Interstate 64 East - Indiana to Exit 72

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Interstate 64 East
Interstate 64 enters the Hoosier State of Indiana with a Welcome to Indiana sign posted at the end of the Wabash River Bridge. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A view of the first Interstate 64 east shield in Indiana. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 travels to the southeast for the first four miles between the Wabash River and the first interchange with Indiana 69, not to be confused with Interstate 69 which lies further east. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 at the one-mile advance sign for Indiana 69 (Wheeler Road) south and Main Street north to Griffin. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 69 begins at the Exit 4 diamond interchange and meanders south 22.9 miles to New Harmony (Indiana 66) and Mt. Vernon (Indiana 62). The highway forms an important link between the Port of Indiana at Mt. Vernon and Interstate 64. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 4 connects motorists to New Harmony and the historic sites associated with the community. Harmonie State Park lays a couple of miles to the south of New Harmony via Indiana 69 and Indiana 269. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A guide sign directs motorists to the Exit 4 off-ramp for Indiana 69 (Wheeler Road) south and Main Street north into Griffin. New Harmony lies about seven miles to the south via Indiana 69 and Indiana 66 and the Posey County seat of Mt. Vernon is 22 miles to the south along the Ohio River. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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East of Exit 4, the Black River Welcome Centers serves eastbound Interstate 64 travelers. The next rest area lies 50 miles away in Spencer County. Interstate 64 has two rest areas in each direction across Indiana. Photos taken 06/07/12.
The off-ramp for the Black River Welcome Center turns off of Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A gateway sign for the Black River Welcome Center indicates the center's location along Interstate 64 in Southwest Indiana. Photo taken 06/07/12.
East of the welcome center, roadways of Interstate 64 travel through a hilly area near Stewartsville and Barrett ahead of Exit 12. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 165 branches west from Indiana 65 at Owensville to meet Interstate 64 at the Exit 12 diamond interchange in one mile. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 165 enters Poseyville south of Interstate 64, following St. Francis Avenue to a merge with Indiana 68 along Main Street. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 12 departs Interstate 64 west to Indiana 165. Indiana 165 ends 3.9 miles south of Poseyville at Indiana 66 (former U.S. 460). Photo taken 06/07/12.
The town of Cynthiana lies six miles away. Evansville and Louisville follow at 27 and 118 miles away respectively. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 east passes underneath Indiana 68, which runs parallel to the interstate from this point eastward to the town of Dale at U.S. 231. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Interstate 64 goes through a mix of fields and trees over slightly rolling hills en route to the Evansville area, but compared with further along the highway this stretch of the interstate is relatively flat. Photos taken 06/07/12.
Evansville, the third largest city in Indiana, is served by the next three interchanges. Despite efforts to reroute Interstate 64 to the southern part of the state to better serve the city, Evansville is still 15 miles to the south of the highway, not being connected via interstate until the completion of Interstate 164 (future Interstate 69). Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 at the one mile approach to Indiana 65 (Big Cynthiana Road). Cynthiana lies nearby at the cross roads of Indiana 65 and 68. Photo taken 06/07/12.
One half mile east of the Exit 18 diamond interchange with Indiana 65 (Big Cynthiana Road). The University Parkway, a four-lane expressway that will connect the Lloyd Expressway (Indiana 62) with Diamond Avenue (Indiana 66), may one day be expanded up toward this interchange as a part of a west side bypass. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 65 travels 47.7 miles northwest from Evansville to Cynthiana and Owensville and northeast to Princeton and Petersburg. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 passes into the far northern edge of Vanderburgh County (home of Evansville) at the off-ramp onto Indiana 65. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A grouping of "-villes" greets motorists east of Exit 18. Evansville is now 20 miles away with the Warrick County seat of Boonville at 30 miles. Louisville is 111 miles away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Views of Interstate 64 east in far northern Vanderburgh County. This is where the highway gets its closest to Evansville. Photos taken 06/07/12.
For those heading south of Evansville en route to Henderson, Kentucky and points south, Interstate 164 (future Interstate 69) serves as the bypass of the Evansville area via Exit 29A. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 41 comprises a four-lane divided highway north from Evansville and Inglefield to cross paths with Interstate 64 at a full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 25B/A) in two miles. U.S. 41 represents a major corridor throughout western Indiana, linking Evansville with Henderson, Kentucky to the south and Princeton, Vincennes and Terre Haute to the north. Photo taken 06/07/12.
The Indiana State Police Post and Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) are reached from Exit 25A. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A guide sign alerts the approach to Exit 25A for U.S. 41 south to Evansville. Upgrades of U.S. 41 to expressway standards occurred to link Evansville with the Interstate 70 corridor at Terre Haute. This was done to provide a better link to Indianapolis, but the western component of that trek was still too much, and Interstate 69, thanks to the Major Moves initiative, is underway to provide a direct link between the capitol city. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Now at Exit 25 A-B, a cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 64 and U.S. 41. Going for 280 miles, U.S. 41 maintains four-lane expressway standards in conjunction with Indiana 63 to Northwest Indiana, including Rockville, Attica and Kentland. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 25B loops onto the northbound US Route ahead of Haubstadt and Fort Branch. U.S. 41 constitutes a four-lane expressway type road from Evansville northward to Princeton, Vincennes and Terre Haute. Photo taken 11/07/11.
An Interstate 164 trailblazer resides within Exit 25, perhaps for motorists emanating from U.S. 41 south destined for Henderson, Kentucky in lieu of U.S. 41 through Evansville. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Eastbound Interstate 64 reassurance shield posted near the settlement of Warrenton. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Three miles west of Interstate 164 along Interstate 64 east. The next town of significance outside the Evansville area is Santa Claus, 43 miles to the east and south via SR 162. Louisville, Kentucky is 100 miles away. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 briefly dips back into Vanderburgh County southeast of Warrenton. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Forthcoming Exit 29 comprises a full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 164 & Indiana 57 south to Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky and Interstate 69 & Indiana 57 north to Petersburg and Washington. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Reentering Gibson County on the 1.5 mile approach to Interstates 69 north and 164 south. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 57 follows Interstate 164 south to Exit 19 for Daylight and Interstate 69 north to Wheatonville. Originally Exit 29 consisted of just a diamond interchange between Interstate 64 and the state road. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 164 opened on August 2, 1990 to provide an Interstate connection to Evansville from Interstate 64. The 21.24-mile route directly connects with U.S. 41 south to the Ohio River Bridges.
Interstate 69 south will overlap with the spur to the area of Exit 3, where it will eventually utilize a new bridge into Kentucky. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exit 29B loops onto Interstate 69 & Indiana 57 north. A 1.7-mile freeway opened as I-69 on October 1, 2009. This is Section 1 of the future Interstate 69 corridor leading northeast to Washington, Bloomington and Indianapolis. Sections 2 and 3 are presently under construction to extend I-69 northeast to U.S. 231 near Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. A December 2012 completion of this portion of freeway is anticipated. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Still within the cloverleaf interchange at Exit 29 A-B, Interstate 64 enters Warrick County. Photo taken 06/07/12.
East of the interchange with Interstates 69-164 & Indiana 57, Lynnville is the next community along Interstate 64 at a distance of ten miles with the town of Holland following at 29 miles. Louisville is 97 miles away as Interstate 64 leaves the Evansville metro area. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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East of Interstates 69-164 & Indiana 57, the roadways of Interstate 64 split as the highway crosses over the Wabash and Erie Canal and passes through a forested area in northern Warrick County. Photos taken 06/07/12.
One mile west of the Exit 39 diamond interchange with Indiana 61 and Lynnville on Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A 64.4-mile route, Indiana 61 links the Warren County seat of Boonville with Pike County's seat of Petersburg. The state road overall ends at Vincennes to the north and SR 66 near Dayville and the Ohio River to the south. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 61 travels by a number of strip mines leading south from Lynnville to Boonville. A bypass of Boonville is planned for the west side of town to join the state road with Indiana 62 leading west to Chandler and Evansville. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Holland and Dale follow at 19 and 20 miles away respectively. Louisville is 90 miles away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Not much changes in scenery along the long 15-mile stretch between Exit 39 and 54 along Interstate 64 east, but the winding nature of the highway's roadways give a preview of what lies ahead for the freeway. Photos taken 06/07/12.
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Indiana 161 intersects Interstate 64 at Exit 54, but the north-south highway crosses Interstate 64 twice before the interchange. The first picture shows the first crossing, and the second picture shows Indiana 161 crossing the interstate while multiplexed with Indiana 68. Photos taken 06/07/12.
Next in line for eastbound drivers is the Exit 54 diamond interchange with Indiana 161. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 161 follows a stair-step orientated route 38.3 miles from the Ohio River at Owensboro, Kentucky to Indiana 64, west of Huntingburg. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 54 connects Interstate 64 with Holland to the north and Tennyson beyond the split with Indiana 68. SR 68 replaces SR 62 as the companion of I-64 west to Poseyville. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Distances for the next two communities of Dale (five miles) and Ferdinand (ten miles). Louisville is 75 miles away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 crosses into northern Spencer County to the east of Exit 54. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 231, now a four-lane divided highway in Spencer County, connects Interstate 64 with Dale to the south and Huntingburg at a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exits 57B/A). Construction of the US 231 expressway bypassing Gentryville and Chrisney was completed on March 15, 2011 as part of Governor Mitch Daniels' Major Moves initiative. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Holiday World, a theme park including three wooden roller coasters and the Splashin' Safari water park, resides at the SR 162 overlap with SR 245. The theme park is reached via U.S. 231 south to the Indiana 162 diamond interchange and then east on Indiana 162 for a few miles. The third-largest city in Kentucky, Owensboro, is connected to Interstate 64 via the four-lane U.S. 231. Owensboro is 35 miles to the south via U.S. 231. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 231 almost travels the height of Indiana, tallying 297 miles from the Ohio River near Rockport to St. John in Northwest Indiana. This is the longest signed route in Indiana at present. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Travelers bound for Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial or Lincoln State Park should use Exit 57A onto U.S. 231 south to the Indiana 162 diamond interchange near Lincoln City. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Now two miles away from the Nancy Hanks Rest Area. The second eastbound rest area also doubles as a tourist information center along Interstate 64 eastbound near Johnsburg. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 57B follows onto U.S. 231 south to Dale and the William H. Natcher Bridge to Maceo, Kentucky. The parclo interchange at Exit 57 A-B replaced a diamond interchange that was located just east of the new interchange. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Four-laning of U.S. 231 ends just north of the Spencer / Dubois County line. U.S. 231 continues 9.5 miles from Exit 57A to Huntingburg and 15.2 miles to Jasper. Dubois area leaders, including the 2011-formed Interstate 67 Development Corp. have worked on an idea to upgrade the U.S. 231 corridor through the county as part of a freeway connecting with new Interstate 69 at Washington. They have dubbed the corridor "Interstate 67", though Major Moves money was not allocated for further upgrading of the US Route. Photo taken 06/07/12.
East of Exit 57 A-B, the Nancy Hanks Rest Area is now a half-mile away. There is 94-mile gap between the Nancy Hanks Rest Area and the Kentucky Welcome Center east of Louisville. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Ferdinand is now seven miles away from U.S. 231 and Birdseye is the next community at 23 miles. There are not too many communities along Interstate 64 on the now one-hour trek between U.S. 231 and Louisville, Kentucky. Photo taken 06/07/12.
The Nancy Hanks Rest Area turns off of Interstate 64 east. The rest area is named for the mother of President Abraham Lincoln, who died in Spencer County in 1818 and is buried at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A view of Interstate 64 east of the Nancy Hanks Rest Area. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Approaching the town of Ferdinand and Exit 63 diamond interchange with Indiana 162 along Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Approaching Exit 63, Interstate 64 enters Dubois County, crossing over into the Eastern Time Zone for the first time in its journey. Photo taken 06/07/12.
The St. Meinrad Archabbey and Seminary is located in the town of St. Meinrad, south along Indiana 162 and east on Indiana 62. Indiana 162 provides a closer approach to the Holiday World amusement park as well. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 63 parts ways with the Interstate 64 eastbound mainline for Indiana 162 south to Santa Claus and north to Ferdinand and Jasper. Indiana 162 joins the Dubois County seat of Jasper with Ferdinand along a 28-mile arc south to Gentryville. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Birdseye is 17 miles away and the Crawford County seat of English is 33 miles off. Louisville is now 66 miles away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Sweeping views and graceful curves set the tone of Interstate 64 travel as it heads east from Exit 63 into the heart of the Southern Indiana hill country. Photos taken 06/07/12.
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Between Exits 63 and 72 the interstate crosses into northern Perry County and reenters the Central Time Zone. Traffic counts were 13,439 vehicles per day (vpd) along this stretch in 2011, among the lower counts along Interstate 64 between Evansville and Leavenworth. Photos taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 bypasses Uniontown and nears the Exit 72 diamond interchange with Indiana 145 by Kitterman Corners. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 145 overlaps with Indiana 64 from the junction with Indiana 37 to the west to Birdseye, opting for a southerly course from there eight miles to Exit 72. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Drivers bound for Indiana 145 leave eastbound Interstate 64. SR 145 continues south 9.2 miles to Bristow and 19.9 miles to end at Indiana 37 near Tell City. Photo taken 06/07/12.


Photo Credits:

    11/07/11 by AARoads. 06/07/12 by Thomas Decker.

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Interstate 164

Page Updated 02-24-2013.