Construction is coming along nicely at the Crossing Travel Market located at Highways 83 and 153 in Winters. But so far, no opening date has been set, said Manager Will Ahrens.

Construction is coming along nicely at the Crossing Travel Market located at Highways 83 and 153 in Winters. But so far, no opening date has been set, said Manager Will Ahrens. The market was set to open in the fall of this year, but rains have caused numerous delays.

Ahrens said that the company is currently taking applications and will begin interviewing potential employees this month. Applications are available in person at 800 S. Main St. in Winters or online at www.thecrossingtexas.com/employment and may be emailed to work@thecrossingtexas.com.

The gas pumps are in and brick is going on the building, so progress is ongoing.
Randall Conner, economic development director for the Winters Area Business and Industrial Corp. said recently that the retail outlet which will be the newest convenience store in Runnels County, is set to open in early 2017.

Owner Doug Wheat has said that The Crossing will be a  “destination stop” for travelers, commuters, truckers, and local and regional fleets. The Crossing will offer several quick-service food options including Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Hunt Bros. Pizza, and its Hometown Grill, which will feature a variety of menu offerings. The store will have indoor seating for 40 patrons as well as expanded seating in an outdoor, covered area.

The Crossing will have four highway entry/exit points, two each from highways 83 and 153, which will greatly assist with customer flow and separation.

The Crossing will include 10-position fueling island, and the truck/fleet island will have five fueling lanes. The passenger vehicle area will offer gasoline and highway diesel, and the fleet fueling area will offer highway diesel, off-road diesel, and diesel exhaust fluid. Amenities planned for truck and fleet customers include truck parking, showers, washer/dryer and a relaxation lounge. 

The Crossing Travel Market, a limited partnership of the Wheat family of Winters, will be supplied fuel by Wheat Energy Services, a Winters-based fuel distribution company owned and operated by the Wheats. Waldrop Construction of Brownwood is the contractor for the construction project. Hibbs and Todd of Abilene provided the engineering for the project and Security State Bank and First Financial Bank of Abilene are both involved in the financial side of the project.