Interstate 65 in Indiana

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This article is about the section of Interstate 65 in Indiana. For the entire route, see Interstate 65.

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 / Indiana Toll Road / US 12 / US 20 in Gary
Highway system
SR 64 SR 65

In the U.S. state of Indiana, Interstate 65 traverses the state from southeast to northwest. The Indiana portion begins near Louisville, Kentucky and travels north, passing through Columbus, Indianapolis, and 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 (across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky) on the Abraham Lincoln 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.

As part of the "Operation Indy Commute" project, INDOT began work in 2013 to widen I-65 on both northbound and southbound roads from Exit 103 at Southport Road northward to the southern junction with I-465, increasing the lanes temporarily to 4 on this section to improve merging traffic entering I-65 South from I-465 and from the westward exit into I-65 North from Southport Road. To reduce congestion on I-65 South from I-465 West, the cloverleaf exit from I-465 West was replaced by a flyover overpass to I-65 South. The I-465 East exit to I-65 South was expanded for improved merging with the westbound flyover. Most of this work was completed in late 2014.[3]

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[4] km Exit Destinations Notes
Ohio River John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge (southbound)
Abraham Lincoln Bridge (northbound)
I-65 continues south into Kentucky
Clark Jeffersonville 0.32 0.51 0 Court Street, 6th Street – Jeffersonville Southbound exit (Court St., Market St.) permanently closed on December 15, 2015
0.62 1.00 1 US 31 south (10th Street) Southern end of US 31 concurrency; southbound exit and northbound entrance; US 31 serves as service drives for I-65 until Exit 4
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 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 I-265 east exit 7, west exits 7A-B; signed as exits 6A (east) & 6B (west)
Sellersburg 7.36 11.84 7 SR 60 – Salem
9.10 14.65 9 Charlestown Road – Speed, Sellersburg, New Albany Formerly SR 311
Memphis 15.78 25.40 16 Blue Lick Road
Henryville 19.25 30.98 19 SR 160 – Charlestown, Henryville
Scott Scottsburg 29.32 47.19 29 SR 56 (McClane Avenue) – Scottsburg, Salem Signed as exits 29A (east) and 29B (west) southbound
Austin 33.50 53.91 34 SR 256 (Main Street) – Austin Signed as exits 34A (east) and 34B (west) southbound
Jackson Vernon Township 36.52 58.77 36 US 31 (Armstrong Street) – Crothersville, Austin
41.08 66.11 41 SR 250 – Uniontown, Crothersville
Seymour 49.55 79.74 50 US 50 (Tipton Street) – 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 (450 South) – Walesboro, Ogilville
68.29 109.90 68 SR 46 (Jonathan Moore Pike) – 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 (Shelbyville Road) – Edinburgh, Flat Rock
Johnson Franklin 89.54 144.10 90 SR 44 (King Street) – Shelbyville, Franklin
Pleasant Township 94.41 151.94 95 Whiteland Road – Whiteland
97.22 156.46 97 East Worthsville Road Diverging diamond interchange opened November 23,2015
Greenwood 99.13 159.53 99 Main Street – Greenwood
JohnsonMarion
county line
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 I-74/465 exits 53A-B; future I-69.
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, east exit 80.
110.39 177.66 110A East Street Southbound exit
110.52 177.86 111 (NB) Washington Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
111.02 178.67 111 (SB) Davidson Street, Ohio Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
111.29 179.10 111 Ohio Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
111.60 179.60 112A I-70 east – Dayton, Columbus Northern end of I-70 concurrency, west exit 83B; has an entrance from Michigan Street onto I-70 (east) & I-65 (north).
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 Directional access only; 38th Street serves as collector/distributor lane for interchange with Kessler Boulevard
120.69 194.23 121 Lafayette Road
122.69–
123.28
197.45–
198.40
123 I-465 – Indianapolis International Airport Directional access only; airport signed southbound only
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; western terminus of I-865; southbound exit and northbound entrance
129.85 208.97 130 CR 650 South/Oak Street – Zionsville, 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 Southbound exit connects to Hall Baker Road; Lebanon only signed southbound; no access from northbound Hall Baker Road to southbound I-65
138.61 223.07 139 SR 39 (Lebanon Street) – Lizton, Lebanon
139.88 225.12 140 SR 32 (South Street) – 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 (Walnut Street) / SR 38 – Dayton, Lafayette Southern end of SR 25 concurrency
Lafayette 171.73 276.37 172 SR 26 (South Street) – Lafayette, Rossville
174.77 281.27 175 SR 25 north (Schuyler Avenue) – Lafayette, Delphi Northern end of SR 25 concurrency
West Lafayette 177.90 286.30 178 SR 43 (River Road) – 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
NewtonUnion
township line
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 (181st Avenue) – 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 (Lincoln Highway) – Merrillville, Valparaiso, Schererville
254.57 409.69 255 61st Avenue
HobartLake Station line 257.67 414.68 258
Bus. US 6 (Ridge Road)
Gary 259.06 416.92 259 I-80 / I-94 / US 6 – Chicago, Toledo, Detroit I-80/94 exits 11 (east only)-12; signed as exits 259A (west) & 259B (east).
260.59 419.38 261 15th Avenue
261.22 420.39 262 I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Illinois, Ohio I-90 exit 17; 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]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata


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