Highways in Kentucky
The state and national highways are prominently marked in the Kentucky Road Map. The well maintained roads join all the major cities of Kentucky.
The northern and southern part of Kentucky are connected by Interstate 65, Interstate 71, and Interstate 75. The Interstates of 24 and 64 make the eastern end of Kentucky easily accessible to the western end of the state.
Proper roadways of Kentucky were constructed during the end of the 19th, and beginning of the 20th century, when good roads were demanded by the locals. The State Highway Commission was founded in 1912 to help with the construction, and many roads had been constructed by 1920. As of 2000, Kentucky had an estimated 79,266 miles of roads.
Also in 2000, the state had registered 1,139,543 trucks, 1,673,926 automobiles, and 12,934 public buses. The Kentucky Department of Transportation maintains the conditions of old roads and builds new roads to constantly improve transportation. The department of Kentucky Traffic Information provides facts and figures on the various congested areas, construction zones, and traffic conditions of the state.
The Kentucky Maps highlights the cities that are accessible by the Interstates of the state.
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