I-64 rest area named best

Published 12:23 pm Monday, May 22, 2017

Clark County’s Interstate 64 rest area employees were honored Friday for their work after the rest stop received its second consecutive award for being the best maintained in the state.

KYTC officials presented certificates of recognition to each of the staff members who work at the rest area, in addition to a large plaque for the facility.

Deputy State Highway Engineer Andy Barber commended the staff during the ceremony. 

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“By creating a favorable impression for visitors, the Clark County rest area is a reflection of the state of Kentucky,” Barber said. “In addition to making a good impression to travelers, rest areas contribute to the safety mission of the transportation cabinet by offering a clean, accessible safe haven for motorists and commercial drivers to recharge.”

The rest area, located eastbound on I-64 between the 98 and 99 mile markers, has been in operation for more than half a century, providing access to food, water, picnic and pet walk areas. Its circular design and folded plate roof make it the only rest stop of its kind among the 17 rest areas in the state.

In addition to winning the award last year, the rest area was also awarded for its cleanliness in 2011.