This is the service area on the A46 named Fosseway. There are other petrol stations with the same name, and other services on the A46.
With the opening of the new A46, this forecourt is now positioned by the new Stragglethorpe Junction. In 2018 it was announced that it would become part of the Welcome Break chain.
Trivia and History
It then became a BP, with a Londis store attached, which still advertises itself as the 'Stragglethorpe Cross Roads' branch. It was never formally signed from the A46, as it relied on the fact it was positioned right next to the road at a point most traffic was stopping for the traffic lights anyway.
Everything changed in 2009, when work started to replace the A46 with a new dual carriageway. The Stragglethorpe Cross Roads became a particularly complicated section of the works, but in 2012 the new junction opened with the services now positioned off the side of the roundabout. Part of the old cross roads can still be seen, including the old entrance to Fosse Way.
In 2014 LMP announced a plan to re-build the petrol station, replacing it with a larger facility with a patio and a coffee shop. The building would have been shaped like a barn, and LMP said they would have requested signs be placed on the new A46. Planning permission was granted, and with that the site was sold to Applegreen.
Applegreen changed the branding to their economy brand, 'Low Fuel Prices Always'. Their signage calls it the 'Fosseway' branch, although sometimes they call it 'Fosse Way'.
Applegreen stated that the loss of trade since the new junction opened has made the forecourt "unsustainable". In 2017 they received planning permission to demolish the forecourt and replace it with something much larger including a Subway, Starbucks, more pumps and dedicated parking - the theory being that the food offer would encourage more custom. The large 'A46 Hand Car Wash' would be removed.
In 2018 Applegreen purchased Welcome Break, and they announced that this new site would be a good candidate to transfer to the new branding. Of all the transfers announced, this is the only one involving a service station in mainland Great Britain that is not currently signposted from the road. It is currently signed from the new roundabout, but not from the new A46.
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