As you cruise down By-Pass 20 you'll be seeing some building going on near the South Main exit as a new truck stop is going up on Rockford's southwest side.

WIFR shares that Love's Gas Station and Truck Stop received approval from the city council to build a new facility at the intersection of By-Pass 20 and South Main.

The city feels that the truck stop is a great use of the undeveloped land and there hope is that this will then attract more businesses and shops to follow in building in that area.

It looks like construction will be starting later this summer or fall with the the targeted opening date of sometime in 2019.

Just think next year around this time as you get ready to head out of Rockford you can stop in fill up your 48 ounce drink cup, grab your Cheetos, fill the tank and hop back on to the By-Pass as your road trip takes you out to Freeport, Galena and beyond.