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U.S. Route 127 (US 127) in Kentucky runs 207.7 miles (334.3 km) from the Tennessee state line in rural Clinton County to the Ohio state line in Cincinnati. The southern portion of the route is mostly rural, winding through various small towns along the way. It later runs through the state capital of Frankfort before continuing north, eventually passing through several Cincinnati suburbs in Northern Kentucky, joining US 42 near Warsaw and US 25 in Florence before crossing the Ohio River via the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge.

U.S. Route 127 marker

U.S. Route 127
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length207.680 mi[3] (334.229 km)
ExistedNovember 11, 1926 (1926-11-11)[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 127 at Tennessee state line
 
North end US 42 / US 127 at Ohio state line
Location
CountiesClinton, Russell, Casey, Lincoln, Boyle, Mercer, Anderson, Franklin, Owen, Gallatin, Boone, Kenton
Highway system
KY 126KY 128

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Route descriptionEdit

US 127 enters the state at Static on the state line separating Pickett County, Tennessee, from Clinton County, Kentucky, where it intersects Tennessee State Route 111 (SR 111, formerly SR 42) and Kentucky Route 1076 (KY 1076). It passes through Albany. After that it runs concurrently with KY 90 for 0.59 miles (0.95 km), and then crosses into Russell County, where it goes onto Wolf Creek Dam and passes the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. After the lake, US 127 passes through Jamestown and Russell Springs, where US 127 has a junction with the Cumberland Parkway. After it leaves Russell County, the highway then traverses Casey, western Lincoln, and Boyle Counties, including the communities of Liberty, Hustonville, and Danville, respectively. At Danville, US 127 then goes further north to Harrodsburg (Mercer County), Lawrenceburg (Anderson County), and then, Franklin County, the home of the state capital city of Frankfort.[4]

After the capital, US 127 then passes through Owen and Gallatin counties, including the city of Owenton. After its junction with Interstate 71 (I-71), US 127 joins US 42 east of Warsaw. The highway then travels into Boone County, where it has a junction with I-75/I-71 before entering the city of Florence, and then enters Kenton County, and goes through the cities of Erlanger and then Covington before it (during its concurrency with US 25) leaves the state by crossing the Ohio River into downtown Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.[4]

HistoryEdit

In 1958, US 127's southern terminus was relocated from Cincinnati, Ohio to Chattanooga, Tennessee. The highway's extension into Kentucky and Tennessee resulted in the decommissioning of the following roadways:

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
ClintonPickett county lineStatic0.0000.000  US 127 south (York Highway)Continuation into Tennessee
  KY 1076 eastWestern terminus of KY 1076
  SR 111 south – CookevilleNorthern terminus of SR 111
Clinton1.6402.639  KY 3066 west (Bug–Huntersville Road)Eastern terminus of KY 3066
2.1983.537  KY 969 east (Cedar Knob Road)Western terminus of KY 969
3.0084.841   
  US 127 Bus. north – Albany
Interchange; southern terminus of US 127 Bus.
4.9247.924  KY 738 (Wolf River Dock Road)
6.1909.962  KY 553 (Wisdom Dock Road)
6.95211.188   KY 1590 (Burkesville Road)Access to Clinton County Hospital
9.31314.988   
  US 127 Bus. south – Albany
Northern terminus of US 127 Bus.
10.11216.274  KY 558 northSouthern terminus of KY 558
Snow10.75817.313  KY 3156 (Snow Road)
11.04917.782   KY 90 east / KY 754 north (Grider Hill Dock Road) – MonticelloSouthend end of KY 90 concurrency; southern terminus of KY 754
11.63618.726   KY 90 west / KY 3156 east (Snow Road) – BurkesvilleNorthend end of KY 90 concurrency
12.29219.782  KY 639
Ida12.99920.920  KY 1590 south (Ida Road)Northern terminus of KY 1590
14.42023.207  KY 734 south (Seventy Six-Albany Landing Road)Northern terminus of KY 734
Desda18.59029.918  KY 3063 north (Desda-Wells Bottom Road)Southern terminus of KY 3063
RussellManntown22.50936.225  KY 1730 northSouthern terminus of KY 1730
Freedom29.67847.762  KY 55 north – ColumbiaSouthern terminus of KY 55
Swellton30.65449.333  KY 2284 southNorthern terminus of KY 2284
33.15953.364   
  US 127 Bus. north – Jamestown
Southern terminus of US 127 Bus.
34.16254.978  KY 619 (Moores Schoolhouse Road)
34.94556.239  KY 92 (Esto Road)
Jamestown35.73857.515   
  US 127 Bus. south – Jamestown
Northern terminus of US 127 Bus.
Russell Springs38.20461.483  KY 3280 westEastern terminus of KY 3280
38.50761.971  KY 430 north (Lake Way Drive) – Russell SpringsSouthern terminus of KY 430
39.307–
39.607
63.258–
63.741
  Cumberland Parkway – Somerset, Bowling GreenExit 62 on Cumberland Parkway
39.74063.955  KY 619 (Maple Street)
40.48865.159  KY 80 (Steve Warriner Drive) – Russell Springs, Somerset
40.63165.389  KY 379 south (Lakeview Drive)
42.08167.723  KY 1545 west (Bottoms Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1545
Webbs Cross Roads43.73670.386  KY 76 west (Jericho Road)Southern end of KY 76 concurrency
44.72171.971  KY 76 eastNorthern end of KY 76 concurrency
CaseyDunnville50.97982.043  KY 2310 east (River Road)Western terminus of KY 2310
51.41782.748  KY 1640 north (Red Hill Road)Southern end of KY 1640 concurrency
51.43882.781  KY 1640 south (Thomas Ridge Road)Northern end of KY 1640 concurrency
54.06587.009   KY 910 south to KY 501 northNorthern terminus of KY 910
Liberty60.06296.660  KY 70 westSouthern end of KY 70 concurrency
61.22098.524  KY 2313 north (Randolph Street)Southern terminus of KY 2313
61.64399.205  
   KY 70 Bus. west / KY 70 east (Middleburg Road) – Yosemite, Casey County Middle School, Casey County High School, KY Tech Area Technology Center
Eastern terminus of KY 70 Bus.; northern end of KY 70 concurrency
62.539100.647  KY 2314 south (Hustonville Street)Northern terminus of KY 2314
65.825105.935  KY 817 south – KY Tech CenterNorthern terminus of KY 817
66.745107.416  KY 1552 east (Short Term Road)Southern end of KY 1552 concurrency
67.902109.278  KY 1552 west (Chelf Ridge Road)Northern end of KY 1552 concurrency
70.615113.644  KY 906 northSouthern terminus of KY 906
LincolnHustonville74.981120.670  KY 78 (West Main Street) – Hustonville, Stanford, Lebanon
75.619121.697  KY 2141 north / Danville Pike – HustonvilleSouthern terminus of KY 2141
Milledgeville78.453126.258  KY 1194 eastWestern terminus of KY 1194
79.764128.368  KY 2141 southNorthern terminus of KY 2141
BoyleJunction City83.083133.709   KY 300 (Shelby Street)Access to Stuart Powell Field
Danville85.642137.827      
   US 127 Byp. west / US 150 Byp. (South Danville Bypass)
Southern terminus of US 127 Byp.
87.602140.982     KY 33 north (North 3rd Street) / US 150 / KY 34 / KY 52 east (Main Street)KY 33 to the north; southern end of US 150/KY 34/KY 52 concurrency; southern terminus of KY 33
87.998141.619    US 150 / KY 34 / KY 52 west (West Main Street)Northern end of US 150/KY 34/KY 52 concurrencp
90.283145.296   
  US 127 Byp. south
Northern terminus of US 127 Byp.
90.413145.506  KY 2168 eastWestern terminus of KY 2168
90.704145.974  KY 1915 west (Gentry Lane)Eastern terminus of KY 1915
92.463148.805  KY 1896 east (Faulkner Lane)Western terminus of KY 1896
MercerHarrodsburg95.072153.004   
  US 127 Byp. north
Southern terminus of US 127 Byp.
95.245153.282  KY 598 west (Sparrow Lane)Eastern terminus of KY 598
96.921155.979    US 68 / KY 152 west (Mooreland Avenue)Southern end of US 68/KY 152 concurrency<--; access to X Hospital-->
97.170156.380   US 68 / KY 152 east (East Lexington Street) – Burgin, LexingtonNorthern end of US 68 and KY 152 concurrency
97.329156.636  KY 2329 westEastern terminus of KY 2329
97.661157.170  KY 1989 west (Cornishville Street)Southern end of KY 1989 concurrency
97.832157.445  KY 1989 east (Warwick Road)Northern end of KY 1989 concurrency
98.849159.082    
   US 127 Byp. south / KY 390 west (Industry Road)
Northern terminus of US 127 Byp.; eastern terminus of KY 390
McAfee103.236166.142  KY 1160 west (Talmage Mayo Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1160
104.248167.771  KY 1988 east (Cummins Ferry Road)Southern end of KY 1988 concurrency
106.619171.587  KY 1988 west (Vanarsdall Road)Northern end of KY 1988 concurrency
Salvisa107.899173.647  KY 1987 (Kirkwood Road/Sugar Street)
109.918176.896  KY 1987 west (Clay Lick Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1987
Anderson111.660179.699  KY 513 east (Gilberts Creek Road)Southern end of KY 513 concurrency
111.757–
111.989
179.855–
180.229
  Bluegrass Parkway – Lexington, ElizabethtownExit 59 on Bluegrass Parkway
112.324180.768  KY 513 west (Bonds Mill Road)Northern end of KY 513 concurrency
112.453180.976   
  US 127 Byp. north
Southern end of US 127 Byp.
Lawrenceburg115.458185.812  KY 3359 west (Carlton Drive)Eastern terminus of KY 3359
116.093186.834  US 62 west (West Broadway Street) – BardstownSouthern end US 62 concurrency
116.629187.696   
    US 62 east (East Woodford Street) / KY 44 / US 62 Truck west (West Woodford Street)
Northern end of US 62 concurrency; eastern terminus of KY 44/US 62 truck route
118.263190.326  KY 326 north (Ninevah Road)Southern terminus of KY 326
119.351192.077    
   US 127 Byp. south / KY 151 west
Northern terminus of US 127 Byp.; eastern terminus of KY 151
121.502195.539  KY 512 east (Old Frankfort Road) – AltonWestern terminus of KY 512
FranklinFarmdale122.361196.921  KY 2820 east (Green-Wilson Road)Western terminus of KY 2820
Evergreen123.798199.234  KY 1665 (Evergreen Road)
125.824–
126.182
202.494–
203.070
  I-64 – Lexington, LouisvilleExit 53 on I-64
Frankfort127.768205.623   KY 676 east (East–West Connector)Western terminus of KY 676
128.676207.084  US 60 (Louisville Road) – Frankfort, Shelbyville, Capital City Airport
128.821207.317  KY 1005 west (River Bend Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1005
130.116209.401   US 421 north / KY 1211 south (Taylor Avenue)Southern end of US 421 concurrency
130.524210.058  KY 420 south (Clinton Street)Northern terminus of KY 420
132.319212.947   US 421 south / KY 2261 south – Franklin, OwentonInterchange; end of US 421 concurrency
133.254214.452  KY 1900 north (Peaks Mill Road)
134.134215.868  KY 898 north (Shadrick Ferry Road)Southern end of KY 898 concurrency
136.599219.835  KY 898 south (Shadrick Ferry Road)End of KY 898 concurrency
137.334221.018  KY 1262 north (Sullivan Lane)Southern terminus of KY 1262
140.348225.868  KY 2919 south (Indian Trace Road)Northern terminus of KY 2919
Owen145.602234.324  KY 368 south (Cedar Creek Road)Northern terminus of KY 368
146.217235.313  KY 607 east (Claxon Ridge Road)Western terminus of KY 607
148.265238.609  KY 3523 north (Monterey Pike) – MontereySouthern terminus of KY 3523
148.763239.411  KY 355 northSouthern terminus of KY 355
150.851242.771  KY 845 north (Greenup Road)Southern terminus of KY 845
Owenton156.806252.355   KY 22 east / KY 227 southSouthern end of KY 22/KY 227 concurrency
157.298253.147  KY 1287 north (East Adair Street)Southern terminus of KY 1287
157.370253.262  KY 22 west (Seminary Street)Northern end of KY 22 concurrency
158.024254.315   KY 2354 south (Roland Avenue)Northern terminus of KY 2354
158.276254.721  KY 3095 east (Fairgrounds Road)Western terminus of KY 3095
159.337256.428  KY 227 north (Old New Liberty Road)Northern end of KY 227 concurrency
Long Ridge161.075259.225  KY 845 south (Long Ridge–Sweet Owen Road)Northern terminus of KY 845
161.392259.735   KY 36 east (Jonesville Road) – Owen Air ParkSouthern end of KY 36 concurrency
164.200264.254  KY 36 west (New Liberty Turnpike)Northern end of KY 36 concurrency
165.231265.914  KY 3102 east (Stewart Ridge Road)Western terminus of KY 3102
Sparta165.933267.043  KY 35 northSouthern terminus of KY 35
167.545269.638  KY 1316 southNorthern terminus of KY 1316
GallatinGlencoe172.033276.860  KY 467 east (Collins Street)Southern end of KY 467 concurrency
172.100276.968  KY 467 west (Railroad Street)Northern end of KY 467 concurrency
172.523277.649  KY 16 northSouthern terminus of KY 16
173.070278.529  KY 455 east (Cemetery Road)Southern end of KY 455 concurrency
173.153278.663  KY 455 west (Johnson Hill Road)Northern end of KY 455 concurrency
174.036–
174.170
280.084–
280.299
  I-71Exit 62 on I-71
175.879283.050  KY 3002 east (Tapering Point Road)Western terminus of KY 3002
177.499285.657  US 42 west – WarsawSouthern end of US 42 concurrency
178.671287.543  KY 1992 north (Steeles Bottom Road)Southern terminus of KY 1992
180.794290.960  KY 562 southNorthern terminus of KY 562
Boone182.936294.407  KY 2850 westEastern terminus of KY 2850
184.806297.416   KY 14 east (Verona-Mudlick Road) to I-71Western terminus of KY 14
Beaverlick187.716302.100   KY 1292 east / KY 338 north (Beaver Road)Southern end of KY 338 concurrency
188.264302.982    KY 338 south (Richwood Road) to I-71 / I-75 – Richwood
Union191.419308.059  KY 3060 east (Frogtown Road)Western terminus of KY 3060
192.222309.351  KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) – Union Business District, Hathaway
Florence195.099313.981  KY 237 (Pleasant Valley Road/Gunpowder Road)
195.455314.554  KY 842 (Hopeful Church Road/Weaver Road)Hopeful Church Road to the west, Weaver Road to the east
195.980315.399Mall Road – Florence MallFormer KY 3157
196.501–
196.852
316.238–
316.803
   I-71 / I-75 – Lexington, Louisville, CincinnatiExit 180 on I-71/I-75
196.975317.001  KY 1829 east (Industrial Road)Western terminus of KY 1829
197.878318.454  US 25 south (Dixie Highway)Southern end of concurrency with US 25
198.279319.099  KY 1017 west (Turfway Road) – Turfway ParkEastern terminus of KY 1017
KentonErlanger199.780321.515  KY 236 (Commonwealth Avenue/Stevenson Road)
Crestview Hills201.243–
201.458
323.869–
324.215
  I-275 eastExit 83 on I-275
Lakeside Park201.910324.943  KY 1303 south (Turkeyfoot Road)Northern terminus of KY 1303
202.371325.685  KY 371 north (Buttermilk Pike)Southern end of KY 371 concurrency
202.455325.820  KY 371 south (Orphanage Road)Northern end of KY 371 concurrency
Fort Mitchell203.506–
203.635
327.511–
327.719
   I-71 / I-75 – Lexington, Louisville, CincinnatiExit 188 on I-75
Fort Wright204.544329.182    KY 1072 south (Highland Avenue) to I-71 / I-75Southern end of KY 1072 concurrency
204.699329.431  KY 1072 north (Sleepy Hollow Road) – Devou ParkNorthern end of KY 1072 concurrency
Covington206.412–
206.460
332.188–
332.265
   I-71 / I-75 – Lexington, Louisville, CincinnatiExit 191 on I-75
207.072333.2505th Street (KY 8 east)One-way street
207.154333.3824th Street (KY 8 west)One-way street
Ohio River207.500–
207.572
333.939–
334.055
  US 25 endClay Wade Bailey Bridge; northern end of US 25 concurrency; northern terminus of US 25 at state line
207.572334.055   US 42 / US 127 northContinuation into Ohio
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weingroff, Richard F. (January 9, 2009). "From Names to Numbers: The Origins of the US Numbered Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved April 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved April 15, 2015 – via University of North Texas Libraries.
  3. ^ a b Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b DeLorme (2010). Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer (Map) (4th ed.). 1:150,000. Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme. pp. 23–3, 26, 36–7, 51, 67, 84. ISBN 9780899333403. OCLC 744625634.
  5. ^ Kentucky Department of Highways (1948). Owen County Road Map (Map). 1:125,000. Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways. Retrieved June 26, 2012 – via University of Kentucky map archives.
  6. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1957). Official Kentucky Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways.
  7. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (1962). Official Kentucky Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Frankfort: Kentucky Department of Highways.
  8. ^ Sanderson, Dale (November 14, 2009). "End of US Highway 127". US Ends.com. Retrieved June 26, 2012.[self-published source]
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