I-471

This highway connects US 27 and I-275 in Kentucky with I-71 in Cincinnati, serving Newport and providing an additional Ohio River crossing. Interchanges with surface streets provide access to various suburban communities in northern Kentucky.

Jct. US 27
Alexandria
Northern Kentucky University

US 27 south runs through Cold Spring and heads on to Falmouth, Cynthiana and Paris, before entering Lexington. North US 27 passes through Highland Heights.

Exit 1A

I-275 East
I-275 East

Exit 1A

Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH

Exit 1B

I-275 West
I-275 West

Exit 1B

Airport
Airport

All through northbound trucks and RVs prohibited on I-471
All through northbound trucks and RVs must use I-275

This 84-mile circumferential bypass of Cincinnati traverses three states -- Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. It offers interchanges with all major routes which enter the greater Cincinnati area, including I-71, I-74 and I-75, and US 25, 27, 42, 50, 52 and 127. Since through trucks and RVs are prohibited on I-71 and I-75 northbound through northern Kentucky into Cincinnati, and also prohibited on I-471, I-275 is the route which through trucks and RVs must use. In Kentucky, I-275 is signed as an east-west route and it links the rural sections of western Boone County with the shopping area of Kenton County, and the urbanized area of Campbell County. It provides interchanges with all major routes leading into the area.

Exit 2

US 27
US 27

Exit 2

Southgate
Ft. Thomas
Ft. Thomas
Southgate

Ft. Thomas Next 2 Interchanges

This intersection with US 27 provides access to Newport, via Monmouth Street, and two bridges across the Ohio River into Cincinnati.

Exit 3

KY 1892 (Grand Ave.)
KY 1892 (Grand Ave.)

Exit 3

Newport
Ft. Thomas
Ft. Thomas
Newport

Newport Next 3 Exits

Southgate is also accessible by this exit. KY 1892 runs between US 27 and KY 1120.

Exit 4

KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway)
KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway)

Exit 4

Newport
Bellevue
Bellevue
Newport

KY 1120 offers a crossing of the Licking River from Newport into Covington. It also runs through Ft. Thomas.

Exit 5

KY 8
To KY 8

Exit 5

Newport
Bellevue
Newport
Bellevue

Dayton

KY 8 runs in three non-connected sections along the Ohio River; this is the middle section, as well as the longest. Westbound KY 8 crosses the Licking River into Covington, then runs through Ludlow. Eastbound KY 8 goes to Bellevue, Dayton, Silver Grove, and on east to Augusta, Dover and Maysville.

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This page created June 26, 1998
Last modified Jan. 7, 1999
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