Kentucky Route 313

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Kentucky Route 313

KY 313 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length33.845 mi[1][2] (54.468 km)
Major junctions
South end I-65 in Fort Knox
Major intersections
US 60 / KY 144 near Garrett
North end SR 135 at Ohio River near Brandenburg
CountryUnited States
CountiesHardin, Meade
Highway system
KY 312 KY 314

Kentucky Route 313 (KY 313) is a 33.8-mile-long (54.4 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The highway connects rural areas of Hardin and Meade counties with Radcliff and Vine Grove. The stretch from I-65 to Flaherty Road is also known as the Joe Prather Highway.

Route description

Hardin County

KY 313 begins at an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65) in the southeastern part of Fort Knox, within Hardin County. It travels to the west-southwest, traveling through the southern part of the Army base, crosses over some railroad tracks, crosses over KY 434 (Battle Training Road), and crosses over Mud Creek. Then, it curves to the west-northwest and has an interchange with KY 434. KY 313 winds its way to the west and crosses over Brewer Hollow. It then crosses over Cedar Creek and then curves to the west-southwest before it has an intersection with the northern terminus of KY 251 (Shepherdsville Road). The highway crosses over Mill Creek. It then leaves the base and enters Radcliff. It intersects U.S. Route 31W (US 31W; South Dixie Boulevard). It temporarily leaves the city limits of Radcliff and curves to the northwest, begins paralleling Brushy Fork and re-enters the city. It intersects KY 361 (Patriot Parkway). The two highways begin to run concurrently here. They intersect the southern terminus of KY 1646 (South Logsdon Parkway). They then leave Radcliff and enter Vine Grove. After an intersection with KY 1500 (Rogersville Road), they leave the fork and intersect KY 144 (Highland Avenue). They curve to the west-northwest, intersect the southern terminus of KY 1815 (West Lincoln Trail Boulevard) and cross over some railroad tracks of the Paducah & Louisville Railway. At this point, they travel in a nearly due west direction and have a second intersection with KY 1500 (Knox Avenue). At this intersection, KY 361 splits off from KY 313, while KY 313 leaves the city limits of Vine Grove. A short distance later, it enters Meade County.[3][4]

Meade County

KY 313 crosses over Otter Creek and intersects KY 1882 (Old Fort Avenue). At this intersection, KY 144 begins to run concurrently with KY 313. They curve to the west-northwest and split. It curves to the northwest and intersects KY 1816 (Rabbit Run Road). KY 144 begins to additionally run concurrently with KY 313. They continue to the northwest and intersect the eastern terminus of KY 333 (Big Spring Road). They continue to the northwest and intersect US 60. Shortly after its junction with US 60, KY 144 leaves KY 313 and heads towards Garrett. KY 313 continues traveling northwestward until it reaches the Brandenburg city limits. There, it intersects KY 448, and heads around the west side of Brandenburg. The route terminates at the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge across the Ohio River. A portion of KY 313 around Brandenburg from KY 79 to KY 448 was assigned as KY 1051.

Major intersections

HardinFort Knox0.0000.000 I-65 – Nashville, LouisvilleSouthern terminus; I-65 exit 102
0.6301.014 KY 434 (Battle Training Road)Interchange
KY 251 south (Shepherdsville Road) – Elizabethtown
Northern terminus of KY 251
Radcliff9.58115.419 US 31W (South Dixie Boulevard) – Elizabethtown, Fort Knox, Patton Museum
KY 361 south (Patriot Parkway)
Southern end of KY 361 concurrency
KY 1646 north (South Logsdon Parkway)
Southern terminus of KY 1646
Vine Grove11.97419.270 KY 1500 (Rogersville Road) – North Hardin Christian School
13.02220.957 KY 144 (Highland Avenue) – Radcliff
KY 1815 north (West Lincoln Trail Boulevard)
Southern terminus of KY 1815
KY 361 north / KY 1500 (Knox Avenue) – Fort Knox
Northern end of KY 361 concurrency
KY 144 east / KY 1882 (Old Fort Avenue)
Southern end of KY 144 concurrency
KY 144 west (Coleman Road) – Flaherty
Northern end of KY 144 concurrency
18.45729.704 KY 1816 (Rabbit Run Road)
KY 144 east (Flaherty Road)
Southern end of KY 144 concurrency
KY 333 west (Big Spring Road) – Big Spring
Eastern terminus of KY 333
22.36335.990 US 60 – Irvington, Brandenburg
KY 144 west / Osborne Road
Northern end of KY 144 concurrency
23.70738.153 KY 1238 (Garrett Road) – Garrett
KY 1736 west (Doe Run Ekron Road) / Doe Run Hotel Road
Eastern terminus of KY 1736
KY 1638 east (Old Mill Road) – Muldraugh
Western terminus of KY 1638
KY 933 south (Olin Road)
Northern terminus of KY 933
KY 448 north (Broadway) / Shamrock Road
Southern terminus of KY 448
31.22650.253 KY 710 (Old State Road)

KY 79 south / KY 448 south (High Street) – Irvington
Northern terminus of KY 79; northern terminus of KY 448
32.70952.640 KY 1692 (Hillcrest Drive)
33.44953.831 KY 228 (Lawrence Street)
Ohio River33.84554.468Matthew E. Welsh Bridge

SR 135 north
Continuation into Indiana
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 (Hardin County)". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Division of Planning (n.d.). "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract (Meade County)". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
  3. ^ Google (June 5, 2016). "Kentucky Route 313 (Southern terminus to Knox Avenue)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Google (June 5, 2016). "Kentucky Route 313 (Knox Avenue to northern terminus)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 5, 2016.