LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- If you're planning on traveling to Hopkinsville to view the Solar Eclipse today, be prepared for extra heavy traffic. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says traffic on I-65 south between mile points 100 - 83 is very congested in this area in part because of a widening project construction zone that has three lanes of traffic reduced to two. 

Traffic impacts to this lane reduction are being made worse because of the number of people headed to Hopkinsville to view the eclipse. 

KYTC spokesman Chris Jessie says traffic is flowing normally after mile point 83. 

Also, Bluegrass Parkway is backed up as westbound motorists approach Elizabethtown because of congestion at the interchange.

Western Kentucky Parkway traffic is moderate to heavy but is moving normally.

US 62 through Elizabethtown is also heavy as motorists detour off I-65 trying to cut over to Western Kentucky Parkway.

Motorists are once again reminded as the eclipse event begins to not stop on shoulders of roadways to observe. Instead, park in an area off of the roadway and right of way.