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Kentucky Route 234 (KY 234) is a 20.033 mile (32.240 km) long north–south state highway in southern Kentucky. The southern terminus of the route is at Kentucky Route 101 six miles (10 km) north of Scottsville. The northern terminus is at U.S. Route 68 and Kentucky Route 80 in downtown Bowling Green.

Kentucky Route 234 marker

Kentucky Route 234
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length20.033 mi[1] (32.240 km)
Major junctions
West end US 68 / KY 80 in Bowling Green
  I-65 near Bowling Green
East end KY 101 north of Scottsville
Location
CountiesAllen, Warren
Highway system
KY 233KY 235

Although the route follows a generally east–west alignment for most of its length, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet route logs list the route as north–south.[citation needed]

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

KY 234 is known solely by its numerical designation from KY 101 to the Allen-Warren county line. Upon entering Warren County, KY 234 becomes Cemetery Road.

A short distance east of the Bowling Green city limits, KY 234 interchanges with Interstate 65 at exit 26. The route continues west into Bowling Green, retaining the Cemetery Road name to an intersection with U.S. Route 31W. West of US 31W, KY 234 becomes Fairview Avenue for a brief stretch to Park Street, where KY 234 splits into a pair of parallel one-way streets. KY 234 northbound follows Sixth Avenue to the northern terminus of the route at US 68/KY 80,while KY 234 southbound utilizes Seventh Avenue between US 68/KY 80 and Park Street.

HistoryEdit

KY 234 originally passed over I-65 with no connection to the expressway.[2] In 2002, the junction of KY 234 and I-65 was altered from an overpass to an interchange in order to provide a direct route from the interstate to downtown Bowling Green. Construction of the new interchange, designated exit 26 on I-65, was completed in late 2002.[3]

Prior to the opening of the new intersection, the Cemetery Road portion of KY 234 between I-65 and US 31W was widened from two to five lanes to accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic flow.[4]

FutureEdit

The KY 234 bridge over Drakes Creek in southeastern Warren County will be replaced by a new bridge sometime around Fall 2017. The new bridge will feature three lanes, including a left-rurning lane at Roger Porter Road. Scotty's Contracting and Stone is the constructor for the US $3.5 million dollar project. Funding for the bridge is entirely provided to the KYTC by the Federal Bridge Replacement Fund.[5]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
WarrenBowling Green20.03332.240   
    US 68 / KY 80 / US 68 Bus. west (Veterans Memorial Lane / Kentucky Street)
19.13430.793  US 31W
Mount Victor17.12427.558  KY 880 west (Lovers Lane)
16.75026.957  I-65 – Louisville, NashvilleI-65 exit 26
16.53826.615  KY 2158 south (Cumberland Trace / KY 6144 north)
Claypool6.74610.857  KY 961 south (Claypool Alvaton Road)
Allen5.1478.283  KY 1533 east (Meador Port Oliver Road) – Barren River Reservoir
0.0000.000  KY 101 (Smiths Grove Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Kentucky Transportation Cabinet – Division of Planning – Highway Information System Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  2. ^ County Road Series Map – Warren County, Kentucky (PDF) (Map) (1993 ed.). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  3. ^ "KentuckyRoads.com – New Interchange Opens on I-65". Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  4. ^ "KentuckyRoads.com – KY 234 Work on Schedule in Bowling Green". Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  5. ^ French, Jackson (February 25, 2017). "Bridge replacement in progress".Bowling Green Daily News, p. A1.

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