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Kentucky Route 56 (KY 56) is a 61.503-mile-long (98.979 km) state highway in Kentucky that runs from Illinois Route 13 (IL 13) near Old Shawneetown, Illinois, on the Shawneetown Bridge at the Kentucky-Illinois state line to KY 81 near Owensboro via Morgantown and Sebree.

Kentucky Route 56 marker

Kentucky Route 56
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length61.503 mi[1] (98.979 km)
Major junctions
West end IL 13 near Old Shawneetown, IL
 
East end KY 81 near Owensboro
Location
CountiesUnion, Webster, McLean, Daviess
Highway system
KY 55KY 57

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Ohio River0.0000.000  IL 13 westContinuation into Illinois
0.020–
0.630
0.032–
1.014
Shawneetown Bridge
Union0.8701.400  KY 667
2.7234.382  KY 109 south – SturgisNorthern terminus of KY 109
5.3968.684  KY 2834 southNorthern terminus of KY 2834
Spring Grove6.60810.635  KY 1598 northSouthern terminus of KY 1598
7.81212.572  KY 360 eastWestern terminus of KY 360
11.11917.894  KY 1594 northSouthern terminus of KY 1594
11.50018.507   
    KY 3393 south / KY 56 Truck east to US 60 Byp. – James D. Veatch Camp Breckinridge Museum, Higginson Henry Wildlife Area, Moffit Lake Recreation Area, Gumz Farms
Morganfield bypass; western terminus of KY 56 truck route
Morganfield12.30819.808  KY 947 westEastern terminus of KY 947
12.41519.980  KY 130 south (South Chapman Street)Western end of KY 130 overlap
13.07521.042   US 60 / KY 130 north (Morgan Street)Eastern end of KY 130 overlap; 130 turns north to follow 60 East
14.01122.549   
    US 60 Byp. / US 60 Truck / KY 56 Truck west – Shawneetown Bridge, James D. Veatch Camp Breckinridge Museum
Eastern terminus of KY 56 truck route; bridge to the west
15.81025.444  KY 2091 northSouthern terminus of KY 2091
15.97425.708  KY 758 southNorthern terminus of KY 758
Boxville19.63731.603  KY 141 – Higginson Henry Wildlife Area, Moffit Lake Recreation Area
20.32632.712  KY 983 southNorthern terminus of KY 983
Webster28.50645.876 
  US 41 Alt. south – Madisonville
Southern end of US 41 Alt. concurrency
30.01048.296  KY 2839 southNorthern terminus of KY 2839
Poole32.43552.199  
   US 41 Alt. north / KY 145 north
Northern end of US 41 Alt. concurrency; southern terminus of KY 145
36.35458.506  KY 283
Sebree39.37363.365  KY 139 west (Dean Lane)Eastern terminus of KY 139
39.58363.703   KY 359 south / US 41 south (College Street)Southern end of US 41 concurrency; northern terminus of KY 359
39.79864.049  US 41 northNorthern end of US 41 concurrency
41.360–
41.644
66.562–
67.020
  I-69 – Madisonville, HendersonI-69 exit 134
41.933–
41.999
67.485–
67.591
Corporal James B. Grisham Commemorative bridge over Green River
McLeanBeech Grove47.32876.167  KY 256 eastWestern terminus of KY 256
47.51576.468  KY 136 east (Main Street)Western terminus of KY 136
48.16477.512  KY 1233 northSouthern terminus of KY 1233
49.02178.892  KY 258 eastWestern terminus of KY 258
Elba50.87281.871  KY 593
Daviess54.20487.233  KY 258 westEastern terminus of KY 258
Saint Joseph54.56587.814  KY 500 north (Cummings Road)Southern terminus of KY 500
56.61991.119  KY 815 east – West LouisvilleWestern terminus of KY 815
59.61295.936  KY 456 westEastern terminus of KY 456
Sorgho61.58699.113   KY 1554 north to Audubon Parkway – Owensboro, HendersonSouthern terminus of KY 1554
62.415100.447  KY 259 northWestern end of KY 259 overlap
63.422102.068  KY 259 southEastern end of KY 259 overlap
65.647105.649  KY 81 (Calhoun Road / West Parrish Avenue) – Calhoun, OwensboroEastern terminus of KY 56; roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff. "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved June 23, 2014.

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