Indiana State Road 66

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

State Road 66 marker

State Road 66
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 153.77 mi[1] (247.47 km)
Major junctions
West end: IL 14 at New Harmony
 

US 41 in Evansville
I-164 in Evansville
US 231 in Rockport

I-64 in Carefree
East end: US 150 in Rego
Location
Counties: Orange, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburg, Warrick,
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 65 SR 67

State Road 66 is an east–west highway in six counties in the southernmost portion of the U.S. state of Indiana.

Route description[edit]

State Road 66 begins at the eastern end of a toll bridge over the Wabash River in New Harmony and ends at U.S. Route 150 east of Hardinsburg. It is a divided limited-access highway in the metropolitan Evansville area and also between the unincorporated communities of Yankeetown and Hatfield. For the most part, however, State Road 66 is undivided rural highway following the Ohio River, and a large portion of its route (from just east of Newburgh to State Road 62 at Sulphur) carries the designation of the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

Lloyd Expressway[edit]

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]

History[edit]

Lloyd Expressway[edit]

In the spring of 1983, buildings in the expressway's path began coming down and construction officially continued on July 29, 1983. Motorists endured five years of detours and construction as the expressway was built through the heart of the city.[2]

Major widening[edit]

Increasing traffic on the segment of State Road 66 between Evansville and the Alcoa plant east of Newburgh has led the Indiana Department of Transportation to widen the road (eventually being capable of expansion to six lanes) from State Road 261 to the western end of the present Yankeetown-Hatfield four-lane segment.

As of March 2009, work was well underway on the segment from State Road 261 to the Newburgh Lock & Dam. By the end of 2010, the project was complete from State Road 261 to French Island Trail (formerly Indiana State Road 662), and work was progressing from that point east beyond Indiana State Road 61 to the existing four-lane stretch near Yankeetown.

Major Intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Posey New Harmony 0.00 0.00 IL 14 west – Crossville Western terminus of SR 66 on New Harmony Toll Bridge
1.41 2.27 SR 69 south – Mt. Vernon Western end of SR 69 concurrency
Harmony Township 2.30 3.70 SR 69 north – Griffin Eastern end of SR 69 concurrency
Wadesville 9.01 14.50 SR 165 north – Poseyville Southern terminus of SR 165
Vanderburgh German Township 19.94 32.09 SR 65 north – Cynthiana Southern terminus of SR 65
Evansville 26.00 41.84 US 41 north – Vincennes Western end of US 41 concurrency
26.50 42.65 SR 62 east – Boonville Western end of SR 62 concurrency
27.88 44.87 US 41 south / SR 62 west – Mt. Vernon, Henderson Southern end of US 41 concurrency and Eastern end of SR 62 concurrency
32.40 52.14 I-164 – Evansville
Warrick Ohio Township 36.05 58.02 SR 261 north – Boonville Southern terminus of SR 261
Newburgh 39.31 63.26 SR 662 west – Newburgh Eastern terminus of SR 662
Anderson Township 42.21 67.93 SR 61 north – Boonville Southern terminus of SR 61
Spencer Hatfield 51.20 82.40 SR 161 north – Holland Western end of SR 161 concurrency
Reo 54.47 87.66 SR 161 south Owensboro Eastern end of SR 161 concurrency
Rockport 59.01 94.97 US 231 – Dale, Owensboro
Huff Township 71.68 115.36 SR 70 west Eastern terminus of western section of SR 70
Perry Troy 74.94 120.60 SR 545 north Southern terminus of SR 545
Tell City 78.33 126.06 SR 37 north – English Southern terminus of SR 37
Cannelton 82.65 133.01 SR 237 - Hawesville
Tobin Township 86.98 139.98 SR 166 east – Tobinsport Western terminus of SR 166
Derby 104.19 167.68 SR 70 west Eastern terminus of SR 70.
Crawford Sulphur 122.75 197.55 SR 62 west / SR 237 north – St. Croix, English Western end of SR 62 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 237
Leavenworth 130.49 210.00 SR 62 east – Corydon Eastern end of SR 62 concurrency
Jennings Township 133.18 214.33 I-64 – Evansville, Louisville Exit 92 on I-64
Marengo 142.82 229.85 SR 64 west – English Western end of SR 64 concurrency
Milltown 146.49 235.75 SR 64 east – Georgetown Western end of SR 64 concurrency
Washington Hardinsburg 153.77 247.47 US 150 – Paoli, New Albany Eastern terminus of SR 66
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff. 
  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.