A 38.4 mile section of the Western Kentucky Parkway, between I-69/Future I-169 (Pennyrile Parkway) near Nortonville and I-165 (Natcher Parkway) near Beaver Dam is proposed as new Interstate 369. The rural freeway connects the Muhlenberg County seat of Greenville and adjacent Powderly and Central City with the Ohio County cities of Rockport and Beaver Dam. Upgrades needed to bring the rural freeway to Interstate standards include replacing the four loop interchange at U.S. 431 (2nd Street) at Central City to eliminate weaving traffic.
Designated by the KYTC as WK-9001, Western Kentucky Parkway extends another 98.4 miles east from I-165 to Interstate 65 and KY 61 at Elizabethtown. This portion is not currently proposed as an Interstate. Western Kentucky Parkway west from the Pennyrile Parkway to Interstate 24 near Eddyville was designated in 2011 as the first section of Interstate 69 in the Bluegrass State.