Interstate 64 in Indiana

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This article is about the section of Interstate 64 in Indiana. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 64.

Interstate 64 marker

Interstate 64
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 123.33 mi[1] (198.48 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-64 at Illinois state line
  I-69 / I-164 / SR 57 near Elberfeld
I-265 / SR 62 in New Albany
East end: I‑64 at Kentucky state line
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 63 SR 64

Interstate 64 (I-64) in the U.S. state of Indiana is a major east–west highway providing access between Illinois and Kentucky. It passes through Indiana as part of its connection between the two metropolitan areas of St Louis, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Route description[edit]

I-64 has a route mostly through the state travels through rural areas, but the final portion of the route is encompassed by the Louisville metropolitan area. The highway enters Indiana after crossing the Wabash River from Illinois. It passes through Posey and Vanderburgh counties, where it connects with U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), and I-69/I-164, which travels to Evansville. Continuing eastward, I-64 passes through Warrick County before straddling the SpencerDubois county line, which is also the boundary between the Central and the Eastern time zones.[2] It continues through Perry County, before crossing into Crawford County and the Eastern Time Zone. This portion also travels through Hoosier National Forest. Beyond the forest, the interstate travels through Harrison and Floyd counties before crossing the Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River into Louisville, Kentucky.

History[edit]

I-64 was built across the eastern U.S. between St. Louis and the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in the 1960s and 70s. In Indiana, the highway was originally routed along US 50, but political influences from Evansville rerouted the highway along US 460.[3] Recently, the Minton Bridge across the Ohio River was closed in 2011 after a two major cracks were found.[4] However, the bridge reopened the following February.[5] The Ohio River Bridges Project in Louisville, while mainly affecting I-65 and I-265, has sparked opposition, most notably 8664.org, which calls for I-64 to be rerouted out of downtown Louisville (and, thus, the Minton Bridge) onto the planned route for I-265. The portion of I-64 between the current I-64/I-265 interchange in New Albany and its Kentucky counterpart would become I-364.[6]

Exit list[edit]

County[7] Location[7] Mile[8] km Exit Destinations[3] Notes
Wabash River 0.0 0.0 Illinois–Indiana state line
Posey Griffin 4.3 6.9 4 SR 69 south – New Harmony, Mount Vernon, Griffin Northern terminus of SR 69
Poseyville 11.9 19.2 12 SR 165 – Poseyville
PoseyVanderburgh county line Cynthiana 17.6 28.3 18 SR 65 – Cynthiana, Evansville
GibsonVanderburgh county line   24.9 40.1 25 US 41 – Evansville, Terre Haute Signed as 25A (south) and 25B (north)
GibsonWarrick county line Elberfeld 29.4 47.3 29 I-69 north / I-164 south / SR 57 – Petersburg, Evansville, Henderson, KY Signed as exits 29A (south) and 29B (north); Termini of I-69 and I-164 (future I-69)
Warrick Lynnville 39.3 63.2 39 SR 61 – Lynnville, Boonville
Holland 53.5 86.1 54 SR 161 – Holland, Tennyson
Spencer Dale 56.4 90.8 57 US 231 – Dale, Huntingburg, Jasper Signed as exits 57A (south) and 57B (north)
DuboisSpencer county line Ferdinand 62.9 101.2 63 SR 162 – Ferdinand, Jasper, Santa Claus
Perry Birdseye 72.2 116.2 72 SR 145 – Birdseye, Bristow
Doolittle MillsSt. Croix community line 78.4 126.2 79 SR 37 – Tell City
Crawford Sulphur 85.7 137.9 86 SR 237 north – English, Sulphur
Wyandotte 92.0 148.1 92 SR 66 – Marengo, Leavenworth
Harrison Corydon 105.3 169.5 105 SR 135 – Palmyra, Corydon
Lanesville 112.5 181.1 113 Lanesville
Floyd Georgetown 117.8 189.6 118 SR 64 west / SR 62 west – Edwardsville, Georgetown Western end of SR 62 overlap; eastern terminus of SR 64
Clarksville 119.4 192.2 119 US 150 west – Greenville Western end of US 150 concurrency
121.5 195.5 121 I-265 east / SR 62 east to I-65 Eastern end of SR 62 concurrency
123.3 198.4 123 New Albany
Ohio River 123.33 198.48 Sherman Minton Bridge
Indiana–Kentucky state line
Eastern end of US 150 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adderly, Kevin (January 15, 2014). "Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of December 31, 2013". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (PDF). Indiana Roadway Map 2014 (Map). http://www.state.in.us/indot/files/Maps_StateMapFront.pdf. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Interstate 64". AARoads. 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014. [self-published source]
  4. ^ "Sherman Minton Bridge Shut Down: Cracks Found in Bridge". Louisville, KY: WDRB-TV. September 10, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sherman Minton Bridge Open". Louisville, KY: WDRB-TV. February 18, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ 8664 Overview Presentation (Flash video). Louisville, KY: 8664.org. 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Staff. "I-64 from Griffin to New Albany". Interchange Book. Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ Google Inc. "Overview Map of Interstate 64 in Indiana". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/38.2284339,-87.9849328/38.2804241,-85.8241412/@38.4773342,-87.1957818,9z/data=!4m3!4m2!1m0!1m0. Retrieved August 2, 2014.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing


Interstate 64
Previous state:
Illinois
Indiana Next state:
Kentucky