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Kentucky Route 118 (KY 118), also known as the Hyden Spur and the Tim Couch Pass, is a 3.524 mile (5.671 km) long state highway in southeastern Kentucky, running entirely in Leslie County. The route originates at exit 44[disputed ] of the Hal Rogers Parkway near the unincorporated community of Thousandsticks, and connects with US 421 in the county seat of Hyden.

Kentucky Route 118 marker

Kentucky Route 118
Tim Couch Pass
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length3.524 mi[1] (5.671 km)
Major junctions
South end US 421 / KY 80 in Hyden
North end Hal Rogers Parkway at Thousandsticks
Highway system
KY 117US 119

Route descriptionEdit

The road, a modern two-lane road with an extra climbing lane where necessary, was originally the Hyden Spur of the Daniel Boone Parkway (now the Hal Rogers Parkway). Shortly after exiting the parkway, the road climbs a large hill for roughly a mile (1.6 km). The last mile into Hyden is a 7% downhill grade, with a runaway truck ramp near its end at US 421.

The road is also known as Tim Couch Pass, after the former University of Kentucky and NFL quarterback, who is a Hyden native.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Leslie County.

Hyden0.0000.000   US 421 / KY 80Southern terminus
Thousandsticks3.4495.551  KY 3424 (Davidson Fork Road / Bull Creek Road)
3.5245.671  Hal Rogers Parkway – London, Manchester, HazardNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Road renamed 'Tim Couch Pass'". The Cincinnati Enquirer. January 19, 2000. Retrieved September 3, 2011.

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