Interstate 65 in Indiana

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Interstate 65 marker

Interstate 65
Route information
Maintained by Indiana DOT
Length: 261.27 mi[1] (420.47 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-65 at Kentucky state line
  I-265 / SR 62 / SR 265 in Jeffersonville
I-74 / I-465 in Indianapolis
I-70 in Indianapolis
I-465 in Indianapolis
I-865 in Indianapolis
I-80 / I-94 / US 6 in Gary
North end: I-90 / Ind. Toll Rd. / US 12 / US 20 in Gary
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 64 SR 65

In the U.S. state of Indiana, Interstate 65 traverses the state from south to north. The Indiana portion begins near Louisville, Kentucky and travels north, passing through Columbus, Indianapolis, Lafayette. Interstate 65 terminates near Gary on the Indiana Toll Road. Interstate 65 covers 261.27 miles (420.47 km) in the state of Indiana. This is one of the principal interstate highways that cross the state, and, more specifically, intersect at the city of Indianapolis, that has given the state the nickname of "Crossroads of America".

Route description[edit]

Interstate 65 enters the state at Jeffersonville (near Louisville, Kentucky on the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge). I-65 travels past Clark State Forest before reaching Seymour to the north. I-65 intersects with US 50 providing access to Seymour to the west. US 31 runs parallel to the interstate until it reaches Indianapolis. North of Seymour, I-65 passes through Columbus. Just north of Columbus, I-65 runs near Camp Atterbury, an Indiana National Guard training base. The interstate continues north into Indianapolis.

Interstate 65 just outside Indianapolis, Indiana

Interstate 65 crosses the I-465 loop before reaching Indianapolis. The section of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis overlaps Interstate 70. The junctions are often referred to as the "North Split" and the "South Split", forming a section of interstate locally known as the "Inner Loop" or "Spaghetti Bowl" due to the visual complexity of the overlapping freeways. In 1999, the 25-mile (40 km) segment of Interstate 65 between the two Interstate 465 interchanges was renamed the Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds Highway. I-65 leaves the I-465 loop on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The highway travels past Eagle Creek Park and it then passes the terminus of I-865 and picks up US 52. At mile marker 116, I-65 passes Crown Hill Cemetery, burial site and memorial of President Benjamin Harrison.

The segment of Interstate 65 north of Indianapolis heads in the direction of Chicago, Illinois. US 52 runs concurrent until the north side of Lebanon. From this point US 52 runs parallel to I-65. At about the halfway point to the end of I-65 and Indianapolis, I-65 passes through Lafayette. I-65 crosses the Wabash River in Lafayette and passes next to Prophetstown State Park. North of Lafayette, I-65 passes through the open flatlands of northwest Indiana. Protruding from the fields are some of the hundreds of wind turbines of the Benton County Wind Farm and Fowler Ridge Wind Farm.

At approximately mile 199.4 is the time zone boundary between Central Time (Jasper County) and Eastern Time (White County) As with all time zone changes on highways maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation, this change in time zone is not marked with any roadside signage.

Upon crossing into Lake County, over the Kankakee River, the highway is known as the Casimir Pulaski Memorial Highway.[2] It is known as this from that point to its northern terminus. The northern terminus of Interstate 65 is only 18 mile (0.20 km) north of Interstate 90 (Indiana Toll Road).

History[edit]

Prior to 2004, the interchange from Interstate 90 to Interstate 65 required making a physical left turn onto Interstate 65 via a traffic signal; traffic from Interstate 65 to Interstate 90 bypassed the traffic signal via an isolated right-turn lane. It has since been grade-separated. The section between Milepost 129 to Milepost 138 was reconstructed to a third lane in each direction.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Exit Destinations Notes
Ohio River John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge
Clark Jeffersonville 0.32 0.51 0 Market Street, Court Street - Jeffersonville
0.62 1.00 1 US 31 south Southern end of US 31 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.77 1.24 1 10th Street – Jeffersonville Formerly SR 62 east
1.73 2.78 1 Brown's Station Way – New Albany Northbound exit and southbound entrance; formerly SR 62 west
2.07 3.33 2 Eastern Boulevard
3.82 6.15 4 US 31 north / Lewis & Clark Parkway Northern end of US 31 concurrency; formerly SR 131
5.03 8.10 5 Veterans Parkway
5.70 9.17 6 I-265 west / SR 62 / SR 265 east – New Albany Signed as exits 6A (east) and 6B (west)
Sellersburg 7.36 11.84 7 SR 60 – Salem
9.10 14.65 9 SR 311 – Speed, Sellersburg, New Albany
Memphis 15.78 25.40 16 Memphis Road
Henryville 19.25 30.98 19 SR 160 – Charlestown, Henryville
Scott Scottsburg 29.32 47.19 29 SR 56 – Scottsburg, Salem Signed as exits 29A (east) and 29B (west) southbound
Austin 33.50 53.91 34 SR 256 – Austin Signed as exits 34A (east) and 34B (west) southbound
Jackson Vernon Township 36.52 58.77 36 US 31 – Crothersville, Austin
41.08 66.11 41 SR 250 – Uniontown, Crothersville
Seymour 49.55 79.74 50 US 50 – North Vernon, Seymour, Brownstown Signed as exits 50A (east) and 50B (west)
Redding Township 55.32 89.03 55 SR 11 – Jonesville, Seymour
Bartholomew Columbus 63.72 102.55 64 SR 58 west – Walesboro, Ogilville
68.29 109.90 68 SR 46 – Nashville, Columbus, Bloomington
Taylorsville 75.74 121.89 76 US 31 – Taylorsville, Columbus, Edinburgh Signed as exits 76A (south) and 76B (north)
Shelby Jackson Township 80.06 128.84 80 SR 252 – Edinburgh, Flatrock
Johnson Franklin 89.54 144.10 90 SR 44 – Shelbyville, Franklin
Pleasant Township 94.41 151.94 95 Whiteland Road – Whiteland
97.22 156.46 Worthsville Road Proposed[4]
Greenwood 99.13 159.53 99 Main Street – Greenwood
Johnson –
Marion
100.65 161.98 101 County Line Road
Marion Indianapolis 103.03 165.81 103 Southport Road
105.90 170.43 106 I-74 / I-465
107.05 172.28 107 Keystone Avenue
108.90 175.26 109 Raymond Street
109.97 176.98 110A Morris Street, Prospect Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
110.10 177.19 110B I-70 west – St. Louis Southern end of I-70 concurrency
110.39 177.66 110A East Street Southbound exit
110.52 177.86 111 Fletcher Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
111.02 178.67 111 Washington Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
111.29 179.10 111 Ohio Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
111.49 179.43 111 New York Street, Michigan Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
111.60 179.60 112A I-70 east – Dayton, Columbus Northern end of I-70 concurrency
112.96 181.79 113 Pennsylvania Street, Meridian Street
113.51 182.68 114 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, West Street
114.26 183.88 115 21st Street
115.32 185.59 116 29th Street, 30th Street No southbound exit
115.79 186.35 117 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street No northbound exit
118.89 191.33 119 38th Street
120.69 194.23 121 Lafayette Road
122.69–
123.28
197.45–
198.40
123 I-465
124.17 199.83 124 71st Street
Boone Eagle Township 129.09 207.75 129 I-865 east (US 52 east) to I-465 Southern end of US 52 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance
129.85 208.97 130 CR 650 South/Oak Street – Zionville, Whitestown Formerly SR 334
Perry Township 133.08 214.17 133 SR 267 – Brownsburg, Whitestown
Lebanon 137.44 221.19 138 Indianapolis Road, Indianapolis Avenue - Lebanon
138.61 223.07 139 SR 39 – Lizton, Lebanon
139.88 225.12 140 SR 32 – Lebanon, Crawfordsville
141.29 227.38 141 Lafayette Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Center Township 141.61 227.90 141 US 52 west North end of US 52 concurrency; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Washington Township 145.61 234.34 146 SR 47 – Thorntown, Sheridan
Clinton Washington Township 157.56 253.57 158 SR 28 – Frankfort, Attica
Tippecanoe Dayton 168.16 270.63 168 SR 25 south / SR 38 – Dayton, Lafayette Southern end of SR 25 concurrency
Lafayette 171.73 276.37 172 SR 26 – Lafayette, Rossville
174.77 281.27 175 SR 25 north – Lafayette, Delphi Northern end of SR 25 concurrency
West Lafayette 177.90 286.30 178 SR 43 – Brookston, West Lafayette
White Prairie Township 187.54 301.82 188 SR 18 – Brookston, Fowler
West Point Township 192.96 310.54 193 US 231 – Chalmers, Wolcott
Jasper Carpenter Township 200.94 323.38 201 US 24 / US 231 – Wolcott, Remington
204.51 329.13 205 US 231 – Remington, Rensselaer
Newton Township 214.24 344.79 215 SR 114 – Morocco, Rensselaer
Newton Township – Union Township 219.94 353.96 220 SR 14 – Winamac
Keener Township 229.00 368.54 230 SR 10 – Roselawn, Demotte
Newton
No major junctions
Lake Eagle Creek Township 239.31 385.13 240 SR 2 – Lowell, Hebron Hebron signed northbound only
Crown Point 246.68 396.99 247 US 231 – Crown Point, Hebron Hebron signed southbound only
249.48 401.50 249 109th Avenue – Crown Point, Winfield Interchange opened September 30, 2010
Merrillville 252.06 405.65 253 US 30 – Merrillville, Valparaiso, Schererville
254.57 409.69 255 61st Avenue
Hobart – Lake Station 257.67 414.68 258
US 6 Bus. (Ridge Road)
Gary 259.06 416.92 259 I-80 / I-94 / US 6 – Chicago, Toledo, Detroit Signed as exits 259A (west) and 259B (east)
260.59 419.38 261 15th Avenue
261.22 420.39 262 I-90 / Ind. Toll Rd. – Illinois, Ohio Northbound exit and southbound entrance
261.27 420.47 262 US 12 / US 20 – Portage, Gary Northern terminus of I-65 at-grade
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes[edit]

I-65 has three auxiliary routes in Indiana:

  • I-265: the Indiana segment of the incomplete beltway around Metro Louisville, running from I-65 in Clarksville to I-64 in New Albany and signed the Lee H. Hamilton Freeway. Construction has begun on a bridge across the Ohio River to connect the Indiana segment of I-265 with the Kentucky segment.
  • I-465: beltway around Indianapolis, signed as the USS Indianapolis Memorial Highway
  • I-865: a connector from I-65 to the northwest corner of I-465 in Indianapolis

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Highway Administration (2002-10-31). "FHWA Route Log and Finder List: Table 1". Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Memorial Highways and Bridges". Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  3. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff. 
  4. ^ "I-65 at Worthsville Road". Indiana Department of Transportation Seymour District. Retrieved 2013-01-22.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing


Interstate 65
Previous state:
Kentucky
Indiana Next state:
Terminus