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New Truck Stop Opening Soon

(La Porte County, IN) - A new truck stop just outside of Michigan City should be opening next month.


Love’s Travel Stop, which has more than 600 locations in over 40 states, is on U.S. 421, just south of Interstate 94.


Construction was made possible by extending water and sewer lines underneath the interstate to the site, close to the old Waste Management landfill.


Matt Reardon, who’s in charge of economic development for the La Porte County government, said construction plans were first submitted several years ago, but it took time to veer around unexpected roadblocks in the development.

“It’s a challenging site. I mean it’s hard to identify people that want to build next to a landfill, but this is right off the highway and fairly appropriate for that location,” he said.


The closest Love’s Travel Stop locations to La Porte County are in Gary, Plymouth, De Motte, and South Holland, Illinois.


Love's Travel Stop is expected to open its new location in mid-December.

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