Kentucky Route 17

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Kentucky Route 17

KY 17; mainline in red, business route in blue
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length34.660 mi[1] (55.780 km)
Major junctions
South end US 27 near Falmouth
Major intersections
North endCincinnati, OH
CountryUnited States
CountiesPendleton, Kenton
Highway system
KY 16 KY 18

Kentucky Route 17 (KY 17) is a 34.660-mile-long (55.780 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It connects U.S. Route 27 in rural Pendleton County to the Ohio state line in Covington.

Route description

KY 17 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 27 (US 27) in unincorporated Pendleton County, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Falmouth. The road heads north with a slight bend to the west. The road takes a sharp turn west with an intersection with KY 467 in DeMossville. The road then heads in a western/northwestern direction, up to Walton, where it meets KY 14. Having picked up the name Madison Pike at the Kenton County line several miles south of KY 14, it heads north toward Independence. Approcaching Independence, the road intersects KY 16, where that highway undergoes a name change: it is known as Walton–Nicholson Road to the west of KY 17, and Taylor Mill Road to the east of KY 17. KY 17 was rerouted to the south of downtown Independence. The old section of KY 17 continues through the heart of Independence, containing landmarks such as Simon Kenton High School and the Kenton County Courthouse where it is now called KY 17 Business. Just north of downtown Independence, KY 17 transitions from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway. The name "Madison Pike" stays with the older road that KY 17 was formerly routed along until 2002, and the split occurs at the corner where Summit View Elementary and Middle Schools are located. KY 17 picks up the name "Madison Pike" again when the old road meets up with the current route a little over 2 miles (3.2 km) north. KY 17 passes a park named "Pioneer Park" as it continues north, to its intersection with Interstate 275 (I-275). The road then continues north into Covington. Less than 1 mile (1.6 km) north of its intersection with KY 16, Holmes High School is located on the east side of KY 17. The road then continues north to the Ohio River, where it crosses the river along the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. Now in Cincinnati, Ohio, the route terminates near US 52.

Major intersections

Pendleton0.0000.000 US 27 – Newport, FalmouthSouthern terminus
KY 1853 west (Bryan Griffin Road)
Eastern terminus of KY-1853
KY 3185 north (Butler-Greenwood Road)
KY 467 south
South end of KY 467 overlap

KY 467 north to KY 177
North end of KY 467 overlap
KY 491 west
Eastern terminus of KY-491
KY 2046 east (Fiskburg Road)
South end of KY 2046 overlap
KY 2046 west
North end of KY 2046 overlap
Piner14.31323.035 KY 14
KY 3072 east (Hempfling Road)
Western terminus of KY-3072
KY 2042 east (Moffett Road)
Western terminus of KY-2042
Nicholson19.85531.954 KY 16
Independence21.15134.039Sydney Drive 

To KY 17 Bus. north – Simon Kenton High School
Road runs west for approximately 1 block and then turns north, intersectinh KY-536 at the southern end of KY-17 Business
21.34034.343 KY 536 (Shaw Road / Harris Pike)Southern terminus of KY-17 Business approximately 650 feet west of this intersection
23.14037.240 KY 2045 (McCullum Road) – Kenton County Courthouse

KY 17 Bus. south (Pelly Road)
Northern terminus of KY-17 Business

KY 1486 Conn. to KY 1486 (Fowler Creek Road)
Connector road to KY-1486
25.83541.577 KY 3035
KY 1501 east (Hands Pike)
Fort Wright28.0945.21Old KY 17 (KY 3148 south)

To I-275 / KY 9 – Newport
Exit 80 from I-275 East and ramp to I-275 East

To I-275 west / I-71 / I-75 – Airport
Exit 80 from I-275 West and ramp to I-275 West
KY 371 north (Orphanage Road)
Southern terminus of KY-371
29.41447.337 KY 1072 (Highland Pike)
KY 3187 west (Kyles Lane)
Eastern terminus of KY-3187
KY 3070 east (Howard Litzler Drive)
KY 16 south (James Avenue)
No right turn to 26th street from northbound 17

KY 17 Truck north (Madison Avenue)

KY 1120 west / KY 17 Truck south (M.L. King Jr. Boulevard) to I-75
one-block overlap with KY 1120 west (southbound only)
KY 8 east (East 5th Street)

KY 8 west (East 4th Street) to I-71 / I-75
Ohio River34.228–
John A. Roebling Bridge
HamiltonCincinnatiTheodore M. Berry Wayroundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved March 16, 2015.