Kentucky Route 3

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Kentucky Route 3 marker

Kentucky Route 3
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 79.158 mi[1][2][3][4][5] (127.392 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 23 / US 460 / KY 1100 near Auxier
  US 23 near Louisa
North end: US 23 near Catlettsburg
Location
Counties: Floyd, Johnson, Martin, Lawrence, Boyd
Highway system
KY 2 KY 4

Kentucky Route 3 (KY 3) is a 79.158-mile-long (127.392 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

Kentucky Route 3 originates at a junction with U.S. Highway 23 west of Prestonsburg in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States. The route continues through Johnson, Martin and Lawrence counties to terminate at another junction with U.S. Highway 23 south of Catlettsburg in Boyd County.

From South Catlettsburg to Louisa it follows the original routing of U.S. 23. It intersects KY-180, which parallels I-64, after 6.4 miles (10.3 km). At this intersection, you turn right to stay on KY-3. The road continues 8 miles (13 km) to the Lawrence County line. In Lawrence County, it passes KY-1 and KY-1185, which takes you to Yatesville Lake. It then continues into downtown Louisa toward Inez and on to Prestonsburg.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Floyd   0.00 0.00 US 23 / US 460 / KY 1100 south – Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Paintsville, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park south end of KY 1100 overlap
  0.051 0.082 KY 1100 north north end of KY 1100 overlap
  1.060 1.706 KY 321 south Southern end of KY 321 overlap
  2.074 3.338 KY 3051 west – Auxier Southern end of KY 3051 overlap
  2.177 3.504 KY 3051 east – Jenny Wiley State Park Northern end of KY 3051 overlap
  2.672 4.300 KY 321 north – Paintsville Northern end of KY 321 overlap
Johnson   4.703 7.569 KY 302 (via KY 3507) interchange
Martin   18.921 30.450 KY 645 east – Kermit, WV Southern end of KY 645 overlap; interchange
  19.231 30.949 KY 645 west / KY 3412 west (Saltwell Road) – Louisa Northern end of KY 645 overlap
Inez 20.457 32.922 KY 40 east (East Main Street) – Kermit Southern end of KY 40 overlap
20.617 33.180 KY 40 west – Paintsville, Louisa Northern end of KY 40 overlap
  23.377 37.622 KY 3411 (Fitch Branch Road) Southern terminus of KY 3411
Add 24.639 39.653 KY 1884 south (Milo Road) north terminus of KY 1884
  30.177 48.565 KY 292 south (Buffalo Horn Road) north terminus of KY 292
Lawrence   43.028 69.247 KY 644 west Eastern terminus of KY 644
  45.387 73.043 Fort Gay (KY 3S)
Louisa 45.547 73.301 KY 2566 north south terminus of KY 2566
45.800 73.708 KY 2565 south (Pocahontas Street) Northern terminus of KY 2565
45.967 73.977 KY 32 west – Paintsville Eastern terminus of KY 32
46.686 75.134 KY 2566 south north terminus of KY 2566
  47.501 76.445 US 23 – Paintsville, Ashland, Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
Five Forks 49.232 79.231 KY 3396 south (Five Forks Road) north terminus of KY 3396
  50.074 80.586 KY 1185 south – Yatesville Lake State Park Marina Northern terminus of KY 1185
Fallsburg 53.446 86.013 KY 3398 east (Fallsburg Road) Western terminus of KY 3398
  54.964 88.456 KY 707 north Southern terminus of KY 707
  56.775 91.371 KY 1 north – Webbville Southern terminus of KY 1
  60.125 96.762 KY 1496 west Eastern terminus of KY 1496
  62.427 100.467 KY 3399 south Northern terminus of KY 3399
Boyd Boltsfork 65.008 104.620 KY 773 (Bolts Fork) Northern terminus of KY 773
Alley 67.987 109.414 KY 854 (Davis Branch) Southern end of KY 854 overlap
  68.261 109.855 KY 854 Northern end of KY 854 overlap
  69.736 112.229 KY 966 (Trace Road) Eastern terminus of KY 966
Mavity 71.834 115.606 KY 1937 Northern terminus of KY 1937
  72.728 117.044 KY 180 west east terminus of KY 180
  79.158 127.392 US 23 to I‑64 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

KY 3 Spur[edit]


Kentucky Route 3 Spur
Location: Louisa
Length: 0.053 mi[4] (0.085 km)

Kentucky Route 3 Spur (KY 3 Spur) is a short 0.053-mile (0.085 km) spur of KY 3 in Louisa running northeast to the West Virginia border at the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River, where it continues into that state as West Virginia Route 37.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 

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