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New I-5 Truck Stop Approved In Orland

Another large, 24-hour truck stop will rise along Interstate 5 in Northern California, bringing more fueling choices to motorists and more tax revenue to Orland and Glenn County as a whole.

The Pilot-Flying J travel center was approved unanimously by the Orland City Council Monday. The truck stop will be located on a seven-acre site west of the freeway. Orland annexed the site and surrounding land, bringing the area into the city. City officials exempted the project from its sign ordinance, allowing the construction of a sign one hundred feet tall. 

Proponents expect about 400 cars and the same number of big rigs to refuel there daily. The announcement comes less than two months after the Williams approved a similar truck stop. Competing truck stops operate in Anderson, Corning and Dunnigan.

Proponents said the Orland facility would generate 70 jobs. It is expected to open next spring.