RUSTON, La. (KTVE/KARD) — City of Ruston officials say plans for the Buc-ee’s are delayed due to a traffic study that needs to be done by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

According to reports, the study will push the opening of Buc-ee’s to the middle of 2025. The City of Ruston will not receive approval from the state for the service road until July 1, 2023.

The Ruston location would be the first Buc-ee’s in Louisiana. Existing locations in the southern U.S. are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.