Huge Rocky truck stop revamp on track despite design changes
MORE parking and an "extensive" dining area are among the exciting new features of a completely revamped Caltex Smartmart truck stop.
The massive Yaamba Rd facility is on track for completion in April next year after the site was flattened and demolition works finalised on November 2.
Barricades were erected in preparation for the redevelopment, which is visibly starting to take shape.
Caltex corporate affairs executive Julie Quinn said the company was currently installing walls, and new fuel tanks were already in place.
Truckies are still using the adjacent parking areas to the truck stop off the Bryce Hwy for rest stops in North Rockhampton as there are very few parking options in the city.
The new site is set to offer a range of new facilities, which include a "fairly extensive", large dining facility and kitchen "with the hot food that everyone expects to see", as well as a new menu and rest rooms, showers and laundry facilities.
The expansion is set to be more accommodating for travelling truck drivers and to provide a convenient location between stops.
Barring weather conditions and "the usual delays with construction", the Caltex Starmart is still set for completion in April 2018.