INDOT to Close Nancy Hanks Rest Stop For Good, Cost of Maintenance Cited

Matt Crane with the Dubois County Free Press contributed to this report.                 PHOTO: Stock Photo 

DALE -- INDOT has announced its closing Nancy Hanks rest stop on I 64 in Dale, this according to our friends at the Dubois County Free Press.

Transportation officials recently conducted a review of all of its rest stops to determine their condition and usage.

That study showed several rest stops within the system need extensive repairs and closing some of them would improve the overall system.

The Nancy Hanks rest area, located at mile marker 59, is over 30 years old and faces the rising costs of maintenance and operation.

In fact, Jason Tiller with INDOT says repairs at that particular rest area could cost millions of dollars.

The rest area is comprised of two facilities, one on the east side of the interstate, the other on the west side.

No word today on when it will close for good.