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Kentucky Route 536 (KY 536) is a state highway that connects Rabbit Hash to Alexandria via Florence and Independence in Northern Kentucky, United States. The western terminus of the route is at Kentucky Route 338 in Rabbit Hash. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 27 in Alexandria.

Kentucky Route 536 marker

Kentucky Route 536
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length28.665 mi[1] (46.132 km)
Major junctions
West end KY 338 near Rabbit Hash
 
East end US 27 in Alexandria
Location
CountiesBoone, Kenton, Campbell
Highway system
KY 535KY 537

Route descriptionEdit

KY 536 begins at an intersection with KY 338 (East Bend Road) less than a mile east of the Ohio River in Rabbit Hash. As Rabbit Hash Road, KY 536 winds through rural western Boone County before becoming more residential in nature and becoming Hathaway Road as it approaches southern Florence. Near Union, KY 536 intersects with Old Union Road, the former routing of U.S. Route 42 before US 42 was realigned from the Union city line to just south of Ryle High School. At Old Union Road, KY 536 becomes known as Hathaway Road and continues east. 1/4 mile east of its intersection with US 42, KY 536 intersects the modern routing of US 42, here concurrent with U.S. Route 127, and becomes Mount Zion Road.

In eastern Boone County, KY 536 runs through its most congested area—between I-71/I-75 and US 25, marking the end of its status as a purely residential road. KY 237 forms and heads north as Gunpowder Road just west of this segment. Mt. Zion Road continues east into Kenton County toward Independence, where it meets KY 1303 in the western outskirts. Here, Mt. Zion Road and KY 1303 both end while KY 536 continues east on Bristow Road, occupied by KY 1303 north of this point. The road then continues southeast through rural/suburban Independence into the heart of the city, turning into Banklick Station Road for a short length before becoming Shaw Road ahead of an intersection with KY 17. East of KY 17, KY 536 becomes the Harris Pike and heads southeast.

At White's Tower Elementary School east of Independence, KY 536 intersects KY 16. The two routes overlap for a short distance to the northeast before separating at Visalia Road. KY 536 follows Visalia Road to Visalia, where it becomes concurrent with KY 177 on the west bank of the Licking River for a half-mile. North of Visalia, KY 536 crosses the river and enters Campbell County. The route progresses northeast as Creektrace Road to Alexandria, meeting KY 915 before coming to an end at US 27.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
BooneRabbit Hash0.0000.000  KY 338 (East Bend Road)Western terminus
4.3767.042  KY 2852 south (Riddles Run Road)Northern terminus of KY-2852
Hueys Corners8.62513.881  KY 1925 south (Big Bone Road)Northern terminus of KY-1925
Union10.94117.608   US 42 / US 127
Florence12.47020.069  KY 237 north (Gunpowder Road)Southern terminus of KY-237
13.27921.370   I-71 / I-75 northExit 178 off of I-71/I-75 north. Ramps to I-71/I-75 north.
13.75622.138   I-71 / I-75 southExit 178 off of I-71/I-75 south. Ramps to I-71/I-75 south.
13.71822.077  KY 3503 north (Sam Neace Drive)Southern terminus of KY-3503. Access to Gateway Community and Technical College.
14.17422.811  US 25 (Dixie Highway)
KentonIndependence15.90725.600  KY 1303 north (Bristow Road)Southern terminus of KY-1303
16.87827.163  KY 2043 south (Banklick Road)Northern terminus of KY-2043
18.05129.050  KY 2045 north (Independence Road)Southern terminus of KY-2045
19.45131.303  KY 17 (Madison Pike)
20.83833.536  KY 16 south (Taylor Mill Road)Southern end of KY-16 overlap
21.00633.806  KY 16 north (Taylor Mill Road)Northern end of KY-16 overlap
Visalia24.99540.226  KY 177 south (Decoursey Pike)Southern end of KY-177 overlap
25.47440.996  KY 177 north (Decoursey Pike)Northern end of KY-177 overlap
CampbellAlexandria25.48841.019  KY 1936 south (Pond Creek Road)
27.81244.759  KY 915 (Licking Pike)
28.66546.132  US 27 (Alexandria Pike)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 10 March 2015.

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