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Kentucky Route 70

Kentucky Route 70
;">Route information
Maintained by KYTC
;">Major junctions
West end: Template:Jct/extra US 60 in Smithland
  Template:Jct/extra KY 866 near Dycusburg

Template:Jct/extra KY 295 in Dycusburg
Template:Jct/extra US 641 in Fredonia
Template:Jct/extra Pennyrile Pkwy. in Madisonville
Template:Jct/extra Western Kentucky Pkwy. in Central City
Template:Jct/extra US 431 near Drakesboro
Template:Jct/extra Wm.H. Natcher Pkwy. near Morgantown
Template:Jct/extra I-65 in Cave City
Template:Jct/extra US 68 / KY 55 / KY 527 in Campbellsville

Template:Jct/extra US 127 in Liberty
East end: Template:Jct/extra US 150 near Brodhead
;">Highway system

Kentucky Route 70 is a long east-east state highway that originates at a junction with US 60 in Smithland in Livingston County, just east of the Ohio River. The route continues through the counties of Crittenden, Caldwell, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Butler, Edmonson, Barren, Barren, Metcalfe, Green, Taylor, Casey, Pulaski, Lincoln and back into Pulaski again to terminate at a junction with U.S. 150 near Maretburg in Rockcastle.

The low underpass under railroad tracks near Eubank KY has been closed and bypassed with a highway overpass just north of old route. The new roadway is wider and has no restrictions.

KY 70 does not connect between Tiline and Dycusburg. Previous ferry service has been discontinued for a number of years.

Route description

KY 70 includes concurrent designations with these routes:

KY 70 is the main route through Mammoth Cave National Park in Barren and Edmonson counties. Improvements were completed in Liberty in early 2013 to widen KY 70 from near Green River bridge, to Connector Road, as part of the Dry Ridge Hill reconstruction project. Future plans include major upgrades further east past High School with improvements ending near KY 501. Reconstruction of KY 70 west of Liberty from KY 1547 to KY 206 area near Creston. Further plans would create a more direct route for KY 70 to connect Liberty to Campbellsville.

Major intersections

Both parkways are designated as portions of the future routing of the Interstate 66 extension.
  • Interstate 65 at Cave City
  • US 127 south of Liberty via KY 70 bypass. Eliminated dangerous curves and major flooding issues as well as congestion in downtown Liberty, making travel through downtown much safer now.


External links

  • State Primary Road System in Livingston County PDF (17.8 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Crittenden County PDF (9.54 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Caldwell County PDF (20.6 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Hopkins County PDF (33.5 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Muhlenberg County PDF (22.0 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Butler County PDF (14.2 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Edmonson County PDF (20.4 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Barren County PDF (33.2 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Metcalfe County PDF (18.5 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Green County PDF (11.9 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Taylor County PDF (64.3 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Casey County PDF (13.8 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Pulaski County PDF (35.9 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Lincoln County PDF (24.1 KB)
  • State Primary Road System in Rockcastle County PDF (23.7 KB)
  • KY 70 at Kentucky Roads

There is a low clearance on KY 70. It is in the town of Eubank and is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) West of US 27.

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