Henrietta, Texas -
Henrietta is one step closer to a new travel center after its city council votes to approve the application for a grant to help fund the $4.5 million project.
The Texas Capital Fund grant is worth $257,000 dollars and would bring many new amenities to the area.
The new travel center would be located at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Highway 148.
It would include restaurants, a convenience store, fuel pumps and lots of parking.
Rick Langford, Economic Development Director for the Henrietta Growth Corporation, says the money would include the installation of a new water line that would connect water from the city to the travel center.
They say the future center would be a big boost to the community.
"Well it means jobs and it means tax dollars to the citizens of Henrietta they can use elsewhere in their city to establish a better standard of living," Langford says.
Langford says the travel center will create at least 20 jobs.
He says construction for the new travel center will start in the next 90 days and it will be an aggressive project as they hope to be up and running by the end of the year.
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