CBSDFW.com reports that McKinney officials are addressing whether a proposed truck stop at U.S. 75 and Wilmeth Road will put the safety of school children at risk.
J.D. Miles reports that QuikTrip hopes to put a fueling station there, and the city is weighing whether to include a weigh station at the site near McKinney North High School. McKinney’s Planning Commission has approved the weigh station, and the City Council will have final approval of the project, which some say will increase traffic among long haulers.
The sales manager for Eldorado Mazda told CBS he worries about traffic from 18-wheelers if Quik Trip builds a huge truck refueling station at the corner of 75 and Wilmeth.
“It’s huge; if you can’t get in and out of a dealership you’re in trouble,” Craig Nedrow told Channel 11. “We do want to be business friendly and community friendly but having 18-wheelers lining up down the service road that would be a concern for us.”
McKinney Mayor Pro Tem Travis Ussery told CBSDFW.com that there are varying viewpoints on the council. He said some see it as a positive while others view a truck stop with a weigh station as contrary to the vision they have for the Highway 75 corridor.
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