Motorists looking to fuel-up their vehicles in Sheffield will have to go elsewhere with the only station in the village closing for the next 10 weeks.
Allied Petroleum will demolish its existing building and redevelop its Sheffield fuel stop at 81 Main West Coast Rd.
During the closure, drivers could use Allied’s Darfield fuel stop which operates 24/7.
The work that was expected to begin early last month began last week.
The upgrade will involve increasing the size of the forecourt area while ensuring improved vehicle access in and out.
As well as the installation of petrol and diesel, a new diesel exhaust fluid Alliedblue will be introduced.
But petroleum division marketing manager Brett Haldane said the cost of the project could not be revealed due to commercial sensitivity.
Sheffield/Waddington Community Committee secretary Melissa Jebson said it is “tremendous” that Allied is investing into the township.
Allied Petroleum is a subsidiary of the HWR Group which is a family-owned business in Invercargill.