Kentucky Route 676

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Kentucky Route 676

East–West Connector
KY 676 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length5.287 mi[1] (8.509 km)
Major junctions
West end US 127 in Frankfort
East end US 60 / US 421 in Frankfort
CountryUnited States
Highway system
KY 674 KY 677

Kentucky Route 676 (KY 676) is a Kentucky State Highway located almost entirely within the city limits of Frankfort. The four-lane divided highway is locally known as the East–West Connector.

Because Frankfort is bisected by the steep gorge of the Kentucky River, east–west transportation through the city was historically a challenge. The road was built mainly to divert local traffic between the two sides of Frankfort from congested and sometimes hazardous local streets. Its western terminus is at US 127 on the west side of Frankfort, just north of that road's interchange with Interstate 64. The road steeply descends to the river, briefly exiting the city limits just before it crosses the river in unincorporated Franklin County. Immediately after crossing the river, the road reenters Frankfort and ascends toward Its eastern terminus at a single-point urban interchange with US 60 and US 421.

Route description

Eastbound terminus view at the US 60 SPUI. The road continues as US 421.

KY 676 begins at an intersection with US 127 in Frankfort, heading northeast on East–West Connector, a four-lane divided highway. The road passes businesses before curving east into wooded areas. The route intersects KY 420, at which point that route turns east to form a concurrency with KY 676. The road curves northeast, with KY 420 splitting to the northwest. KY 676 crosses the Kentucky River and passes more woods, intersecting KY 1784. The route crosses KY 1659 and heads east, passing near a few commercial establishments. The road winds southeast before heading east again as it passes through more woodland with some residential neighborhoods, coming to a bridge over a R.J. Corman Railroad line. KY 676 reaches its eastern terminus at a single-point urban interchange with US 60 and US 421, where the road continues east as part of US 421.[1][2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Franklin County.

US 127 to I-64 – Airport
Western terminus
KY 420 south (Old Lawrenceburg Road)
West end of KY 420 concurrency
KY 420 north (Old Lawrenceburg Road) – Kentucky Capitol
East end of KY 420 concurrency
Frankfort2.1563.470 KY 1784 (Glenns Creek Road / Coffee Tree Road) – Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Franklin County Regional Jail
3.1725.105 KY 1659 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard / Glenns Creek Road) – Kentucky State University, Franklin County Regional Jail
US 60 / US 421 to I-64 – Frankfort, Versailles
Eastern terminus; interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ Google (February 6, 2013). "overview of Kentucky Route 676" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 6, 2013.

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