Kentucky Route 53

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Kentucky Route 53

KY 53 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length66.314 mi[1] (106.722 km)
Major junctions
South end KY 555 near Willisburg US 62 near Beaver Lake
Major intersections I-64 in Shelbyville

US 60 / KY 55 Bus. in Shelbyville

I-71 in LaGrange
North end US 42 in Oldham County
CountryUnited States
CountiesWashington, Anderson, Spencer, Shelby, Oldham
Highway system
KY 52 KY 54

Kentucky Route 53 (KY 53) is a 66.314-mile-long (106.722 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Route description

The route begins at an intersection with KY 555 south of Willisburg and heads northeast through the city. It continues northeast into Anderson County and intersects the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway. Just south of Beaver Lake KY 53 turns toward the northwest and forms a concurrency with US 62. Further north in Glensboro, it forms a concurrency with KY 44 and continues northwest, briefly passing through Spencer County before entering Shelby County. In Shelby County, the route passes through Mount Eden and heads northwest into Shelbyville. In Shelbyville, KY 53 intersects Interstate 64 as well as US 60. North of Shelbyville, the route enters Oldham County and passes through Ballardsville and LaGrange, where it intersects with Interstate 71. KY 53 ends at an intersection with US 42 north of LaGrange.

Major intersections

Washington0.0000.000 KY 555Southern terminus
KY 433 north (Polin Road)
South end of KY 433 overlap
KY 433 south – Mackville
North end of KY 433 overlap
KY 1754 west (Chaplin Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 1754
KY 1586 south (Cardwell Road)
north terminus of KY 1586
KY 390 east (Seaville Road)
Western terminus of KY 390
Anderson12.31419.817 Bluegrass Parkway – Bardstown, Elizabethtown, LexingtonBluegrass Parkway exit 48
KY 1291 west (Kays Road)
Southern terminus of KY 1291
US 62 east (Bardstown Road) – Lawrenceburg
South end of US 62 overlap
US 62 west (Bardstown Road) – Bloomfield
North end of US 62 overlap
KY 44 east
South end of KY 44 overlap
KY 1579 south (Pleasant Grove Ridge Road)
Northern terminus of KY 1579
SpencerNo major intersections
ShelbyMount Eden29.07046.784 KY 636 (Back Creek Road)

KY 44 west (Southville Pike) / KY 714 north (Hempridge Road) – Taylorsville
North end of KY 44 overlap
KY 1790 east (Hooper Station Road)
Western terminus of KY 1790
39.59663.724 I-64 – Louisville, Frankfort, LexingtonI-64 exit 35
40.75765.592Seven Mile Road (KY 2258 east)Western terminus of KY 2258

US 60 east / KY 55 Bus. north (Boone Station Road) – Eminence, Cropper, Bagdad, Frankfort
South end of US 60 / KY 55 Bus. overlap
ShelbyvilleNorth 7th Street - Eminence, New Castle, Clear Creek Parkformer KY 55 north

US 60 west / KY 55 Bus. south (Washington Street)
North end of US 60 / KY 55 Bus. overlap
44.95272.343 KY 55 (Freedom's Way)
KY 362 west (Aiken Road)
Eastern terminus of KY 362
KY 322 north (Lucas Road) – Smithfield
Southern terminus of KY 322
KY 1315 south (Old Hanna Road)
Northern terminus of KY 1315
KY 22 east – Eminence
South end of KY 22 overlap
KY 22 west – Crestwood
North end of KY 22 overlap
KY 2856 west (East Moody Lane)
Eastern terminus of KY 2856
La Grange61.56599.079 I-71 – Louisville, CincinnatiI-71 exit 22
62.324100.301 KY 146 (Jefferson Street) – Crestwood, New Castle, Kentucky State Reformatory
63.663102.456 KY 3223 (Old Sligo Road)Southern terminus of KY 3223
66.314106.722 US 42Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Division of Planning. "Official Milepoint Route Log Extract". Highway Information System. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved July 11, 2013.