Interstate 264 Kentucky
Interstate 264 is an urban loop encircling central Louisville. Following the Shawnee Expressway west of U.S. 31W/60 at Shively and the Henry Watterson Expressway east of Dixie Highway to St. Matthews and Indian Hills, I-264 provides an alternate route for I-64.
Named because it runs through the Shawnee neighborhood of Louisville, the Shawnee Expressway opened to traffic in 1970. The Watterson Expressway, named after Henry Watterson, a journalist and editor of the local paper, began as a stretch of freeway between Dixie Highway and Shelbyville Road in 1948. Completion of the route to Interstate 71 followed by 1974.
East End – Northfield, KY
West End – Louisville, KY
Mileage – 22.93
Cities – Louisville, Shively, St. Matthews
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-264 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Source: 2009 to 2017 AADT – KYTC Interactive Statewide Traffic Counts Map
East End – Northfield, Kentucky
West End – Louisville, Kentucky
- “Sherman Minton Bridge project: What to know about closures and tolls.” Courier Journal (Louisville, KY), October 1, 2018.
Page updated February 12, 2019.