Indiana State Road 66

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State Road 66 marker

State Road 66
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 150.862 mi[2] (242.789 km)
Existed: October 1, 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 69 in Harmony Township
 

US 41 in Evansville
I-69 in Evansville
US 231 in Rockport

I-64 in Carefree
East end: US 150 in Rego
Location
Counties: Orange, Perry, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburg, Warrick,
Highway system
SR 65 SR 67

State Road 66 is an east–west highway in six counties in the southernmost portion of the U.S. state of Indiana.

Route description[edit]

State Road 66 begins at the eastern end of a toll bridge over the Wabash River in New Harmony and ends at U.S. Route 150 east of Hardinsburg. It is a divided limited-access highway in the metropolitan Evansville area and also between the unincorporated communities of Yankeetown and Hatfield. For the most part, however, State Road 66 is undivided rural highway following the Ohio River, and a large portion of its route (from just east of Newburgh to State Road 62 at Sulphur) carries the designation of the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

Lloyd Expressway[edit]

The Lloyd Expressway contains a mix of intersections and interchanges. Despite the construction delays and need for improvements, the $160 million east–west expressway allows drivers to travel from one end of the city to the other with much greater ease.[3] Plans exist to add additional diamond interchanges as well as a cloverleaf interchange with US 41.[4]

History[edit]

Lloyd Expressway[edit]

In the spring of 1983, buildings in the expressway's path began coming down and construction officially continued on July 29, 1983. Motorists endured five years of detours and construction as the expressway was built through the heart of the city.[3]

Major widening[edit]

Increasing traffic on the segment of State Road 66 between Evansville and the Alcoa plant east of Newburgh has led the Indiana Department of Transportation to widen the road (eventually being capable of expansion to six lanes) from State Road 261 to the western end of the present Yankeetown-Hatfield four-lane segment.

As of March 2009, work was well underway on the segment from State Road 261 to the Newburgh Lock & Dam. By the end of 2010, the project was complete from State Road 261 to French Island Trail (formerly Indiana State Road 662), and work was progressing from that point east beyond Indiana State Road 61 to the existing four-lane stretch near Yankeetown.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Posey Harmony Township 0.000 0.000 SR 69 – Griffin Western end of SR 66
Wadesville 6.723 10.820 SR 165 north – Poseyville Southern terminus of SR 165
Vanderburgh German Township 15.399 24.782 University Parkway
17.627 28.368 SR 65 north – Cynthiana Southern terminus of SR 65
Evansville 23.698 38.138 US 41 north – Vincennes Western end of US 41 concurrency
24.204 38.953 SR 62 east – Boonville Western end of SR 62 concurrency
25.286 40.694 US 41 south / SR 62 west – Mt. Vernon, Henderson Southern end of US 41 concurrency and Eastern end of SR 62 concurrency
29.894 48.110 I-69 – Evansville
Warrick Ohio Township 33.571 54.027 SR 261 north – Boonville Southern terminus of SR 261
Anderson Township 39.745 63.963 SR 61 north – Boonville Southern terminus of SR 61
Spencer Hatfield 48.750 78.456 SR 161 north – Holland Western end of SR 161 concurrency
Reo 52.008 83.699 SR 161 south Owensboro Eastern end of SR 161 concurrency
Rockport 56.540–
56.832
90.992–
91.462
US 231 – Dale, Owensboro
Huff Township 69.275 111.487 SR 70 west Eastern terminus of western section of SR 70
Perry Troy 72.408 116.529 SR 545 north Southern terminus of SR 545
Tell City 75.500 121.505 SR 37 begins Southern terminus of SR 37; southern end of SR 37 concurrency
75.787 121.967 SR 37 north – English Northern of SR 37 concurrency
Cannelton 80.088 128.889 SR 237 - Hawesville
Tobin Township 84.420 135.861 SR 166 east – Tobinsport Western terminus of SR 166
Derby 101.584 163.484 SR 70 west Eastern terminus of SR 70.
Crawford Sulphur 120.090 193.266 SR 62 west / SR 237 north – St. Croix, English Western end of SR 62 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 237
Leavenworth 127.931 205.885 SR 62 east – Corydon Eastern end of SR 62 concurrency
Jennings Township 130.555–
130.705
210.108–
210.349
I-64 – Evansville, Louisville Exit 92 on I-64
Marengo 140.111 225.487 SR 64 west – English Western end of SR 64 concurrency
Milltown 143.799 231.422 SR 64 east – Georgetown Western end of SR 64 concurrency
Washington Hardinsburg 150.862 242.789 US 150 – Paoli, New Albany Eastern terminus of SR 66
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Driving Division was frustrating, scary". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-04-07. 
  4. ^ "Cloverleaf planned at Lloyd, US 41". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 2007-08-21.