If you travel along The Western Kentucky Parkway, a popular rest area in Beaver Dam, KY is temporarily closed due to unsuccessful bid by the current vendor.

The Beaver Dam rest area, located in the median of the Parkway at mile marker 75, will be closed temporarily. This stopover is along the Parkway between the U.S. 231 interchange and the William H. Natcher Parkway interchange in Ohio County.

Motorists who plan to travel the Parkway should be aware that no services will be available, including restrooms, food service and gasoline purchases during the closure. Truck parking will also be prohibited.

According to a press release, the rest area was 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.

The Cabinet has not established a timeframe for its reopening, but anticipates, in conjunction with the Finance Cabinet, offering a request for proposal soon. Re-opening the Beaver Dam rest area will be a top priority for KYTC.

Food and gasoline services are available nearby at the U.S. 231 Beaver Dam exit 75 interchange.

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