U.S. Route 41 in Indiana
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length||279.817 mi (450.322 km)|
|Existed||October 1, 1926 – present|
|South end||US 41 in Evansville|
|I-90 / Indiana Toll Road in Hammond|
|North end||US 12 / US 20 / US 41 in Hammond|
In the U.S. state of Indiana, U.S. Route 41 (US 41) is a north–south highway that is parallel to the Illinois state line. It enters the state south of Evansville as a four-lane divided highway passing around Vincennes and traveling north to Terre Haute. In Terre Haute, it is known as 3rd Street. North of Terre Haute, it hooks east and becomes a two-lane surface road. Those wanting to stay on a four-lane divided highway can use State Road 63 to the west. It passes through Rockville, Veedersburg, and Attica before returning to a four-lane divided highway when SR 63 terminates in Warren County. It remains a four-lane divided highway until Lake County where it becomes a main road known as Indianapolis Boulevard. It overlaps US 12 and US 20 in Hammond and exits Indiana into the South Side of Chicago.
US Route 41 is a largely rural road in western Indiana. It begins crossing the Ohio River using the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges, commonly known as "The Twin Bridges", from Henderson, KY into Evansville. Through Evansville, US 41 is again a standard arterial roadway with traffic lights and urban congestion. North of Evansville, the road becomes a rural four-lane non-Interstate-standard highway. The highway reaches Interstate 64, then has an interchange with SR 64 near Princeton, as it heads north towards Vincennes.
South of Vincennes, US 41 turns into an Interstate-standard freeway and bypasses the east side of Vincennes with interchanges and grade separations. In the middle of this bypass there is a modern three-level stack interchange with US 50 and US 150 eastbound, headed for Washington, Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY.  US 50 splits to the west in the city, heading for Lawrenceville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, while US 41 and US 150 continue north.
North of Vincennes, the expressway turns into a four-lane divided highway, a relatively older pre–Interstate-era highway coated with asphalt and a narrow median. US 41 and US 150 pass through Sullivan before entering Terre Haute. US 150 leaves the multiplex in the south end of the city, headed west towards Danville and Moline, IL, while US 41 continues north through Terre Haute. Through town, US 41 is an urban arterial road with traffic lights, approaches an interchange with Interstate 70, then passing Honey Creek Mall and Indiana State University.
Past Terre Haute, SR 63 splits to the northwest as an Interstate-standard four-lane highway towards Clinton. US 41 heads northeast as a rural two-lane US Highway, passing through the communities of Rockville and Bloomingdale. The road reaches Interstate 74 at Veedersburg, where it briefly divides into a four-lane highway. US 41 again reduces to a two-lane highway and continues north, going past Rob Roy and Attica. Past Attica, US 41 turns northwest and rejoins the four-lane highway near Kramer, at the northern terminus of SR 63.
US 41 continues northbound as a divided highway with a few crossovers at SR 26, SR 352 at Boswell, and SR 18. The southbound lanes are the original concrete from the early 1970s while the northbound lanes contain a thin asphalt overlay, which tends to provide a bumpy ride.[not in citation given]
Past SR 63, US 41 has an interchange with US 52 eastbound, which heads southeast towards Lafayette and Indianapolis as a four-lane divided rural highway. US 52 westbound joins with US 41 heading north towards Kentland In 2008, a wind farm was built next to the highway near Earl Park.
In Kentland, the road junctions with US 24. US 52 westbound leaves the multiplex here with US 24, heading for Watseka, IL, Kankakee, IL, and Peoria, IL, while US 24 east heads to Logansport and Huntington. US 41 becomes a four-lane divided US highway past this junction. It is relatively an older divided highway with a narrow median. It is obvious that this highway used to be a two-lane route. One side of the highway is rolling and wavy, while the other half of the highway is built flat and to more modern standards. This portion of the route is mainly asphalt. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the twinning of US 41 in Indiana was begun in 1951, with construction progressing from south to north.[not in citation given]
Up until the mid-1990s, many older styled bridges existed on the route, including a 1930s-era truss bridge across the Kankakee River in Schneider and some pre-Interstate-era concrete bridges at the railroad overpass near Morocco and the Iroquois River bridge. All of these bridges have since been updated to INDOT's latest standards using concrete latex overlays and new concrete bridge decks.[not in citation given]
Traffic volumes on this section of highway are relatively low and many intersections contain 1940s- and 1950s-era former gas stations, diners and businesses associated with the highway before Interstate 65 was built in the early 1960s. Many of these businesses have been converted to new uses, such as used car dealerships and offices, while some have been abandoned, which provides an experience similar to U.S. Route 66 when traveling on this highway. US 41 is sometimes considered an alternate to Interstate 65 due to its low traffic volumes.
From Kentland, US 41 passes through the towns and villages of Ade, Enos, Lake Village, and Schneider, before entering Cedar Lake. Once in Cedar Lake, US 41 becomes an undivided four-lane arterial road. The road passes through the bedroom communities of St. John, Schererville, and Highland. Entering the urban core of Northwest Indiana, the route through Hammond and Whiting before exiting Indiana and entering Illinois in Chicago.
In total, US 41 covers nearly 280 miles (450 km) from Evansville on the south end to Whiting in the north.
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Until the designation of US 41 on October 1, 1926, the alignment was called SR 10.
|Vanderburgh||Evansville||0.000||0.000||US 41 south – Henderson||Continuation into Kentucky|
|I-69 north||I-69 exit 0|
|3.738||6.016||SR 62 west / SR 66 east / Lloyd Expressway||Southern end of SR 62/SR 66 concurrency; interchange|
|4.820||7.757||SR 62 east / Morgan Avenue – Boonville||Northern end of SR 62 concurrency|
|5.326||8.571||SR 66 west / Diamond Avenue||Northern end of SR 66 concurrent; interchange|
|8.904||14.330||SR 57 north – Regional Airport, Washington||Southern terminus of SR 57|
|I-64 – Louisville, St. Louis||I-64 exit 25|
|Gibson||Haubstadt||19.062||30.677||SR 68 – Haubstadt, Dale|
|Fort Branch||23.253||37.422||SR 168 – Owensville, Mackey|
|Union Township||24.765||39.855||CR 550 South – Toyota||Interchange|
|Patoka Township||27.422||44.131||Princeton (CR 300 South)||Interchange|
|Princeton||30.989||49.872||SR 64 – Princeton, Mt. Carmel||Interchange|
|Hazleton||39.824||64.091||SR 56 east – Hazleton, Petersburg||Western terminus of SR 56|
|Knox||Decker||43.622||70.203||SR 241 north – Decker||Southern terminus of SR 241|
|Vincennes||52.292||84.156||SR 441 north||Southern end of freeway bypass of Vincennes|
|55.309||89.011||US 50 east / US 150 east – Washington||Southern end of US 50/US 150 concurrency|
|56.491||90.913||US 50 west to SR 61 (Sixth Street) – Lawrenceville||Northern end of US 50 concurrency; interchange; northern end of Vincennes freeway bypass overlap|
|57.968||93.290||SR 67 north – Bicknell||Southern terminus of SR 67|
|Emison||64.497||103.798||SR 550 east – Bruceville, Wheatland||Western terminus of SR 550|
|Sullivan||Carlisle||76.320||122.825||SR 58 – Merom, Carlisle|
|Sullivan||84.066||135.291||SR 54 east – Dugger, Linton||Western terminus of SR 54|
|86.224||138.764||SR 154 west / West Wolfe Street – Graysville, Sullivan||Western terminus of SR 154|
|Shelburn||92.349||148.621||SR 48 – Hymera, Jasonville|
|Terre Haute||105.120||169.174||SR 641 (McDaniel Road)||SR 641 only partially complete to I-70|
|I-70 / US 40 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis, St. Louis||I-70 exit 7|
|112.165||180.512||US 150 (Cherry Street)||Northern end of US 150 concurrency|
|114.052||183.549||SR 63 north – Clinton, Chicago||Southern terminus of SR 63; Y-interchange with indirect access to northbound US 41 via Maple Avenue|
|SR 163 west||Eastern terminus of SR 163|
|Rockville||137.792||221.755||US 36 (West Ohio Street) – Danville, Montezuma, Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area|
|143.703||231.268||SR 236 east||Western terminus of SR 236|
|Penn Township||145.768||234.591||SR 47 north||Southern terminus of SR 47|
|Fountain||Millcreek Township||152.354||245.190||SR 234|
|Veedersburg||161.790||260.376||US 136 east||Southern end of US 136 concurrency|
|162.428||261.403||US 136 west – Danville||Northern end of US 136 concurrency|
|I-74 – Indianapolis, Peoria, IL||I-74 exit 15|
|Shawnee Township||170.902||275.040||SR 55 south – Newtown||Southern end of SR 55 concurrency|
|Attica||174.793||281.302||SR 28 east||Southeastern end of SR 28 concurrency|
Warren township tripoint
|176.095||283.397||SR 55 north||Northern end of SR 55 concurrency|
|Liberty Township||177.531||285.708||SR 28 west – Williamsport||Northwestern end of SR 28 concurrency|
|Carbondale||182.711||294.045||SR 63 south – Terre Haute, Evansville||Northern terminus of SR 63; no direct access to SR 63 south from US 41 north (access via W CR 200 North)|
|Pine Township||189.737||305.352||SR 26 east||Southern end of SR 26 concurrency|
|Prairie Township||190.291||306.244||SR 26 west||Northern end of SR 26 concurrency|
|US 52 east – Lafayette||Southern end of the US 52 concurrency|
|Newton||Kentland||212.737||342.367||US 24 / US 52 west – Sheldon, Monticello||Northern end of the US 52 concurrency|
|Ade||219.548||353.328||SR 16 east||Western terminus of SR 16|
|Morocco||224.696||361.613||SR 114 east||Western terminus of SR 114; intersection is a J-turn|
|Enos||230.006||370.159||SR 14 east to I-65||Western terminus of SR 14|
|Lake Village||239.142||384.862||SR 10|
|Lake||West Creek Township||246.766||397.131||SR 2 west||Southern end of SR 2 concurrency|
|249.388||401.351||SR 2 east – Lowell||Northern end of SR 2 concurrency|
|St. John||258.436||415.912||US 231 south – Crown Point, Lake County Fairgrounds||Northern terminus of US 231|
|Hammond||269.142||433.142|| I-80 east / I-94 east / US 6 east – Detroit
SR 152 north (Indianapolis Boulevard north)
|Eastern end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 2 on I-80/I-94; southern terminus of SR 152|
|270.640||435.553||I-80 west / I-94 west / US 6 west / Calumet Avenue south – Chicago, Illinois||Western end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 1 on I-80/I-94|
|I-90 / Indiana Toll Road||Exit 5 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.|
|276.365||444.766||SR 912 (Cline Avenue) – Chicago|
|278.504||448.209||US 12 east / US 20 east (Indianapolis Boulevard south)||Southern end of US 12/US 20 concurrency|
|I-90 east / Indiana Toll Road east to I-80 / I-94||Exit 0 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.; access to I-90 west is in Illinois|
|279.817||450.322||US 12 west / US 20 west / US 41 north (Indianapolis Boulevard) – Chicago||Continuation into Illinois|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- "Slick conditions closed bridges overnight - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro". 14wfie.com. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
- Benton County Wind Farm - EarlParkIndiana.com
- Google (June 8, 2009). "U.S. Route 41 in Indiana" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
Route map: Google
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