Interstate 164

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For the branch route of I-64 in Virginia, see Virginia State Route 164.

Interstate 164 marker

Interstate 164
Robert D. Orr Highway
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 21.24 mi[1] (34.18 km)
Existed: 1968 – 2014
History: Completed in 1990
Major junctions
South end: US 41 / Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville
  SR 66 in Evansville
North end: I-64 / I-69 / SR 57 near Elberfeld
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 163 SR 165

Interstate 164 (I-164) was a spur highway of Interstate 64 between that route and U.S. Highway 41 (US 41) in Evansville, Indiana. I-164, also known as the Robert D. Orr Highway, had a total length of 21.24 miles (34.18 km). Requested as an Interstate and approved in 1968, the freeway was opened to traffic on August 2, 1990.[2]

On November 15, 2013, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced that most of I-164 will be renamed Interstate 69 by the Fall of 2014.

Route description[edit]

I-164 was signed north–south as it wraps around the east side of the metropolitan area and then east–west as it curved to meet US 41. West of US 41, the freeway became Veterans Memorial Parkway, an urban surface arterial which provides a direct connection with Evansville's central business district. The highway paralleled the Ohio River as it passed around the south side of Evansville. About four miles after Veterans Parkway, I-164 turned north and almost immediately intersected SR 66, locally known as the Lloyd Expressway, which is the another surface arterial through Evansville. After passing SR 64 (Morgan Ave), the route exited Evansville and continued through suburban area. Near the tail north end of the route, SR 57 started a brief concurrency with I-164. I-164 ended soon after at a cloverleaf interchange with I-64. At the time I-164 was built, SR 57 reverted to a two-lane surface highway but in the mid 2000s, I-69 was constructed north of I-64 (which eventually led to the decommissioning of I-164)

History[edit]

I-164 was completed in 1990 as a spur of I-64.

The highway is to be become part of I-69, which will travel north from the Texas border with Mexico to the Michigan border with Canada near Port Huron.

I-164 is to be renamed I-69 in fall 2014.

Future[edit]

A planned extension of I-69 will utilize much of the existing route of I-164 and eventually create a new international trade corridor from Canada to the Rio Grande Valley. The north end of I-164 connects with the new southern Indiana portion of I-69. Most of I-164, from its northern terminus at I-64/I-69 to a point approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of US 41, will be eventually designated as I-69.[3]

On October 18, 2013, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) request for the redesignation of 20.70 miles (33.31 km) of I-164 to I-69 between US 41 and I-64, pending approval from the Federal Highway Administration.[4]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[5] km Exit Destinations Notes
Vanderburgh Evansville 0.00 0.00 0 US 41 – Vincennes, Henderson
Veterans Memorial Parkway – Evansville
Roadway continues as Veterans Memorial Parkway beyond US 41
2.85 4.59 3 Green River Road
Warrick Ohio Township 5.66 9.11 5 SR 662 east / Covert Avenue – Newburgh
Vanderburgh Evansville 7.18 11.56 7 SR 66 (Lloyd Expressway) Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
Knight Township 8.74 14.07 9 SR 62 (Morgan Avenue) – Evansville, Boonville
9.40 15.13 10 Lynch Road Exit opened in 2007
Scott Township 15.18 24.43 15 Boonville-New Harmony Road
19.07 30.69 18 SR 57 south – Evansville South end of SR 57 overlap; signed as exit 19 southbound
Gibson Johnson Township 20.30 32.67 21 I-64 – Louisville, St. Louis Signed as exits 21A (east) and 21B (west)
20.30 32.67 I-69 north / SR 57 north – Petersburg, Washington, Indianapolis North end of SR 57 overlap; continuation beyond I-64 as I-69
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing