Kentucky Route 79

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Kentucky Route 79 marker

Kentucky Route 79
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length: 103.771 mi[1] (167.003 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 431 in Russellville
 
North end: SR 135 at Ohio River near Brandenburg
Location
Counties: Logan, Butler, Grayson, Breckinridge, Meade
Highway system
US 79 KY 80

Kentucky Route 79 (KY 79) is a 104-mile-long (167 km) north-south state highway that traverses five counties in west-central Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

KY 79 starts at an intersection with U.S. Route 431 (US 431) in downtown Russellville, while US 79's end is currently at an intersection with US 431 in south Russellville. KY 79 has an intersection with the new US 68/KY 80 alignment, and then it goes into the northern half of Logan County.

It passes through mainly rural areas northeast of Russellville, and then enters Butler County. KY 79 has intersections with Kentucky Routes 626 and 1153. It then joins US 231 just south of Morgantown. US 231 and KY 79 together go into downtown Morgantown after their interchange with the William H. Natcher Parkway, and then meets KY 403 in downtown, and then KY 70 on the north side. KY 70 joins KY 79 and US 231 and all three routes are carried over the Green River to Aberdeen.

KY 79 departs at the Aberdeen Grocery, but KY 70 does not break up until reaching an intersection one mile north on US 231. After the split from US 231 and KY 70, KY 79 has an intersection with KY 1328 not more than 1/4 of a mile from the Aberdeen Grocery. Kentucky Route 79 crosses KY 70 for a final time, and becomes known as Caneyville Road.

KY 79 passes through the Butler County area's northern communities of Welcome and Welch's Creek, where it meets up with KY 340. KY 79 enters Grayson County and has access to the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway on the south side of Caneyville and would also intersect KY 185, and immediately after that, US 62 in downtown Caneyville.

Highway 79 then goes north to Pine Knob and Short Creek, where it intersects KY 54, by-passes the town of Falls of Rough, and then passes the Rough River Dam State Park, and crosses into Breckinridge County where it intersects with KY 105, and then meets up with KY 259.

KY 79 joins KY 259 from the lake area until they both reach the intersection with US Highway 60 at Harned, southeast of Hardinsburg. While KY 259 makes a left turn to join US 60 westbound, KY 79 joins the eastbound lane of US 60, and stays with US 60 until reaching Irvington. Irvington is where KY 79 enters Meade County, and heads for Brandenburg. The Kentucky state highway ends at the Ohio River Bridge on the west side of Brandenburg, south of Indiana State Road 135, which takes the driver into Harrison County, Indiana, and on to Corydon.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Logan Russellville 0.000 0.000 KY 3519 (Main Street) KY 3519 is the former routing of US 431
1.768 2.845 US 68 (Russellville Bypass) / KY 80 to US 431 Russellville bypass
3.148 5.066 KY 1588 east (Proctor Mill Road) Western terminus of KY 1588
4.649 7.482 KY 1038 east (Plainview Church Road) Western terminus of KY 1038
9.075 14.605 KY 103 south (Chandlers Road) Northern terminus of KY 103
13.365 21.509 KY 2377 west (Anderson Store Road) Eastern terminus of KY 2377
Butler 17.039 27.422 KY 626 (Berry's Lick Road/Orange Cemetery Road)
21.150 34.038 KY 3182 east (Richland Church Road) Western terminus of KY 3182
23.278 37.462 KY 1153 south (Sandy Creek Road) Northern terminus of KY 1153
Morgantown 27.558 44.350 US 231 south (Bowling Green Road) Southern end of US 231 concurrency
27.998 45.058 KY 1468 west (Gardners Lane Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1468
28.893 46.499
Natcher Parkway / US 231 Truck / KY 79 Truck north – Bowling Green, Owensboro
Truck route follows northbound Natcher Parkway; Natcher Parkway exit 28
30.234 48.657 KY 403 south (East Porter Street) Southern end of KY 403 overlap
30.302 48.766 KY 2161 north (North Main Street) Southern terminus of KY 2161
30.580 49.214 KY 2162 (Old Logansport Road/West Ohio Street)
30.872 49.684
KY 70 west (Veterans Way) / KY 403 north / US 231 Truck south / KY 79 Truck – Rochester, Logansport
North end of KY 403 overlap; south end of KY 70 overlap.
Truck route follows KY 70 west.
31.616–
31.896
50.881–
51.332
Bridge over the Green River
Aberdeen 32.685 52.601 US 231 north / KY 70 west (Beaver Dam Road) Northern end of US 231 and KY 70 concurrency
32.935 53.004 KY 1328 (Leonard Oak Road)
33.554 54.000 KY 70 (Brownsville Road)
36.298 58.416 KY 2713 north (Dexterville-Banock Road) Southern terminus of KY 2713
39.268 63.196 KY 340 north (Oak Ridge Road) Southern end of KY 340 overlap
39.532 63.621 KY 340 south (Brooklyn Road) Northern end of KY 340 overlap
Grayson 46.883 75.451 KY 736 north (Windy Ridge Road) Southern terminus of KY 736
48.639–
48.835
78.277–
78.592
Western Kentucky Parkway – Elizabethtown, Paducah Interchange; Parkway exit 94
Caneyville 49.819 80.176 KY 185 south (South Main Street) – Bowling Green, Roundhill Northern terminus of KY 185
49.854 80.232 US 62 (Maple Street) – Beaver Dam, Leitchfield
Post 53.490 86.084 KY 2804 east (Hopewell Road) Western terminus of KY 2804
Short Creek 57.392 92.363 KY 54 (Owensboro Road)
61.938 99.680 KY 736 (Lone Hill Road/Cave Creek Road) – Cave Creek Recreation Area
63.128 101.595 KY 110 (Green Farm Road/Blue Bird Road) – Falls of Rough
Breckinridge 66.840 107.569 KY 105 north (McQuady-Axtel Road) / KY 2201 south (Old KY 105) – Cloverport Southern terminus of KY 105; northern terminus of KY 2201
68.386 110.057 KY 1740 east (Kingswood-Mattingly School Road) Western terminus of KY 1740
70.246 113.050 KY 259 south – Leitchfield Southern end of KY 259 overlap
75.868 122.098 KY 690 east Western terminus of KY 690
77.580 124.853 KY 1740 west (Kingswood-Mattingly School Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1740
77.814 125.229 KY 232 east Western terminus of KY 232
Harned 79.942 128.654 US 60 west / KY 259 north – Hardinsburg, Owensboro Northern end of KY 259 overlap; southern end of US 60 concurrency
80.412 129.411 KY 1401 east Western terminus of KY 1401
Garfield 83.832 134.915 KY 86 west (Garfield-Lodiburg Road) Southern end of KY 86 overlap
Hensley 85.233 137.169 KY 86 east Northern end of KY 86 overlap
89.373 143.832 KY 333 east Southern end of KY 333 overlap
89.726 144.400 KY 333 west (Webster-Basin Springs Road) Northern end of KY 333 overlap
Irvington 91.920 147.931 US 60 east – Louisville Connector road between US 60 East and KY 79 North; northern end of US 60 concurrency
92.163 148.322 KY 2202 south (Woodlawn Street) Northern terminus of KY 2202
92.887 149.487 KY 477 north Southern terminus of KY 477
Meade 95.030 152.936 KY 428 (Guston Road)
96.839 155.847 KY 1726 south (Dooley Road) Northern terminus of KY 1726
97.627 157.115 KY 261 south (Sandy Hill Road) Northern terminus of KY 261
Midway 98.178 158.002 KY 144 east / KY 1239 west (Midway Road) Eastern terminus of KY 1239; southern end of KY 144 overlap
99.601 160.292 KY 144 west (Payneville Road) Northern end of KY 144 overlap
Brandenburg 120.004 193.128 KY 1051 east (By Pass Road) / KY 448 north (High Street) Western terminus of KY 1051; southern terminus of KY 448
102.543 165.027 KY 1692 (Fairgrounds Road/Hillcrest Drive) – Meade County Fairgrounds
103.283 166.218 KY 228 (Battletown Road/Lawrence Street)
103.679 166.855 Kentucky State line
Ohio River 103.679 166.855 Matthew E. Welsh Bridge to Indiana
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Kentucky Route 79 Truck[edit]


Kentucky Route 79 Truck
Location: Morgantown, Kentucky
Length: 2.772 mi (4.461 km)

Kentucky Route 79 Truck (KY 79 Truck) is a truck route in Morgantown, Kentucky. It runs concurrently with the entire route of US 231 Truck as the main KY 79 alignment runs concurrently with US 231's main alignment throughout the city. It serves as a by-pass route around Morgantown. Its component routes include the William H. Natcher Parkway between exits 28 and 29, and KY 70 (Veterans Way) from the Natcher Parkway junction to the US 231/KY 79/KY 403 junction on the north side of town.

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