Audubon Parkway

Paralleling US 60 and providing a high-speed route between the Ohio River towns of Henderson and Owensboro, the Audubon Parkway was opened in December 1970, the seventh of Kentucky's toll roads to be opened to traffic. It is one of the four remaining routes on which tolls remain. This route links the Pennyrile Parkway and US 41 at Henderson to the limited-access US 60 bypass and the William H. Natcher Parkway at Owensboro. With its links to other Kentucky parkways and interstates, it gives Henderson a limited-access path to all major Kentucky cities and to cities in other states, such as Nashville. Originally there was only one exit between the two ends of the parkway, but in later years one exit each was added in Daviess and Henderson counties.

Exit 0A
Pennyrile Parkway North
Henderson
Evansville
John James Audubon State Park
Ellis Park
Exit 0B
Pennyrile Parkway South
Madisonville
Hopkinsville
Kentucky State Police

The Pennyrile Parkway, along with US 41 in Kentucky and Indiana and I-164 in Indiana, links I-24 south of Hopkinsville to I-64 north of Evansville. It also serves Madisonville and provides access to the Western Kentucky Parkway. The portion of the Pennyrile Parkway between Henderson and the WK Parkway at Madisonville is slated to become part of I-69, the so-called NAFTA Highway, when that route is extended from Indianapolis southwest to Texas. The southbound Pennyrile, when used in conjunction with the WK Parkway and I-24, offers limited-access travel to Paducah, with links to the Purchase Parkway eventually leading into western Tennessee. Northbound, the Pennyrile becomes US 41 and leads through Evansville toward Vincennes and Terre Haute, Ind.

Exit 5
Exit 5
KY 1078
KY 1078
Zion
Zion

This exit was not part of the original construction of the Audubon. It serves local traffic in the eastern portion of Henderson County, allowing the Audubon to be used as an alternative to KY 351 for traffic heading into or out of Henderson.

Exit 10
Exit 10
KY 416
KY 416

This was originally the only exit on the Audubon besides the two endpoints.

PAY TOLL
Thru cars 50 cents. For a complete toll schedule, click here. This is the Hebbardsville toll plaza.
Exit 18
Exit 18
KY 1554
KY 1554
Stanley
Sorgho
Sorgho
Stanley

This exit was also not part of the original construction of the parkway. It serves local traffic in the western portion of Daviess County, allowing the Audubon to be used as an alternative to either US 60 or KY 56 for traffic heading into or out of Owensboro.

Exit 24A

By-pass US 60 East / To William H. Natcher Parkway
Owensboro By-pass
Exit 24B
By-pass US 60 West
Downtown Owensboro
Ben Hawes State Park

The US 60 bypass is a limited-access semi-circle around the southern part of Owensboro. It intersects major through routes entering Owensboro including KY 54, US 231, US 431 and KY 81. It also provides a connection with the William H. Natcher Parkway to complete the limited-access route to the cities of Elizabethtown, Louisville, Lexington, Bowling Green and Nashville.

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