U.S. Route 60 in Kentucky

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U.S. Highway 60 marker

U.S. Highway 60
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Major junctions
West end: US 60 at Illinois state line
  US 51 / US 62 in Wickliffe
I‑24 / US 45 / US 62 in Paducah
US 641 / KY 91 / KY 120 in Marion
US 41 in Henderson
KY 841 / KY 1934 in Louisville
I‑64 / I‑65 / I‑264 in Louisville
I‑265 / KY 841 in Louisville
I‑64 in Frankfort
I‑75 in Lexington
East end: US 60 at West Virginia state line
Highway system
KY 59 KY 61

In the U.S. state of Kentucky, U.S. Route 60 is concurrent with US 51 and US 62 from the Ohio River bridge to the town of Wickliffe. At Wickliffe, US 60 separates from the other routes and heads generally northeast toward the city of Paducah. Between Wickliffe and Paducah, the towns of Barlow, La Center and Kevil are situated along the route.

Route description[edit]

In Paducah, US 60 intersects with Interstate 24, and I-24's business loop enters the city concurrent with US 60. In the downtown area, the route once again meets US 62, and also meets US 45. Once out of the city of Paducah, US 60 again veers to the northeast, generally following the Ohio River until reaching Smithland, where the route again turns to the east, passing through the small town of Burna. From Burna, U.S. 60 passes through Salem.

The next city along the route is Marion. At Marion, US 60 turns once more to the north, where it heads toward Sturgis. From Sturgis, the route continues generally northward to Morganfield. In recent years, a by-pass of US 60 around the south and east sides of Morganfield has taken a great deal of traffic congestion out of the city.

US 60 passes through Waverly and Corydon before reaching Henderson. At Henderson, the route intersects Kentucky Route 136, Kentucky Route 425 and U.S. Route 41 Alternate. US 41-A is concurrent with US 60 along Green Street in the city of Henderson as it intersects with Kentucky Route 812 and Kentucky Route 351. At the U.S. Route 41/Pennyrile Parkway interchange, US 41-A ends and US 60 continues alone, by-passing the cities of Owensboro, Lewisport, Hawesville, and Hardinsburg.

In Fort Knox, US 60 connects with US 31W, and they remain together until downtown Louisville. Originally built as a "bypass route" around downtown Louisville, Alt US 60 used several existing roads running through Louisville to get between the east and south sides of town without having to travel through the heavily congested downtown or west ends of town. 'Alt 60' runs northeast to southwest from St. Matthews to Shively; including a stretch on one of Frederick Law Olmsted's last remaining parkways, Eastern Parkway. Before its completion and designation as Interstate 264 in 1984, the Henry Watterson Expressway connecting Dixie Highway (US 31W/US 60) and Shelbyville Rd (US 60) was signed Bypass U.S. 60.

After passing Shelbyville, it continues through the state capital of Frankfort, becomes four lanes and then heads more south than east toward Versailles. The more direct route to Lexington is two-lane US 421, Leestown Pike (once designated KY 50), which is technically southbound but runs more east than south in this area. In Versailles, US 60's eastbound lanes are very briefly the westbound lanes of US 62, which runs more south than west at that point. After turning east and intersecting the Bluegrass Parkway, US 60 is one of the major routes through Lexington. It intersects I-75 and from there roughly parallels I-64 and goes to Winchester and passes very near the Mountain Parkway but doesn't intersect with it. It proceeds to Mount Sterling, Morehead, past Carter Caves State Resort Park, on to Grayson and finally to Ashland. US 23 South follows US 60 East into Catlettsburg, where they split at 35th St. US 23 South continues straight as a 4-lane highway, while US 60 East turns left on 35th St., passes Oakland Avenue, and enters Kenova, West Virginia via the Billy C. Clark Bridge.

History[edit]

Until 2010, US 60 passed through the city of Owensboro, while the US 60 By-Pass (Wendell H. Ford Expressway) skirted the city to its south. The city of Owensboro and state of Kentucky requested the decommissioning of 60 within the city, and AASHTO approved the request, making the expressway the main line of US 60. As of April 2011, signage has been changed, and US 60 now solely follows the expressway around Owensboro.

Especially in the eastern and central part of the state, US 60 has been largely replaced by Interstate 64 for long distance travel, since both routes follow each other through much of this area. However, several cites in this area rely on US 60 to connect them to the interstate. By contrast, in the western part of the state, US 60 is not paired with an interstate highway and serves a much more independent purpose, connecting communities located along and near the Ohio River.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Alexander Cairo US 51 north / US 60 west / US 62 west – Charleston, Cairo Continuation into Illinois
Ohio River 0.000 0.000 Cairo Ohio River Bridge over the Ohio River
Ballard Wickliffe 4.653 7.488 US 51 south / US 62 east (4th Street) – Bardwell, Fulton East end of US 51 / US 62 overlap
5.171 8.322 KY 1186 north (County Farm Road) West end of KY 1186 overlap
  6.468 10.409 KY 1186 south (County Farm Road) East end of KY 1186 overlap
  8.585 13.816 KY 1280 south
  8.913 14.344 KY 1368 east (Tabor Road)
Barlow 11.228 18.070 KY 1105 north (6th Street) – Bandana
La Center 15.298 24.620 KY 802 south (Blandville Road) – Blandville
15.400 24.784 KY 358 west (Hinkleville Road) / Olive Street – Blandville, Bandana West end of KY 358 overlap
15.483 24.917 KY 358 east (Broadway) – Bandana East end of KY 358 overlap
  17.268 27.790 KY 310 north (Turner Land Road) – Bandana
Kevil 20.489 32.974 KY 473 south (Gage Road) – Gage West end of KY 473 overlap
20.620 33.185 KY 473 north (New Liberty Church Road) – Bandana East end of KY 473 overlap
  21.433 34.493 KY 2532 north West end of KY 2532 overlap
McCracken   21.636 34.820 KY 2532 south (County Line Road) – Lovelaceville East end of KY 2532 overlap
  23.603 37.985 KY 1154 north (Hobbs Road)
  25.019 40.264 KY 726 (Kelley Road) – Lovelaceville, Grahamville
  25.513 41.059 KY 996 (Metropolis Lake Road) – Grahamville
  27.099 43.612 KY 305 (Cairo Road) / KY 724 south
Paducah 31.177 50.175 KY 998 (Olivet Church Road)
32.214–
32.376
51.843–
52.104
I‑24 – Metropolis, St. Louis, Calvert City, Nashville Interchange
34.764 55.947
US 60 Bus. east (Park Avenue) – Paducah
34.992 56.314 US 45 north (H. C. Mathis Drive) / Laclede Avenue – Brookport, Metropolis West end of US 45 overlap
35.680 57.421
US 45 Bus. north (Broadway Street)
35.928 57.821 US 45 south / US 62 west (Jackson Street) – Mayfield, Lovelaceville, Blandville, Wickliffe East end of US 45 overlap; west end of US 62 overlap
36.826 59.266 KY 994 south (Old Mayfield Road) – Mayfield
38.850 62.523 KY 284 east / Bridge Street
40.078 64.499
US 60 Bus. west (Wayne Sullivan Drive) / John L. Puryear Drive – Paducah
41.832 67.322 US 62 east (Reidland Road, Kentucky Dam Road) – Kentucky Dam, Eddyville Interchange; east end of US 62 overlap; no westbound exit
Livingston Smithland 11.811 19.008 KY 453 south / Court Street – Lake City, Grand Rivers
12.062 19.412 KY 70 east (Tiline Road) – Tiline
  15.124 24.340 KY 137 north (River Road)
Burna 19.859 31.960 KY 763 west (Maxfield Road) / Spicer Road
20.448 32.908 KY 135 north (Carrsville Road) – Hampton, Joy, Carrsville
20.681 33.283 KY 1433 east (Cedar Grove Road)
Salem 27.294 43.925 KY 133 north (Lola Road) West end of KY 133 overlap
27.433 44.149 KY 723 (Hayden Avenue)
27.744 44.650 KY 133 south (Shelby Road) East end of KY 133 overlap
Crittenden   0.613 0.987 KY 855 south (Tyners Chapel Road) – Frances
  4.935 7.942 KY 297 north / KY 2132 south
Marion 9.204 14.812 US 641 south (Main Street) / KY 91 south / Gum Street – Eddyville, Princeton West end of KY 91 overlap
9.501 15.290 KY 91 north (Belleville Street) / KY 120 east (Belleville Street) – Cave-In-Rock, Providence East end of KY 91 overlap
  15.200 24.462 KY 1901 north (Seminary Loop Road)
  15.647 25.181 KY 654
  17.254 27.768 KY 365 north – Sturgis
Union Sullivan 14.310–
14.370
23.030–
23.126
KY 109 south / Vaughn Loop – Wheatcroft, Clay, Providence West end of KY 109 overlap
15.440 24.848 KY 141 north – Waverly, Henderson
Sturgis 3.113 5.010 KY 923
5.599 9.011 KY 365 south / Monroe Street – Marion
5.671 9.127 KY 109 north (5th Street) – Shawneetown East end of KY 109 overlap
6.921 11.138 KY 270 east West end of KY 270 overlap
7.197 11.582 KY 270 west East end of KY 270 overlap
Morganfield 13.289 21.387 KY 492 south
15.412 24.803
US 60 Byp. east / KY 3393 north – Henderson, Shawneetown
16.339 26.295 KY 56 (Main Street) / KY 130 south – Sebree, Shawneetown West end of KY 130 overlap
16.676 26.837 KY 130 north (Airline Road) / Houston Street – Uniontown East end of KY 130 overlap
16.772 26.992 KY 359 east (Morgan Street)
18.051 29.050
US 60 Byp. west – Sturgis, Shawneetown
Waverly 21.013 33.817 KY 141 north – Uniontown West end of KY 141 overlap
21.702 34.926 KY 141 south – Sullivan, Marion East end of KY 141 overlap
22.055 35.494 KY 1180
22.515 36.234 KY 2094 west
Henderson Corydon 2.934 4.722 KY 145 south (7th Street) / Green Lick Road
3.362 5.411 KY 266
Henderson 8.710 14.017 KY 136 west / KY 425 east (Henderson Bypass) West end of KY 136 overlap
10.283 16.549
US 41 Alt. south / Borax Drive – Madisonville
West end of US 41 Alt. overlap
14.522 23.371 KY 136 east / Sand Lane East end of KY 136 overlap
15.923 25.626 KY 351 east / 2nd Street
US 41 to I‑69 south / Pennyrile Pkwy. south / I‑164 north / Veterans Memorial Parkway – Robards, Sebree, Madisonville, Evansville, Indianapolis, Vincennes Interchange; east end of US 41 Alt. overlap
KY 414 west (Wathen Lane) – Evansville
KY 1078 north – Baskett West end of KY 1078 overlap
KY 1078 south East end of KY 1078 overlap
Spottsville KY 1078 south / Mulberry River Road – Baskett
KY 811 east – Reed
Reed KY 811 west – Spottsville
Daviess Stanley KY 1554 south / French Island Road
Owensboro KY 279
Henderson Road Former US 60 east
West end of freeway
10 Audubon Pkwy. west – Henderson
11 KY 81 (W. Parrish Avenue) – Calhoun, Rumsey, Owensboro
12 Carter Road
14 US 431 south / KY 2831 north – Central City, Owensboro
16 US 231 south / KY 2155 north – Bowling Green, Owensboro West end of US 231 overlap
17 Natcher Pkwy. south – Bowling Green
18 KY 54 (Leitchfield Road) – Leitchfield, Owensboro
East end of freeway
E. 4th Street Former US 60 west
KY 144 east – Cloverport
KY 2830 east – Maceo, Louisville
Maceo US 231 north – Jasper East end of US 231 overlap
KY 334 east / KY 2830 west – Lewisport, Maceo, Owensboro
Hancock Lewisport KY 657 (4th Street) – Knottsville, Lewisport
Hawesville KY 3101 east – Hawesville
KY 69 north / KY 1389 west – Hawesville
KY 2181 south (Pellville Hawesville Road) – Pellville
KY 69 south – Fordsville
Breckinridge Cloverport KY 144 west – Knottsville West end of KY 144 overlap
KY 105 (Elm Street) – McQuady, Cloverport
KY 144 east – Brandenburg East end of KY 144 overlap
Hardinsburg
US 60 Bus. east / KY 992 – Hardinsburg, Cloverport
KY 259 north / KY 261 – McQuady, Hardinsburg, Sample, Lodiburg West end of KY 259 overlap

US 60 Bus. west – Hardinsburg
KY 1616 west (Fairgrounds Road) – Hardinsburg
Harned KY 79 south / KY 259 south – Rough River, Leitchfield East end of KY 259 overlap; west end of KY 79 overlap
KY 1401 south – Locust Hill, Hudson
Garfield KY 86 north (Garfield-Lodiburg Road) – Lodiburg West end of KY 86 overlap
KY 86 south – Custer East end of KY 86 overlap
Irvington KY 333 east (Dents Bridge Road) – Big Spring West end of KY 333 overlap
KY 333 west (Webster-Basin Springs Road) – Webster East end of KY 333 overlap
KY 79 north (1st Avenue) – Irvington, Brandenburg East end of KY 79 overlap
KY 2202 (Woodlawn Street, Ross-Luney Road) – Irvington, Brandenburg
Meade Guston KY 428 west (Guston Road) – Guston
KY 941 north (Stringtown Road) – Ekron West end of KY 941 overlap
KY 941 south (Miller Road) East end of KY 941 overlap
KY 1238 west (Stith Valley Road) West end of KY 1238 overlap
KY 1238 east (Garrett Road) East end of KY 1238 overlap
Ekron KY 144 (Brandenburg Road, Flaherty Road) – Brandenburg, Flaherty
Vine Grove KY 1882 south (Fort Avenue) – Vine Grove
Fort Knox US 31W south (Dixie Highway) / Baker Road – Fort Knox, Radcliff West end of US 31W overlap
Muldraugh Brandenburg Station Road Interchange
KY 868 south (W. Garnettsville Road) / KY 1638 west (Old Mill Road) – Muldraugh, Fort Knox, Brandenburg
Hardin West Point KY 835 (Main Street, Louisville Nashville Turnpike) – West Point, Fort Knox
KY 835 (Main Street, Lillie Lewis Way) – West Point, Fort Knox
Jefferson Louisville KY 44 east (Stites Station Road) – Shepherdsville
KY 841 east (Gene Snyder Freeway) / KY 1934 north (Greenbelt Highway) – Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, St. Louis Interchange
KY 907 east (Valley Station Road)
KY 1931 (Greenwood Road, St. Andrews Church Road)
I‑264 (Shawnee Expressway) – Frankfort, Lexington, St. Louis Interchange

US 60 Alt. east (7th Street Road) / Crums Lane – Frankfort, Lexington
US 31W north to US 31 north / Bernheim Lane – Indianapolis East end of US 31W overlap
KY 2054 (Algonquin Parkway)
KY 1934 south (Wilson Avenue)
US 150 west (W. Broadway) – Washington, Vincennes West end of US 150 overlap
US 150 east (W. Broadway) / S. 9th Street – Mount Washington, Bardstown East end of US 150 overlap
US 31 north (George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge) / US 31W south (W. Main Street) / KY 1020 south (S. 2nd Street) – Indianapolis, Fort Knox, Radcliff West end of US 31E overlap
I‑65 to I‑64 / I‑71 north – Bowling Green, Nashville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati Interchange
KY 61 south (S. Preston Street)
US 31E south (E. Liberty Street, Baxter Avenue) – Mount Washington, Bardstown East end of US 31E overlap; west end of US 42 overlap
I‑64 to I‑65 – St. Louis, Frankfort, Lexington, Indianapolis Interchange
US 42 east (Mellwood Avenue, Brownsboro Avenue) / Frankfort Avenue – Cincinnati East end of US 42 overlap

US 60 Alt. west (Lexington Avenue) – Owensboro, Henderson
KY 1932 (Breckenridge Lane, Chenoweth Lane)
I‑264 (Henry Watterson Expressway) to I‑64 / I‑71 – Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati Interchange
KY 146 east – La Grange, New Castle
KY 1747 (Hurstbourne Parkway)
KY 913 south / KY 1819 south (Blankenbaker Parkway)
I‑265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) / KY 841 to I‑64 / I‑71 – Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati Interchange
KY 1531
Shelby Simpsonville KY 1848 north (3rd Street, Todd's Point Road) West end of KY 1848 overlap
KY 1848 south (Buck Creek Road) to I‑64 / Citizens Boulevard East end of KY 1848 overlap
Shelbyville
KY 55 Bus. (Midland Trail) / KY 55 (Freedom's Way, Taylorsville Road) to I‑64
West end of KY 55 Business overlap
KY 53 north (Smithfield Road) / Ashland Avenue West end of KY 53 overlap
7th Street Former KY 55 north

KY 55 Bus. north (Boone Station Road) / KY 53 south (Mount Eden Road) to I‑64
East end of KY 53/KY 55 Business overlap
  KY 395 to I‑64
  KY 1472 (Mink Run Road)
Franklin Frankfort KY 151 south to I‑64
KY 1665 (Bridgeport-Benson Road)
KY 2270 east (Sportsman's Lane)
KY 2270 west (Sportsman's Lane)
US 127 (Buford Van Meter Road, Lawrenceburg Road) to I‑64 – Lawrenceburg, Cincinnati West end of KY 1211 overlap
KY 1211 north (Taylor Avenue) East end of KY 1211 overlap
KY 420 south (Capital Avenue) / 2nd Street West end of KY 420 overlap
KY 420 north (E. Main Street, High Street) East end of KY 420 overlap
KY 1659 south (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) / Collins Street
US 421 north (Wikinson Boulevard) / US 460 east (E. Main Street) – New Castle, Indianapolis, Georgetown West end of US 421 overlap
US 421 south (Leestown Road) / KY 676 west (East-West Connector) – Lexington, Louisville Interchange; east end of US 421 overlap
I‑64 – Louisville, Lexington Interchange
KY 1681 west West end of KY 1681 overlap
KY 1681 east East end of KY 1681 overlap
Woodford Versailles US 62 east (Midway Road) – Midway, Georgetown West end of US 62 overlap

US 60 Bus. east (Frankfort Street) / US 62 west – Versailles, Lawrenceburg
East end of US 62 overlap

US 60 Bus. west (Lexington Street) – Versailles
Bluegrass Pkwy. west – Bowling Green Interchange
KY 1967 (Pisgah Pike, Shannon Road)
Fayette Lexington
US 60 Byp. east / KY 4 (New Circle Road) to I‑64 / I‑75 – Mount Sterling
Interchange
KY 1928 east (S. Jefferson Street)
US 27 south / US 68 west / KY 1974 south / S. Broadway Road – Nicholasville, Wilmore, Richmond West end of US 27 / US 68 overlap
US 27 north / US 68 east / US 25 north / US 421 north / N. Broadway Road, W. Main Street – Paris, Georgetown, Frankfort East end of US 27 / US 68 overlap; west end of US 25 / US 421 overlap
US 25 south / US 421 south / E. Main Street – Richmond East end of US 25 / US 421 overlap

US 25 Byp. / US 60 Byp. west / US 421 Byp. / KY 4 (New Circle Road) – Richmond, Georgetown, Versailles, Frankfort
Interchange
I‑75 to I‑64 – Richmond, Cincinnati, Frankfort, Mount Sterling Interchange
KY 859 north to I‑64
KY 1923 south (Combs Ferry Road)
Clark Winchester KY 1678 north (Clintonville Road)
KY 1958 (Bypass Road) to I‑64 / Mountain Pkwy. east
KY 627 (S. Maple Street) to I‑64 / Mountain Pkwy. east
KY 89 (Washington Street)
KY 15 south (Winn Avenue)
KY 1961 north (Wades Mill Road)
I‑64 – Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Mount Sterling Interchange
Montgomery Mount Sterling KY 686 (Indian Mound Drive)
US 460 east / KY 11 south / Bank Street – Camargo, Clay City West end of US 460 / KY 11 overlap
US 460 west / KY 11 north / Maysville Road – Paris, Flemingsburg East end of US 460 / KY 11 overlap
KY 647 east (Old Owingsville Road)
KY 686 west (Indian Mound Drive)
KY 647 west (Old Owingsville Road)
I‑64 – Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Charleston Interchange
Bath Owingsville KY 1198 west
KY 36 north / Court Street West end of KY 36 overlap
KY 36 south (Slate Avenue) to I‑64 East end of KY 36 overlap
KY 36 south (High Street) West end of KY 36 overlap
KY 36 north East end of KY 36 overlap
KY 111 north (Hillsboro Road)
KY 1269 east (Peasticks Road)
I‑64 – Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Charleston Interchange
Salt Lick KY 211 north (Moores Ferry Road) West end of KY 211 overlap
KY 211 south (Main Street) East end of KY 211 overlap
KY 826 south (Cave Run Lake Road)
Rowan Morehead KY 2522 east (Mercantile Road)
KY 801
KY 2522 (Mercantile Road)
KY 2522 west (Mercantile Road)
KY 519 south / Clearfield Road
KY 32 west (Flemingsburg Road) / Stone Street West end of KY 32 overlap
KY 32 east (Christy Creek Road) / Martin Branch Road East end of KY 32 overlap
KY 799 north
KY 174 east (Halderman Road)
Carter Olive Hill KY 1662 north (Rayburn Fork Road)
KY 1626 west (Dry Branch Road)
KY 2078 east
KY 174 west
KY 2078 west
KY 2 east to I‑64
KY 2528 east
KY 986 south (Cross Street)
KY 1704 north
KY 2528 west
KY 3298 south
KY 182 south (Grahn Road) West end of KY 182 overlap
I‑64 – Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Charleston Interchange
KY 209 north (Cascade Road)
KY 182 north (Carter Caves Road) East end of KY 182 overlap
Grayson KY 1947 east
KY 1 north / KY 7 to I‑64 / Carol Malone Boulevard West end of KY 1 overlap
KY 1 south (Hitchens Road) East end of KY 1 overlap
Boyd Rush KY 207 north
KY 854 south
Coalton I‑64 – Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville, Charleston Interchange
KY 966 south (S. Big Run Road)
Princess KY 5 north
Cannonsburg KY 180 south / KY 3294 east (Cannonsburg Road) to I‑64
Rockdale KY 538 east (Shopes Creek Road) / Meade Springer Road
Summit KY 716 west (E. Little Garner Road)
Ashland KY 1012 east (Boy Scout Road)
KY 706 west (Bob McCullough Drive) / Raybourne Road
KY 168 (Blackburn Avenue)
US 23 north (Winchester Avenue) / 13th Street – Raceland West end of US 23 overlap
Catlettsburg KY 168 west (Paul F. Purvis Road)
US 23 south (Louisa Street) to I‑64 / 35th Street – Louisa East end of US 23 overlap
Big Sandy River Billy C. Clark Bridge
Wayne Kenova US 60 east (Chestnut Street) – Kenova, Ceredo, Huntington, Charleston Continuation into West Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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