Louisiana’s first Buc-ee’s will be built on the northwest corner of the Tarbutton Exchange on Interstate 20 in the western end of Ruston Louisiana. Ruston’s new Buc-ee’s will use 30 acres of the tract of land across the street from Ruston Junior High School. $25 million was spent on the Tarbutton Exchange to improve traffic flow from Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University.

The new Buc-ee’s will have 120 gas pumps and create a minimum of 200 new full-time jobs for Ruston. Texas-based Buc-ee’s opened the first store in Clute, Texas back in 1982 and has now grown to over 43 locations in 7 states and counting. The convenience store chain is known for its clean bathrooms and a large amount of fueling pumps. Construction for Ruston’s new Buc-ee’s is expected to begin later in 2023.

Denton Texas Buc’ee’s sign.

Location History

Street view from Interstate 20 in 2016.
View of the future Buc’ees location looking northwest from the new Tarbutton Exchange.
1997 aerial view of the area.

32°32’35.5″N 92°40’46.8″W