Indiana State Road 162

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State Road 162 marker

State Road 162
William A. Koch Memorial Highway
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 27.861 mi[1] (44.838 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 62 at Gentryville
  US 231 near Lincoln City
I-64 in Ferdinand
North end: US 231 at Jasper
Location
Counties: Dubois, Spencer
Highway system
SR 161 SR 163

State Road 162 in the U.S. state of Indiana is a 28-mile (45 km) route in Dubois and Spencer counties. Though an even-numbered route, in practice it is a north–south route for most of its length.

Route description[edit]

State Road 162 begins at SR 62 in Gentryville. Going east, it passes through Lincoln City near the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, then through Santa Claus (near Holiday World and Splashin' Safari), and then goes north through Ferdinand (near Interstate 64 exit 63). It terminates in Jasper where it re-joins U.S. Route 231.

History[edit]

The highway was designated the William A. Koch Memorial Highway in 2002 following the death of Bill Koch, who, along with his father, Louis J. Koch, was instrumental in creating the Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. He was also the chief developer of the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, which has grown from less than 100 residents in 1960 to over 2,100 today.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Spencer Gentryville 0.000 0.000 SR 62 Western terminus of SR 162
CarterClay
township line
3.047–
3.128
4.904–
5.034
US 231
Santa Claus 6.250 10.058 SR 245 north Western end of SR 245 concurrency
6.802 10.947 SR 245 south Eastern end of SR 245 concurrency; SR 162 is now marked north-south
Harrison Township 11.216 18.050 SR 62 – Dale, St. Meinrad
Dubois Ferdinand 13.612–
13.764
21.906–
22.151
I-64 - St. Louis, Louisville Exit number 63 on I-64
15.903 25.593 SR 264 east – Ferdinand State Forest
Jackson Township 20.586 33.130 SR 64 – Huntingburg, Birdseye
Jasper 27.861 44.838 US 231 – Huntingburg, Jasper Northern terminus of SR 162
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 9, 2017.