NEW: QuikTrip travel center opens in Pell City off I-20

New Quick Trip Pell City location (Jacob Blankenship/Bham Now)

QuikTrip (QT), the popular regional travel center with a cult-like following, has opened in Pell City, Alabama.

The new “road trip pit stop”, which opened this month, is Alabama’s 4th QT location. 

It is not hard to find. The new spot is located right off  Exit 156 at 685 Mineral Springs Rd, Pell City, AL 35125, about 30 miles from downtown Birmingham.

Public-Private Partnership

In a statement released to Bham Now by Pell City City Manager Brian Muenger, the city is thrilled about the new QT— and it’s not solely because of the inexpensive gas and wide selection of travel “to go” options. 

According to Muenger, thanks to a public-private partnership between QT, the city and  county—local residents can expect new developments to occur in that area in the coming years.

“The City and QuikTrip have been working towards this opening since mid-2020.  At that time, no sewer service was available at the Exit 156 interchange, which was a necessity for the development to occur.  The City, with assistance from the County Commission and QuikTrip, partnered to construct a sewer lift station to serve this interchange.  In addition to serving QuikTrip, this infrastructure expansion allows the City to serve more than 200 acres of undeveloped land in the area, which will greatly enhance the likelihood of future development in the area.  

QuikTrip has been a great partner throughout the development process, and the City is excited to welcome them to our community.  More than 700,000 vehicles travel I-20 monthly, so the addition of a new travel center at this exit is certain to have a significant economic impact for our area.” 

Pell City City Manager Brian Muenger

Pell City is Growing

Pell City Square
Get ready to shop at Pell City Square. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

The new QuikTrip is one of many new developments happening in and around Pell City. 

As reported by Bham Now earlier this month, Pell City Square expects to open seven new establishments this fall including— an Old Navy, Hobby Lobby,  Ross, and PetSmart, along with several other stores.

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Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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