U.S. Route 23 in Kentucky

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U.S. Route 23 marker

U.S. Route 23
Country Music Highway
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length157.765 mi[1] (253.898 km)
Major junctions
South end US 23 at Virginia state line near Jenkins
 
North end US 23 at Ohio state line near South Shore
Location
CountiesLetcher, Pike, Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Boyd, Greenup
Highway system
KY 22I-24

U.S. Route 23 (US 23) is a 157.765-mile-long (253.898 km) United States Numbered Highway in the state of Kentucky. It travels from the Virginia state line near Jenkins to the Ohio state line west of South Shore via Jenkins, Pikeville, Coal Run Village, Prestonsburg, Paintsville, Louisa, Catlettsburg, Ashland, Russell, Flatwoods, Raceland, Wurtland, Greenup, and South Shore.

Route description

US 23 enters Kentucky at the Virginia state line southeast of Jenkins. After a little over a mile, it intersects US 119 at a partial interchange on the Jenkins city line, and US 119 runs concurrently with US 23. The highway then head in a northeasterly direction, bypassing Jenkins. The two then meet US 460 at another partial interchange along the Levisa Fork in extreme southern Pikeville, and US 460 also joins the concurrency. The highway bypasses Pikeville before US 119 splits off to the east. US 23/US 460 begins running northeast through Coal Run Village and around both Prestonsburg and Paintsville, where US 460 splits off to the west northwest of Paintsville. US 23 then begins running northeastward, before easing into a northerly direction, bypassing Louisa, after which it begins paralleling the Big Sandy River. The route intersects Interstate 64 (I-64) next to the Catlettsburg Refinery before entering the town of Catlettsburg, where it begins a concurrency with US 60. The highway continues north before curving to the northwest to enter Ashland, where US 60 splits off. After Ashland, US 23 continues to run northwestward, paralleling the Ohio River, and running through or around the towns of Russell, Flatwoods, Raceland, Wurtland, and Greenup. After Greenup, it switches to a more northward direction in parallel with the Ohio River before making a sharp change to the west, after which it enters South Shore. Just west of South Shore, US 23 meets the eastern terminus of the eastern segment of Kentucky Route 8 (HY 8), where it turns north and crosses into Portsmouth, Ohio, via the U.S. Grant Bridge across the Ohio River.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Letcher0.0000.000 US 23 south – Pound, NortonVirginia state line
Jenkins1.142–
1.285
1.838–
2.068
US 119 south – Whitesburg, HarlanPartial interchange; southern end of US 119 concurrency
1.5002.414 KY 3086 east (C&O Railroad Road)Western terminus of KY 3086
2.4603.959 To KY 805 – Jenkins, Fleming-Neon
Pike10.66317.160 KY 3527 northSouthern terminus of KY 3527
11.65518.757 KY 805 westEastern terminus of KY 805
15.29124.608 KY 611 southNorthern terminus of KY 611
19.11130.756 KY 1469 west (Penny Highway) / Lick BranchEastern terminus of KY 1469
21.18734.097 KY 2167 southNorthern terminus of KY 2167
22.50336.21515 KY 3174 eastInterchange; Western terminus of KY 3174; Future rerouting of US 460 east; Corridor Q
Pikeville26.104–
26.374
42.010–
42.445
US 460 east (West Shelbiana Road) / KY 80 eastPartial interchange; southern end of US 460/KY 80 concurrency
30.26048.699 KY 1426 west (Island Creek Road)Southern end of KY 1426 concurrency
30.38248.895 KY 3496 north (South Mayo Trail)Southern terminus of KY 3496
30.89749.72423 KY 1426 east (Hambley Boulevard) – Downtown PikevilleInterchange; northern end of KY 1426 concurrency
31.66550.96024 KY 1384 – PikevilleInterchange
32.14451.731 KY 1460 southPartial interchange; northern terminus of KY 1460
32.92852.992 KY 3495 south (North Mayo Trail)Northern terminus of KY 3495
33.61054.090 US 119 north / Cassidy Boulevard – Meta, Williamson WVNorthern end of US 119 concurrency
34.69755.839 KY 3227 east (Stone Coal Road)Western terminus of KY 3227
36.78359.197 KY 2061 north (Cowpen Road)Southern terminus of KY 2061
38.92262.639 KY 3218 east (Senator Kelsey E Friend Boulevard)Western terminus of KY 3218
40.12564.575 KY 1384 east (Hurricane Road)Western terminus of KY 1384
Floyd41.01666.009 KY 680 west to KY 979 southEastern terminus of KY 680
42.57068.510 KY 2557 westEastern terminus of KY 2557
49.10579.027 KY 1426 eastWestern terminus of KY 1426
Allen City50.68581.570 KY 1428
Prestonsburg52.92285.170 KY 80 west / KY 302 north – HazardInterchange; northern end of KY 80 concurrency; southern terminus of KY 302
53.63286.312 KY 3384 northSouthern terminus of KY 3384
Prestonsburg55.84789.877 KY 114 – Prestonsburg, LexingtonInterchange; future eastern terminus of Mountain Parkway
57.63692.756 KY 1427 west (Abbott Creek Road)Eastern terminus of KY 1427
57.95293.265 KY 1428 south (University Drive)Northern terminus of KY 1428
60.21896.911 KY 1100 (Little Paint Road)
60.59297.513 KY 3 north (Bays Branch Road) to KY 1100Southern terminus of KY 3
Johnson62.269100.212 KY 1100 southNorthern terminus of KY 1100
Paintsville64.119103.190 KY 1750 southNorthern terminus of KY 1750
64.540103.867 KY 1428 northSouthern terminus of KY 1428
66.169106.489 To KY 825Partial interchange
68.858110.816 US 460 west / KY 40 – Salyersville, PaintsvilleInterchange; northern end of US 460 concurrency; northbound exit and southbound entrance
69.075111.165 KY 40 to US 460 west – Paintsville, SalyersvilleInterchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
70.099112.813 KY 321 southNorthern terminus of KY 321
71.117114.452 KY 201 northSouthern terminus of KY 201
73.326118.007 KY 1559 west (Combs Drive) / Combs DriveEastern terminus of KY 1559
73.789118.752 KY 993 southNorthern terminus of KY 993
78.269125.962 KY 3224 south (Wiley Branch Spur)Northern terminus of KY 3224
Lawrence83.908135.037 KY 645 eastWestern terminus of KY 645
84.989136.777 KY 1760 northSouthern terminus of KY 1760
85.508137.612 KY 581 southNorthern terminus of KY 581
89.740144.423 KY 2038 east (McClure Branch Road)Western terminus of KY 2038
93.657150.726 KY 2565 northSouthern terminus of KY 2565
93.933151.171 KY 3395 west (Isaac Branch Road)Eastern terminus of KY 3395
95.965154.441 To KY 32 (KY 32 Connector south)Northern terminus of KY 32 Connector
97.407156.761 KY 3
100.627161.943 KY 3398 west (Fuller Branch Road)Eastern terminus of KY 3398
107.534173.059 KY 707 southNorthern terminus of KY 707
Boyd110.987178.616 KY 752 (Durbin Road)
114.098183.623 KY 757 (Whites Creek Road)
115.043185.144 KY 2842 eastWestern terminus of KY 2842
118.521190.741 KY 3 southNorthern terminus of KY 3
118.593–
118.733
190.857–
191.082
I-64 – Huntington, LexingtonI-64 exit 191
119.009191.526 KY 538 west (Lake Bonita Road)Eastern terminus of KY 538
Catlettsburg120.393193.754 KY 3294 (36th Street)
120.473193.882 US 60 east (35th Street) / 35th StreetSouthern end of US 60 concurrency
120.558194.019 KY 1174 east (34th Street) / 34th StreetWestern terminus of KY 1174
121.533195.588 KY 2535 east (23rd Street)Western terminus of KY 2535
121.653195.782 KY 168 north (Paul F Purvis Road)Southern terminus of KY 168
122.206196.671 KY 3294 west (Center Street)Eastern terminus of KY 3294
AshlandWest Mall EntranceTo Ashland Town Center; northbound exit only
125.019201.199
US 23 Bus. north (Winchester Avenue)
Southern terminus of US 23 Bus.
126.863204.166 US 60 east (10th Street) to US 52 / 10th StreetNorthern end of US 60 concurrency
127.050204.467
US 23 Bus. south (Winchester Avenue)
Northern terminus of US 23 Bus.
128.411206.657 KY 168 south (Hoods Creek Pike) / Russell RoadNorthern terminus of KY 168
Westwood128.806207.293 KY 5 south (Bellefonte Princess Road)Northern terminus of KY 5
GreenupRussell129.299208.087 KY 693 west (Diederich Boulevard)Eastern terminus of KY 693
130.224209.575 KY 1725 south (Ashland Drive)Northern terminus of KY 1725
131.020210.856 KY 244 west (Belfont Street) / Oakley C. Collins Bridge RoadEastern terminus of KY 224; southern terminus of the Oakley C. Collins Bridge (Ironton-Russell Bridge)
131.069210.935 KY 750 west (Kenwood Drive)Eastern terminus of KY 750
131.652211.873 KY 2543 east (Ferry Street)Western terminus of KY 2543
Flatwoods132.143212.664 KY 207 south (Argillite Road)Northern terminus of KY 207
Raceland133.295214.518 KY 3105 west (Winters Drive) / Winters DriveEastern terminus of KY 3105
133.509214.862 KY 750 (Pond Run Road)
135.558218.159 KY 693 west (Chinns Bridge Road) / Chinns Branch Road
Wurtland136.581219.806 KY 503 (Uhlens Branch Road)
136.950220.400 KY 67 (Industrial Parkway) to I-64
137.061220.578 KY 3105 east (Wurtland Avenue)Western terminus of KY 3105
Greenup138.638223.116 KY 410 north (East Main Street)Southern terminus of KY 410
139.253224.106 KY 1 south (East Kentucky Road) / KY 2541 north (Walnut Street)Northern terminus of KY 1; southern terminus of KY 2541
140.179225.596 KY 2 (Washington Street)
140.738226.496 KY 2541 southNorthern terminus of KY 2541
140.898226.753 KY 3307 south (Whetstone Road)Northern terminus of KY 3307
141.609227.898 KY 827 west (Coal Branch Road)Eastern terminus of KY 827
143.050230.217 KY 3116 north (Ohio River Road)Southern terminus of KY 3116
145.510234.176 KY 10 (AA Hwy.) – Maysville, Alexandria, Vanceburgsouthern access road to the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge
146.524235.808 KY 3116 south (Ohio River Road)Northern terminus of KY 3116
148.011238.201 KY 1043 north (Linneman Lane)Southern terminus of KY 1043
152.544245.496 KY 3117 west / Dickinson LaneEastern terminus of KY 3117
153.038246.291 KY 2542 north (Johnson Lane) / Johnson LaneSouthern terminus of KY 2542
153.448246.951 KY 3117 eastWestern terminus of KY 3117
153.864247.620 KY 2538 north / KY 1043 south (:inneman Lane)Southern terminus of KY 2538; western terminus of KY 1043
South Shore155.726250.617 KY 1082 west (KZ Ratliff Lane) / KZ Ratliff LaneEastern terminus of KY 1082
155.942250.964 KY 7 (Main Street)
157.765253.898
US 23 Truck north / KY 8 west
Southern terminus of US 23 Truck; eastern terminus of KY 8; southern terminus of the U.S. Grant Bridge
US 23 north (Chillicothe Street)Ohio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

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  1. ^ a b "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
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