger King and Petro-Canada will officially open on Jan. 27. They are part of phase one of the Junction 42 development, which is located at the QEII and Hwy 42 intersection.
Phase One already features a “Partner Rest Area” that is jointly funded by Red Deer County and the Province of Alberta.
Burger King and Petro-Canada are pieces of a Travel Service Centre which will include a bulk fuel card lock, gasoline and electric vehicle service station and additional fast service restaurants.
“Red Deer County is extremely proud to welcome Burger King and Petro- Canada to the Red Deer County business community,” said Red Deer County Mayor Jim Wood.
“This is only the beginning of a very exciting project for the county. I anticipate a great deal more openings in this area over the next few years.”
Junction 42 is located just five minutes south of Gasoline Alley and is slated to be the next major commercial hub on the QEII corridor.