||It has been suggested that this article be merged with Interstate 69 in Indiana. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2015.|
|Robert D. Orr Highway|
|Length:||21.39 mi (34.42 km)|
|Existed:||1968 – 2014|
|South end:||US 41 / Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville|
|North end:||I-64 / I-69 in Evansville|
Interstate 164 (I-164) was a spur highway of I-64, between that highway 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.
On November 15, 2013, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that most of I-164 would be renamed I-69, an action completed in late 2014. The highway thereby became part of an extended I-69 whose route will run north from the Texas border with Mexico to the Michigan border with Canada near Port Huron.
I-164 was signed north–south as it wrapped 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 a limited access surface arterial through Evansville. After passing SR 62 (Morgan Ave), the route exited Evansville and continued through suburban area. Near the northern end of the route, SR 57 started a brief concurrency with the Interstate Highway. I-164 ended at a cloverleaf interchange with I-64, and SR 57 continued north as a two-lane surface highway. However, in the mid 2000s, construction of I-69 north of I-64 began, and now continues north on a concurrency with State Road 57.
On October 18, 2013, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved an INDOT request to redesignate 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. On November 15, 2013, INDOT announced that most of I-164 would become part of I-69, an action completed in late 2014. A short 0.69-mile (1.11 km) section of I-164 west of US 41 is still designated as I-164, but is not signed and no longer directly connected to its parent route, I-64.
|Vanderburgh||Evansville||0.00||0.00||0|| US 41 – Vincennes, Henderson
Veterans Memorial Parkway – Evansville
|Roadway continued 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||Southern 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||Northern end of SR 57 overlap; continuation beyond I-64 as I-69|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Federal Highway Administration (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Archived from the original on July 17, 2007. Retrieved July 8, 2007.
- "Interstate 164". Interstate-Guide.com. Retrieved July 6, 2013.[unreliable source]
- Martin, John. "INDOT: I-164 will become I-69, gradually". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- Vitale, Marty (October 28, 2013). "Special Committee on US Route Numbering Meeting Minutes for October 17, 2013 and Report to SCOH October 18, 2013" (PDF) (Report). Denver, CO: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
- Dozier, Daniel A. (September 5, 2013). "Request for I-69 Designation for I-164 from I-64 to US 41" (PDF) (Letter to Richard J. Marquis). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2015 – via American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
- Indiana Department of Transportation (2004). "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Indiana Department of Transportation.
- Interstate 164 at Interstate-Guide.com