Kentucky Route 1747

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Kentucky Route 1747 marker

Kentucky Route 1747
Route information
Maintained by KYTC
Length18.424 mi[1] (29.651 km)
Major junctions
South endGrade Lane in Louisville
  I-65 in Louisville
US 31E / US 150 in Louisville
I-64 in Forest Hills
US 60 in Hurstbourne
North end KY 22 in Worthington
Location
CountiesJefferson
Highway system
KY 1746KY 1748

Kentucky Route 1747 (KY 1747) is an 18.424 mile (29.651 km) long north–south state highway in the immediate suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of the route is at Grade Lane in the shadow of the Louisville International Airport in Louisville. The northern terminus is at Kentucky Route 22 (Brownsboro Road) in Worthington. From Grade Lane to the eastern terminus of the concurrency with Kentucky Route 864, KY 1747 is named Fern Valley Road. From KY 864 north to KY 22, the route is known as the Hurstbourne Parkway.

The portion of the route from U.S. Route 31E/U.S. Route 150 (Bardstown Road) near Wildwood Country Club north to KY 22 near Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway) is a four to six-lane suburban highway traversing the eastern suburbs of Louisville. The Hurstbourne Parkway passes adjacent to the headquarters of Churchill Downs Incorporated, plus both the A.B. Sawyer Park and the E. P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, in this stretch.

History[edit]

Exit for KY 1747 from I-64 in Louisville.

An extension towards the General Electric Appliance Park was completed in 2005, connecting the existing Hurstborne Parkway with Fern Valley Road (then-Kentucky Route 1631), creating another loop around the southeastern end of Louisville located midway between Interstate 264 to the north and Interstate 265 to the south.[2] KY 1747 was then extended westward along the length of Fern Valley Road to its current terminus at Grade Lane, replacing KY 1631, which was then reassigned farther downtown.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jefferson County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Louisville0.0000.000Grade Lane
0.7451.199 I-65 – Louisville, Elizabethtown, NashvilleI-65 exit 128
1.9433.127 KY 61 (Preston Highway)
3.9756.397 KY 2052 (Shepherdsville Road)
4.7677.672 KY 864 north (Poplar Level Road)South end of KY 864 overlap
5.1298.254 KY 864 south (Fegenbush Lane)North end of KY 864 overlap
7.48912.052 US 31E (Bardstown Road / US 150)
Jeffersontown11.02917.749 KY 155 (Taylorsville Road) – Louisville, Jeffersontown
JeffersontownLouisville line11.91819.180 I-64 – Louisville, LexingtonI-64 exit 15
LouisvilleHurstbourne
Lyndon tripoint
13.50321.731 US 60 (Shelbyville Road) – University of Louisville Shelby Campus
Lyndon15.75025.347 KY 146Interchange
LouisvilleMeadow Vale line17.04027.423 KY 1447 (Westport Road)
Louisville18.24229.358 KY 22 (Brownsboro Road) to I-265 / KY 841
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Official DMI Route Log". Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. ^ "Hurstbourne Parkway Extension Opened". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2007-04-11.
  3. ^ Official Highway Map - Louisville Inset (PDF) (Map) (2007 ed.). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved 2007-04-11.[dead link]

External links[edit]

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