Kentucky Route 91

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Kentucky Route 91 marker

Kentucky Route 91
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length 49.783 mi[1] (80.118 km)
Major junctions
South end US 68 / KY 80 in Hopkinsville
 

KY 1682 (Hopkinsville Bypass)
US 62 / KY 139 / KY 293 in Princeton
I-69 near Princeton
US 641 / KY 70 in Fredonia

US 60 in Marion
North end IL 1 at Ohio River ferry near Cave-in-Rock, IL
Location
Counties Christian, Caldwell, Crittenden
Highway system
KY 90KY 92

Kentucky Route 91 (KY 91) is a 49.783-mile (80.118 km) state highway that traverses three counties in western Kentucky. It begins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and ends at the Ohio River, the Kentucky-Illinois state line in northern Crittenden County.

Route description[edit]

Hopkinsville to Princeton[edit]

It begins at a junction with US Route 68 and Kentucky Route 80 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the Christian County seat. It crosses KY-1682, the Hopkinsville By-Pass before leaving town. It goes on a northwesterly path, and its junction with Kentucky Route 398 is KY 91's access point to Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.[2]

KY 91 enters Caldwell County, and then it would meet Kentucky Routes 139 and 293, along with US Route 62 in downtown Princeton. It then traverses the Interstate 69 on the northwest outskirts of Princeton.[3][4]

Princeton to Cave-in-Rock[edit]

KY 91 meets Kentucky Route 70 and then US Route 641 at Fredonia, a community northwest of Princeton. KY 70, KY 91, and US 641 would run concurrently from there into Crittenden County. KY 70 departs from US 641/KY 91 at a point north of the Crittenden-Caldwell County line, while KY 91 remains with US 641 until the U.S. Route's northern terminus at the US Route 60 junction at Kentucky. For a few blocks, KY 91 runs concurrently with US 60, and then KY 91 goes further north to reach its northern terminus at the Cave-In-Rock Ferry on the Ohio River, which will mark the Kentucky-Illinois state line. It becomes Illinois State Highway 1 upon entry into Hardin County, Illinois.[3][5]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ChristianHopkinsville0.0000.000 US 68 (Cadiz Road) / KY 80 (West 7th Street)Southern terminus of KY 91
0.6791.093 KY 1682 (Eagle Way) to I-169
5.438.74 KY 1349 south (Quisenberry Lane)Northern terminus of KY-1349
Sinking Fork6.35110.221 KY 1026 west (Gracey-Sinking Fork Road)Southern end of KY 1026 concurrency
6.71810.812 KY 1026 east (Clark Stone-Sinking Fork Road)Northern end of KY 1026 concurrency
11.70918.844 KY 398 north (Bainbridge Road) – Pennyrile Forest State Resort ParkSouthern terminus of KY 398
12.23119.684 KY 124 west (Sugar Creek Road)Eastern terminius of KY 124
Caldwell17.56228.263 KY 672
22.0935.55 KY 1857 south (Dripping Spring Road)Northern terminus of KY 1857
22.94836.931 KY 1603 north (Scottsburg Road)Southern terminus of KY 1603
24.04338.693 KY 128 south (State Route 128)Northern terminus of KY 128
Princeton26.73643.027 KY 2080 south (Cadiz Street)Northern terminus of KY 2080; old KY 139
26.83943.193East Main St./East Washington St.Begin splitting of KY 91’s south/north lanes
26.98143.422US 62 West (Do Not Enter)Eastern end of concurrency with US 62 eastbound/KY 139 northbound
26.99943.451 US 62 east / KY 293 northNorthern end of US 62 east/KY-293 north concurrency; eastern end of concurrency with US 62 westbound/KY 293 southbound
27.01743.480 KY 139 south / KY 293 southSouthern end of KY 139 concurrency; western end of KY 293 southbound concurrency
27.30543.943 US 62 east / KY 91 south / KY 139 southEnd splitting of KY 91’s south/north lanes
28.0545.14 US 62 west – EddyvilleWestern end of US 62 concurrency
28.493–
28.553
45.855–
45.952
I-69 – Paducah, ElizabethtownI-69 Exit 79; Former Western Kentucky Parkway exit 11
30.10648.451 KY 139 north (Farmersville Road)Northern end of KY 139 concurrency
Fredonia39.5963.71 KY 70 east – MadisonvilleSouthern end of KY 70 concurrency
40.08264.506 US 641 south – EddyvilleSouthern end of US 641 concurrency
see US 641 or KY 70
CrittendenMarion49.32879.386 US 60 west (West Gum Street) – PaducahNorthern terminus of US 641 and northern end of US 641 concurrency; southern end of concurrency with US 60
see US 60
CrittendenMarion49.62579.864 US 60 east – MorganfieldNorthern end of US 60 concurrency
50.07280.583 KY 981 south (Old Salem Road)Northern terminus of KY 981
58.01893.371 KY 387 northSouthern terminus of KY 387
59.54895.833 KY 135 south – CarrsvilleNorthern terminus of KY 135
Ohio River60.88797.988 Cave-In-Rock Ferry; Kentucky-Illinois state line
IL 1Continuation into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved November 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer. (2010) (Map, Fourth Edition) page 78
  3. ^ a b DeLorme. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer. (2010) (Map, Fourth Edition) pp. 60-61
  4. ^ 2014 Official Kentucky Highway Map.
  5. ^ DeLorme. Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer. (2010) (Map, Fourth Edition) page 43