Frankfort, Kentucky Speed Traps
While technically not a speed trap the Franklin County Sheriff’s office has been giving tickets for “running” stop signs. Cars are stationed on Schenkel at a side entrance to a 4plex apartment just before the stop sign. Be sure to come to a complete stop, wait 1-2 seconds then go slowly through.
There is an access road entrance a couple of hundred yards east of MLK (on your right if you’re travelling eastbound). Frankfort PD likes to hide there.
The speed limit signs have been changed fro 45 mph to 35 mph in anticipation of some new construction beginning the Spring. I have witnessed as many as 4 Frankfort police cruisers using radar in this short stretch and almost all have cars pulled over each time I drive through that area. It seems most enforcement is done during daylight hours especially during heavy drive times.
I-64 crosses the Kentucky River in this area, and there is a steep downhill portion in both directions. Ky State Police like to hide behind rock outcroppings on the sides just as you’ve crossed the river at maximum speed. Sometimes they also hide further west in the huge grassy median where they can turn around and go either direction on I-64.
From 127 to Cardwell Lane, Leonardwood Rd is 25 mph. It’s hard to see the first speed limit sign when you’re turning from 127 Northbound, because it’s near the Hampton Inn (and there’s 2 turning lanes), but it’s there. The 2nd speed limit sign isn’t until AFTER you pass Wal-Mart.
I got busted for doing 43 mph by Frankfort City Police.