Kentucky Route 146

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Kentucky Route 146

LaGrange Road
KY 146 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length33.505 mi[1] (53.921 km)
Major junctions
West end US 60 / I-264 in St. Matthews (Louisville)
Major intersections I-265 / KY 841 in Louisville
I-71 in Buckner
East end US 421 / KY 55 / KY 573 in New Castle
CountryUnited States
CountiesJefferson, Oldham, Henry
Highway system
KY 145 KY 147

Kentucky Route 146 (KY 146) is a 33.505-mile-long (53.921 km) state highway in Kentucky that runs from U.S. Route 60 in the St. Matthews suburb of Louisville to U.S. Route 421, Kentucky Route 55, and Kentucky Route 573 in New Castle via Lyndon, Anchorage, Pewee Valley, Crestwood, Buckner, La Grange, and Pendleton. The route generally follows the Cincinnati-Louisville CSX Transportation rail line, crossing the line once in Lyndon, twice in Anchorage, once at its intersection with Kentucky Route 22 in Crestwood, and once approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) east of the Henry/Oldham county line between La Grange and Pendleton. There are no low clearances along the entirety of the mostly two-lane route. The route carries traffic from Henry County to the east end of Louisville, KY. Interstate 71 exit 28 routes to KY 146 in Buckner. Its speed limit is 55 mph (89 km/h) in the rural parts and 35 mph (56 km/h) in the city limits.

The route is known as New La Grange Road to the west of its first rail crossing in Lyndon and as La Grange Road to the east (outside of city limits). Within the Anchorage city limits, the route is known as Ridge Road east of its westernmost rail crossing in Anchorage, and runs coterminously with Park Road to the west of that crossing. A portion of the route in Oldham County is referred to as the Oldham County Parkway.[2] The route runs coterminously with Kentucky Route 393 for a 0.22-mile-long (0.35 km) stretch in Buckner; it is known as Jefferson Street for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) within the city limits of La Grange, and as West Cross Main within the city limits of New Castle until its eastern terminus.

Controversy and planned improvements

Improvement of the route in Henry County has been a contentious topic since the early 2010s; lobbying efforts had been underway for years when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet funded a $13.86 million improvement plan in 2016 to address the outsized frequency of car accidents on the route, which one local official claimed to be almost three times more likely to occur thereupon than on other main routes in Henry County.[3] The route saw piecemeal improvement in the intervening years until April 2020 when funding for the project was cut from the state budget by the Kentucky legislature.[4]

Major junctions

JeffersonSt. Matthews0.0000.000 US 60 (Shelbyville Road)Western terminus
I-264 east (Henry Watterson Expressway) / Harris Place
Access only from KY 146 to I-264 east
KY 2050 north (Lyndon Lane) / Lyndon Lane
Southern terminus of KY 2050
3.4925.620 KY 1747 (Hurstbourne Parkway)Interchange

I-265 / KY 841 to I-64 / I-71
I-265/KY 841 exit 30
KY 1447 west (Westport Road) / Reamers Road
Eastern terminus of KY 1447
OldhamPewee Valley9.45515.216
KY 362 east
West end of KY 362 overlap
KY 362 west (Central Avenue)
East end of KY 362 overlap
KY 329 north
Southern terminus of KY 329
KY 1408 south (Floydsburg Road)
Northern terminus of KY 1408
KY 22 east
West end of KY 22 overlap
KY 22 west
East end of KY 22 overlap
KY 329 Bus. (Veterans Memorial Parkway)
Buckner14.94324.048 I-71 – Louisville, CincinnatiI-71 exit 17
KY 1817 west (New Cut Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 1817
KY 393 north
West end of KY 393 overlap
KY 393 south
East end of KY 393 overlap
La Grange19.20030.899
KY 2854 west (Dawkins Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 2854
19.85231.949 KY 53 (First Avenue)
KY 712 east (Fort Pickens Road)
Western terminus of KY 712
KY 2855 north (Fort Pickens Road)
Southern terminus of KY 2855
KY 3320 south (Mt. Olivet Road)
Northern terminus of KY 3320
KY 153 (Pendleton Road / Lake Jericho Road) to I-71
KY 1606 north (Fallen Timber Road)
Southern terminus of KY 1606
KY 157 west (Sulphur Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 157
New Castle33.50553.921
US 421 / KY 55 (Main Street) / KY 573 east (East Cross Main Street)
Eastern terminus; western terminus of KY 573; continues as KY 573 beyond US 421/KY 55
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b "Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - Division of Planning". Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Clark, Kirsten. "Stretch of Ky. 146 renamed Oldham County Parkway". The Courier Journal. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  3. ^ Brooke, Christopher. "Six-year road plan pushes Ky. 146 construction back to 2022". Henry County Local. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Brent, John. "Letter: Ky. 146 project critical". Henry County Local. Retrieved 20 August 2021.