Providence Boulevard sees construction uptick with new Raceway, U-Haul expansion

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – If you’ve driven down Providence Boulevard lately, you’ve likely noticed quite a bit of construction in the area.

Providence Boulevard will soon see the addition of a brand-new Raceway gas station, along with additional services from U-Haul Moving & Storage of Clarksville.


Construction on the new Raceway location continues in Clarksville on Dec. 8, 2022. (Jake Foster)

The Raceway convenience center, located at 700 Providence Blvd., was confirmed by Clarksville Building Inspector Mat Smiley.

Raceway offers multiple popular carryout brands, such as Hunt Brothers Pizza, Krispy Krunchy Chicken and Chester’s Chicken on the Run.

Each store operates as a franchisor, according to their website. Each location is wholly owned by the parent company, RaceTrac Inc. RaceTrac owns the site, the building and the gas facility, with franchisee income driven by profits made inside the store.

There are currently over 200 Raceway locations spread across 11 states. Clarksville Now has yet to receive word when the location on Providence Boulevard will open but has reached out to Raceway for comment.


Construction continues at 712 Providence Blvd. in Clarksville as a local U-Haul center expands on Dec. 8, 2022. (Jake Foster).

Just down the street from the new Raceway, U-Haul also has some construction happening as they look to expand their current operation.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Clarksville, 712 Providence Blvd., is adding a warehouse for storing U-Boxes for their U-Box program.

“Essentially, it’s for housing 700 storage units with climate control options,” said Jonathan Nipps, U-Haul Company North Nashville president.

The U-Box program is similar to PODS, which essentially function as portable storage. U-Haul will deliver the container to your residence for you to load, and then they will deliver it to your home.

Nipps said now was the perfect time to expand the U-Haul center, with more and more people moving to the area.

“We’ve been helping people since 1945, and we continue to want to be part of Clarksville’s business community,” Nipps said.

“Clarksville is a very affordable town. Obviously, it has a lot of recreational activities (and) some of the lowest taxes in the state. A lot of people are moving to the area, and we’re just trying to serve our customers.”

U-Haul officials said they are unsure when the project will be complete.

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