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Posted: Monday, 14 July 2014 10:00AM

Hopkinsville Receives Grants To Reduce Stormwater Flooding



The city of Hopkinsville is receiving more than 1.6-million dollars in grant funding to help reduce flooding from stormwater in the city. According to a news release, Mayor Dan Kemp announced that the city, in partnership with the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility, received six additional grants totaling $1,645,240 for the implementation of drainage improvement projects. Mayor Dan Kemp says they are proud that they have been able to leverage local funds with these grants.


   
Kemp says while they have done a lot to keep parts of the City from flooding they continue to look for more ways to improve.


   
He says there are still some major projects that they have in the works.


   
The latest cycle of grants have been awarded to address drainage concerns in the areas of:

Boxwood/Westwood Drive - $1,065,840 total project cost to resolve drainage issues throughout the Henson Drive, Bostick Drive, and Boxwood/Westwood areas.

East 9th Street - $243,600 total project cost to resolve drainage issues at the intersection of East 9th Street and the CSX rail line.

South Main Street - $40,000 to design drainage improvements in the area of the Hopkinsville Greenway System pedestrian bridge. When fully funded, this project will provide $261,800 for area drainage improvements.

East 7th Street - $10,000 to design drainage improvements in the area of Greenville Road. When fully funded, this project will provide $303,500 for area drainage improvements.

Sanderson Drive/University Heights Academy - $22,600 to design drainage improvements in the area. When fully funded, this project will provide $178,250 for area drainage improvements.

Linda/Peppermint Drive - $263,200 total project cost to resolve drainage issues throughout the Linda Drive, Candy Drive, and Peppermint Drive area.

To date, Hopkinsville has been awarded some $7,519,719 in stormwater and flood reduction grant funds.

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