Kentucky has an excellent system of primary highways. Five major interstate highways and four interstate bypasses serve the commonwealth. They are linked by nine limited-access parkways. There were originally 10 toll roads, but the Kentucky Turnpike (part of I-65 between Elizabethtown and Louisville) ceased to exist and the signs were taken down when the tolls were removed. Of the nine parkways which are still signed, tolls have been removed from all but four because the bonds have been paid off.
Kentucky's interstates and parkways connect all areas of the state. It is possible to enter Kentucky from West Virginia and drive all the way to Paducah without stopping for a traffic light. A good system of primary highways links most towns not served by an interstate or parkway. There are very few county seats that are not at least 30 minutes away, via an improved road, from one of Kentucky's limited-access highways or a four-lane artery.
This guide contains a listing of exits on Kentucky's interstates and parkways. Information for each exit is contained in a separate table; information on each highway is contained on a separate Web page. Listed are exit numbers, route numbers, destinations as noted on the highway exit signs, and comments on the intersecting route -- including destinations not noted on the signs. Exits are listed from top to bottom of the page in mile-marker order. For east-west routes, listings are from west to east; for north-south routes, from south to north. To travel in the opposite direction, go to the bottom of the page and scroll upward. "Under Construction" next to a route indicates that I have the information on the highway and just need the time to compose the Web page for that route.
T. Combs Mountain Parkway
Blue Grass Parkway
Western Kentucky Parkway
Pennyrile Parkway 3/7/00
William H. Natcher Parkway
Daniel Boone Parkway (Proposed)
page created May 28, 1998
Last modified March 7, 2000
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