Kentucky Route 876

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Kentucky Route 876

Eastern Bypass or The Bypass (locally)
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length9.959 mi[1] (16.027 km)
Major junctions
West end KY 595 west of Richmond
Major intersections I-75 in Richmond
East end US 25 / US 421 in Richmond
CountryUnited States
Highway system
KY 875 KY 877

Kentucky Route 876 (KY 876) is a 10-mile-long (16 km) state highway in the Richmond, Kentucky area. The western terminus of the route is at KY 595 southeast of Cottonburg. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 25 (US 25) and US 421 in Richmond.

Route description

The route starts at KY 595 (Kirksville Road) and heads east as the two-lane Barnes Mill Road. Just before it crosses Interstate 75 (I-75) at exit 87, KY 876 widens to four lanes and becomes the Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) Bypass (Eastern Bypass). Now in Richmond, the bypass turns to the east-southeast at KY 52 (Lancaster Avenue) before resuming an easterly progression at Boggs Lane. Past Boggs, the route makes a slight northward arc to its eastern terminus at US 25 and US 421. In previous years, KY 876 ran concurrently with US 25 and US 421 to the intersection with KY 52 east of Richmond.


Prior to the construction of the Dr. Robert R. Martin By-Pass, an extension of the Eastern By-Pass around eastern and northern Richmond, KY 876 ended at KY 52 (East Main Street).[2] When the new By-Pass opened, US 25 and US 421 were routed onto the new northern bypass between KY 876 and I-75 exit 90, and KY 876 was truncated to the intersection with US 25/US 421.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Madison County.

0.0000.000 KY 595 (Kirksville Road / Poosey Ridge Road)
Richmond7.14911.505 I-75 – Lexington, KnoxvilleExit 87 (I-75)
8.14613.110 KY 52 (Lancaster Avenue) – Richmond, Lancaster, Eastern Kentucky University

US 25 / US 421 (Berea Road) / US 25 Bus. north / US 421 Bus. north (Big Hill Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. ^ County Road Series Map - Madison County, Kentucky (PDF) (Map) (1992 ed.). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 15, 2007. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
  3. ^ "Map of Richmond, KY by MapQuest". Retrieved April 8, 2007.

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