U.S. Route 27 in Kentucky

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U.S. Route 27 marker

U.S. Route 27
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Existed November 11, 1926 (1926-11-11)[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end US 27 at Tennessee state line
 
North end US 27 at Ohio state line
Location
Counties McCreary, Pulaski, Lincoln, Garrard, Jessamine, Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, Pendleton, Campbell
Highway system
KY 26KY 28

U.S. Route 27 (US 27) in Kentucky runs 190.785 miles (307.039 km) from the Tennessee border to the Ohio border at Cincinnati. It crosses into the state in the Lake Cumberland area, passing near or through many small towns, including Somerset, Stanford, and Nicholasville. The road then passes straight through the heart of Lexington, including past the University of Kentucky (UK) and Transylvania University. North of Lexington it passes through Cynthiana and Falmouth before entering Campbell County and passing through many Northern Kentucky suburbs before ending at the Ohio state line on the Taylor Southgate Bridge in Cincinnati.

Route description[edit]

US 27 crosses into Kentucky entering the Daniel Boone National Forest in Pine Knot. Heading north, US 27 turns into a four-lane highway entering Somerset. US 27 is the main highway running through Somerset. Past Somerset, the route continues north as a two-lane highway, going through the towns of Stanford and Lancaster. Entering Jessamine County, the road turns into a four-lane highway. It runs north to south just west of the central business district of Nicholasville. Once in Fayette County, US 27 turns into a six-lane highway passing many shopping destinations in Lexington. Passing The Summit at Fritz Farm, Fayette Mall, and Lexington Green, Nicholasville Road is one of the busiest roads in Lexington. The road becomes South Limestone upon reaching the University of Kentucky, passing by the UK hospital complex and running through the northwestern fringes of the UK campus before splitting into the one-way street pair of Limestone (northbound) and Upper Street (southbound) near the administration building for its journey through Lexington's central business district. Once the roads reunite to the northeast of downtown, US 27 then heads north to the towns of Paris, Cynthiana, Falmouth and Covington. It then crosses the Ohio River into Cincinnati.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
McCreary0.0000.000 US 27 southContinuation into Tennessee
Strunk1.8683.006 KY 1470 west (Ross Road)Southern end of KY 1470 overlap
Silerville2.3153.726 KY 1470 east (Marsh Creek Road)Northern end of KY 1470 overlap
Pine Knot4.2886.901 KY 92 east to I-75Southern end of KY 92 overlap
4.6087.416 KY 2792 east / KY 1651 northWestern terminus of KY 2792; southern terminus of KY 1651
6.99111.251 KY 1567 south (Appletree Road)Northern terminus of KY 1567
Stearns7.75912.487 KY 92 westNorthern end of KY 92 overlap
Whitley City9.09314.634 KY 478 (Williamsburg Street)
Marshes Siding10.79417.371 KY 700
12.29919.793 KY 1651 southNorthern terminus of KY 1651
15.05124.222 KY 1045 east (Beulah Heights Road)Western terminus of KY 1045
16.87727.161 KY 927 (The Day Ridge Road)
Parkers Lake17.38027.970 KY 90 east (Cumberland Falls Road) to I-75Southern end of KY 90 overlap
Greenwood20.06832.296 KY 2282
Pulaski27.38644.073 KY 751 south (Keno Road)Northern terminus of KY 751
28.16945.334 KY 804 west (Garland Road)Eastern terminus of KY 804
Burnside30.38848.905 KY 2295 north (West Lakeshore Drive)Southern terminus of western branch of KY 2295
30.65749.338 KY 2295 north (East Lakeshore Drive)Southern terminus of eastern branch of KY 2295
31.01749.917 KY 2294 north (East French Street/West French Street)
31.40650.543
KY 2295 Conn. (KY 2295C) to KY 2295
Connector road to KY 2295
31.453–
31.719
50.619–
51.047
Bridge over the Cumberland River
31.97451.457 KY 1247 east / KY 90 west – Monticello, Woodson Bend ResortInterchange; Northern end of KY 90 overlap
33.53453.968 KY 2301 westEastern terminus of KY 2301
34.44755.437 KY 914 (Southeastern Bypass)
Somerset34.61255.703 KY 1642 west (Slate Branch Road)Southern end of KY 1642 overlap
35.11456.511 KY 1642 east (Parkers Mill Road)Northern end of KY 1642 overlap
35.97957.903 KY 2292 north (Monticello Street) – Bourbon, Lake Cumberland Regional AirportSouthern terminus of KY 2292
36.57858.867 KY 2297 east (UK Drive)Western terminus of KY 2297
37.47660.312
KY 2299 Conn. east to KY 2299
Connector road to KY 2299
37.58760.490 KY 2299 southNorthern terminus of KY 2299; only accessible from US 27 north
37.71260.692 KY 1577 (Oak Hill Road)
38.40761.810 KY 2298 south (Langdon Street) – Lake Cumberland Regional HospitalNorthern terminus of KY 2298
39.03462.819
KY 80 Bus. (Ogden Street/Bobtown Road) – Russell Springs, Pulaski County Park, Mill Springs Battlefield NHL
Traffic from US 27 north to KY 80 west directed west here; KY 80 Bus, only signed eastbound for northbound traffic; no left turn from south US 27 to east KY 80 Bus.
39.10662.935 KY 80 to I-75 / KY 461No sign for KY 80 west on US 27 north
39.74963.970 KY 2227 north (Old US Highway 27) / KY 3091 north (Clifty Road) – North 27 Antique MallSouthern terminus of KY 2227; southern terminus of KY 3091
41.58366.921 Cumberland Parkway west – Bowling Green
Hal Rogers Parkway east – London
Exit 88 from Cumberland Parkway; eastern terminus of Cumberland Parkway; western terminus of Hal Rogers Parkway; exit 0 from Hal Rogers Parkway
41.75467.197 KY 1674 southNorthern terminus of KY 1674
Norwood43.13569.419 KY 1247
Science Hill44.89472.250 KY 635 (Main Street)
48.06277.348 KY 452
48.80278.539 KY 1247
50.29180.936 KY 1247
Eubank52.07983.813 KY 70 – Eubank
Lincoln54.33187.437 KY 1247 south (Old Somerset Road)Southern end of KY 1247 overlap
54.53887.770 KY 1247 northNorthern end of KY 1247 overlap
55.75289.724 KY 328 east / KY 3276 west (Old Waynesburg Road) to KY 1247Southern end of KY 328 overlap
55.93090.011 KY 1247 southSouthern end of KY 1247 overlap
56.24890.522 KY 328 west / KY 1247 north – WaynesburgNorthern end of KY 328 and KY 1247 overlaps
58.77194.583 KY 1781 (Greenbriar Road)
60.34197.109 KY 501 west (King's Mountain Road)
61.16698.437 KY 1247 (Old Somerset Road)
61.93999.681 KY 1247 south (Old Somerset Road)Southern end of KY 1247 overlap
62.00299.783 KY 1247 north (Old Somerset Road)Northern end of KY 1247 overlap
63.962102.937 KY 1247 south (Old Somerset Road)Southern end of KY 1247 overlap
64.290103.465 KY 1247 north (Old Somerset Road)Northern end of KY 1247 overlap
64.907104.458 KY 1247 south (Old Somerset Road)Southern end of KY 1247 overlap
64.941104.512 KY 643 east / KY 1247 northNorthern end of KY 1247 overlap
65.299105.089 KY 3249 west (Skyline Drive)Eastern terminus of KY 3249
68.689110.544 KY 698 south (Mason Gap Road)Northern terminus of KY 698
68.816110.749 KY 1247 south (Old Somerset Road North)Southern end of KY 1247 overlap
Stanford69.512111.869 KY 1247 north (Somerset Street)Northern end of KY 1247 overlap
70.354113.224 KY 78 (Main Street) – Hustonville, Stanford Business District
70.848114.019 KY 1247 south (Somerset Street)Northern terminus of KY 1247
71.113114.445 US 150 to US 127
71.276114.708 KY 590 north
GarrardLancaster77.308124.415 KY 39 south (Industrial Road)Southern end of KY 39 overlap
78.136125.748 KY 52 to I-75 – Richmond, Danville
78.165125.794Public Square
78.233125.904 KY 39 north (East Maple Avenue)
79.448127.859 KY 1355 west (Sugar Creek Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1355
Davistown85.480137.567 KY 34 (Chenault Bridge Road)
Bryantsville86.765139.635 KY 753 north (Sutton Lane)Southern terminus of KY 753
86.993140.002 KY 1355 east (Mt. Hebron Road)Western terminus of KY 1355
88.928143.116 KY 152 westEastern terminus of KY 152
90.509145.660 KY 1845 north (Rogers Road)Southern terminus of KY 1845
Kentucky River91.659–
91.866
147.511–
147.844
Bridge over the Kentucky River
Jessamine95.163153.150 KY 1268 south (Sugar Creek Pike)Southern end of KY 1268 overlap
95.620153.885 KY 1268 north (Bethel Road)Northern end of KY 1268 overlap
Nicholasville97.113156.288 KY 3374 east (Hoover Pike)Western terminus of KY 3374
97.805157.402
US 27 Bus. north
Southern end of Nicholasville US 27 Bus.
99.847160.688 KY 29 to US 68 – Wilmore, NicholasvilleInterchange
101.554163.435 KY 169 (Keene Road)
102.621165.152
US 27 Bus. south – Nicholasville
Northern terminus of Nicholasville US 27 Bus.
104.602168.341 KY 3375 west (Catnip Hill Road)Eastern terminus of KY 3375
106.239170.975 KY 1980 east (Ash Grove Pike)Southern end of KY 1980 overlap
106.601171.558 KY 1980 west (Brannon Road)Northern end of KY 1980 overlap
FayetteLexington109.305–
109.589
175.909–
176.366
KY 4 (New Circle Road)Exit 19 from KY 4
112.770181.486 KY 1974 south (Avenue of Champions) – Memorial ColiseumKY 1974 to the east
113.038181.917 US 68 westSouthern end of US 68 overlap
113.248182.255 US 60 east (West Maxwell Street)Southern end of US 60 overlap
113.440182.564 US 60 west (West High Street) – Rupp Arena
113.507182.672 US 60 east / US 25 south / US 421 south (West Vine Street)Northern end of US 60 overlap
113.569182.772 US 25 north / US 421 north (West Main Street) – Mary Todd Lincoln House
115.522185.915 KY 4 (West New Circle Road)
116.579–
116.710
187.616–
187.827
I-75 north / I-64 east – Knoxville, Ashland, Cincinnati, LouisvilleExit 113 off I-75/I-64 and ramp to 75S/64E
119.100191.673 KY 3367 east (Johnston Road)Western terminus of KY 3367
119.820192.832 KY 1973 west (Iron Works Pike)Southern end of KY 1973 overlap
121.333195.267 KY 1973 east (Muir Station Road)Northern end of KY 1973 overlap
BourbonHutchison113.951183.386 KY 1939 north (Hutchison Road)Southern terminus of KY 1939
Paris119.444192.226 KY 1939 (Hume Bedford Pike/Bethlehem Road)
119.604192.484
US 68 Bus. east (Main Street)
Southern terminus of US 68 Bus.
121.152194.975 US 460 (Georgetown Road/West 8th Street) – Georgetown, Paris
122.590197.289 US 68 east (Martin Luther King Boulevard) / US 27 north (Cynthiana Road) – Maysville, CynthianaNorthern end of US 68 overlap
Ewalt Crossroads125.423201.849 KY 1876 south (Clay Kiser Road)Northern terminus of KY 1876
127.740205.578 KY 1893 east (Mt. Carmel Road)Western terminus of KY 1893
HarrisonLair130.404209.865 KY 982 west (Edgewater Pike)Southern end of KY 982 overlap
130.927210.707 KY 982 east – Cynthiana-Harrison County Airport
Cynthiana132.408213.090
US 27 Bus. north / US 62
Traffic circle
133.019214.073 KY 32
134.268216.083 KY 356
135.139217.485
US 27 Conn. east to KY 36
Signed as US 27C; short connector road between US 27 and KY 36
135.966218.816
US 27 Bus. south
Northern end of US 27 Bus.
144.610232.727 KY 1032 west – BerryEastern terminus of KY 1032
146.040235.029 KY 1284 east (Sunrise-Richland Road) – SunriseWestern terminus of KY 1284
147.046236.648 KY 1744 southNorthern terminus of KY 1744
Pendleton149.628240.803 KY 1053 north (Rankin Mill Road)Southern terminus of KY 1053
154.206248.171 KY 1053 south (Broadford Road)Northern terminus of KY 1053
Falmouth155.675250.535 KY 22 east (Main Street) – Kincaid Lake State Park, Kincaid Regional TheaterSouthern end of KY 22 overlap
157.109252.842 KY 330 westEastern terminus of KY 330
159.061255.984 KY 22 west – WilliamstownNorthern end of KY 22 overlap
159.442256.597 KY 1657 west (Lightfoot Fork Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1657
160.583258.433 KY 17 north – Animal Shelter, Bethel Cemetery and ChurchSouthern terminus of KY 17
165.926267.032 KY 177 north – ButlerSouthern terminus of KY 177
166.212267.492 KY 3162 eastWestern terminus of KY 3162
167.069268.871 KY 3149 southNorthern terminus of KY 3149
Campbell170.591274.540 KY 154 east (Peach Grove Road)Western terminus of KY 154
Grant's Lick171.498275.999 KY 1936 north (Kenton Station Road)Southern terminus of KY 1936
173.188278.719 KY 824 east (Race Track Road)Western terminus of KY 824
Claryville175.624282.639 KY 915 north (Camel Crossing)Southern terminus of KY 915
176.959284.788 KY 536 west (Creektrace Road)Eastern terminus of KY 536
Alexandria178.162286.724 KY 10 (West Main Street/East Main Street) – Alexandria City Building
178.462287.207 KY 2924 east (Tollgate Road)Western terminus of KY 2924
179.981289.651 KY 709 north (East Alexandria Pike)Southern terminus of KY 709
Cold Spring181.736–
181.936
292.476–
292.798
KY 9 (AA Hwy.) – Maysville, WilderExit 14 from KY 9/AA Hwy.
183.878295.923 KY 1998 (Pooles Creek Road/Industrial Road)
184.265296.546 KY 2345 north (ML Collins Boulevard)Southern terminus of KY 2345
184.448296.840 KY 3490 west (Johns Hill Road)Eastern terminus of KY 3490
Highland Heights184.743297.315 KY 2298 west (Louie B Nunn Drive)Eastern terminus of KY 2298
184.849297.486 KY 471 north to I-471 north / I-275 – Airport, Newport, Cincinnati, Columbus, OHUnsigned route connecting US 27 with I-471;
Fort Thomas186.678300.429 KY 1120 west (South Fort Thomas Avenue)Eastern terminus of KY 1120
186.963300.888 KY 445 south (Grandview Avenue)Northern terminus of KY 445
187.639–
187.781
301.976–
302.204
I-471 to I-275 – Cincinnati, AlexandriaExit 2 from I-471
187.867302.343 KY 1632 west (Moock Road) – WilderEastern terminus of KY 1632
Newport189.316304.675 KY 1892 east (Carothers Road)Western terminus of KY 1892
189.686305.270 KY 1120 (East 10th Street)
190.148306.014 KY 8 east (East 5th Street)Southern end of KY 8 overlap
190.201306.099 KY 8 west (East 4th Street)KY 8 west one block west of intersection
190.297306.253 KY 8 (Third Street) – Newport on the LeveeSouthern end of KY 8 overlap
190.371306.372 KY 8 west (York Street)Northern end of KY 8 overlap
Ohio River190.484306.554Taylor Southgate Bridge
CampbellNewport190.785307.039 US 27 north – CincinnatiContinuation into Ohio
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]


U.S. Route 27
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