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Kentucky Route 92

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Kentucky Route 92

Kentucky Route 92
;">Route information
Maintained by KYTC
;">Major junctions
West end: KY 90 in Monticello
  US 27 near Pine Knot
I-75 in Williamsburg
US 25W in Williamsburg
East end: US 25E north of Pineville
;">Highway system

Kentucky Route 92 (KY 92) is a 91.120-mile-long (146.643 km) state highway in southern Kentucky. The route runs from Monticello in Wayne County to Pineville in Bell County. Another segment of KY 92 runs from a point at Joppa to the end of the road at Lake Cumberland near Jamestown. The building of Wolf Creek Dam and the subsequent creation of Lake Cumbeland divided the two portions of the road, as it did several other state highways in this portion of the state.

Relocation project

A particularly curvy section of Route 92 was replaced by a new road in November 2009 .[1] Milepoints 4 to 11 in western Whitley County were superseded by the new road, which is designated Route 92. Portions of the old road that remain in service have been re-designated Route 2792. The project, begun in 2003, was completed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with the aid of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project will eventually replace the road all the way to U.S. Route 27 in McCreary County. In 2012, the second phase was completed that relocated a new portion from U.S. Route 27 to Kentucky 592 on the western end of the project area. The final middle section is expected to be completed by 2015.[2]


Route 92 roughly follows an old railroad bed on its eastern approach to Williamsburg. The communities of Siler, Packard, Gausdale, Nevisdale and Gatliff all are along the route between the Bell County line and Williamsburg. All of these communities were originally mining and or timber camps. In the timber years logs were floated down the Cumberland River which runs along the route to Williamsburg where they were picked up and sawed into lumber in mills. When the timber companies converted to coal production in the 1900s, railroads replaced the river in getting the product to market and as the truck began to invade the train's territory Route 92 took shape.


External links

  • State Secondary Road System in Bell County PDF (29.4 KB)
  • State Secondary Road System in McCreary County PDF (33.2 KB)
  • State Secondary Road System in Wayne County PDF (23.0 KB)
  • State Secondary Road System in Whitley County PDF (23.0 KB)
  • KY 92
  • Images along KY 92
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