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Major upgrades in store for Jimco Truck Plaza
Jimco Truck Plaza in Ripon is planning major upgrades. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT/ The Bulletin

The Jimco Truck Plaza in Ripon has been mainstay along Highway 99 for decades.

Improvements are on the way for the trucking facility located at 1022 Frontage Road.

According to the City of Ripon’s Director of Planning Ken Zuidervaart, the Jimco Truck Plaza is looking to demolish the existing truck wash and construct a new 11,860 square foot truck wash/truck service facility while relocating the fueling islands and construct fueling island canopies on-site.

“The applicant is wishing to connect to City services due to contamination issues with their on-site domestic water well and other issues relating to an on-site detention basin,” he said in his Jan. 11 staff report.

The proposed project was submitted to the project review committee back then.

At the July 9 Ripon City Council meeting, elected leaders agreed to sign the Project Improvement Agreement – included are the City of Ripon, developer RAT Oil, Inc., and property owner Subtera LLC – for the Jimco Truck Stop plan.

The PIA was necessary for the off-site improvements.

Work will consist of:

Installation of curb, gutter, and sidewalk improvements on Frontage Road.

Installation of commercial driveway approaches on Frontage Road.

Installation of joint trench improvements for the eventual underground utilities along Frontage Road and Brady Lane (a five-year timeline was given for this improvement).

Installation of landscaping behind the new sidewalk on Frontage Road and behind the existing sidewalk of Brady Lane.

Installation of street lights across the property frontage on Frontage Road.

Once the truck stop is hooked up to the City’s storm drainage facility, Jimco can then abandon the existing on-site storm drainage basin, Zuidervaart said.