Progress at the site for the future Mach1 gas station in Clinton continues even as we hit the winter season this week.
City Administrator Tim Followell indicates foundations for parts of the building are now visible and contractors are continuing their work even though mother nature has, at times, slowed them down.
Followell says the gas station coming to the community is a good thing. He points out that city block in recent years was stagnant in terms of it's values. Around a dozen jobs will be created with the addition of the gas station.
Followell disagrees with the notion it will put other established stations out of business. He also points out there was a time when Clinton had upwards of nine or ten fuel stations in the community.
Followell indicates the timeline for a grand opening has been pushed back by a little with the delays because of the weather at this time. Right now, the company is targeting a late spring opening.