Interstate 75 in Kentucky

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Interstate 75 marker

Interstate 75
I-75 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 191.78 mi[2] (308.64 km)
Existed 1960s[1] – present
Major junctions
South end I-75 at Tennessee state line
 
North end I-71 / I-75 at Ohio state line
Location
Counties Whitley, Laurel, Rockcastle, Madison, Fayette, Scott, Grant, Kenton, Boone
Highway system
KY 74KY 76

Interstate 75 (I-75) runs from near Williamsburg to Covington by way of Lexington in the U.S. state of Kentucky. I-75 enters the Cumberland Plateau region from Tennessee, then descends into the Bluegrass region through the Pottsville Escarpment before crossing the Ohio River into Ohio. I-75 follows along the U.S. Route 25 corridor for the entire length of Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 75 runs roughly parallel to U.S. Route 25 for its entire length in Kentucky. The freeway enters Kentucky south of Williamsburg, bypassing Corbin, London, Berea, and Richmond, Kentucky. It is briefly concurrent with Interstate 64 along the north and east sides of Lexington, before leaving the Lexington area northerly and bypassing Georgetown. South of Florence, Kentucky, the route becomes concurrent with Interstate 71, and the two routes remain concurrent through to Cincinnati, Ohio. On the north side of Florence, Interstate 75 intersects with the only auxiliary route it has in the state, Interstate 275, a beltway bypass of the greater Cincinnati area.

Interstate 75 is six lanes through most of Kentucky. Beginning in Rockcastle County it is a minimum of six lanes the rest of its length through the state. In the southern portion it is six lanes on and off.

Interstate 75 north of Lexington
Saint John the Evangelist Church (Covington, Kentucky) as seen from the east side of Interstate 75.

Exit list[edit]


CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
WhitleyWilliamsburg0.000.00 I-75 south – KnoxvilleContinuation into Tennessee
11 KY 92 to US 25W – Williamsburg, Pineville
15 US 25W – Williamsburg
LaurelCorbin25 US 25W (Cumberland Falls Highway) – Corbin
28.946.529 To US 25 / US 25E / Cumberland Gap Parkway – Corbin, Barbourville
London38 KY 192 (B. W. Ridge Road) to Hal Rogers Parkway – London
41 KY 80 (Hal Rogers Parkway) – London, Somerset, Hazard
East Bernstadt49 KY 909 to US 25 (Wilderness Road Heritage Highway) – Livingston
RockcastleMount Vernon59 US 25 (Wilderness Road Heritage Highway) to US 150 – Mt. Vernon, Livingston
62 US 25 (Richmond Street) to KY 461 – Mt. Vernon, Renfro Valley
MadisonBerea76 KY 21 (E. Chestnut Street, W. Paint Lick Road) to US 25 – Berea
77 KY 595 (Walnut Meadow Pike) to KY 956 – Berea
Richmond83 KY 2872 (Duncannon Lane) to US 25 – Richmond
87 KY 876 (Eastern Bypass) – Richmond, Lancaster
89.8144.590 US 25 / US 421 (Robert R. Martin Bypass) – Richmond, IrvineSigned as 90B (north) and 90A (south) southbound; northbound exit also connects to businesses on Northgate and Lexington roads (signed as Service Access Road)
95 KY 627 (Boonesborough Road) – Boonesborough, Winchester
97 US 25 south / US 421 south (Lexington Road) – Richmond, Clays FerrySouth end of US 25 / US 421 overlap
FayetteLexington99 US 25 north / US 421 north (Old Richmond Road) – Lexington, Clays FerryNorth end of US 25 / US 421 overlap
104 KY 418 (Athens-Boonesborough Road) – Lexington, Athens, Boonesborough
108 KY 1425 (Man o' War Boulevard) – LexingtonKY 1425 not signed
110 US 60 (Winchester Road) – Lexington, Winchester
111 I-64 east – Winchester, AshlandSouth end of I-64 overlap, west exit 81.
113 US 27 / US 68 (Broadway) – Lexington, Paris
115 KY 922 (Newtown Pike) to Bluegrass Parkway – Lexington, Blue Grass Airport
118 I-64 west – Frankfort, LouisvilleNorth end of I-64 overlap, east exit 75.
120 KY 1973 (Iron Works Pike) to US 25 – Lexington, Georgetown
ScottGeorgetown125 US 460 (Paris Pike) – Georgetown, ParisNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
126 US 62 (Cherry Blossom Way) – Georgetown, Cynthiana
127Toyota PlantOpened November 1, 2016[3]
129 KY 620 (Cherry Blossom Way) to US 25 – Georgetown
Sadieville136 KY 32 (Porter Road) to US 25 – Sadieville, Cynthiana
GrantCorinth144 KY 330 (Owenton Road) – Corinth, Owenton
Williamstown154 KY 36 to US 25 – Williamstown, Owenton
156 KY 1560 (Barnes Road) – Williamstown
Dry Ridge159 KY 22 / KY 467 (Broadway Street) – Dry Ridge, Owenton
Crittenden166 KY 491 (Violet Road) – Crittenden
Kenton
No major junctions
BooneWalton171 KY 14 / KY 16 (Mary Grubbs Highway) to US 25 – Walton, Verona
173 I-71 south – LouisvilleSouth end of I-71 overlap, I-71 exit 77.
Union175 KY 338 (Richwood Drive) to US 25 – Richwood, Union, Walton
178 KY 536 (Mt. Zion Road) – Union, Independence
Florence180 US 127 / US 42 – Florence, Union, Erlanger
180AMall RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; access to Florence Mall
181 KY 18 (Burlington Pike) – Florence, Burlington
182 KY 1017 (Turfway Road) / KY 842 – FlorenceSouthbound access via right-in/right-out with Thoroughbred Boulevard
KentonErlanger184 KY 236 (Commonwealth Avenue, Donaldson Highway) – ErlangerSigned as 184B (west) and 184A (east) southbound
185 I-275 to I-471 north – Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International AirportI-275 exit 84.
Fort Mitchell186 KY 371 (Buttermilk Pike) – Fort Mitchell, Crescent Springs
188 US 25 / US 127 / US 42 (Dixie Highway) – Fort Mitchell, Fort Wright
Fort Wright189 KY 1072 (Kyles Lane) – Fort Wright, Park Hills
CovingtonJefferson Avenue, Euclid Avenue
191 US 25 / US 127 / US 42 (Pike Street) / Twelfth Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – Covington
192Fifth Street (KY 8) – Covington, NewportKY 8 not signed
Ohio River191.78308.64Brent Spence Bridge; Kentucky–Ohio state line
I-71 north / I-75 north – CincinnatiContinuation into Ohio
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Interstate 50th Anniversary (KTC) Archived January 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "FHWA Route Log". Fhwa.dot.gov. 2002-10-31. Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  3. ^ "I-75 Interchange Project begins in Scott County, state officials announce". The News-Graphic. news-graphic.com. March 27, 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 


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