Kentucky Route 1958

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Kentucky Route 1958 marker

Kentucky Route 1958
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 8.669 mi[1] (13.951 km)
Major junctions
South end: Elongated circle 627.svg KY 627 in Winchester
  US 60.svg US 60 in Winchester
I-64.svg I-64 in Winchester
North end: Elongated circle 2888.svg KY 2888 in Winchester
Location
Counties: Clark
Highway system
KY 1957 KY 1959

Kentucky Route 1958 (KY 1958) is an 8.669 mile (13.951 km) long state highway in the Winchester, Kentucky area. The route, a bypass circling the perimeter of the city, is defined by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as a north–south route despite the east–west alignment the bypass follows for most of its length. Its southern terminus is at Kentucky Route 627 (former US 227) a quarter-mile south of Interstate 64 exit 96 north of the city. The northern terminus is at Kentucky Route 2888 (Rockwell Road) mere yards from I-64 northwest of downtown.

The bypass was originally a connector route between I-64, Van Meter Road, Rockwell Road and US 60, but was extended south and southeast to KY 627 south of the city and, later, to its present terminus north of Winchester.

Route description[edit]

From KY 627, KY 1958 heads clockwise around Winchester to Kentucky Route 89. Here, the route turns west and embarks on a pair of concurrencies with KY 89 and KY 627 through downtown to access the original bypass southwest of Winchester. Upon reaching the bypass, KY 1958 separates from KY 627 and follows the highway clockwise around the perimeter of the city to KY 2888 a short distance from the I-64 interchange.

History[edit]

In 2006, the eastern Winchester bypass opened from KY 627 just south of Interstate 64 to KY 89. It will be extended westward to the western bypass, making for a semi-loop around the city.

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