Kentucky Route 100

Kentucky Route 100 (KY 100) originates at a junction with U.S.. Highway 68/KY 80 in Russellville in Logan County. The route continues through Simpson County, Allen County and Monroe County to terminate at a junction with KY 90 near Waterview in Cumberland County.

Kentucky Route 100 marker

Kentucky Route 100
KY 100 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length95.404 mi[1] (153.538 km)
Major junctions
West end
US 68 Bus. in Russellville
  US 31W in Franklin
I-65 near Franklin
US 31E / US 231 near Scottsville
East end KY 90 near Waterview
Location
CountiesLogan, Simpson, Allen, Monroe, Cumberland
Highway system
KY 99KY 101

According to the Caves, Lakes, and Corvettes regional brochure, the entire KY 100 corridor is considered a Kentucky Scenic Byway.[2]

HistoryEdit

Kentucky Route 100 was one out of many charter state highways when the statewide system of state highways began in the late 1920s into 1930. Its original western terminus was located near downtown Russellville, and its eastern terminus was originally located about 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Burkesville on KY 90. It originally went through unincorporated small communities such as Leslie and Arat.[3]

However, at some time between 1945 and 1958,[4] KY 100's final few miles and its eastern terminus were both rerouted to its current location with another intersection with KY 90 at Waterview, further west of Burkesville. KY 1205 and most of KY 691 are the current designations for the original KY 100 ending. The remaining parts of the original alignment in western Cumberland County are either no longer existing (especially the originally unpaved section) or it still does, but is now maintained by the Cumberland County Road Department.[5]

In 2015, KY 100's western terminus was re-located to end at the crossroads intersection with U.S. Route 68 and US 68 Business on the east side of Russellville. This was done to reduce car accidents at the original west terminus, which was also where US 79's northern terminus was originally located.[6]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
LoganRussellville0.000.00   
    US 68 Bus. west / US 68 / KY 80
Western terminus of KY 100
SimpsonMiddleton10.24216.483  KY 103 northSouthern terminus of KY 103
Franklin18.73430.149  KY 1008 eastWestern terminus of KY 1008
   US 31W north / KY 73Northern end of US 31W concurrency
  KY 383
  US 31W southSouthern end of US 31W concurrency
20.66333.254  KY 1008
21.74534.995  KY 73
22.87436.812  I-65 – Nashville, LouisvilleI-65 Exit 6
Allen  KY 585 west (Old Franklin Road)
Scottsville41.71767.137   US 31E / US 231
43.90370.655  KY 101 northSouthern terminus of KY 101
44.20471.139  KY 98 eastWestern end of KY 98 concurrency
Holland52.66984.763  KY 99 southNorthern terminus of KY 99
MonroeFountain Run58.96094.887  KY 98 westEastern end of KY 98 concurrency
59.39795.590  KY 87
Gamaliel72.992117.469   KY 63 south to KY 87Western end of KY 63 concurrency
Tompkinsville   KY 163 north / KY 63 northWestern end of KY 163 concurrency; Eastern end of KY 63 concurrency
  KY 163 southEastern end of KY 163 concurrency
CumberlandWaterview95.404153.538  KY 90Eastern terminus of KY 100
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related routesEdit

Kentucky Route 100 TruckEdit

 

 

Kentucky Route 100 Truck
LocationFranklin, Simpson County
Length3.418 mi[1] (5.501 km)

Kentucky Route 100 Truck (KY 100 Truck) is the truck route of KY 100 in Franklin, in Simpson County. It follows the KY 1008 beltway bypassing downtown Franklin to the south. This includes the first 3.418 miles (5.501 km) of KY 1008.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Scenic Byways".Caves, Lakes, and Corvettes. Kentucky Department of Tourism. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Kentucky Department of State Highways (September 15, 1939). Road Map of Kentucky (PDF) (Map). c. 1:760,320. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of State Highways.
  4. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (1958). Cumberland County Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1958 ed.). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ C1 and C2.
  5. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (1991). Cumberland County Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1991 ed.). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ IV.
  6. ^ Kentucky State Highway Department (2006). Logan County Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by State-wide Highway Planning Survey. Frankfort. §§ IV.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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