Indiana State Road 62

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State Road 62 marker

State Road 62
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 227.19 mi[1] (365.63 km)
Major junctions
West end: IL 141
 

US 41 at Evansville
I-69 at Evansville
I-64 at New Albany
I-65 at Jeffersonville

US 421 at Madison
East end: SR 262 at Dillsboro
Location
Counties: Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Perry, Posey, Ripley, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 61 SR 63

State Road 62 (SR 62) in the U.S. state of Indiana is an east–west route that travels 228 miles (367 km) from the Illinois state line in the southwest corner of Indiana to the Louisville, Kentucky area, then northeast toward the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Route description[edit]

View along SR 62 facing west

SR 62 begins at a toll bridge over the Wabash River between New Haven, Illinois and Posey County. From the east side of Mount Vernon[dubious ] through Evansville, SR 62 is the Lloyd Expressway, a divided expressway-grade highway until reaching U.S. Route 41 (US 41) nearly halfway through the city. The expressway contains a mix of intersections and interchanges. Despite the construction delays and need for improvements, the $160 million east–west expressway allows drivers to travel from one end of the city to the other with much greater ease.[2] Plans exist to add additional diamond interchanges as well as a cloverleaf interchange with US 41.[3]

Then, SR 62 travels concurrently with US 41/SR 66 to Morgan Avenue on which it leaves Evansville. East of Evansville, the four lane divided road continues to Chandler and then on to Boonville. It then becomes a two-lane road. For much of its trip through Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, and western Floyd counties, it is narrow, winding, and hilly.

SR 62 travels concurrently with I-64, I-265, and SR 265, bypassing the cities of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville. The highway then turns to the northeast, serving the cities of Charlestown, Hanover and Madison before ending at SR 262 just south of US 50 at Dillsboro.

The highway forms part of the Lincoln Heritage Trail.

History[edit]

Western terminus of SR 62, at the Wabash Memorial Bridge on the Wabash River

In the pre-Interstate era, SR 62 between Evansville and New Albany was also part of US 460, a heavily-traveled route between St. Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky before I-64 supplanted it as a through route.

Before the extension of I-265, SR 62 traveled directly through the cities of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville.

Lloyd Expressway[edit]

Main article: Lloyd Expressway

SR 62 is known as the Lloyd Expressway within Evansville's city limits.[dubious ] It is named in honor of former Mayor Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. who was assassinated after leaving office in 1980. Evansville residents use the term "expressway" loosely due to the large number of stoplights along the Evansville stretch of the route. It is usually referred to simply as "the Lloyd".[citation needed]

The road was built in various stages and officially opened on July 19, 1988. The west section of the expressway was completed in the 1950s with plans to continue it east at a later date as funding became available.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Posey Black Township 0.00 0.00 IL 141 west – New Haven Western terminus of SR 62 at Wabash Memorial Bridge.
Mount Vernon 5.42 8.72 SR 69 south Western end of SR 69 concurrency
10.71 17.24 SR 69 north – Griffin Eastern terminus of SR 69 concurrency
Vanderburgh Evansville 28.15 45.30 US 41 south / SR 66 east – Tell City, Henderson Southern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences
29.78 47.93 US 41 north / SR 66 west – Vincennes, New Harmony Northern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences
33.71 54.25 I-69 – Evansville
Warrick Boonville 44.25 71.21 SR 261 south – Newburgh Northern terminus of SR 261
44.66 71.87 SR 61 south Western end of SR 61 concurrency
45.32 72.94 SR 61 north – Petersburg Eastern end of SR 61 concurrency
Skelton Township 50.38 81.08 SR 161 south – Richland City Western end of SR 161 concurrency
55.57 89.43 SR 161 north – Tennyson Eastern end of SR 161 concurrency
Spencer Jackson Township 59.26 95.37 US 231 south – Chrisney Southern end of US 213 concurrency
Gentryville 63.06 101.49 SR 162 east – Santa Claus Western terminus of SR 162
Dale 67.68 108.92 US 231 north – Huntingburg Northern end of US 231 concurrency
SR 68 west – Lynnville Eastern terminus of SR 68
Carter Township 68.71 110.58 SR 245 south – Santa Claus Northern terminus of SR 245 (spur to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari)
Harrison Township 73.85 118.85 SR 162 – Santa Claus, Ferdinand
78.05 125.61 SR 545 south – Troy Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 545.
Perry Clark Township 86.58 139.34 SR 145 – Birdseye
St. Croix 92.77 149.30 SR 37 – Tell City
Crawford Sulphur 100.06 161.03 SR 66 west to SR 237 north – Derby, English Western end of SR 66 concurrency
Leavenworth 107.84 173.55 SR 66 east – Marengo Eastern end of SR 66 concurrency
Harrison White Cloud 116.01 186.70 SR 462 south Northern terminus of SR 462 (spur to Harrison-Crawford State Forest).
Corydon 122.99 197.93 SR 135 – Mauckport, Salem
124.16 199.82 SR 337 north – Depauw Northern end of SR 337 concurrency
124.27 199.99 SR 337 south Southern end of SR 337 concurrency
Floyd Georgetown Township 136.53 219.72 SR 11 Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 11.
139.13 223.91 118 I-64 west / SR 64 west – EvansvilleGeorgetown Western end of I-64; eastern terminus of SR 64
Floyds Knobs 140.97 226.87 119 US 150 west – Greenville Western end of US 150 concurrency
New Albany 144.69 232.86 121
0
I-64 east / I-265 east / US 150 east – New Albany, Louisville Eastern end of I-64 and US 150; western terminus and end of I-265 concurrency; Exit 121 on I-64 and Exit 0 on I-265
147.43 237.27 3 SR 111 – New Albany
148.32 238.70 4 SR 311 – New Albany, Sellersburg
Clark Jeffersonville 150.90 242.85 7 I-65 / I-265 west / SR 265 east – Indianapolis, Louisville Eastern terminus and end of I-265; Western terminus and western end of SR 265
153.93 247.73 10 SR 265 west Eastern terminus and eastern end of SR 265
Charlestown 161.11 259.28 SR 3 north – Charlestown Southern terminus of SR 3
Jefferson Saluda Township 176.30 283.73 SR 362 west Eastern terminus of SR 362S
Hanover 183.11 294.69 SR 356 west Eastern terminus of SR 356
183.40 295.15 SR 56 west – Scottsburg Western end of SR 56 concurrency
188.47 303.31 SR 56 east – Madison Eastern end of SR 56 concurrency
188.60 303.52 SR 256 – Austin, Madison
Madison 192.57 309.91 SR 7 – Madison, North Vernon
195.24 314.21 US 421 – Madison, Versailles
Jefferson Proving Ground 200.58 322.80 SR 250 west Western end of SR 250 concurrency
Canaan 207.79 334.41 SR 250 east Eastern end of SR 250 concurrency
Ripley Cross Plains 212.23 341.55 SR 129 south Southern end of SR 129 concurrency
214.70 345.53 SR 129 north Northern end of SR 129 concurrency
Dearborn Dillsboro 227.19 365.63 SR 262 to US 50 Eastern terminus of SR 62.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). 
  2. ^ a b "Driving Division was frustrating, scary". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Cloverleaf planned at Lloyd, US 41". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 

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