Kentucky Route 61

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Kentucky Route 61 marker

Kentucky Route 61
Preston Highway (portions)
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 151.333 mi[1] (243.547 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 53 near Peytonsburg
 
North end: US 31E / US 60 in Louisville
Location
Counties: Cumberland, Adair, Metcalfe, Green, LaRue, Hardin, Nelson, Bullitt, Jefferson
Highway system
US 60 US 62

Kentucky Route 61 (KY 61) is a 151.333-mile (243.547 km) long Kentucky State Highway extending north from the Tennessee state line in Cumberland County to Columbia in Adair County through to Greensburg in Green County. From there, the route traverses LaRue, Hardin and Bullitt counties to terminate in Jefferson County (where it is commonly signed as Preston Street or Preston Highway) at the junction of U.S. Route 31E (East Main Street) in downtown Louisville.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Cumberland   0.000 0.000 SR 53 Kentucky/Tennessee state line
Peytonsburg 1.960 3.154 KY 2064 south (Hendricks Creek Road) – Hendricks Creek Resort[2] Northern terminus of KY-2064
  2.754 4.432 KY 214 west (Kettle Creek Road) Eastern terminus of KY-214
  3.354 5.398 KY 3108 (Red Banks Road/Cherry Tree Ridge Road) – Salvation Army Camp Paradise Valley SA camp to the east
  6.343 10.208 KY 953 west (Judio Road) To Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp; eastern terminus of KY-953
Kettle 6.792 10.931 KY 485 north (Guthrie Chapel Road/Post Office Road) Southern terminus of KY-485
  7.703 12.397 KY 449 north (Sulphur Creek Road) to KY 485 – Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Sulphur Creek boat dock
Burkesville 12.869 20.711 KY 90 east (Albany Road) Beginning of KY-90 concurrency
13.484 21.700 KY 2276 west (Hill Street) Only accessible from KY-61 South
13.701 22.050 KY 90 west (Glasgow Road) – Glasgow End of KY-90 concurrency
  16.536 26.612 KY 3140 north (Little Renox Creek Road) Southern terminus of KY-3140
  17.080 27.488 KY 704 north (Crocus Creek Road) Southern terminus of KY-704
  21.610 34.778 KY 3140 south (Garrett Creek Road) Northern terminus of KY-3140
Adair
No major junctions
Metcalfe
No major junctions
Adair   28.555 45.955 KY 533 (Flat Rock Road)
Sparksville 33.015 53.132 KY 768 west (Weed-Sparksville Road) Begin KY-768 concurrency
34.189 55.022 KY 768 east (Sparksville Road) End KY-768 concurrency
Flatwood 36.443 58.649 KY 2982 west (Jones Chapel Road) Eastern terminus of KY-2982
Columbia 38.739 62.344 Cumberland Parkway east Exit 48 off Cumberland Parkway east and ramps to Cumberland Parkway east
38.839 62.505 Cumberland Parkway west Exit 48 off Cumberland Parkway west and ramps to Cumberland Parkway west
39.039 62.827 KY 80 west (Edmonton Road) Begin KY-80 concurrency
40.409 65.032 KY 55 south / KY 80 east End concurrency with KY-80, begin concurrency with KY-55
41.513 66.809 KY 55 north / KY 439 east to KY 2287 End concurrency with KY-55; 61 turns left, 55 straight ahead, 439 to the right
41.626 66.991 KY 2287 south Northern terminus of KY-2287; only accessible from SB 61 (NB uses 439)
  42.894 69.031 KY 2973 south (Lampton Lane) Northern terminus of KY-2973
Milltown 46.469 74.785 KY 768 east (Milltown Road) Western terminus of KY-768
  47.474 76.402 KY 532 west (Cedar Grove Road) Eastern terminus of KY-532
Green   49.074 78.977 KY 767 north Southern terminus of KY-767
  53.098 85.453 KY 487
  KY 565 east Western terminus of KY-565
Greensburg 57.239 92.117 US 68 / KY 70 west – Edmonton Begin concurrency with US-68/KY-70
58.670 94.420 KY 417 east (East Columbia Avenue) Western terminus of KY-417
59.572 95.872 US 68 / KY 70 east – Campbellsville End concurrency with US-68/KY-70
  59.996 96.554 KY 793 east Western terminus of KY-793
  61.174 98.450 KY 88 west – Munfordville Eastern terminus of KY-88
Summersville 64.768 104.234 KY 323
Bloyds Crossing 67.728 108.998 KY 569
  69.164 111.309 KY 424 east Western terminus of KY-424
  70.015 112.678 KY 565 south Northern terminus of KY-565
  72.718 117.028 KY 2762 north Southern terminus of KY-2762
LaRue Mount Sherman 76.598 123.273 KY 1906 west – Magnolia Eastern terminus of KY-1906
  78.042 125.596 KY 1192
  79.284 127.595 KY 584 north (Mt. Tabor Road) Southern terminus of KY-584
Buffalo 80.874 130.154 KY 470 south – Magnolia Begin KY-470 overlap
81.463 131.102 KY 470 north End KY-470 overlap
Hodgenville 83.753 134.787 US 31E south – Magnolia Begin concurrency with US-31E
83.904 135.030 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
85.313 137.298 US 31E north (Lincoln Farm Road) / KY 1618 east (Lincoln Parkway) End concurrency with US-31E; western terminus of KY-1618; 61 continues to the west as Lincoln Parkway; 1618 to the east; US-31E to the north
86.409 139.062 KY 84 (Tanner Road)
87.175 140.295 KY 2462 east (West Main Street) Western terminus of KY-2462
87.756 141.230 KY 3204 east (Tonieville Road) Western terminus of KY-3204
Tonieville 90.807 146.140 KY 2760 east to KY 210 Western terminus of KY-2760
Hardin   91.794 147.728 KY 1135
Elizabethtown 98.1941 158.0281
US 31W south / Western Kentucky Parkway west / US 31W Truck north to US 31W Byp. / I-65 / Bluegrass Parkway – Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, Paducah
Eastern terminus of Western Kentucky Parkway (to Owensboro/Paducah); I-65 just west of intersection (south to Nashville, north to BG Parkway/Lex/Lou); truck route follows parkway to US-31W Bypass; begin concurrency with US-31W
98.436 158.417 KY 210 east (Hodgenville Road) to KY 567 Western terminus of KY-210
97.156 156.357 KY 1136 north (New Glendale Road) Southern terminus of KY-1136
98.934 159.219 US 31W south North and south lanes split around courthouse here (southern end of one-way south/north split)
98.998 159.322 US 31W south North end of split (south 31W accessible to the left)
US 62 west to US 31W north / I-65 / Bluegrass Parkway – Fort Knox End concurrency with US-31W and begin concurrency with US-62; 31W continues to the north while 61 turns east to follow 62
99.707 160.463 Panther Lane to Elizabethtown High School
100.637 161.960 KY 3005 west (Ring Road) Western terminus of KY-3005
101.451 163.270
I-65 south / US 62 Truck west to Bluegrass Parkway – Nashville
Exit 94 from Southbound I-65 and ramp to I-65 South/West US-62 truck route; Bluegrass Parkway is the next exit on I-65 South
101.594 163.500
I-65 north / US 62 Truck east – Louisville
Exit 94 from Northbound I-65 and ramp to I-65 North/East US-62 truck route
Younger Creek 108.292 174.279 KY 583 south Northern terminus of KY-583
Nelson   109.642 176.452 KY 52 east Western terminus of KY-52
Boston 112.027 180.290 US 62 east End concurrency with US-62
Bullitt Lebanon Junction 118.303 190.390 I-65 north – Louisville Exit 105 from I-65 North and ramps to I-65 North
118.603 190.873 I-65 south – Nashville Exit 105 from I-65 South and ramps to I-65 South
119.212 191.853 KY 434 west (Main Street) Eastern terminus of KY-434
  122.242 196.729 KY 733 east (Wilson Creek Road) Western terminus of KY-733
Belmont 124.032 199.610 KY 251 south (Belmont Road) Northern terminus of KY-251
Clermont 126.102 202.941 KY 245 south (Clermont Road) – Boston, Jim Beam distillery, Bernheim Forest Northern terminus of KY-245
  126.462 203.521 KY 1494 north (Beech Grove Road) Southern terminus of KY-1494
Bardstown Junction 127.332 204.921 KY 3219 east (Chapeze Lane) Western terminus of KY-3219
Shepherdsville 129.610 208.587 KY 480 east (Cedar Grove Road) Western terminus of KY-480
129.897 209.049 KY 1494 south (Beech Grove Road) Northern terminus of KY-1494
130.652 210.264
KY 480 Conn. east (Old Preston Highway South)
Western terminus of KY-480 connector
131.187 211.125 KY 44 (4th Street) to US 31W / US 60 / I-65 – Mt. Washington Mt. Washington and I-65 to the east, US-31W/US-60 to the west
131.342 211.374 KY 2673 north (West Blue Lick Road) Southern terminus of KY-2673
Gap in Knob 132.952 213.966 KY 1020 north (Coral Ridge Road) – Coral Ridge Southern terminus of KY-1020
Fox Chase 135.097 217.418 KY 1526 east (Bells Mill Road) Begin concurrency with KY-1526
Hebron Estates 135.883 218.682 KY 1450 north (West Hebron Road) Southern terminus of KY-1450
Pioneer Village 136.047 218.946 KY 1526 west (John Harper Highway) to I-65 End concurrency with KY-1526
136.756 220.087 KY 2553 north (Old Preston Highway North) to KY 1116 (Zoneton Road) Southern terminus of KY-2553
Zoneton 137.729 221.653 KY 1116 east (Old Preston Highway North) Western terminus of KY-1116
Jefferson Louisville 138.989 223.681 KY 2053 east (Mt. Washington Road) Western terminus of KY-2053
140.129 225.516 I-265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) / KY 841 Ramps from KY-61 north to I-265
140.304 225.797 I-265 east (Gene Snyder Freeway) / KY 841 Ramp from KY-61 south to I-265 east (exit 12 from I-265 east just south of here)
140.504 226.119 I-265 west (Gene Snyder Freeway) / KY 841 Ramp from KY-61 south to I-265 west (exit 12 from I-265 west just south of here)
140.791 226.581 KY 2845 east (East Manslick Road) Western terminus of KY-2845
141.516 227.748 Southern High School
141.958 228.459 KY 1450 south (Blue Lick Road) Northern terminus of KY-1450
142.292 228.997 KY 1465 (Outer Loop) to I-65 – Jefferson Mall Mall to the east, I-65 to the west
143.699 231.261 KY 1747 (Fern Valley Road)
145.586 234.298 I-65 north to I-264 Exit 130 from I-65 north and ramps to I-65 north
145.699 234.480 To I-65 south (Grade Lane) – Nashville, Kentucky Air National Guard
146.329 235.494 I-264 east
146.808 236.265 To I-264 (Phillips Lane) – Kentucky Exposition Center, Kentucky Kingdom
148.376 238.788
KY 61 Conn. (Harrison Avenue)
Connector to KY-61 south (north and south are split here)
148.448 238.904
US 60 Alt. (Eastern Parkway)
149.296 240.269 I-65 south – Nashville Begin brief concurrency with I-65; no access to ramp from southbound Preston Street
149.543 240.666 I-65 north – Indianapolis End concurrency; exit 134A off I-65 North; ramp to I-65 south from Preston Street/KY-61S in same general area
150.876 242.811 US 150 (East Broadway)
151.235 243.389 US 31E / US 60 east (East Market Street)
151.333 243.547 US 31E / US 60 west (East Main Street) Northern terminus of KY-61
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Division of Planning". Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Hendricks Creek Resort". Retrieved 2015-03-26. 

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