The first two businesses are about to open their doors in Red Deer County’s new Highway 2 development.
Burger King and Petro-Canada will serve their first customers on Monday at Junction 42, just west of the Highway 42 and Highway 2 interchange east of Penhold.
The first phase of the project features a rest area funded by the county and the province.
Burger King and Petro-Canada are part of a development that will include a bulk fuel cardlock, gasoline and electric vehicle service station and more fast food restaurants.
“This is only the beginning of a very exciting project for the county,” said Mayor Jim Wood. “I anticipate a great deal more openings in this area over the next few years.”
The development is expected to be popular with motorists, especially truck drivers, who used to stop in Gasoline Alley to the north until the service road was removed.