Illinois truck stop closure will reduce truck parking

| Thursday, October 11, 2007

A truck stop that’s been a fixture in the Joliet, IL, area for more than 30 years is about to close – taking with it about 180 truck parking spots.

An assistant manager at the I-55 Auto/Truck Plaza at Exit 257 told “Land Line Now” on XM Satellite Radio that the business will close Nov. 3, and that developers plan to tear down the truck stop and put in a shopping center.

Illinois ranked 42nd in commercial truck parking availability, according to a 2002 study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration.

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