MARYVILLE, Mo. — On Thursday, the new Casey’s General Store building began to take shape above ground. With the help of a large crane from Midwest Crane & Rigging, workers with Dan Bailey Construction worked to secure the walls at the South Main Street location.

“So far, we’re on schedule,” said Jacob Bailey, vice president of Dan Bailey Construction, of Sedalia, Missouri, who is the general contractor on the new Casey’s project.

Local construction companies were chosen to work on the project. Nelson Plumbing Inc., of Maryville, is doing the plumbing for the building, and Andrew Spire Construction LLC laid the concrete footing.

The unseasonably warm weather this week has really helped the project, Bailey said.

“It makes concrete a lot easier,” said Bailey. “We’re right on track.”

Bailey said the grand opening date for the gas station and convenience store is April 24, which makes the final day for the general contractor to finish April 17.

Still to be installed is a big underground stormwater detention center. Bailey explained large plastic ADS StormTech cells will be placed in the ground to the east of the building to help with the stormwater overflow there.

“We’re hoping to have this thing up and the trusses put up by the end of the day tomorrow (Friday),” Bailey said. “Next week the Seneca boys will have a crane in to set the tanks.”

The fuel tanks will be placed underground just to the south of the building.

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