Shown at the Oct. 24 groundbreaking ceremony for the future LaFayette Fuel Plaza are Bachmann Construction, City of Elkhorn, Town of LaFayette and Walworth County representatives along with developer/owner, Baljit (BJ) Gill, and family. (Heather Ruenz photo)

At highways 11 and 43, it will have trucker amenities, Burger King

Bachmann Construction, Madison, broke ground Oct. 24 to signify the start of the LaFayette Fuel Plaza, which will include an extensive fuel station, amenities for truckers and a Burger King at the northeast corner of highways 43 and 11 in the Town of LaFayette.

The developer and owner, Baljit (BJ) Gill was joined by some family members at the groundbreaking. Gill sold his BJ’s BP in Mukwonago in 2015 and said he plans to concentrate full time at the LaFayette Fuel Plaza.

Also present at the ceremony were City of Elkhorn, Town of LaFayette and Walworth County dignitaries, including Chris Clapper, Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce; Barb Fischer, Town Clerk/Treasurer; Bill Norem, Walworth County Supervisor, and; Derek D’Auria, Walworth County Economic Development.

The 8,000 square foot building, adjacent to AM Towing and Repair, is expected to open next May or June, according to Bachmann Construction, which is managing the project.

Amenities for truckers will include laundry facilities, showers, groceries, grab and go food, clothing, gifts, trucker accessories and more.

The 5,400 square foot fuel station, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will employ 14 to 16 full and part time staff. There will be four gas dispensers and five diesel dispensers, with parking for 60 trucks.

Burger King will occupy 2,600 square feet of space, with seating for 55 people plus drive through service. It’s expected to employ 30 full and part-time staff and will be open daily from 6 a.m. until midnight.


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