Interstate 64 West - Kentucky to Exit 72

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Interstate 64 U.S. 150 West
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Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west enter New Albany, Indiana ahead of the Exit 123 off-ramp. Exit 123 connects the Sherman Minton Bridge with Elm Street east to State Street and Indiana 111 (Main Street) south. Indiana 62 no longer uses this interchange as the route now follows Interstate 265 and Indiana 265 north of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville. Photo taken 06/05/08. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Welcome to Indiana sign posted at the end of the Sherman Minton Bridge along Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west. Photo taken 06/05/08.
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Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 reduce to four overall lanes north of the bridge. Exit 123 departs here for Elm Street east at Scribner Drive. All of Indiana 111 (Main Street) north of Interstate 64 was turned back to local maintenance by January 2013.2 The former route passes underneath the bridge en route to downtown New Albany. Indiana 62 originally followed Corydon Pike west from Main Street in New Albany and Spring Street east to Clarksville. Photo taken 06/05/08. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Reassurance markers posted for Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west after Exit 123. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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A directional interchange ties Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west with Interstate 265 east and Indiana 62 at Exit 121. Interstate 265 provides a bypass route north of New Albany and Clarksville between Interstates 64 and 65. Photo taken 11/12/04. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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Exit 121 leaves Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west for Interstate 265 & Indiana 62 east. Indiana 62 joins Interstate 64 & U.S. 150 west from Exit 121 to 118 (Edwardsville). Interstate 265 will eventually link with the Kentucky Interstate 265 as part of the Ohio River Bridges project; currently the Interstate designation ends at Interstate 65 with Indiana 265 spurring east to Port Road. Photo taken 11/12/04. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 64 U.S. 150 Indiana State Road 62 West
Reassurance markers posted for Interstate 64, U.S. 150 and Indiana 62 as the trio rise to cross the Knobstone Escarpment out of New Albany. Photo taken 11/07/11.
U.S. 150 parts ways with Interstate 64 & Indiana 62 at the Exit 119 trumpet interchange in one mile. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Angling northwest, U.S. 150 leaves the Falls City area for Greenville, Palmyra, Paoli and a merge with U.S. 50 west at Shoals. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 & Indiana 62 maintain three through lanes at the split with U.S. 150 west (Exit 119). U.S. 150 heads north to Floyds Knobs and Mt. St. Francis before the western turn to Greenville. The US route totals 176.3 miles in Indiana, traveling west to Washington and Vincennes and north with U.S. 41 to Terre Haute. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 Indiana State Road 62 West
Curving southward, Interstate 64 & Indiana 62 quickly approach their split at the Exit 117 diamond interchange. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Forthcoming Exit 117 doubles as the eastern terminus of Indiana 64, a 107.5-mile route mirroring that Interstate 64 corridor westward to Marengo, Birdseye, Huntingburg, Oakland City, Princeton and the Illinois state line at East Mt. Carmel. Photo taken 11/07/11.
One half mile east of the Exit 118 off-ramp to Indiana 62 and Indiana 64 west. This interchange serves the growing Georgetown and Edwardsville area in western Floyd County and was recently rebuilt to handle the extra traffic. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 westbound drops a lane at Exit 118. Indiana 62 leaves and follows a parallel route to the freeway westward to Lanesville, Corydon and Leavenworth. Overall the state road totals 227.7 miles from Dillsboro in southeast Indiana to a toll bridge across the Wabash River into Illinois. While SR-62 never directly interacts with Interstate 64 again, many of the following interchanges act as connectors between the two highways. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 West
Continuing west, traffic counts drop as Interstate 64 undulates over rolling hills to the Evansville area. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Corydon, the Harrison County seat, follows in 15 miles. St. Louis is signed as the control point throughout Indiana, with the Mississippi River city another 246 miles to the west. Photo taken 11/07/11.
A rest area and tourist information center welcome westbound travelers from Kentucky along Interstate 64 west in 1.5 miles. Photo taken 11/07/11.
A roadway split reveals rock cuts on both sides of Interstate 64 westbound on the approach to the Baylor Wissman Road overpass. Photo taken 11/07/11.
The westbound side rest area and welcome center follow the Baylor Wissman Road over crossing. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Just west of rest area is the Harrison County line and this reassurance marker. Photo taken 11/07/11.
The first of two Harrison County interchanges joins Interstate 64 with Crandall Lanesville Road in one mile. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Crandall Lanesville Road comprises a rural two lane road joining Exit 113 of Interstate 64 with Lanesville and Indiana 62 to the south. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exit 113 departs Interstate 64 westbound. Crandall Lanesville Road turns west nearby and continues to agricultural areas to Pfrimmer Chapel Road. Lanesville Road also stems north from nearby to become County Line Road and Old Lanesville Road as a back way into Georgetown. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Corydon and Marengo represent the next towns served by Interstate 64 west. Traffic headed to St. Louis still has another 241 miles to go. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Crossing Brush Heap Creek along Interstate 64 west near the Tee Road overpass. This stretch of freeway was completed in 1974. Photo taken 11/07/11.
A short distance further, Interstate 64 travelers span a valley created by Indian Creek. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 135 crosses paths with Interstate 64 on the north side of Corydon at Exit 105. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 135 is a lengthy route, running between Interstate 465 on the south side of Indianapolis to the Kentucky state line. The state road provides the first crossing of the Ohio River west of the Sherman Minton Bridge via the Matthew Welsh Bridge between Mauckport and Brandenburg, Kentucky. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exit 105 consists of a folded diamond interchange due to the parallel Louisville, New Albany & Corydon Railroad along both SR 135 and Indian Creek. Indiana 135 connects Corydon with U.S. 150 at Palmyra, 13.3 miles to the north. Use Exit 105 for the Corydon Capitol State Historical Site as well. Photo taken 11/07/11.
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Westbound reassurance shield and mileage sign posted 15 miles east of Leavenworth and 88 miles from Evansville. Marengo, posted on the previous mileage sign, is absent. Perhaps this is because Indiana 337 northwest from Indiana 135 near Exit 105 provides the most direct route to the northeast Crawford county town. Photos taken 11/07/11.
Winding westward toward the Blue River along Interstate 64. Indiana 62 travels close by, almost kissing the eastbound lanes of I-64 at one point. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Crossing another valley, this containing the waters of the Blue River, on Interstate 64 west. Photo taken 11/07/11.
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Entering Harrison-Crawford State Forest, Interstate 64 climbs from Scout Mountain to the site of former rest areas at milepost 97. Photos taken 11/07/11.
Just west of the former rest area on-ramp is the Crawford County line across Interstate 64 west. Photo taken 11/07/11.
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Additional scenery lines the adjacent landscape of Interstate 64 adjacent to Dry Run through Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Photos taken 11/07/11.
Westbound drivers exit the state forest and next meet Indiana 66 at a diamond interchange (Exit 92). Photo taken 11/07/11.
State Road 66 travels in an arc across southern Indiana, beginning at New Harmony to the west and ending at U.S. 150 near Hardinsburg to the east. The 152.5-mile route locally connects Interstate 64 with Leavenworth 2.8 miles to the south and Marengo 9.7 miles to the north. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exit 92 leaves Interstate 64 west for Indiana 66. Indiana 66 combines with Indiana 62 leading west from Leavenworth to Beechwood and Sulphur. Pilot Knob otherwise lies 2.6 miles north of the freeway. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Rock cuts again line the sides of Interstate 64 west as the roadways separate from Exit 86 to Riddle. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Mileage sign posted 13 miles east of SR 37 (the second exit), 82 miles from Evansville and 222 miles away from St. Louis. Photo taken 11/07/11.
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A wide median for Interstate 64 accommodates the waters of Turkey Fork and an associated tributary near the settlement of Magnolia. Photos taken 11/07/11.
Cresting near the settlement of Riddle, Interstate 64 west formally enters Hoosier National Forest. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 237 begins at Exit 86 and leads north 10.5 miles to Indiana 37 and 64 at English. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 237 was signed over a portion of Indiana 37 in 2007 when SR 37 was relocated from English and Sulphur westward to a new alignment leading south from Indiana 64 near Eckerty to Exit 79 and St. Croix.1 Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 spans the Little Blue River ahead of the Exit 86 diamond interchange with Indiana 237 north. Main Street (old Indiana 37) continues south from Exit 86 to the split of Indiana 62 (former U.S. 460) west and 66 south at Sulphur. Photo taken 11/07/11.
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Continuing west, Interstate 64 reaches Indiana 37 in six miles and St. Louis in 215 miles. Evansville is a 72 mile drive via I-64 west to Interstate 164 south. Photos taken 11/07/11.
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Lightly traveled Interstate 64 rises and falls as it winds along the south side of McKensie Ridge near the Indiana 62 / old U.S. 460 settlement of West Fork. Photos taken 11/07/11.
Waters from Stinking Fork flow adjacent to West Fork Eckerty Road as Interstate 64 passes both above. This stretch of freeway was built in 1973. Photo taken 11/07/11.
One mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 79) with Indiana 37 on I-64 west. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 37 follows the O'Bannon Highway northward to merge with Indiana 64 east. Indiana 64 west to nearby SR 145 north carries travelers to Patoka Lake, French Lick Resort / Casino and SR 56. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Beyond another set of removed rest areas is the Interstate 64 crossing of the Perry County line. Photo taken 11/07/11.
SR 37 is primarily rural through extreme southern Indiana, but an important regional corridor leading north from Bedford to Bloomington and Indianapolis. Traveling 214.2 miles, the state road ends at Tell City (SR 66) to the south and Marion to the north. A second section of SR 37 exists in the Fort Wayne area. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Connections of Indiana 37 south to the south section of Indiana 237 lead drivers to Cannelton and the Ohio River Bridge to Hawesville, Kentucky. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Westbound Interstate 64 at the Exit 79 ramp departure to Indiana 37. SR 37 intersects Indiana 62 / old U.S. 460 in nearby St. Croix, where the routes used to combine eastward to Sulphur. O'Bannon Highway was constructed from Exit 79 northward in 2007.1 Photo taken 11/07/11.
Continuing west, the scenery remains consistent along Interstate 64 in northern Perry County. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Spanning the Anderson River Middle Fork at milepost 76 on Interstate 64 west. The bridge was built with the freeway in 1973. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 64 bypasses Uniontown and nears the Exit 72 diamond interchange with Indiana 145 by Kitterman Corners. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exiting Hoosier National Forest along Interstate 64 west near Exit 72. The landscape and scenery remain vastly unchanged, though more agricultural lands are present as one heads west. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Indiana 145 overlaps with Indiana 64 west to Birdseye, opting for a southerly course from there eight miles to Exit 72. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Drivers bound for Indiana 145 leave westbound Interstate 65 at the Sigler Creek bridge. SR 145 continues south 9.2 miles to Bristow and 19.9 miles to end at Indiana 37 near Tell City. Photo taken 11/07/11.


 
Sources:
  1. Indiana Highway Ends - SR 237.
  2. "Re: Southern Indiana." online posting, AARoads Forum by cabiness42, January 23, 2013.


Photo Credits:

  • 11/12/04 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 06/05/08 by Justin Cozart.
  • 11/07/11 by AARoads.
  • 06/07/12 by Thomas Decker.

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Page Updated 02-24-2013.