Kentucky Route 676

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Kentucky Route 676 marker

Kentucky Route 676
East–West Connector
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 5.287 mi[1] (8.509 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 127 in Frankfort
East end: US 60 / US 421 in Frankfort
Location
Counties: Franklin
Highway system
KY 674 KY 677

Kentucky Route 676 (KY 676) is a Kentucky State Highway located almost entirely within the city limits of Frankfort. The four-lane divided highway is locally known as the East–West Connector.

Because Frankfort is bisected by the steep gorge of the Kentucky River, east–west transportation through the city was historically a challenge. The road was built mainly to divert local traffic between the two sides of Frankfort from congested and sometimes hazardous local streets. Its western terminus is at US 127 on the west side of Frankfort, just north of that road's interchange with Interstate 64. The road steeply descends to the river, briefly exiting the city limits just before it crosses the river in unincorporated Franklin County. Immediately after crossing the river, the road reenters Frankfort and ascends toward Its eastern terminus at a single-point urban interchange with US 60 and US 421.

Route description[edit]

Eastbound terminus view at the US 60 SPUI. The road continues as US 421.

KY 676 begins at an intersection with US 127 in Frankfort, heading northeast on East–West Connector, a four-lane divided highway. The road passes businesses before curving east into wooded areas. The route intersects KY 420, at which point that route turns east to form a concurrency with KY 676. The road curves northeast, with KY 420 splitting to the northwest. KY 676 crosses the Kentucky River and passes more woods, intersecting KY 1784. The route crosses KY 1659 and heads east, passing near a few commercial establishments. The road winds southeast before heading east again as it passees through more woodland with some residential neighborhoods, coming to a bridge over a R.J. Corman Railroad line. KY 676 reaches its eastern terminus at a single-point urban interchange with US 60 and US 421, where the road continues east as part of US 421.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Franklin County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Frankfort 0.000 0.000 US 127 to I-64 – Airport Western terminus
1.307 2.103 KY 420 south (Old Lawrenceburg Road) West end of KY 420 concurrency
1.492 2.401 KY 420 north (Old Lawrenceburg Road) – Kentucky Capitol East end of KY 420 concurrency
Frankfort 2.156 3.470 KY 1784 (Glenns Creek Road / Coffee Tree Road) – Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Franklin County Regional Jail
3.172 5.105 KY 1659 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard / Glenns Creek Road) – Kentucky State University, Franklin County Regional Jail
5.287 8.509 US 60 / US 421 to I-64 – Frankfort, Versailles Eastern terminus; interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Google (February 6, 2013). "overview of Kentucky Route 676" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 

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