MT. VERNON (WSIL) -- The Mt. Vernon City Council has approved plans for a QuikTrip Travel Center.
The new truck stop will be located at the southwest courner of Wells Bypass and Veterans Memorial Drive.
The QuikTrip is estimated to be a $10-12 million investment and expected to bring 20-25 new jobs along with 19 truck parking stalls.
"The only way communities have to survive, who live off sales tax, is to increase the tax base. So each and every one of these companies that come in help our community to keep our taxes as low as we can and not have to raise them," said Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis.
There's no date set yet for when they will break ground for the QuikTrip.
Lewis also says arrangements for the new Love's Travel Stop are still in the works.