Kentucky Route 1017

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Kentucky Route 1017

KY 1017 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length3.984 mi[1] (6.412 km)
Major junctions
West end KY 18 near Limaburg
Major intersections
East end US 25 / US 42 / US 127 in Florence
CountryUnited States
Highway system
KY 1016 KY 1018

Kentucky Route 1017 (KY 1017) is an 3.984-mile-long (6.412 km) state highway in Boone County, Kentucky. The route runs between KY 18 and Oakbrook Drive southeast of Limaburg and east-southeast of Burlington, to U.S. Route 25 (US 25), US 42, and US 127 in northern Florence. The route principally connects the recent commercial developments of northern Florence south of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, as well as Turfway Park and northbound Interstate 71 (I-71) and I-75.

Route description

KY 1017 begins at KY 18 and Oakbrook Drive just to the southeast of Limaburg. The route begins as Aero Parkway, and it was constructed in order to serve the developing commercial areas near the airport. As it meanders its way eastward, it straddles the area between Florence city limits and the airport, intersecting with Ted Bushelman Boulevard (KY 3159), which connects southward to KY 842 (Houston Road).

Southeast of runway 36R at the airport, KY 1017 intersects KY 717, running concurrently and picking up KY 717's local name of Turfway Road. The road then enters the city of Florence proper, and after a very short jot, KY 717 splits to the southwest as Thoroughbred Boulevard. At the same intersection is the gate 2 entrance to Turfway Park. The route then intersects KY 842 proper before heading beneath I-71 and I-75, providing access to and from the northbound lanes.

Immediately after the I-71/I-75 ramps, KY 1017 meets the eastern terminus of KY 18 (Burlington Pike), as well as Curtis Avenue. The route continues a short distance before terminating at Dixie Highway (US 25, US 42, and US 127), Main Street, and Rose Avenue just north of downtown Florence.


Prior to 2014, KY 1017 had a much different routing than present day. It originally ran generally north–south up from Dixie Highway. Instead of running from KY 18 to KY 717 via Aero Parkway, it instead came up from Dixie Highway and followed present-day KY 717 (Turfway Road) northeastward toward Kenton County, intersecting with KY 236 on the east-southeast side of the airport.[2] The route continued across the Kenton County line, crossing over I-275 and coming to present day KY 3076 (Dolwick Drive). Prior to 2004, the route turned and ran along Dolwick Drive to Mineola Pike, where it ended at KY 3076.[3] However, for the next decade following, the route was truncated to the present-day northern terminus of KY 717; KY 3076 replaced KY 1017 between Turfway and Mineola Pike. All of this was changed in 2014, when KY 1017 was rerouted along its present route and KY 717 replaced it.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Boone County.

0.0000.000 KY 18 / Oakbrook DriveWestern terminus; roadway continues as Oakbrook Drive
KY 3159 south (Ted Bushelman Boulevard)
Northern terminus of KY 3159
KY 717 north (Turfway Road)
Western end of KY 717 concurrency
KY 717 south (Thoroughbred Boulevard) / Turfway Park
Eastern end of KY 717 concurrency

KY 842 (Houston Road) to I-71 south / I-75 south – Lexington, Louisville
Destinations and hospital signed eastbound only

I-71 north / I-75 north – Cincinnati
Access to and from I-71/I-75 northbound only; I-71/I-75 exit 182; Cincinnati signed eastbound only
KY 18 west (Burlington Pike) / Curtis Avenue
Eastern terminus of KY 18
3.9846.412 US 25 / US 42 / US 127 (Dixie Highway) / Main Street / Rose AvenueEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Division of Planning (n.d.). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract (Boone County)". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  2. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (March 2013). State Primary Road System Boone County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (December 5, 2000). Boone County Kentucky (PDF) (Map). 2001 County Road Series. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved April 11, 2021.