BEAVER DAM, Ky. (WBKO) -- A popular rest stop on the Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway has temporarily closed its doors and switched off the gas pumps after the lease with the current vendor has expired.
A recent bid process was terminated due to the bidder's failure to provide all the necessary information.
The Beaver Dam rest area located at mile marker 75, will not be available for restrooms, food service, gasoline purchases or truck parking during the temporary closure.
“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (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 Cabinet. “We are eager to get a new contract in place to reopen this popular rest area as soon as possible."
The Cabinet has not released a time frame for the reopening, but anticipates working with the Finance Cabinet to offer a request for proposal soon.
KYTC says re-opening the Beaver Dam rest area will be a top priority for them. Food and gas services are available nearby at the U.S. 231 Beaver Dam exit 75 interchange.