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Interstate 71 Kentucky
Northbound

Highway Information

Miles 97.42
Counties Traveled
Through
Jefferson, Oldham,
Henry, Trimble,
Carroll, Gallatin,
Boone, Kenton
Cities Louisville, Covington
Major Junctions Interstate 64
(Exit 1)

Interstate 65
(Exit 1)

Interstate 264
(Exit 5)

Interstate 265
(Exits 9A-B)

Interstate 75
(Exit 77)

Interstate 275
(Exit 185)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
17 (18%)
Southern End of
Interstate Driven
Kentucky 338
(Exit 175)
Northern End of
Interstate Driven
Ohio State Line

Pictures

Northbound

Southbound

Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching the Boone County rest area - 3/4 mile. Traffic from Kentucky 338 (Exit 175) merges on at this point. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at the Boone County rest area in Florence. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 178 - Kentucky 536 - 1 mile. The state highway spans 29 miles from Kentucky 338 to U.S. 27 south of Alexandria. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 178 - Kentucky 536 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 178 - Kentucky 536/Mount Zion Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 180 - U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - 1 mile. The federal highways duplex through much of northern Kentucky. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 180 - U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - Union/Florence. The city of Union (pop. 2,893) is about two miles to the southwest. This is also the first exit to serve the city of Florence (pop. 23,551). (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 181 - Kentucky 18 - 1 mile. The Florence Mall is just to the west between exits 180 and 181. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 181 - Kentucky 18 - 1/2 mile. The overpass here carries mall traffic to the northbound interstates. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 181 - Kentucky 18 - Florence/Burlington. A five mile drive on westbound Kentucky 18 awaits those going to Burlington. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017 - 1 mile, and Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - 2 miles. Traffic coming from the mall merges onto the interstate just past this overpass, which carries Kentucky 18. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Kentucky 1017 north to the Turfway Park race course. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017/Turfway Road. Interstate 275, the Cincinnati beltway, is 1 3/4 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - 1 mile. Kentucky 236 spans 6.5 miles from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Kentucky 1303. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - 1/2 mile. The city of Erlanger is home to 16,676 residents. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - Erlanger. The Interstate 275 stack interchange is now 1/2 mile away. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Traffic from Kentucky 236 is given the opportunity to get onto the Cincinnati beltway. In this view we see the on-ramp as it is about to split. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Traffic from Kentucky 236 to northbound Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 exits to the right here and travels underneath the ramp to Interstate 275, which begins at the gantry just ahead on the mainline. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - Airport. Use Exit 4B to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
View of the three-lane off-ramp to Interstate 275 as it is about to split. Two lanes will continue onto Interstate 275 East, and only one lane is provided for the connection to the inner loop of the beltway. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The split of the Exit 185 off-ramp to opposite directions of Interstate 275. At a length of 83.71 miles, Interstate 275 is the longest beltway in the country, barely edging out Interstate 435 around Kansas City. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 186 - Kentucky 371 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 186 - Kentucky 371 - 1/4 mile. The state highway is seven miles long from Kentucky 8 to Kentucky 17. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 186 - Kentucky 371/Buttermilk Pike. The interstates enter the city of Fort Mitchell at this point. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 188 - U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - 1/2 mile. The three federal highways share the same pavement from Florence to Cincinnati, where U.S. 25 comes to an end. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Only five more miles to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, the Newport on the Levee shopping district, and the Newport Aquarium. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 188 - U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 188 - U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - Dixie Highway/Fort Mitchell. The next interchange is at Kentucky 1072 in one mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Exit 189 - Kentucky 1072 - 1/2 mile. Kentucky 1072 travels through Fort Wright. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 189 - Kentucky 1072/Kyles Lane - Fort Wright/Park Hills. Use Kentucky 1072 north and U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127 north to Park Hills. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The final two exits in Kentucky serve the city of Covington, population 43,370. Covington is Kentucky's 6th largest city. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 192 to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and the Newport on the Levee district. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The downtown Cincinnati skyline comes into view as we approaching Exit 191 in about one mile. Exit 191 serves 12th Street and Pike Street. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Stay to the right to downtown Cincinnati and the riverfront area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 191 - 12th Street/Pike Street - Covington/Newport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North at Exit 192 - 5th Street - Covington/Newport. This is the final northbound exit in Kentucky. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use either Second Street or Fifth Street to downtown Cincinnati. Second Street is accessible via Interstate 71 North, and Fifth Street is accessible via Exit 1C of Interstate 75. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Interstate 71 North and U.S. 50 East - 1 mile. Stay in the center lane to U.S. 50 West, accessible via the Fifth Street exit. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The first of two diagrammatical signs which clear up the next two exits on Interstate 75 North. The Covington Radisson hotel is the tall round building on the east side of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Second Street to the riverfront area of Cincinnati. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching Interstate 71 North/U.S. 50 East - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The last diagrammatical sign appears before northbound traffic heads onto the lower deck of the Brent Spence Bridge. Interstate 75 North narrows to two lanes after the departure of Exit 1C to Fifth Street. Exit 1D is just after that and serves U.S. 50 West. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North approaching the Ohio state line. Interstate 71 is not signed here. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North are just about to Ohio. Interstate 71 North and U.S. 50 East are mentioned here. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Second Street alternates with Interstate 71 and U.S. 50 on the rightmost sign. The state line is at the northern "half" of the river. For the continuation, see the Interstate 75 Ohio guide. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Scenes Related to Interstate 71
Close-up view of Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 assurance shields at the Kentucky welcome center. Many shields in northern Kentucky have the state name in them, unlike the rest of the state. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Kentucky 338 East at Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South. The interstates split 2 1/2 miles south of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Kentucky 338 East at Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 North. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

Page created: February 11, 2006
Last updated: February 12, 2006