Kentucky Route 17

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Kentucky Route 17 marker

Kentucky Route 17
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 34.660 mi[1] (55.780 km)
Major junctions
South end US 27 near Falmouth
North end Cincinnati, OH
Counties Pendleton, Kenton
Highway system
KY 16 KY 18

Kentucky Route 17 (KY 17) is a 34.660-mile-long (55.780 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It connects U.S. Route 27 in rural Pendleton County to the Ohio state line in Covington.

Route description[edit]

KY 17 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 27 (US 27) in unincorporated Pendleton County, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Falmouth. The road heads north with a slight bend to the west. The road takes a sharp turn west with an intersection with KY 467 in DeMossville. The road then heads in a western/northwestern direction, up to Walton, where it meets KY 14. Having picked up the name Madison Pike at the Kenton County line several miles south of KY 14, it heads north toward Independence. Approcaching Independence, the road intersects KY 16, where that highway undergoes a name change: it is known as Walton–Nicholson Road to the west of KY 17, and Taylor Mill Road to the east of KY 17. KY 17 was rerouted to the south of downtown Independence. The old section of KY 17 continues through the heart of Independence, containing landmarks such as Simon Kenton High School and the Kenton County Courthouse where it is now called KY 17 Business. Just north of downtown Independence, KY 17 transitions from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway. The name "Madison Pike" stays with the older road that KY 17 was formerly routed along until 2002, and the split occurs at the corner where Summit View Elementary and Middle Schools are located. KY 17 picks up the name "Madison Pike" again when the old road meets up with the current route a little over 2 miles (3.2 km) north. KY 17 passes a park named "Pioneer Park" as it continues north, to its intersection with Interstate 275 (I-275). The road then continues north into Covington. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north of its intersection with KY 16, Holmes High School is located on the east side of KY 17. The road then continues north to the Ohio River, where it crosses the river along the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Now in Cincinnati, Ohio, the route terminates near US 52.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Pendleton 0.000 0.000 US 27 – Newport, Falmouth Southern terminus
0.765 1.231 KY 1853 west (Bryan Griffin Road) Eastern terminus of KY-1853
Greenwood 2.584 4.159 KY 3185 north (Butler-Greenwood Road)
6.934 11.159 KY 467 south South end of KY 467 overlap
6.997 11.261 KY 467 north to KY 177 North end of KY 467 overlap
8.741 14.067 KY 491 west Eastern terminus of KY-491
Kenton Fiskburg 11.381 18.316 KY 2046 east (Fiskburg Road) South end of KY 2046 overlap
12.679 20.405 KY 2046 west North end of KY 2046 overlap
Piner 14.313 23.035 KY 14
Atwood 17.413 28.024 KY 3072 east (Hempfling Road) Western terminus of KY-3072
18.327 29.494 KY 2042 east (Moffett Road) Western terminus of KY-2042
Nicholson 19.855 31.954 KY 16
Independence 21.151 34.039 Sydney Drive 
To KY 17 Bus. north – Simon Kenton High School
Road runs west for approximately 1 block and then turns north, intersectinh KY-536 at the southern end of KY-17 Business
21.340 34.343 KY 536 (Shaw Road / Harris Pike) Southern terminus of KY-17 Business approximately 650 feet west of this intersection
23.140 37.240 KY 2045 (McCullum Road) – Kenton County Courthouse
23.833 38.355
KY 17 Bus. south (Pelly Road)
Northern terminus of KY-17 Business
Covington 24.895 40.065
KY 1486 Conn. to KY 1486 (Fowler Creek Road)
Connector road to KY-1486
25.835 41.577 KY 3035
Erlanger 26.165 42.108 KY 1501 east (Hands Pike)
Fort Wright 28.09 45.21 Old KY 17 (KY 3148 south)
28.852 46.433 To I-275 / KY 9 – Newport Exit 80 from I-275 East and ramp to I-275 East
29.046 46.745 To I-275 west / I-71 / I-75 – Airport Exit 80 from I-275 West and ramp to I-275 West
29.195 46.985 KY 371 north (Orphanage Road) Southern terminus of KY-371
29.414 47.337 KY 1072 (Highland Pike)
29.939 48.182 KY 3187 west (Kyles Lane) Eastern terminus of KY-3187
30.270 48.715 KY 3070 east (Howard Litzler Drive)
Covington 31.910 51.354 KY 16 south (James Avenue) No right turn to 26th street from northbound 17
32.488 52.284
KY 17 Truck north (Madison Avenue)
33.426 53.794
KY 1120 west / KY 17 Truck south (M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) to I-75
one-block overlap with KY 1120 west (southbound only)
33.982 54.689 KY 8 east (East 5th Street)
34.067 54.826 KY 8 west (East 4th Street) to I-71 / I-75
Ohio River 34.228–
John A. Roebling Bridge
Hamilton Cincinnati Theodore M. Berry Way roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved March 16, 2015.