Special routes of U.S. Route 68

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U.S. Route 68 marker

U.S. Route 68
Highway system

Several special routes of U.S. Route 68 exist from Kentucky to Ohio. In order from west to east in Kentucky, and south to north in Ohio, these special routes are listed from the beginning of U.S. Route 68 (US 68) to the end.

Cadiz business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationCadiz, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Cadiz, Kentucky. It runs through Cadiz, and intersects with Kentucky Route 1170 (KY 1170), KY 274, and KY 139.

The entire route is in Trigg County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 / KY 80 / Clarksdale DriveWestern terminus; continues beyond US 68 as Clarksdale Drive
1.0301.658 KY 274 north (Rockcastle Road) / KY 1175 south (Old Dover Road)Southern terminus of KY 274; northern terminus of KY 1175
Cadiz1.9263.100 KY 139 (Hamilton Street / S Road)
2.1853.516 KY 929 west (Marion Street)Eastern terminus of KY 929
4.5197.273 US 68 / KY 80 (Hopkinsville Road)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Hopkinsville bypass[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Bypass
LocationHopkinsville, Kentucky
Length11.026 mi (17.745 km)

U.S. Route 68 Truck
LocationHopkinsville, Kentucky
Length11.026 mi (17.745 km)

U.S. Route 68 Bypass is a business route in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. It bypasses Hopkinsville to the south and intersects with the Pennyrile Parkway and US 41 Alt., and US 41, along with Kentucky Route 272 (KY 272), KY 695, KY 107, and KY 109.

This by-pass route also serves as the truck route, therefore it is also signed as U.S. Route 68 Truck.

The entire route is in Christian County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 / KY 80 (Cadiz Road) / KY 1682 east (Eagle Way)Western terminus; continues beyond US 68 as KY 1682
1.2522.015 KY 272 (Canton Pike)
3.5525.716 KY 695 (Cox Mill Road)
Hopkinsville5.1688.317 KY 107 (Lafayette Road)
6.46410.403 I-169 to I-24 – Paducah, Madisonville, Henderson, NashvilleI-169 exit 6
7.06011.362
US 41 Alt. (Fort Campbell Boulevard)
8.37213.473 KY 109 (Bradshaw Road)
Hopkinsville9.03614.542 US 41 (Pembroke Road)
11.02617.745 US 68 (Jefferson Davis Highway) / KY 80Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Fairview alternate Loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Alternate
LocationFairview, Kentucky
Length2.14 mi (3.44 km)
Existed2002 (as an alternate route)–present

U.S. Route 68 Alternate is an alternate route in Fairview, Kentucky. It runs through the community south of the main four-lane U.S. 68 corridor. This route is in east-central Christian and west-central Todd Counties.[2]


CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ChristianFairview0.0000.000 US 68 (Jefferson Davis Highway) / KY 80Western terminus
0.7451.199 KY 1843 (Vaughns Grove-Fairview Road)Southern terminus of KY 1843
1.3852.229 KY 115 (Fairview-Pembroke Road) – Pembroke, Clarksville (TN)
Todd1.4172.280Britmart Road (To US 68)Formerly KY 1801, Christian/Todd County line
2.143.44 US 68 (Jefferson Davis Highway) / KY 80Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Elkton business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationElkton, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Elkton, Kentucky. It runs through Elkton south of the main US 68 corridor. It intersects with Kentucky Route 181 (KY 181) and KY 102.

The entire route is in Todd County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 / KY 80 (Russellville Road) / David HightowerWestern terminus; continues beyond US 68 as David Hightower
Elkton2.7864.484 KY 181 (Main Street)
3.1545.076 KY 102 south (Allensville Street)Northern terminus of KY 102
4.7867.702 US 68 / KY 80 (Russellville Road) / Williams Hill RoadEastern terminus; continues beyond US 68 as Williams Hill Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Russellville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationRussellville, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Russellville, Kentucky. It runs through downtown Russellville while US 68 bypasses the town to the north. It intersects with Kentucky Route 3233 (KY 3233), KY 178, KY 2146, KY 3519, and KY 3240.

The entire route is in Logan County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Russellville0.0000.000 US 68 (Hopkinsville Road) / US 431 / KY 80Western terminus
0.2820.454 KY 3233 south (Emerson Bypass)Northern terminus of KY 3233
0.6241.004 KY 178 west (Highlandlick Road)Eastern terminus of KY 178
1.5272.457 KY 2146 (Bethel Street)
1.8532.982 KY 3519 north (North Main Street)Southern terminus; only accessible westbound
2.8784.632 KY 3240 west (East 9th Street)Eastern terminus of KY 3240
3.3755.432 US 68 west / KY 80 west / KY 100 eastEastern terminus; western terminus of KY 100
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auburn business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationAuburn, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Auburn, Kentucky. It runs through Auburn south of the main US 68 corridor. It intersects with Kentucky Route 103 (KY 103).

The entire route is in Logan County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 / KY 80 / Matlock LaneEastern terminus; continues beyond US 68 as Matlock Lane
Auburn1.5502.494 KY 103 south (Wilson Avenue)West end of KY 103 overlap
1.5562.504 KY 103 northEast end of KY 103 overlap
3.0354.884 US 68 / KY 80 (Bowling Green Road)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bowling Green business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationBowling Green, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It runs through Bowling Green south of the main US 68 corridor, which uses a bypass around Bowling Green. It intersects with US 231 Bus..

The entire route is in Bowling Green, Warren County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 (Russellville Road) / US 231 / KY 80Western terminus
1.2161.957
US 231 Bus. north (Morgantown Road)
West end of US 231 Bus. overlap
1.5242.453
US 231 Bus. south (University Boulevard)
East end of US 231 Bus. overlap
3.2495.229 US 68 / KY 80 (Kentucky Street) / KY 234 south (7th Avenue)Eastern terminus; northern terminus of KY 234
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Glasgow business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationGlasgow, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Glasgow, Kentucky. It runs through Glasgow south of the main US 68 corridor, which uses a bypass around Glasgow. It runs concurrent with Kentucky Route 80 for its entire length. It intersects with U.S. Route 31E, U.S. Route 31E Business, and Kentucky Route 90 (KY 90), and KY 1307.

The entire route is in Glasgow, Barren County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68 west (Bowling Green Road) / KY 80
US 68 east (Veterans Outer Loop) to KY 90 / KY 3600 south to Cumberland Parkway to KY 1297
Western terminus; western end of KY-80 overlap, KY 80 follows US 68 west
1.6922.723
US 31E (L. Roger Wells Boulevard) / KY 90 west / US 68 Truck east / KY 90 Truck
Western end of KY-90 overlap
2.5984.181
US 31E Bus. north (North Race Street)
West end of US 31E Business overlap
2.6384.245
US 31E Bus. south (South Green Street) to KY 63
East end of US 31E Business overlap
2.7114.363
KY 90 east (Burkesville road) / US 68 Truck west to Cumberland Parkway
East end of US 31E Business overlap
3.6215.827 KY 1307 south (New Salem Road)Northern terminus of KY-1307
4.7067.574 US 68 west (Veterans Outer Loop)
US 68 (Edmonton Road) / KY 80 east (Veterans Outer Loop) / KY 1519 south
Eastern terminus; northern terminus of KY 1519.
Eastern overlap of KY 80 overlap; KY 80 follows US 68 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Glasgow truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Truck
LocationGlasgow, Kentucky
Length7.286 mi[1] (11.726 km)

U.S. Route 68 Truck (US 68 Truck) is a truck route in Glasgow, Kentucky.

The component highways for the truck route includes the following:

  • US 68 Business from the US 68/KY 80/KY 3600 junction to the US 31E junction
  • U.S. Route 31E from US 68 Business to the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway
  • Cumberland Parkway between exits 11 and 14, and
  • KY 90 from the Cumberland Parkway exit 14 to the US 68 Business (Columbia Avenue) intersection.

In addition Kentucky Route 90 Truck accompanies US 68 Truck through its concurrencies with US 31E and the Cumberland Parkway.

The entire route is in Barren County.

Locationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Glasgow0.0000.000 US 68 west / KY 80 (Veterans Outer Loop / New Bowling Green Road) / KY 3600Western terminus; west end of US 68 Bus. overlap; western terminus of US 68 Bus.
1.6922.723
US 31E north (North L Rogers Wells Boulevard) / US 68 Bus. east / KY 90 (West Main Street)
East end of US 68 Bus. overlap; west end of US 31E / KY 90 Truck overlap; western terminus of KY 90 Truck
2.6514.266 KY 1297 west (Cleveland Avenue) / Cleveland AvenueEastern terminus of KY 1297
3.1105.005
US 31E Bus. north (South Green Street)
Southern terminus of US 31E Bus.
3.4895.61511 Cumberland Parkway west / US 31E south (Scottsville Road) – Bowling Green, ScottsvilleEast end of US 31E overlap; west end of Cumberland Pkwy overlap
6.0499.73514 Cumberland Parkway east / KY 90 east (Burkesville Road) – Burkesville, SomersetEast end of Cumberland Pkwy / KY 90 Truck overlap; west end of KY 90 overlap; eastern terminus of KY 90 Truck
Glasgow7.28611.726
US 68 Bus. / KY 90 west (North Broadway / East Main Street) / South Broadway Street
Eastern terminus; east end of KY 90 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Paris business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationParis, Kentucky

U.S. Route 68 Business is a business route in Paris, Kentucky. It runs through Paris south of the main US 68 corridor, which uses a bypass around Paris. It intersects with US 460 and Kentucky Route 1678 (KY 1678) and KY 627.

The entire route is in Paris, Bourbon County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 27 / US 68 (Paris Bypass Road / Lexington Road)Western terminus
0.2930.472 KY 1678 south (South 20th Street) / North 20th StreetNorthern terminus of KY 1678
1.3662.198 KY 627 south (Winchester Street)Northern terminus of KY 627
1.4872.393 US 460 west (West 8th Street) / East 8th StreetWest end of US 460 overlap
2.5834.157 US 460 east (North Middletown Road) / Linville DriveEast end of US 460 overlap
2.7724.461 US 68 (Paris Bypass Road / Millersburg Road)Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Maysville business spur[edit]


U.S. Route 68 Business
LocationWashington, Maysville, Kentucky
Length1.445 mi[1] (2.326 km)

U.S. Route 68 Business is a short business route in Washington, Maysville, Kentucky.

It formerly ran through downtown Maysville and to Aberdeen, Ohio. It ran through Maysville southeast of the main US 68 corridor, which bypasses Maysville to the north. US 68 Bus. ran concurrent with US 62 for most of its length. It intersected with Kentucky Route 2515 (KY 2515), KY 1236, KY 9 (AA Hwy.), KY 1448, KY 2516, KY 10, and KY 8. US 68 Bus. then crossed the Ohio River via the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge and ran concurrently with US 52 for most of its length in Ohio. It ran through Aberdeen and intersected with State Route 41. Today, US 68 Bus. only runs from US 68 to the former beginning of its overlap with US 62 in Washington.

The entire route is in Maysville, Mason County.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.0000.000 US 68Western terminus
0.7511.209 KY 2515 north (Old Main Street)Southern terminus of KY 2515
1.4452.326 US 62 / KY 1236 east (Duke of York Street)Eastern terminus; western terminus of KY 1236
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  2. ^ DeLorme (2010). Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer (Map). Yarmouth, ME: DeLorme. p. 79.[full citation needed]