Postal Service

U.S. Postal Service

Bowling Green postal carriers who work out of the downtown post office will relocate later this month. 

The delivery unit will move to the Scottsville Road location on February 21.  U.S. Postal Service Spokeswoman Susan Wright says there should be few disruptions to service.

"Some customers may notice a slightly different time of day in their regular delivery and that's simply because the carriers will have a new line of travel," Wright told WKU Public Radio.

All retail and P.O. Box services will remain downtown.  Passport services, package pickup, and hold mail pickup will move to the Scottsville Road site.

The post office in downtown Bowling Green is close to being sold, and the public will have a chance to weigh in later this month on where the new facility will be located.

The downtown post office on East 11th Ave. is under contract, but the sale has not been finalized.  Phillip Doyle, a Postal Service real estate specialist, says three locations are under consideration for a new postal facility that will be in close proximity to the current one. 

"The existing location was placed where it would be most accessible to the greatest number of customers in the market place and that's still the case," Doyle told WKU Public Radio.

In a statement released today the US Postal Service says it will close eight mail processing centers in Kentucky, including locations in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, London, and Somerset. The processing work currently done at those centers will be processed at facilities in other cities in the future.