Beaver Dam Rest Area Closed Temporarily
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BEAVER DAM, KY - A popular rest stop on the Western Kentucky Parkway has temporarily closed its doors and
switched off the gas pumps as the lease with the current vendor has
According to a press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Beaver Dam rest area, located in
the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed
Because of liability issues, the state
decided to close the rest area when an agreement administered between
the Finance Cabinet and vendor expired. The closure took effect
because the current vendor provided an incomplete response to the
state's request for proposals and was non-responsive to the state's
request for more information.
"KYTC is currently in a bidding process. After the current
vendor turned in an incomplete application, the Cabinet was forced to
actively begin seeking a new one for the Beaver Dam rest area,"
said Asa James Swan, chief of staff of the Kentucky Transportation
Beaver Dam rest area will be a top priority for KYTC.