Road Information

Interstate 24 in Kentucky Total Mileage in State: 93 miles
Eastern End: At Tennessee state line
Western End: At Illinois state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 93 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Christian, Trigg, Caldwell, Lyon, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken
Major Junctions in Photos: Pennyrile Pkwy, near Cadiz
I-69 / Western KY Pkwy, in Eddyville
Purchase Pkwy, in Calvert City
Control Cities in Photos: Oak Grove, Cadiz, Eddyville, Calvert City, Paducah

Westbound

   

Kentucky welcome sign as Interstate 24 West enters from Tennessee.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 93. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Kentucky is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at the Rest Area / Welcome Center located just past mile marker 93.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West shield at mile marker 92.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 89 to the Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 89: KY 115 - Oak Grove / Pembroke  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 86 to Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 86 to Oak Grove.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 86: US 41 Alternate - Ft Campbell / Hopkinsville  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 85. It's 26 miles to Cadiz and 84 miles to Paducah.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 81: Pennyrile Pkwy North - Hopkinsville  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 78.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 73: KY 117 - Gracey / Newstead  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use any of the next 3 exits to Lake Barkley / Kentucky Lake Recreational Area.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use either of the next 2 exits to Cadiz.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 68.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 65 to Kenlake and Lake Barkley State Resort Parks, as well as Land Between The Lakes Recreation Area.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 65: US 68 / KY 80 - Hopkinsville / Cadiz  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 61.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 56: KY 139 - Cadiz / Princeton  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 55. The junction of the Western Kentucky Parkway is 13 miles ahead, while it's 17 miles to Eddyville and 45 miles to Paducah.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 45 to Mineral Mound State Park.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 45 to the Kentucky State Penitentiary.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 45: KY 293 - Princeton  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West approaching Exit 42 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 42: Western Kentucky Parkway East - Elizabethtown. This is where the future Interstate 69 will join up with Interstate 24.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 40: US 62 / US 641 - Kuttawa / Eddyville  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 36.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use the next exit (Exit 31) to Land Between The Lakes National Recreational Area.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 31 to Badgett Playhouse Theater.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 31 to Barkely Dam and Patti's 1880's Settlement.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 31: KY 453 - Grand Rivers / Smithland  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Bridge view approaching mile marker 29.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 27 to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 27: US 62 - Kentucky Dam / Calvert City  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 25A to Benton, Murray, and Mayfield.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 25A to Kentucky Lake Recreation Area and Murray State University.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 25B: Purchase Pkwy North / To US 62 - Calvert City  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 25A: Purchase Pkwy South - Fulton  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 19.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use any of the next 5 exits to Paducah.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 16: US 68 - Paducah  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 11 to Carson Center and River Heritage Museum.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 11 to Historic Downtown and Riverfront and Paducah Lowertown Arts District.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 11: KY 1954 / I-24 Busn. Loop - Husband Rd / Paducah  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 7 to Mid-Continent University.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 7 to West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Take Exit 7 to Lone Oak and Paducah.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 7: US 62 / US 45 - Bardwell / Mayfield  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Use Exit 4 to Airport.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Just past mile marker 6, the speed limit drops to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Also use Exit 4 to National Quilt Museum and Bluegrass Downs.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 4: US 60 / I-24 Busn. Loop - Wickliffe / Paducah  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West at Exit 3: KY 305 - Paducah  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

Interstate 24 West: Road view from mile marker 1, as you prepare to cross the Ohio River Bridge.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).

A view from the bridge, as Interstate 24 West prepares to cross into Illinois.  (Photo taken 8/21/12).