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Encyclopedia > Man o' War Boulevard

Man o' War Boulevard, named after the legendary racehorse, is a four-lane urban arterial with curbs and sidewalks its entire length, circling Lexington, Kentucky to its south. Its western terminus is at US 60 at Keeneland's main entrance, where the highway traverses southeast intersecting with US 68 (Harrodsburg Road), US 27 (Nicholasville Road), and other minor roads. It turn turns east and northeast, intersecting KY 1974 (Tates Creek Road), Alumni Drive, and US 25/US 421 (Richmond Road). It ends at Interstate 75, where the highway becomes two-lane KY 1925 to US 60 (Winchester Road) east of the city. Man O War, born March 29, 1917 at Nursery Stud farm in Lexington, Kentucky, United States - died November 1, 1947 at Faraway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, affectionately known as Big Red, [1] is considered by many to be the greatest US thoroughbred racehorse of all time. ... Nickname: Athens of the West Horse Capital of the World Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: Country State Counties United States Kentucky Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac (D) Area    - City 285. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... Keeneland Race Course at Dawn There is also a town in Jefferson County, Kentucky, with the same name, unrelated to this article; for the town, see Keeneland, Kentucky. ... United States Highway 68 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 560 miles (901 km) from northwest Ohio to western Kentucky. ... United States Highway 27 (US 27), is a north-south United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 25 is a north-south US highway in the eastern United States of America that now connects Cincinnati, Ohio at the Ohio River to Brunswick, Georgia near the Atlantic Ocean. ... U.S. Highway 421 is a spur of U.S. Highway 21. ... Location of Interstate 75 Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


Before Man o' War Boulevard was constructed, KY 1927 (Liberty Road) and KY 1927 (Todds Road) formerly intersected KY 1925 at Cadentown. Man o' War Boulevard was constructed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and was handed over to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government upon its completion in the late 1980s. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (also mistakenly known as the Kentucky Department of Transportation) is Kentuckys state-funded department in-charge of building and maintaining U.S. highways and Kentucky state highways, as well as regulating other transportation related issues. ... Nickname: Athens of the West Horse Capital of the World Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: Country State Counties United States Kentucky Fayette Mayor Teresa Isaac (D) Area    - City 285. ...


When Man o' War Boulevard opened, it featured a 50 MPH speed limit and only a handful of traffic lights. Since suburban development has expanded southward in the past ten years, the number of traffic lights has dramatically increased. It now hosts a 45 MPH speed limit for most of its length, with the exception of KY 1968 (Parkers Mill Road) west to its western terminus.


Usage note: Most government documents render the name of the road as "Man O War", possibly due to a bias against including apostrophes in geographic names. However, all street signs along the road display "Man o' War".


See also

Lexington, Kentucky is strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 64 and Interstate 75. ...

External links

  • Official website of Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Official website of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • State Primary Road System in Fayette CountyPDF
This article relating to roads in Kentucky is a stub. Please support the Kentucky State Highway WikiProject and help Wikipedia by expanding it.

 
 
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