Kentucky Roads - KY 9/AA Hwy.
The AA Highway was constructed in the 1980s as a modern surface arterial across eastern Kentucky. Originally intended to link Alexandria and Ashland, although it starts well west of the former and ends well west of the latter, AA Highway was not intended to even be limited access like the Kentucky Parkways, let alone grade separated (some Parkways have at-grade directional intersections while others have all interchanges). KY 9 was reappropriated for the road instead of a miscellaneous three-digit route number.
Here, EB heading away from I-275, is the technical name of the highway. Like most of the Parkways, though, Kentuckians never use the name of the living politician who ended up on the shield when referring to AA Highway.
Strange EB distance sign. These are both minor routes (I'd say "of course" but you can never tell in Kentucky) and destination signs are really supposed to be for destinations. These can be signed with JCT assemblies.
Old KY 9/Original US 27 on the US 27 page
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