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West 7th Street Closing at Hipkins Street/Kentucky Avenue Affecting Downtown Traffic

6/24/20 UPDATE: West 7th Street and Hipkins Street Closure
Due to significant rain earlier this week, the opening of 7th Street has been delayed. At this time, the expectation is that the work will be completed by the end of the day Friday and the street open for the weekend. We will provide further updates tomorrow afternoon. All concrete work is completed and the remaining work is the asphalt paving of Hipkins Street and West 7th Street.
6/18/20 UPDATE: West 7th Street and Hipkins Street closure
The closure of West 7th Street will extend until next Wednesday, June 24th, to allow all surface paving to be completed prior to re-opening the street. As of today, the plan is to have the concrete work form and poured in time to place the asphalt base course on Monday and follow up with final surface paving Tuesday and Wednesday. This schedule of course is contingent on favorable weather over the next 7 days. If all goes according to plan, the street will be complete and re-opened by the end of next week with no further work or closures required.

Local officials remind the public that contractors for the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility expect to close West 7th Street at the Hipkins Street intersection near Kentucky Avenue on  June 8 and lasting through June 22.  

The public is encouraged not to use residential side streets as detours.  Instead, drivers should follow marked recommended traffic detours to use North Drive and Sanderson Drive as well as North and South Main Streets.  

While the closure may prove to be inconvenient, the project is designed to resolve flooding issues at the intersection and is being completed by the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

For questions, please contact the utility at (270) 887-4035.

W 7st Street Closure at Hipkins Street