|Robert D. Orr Highway|
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length:||0.69 mi (1.11 km)
Originally 21.39 mi (34.42 km)
|Existed:||1968 – present|
|History:||Completed in 1990|
|West end:||Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville|
|East end:||I-69 / US 41 in Evansville|
Interstate 164 (I-164) was a spur highway of Interstate 64, formerly between that route and U.S. Route 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 announced that most of I-164 would be renamed Interstate 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.
|This section requires expansion. (July 2013)|
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 another surface arterial through Evansville. After passing SR 64 (Morgan Ave), the route exited Evansville and continued through suburban area. Near the tail north end of the route, SR 57 started a brief concurrency with I-164. I-164 ended soon after at a cloverleaf interchange with I-64. At the time I-164 was built, SR 57 reverted to a two-lane surface highway but in the mid 2000s, construction of I-69 north of I-64 began.
On October 18, 2013, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved an Indiana Department of Transportation (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 Interstate 69, an action completed in late 2014. A short .69 miles (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.
Current Southern Terminus of Interstate 69 in Indiana
|Vanderburgh||Evansville||0.00||0.00||0|| US 41 – Vincennes, Henderson
Veterans Memorial Parkway – Evansville
|Roadway continues 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||South 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||North end of SR 57 overlap; continuation beyond I-64 as I-69|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Staff (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. 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". www.courierpress.com. 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.
- "Indiana Department of Transportation request to rename I-164" (PDF). www.transportation.org. American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
- Staff. "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Indiana Department of Transportation.
Route map: Bing
- Interstate 164 at Interstate-Guide.com