Kentucky Route 15

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Kentucky Route 15 marker

Kentucky Route 15
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 131.418 mi[1] (211.497 km)
Major junctions
South end US 119 in Whitesburg
  Hal Rogers Parkway / KY 80 in Hazard
Mountain Parkway in Campton
Mountain Parkway / KY 82 in Clay City
North end US 60 in Winchester
Location
Counties Letcher, Knott, Perry, Breathitt, Wolfe, Powell, Clark
Highway system
KY 14 KY 16

Kentucky Route 15 begins at a junction of US 119/Corridor F & Business KY 15 in Whitesburg, and terminates in Winchester at US 60. It is a major route, connecting the coalfields of the Cumberland Plateau with Lexington and other cities in the Bluegrass region. The segment from Whitesburg to KY 15 at Campton, which in turn connects to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway near the town, is also the primary part of Corridor I of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

Future[edit]

Currently, KY 15 is being relocated onto a new four-lane divided alignment in phases. Construction on section 17 of the relocation project is from KY 205 at Vancleve to Fivemile; construction began on January 6, 2005 at a cost of $36.4 million and is 100% complete.[2] Work is also progressing on section 16 from Fivemile to Wolverine; construction began on November 2, 2006 with a projected cost of $4.7 million and is approximately 95% complete. There are additional plans to reconstruct the segment from Jackson south to Hazard on new alignment beginning in 2008.

The current construction is progressing from Vancleve to Jackson. Local reports suggest that the roadway will be opening for traffic flow by the summer of 2013. Construction of the section between Jackson and Haddix, KY has not started. The current budget crisis and lowered revenues for state and federal construction projects may delay groundbreaking on that section for years. (Updated June 2013)

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Letcher Whitesburg 0.000 0.000 KY 15X (Jenkins Road) / US 119 to US 23 – Jenkins, Cumberland Southern terminus of business route
1.389 2.235
KY 15 Conn. east to KY 15X – Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum
Western terminus of connector road
2.284 3.676 KY 15X south / KY 931 north (Hazard Road) – Whitesburg, Colson Northern terminus of business route; south end of KY 931 overlap
2.736 4.403 KY 931 south (Witco Road) – Gordon North end of KY 931 overlap
3.918 6.305 KY 3401 south (Uz-Dry Fork Road) Northern terminus of KY 3401
4.794 7.715 KY 3402 north Southern terminus of KY 3402
Van 6.225 10.018 KY 1811 north (Smoot Creek Road) / KY 160 south (Hickory Road) – Roxana, Gordon Southern terminus of KY 1811; south end of KY 160 overlap
8.911 14.341 KY 1148 east – Colson Western terminus of KY 1148
Isom 9.216 14.832 KY 7 north – Deane, Mountain Motor Speedway South end of KY 7 concurrency
9.876 15.894 KY 7 south – Letcher, Blackey, Leatherwood Battlefield, Brashearville North end of KY 7 concurrency
Knott 15.262 24.562 KY 160 north – Hindman, Alice Lloyd College North end of KY 160 overlap
16.945 27.270 KY 1231 north (Big Branch Road) Southern terminus of KY 1231
17.375 27.962 Carr Creek State Park
20.435 32.887 KY 1088 west (Main Street) – Sassafras Eastern terminus of KY 1088
Perry Vicco 21.253 34.203 KY 1095 south (Main Street) Northern terminus of KY 1095
26.846 43.204 KY 7 south (Ken Mount Road) – Jeff, Viper, Leatherwood, Leatherwood Battlefield, Brashearville Northern terminus of KY 7
Glomawr 29.581 47.606 KY 451 north (Christopher Road) Southern terminus of KY 451
29.970 48.232 KY 1096 (Fourseam Buffalo Road)
Hazard 31.795 51.169
KY 15 Bus. north (Main Street)
Southern terminus of Hazard business route
32.515 52.328
KY 451 Conn. south to KY 451
Northern terminus of connector road
33.933 54.610
KY 15 Bus. south
Northern terminus of Hazard business route
34.351 55.283 KY 80 west / KY 550 east Interchange; western terminus of KY 550; south end of KY 80 overlap
35.861 57.713 KY 80 east – Prestonsburg, Pikeville Interchange; north end of KY 80 overlap; ramp from EB Hal Rogers Parkway to KY 15 south of intersection
36.023 57.973 Hal Rogers Parkway west – London Interchange; eastern terminus of Hal Rogers Parkway; parkway exit 59; ramp from WB KY 80 to KY 15 just east of here
Bonnyman 36.608 58.915 KY 267 (Harveyton Road/Typo Road) – Harveyton, Typo
40.518 65.207 KY 1067 north (Fifteenmile Branch Road) Southern terminus of KY 1067
41.399 66.625 KY 28 west – Buckhorn, Booneville, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Eastern terminus of KY 28
Breathitt Ned 46.372 74.628 KY 2446 south Northern terminus of KY 2446
49.890 80.290 KY 1278 south – Watts Northern terminus of KY 1278
Lost Creek 53.582 86.232 KY 476 south – Riverside, Clayhole Northern terminus of KY 476
Haddix 55.019 88.544 KY 1110 south Northern terminus of KY 1110
Jackson 60.487 97.344 KY 1098 west / KY 1812 north (Quicksand Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1098; southern terminus of KY 1812
60.741 97.753 KY 30 east – Sugar Creek Golf Course, Julian Carroll Airport South end of KY 30 overlap
62.593 100.734 KY 1812 north / KY 3068 west (Main Street) South end of KY 1812 overlap; eastern terminus of KY 3068
62.813 101.088 Jetts Drive (KY 3232 east)
63.289 101.854 KY 1812 south (Washington Avenue) North end of KY 1812 overlap
63.740 102.580 KY 30 west (Park Road) to KY 52 – Booneville North end of KY 30 overlap
65.699 105.732 KY 205 south South end of KY 205 overlap
66.802 107.507 KY 205 north North end of KY 205 overlap
68.164 109.699 KY 1812 south South end of KY 1812 overlap
Vancleve 69.164 111.309 KY 205 / KY 1812 north to Mountain Parkway east Interchange; 205 both ways, 1812 to the north; north end of KY 1812 overlap
Wolfe Bethany 73.200 117.804 KY 1261 south South end of KY 1261 overlap
73.239 117.867 KY 1261 north North end of KY 1261 overlap
77.059 124.014 KY 2028 south (Flat Mary Road) – Flat, Mary Northern terminus of KY 2028
80.199 129.068
KY 2491 Conn. north to KY 2491
Southern terminus of connector road
80.377 129.354 KY 3355 (Elkins Road) to KY 2491
Campton 81.022 130.392
KY 15 Spur north (Mountain Parkway Spur) to Mountain Parkway / KY 191 east (Drake Street) – Winchester, Stanton, Campton, Hazel Green
Southern terminus of KY 15 Spur; western terminus of KY 191
82.239 132.351 KY 651 south (Bear Pen Road) Northern terminus of KY 651
84.897 136.628 KY 1653 east to Mountain Parkway – Campton Western terminus of KY 1653
85.129–
85.422
137.002–
137.473
Mountain Parkway – Lexington, Campton Interchange; Mountain Parkway exit 40
84.455 135.917 KY 3040 east (Hobbs Road) Western terminus of KY 3040
85.555 137.687 KY 715 south – Beattyville South end of KY 715 overlap
Pine Ridge 86.389 139.030 KY 715 north (Sky Bridge Road) North end of KY 715 overlap
Powell Slade 93.704 150.802 KY 11 south (Natural Bridge Road) to Mountain Parkway – Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Beattyville, Prestonsburg, Lexington South end of KY 11 concurrency
95.200 153.210 KY 77 south (Nada Tunnel Road) – Nada Tunnel, Red River Gorge Northern terminus of KY 77
97.652 157.156 KY 1639 south (South Fork Road) Northern terminus of KY 1639
Bowen 99.517 160.157 KY 613 east (Little North Fork Road) Western terminus of KY 613
102.535 165.014 KY 3354 south (Cat Creek Road) Northern terminus of KY 3354
Rosslyn 103.015 165.787 KY 1184 north (Little North Bend Road) Southern terminus of KY 1184
Stanton 105.744 170.178 KY 213 (Main Street) to Mountain Parkway – Furnace, Jeffersonville
105.791 170.254 KY 2486 north (Washington Street) Southern terminus of KY 2486
106.325 171.114 KY 2073 north (Halls Lane) Southern terminus of KY 2073
Clay City 109.298 175.898 KY 2480 north (10th Avenue) Southern terminus of KY 2480
109.741 176.611 KY 1057 east (11th Street) Western terminus of KY 1057
109.978 176.992 KY 2026 east (Pompeii Road) / KY 2481 south (9th Street) Western terminus of KY 2026; northern terminus of KY 2481
110.513 177.853 KY 2479 north (3rd Street) Southern terminus of KY 2479
110.949 178.555 KY 11 north (Black Creek Road) – Bluegrass Council Scouting Reservation, Camp McKee North end of KY 11 concurrency
111.466 179.387 KY 3022 north (Lofty Heights Road) Southern terminus of KY 3022
111.478–
111.511
179.406–
179.460
Mountain Parkway east – Lexington Interchange; Mountain Parkway exit 16
111.613 179.624 Mountain Parkway west / KY 82 west (Irvine Road) – Campton, Irvine Eastern terminus of KY 82; ramp to parkway to the south, 82 to the west; 15 turns north
112.904 181.701 KY 3352 south (Virden Ridge Road) Northern terminus of KY 3352
Clark Goffs Corner 117.692 189.407 KY 974 (Kiddville Road/Trapp-Goffs Corner Road) to Mountain Parkway
Pilot View 122.295 196.815 KY 3368 north (Schollsville Road) Southern terminus of KY 3368
128.086 206.134 KY 1958
128.718 207.152 KY 1960 east (Ecton Road) Western terminus of KY 1960
Winchester 129.449 208.328 US 60 (North Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Kentucky Route 15X[edit]

Kentucky Route 15X
Location Whitesburg, Letcher County
Length 2.838 mi[1] (4.567 km)

Kentucky Route 15 Business in Whitesburg, in Letcher County, signed as KY 15X, is the business route of KY 15 in Whitesburg. It begins at KY 15's southern terminus and ends at KY 15 north of town. The route is 2.838 miles (4.567 km) long.

Kentucky Route 15 Connector[edit]


Kentucky Route 15 Connector
Location Whitesburg, Letcher County
Length 0.24 mi[1] (0.39 km)

Kentucky Route 15 Connector (KY 15C) provides access from KY 15 to KY 15X and the Letcher County Veterans Memorial Museum in Whitesburg. It is 0.24 miles (0.39 km) long.

Kentucky Route 15 Business (Hazard)[edit]


Kentucky Route 15 Business
Location Hazard, Perry County
Length 2.306 mi[1] (3.711 km)

Kentucky Route 15 Business (KY 15 BUS) is a business route of KY 15 in Hazard, Perry County. It is the original alignment of KY 15 through the city. It is 2.306 miles (3.711 km) long.

Kentucky Route 15 Spur[edit]


Kentucky Route 15 Spur
Location Campton, Wolfe County
Length 1.058 mi[1] (1.703 km)

Kentucky Route 15 Spur (KY 15 Spur) is the spur route connecting KY 15 with the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway's Exit 46 interchange at Campton, in Wolfe County. The length of this alignment is 1.058 miles (1.703 km) long. This roadway is not accessible from the Mountain Parkway's westbound lanes.

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