This page lists all U.S. highway routes in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State is one of the best states for keeping U.S. routes as surface roads, only rarely moving U.S. routes to freeways. How groovy is that?

23

BEGIN: 1 mi from Jenkins
Letcher
7.319 mi
Pike
32.828 mi
Floyd
21.986 mi
Johnson
16.864 mi
Lawrence
29.069 mi
Boyd
Names:
   Louisa Rd
   Court St
   Louisa St
   Walnut St
   Center St
   Winchester Ave
   Greenup Ave
   Winchester Ave
   Us-60 W
   Russell Rd
20.938 mi
Greenup
28.760 mi
END: KY 8, 1 mi from South Portsmouth

Runs from Jacksonville FL to Mackinaw City MI.

This road through eastern Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains has been heavily upgraded since the 1960s. Almost all (if not all) of Kentucky's US 23 is now a 4-lane divided highway and it bypasses the center of many small towns. Some of the upgrades are new roads several miles from the old roads or are built along minor roads like the previously gravel Jennys Creek Road.

Old parts of US 23 in Kentucky are often called Mayo Trail. I have no idea how the road got this name.

One of the biggest engineering feats ever - second only to the Panama Canal - is the Pikeville Cut Thru. It cut into Peach Orchard Mountain and rechanneled the Levisa Fork River there. Construction of the Cut Thru lasted from 1973-87. US 23 at the Cut Thru uses a newer road with freeway-style exits - bypassing the old crescent-shaped route that used city streets.

US 23 leaves Kentucky at the Ohio River and enters Ohio. The old U.S. Grant Bridge there - which opened in the 1920s - was torn down in 2001. US 23 was then detoured onto the Carl Perkins Bridge - pending completion of a new bridge at this site maintained by the state of Ohio. The new bridge opened in 2006. A 2-year delay in opening the bridge caused local business owners to request that Ohio reimburse them for lost revenues.

The Carl Perkins Bridge - which is Spur KY 8 - is rumored to also be Truck US 23 though this designation doesn't appear on the official log.

SPUR US 23 - Pike 1988 - Dropped in Pikeville following the opening of the Cut Thru road.

TRUCK US 23 - Boyd 1988 - Appears to have run concurrent with what was also then US 60 in Catlettsburg and paralleled US 23 to the east. Became part of KY 3294.

BIZ US 23 - Pike 1988/Johnson 1996 - Paintsville's Biz US 23 became parts of KY 40 and Biz KY 321. There was also a Biz US 23 in Pikeville - which I assume is what the official log lists as US 23BR.

SPUR
23

BEGIN: Biz US 23/US 60, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   13th St
0.483 mi
END: 1 mi from Ashland

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 60, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   Martin Luther King Blvd
0.483 mi
END: 1 mi from Ashland

A pair of one-way bridges in downtown Ashland that cross the Ohio River to Ohio.

Kentucky maintains the bridges into Ohio - apparently all the way to US 52.

The northbound bridge is the Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge, opened in 1985.

The southbound bridge is the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge, opened in 1932.

Martin Luther King Boulevard is the old 12th Street.

BIZ
23

BEGIN: US 23, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   Winchester Ave
1.551 mi
END: Spur US 23/US 60, Ashland
Uses US 60
BEGIN: US 60, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   Winchester Ave
0.245 mi
END: US 23, Ashland

Runs through downtown Ashland - only one block over from mainline US 23.

25

BEGIN: US 25E/US 25W, North Corbin
Laurel
Names:
   Us-25 S
   S Laurel Rd
   S Main St
   South Main St
   North Main St
   N Main St
   N Laurel Rd
   Us-25 N
23.949 mi
Rockcastle
Names:
   S Wilderness Rd
   Richmond St
   N Wilderness Rd
27.052 mi
Madison
Names:
   Mt Vernon Rd
   Chestnut St
   Estill St
   Center St
   Estill St
   Richmond Rd
   Richmond Rd N
   Berea Rd
   Eastern Byp
   Robert R Martin Byp
   Lexington Rd
28.161 mi
END: I-75/KY 2884, 2 mi from Blue Grass
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: KY 2328, 1 mi from Clays Ferry (Lexington)
Fayette
Names:
   Old Richmond Rd
   Richmond Rd
   E Main St
   W Main St
   Newtown Pike
   Georgetown St
   Georgetown Rd
22.286 mi
Scott
Names:
   Lexington Rd
   S Broadway
   N Broadway
   Cincinnati Pike
25.372 mi
Grant
Names:
   North Main St
   Dry Ridge Byp
23.866 mi
Kenton
Names:
   Dixie Hwy
4.978 mi
Boone
Names:
   Main St
   Dixie Hwy
11.407 mi
Kenton
Names:
   Dixie Hwy
   Pike St
   Main St
   Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
8.998 mi
END: 1 mi from West Covington

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 25/US 60, 1 mi from Hollywood (Lexington)
Fayette
Names:
   E Vine St
   W Vine St
0.873 mi
END: US 25, 2 mi from Hollywood (Lexington)

Kentucky maintains US 25 into Cincinnati - up to just north of the state line on the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge.

US 25 runs from Brunswick GA to the end of Kentucky maintenance in Cincinnati. This has been the end of US 25 since about 1974.

US 25 used to run at least to Port Austin MI.

US 25 in Kentucky is generally paralleled by I-75.

Kentucky's US 25 mostly uses the east leg of the old Dixie Highway.

The Clay Wade Bailey Bridge - named for a newspaper reporter - opened in 1974. It replaced the roadway of what was known as the C&O Bridge - which had been used by cars from about 1930 until its closure in 1968 following the finding of rusted bolts and other structural decay. After the closure of that roadway one unusual plan called for converting the rail portion of the bridge so cars could travel in the same lanes as trains. Needless to say this was rejected for safety reasons.

Some old maps show US 25 using both the C&O and the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Covington.

25E

BEGIN: 2 mi from Middlesboro
Bell
Names:
   Us-25 E
   N 12th St
   Us-25 E
   Robert L Madon Byp
   Us-25 E
18.651 mi
Knox
Names:
   Us-25 E S
   Us-25 E N
26.198 mi
Laurel
Names:
   E Cumberland Gap Pkwy
   W Cumberland Gap Pkwy
2.024 mi
END: I-75/KY 770, 1 mi from Dorthae

US 25 is split into US 25E and 25W from Newport TN to North Corbin.

Most (if not all) of US 25E in Kentucky is a divided highway and generally follows the old Wilderness Road.

Enters Kentucky from Tennessee using the Cumberland Gap Tunnel - opened 1996. The tunnel bypasses an old routing that entered the corner of Virginia for less than a mile.

Runs along the Cumberland River floodwall in Pineville.

Where US 25E and 25W merge to form US 25, US 25E continues past the merger to I-75.

Was US 25 in the 1930s.

25W

BEGIN: 1 mi from Fairview
Whitley
Names:
   Us-25w S
   Us-25w N
   Cumberland Falls Hwy
   18th St
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Corbin Over Pass Dr
33.803 mi
Laurel
Names:
   Us-25 W
1.036 mi
END: US 25/US 25E, North Corbin

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 25W, Corbin
Whitley
Names:
   S Kentucky Ave
   N Kentucky Ave
   Corbin Over Pass Dr
0.935 mi
END: US 25W, Corbin

Was US 129 in the 1930s.

TRUCK US 25W - Whitley 1998 - I'm taking an educated guess at what Truck US 25 in the official log was about. It was in Corbin and I think it was actually Truck US 25W. I'd hazard a guess that it may have used Lynn Avenue and Union Street so trucks could avoid an underpass.

BIZ
25

BEGIN: US 25/KY 876, Richmond
Madison
Names:
   Big Hill Ave
   E Main St
   W Main St
   Lexington Rd
3.654 mi
END: US 25/KY 2875, 1 mi from Arlington

BEGIN: US 25, Williamstown
Grant
Names:
   Baton Rouge Rd Spur
   Baton Rouge Rd
   Arnie Risen Blvd
   Us-25
2.239 mi
END: US 25, Dry Ridge

Richmond's Biz US 25 was formed from US 25 in 1999 (though it uses a new road at the north end). It would also appear to be Biz US 421 (seeing how US 421 uses US 25 and all).

Dry Ridge's Biz US 25 was established in 2005 from KY 3025 in Williamstown and an old part of US 25 in Dry Ridge - upon completion of the bypass on Dry Ridge's east side. In 2006 the Helton Road section reverted to KY 3025 and Biz US 25 was moved onto KY 3088 to connect with US 25 on the south end. But for the presence of KY 22 the north end of the new bypass would be a true ''Kentucky loop'' - the same setup found on KY 16 on the north of Walton and once seen at the Markland Dam approach. In this arrangement the road goes over the intersecting road and loops back to meet it.

27

BEGIN: 2 mi from Strunk
McCreary
22.252 mi
Pulaski
30.869 mi
Lincoln
Names:
   Us-27 S
   Us-27 N
21.982 mi
Garrard
Names:
   Stanford Rd
   Stanford St
   Lexington St
   Lexington Rd
16.691 mi
Jessamine
Names:
   Danville Rd
   Nicholasville Bypass
   Lexington Rd
   Nicholasville Rd
15.278 mi
Fayette
Names:
   Nicholasville Rd
   S Limestone
   Virginia Ave
   S Broadway
   N Broadway
   Paris Pike
16.008 mi
Bourbon
Names:
   Lexington Rd
   Martin Luther King Blvd
   Cynthiana Rd
15.435 mi
Harrison
Names:
   Us-27 S
   Us-27 W
   N Main St
   Us-27 N
20.501 mi
Pendleton
19.340 mi
Campbell
Names:
   Alexandria Pike
   Monmouth St
   E 3rd St
   Taylor-Southgate Brg
22.764 mi
END: 1 mi from Newport

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 27, Newport
Campbell
Names:
   E 11th St
   York St
0.840 mi
END: KY 8, Newport

Runs from Miami to Fort Wayne IN (after being cut off there in 2002).

Includes the Taylor-Southgate Bridge. This bridge over the Ohio River is maintained by Kentucky into Cincinnati.

In Cincinnati US 27 goes northeast on Pete Rose Way for a block from the end of the bridge and southwest on Mehring Way back under the bridge - making this a rare instance of a U.S. route crossing under itself. Pete Rose Way is one of few roads named after a person sighted blowing bubbles with bubble gum on TV (unless Martha Quinn has a road named after her).

The Taylor-Southgate replaced the Central Bridge - known for its distinct hum - in the 1990s (forcing traffic to be detoured onto the L&N Bridge for about 3 years).

I've been told that in the 1920s the road from Paris to Newport was US 25E.

Prior to 1941, US 27 from Alexandria to Cold Spring used what is now East Alexandria Pike.

The road from Alexandria to Cold Spring was widened to 4 lanes around 1977.

In the 1990s the ravages of suburbanism dogged Highland Heights, where it took many years to rebuild a section of US 27, rerouting it onto a new, straighter roadway. This ''improvement'' did not enhance functionality, however, and was really little more than a misguided and costly aesthetic change.

US 27C - Campbell 2007:

The unsigned US 27C branched off US 27 in Newport - using 3rd Street from Monmouth Street to Saratoga Street and running north on what was once the L&N Bridge to where the span enters Ohio.

The bridge over the Ohio River is 2,670 feet long.

For the last few years of US 27C's existence the bridge was something rare if not unique for the entire nation: a U.S. route that disallowed cars. It previously was open to auto traffic and had a parallel rail line.

When the L&N Bridge was reopened for pedestrians and bicyclists only it was renamed the Newport Southbank Bridge. But it's commonly called the Purple People Bridge (even on signs).

The closure lasted several years so crews could add a lavender coat of paint to its rusted framework. Reopening for walkers and cyclists came amid a festive dedication in April 2003.

The bridge is actually an extension of Saratoga Street from Newport to Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati. The rest of Saratoga was unnumbered and was well-known for the railroad track running down the center of the street - before it was replaced by a grassy median in the 1980s.

The Purple People Bridge actually doesn't allow much of anything. Although boosters of the bridge boasted it would be used by skateboarders, a sign prohibits skateboards and many other things, including ''shoeless persons.'' Thus it's been said that the span is reminiscent of a Stalinist police state.

At least one sign on the bridge declares the bridge is privately owned - though it is in fact public.

In 2006 this historic span introduced a bridge climb as a tourist attraction. But this was ended in 2007 after rainy weather stymied interest.

By 2009 local officials were already threatening to close the Purple People Bridge altogether despite its heavy use.

27C

BEGIN: US 27, 1 mi from Belmont
Harrison
0.135 mi
END: KY 36, 1 mi from Belmont

As US 27/62 uses the Cynthiana bypass it goes over KY 36 - so US 27C is a short connector designated in 2014. While the official shapefile calls it US 27C, the official log has called it US 62C.

BIZ
27

BEGIN: US 27, Nicholasville
Jessamine
Names:
   S Main St
   N Main St
3.890 mi
END: US 27, Nicholasville

BEGIN: US 27/US 62, 2 mi from Belmont
Harrison
Names:
   Us-27 X
   S Main St
   N Main St
2.602 mi
END: US 27, Cynthiana

Nicholasville's Biz US 27 was established in 1988 when US 27 was moved to the new divided highway bypass west of town.

Cynthiana's Biz US 27 is mostly an old part of US 27 - which was moved to a new bypass in 2014.

31

BEGIN: US 31E/US 31W/KY 1020, Louisville
Jefferson
Names:
   S 2nd St
   Clark Memorial Brg
1.222 mi
END: 1 mi from Louisville

Runs from Spanish Fort AL to Mackinaw City MI.

Split into US 31E and 31W from Nashville to Louisville.

Includes the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge in Louisville - which opened in 1929.

Kentucky maintains the bridge into Jeffersonville IN up to where it meets Court Avenue.

That bridge is where Muhammad Ali threw his Olympic medal into the Ohio River.

31E

BEGIN: 1 mi from Adolphus
Allen
Names:
   New Gallatin Rd
   New Glasgow Rd
19.189 mi
Barren
Names:
   Scottsville Rd
   S L Rogers Wells Blvd
   N L Rogers Wells Blvd
   N Jackson Hwy
25.857 mi
Hart
Names:
   S Jackson Hwy
   N Jackson Hwy
21.575 mi
Larue
Names:
   New Jackson Hwy
   Lincoln Farm Rd
   South Lincoln Blvd
   East Main St
   Bardstown Rd
20.651 mi
Nelson
Names:
   Hodgenville Rd
   Main St
   New Haven Rd
   Cathedral Rd
   West Stephen Foster Ave
   East Stephen Foster Ave
   N 3rd St
   Louisville Rd
27.434 mi
Bullitt
Names:
   Louisville Rd
0.236 mi
Spencer
Names:
   Louisville Rd
1.882 mi
Bullitt
Names:
   Bardstown Rd
5.162 mi
Jefferson
Names:
   Bardstown Rd
   Buechel Byp
   Bardstown Rd
   Baxter Ave
   E Main St
   W Main St
17.887 mi
END: US 31/US 31W, Louisville

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 31E, 1 mi from Cliftons (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   E Market St
   W Market St
1.154 mi
END: US 31/US 31W/KY 1020, Louisville

A now-defunct Biz US 31E was formed from a bypassed part of US 31E in Scottsville in 1987. It became parts of KY 100, 98, and 3499 in 1989.

BIZ
31E

BEGIN: US 31E, Glasgow
Barren
Names:
   S Green St
   E Public Sq
   N Public Sq
   N Race St
3.240 mi
END: US 31E, Glasgow

BEGIN: US 31E, Mount Washington
Bullitt
Names:
   South Bardstown Rd
   North Bardstown Rd
2.487 mi
END: US 31E, Mount Washington

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: Biz US 31E, Glasgow
Barren
Names:
   S Public Sq
   W Public Sq
0.110 mi
END: Biz US 31E/Biz US 68, Glasgow

Mount Washington's Biz US 31E cropped up in 1996 when US 31E was rerouted around town.

31W

BEGIN: Black Jack
Simpson
Names:
   Nashville Rd
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Bowling Green Rd
13.984 mi
Warren
Names:
   Nashville Rd
   Us-31w Bypass
   E Riverview Dr
   Louisville Rd
28.793 mi
Edmonson
Names:
   Louisville Rd
7.996 mi
Barren
Names:
   Louisville Rd
   S Dixie Hwy
   N Dixie Hwy
8.905 mi
Hart
Names:
   S Dixie St
   N Dixie St
   S Dixie Hwy
   Main St
   N Dixie Hwy
22.611 mi
Larue
Names:
   South Walnut St
1.474 mi
Hardin
Names:
   S Walnut St
   N Walnut St
   S Dixie Hwy
   E Dixie Ave
   Public Sq
   West Dixie Ave
   North Dixie Ave
   N Dixie Hwy
   S Dixie Blvd
   N Dixie Blvd
   Dixie Hwy
33.243 mi
Meade
Names:
   S Dixie Hwy
   N Dixie Hwy
3.530 mi
Hardin
Names:
   Dixie Hwy
4.124 mi
Jefferson
Names:
   Dixie Hwy
   Bernheim Ln
   S 22nd St
   Dumesnil St
   Dr W J Hodge St
   W Market St
22.035 mi
END: US 31/US 31E/KY 1020, Louisville

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 31W, Elizabethtown
Hardin
Names:
   East Dixie Ave
   Public Sq
   West Dixie Ave
0.065 mi
END: US 31W, Elizabethtown

BEGIN: US 31W, 1 mi from South Parkland (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   S 22nd St
   W Main St
3.460 mi
END: US 31/US 31E, Louisville

Generally follows the west branch of the old Dixie Highway from Bowling Green to Louisville.

An apparent exception is in Louisville where Dixie Highway continues on an unnumbered street to Broadway.

Instead of rejoining US 31E in Louisville US 31W used to cross the K&I Bridge on Louisville's west side with US 150. At the time the merger of US 31E and 31W into US 31 happened in Sellersburg IN.

For its part Dixie Highway outside Louisville follows US 431 from the Tennessee state line to Russellville; US 68 to Bowling Green; US 31W to Cave Creek; KY 335 to KY 218; KY 218 to Horse Cave; US 31W to Elizabethtown; Wilson Road and Old Dixie Highway to West Point; and Biz US 31W to US 31W.

BYP US 31W - Warren 1983 - The Bowling Green version of Byp US 31W probably used the inner bypass on Laurel Avenue on the south and east before this became part of US 31W.

BYP
31W

BEGIN: KY 1136, Elizabethtown
Hardin
Names:
   Us-31w Byp
3.758 mi
END: US 31W, Elizabethtown

A divided highway that has some grade separations and even a couple freeway-style interchanges (other than the one to the parkway).

BIZ
31W

BEGIN: US 31W, West Point
Hardin
Names:
   Main St
1.988 mi
END: US 31W, West Point

Redesignated from KY 835 in 1994. Presumably also Biz US 60.

41

BEGIN: Guthrie
Todd
Names:
   State St
   Ewing St
   West Park St
   Dixie Beeline Hwy
   South Main St
   North Main St
   Dixie Beeline Hwy
12.458 mi
Christian
Names:
   Pembroke Rd
   East Nashville St
   West Nashville St
   Pembroke Rd
   East 9th St
   South Virginia St
   North Virginia St
   North Main St
   Madisonville Rd
   South Madisonville St
   North Madisonville St
   Madisonville Rd
31.574 mi
Hopkins
Names:
   Hopkinsville Rd
   South Hopkinsville St
   North Hopkinsville St
   Hopkinsville Rd
   South Hopkinsville Rd
   North Hopkinsville Rd
   Hopkinsville Rd
   South Lee Trover Todd Hwy
   East Main St
   North Robinson St
   North Lee Trover Todd Hwy
   South Main St
   North M
27.718 mi
Webster
12.226 mi
Henderson
Names:
   Us-41 South
11.525 mi
END: 1 mi from Rankin

BEGIN: I-69, 1 mi from Rankin
Henderson
Names:
   Us-41 South
   Us-41 North
9.452 mi
END: 3 mi from White City

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 68/KY 107, Hopkinsville
Christian
Names:
   South Main St
   North Main St
0.571 mi
END: US 41, Hopkinsville

BEGIN: US 41/KY 112, Earlington
Hopkins
Names:
   North Lee Trover Todd Hwy
0.333 mi
END: Earlington

Runs from Miami Beach FL to Copper Harbor MI.

Includes the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges at the Ohio River near Henderson. US 41 crosses the river to an enclave cut off from the rest of Kentucky when the river changed its course.

Was once US 241 from Nashville to Hopkinsville.

In the 1930s and 1940s, US 41 and Alt US 41 from Nashville to Hopkinsville were US 41E and 41W, respectively.

Used the Pennyrile Parkway from Nortonville to Madisonville until 1995. That stretch of parkway was actually built as a US 41 bypass before the rest of the parkway was.

US 41 from Madisonville to Henderson was built in the 1950s. Before then US 41 followed what is now Alt US 41.

ALT
41

BEGIN: Oak Grove
Christian
Names:
   Fort Campbell Blvd
   Walnut St
15.990 mi
END: US 41, Hopkinsville

BEGIN: US 41/KY 281, Madisonville
Hopkins
Names:
   Nebo Rd
13.288 mi
Webster
Names:
   Us-41a
19.657 mi
Henderson
Names:
   Us-41a
   South Green St
   North Green St
   Us-41a
17.436 mi
END: US 60, Henderson

Was once US 43 from Nashville to Hopkinsville.

42

BEGIN: US 31E, 1 mi from Cliftons (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   E Main St
   Mellwood Ave
   Brownsboro Rd
11.835 mi
Oldham
19.359 mi
Henry
Names:
   Brownsboro Rd
1.122 mi
Trimble
Names:
   Main St
14.520 mi
Carroll
16.500 mi
Gallatin
Names:
   Us-42 W
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Us-42 E
16.970 mi
Boone
15.287 mi
END: US 25, Florence

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 31E, 1 mi from Cliftons (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   Story Ave
   Brownsboro Rd
0.965 mi
END: US 42, Cliftons (Louisville)

Runs from Louisville to Cleveland.

Piggybacks on US 25 from Florence to Cincinnati.

Reportedly part of KY 10 back in the 1920s.

45

BEGIN: 1 mi from Riceville
Fulton
Names:
   W Highland Dr
   N Highland Dr
   Martin Luther King Dr
3.130 mi
Hickman
3.370 mi
Graves
Names:
   Us-45 S
   Us-45 S Loop
   Fulton Rd
   S 12th St
   W Walnut St
   S 7th St
   N 7th St
   Paducah Rd
   Us-45 N
31.620 mi
McCracken
Names:
   Lone Oak Rd
   Jackson St
   S 28th St
   Joe Clifton Dr
   Hc Mathis Dr
   N 8th St
13.800 mi
END: 2 mi from Rowlandtown

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 45, Mayfield
Graves
Names:
   S 12th St
   W Water St
   S 8th St
   N 8th St
1.003 mi
END: US 45, Mayfield

Runs from Mobile AL to Ontonagon MI.

Uses the Irvin S. Cobb Bridge at the Ohio River near Paducah.

Split into US 45E and 45W from Jackson TN almost to the Kentucky state line just south of Fulton.

BYP US 45 - Fulton 1989 - Became US 45. The Kentucky portions of US 45E and 45W became KY 307 and 116.

BYP US 45 - Graves - This was long embodied mostly by the Purchase Parkway around Mayfield. Now it's taken over by I-69 and a rebuilt ramp southwest of town.

BIZ
45

BEGIN: US 45, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   Washington St
   Kentucky Ave
   S 3rd St
   N 3rd St
   North Loop Rd
   Park Ave
   N 8th St
4.378 mi
END: US 45, Paducah

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: Biz US 45/Biz US 60, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   N 4th St
   North 4th St
   Martin Luther King Jr Dr
   North 8th St
0.808 mi
END: Biz US 45/Biz US 60, Paducah

51

BEGIN: JC 9003/KY 1648, Fulton
Fulton
Names:
   Nolan Ave
4.682 mi
Hickman
Names:
   Us-51 S
   S Washington St
   N Washington St
   Us-51 N
15.095 mi
Carlisle
Names:
   Us-51 S
   Us-51 N
12.655 mi
Ballard
Names:
   Fort Jefferson Hill Rd
   S 4th St
   N 4th St
   Green St
   Cairo Rd
8.297 mi
END: 4 mi from Wickliffe

Runs from La Place LA to Hurley WI.

Uses the Julian M. Carroll Parkway around Fulton. Apparently Byp US 51 used to be designated along the parkway there but US 51 began using this stretch in 1989.

60

BEGIN: US 51, Wickliffe
Ballard
Names:
   N 4th St
   Lee St
   N 6th St
   Barlow Rd
   S 4th St
   Broadway
   Paducah Rd
   W Kentucky Dr
   E Kentucky Dr
   Paducah Rd
   Kentucky Ave
16.937 mi
McCracken
Names:
   Hinkleville Rd
   Park Ave
   Joe Clifton Dr
13.402 mi
END: US 45, Paducah
Uses US 45
BEGIN: US 45, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   Jackson St
   Ohio St
   S 21st St
   Irvin Cobb Dr
7.232 mi
Livingston
Names:
   W Adair St
   E Adair St
   W Main St
   E Main St
29.218 mi
Crittenden
Names:
   Us-60 W
   W Gum St
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Sturgis Rd
   Us-60 E
23.018 mi
Union
Names:
   South Morgan St
   North Morgan St
26.069 mi
Henderson
Names:
   Us-60 West
   South Green St
10.283 mi
END: Alt US 41, Henderson
Uses Alt US 41
BEGIN: Alt US 41, Henderson
Henderson
Names:
   Us-60 East
14.828 mi
Daviess
Names:
   Wendell Ford Expy
33.178 mi
Hancock
17.696 mi
Breckinridge
31.811 mi
Meade
Names:
   Owensboro Hwy
14.936 mi
END: US 31W, Fort Knox
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 42, Cliftons (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   Frankfort Ave
   Shelbyville Rd
17.375 mi
Shelby
Names:
   Shelbyville Rd
   Midland Trl
   Main St
   Frankfort Rd
23.026 mi
Franklin
Names:
   Louisville Rd
   W 2nd St
   Capital Ave
   E Main St
   Versailles Rd
14.038 mi
Woodford
Names:
   Versailles Rd
   Frankfort Rd
   Us-60 Byp
   Lexington Rd
13.039 mi
Fayette
Names:
   Versailles Rd
   W High St
   Oliver Lewis Way
8.043 mi
END: US 25/US 421, 1 mi from Meadowthorpe (Lexington)
Uses US 25
BEGIN: US 25, 1 mi from Hollywood (Lexington)
Fayette
Names:
   Midland Ave
   Winchester Rd
11.112 mi
Clark
Names:
   Lexington Rd
   W Lexington Ave
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Sterling St
   Mt Sterling Rd
17.166 mi
Montgomery
Names:
   Winchester Rd
   West Main St
   East Main St
   Owingsville Rd
12.090 mi
Bath
19.811 mi
Rowan
Names:
   Us-60 W
0.240 mi
Bath
0.300 mi
Rowan
Names:
   Us-60 W
   West Wilkinson Blvd
   East Wilkinson Blvd
   Us-60 E
16.872 mi
Carter
Names:
   Tom T Hall Blvd
34.847 mi
Boyd
Names:
   Us-60 W
   13th St
   Winchester Ave
   11th St
12.409 mi
END: US 23, Ashland
Uses US 23
BEGIN: US 23, Catlettsburg
Boyd
Names:
   35th St
0.471 mi
END: Catlettsburg

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 42, Cliftons (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   Frankfort Ave
0.123 mi
END: US 42/US 60, Cliftons (Louisville)

BEGIN: US 60, Shelbyville
Shelby
Names:
   Washington St
1.684 mi
END: US 60, Veachland

BEGIN: US 60, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   Martin Luther King Blvd
0.491 mi
END: Spur US 23/US 60, Ashland
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: Biz US 23, Ashland
Boyd
Names:
   10th St
0.080 mi
END: US 23, Ashland

Runs from Quartzsite AZ to the no-swearing metropolis of Virginia Beach VA. Used to go at least to Los Angeles before California decertified it.

This beedleloggery runs for about 440 miles in Kentucky - which earns US 60 the undisputed title as the longest designated highway in the state. That doesn't count piggybacked sections like where it uses US 31W from Meade County to Louisville.

US 60 is somewhat controversial: According to many maps US 60 follows the I-264 bypass in Louisville - leaving it farther from downtown than Alt US 60, which is sort of an inner bypass along city streets. But in fact US 60 goes downtown on a route that those same maps mark US 60B. Similarly some maps of Lexington show a fictitious Byp US 60 using the north loop of New Circle Road.

Kentucky maintains US 60 just a bit into West Virginia as it crosses the Big Sandy River using a 1988 bridge.

BYP US 60 - Daviess - Built aroud 1970 as a freeway around Owensboro. It was later named the Wendell Ford Expressway and is now US 60.

US 60C - McCracken 1982 - Became part of Biz US 60.

SPUR US 60 - Boyd 1988 - This was likely 34th Street in Catlettsburg from US 23 to Oakland Avenue. Thus it would have become KY 1174 upon construction of the current bridge at 35th.

TRUCK US 60 - Jefferson 1984 - It's not known exactly where Truck US 60 split from US 60 or Biz US 60, but it did go from US 42 and along Frankfort Avenue to St. Matthews before being made part of US 60.

BIZ US 60 - Jefferson 1984/Boyd 1986 - In the early 1980s, US 60 in Louisville used a less illustrious route that varies according to the source. At least one source put US 60 along what is now Alt US 60, placing Biz US 60 along US 31W in Shively and then along Dixie Highway, Broadway, US 31E, and Grinstead Drive. A different Biz US 60 existed at an unknown spot in Boyd County and became part of US 60.

ALT
60

BEGIN: US 31W/KY 2049, 1 mi from Shively (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   7th St Rd
   Berry Blvd
   Taylor Blvd
   Winkler Ave
   S 3rd St
   Eastern Pkwy
   Willow Ave
   Cherokee Pkwy
   Grinstead Dr
   Lexington Rd
10.550 mi
END: US 60, Saint Matthews (Louisville)

Bypasses central Louisville on a moshtosh of surface streets.

BYP
60

BEGIN: US 60/KY 3393, 1 mi from Morganfield
Union
Names:
   Us-60b
2.915 mi
END: US 60, Morganfield

Established 2002.

BIZ
60

BEGIN: US 60, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   Park Ave
   Martin Luther King Jr Dr
1.823 mi
END: Biz US 45, Paducah
Uses Biz US 45
BEGIN: Biz US 45, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   S 4th St
   S 3rd St
   Wayne Sullivan Dr
3.242 mi
END: US 60/KY 1954, Paducah

BEGIN: US 60, 1 mi from Cloverport
Breckinridge
Names:
   Us-60 Business
   West St
   Chestnut St
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Lynn St
   Murray Ave
   Carter Rd
2.779 mi
END: US 60, 1 mi from Cloverport

BEGIN: Frankfort
Franklin
Names:
   Bridge St
0.077 mi
END: Frankfort

BEGIN: US 60, Versailles
Woodford
Names:
   Frankfort St
   N Main St
   Lexington St
   Lexington Rd
1.790 mi
END: US 60, Versailles

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: Biz US 60, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   Park Ave
1.134 mi
END: Biz US 45, Paducah
Uses Biz US 45
BEGIN: Biz US 45/KY 3238, Paducah
McCracken
Names:
   S 3rd St
0.416 mi
END: Biz US 60, Paducah

Cloverport's Biz US 60 formed in 1994 from the former US 60.

Much more unusual than any other Biz US 60 is the one in Frankfort: It includes just the Singing Bridge and doesn't touch the parallel part of US 60. Besides that it's practically redundant as US 60 goes through the central city anyway. The Singing Bridge crosses the Kentucky River and generates a neat hum when you drive across it. As of 2006 it still featured what may have been the last old cutout route marker remaining in Kentucky.

62

BEGIN: US 51, Bardwell
Carlisle
12.981 mi
Ballard
Names:
   Cunningham Rd
   E Walnut St
   Blandville Rd
1.754 mi
McCracken
Names:
   Alben Barkley Dr
12.861 mi
END: US 45/KY 731, Paducah
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 60, Riverview
McCracken
3.307 mi
Marshall
12.145 mi
Livingston
2.893 mi
Lyon
Names:
   Us-62 W
   Us-62 E
14.183 mi
Caldwell
Names:
   W Main St
   E Main St
   E Court Sq
   E Market St
   N Jefferson St
   Mcgoodwin Ave
   Madisonville St
   Dawson Rd
18.277 mi
Hopkins
Names:
   West Arcadia Ave
   East Arcadia Ave
   Nortonville Rd
   Greenville Rd
   West Greenville Rd
   East Greenville Rd
   Greenville Rd
22.151 mi
Muhlenberg
Names:
   Hopkinsville St
   S Main St
   N Main St
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Everly Brothers Blvd
26.005 mi
Ohio
Names:
   West First St
   North Main St
   Louisville Rd
25.950 mi
Grayson
Names:
   Beaver Dam Rd
   West Maple St
   East Maple St
   Beaver Dam Rd
   Blue Moon Of Kentucky Hwy
   West White Oak St
   South Main St
   Courthouse Sq
   North Main St
   Mill St
   Elizabethtown Rd
   West Main St
   East Main St
   Elizabethtown Rd
33.511 mi
Hardin
Names:
   Leitchfield Rd
   South Mulberry St
   North Mulberry St
   Bardstown Rd
28.194 mi
Nelson
Names:
   Elizabethtown Rd
   Boston Rd
   West Stephen Foster Ave
14.274 mi
END: US 31E, Bardstown
Uses US 31E
BEGIN: US 31E, Bardstown
Nelson
Names:
   East Stephen Foster Ave
   Bloomfield Rd
   Springfield Rd
   Chaplin Rd
22.920 mi
Anderson
Names:
   Bardstown Rd
   Fox Creek Rd
   W Broadway St
   S Main St
   E Woodford St
   Versailles Rd
22.863 mi
Woodford
Names:
   Tyrone Pike
   Rose Hill Ave
   S Main St
7.048 mi
END: Biz US 60, Versailles
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 60, 1 mi from Versailles
Woodford
Names:
   Midway Rd
   S Winter St
   N Winter St
   Midway Rd
   E Leestown Pike
   E Leestown Rd
9.411 mi
Scott
Names:
   Leestown Rd
   Paynes Depot Rd
   Mcclelland Cir
   Cherry Blossom Way
   Cynthiana Rd
18.942 mi
Bourbon
0.273 mi
Harrison
Names:
   Us-62 W
9.080 mi
END: US 27/Biz US 27, 2 mi from Belmont
Uses Biz US 27
BEGIN: Biz US 27, Cynthiana
Harrison
Names:
   E Mill St
   N Walnut St
   Oddville Ave
   Us-62 E
12.971 mi
Robertson
15.438 mi
Mason
Names:
   D Bernard Coughlin Blvd
18.021 mi
END: 1 mi from Maysville

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 62, Princeton
Caldwell
Names:
   W Market St
0.306 mi
END: US 62, Princeton

BEGIN: US 62, Leitchfield
Grayson
Names:
   South Main St Nc
   Courthouse Sq Nc
   North Main St Nc
0.074 mi
END: US 62, Leitchfield

Goes from the Mexican border in El Paso TX to the Canadian border in Niagara Falls NY.

This roadway uses Kentucky Dam at the Tennessee River.

Also known as James Best Way in Powderly. Yes, the same James Best who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes Of Hazzard.

BIZ US 62 - Mason - Went through Maysville and used the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge before US 62 was restored to this route. It had been Biz US 62 since 2001.

68

BEGIN: US 62, Reidland
McCracken
2.677 mi
Marshall
Names:
   Us-68 W
   Us-68 E
28.165 mi
Trigg
Names:
   Canton Rd
   Bypass Rd
   Hopkinsville Rd
28.029 mi
Christian
Names:
   Cadiz Rd
   West 7th St
   West 9th St
   East 9th St
10.930 mi
END: US 41/KY 107, Hopkinsville
Uses US 41
BEGIN: US 41, Hopkinsville
Christian
Names:
   Mclean Ave
   Russellville Rd
10.184 mi
Todd
Names:
   Hopkinsville Rd
   Russellville Rd
14.422 mi
Logan
Names:
   Hopkinsville Rd
   Us-68 Bypass
   Bowling Green Rd
29.223 mi
Warren
Names:
   Russellville Rd
   Veterans Memorial Ln
   Kentucky St
15.248 mi
END: US 31W, Bowling Green
Uses US 31W
BEGIN: US 31W, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Glasgow Rd
12.036 mi
Barren
Names:
   New Bowling Green Rd
   New Glasgow Rd
   Veterans Outer Loop
   Edmonton Rd
23.159 mi
Metcalfe
Names:
   Glasgow Rd
   W Stockton St
   N Main St
   Greensburg St
   Greensburg Rd
20.016 mi
Green
18.381 mi
Taylor
Names:
   Greensburg Rd
   West Broadway
   East Broadway
   New Lebanon Rd
13.531 mi
Marion
Names:
   New Campbellsville Rd
   Campbellsville Hwy
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Danville Hwy
23.803 mi
Boyle
Names:
   Us-68 West
   S Buell St
   E 2nd St
   S Bragg St
   N Bragg St
   Harrodsburg Rd
9.830 mi
Mercer
Names:
   Perryville Rd
   Perryville St
   Mooreland Ave
   S College St
   W Lexington St
   E Lexington St
   Lexington Rd
20.058 mi
Jessamine
Names:
   Harrodsburg Rd
12.019 mi
Fayette
Names:
   Harrodsburg Rd
   S Broadway
5.639 mi
END: US 27, 1 mi from Pine Meadows (Lexington)
Uses US 27
BEGIN: US 27, Paris
Bourbon
Names:
   Martin Luther King Blvd
   Millersburg Rd
   Maysville Rd
11.022 mi
Nicholas
Names:
   Maysville Rd
12.593 mi
Robertson
1.357 mi
Fleming
5.423 mi
Mason
Names:
   Us-68 Bypass
   Clyde T Barbour Pkwy
18.457 mi
END: 2 mi from Moranburg

Runs from Reidland (near Paducah) to Findlay OH.

Includes the 3,495-foot-long Eggner Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.

The old Eggner Ferry Bridge (opened 1932) was closed for months in 2012 because it collapsed after being hit by a cargo ship. Injuries were narrowly avoided. A pickup truck traveling on the bridge when it was hit stopped only 5 feet away from the missing section.

The new bridge opened in 2016.

Up to 1983, US 68 from Campbellsville to near Lebanon ran along what is now KY 289.

ALT
68

BEGIN: US 68, 1 mi from Fairview
Christian
Names:
   Jefferson Davis Hwy
1.417 mi
Todd
Names:
   Jefferson Davis Hwy
0.723 mi
END: US 68, 3 mi from Britmart

Formed in 2000 from the old US 68 when US 68 moved to a newly built roadbed. Alt US 68 serves the 351-foot-tall Jefferson Davis obelisk. The official state park website tries to downplay any potential controversy.

BYP
68

BEGIN: US 68/KY 1682, 2 mi from Canton Pike
Christian
Names:
   Eagle Way
   Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way
11.026 mi
END: US 68, 3 mi from Casky

The south side of the Hopkinsville loop. The north side of the bypass includes part of KY 1682. In full, the bypass is mostly a divided highway and forms almost a full circle around the city.

BIZ
68

BEGIN: US 68, 2 mi from Cadiz
Trigg
Names:
   Canton Rd
   Main St
4.543 mi
END: US 68, Cadiz

BEGIN: US 68, Elkton
Todd
Names:
   Us-68x
   W Main St
   Public Sq
   E Main St
   Us-68x
4.786 mi
END: US 68, 2 mi from Elkton

BEGIN: US 68/US 431, Russellville
Logan
Names:
   Hopkinsville Rd
   W 4th St
   Park Sq Sw
   S Main St
   E 4th St
   S Franklin St
   Bowling Green Rd
3.375 mi
END: US 68/US 79, 1 mi from Russellville

BEGIN: US 68, 2 mi from Auburn
Logan
Names:
   W Main St
   E Main St
3.035 mi
END: US 68, Auburn

BEGIN: US 68/US 231, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Russellville Rd
   University Dr
   Adams St
   Kentucky St
3.249 mi
END: US 68/KY 234, Bowling Green

BEGIN: US 68/KY 3600, Glasgow
Barren
Names:
   New Glasgow Rd
   New Bowling Green Rd
   W Main St
2.528 mi
END: Biz US 31E, Glasgow
Uses Biz US 31E
BEGIN: Biz US 31E, Glasgow
Barren
Names:
   E Main St
   N Broadway St
   Columbia Ave
   Edmonton Rd
2.068 mi
END: US 68/KY 1519, 1 mi from Lecta

BEGIN: US 27, Paris
Bourbon
Names:
   S Main St
   Main St
   E Main St
   Millersburg Rd
2.772 mi
END: US 68, Paris

BEGIN: US 68, 1 mi from Millersburg
Bourbon
Names:
   Millersburg Rd
   Main St
   Maysville Rd
2.057 mi
Nicholas
Names:
   Maysville Rd
0.195 mi
END: US 68, 3 mi from Hooktown

BEGIN: US 68, 2 mi from Old Washington
Mason
Names:
   Us-68x
1.445 mi
END: US 62/KY 1236, Maysville

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: Biz US 68, Elkton
Todd
Names:
   Public Sq
0.072 mi
END: Biz US 68, Elkton

BEGIN: Biz US 68, Russellville
Logan
Names:
   Park Sq Nw
   N Main St
0.059 mi
END: Biz US 68, Russellville

BEGIN: Biz US 68, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Adams St
1.131 mi
END: US 68/Biz US 68/KY 234, Bowling Green

BEGIN: Biz US 68, Paris
Bourbon
Names:
   High St
   Bank Row St
0.683 mi
END: Biz US 68, Paris

Cadiz's Biz US 68 formed in 1995 when US 68 was moved to a new bypass.

The same happened in Elkton in 2000, Russellville in 1998, and Auburn in 1997.

A similar event occurred in Bowling Green in 2008 when US 68 was moved to the existing bypass.

79

BEGIN: Tiny Town
Todd
10.606 mi
Logan
Names:
   Clarksville Rd
   W 9th St
   Russellville Bypass
16.184 mi
END: US 68/Biz US 68, 1 mi from Russellville

Runs from Round Rock TX to Russellville.

Now uses the south loop of the Russellville bypass. Thus KY 79 does not begin at the exact point where US 79 ends.

US and KY 79 were KY 105 until the 1940s or 1950s. That's when US 79 was extended from West Memphis AR to Russellville. It was later that the remaining KY 105 became KY 79.

In 2007, US 79 was truncated on the southwest side of Russellville. Part of US 79 in town became KY 3240.

119

BEGIN: US 25E, Wasioto
Bell
15.880 mi
Harlan
Names:
   Us-119 S
   Us-119 N
39.182 mi
Letcher
Names:
   Us-119 S
   Us-119 N
   Us-119 Nc
   Us-119 N
26.689 mi
END: US 23, Jenkins
Uses US 23
BEGIN: US 23, Pikeville
Pike
25.721 mi
END: South Williamson

Runs from Wasioto to DuBois PA.

Said to be one of the most dangerous major roads in America. There is no flat land along US 119 and I've heard that coal trucks being driven without headlights are constantly backing out of mining roads directly onto the highway without stopping for oncoming traffic.

Also famously known as Kingdom Come Parkway.

Parallels the Cumberland River and CSX rail line, runs up the mountains, then along the mighty Poor Fork, then up an incredibly crooked stretch to Whitesburg.

US 119 used to run northeast from Pikeville on the current KY 1426 but now bypasses that.

I'm told that US 119 between Harlan and Cumberland was even more treacherous before 1975 when it was rebuilt. Old US 119 must be KY 522 now.

SPUR
119

BEGIN: US 119/KY 292, South Williamson
Pike
Names:
   Us-119s
0.056 mi
END: South Williamson

The Harvey Street Bridge over the Tug Fork River to Williamson WV. Aerial photos reveal it has a green framework - which is all the rage in West Virginia.

Formerly US 119.

127

BEGIN: Static
Clinton
21.586 mi
Russell
Names:
   Us-127 Byp
   N Main St
25.966 mi
Casey
23.715 mi
Lincoln
Names:
   Us-127 S
   Us-127 N
10.686 mi
Boyle
Names:
   Us-127 S
   Hustonville Rd
   S 4th St
   S 3rd St
   W Main St
   N Maple Ave
   Harrodsburg Rd
10.319 mi
Mercer
Names:
   Danville Rd
   S College St
4.402 mi
END: US 68, Harrodsburg
Uses US 68
BEGIN: US 68, Harrodsburg
Mercer
Names:
   N College St
   Louisville Rd
12.748 mi
Anderson
Names:
   Harrodsburg Rd
   S Main St
6.175 mi
END: US 62, Lawrenceburg
Uses US 62
BEGIN: US 62/KY 44, Lawrenceburg
Anderson
Names:
   N Main St
   Frankfort Rd
   Bypass N
4.945 mi
Franklin
Names:
   Us-127 S
   West Plaza Connector Rd
   Wilkinson Blvd
10.884 mi
END: US 421, Frankfort
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: KY 2261, Frankfort
Franklin
Names:
   Holmes St
   Us-127 N
10.516 mi
Owen
Names:
   Main St
28.488 mi
Gallatin
6.037 mi
END: US 42, 2 mi from Napoleon

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 127, Danville
Boyle
Names:
   S 4th St
0.720 mi
END: US 127, Danville

Runs from Chattanooga TN to near Grayling MI. Includes much of what was the Michigan part of US 27 prior to 2002.

Piggybacks on US 42 and US 25 from Napoleon to Cincinnati.

Promoted as a massive annual yard sale that spans Tennessee and Kentucky.

Until 1958, US 127 was KY 35 from the Tennessee line to the present KY 35 north of Owenton; KY 16 from KY 35 to the present KY 16; and KY 239 from KY 16 to US 42. This includes the possibly unsigned former US 37 south of Albany.

Until 1989, US 127 followed US 60 to central Frankfort and used Holmes Street north.

US 127 in southern Kentucky is known for the fact that I once saw a discarded toilet laying along the road.

A bypassed part of US 127 in Hustonville became Biz US 127 in 1993 but became KY 2141 in 1994.

US 127 through Lawrenceburg was at one point signed as Biz US 127 but this does not appear to have been official.

BYP
127

BEGIN: US 127/Byp US 150, Danville
Boyle
Names:
   S Danville Byp
   N Danville Byp
5.270 mi
END: US 127, 1 mi from Caldwell Manor

BEGIN: US 127, 2 mi from Harrodsburg
Mercer
Names:
   Us-127 S Bypass
   Us-127 N Bypass
4.483 mi
END: US 127/KY 390, 2 mi from Stringtown

BEGIN: US 127, McBrayer
Anderson
Names:
   Bypass S
   Bypass N
6.656 mi
END: US 127/KY 151, 1 mi from Alton Station

US 127 is 4 lanes divided from Danville to Frankfort except in most of the places where the divided highway is picked up by Byp US 127. The Danville and Lawrenceburg bypasses appear to be pre-1980 while the Harrodsburg bypass opened around 2001. There is sort of an extension of the bypass on the northwest side of Harrodsburg used by KY 390.

BIZ
127

BEGIN: US 127, Bug
Clinton
Names:
   Us-127x
   E Water St
   S Washington St
   N Washington St
   N Cross St
   Us-127x
5.862 mi
END: US 127, 1 mi from Snow

BEGIN: US 127, 2 mi from Jamestown
Russell
Names:
   S Us-127 Business
   W Cumberland Ave
   N Main St
3.290 mi
END: US 127, Jamestown

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: Biz US 127, Albany
Clinton
Names:
   E Water St
   S Cross St
   N Cross St
0.341 mi
END: Biz US 127, Albany

Jamestown's Biz US 127 formed in 2007 as US 127 was (predictably enough) moved to the new bypass.

150

BEGIN: I-64, 2 mi from Portland (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   N 22nd St
0.740 mi
END: US 31W, 1 mi from Portland (Louisville)
Uses US 31W
BEGIN: US 31W, 2 mi from Parkland (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   W Broadway
   E Broadway
3.354 mi
END: US 31E, 1 mi from Cliftons (Louisville)
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 62, Bardstown
Nelson
Names:
   East Stephen Foster Ave
   Springfield Rd
7.653 mi
Washington
Names:
   Bardstown Rd
   Us-150 Bypass
   Perryville Rd
21.056 mi
Boyle
Names:
   Us-150 W
   W 2nd St
4.234 mi
END: US 68, Perryville
Uses US 68
BEGIN: US 68/KY 1856, Perryville
Boyle
Names:
   E 2nd St
   Perryville Rd
   W Main St
9.274 mi
END: US 127, Danville
Uses US 127
BEGIN: US 127/KY 33, Danville
Boyle
Names:
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Stanford Ave
   Stanford Rd
4.997 mi
Lincoln
Names:
   Us-150 W
   Us-150 W Bypass
   Us-150 E Bypass
   John Sims Hwy
   Us-150 E
18.774 mi
Rockcastle
Names:
   Dysart Way
10.205 mi
END: US 25/KY 1249, Mount Vernon

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 150, 1 mi from Portland (Louisville)
Jefferson
Names:
   N 22nd St Conn
   N 21st St
   Dr W J Hodge St
0.358 mi
END: US 31W/Truck US 150, Louisville

Runs from Moline IL to Mount Vernon.

US 150 in Kentucky was once US 168.

In the olden days US 150 used Main Street in New Albany IN and crossed the Ohio River to Louisville via the K&I Bridge - along with US 31W. This bridge was unusual because the rail line had one lane of road traffic on each side - so eastbound US 150 used one side of the bridge while westbound used the other side. In 1979 (believe it or not) one of the roadbeds caved in - prompting the road portions of the bridge to be closed ever since. Now the approach roads in Indiana are overgrown with weeds and dotted with signs to keep trespassers out. It's spooky and fun to explore!

US 31W/150 was removed from the K&I Bridge no later than 1972.

On the Kentucky side of the K&I Bridge there were still a few very old, homemade-looking signs directing motorists to the bridge as of 2004. US 150 used Northwestern Parkway to the Kentucky approach. At least one sign was still standing in 2007.

After US 150 was removed from the K&I Bridge it now uses I-64 - a rare but unfortunate instance of a U.S. route using a freeway in Kentucky.

Byp US 150 peopled Stanford until 2003 when it became part of US 150.

BYP
150

BEGIN: US 127/Byp US 127, Danville
Boyle
Names:
   S Danville Byp
2.272 mi
END: US 150, 2 mi from Beverly Hills

TRUCK
150

BEGIN: US 31W, Louisville
Jefferson
Names:
   W Market St
0.089 mi
END: US 31W/US 150, Louisville

An alternate to US 150 through Louisville for commercial drivers, possibly due to low clearances on Broadway (US 150). Truck US 150 is only officially carried for its first eastbound block, since it uses US 31W and 31E to finish the loop.

BIZ
150

BEGIN: US 150, Saint Catharine
Washington
Names:
   Us-150x
   Bardstown Rd
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Perryville Rd
4.545 mi
END: US 150, 1 mi from Jimtown

This route through Springfield formed in 2006 when US 150 was moved to what was mostly a bippin' new bypass.

231

BEGIN: US 31E/KY 980, Scottsville
Allen
Names:
   Veterans Memorial Hwy
8.569 mi
Warren
Names:
   Scottsville Rd
   Campbell Ln
13.882 mi
END: US 68/Biz US 68, Bowling Green
Uses US 68
BEGIN: US 68/Biz US 231, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Morgantown Rd
12.041 mi
Butler
Names:
   Bowling Green Rd
   S Main St
   W G L Smith St
   Beaver Dam Rd
18.846 mi
Ohio
Names:
   South Main St
9.999 mi
END: US 62, Beaver Dam
Uses US 62
BEGIN: US 62, Beaver Dam
Ohio
Names:
   North Main St
   South Main St
   North Main St
14.263 mi
Daviess
Names:
   New Hartford Rd
11.294 mi
END: KY 2155, 1 mi from Brook Hill Estates
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 60, Maceo
Daviess
3.557 mi
END: 4 mi from Maceo

Runs from Panama City FL to St. John IN.

Includes the 4,505-foot-long William H. Natcher Bridge at the Ohio River. This bridge opened in 2002 after many delays. Kentucky maintains this bridge into Indiana, about to where it crosses over IN 66.

BIZ
231

BEGIN: US 231/KY 880, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Scottsville Rd
   Broadway Ave
2.066 mi
END: US 31W, Bowling Green
Uses US 31W
BEGIN: US 31W, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   University Dr
0.460 mi
END: Biz US 68, Bowling Green
Uses Biz US 68
BEGIN: Biz US 68, Bowling Green
Warren
Names:
   Morgantown Rd
1.392 mi
END: US 68/US 231, Bowling Green

This route in Bowling Green is probably not the same as an even earlier Biz US 231 that apparently ran closer to downtown and was killed in 1984. The current Biz US 231, established in 1999, actually uses an inner bypass that seems to have replaced that older business loop. US 231 was moved to the newer outer bypass that continues as KY 880.

421

BEGIN: 3 mi from Cranks
Harlan
Names:
   Us-421 S
17.107 mi
END: US 119, Baxter
Uses US 119
BEGIN: US 119, 1 mi from Gatun
Harlan
Names:
   Us-421 N
9.781 mi
Leslie
35.300 mi
Clay
Names:
   Us-421 S
   White St
   Richmond Rd
   Us-421 N
32.824 mi
Jackson
29.574 mi
Rockcastle
Names:
   Big Hill Rd
0.483 mi
Madison
Names:
   Battlefield Memorial Hwy
12.571 mi
END: US 25, Terrill
Uses US 25
BEGIN: US 25/US 60, 1 mi from Meadowthorpe (Lexington)
Fayette
Names:
   W Main St
   Leestown Rd
8.166 mi
Scott
Names:
   Leestown Rd
0.754 mi
END: US 62, 1 mi from Paynes Depot
Uses US 62
BEGIN: US 62, Midway
Woodford
Names:
   W Leestown Pike
4.931 mi
Franklin
Names:
   Leestown Rd
3.072 mi
END: KY 676, Frankfort
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 60/US 460, Frankfort
Franklin
Names:
   Wilkinson Blvd
1.451 mi
END: US 127, Frankfort
Uses US 127
BEGIN: US 127/KY 1211, 1 mi from Frankfort
Franklin
Names:
   Bald Knob Rd
13.363 mi
Henry
Names:
   Castle Hwy
6.263 mi
Shelby
Names:
   Castle Hwy
0.790 mi
Henry
Names:
   Castle Hwy
   Eminence Rd
   South Main St
   North Main St
   Campbellsburg Rd
   Main St
   Campbellsburg Rd
18.710 mi
Trimble
6.704 mi
END: US 42, Bedford
Uses US 42
BEGIN: US 42, Bedford
Trimble
Names:
   Main St
12.494 mi
END: Milton

Runs from Kure Beach NC to Michigan City IN - ending in a state where much of US 421 is the historic Michigan Road.

Runs diagonally across Kentucky and uses the Ohio River bridge from Milton to Madison IN. Nonmotorized traffic that needed to cross the bridge was out of luck - because a sign forbade pedestrians from using it and because it was too busy for bicyclists to use. There was no alternate bridge within miles. (How inclusive - not!) This bridge has been replaced by a new bridge that allows bikes and pedestrians.

431

BEGIN: 1 mi from Adairville
Logan
Names:
   Nashville Rd
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Nashville Rd
11.593 mi
END: US 79/KY 2146, 3 mi from Russellville
Uses US 79
BEGIN: US 79/KY 3240, Russellville
Logan
Names:
   Us-431 Bypass
0.991 mi
END: US 68/Biz US 68, Russellville
Uses US 68
BEGIN: US 68, Russellville
Logan
Names:
   Terry Wilcutt Hwy
   Lewisburg Rd
   S Main St
   N Main St
   Lewisburg Rd
16.163 mi
Muhlenberg
Names:
   S John Prine Ave
   N John Prine Ave
   S 2nd St
18.278 mi
END: US 62/KY 1031, Central City
Uses US 62
BEGIN: US 62, Central City
Muhlenberg
Names:
   Phillip Stone Way
10.035 mi
McLean
Names:
   Adams Ave
   Henton St
11.573 mi
Daviess
Names:
   Frederica St
11.389 mi
END: KY 2831, Owensboro

Runs from Dothan AL to Owensboro.

BIZ US 431 - Logan 2007 - Established 1999 when US 431 and the new KY 2843 bypass became Biz US 431 and US 431, respectively. Biz US 431 used Main Street in Russellville (using what was then US 79 to reconnect with US 431 on the south). It became part of KY 3519.

460

BEGIN: US 60/US 421, Frankfort
Franklin
Names:
   Georgetown Rd
6.114 mi
Scott
Names:
   Frankfort Rd
   W Main St
   E Main St
   Paris Pike
17.658 mi
Bourbon
Names:
   Georgetown Rd
   W 8th St
9.150 mi
END: Biz US 68, Paris
Uses Biz US 68
BEGIN: Biz US 68, Paris
Bourbon
Names:
   North Middletown Rd
   Main St
   Mt Sterling Rd
12.783 mi
Montgomery
Names:
   Paris Rd
   Maysville Rd
   N Maysville St
9.549 mi
END: US 60, Mount Sterling
Uses US 60
BEGIN: US 60, Mount Sterling
Montgomery
Names:
   S Bank St
   Apperson Hts
   Camargo Rd
   Main St
12.500 mi
Menifee
Names:
   Us-460 W
   Main St
   Us-460 E
19.003 mi
Morgan
Names:
   Us-460 W
   W Main St
   Main St
   Prestonsburg St
   Us-460 E
28.238 mi
Magoffin
Names:
   West Maple St
   South Church St
   Parkway Dr
   Bert T Combs-Mountain Pkwy Ext
20.406 mi
Johnson
7.809 mi
END: US 23/KY 40, Paintsville
Uses US 23
BEGIN: US 23, Pikeville
Pike
Names:
   Ferrells Creek Rd
25.325 mi
END: 1 mi from Toonerville

Runs from Frankfort to Norfolk VA.

Until 1977, US 460 continued west to Louisville using US 60. Through at least some of that era, it used the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge to Indiana and went to St. Louis.

At least into the 1990s, and possibly even now, US 460 had an old rock wall alongside it between Paris and Mount Sterling.

BYP
460

BEGIN: US 460/KY 1143, Georgetown
Scott
Names:
   Mcclelland Cir
1.026 mi
END: US 62, 1 mi from Indian Hills

A bypass on the south side of Georgetown built in the 1990s.

641

BEGIN: Hazel
Calloway
Names:
   Main St
   Us-641 S
   S 12th St
   N 12th St
   Us-641 N
17.444 mi
Marshall
Names:
   Us-641 S
   Main St
   Poplar St
   E 5th St
   Main St
   Us-641 N
12.862 mi
END: US 68, Draffenville
Uses US 68
BEGIN: US 68, Draffenville
Marshall
Names:
   Us-641 N
6.388 mi
END: KY 282, 2 mi from Gilbertsville
Assumed to use other routes
BEGIN: US 62/KY 3305, Eddyville
Lyon
Names:
   Us-641 N
5.715 mi
Caldwell
Names:
   Us-641 S
   Cassidy Ave
   Marion Rd
4.720 mi
Crittenden
Names:
   S Main St
7.012 mi
END: US 60, Marion

ONE-WAY REVERSE

BEGIN: US 641, Benton
Marshall
Names:
   Main St
0.981 mi
END: US 641/KY 348, Benton

Runs from near Holladay TN to Marion.

Once ran concurrent with US 60 to Henderson.

SPUR
641

BEGIN: US 641, Benton
Marshall
Names:
   Us-641 S
3.519 mi
END: I-69, 2 mi from Benton

Built to bypass Benton and direct US 641 traffic onto the Purchase Parkway, this was renamed from Truck US 641 in 1992. (I guess the truck route used the parkway and some other road to loop back to US 641.)

BIZ
641

BEGIN: US 641/KY 1550, Murray
Calloway
Names:
   Glendale Rd
   S 4th St
   N 4th St
   Chestnut St
2.873 mi
END: US 641/KY 1327, Murray

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