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Interstate 71 Kentucky
Southbound

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 South
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 192 - 5th Street - 1/4 mile, and Exit 191 - Pike Street/12th Street - 1/2 mile. The interstates are still in Ohio at this point, but these signs were made to Kentucky standards. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South as they prepare to cross the Ohio River on the Brent Spence Bridge. The bridge carries four lanes of traffic in each direction, with southbound lanes on top and northbound lanes beneath. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 192 - 5th Street - Covington/Newport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 191 - Pike Street/12th Street - Covington. The Welcome to Kentucky sign appears here. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Traffic from 5th Street uses the Exit 191 off-ramp also as a way to get onto the southbound interstates. Here we see the split of traffic to Pike Street and 12th Street and to Interstate 71 and Interstate 75. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South during mile 190 of Interstate 75. Lexington is 81 miles ahead via Interstate 75, and Louisville is 100 miles ahead via Interstate 71. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 189 - Kentucky 1072 - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 189 - Kentucky 1072 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 189 - Kentucky 1072/Kyles Lane - Fort Wright/Park Hills. The city of Fort Wright is home to 5,681 residents. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 188 - U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - 1/2 mile. The Dixie Highway was an early 20th-century highway that connected the Southeast to the Midwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South 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 South at Exit 188 - U.S. 25/U.S. 42/U.S. 127/Dixie Highway - Fort Mitchell. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 186 - Kentucky 371 - 1 1/4 miles, and Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - 2 1/4 miles. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 186 - Kentucky 371 - 3/4 mile. The state highway connects Villa Hills, Crescent Springs, and Fort Mitchell. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 186 - Kentucky 371 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 186 - Kentucky 371/Buttermilk Pike. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - 1 mile. For some reason, the advance signage for the Cincinnati beltway includes both directions of the interstate separately. Use Interstate 275 West to Exit 4B to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 185 - Interstate 275 - Airport. A four-level stack interchange connects the interstates. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 184 - Kentucky 236 - Erlanger. Traffic going from Interstate 275 to Interstate 71/Interstate 75 South uses the same ramp. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The speed limit increases to 65 as we see the collector/distributor setup in place on southbound Interstate 71 and Interstate 75. Exit 184B for Kentucky 236 West is 1/4 mile ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South c/d lane at Exit 184B - Kentucky 236 West - Erlanger. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South c/d lane at Exit 184A - Kentucky 236 East - Erlanger. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017 - 3/4 mile. (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 South approaching Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 182 - Kentucky 1017/Turfway Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 181 - Kentucky 18 - 1/4 mile. Kentucky 18 ends at Kentucky 1017 just east of Interstate 71 and Interstate 75. The state highway spans 16.6 miles from Kentucky 338 to Kentucky 1017. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 181 - Kentucky 18 - Florence/Burlington. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 180A - Mall Road - 1/2 mile, and Exit 180 - U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - 1 mile. Mall Road leads directly to the Florence Mall. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 180A - Mall Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 180 - U.S. 42/U.S. 127 - Florence/Union. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South 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 South approaching Exit 178 - Kentucky 536 - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 178 - Kentucky 536/Mount Zion Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching the Boone County rest area and Kentucky welcome center - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching the Boone County rest area and Kentucky welcome center - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at the Boone County rest area and Kentucky welcome center. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South approaching Exit 175 - Kentucky 338 - 1 mile. Kentucky 338 is 32.8 miles long and begins/ends at U.S. 25 1/4 mile to the east of the upcoming interchange. Its other ending point is at Kentucky 20 near the Ohio state line. The route is full of twists and turns west of U.S. 42 and U.S. 127. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Kentucky 338 west for eight miles to the Big Bone Lick State Park. Add another one to the strange names of state parks list! (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 South at Exit 175 - Kentucky 338 - Richwood. Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 split in 2.5 miles. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

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