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The team behind Garvin’s, a national RV destination being developed in Franklin, Ky., announced Wednesday (June 8) that state highway officials have agreed to widen Ky. 100 to six lanes at Exit 6 on Interstate 65.
According to a report in the Bowling Green Daily News, David B. Garvin, along with his son David C. Garvin and Steve Snodgrass, said the widening would add several lanes to each of the off-ramps from the interstate.
David B. Garvin, founder and former chairman of Camping World Inc., said that construction on the road is in the process of being funded, while bids for the widening of I-65 are being gathered.
Garvin also related that the owners of a popular Bowling Green restaurant, the Brickyard Cafe, are considering opening an eatery at the proposed $53 million, 965-acre RV mecca.
As envisioned, Garvin’s will feature: “free-range” dry camping for RVs for up to 30 days; a permanent 600,000-square-foot trade show and retail supplier exposition; the nation’s largest Camping World store; an expansive service plaza with dump stations; a 250-bay service center manned by RV manufacturers’ technicians; a Museum of Recreational Travel; an IMAX theater; and a track where prospective buyers will be able to test drive motorhomes and towables.