To appease the forces of highwaydom, this section of my Kentucky state highway log covers KY 3000 and up (except for the infamous 6000s and the like).

3000

Whitley 1988

3021

Powell 1990

3023

Jefferson 2002 - Was used for an old part of KY 1230 from 2000 to 2002.

Powell 1990

3062
3063

Jefferson 1983 - In Louisville.

3065
3066

Jefferson 1983 - In Louisville.

3071

Mason 2001 - Established in 1997 as a new road from the AA Highway to the approach of the William H. Harsha Bridge in Maysville. Became part of US 62 in 2001.

3077

Begin: 7th St, Louisville
End: Witherspoon St, Louisville

.664 mi, all Jefferson

Cities: Louisville

Names:
River Rd (begin-Bingham Way)
Bingham Way (River Rd-end)

KY 3077 is notable because most of it runs under I-64 near the downtown Louisville riverfront.




2004 - KY 3077.


2004 - KY 3077 in use by a horse-drawn buggy.

3085
3086

Boone 1987

3088

Grant 2006 - Added as a new road in Williamstown in 1998 from KY 3025 at Baton Rouge Road, over KY 3025, and to US 25. Eliminated when Biz US 25 was cut off at Baton Rouge and rerouted over KY 3088.

Boone 1987

3089

Boone 1987

3100

Breckinridge 2001

3155

Begin: KY 259 & Lake Dr, Leitchfield
End: KY 259, Leitchfield

4.697 mi, all Grayson

Cities: Leitchfield

Names:
William Thomason Byway (begin-KY 1214)
Leitchfield Byp (KY 1214-end)

KY 3155 is a semicircle bypass around central Leitchfield. It appears as if the first parts opened in 2002 and that the road assumed its current length in 2007.

3157

Boone 2011 - Built around 1976 for the then-new Florence Mall, Mall Road in Florence became a state route in 1993. This crowded commercial strip represents the unfortunate expansion of suburbia and the unadulterated praise it receives from the media.

Hopkins 1984 - An old part of the Nortonville-Madisonville section of US 41 that was US 41A when US 41 used the Pennyrile Parkway, this KY 3157 was in Earlington.

3174

McCracken 2001 - A bridge over Island Creek in Paducah that was part of Biz US 60 up to 1982.

3177
3178

Trigg 1983

3181

Begin: 15' S of S bridge end (barricade), 1 mi E of Benson
End: 60' N of N bridge end (barricade), 1 mi E of Benson

.044, all Franklin

Old: KY 1005

Wanna hear something strange? Here's an entire state route that's abandoned! KY 3181 is Red Bridge, a historic one-lane span over Benson Creek that was built in 1896 and has a typical metal framework. KY 3181 runs between two barricades at the ends of the bridge, so the route itself is closed, and has been for years. Though the state route is about 230 feet, the bridge itself is about 155 feet. It's on an old stretch of KY 1005 that was replaced in 1980. KY 3181 was apparently certified in 1982, transferred to an adjacent property owner in '90, and taken back by the state in '95...

https://goo.gl/maps/Heb1GmWq8SE2

Yes, the closed bridge in that Google link makes up most of KY 3181.

3198

Begin: US 62, .1 mi W of Kentontown
End: KY 1504, 2 mi N of Kentontown

2.286 mi, all Robertson

Names: Louderback Ln

3229

Begin: KY 1940, .3 mi SW of Ruddels Mills
End: KY 1893, .2 mi SW of Ruddels Mills

.055 mi, all Bourbon

3230

Begin: along Park Rd, 2 mi SE of Little Mount
End: KY 248, 2 mi SE of Little Mount

.12 mi, all Spencer

Names: Park Rd

3238

Begin: Biz US 45 & Broadway, Paducah
End: Biz US 45 & Biz US 60, Paducah

.383 mi, all McCracken

Cities: Paducah

Names:
Broadway (begin-Water St)
S Water St (Water St-Broadway)
Kentucky Av (Water St-end)

The old KY 3238 was composed of an old part of KY 397 in Breathitt County from 1985-92. The new KY 3238 was established in 2001 as an almost U-shaped route on Paducah's city streets. Best all, according to Street View photos, you can't drive KY 3238 all in one swoop. KY 3238 starts as Broadway, which is one-way. Then it turns onto Water Street, which is one-way going the other direction. Water Street is paved with brick.

3490

Begin: KY 2345, Highland Hts
End: US 27 & Alexandria Way, Highland Hts

.544 mi, all Campbell

Cities: Highland Hts

Names: Johns Hill Rd

Became KY 3490 in 1987 when KY 1998 was rerouted on Martha Layne Collins Boulevard.

3505

Begin: KY 1005 & Pierce Ln, Frankfort
End: Parkside Dr & River Ridge Rd, Frankfort

.176 mi, all Franklin

Cities: Frankfort

Names: Devils Hollow Rd

I'm guessing this was part of KY 1005 up until about 1989, and that either KY 1005 or 1733 went south on Parkside to US 60, much of it in the path of the current US 127.

3506

Begin: KY 1211 & Benson Valley Rd, Frankfort
End: Broadway St & Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort

.185 mi, all Franklin

Cities: Frankfort

Names: W Broadway St

Major bridges: Kentucky River

Old: US 421

A state route ya can't drive on! KY 3506 is comprised mostly of a bridge over the Kentucky River that has a parallel rail span, and the official log notes that the span was part of US 421 up until 1989 and is now closed to traffic. Google photos indicate it's closed to pedestrians too, and the east end of it is blocked by 2 portable outhouses. A poopy story.

3507

Begin: KY 302, 1 mi E of Nero
End: KY 3, 1 mi E of Nero

.141 mi, all Johnson

The part of KY 3 here is a divided highway, and it runs over KY 302 on an overpass. KY 3507 is just a short connector between KY 3 and 302.

3508

Off KY 3, 1 mi NE of Odds

.025 mi, all Johnson

Names: Collins Cem Rd

The descriptions of KY 3508 to 3517 are all virtually identical - tiny roads off KY 3, some as short as 70 feet. Why are they even state routes?

3509

Begin: KY 3, .9 mi NE of Odds

End: Daniels Cr Rd, .9 mi NE of Odds

.026 mi, all Johnson

3510

Begin: KY 3, 2 mi NE of Odds

End: Old KY 3, 2 mi NE of Odds

.016 mi, all Johnson

3511

Off KY 3, 1 mi SW of Odds

.021 mi, all Johnson

Names: Ashley Dr

3512

Begin: KY 3, 2 mi SW of Odds

End: Left Fork of Daniels Cr Rd & Ashley Dr, 2 mi SW of Odds

.02 mi, all Johnson

Names: Left Fork of Daniels Cr Rd

3513

Begin: KY 3, .7 mi SW of Odds

End: Old KY 3, .7 mi SW of Odds

.016 mi, all Johnson

Names: Dog Fork Rd

3514

Off KY 3, .8 mi SW of Odds

.038 mi, all Johnson

Names: Old Log Ch Rd

3515

Begin: KY 3, .3 mi NE of Odds

End: Daniels Cr Rd, .2 mi NE of Odds

.035 mi, all Johnson

Names: Oaklog Cr Rd

There's no log like an oaklog.

3516

Begin: KY 3, .4 mi NE of Odds

End: Daniels Cr Rd, .4 mi NE of Odds

.013 mi, all Johnson

3517

Begin: KY 3, 2 mi NE of Odds

End: Old KY 3, 2 mi NE of Odds

.039 mi, all Johnson

3531

Begin: dead end, Morehead
End: Viking Dr & Old Viking Dr, Morehead

.523 mi, all Rowan

Cities: Morehead

Names:
Old Cranston Rd (Old Cranston Rd-KY 32)
Viking Dr (KY 32-end)

3608

Begin: KY 20, .3 mi W of Idlewild
End: Garrison Cr Rd & Bullittsburg Ch Rd, .9 mi NE of Idlewild

1.22 mi, all Boone

This was a stretch of KY 8 that was completely disconnected from the rest of KY 8. It became KY 3608 in 2009.

3716

Begin: KY 16 & Wayman Branch Rd, Taylor Mill
End: KY 16, Taylor Mill

2.849 mi, all Kenton

Cities: Taylor Mill

Names: Taylor Mill Rd

Established 2015 from an old part of KY 16, which was moved to the newly built Pride Parkway.

 

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