Indiana State Road 641

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State Road 641 marker

State Road 641
Terre Haute Bypass
SR 641 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length6.2 mi[1] (10.0 km)
ExistedOctober 26, 2010–present
HistoryCompleted January 20, 2017
Major junctions
South end US 41 in Honey Creek Township
  SR 46 in Riley Township
North end I-70 / US 40 to SR 42 in Riley Township
Location
CountiesVigo
Highway system
SR 558SR 645

State Road 641 (SR 641) in the U.S. state of Indiana is a state road in Vigo County that bypasses the city of Terre Haute. The highway connects U.S. Route 41 (US 41) in the south and Interstate 70 (I-70) in the north.

Route description[edit]

SR 641 is a freeway southeast of Terre Haute that starts at an interchange along US 41 near Eaton Road in Honey Creek Township and branches off to the northeast toward Woodsmall Road, then turns north. A folded diamond interchange connects SR 641 to McDaniel Road. To the north of the interchange, the freeway crosses a CSX Railroad line and curves to the east, crossing into Riley Township. SR 641 meets SR 46 at Riley Road. SR 46 merges onto the new freeway at this intersection and the two highways run concurrently as they curve north to meet I-70. SR 641 ends at the new interchange with I-70 and US 40, while SR 46 continues northward on its current highway routing.[1]

History[edit]

The concept of a Terre Haute bypass was first presented to INDOT in 1989. Official plans were adopted in mid- to late-1990. A feasibility assessment was conducted in December 1990, and the project was included in the Indiana State Highway Improvement Program on August 29, 1991. The "Engineer’s Report for S.R. 641 (Terre Haute) Bypass" was completed in January 1995.[2]

The project was developed to shorten travel times between US 41 and I-70, and avoid traffic congestion in central Terre Haute. The new freeway reduces travel distance by 3.0 miles (4.8 km) and bypass eleven stoplights.[1]

Construction on SR 641 was planned in four phases. Phase I concentrated on the southernmost segment of the new highway from US 41 north and east to Woodsmall Road. Phase II runs from Woodsmall Road to Feree Road. Phase I and part of Phase II up to McDaniel Road were completed and opened to traffic on October 26, 2010.[3][4] Phases III and IV completed the bypass. Construction on these two phases had a target completion date of late 2016,[5] and the full bypass opened on January 20, 2017.[6]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Vigo County.

Locationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Honey Creek Township0.00.0 US 41 – Terre Haute, Evansville
McDaniel Road
Riley Township SR 46 east / Riley Road – BloomingtonSouthern end of SR 46 concurrency
6.210.0 I-70 / US 40 / SR 46 east – Indianapolis, St. LouisNorthern end of SR 46 and SR 641; roadway continues north as US 40; interchange under renovation
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (n.d.). "SR 641: Terre Haute Bypass". Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  2. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (n.d.). "SR 641: Project Overview". Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  3. ^ Klein, Dan (October 26, 2010). "641 Bypass Opens to Drivers". Terre Haute, IN: WTHI-TV. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
  4. ^ Greninger, Howard (October 27, 2010). "First Stage of 641 Bypass Opens". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, IN. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
  5. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (June 24, 2014). "State Road 641 Bypass" (DOC) (Press release). Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  6. ^ Greninger, Howard (January 20, 2017). "Indiana 641 Bypass Finally, Entirely Open: Project of 6.2 miles Took 13 Years, Cost $150M". Tribune-Star. Terre Haute, IN. Retrieved January 23, 2017.

External links[edit]

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