The busiest streets in Lexington, Kentucky

Which streets in Lexington see the most traffic on a daily basis?


Don’t you wish the roads looked this clear on your daily commute? | Photo by Femi Branded

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Sometimes, the words “rush hour trafficcan bring out the Grinch in even the most festive of Lexingtonians.

And doesn’t it seem that your street is always the busiest street in the city? Well, we’re here to settle the debate.

Using data provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s website, we calculated which spokes of the wagon wheel see the most cars on a daily basis.


Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT): The total volume of vehicle traffic of a highway or road for a year divided by 365 days

Lexington’s busiest roads

  1. Richmond Road/Athens Boonesboro Road, from Interstate 75 to Ashland Avenue | AADT: 180,340
  2. Nicholasville Road, from Man O’ War Boulevard to Waller Avenue/Cooper Drive | AADT: 171, 669
  3. Tates Creek Road, from Man O’ War Boulevard to Euclid Avenue | AADT: 153,234
  4. Newtown Pike, from Interstate 64/75 to Leestown Road | 140,170
  5. Leestown Road, from Highway 1977 to Newtown Pike | AADT: 131,718
  6. Versailles Road, from Man O’ War to Oliver Lewis Way | AADT: 112,853
  7. North Broadway/Paris Pike, from the Fayette County line to Loudon Avenue | 106,352
  8. Harrodsburg Road, from Man O’ War Boulevard to Red Mile Road | AADT: 101,443
  9. Winchester Road, from Interstate 75 to Midland Avenue | ADT: 67,415