Interstate 65 North - Jackson & Bartholomew Counties

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Interstate 65 North
Interstate 65 nears its first crossing with U.S. 31 since Clarksville in one mile via Exit 36. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 31 serves the nearby communities of Crothersville, one mile to the north, and Austin, two miles to the south back in Scott County. Photo taken 06/07/12.
A folded diamond interchange, created by the Louisville & Indiana Railroad to the west of U.S. 31, leaves Interstate 65 north at Exit 36. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Uniontown is four miles away along Interstate 65 north of Exit 36. Seymour and Indianapolis are respectively 16 and 75 miles away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 65 north nears the interchange with Indiana 250 in eastern Jackson County. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Indiana 250 exists in two segments along a path that travels from Brownstown to the west to Patriot on the Ohio River in Switzerland that is separated by the Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge, formerly the Jefferson Proving Grounds. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 41 leaves Interstate 65 via a diamond interchange onto Indiana 250, with the small town of Uniontown to the immediate west at the junction with U.S. 31. The western segment of Indiana 250 travels from U.S. 50 in Brownstown and goes east for 33.5 miles to Indiana 7 northwest of Madison. The other 34.8 mile segment continues a few miles to the east at U.S. 421 and continues east toward Patriot. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Seymour follows at the next interchange with a distance of 11 miles. The Bartholomew County seat of Columbus becomes the secondary control city with a distance of 29 miles. Indianapolis is now 70 miles, about an hour away. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Interstate 65 travels across the far eastern tier of Jackson County in between Exits 41 and 50, crossing under U.S. 31 and over the Vernon Fork of the Muscatatuck River. Photos taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 65 north now nears the halfway point in between Louisville and Indianapolis at Exit 50 A-B with U.S. 50. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 50 travels for 3,008 miles from Sacramento, California to Ocean City, Maryland. In Indiana, the highway goes for 171.5 miles as a major two-lane highway across south-central Indiana from Vincennes eastward through Washington, Shoals, Bedford, Brownstown, Seymour, North Vernon, Versailles and Lawrenceburg before continuing east toward Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo taken 06/07/12.
The Jackson County Visitors Center and Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Center can be reached via U.S. 50 east off of Exit 50 A. Photo taken 06/07/12.
U.S. 50 (Tipton Street) meets Interstate 65 at the Exit 50 A-B cloverleaf interchange. Exit 50 A turns off toward U.S. 50 east with an immediate intersection with U.S. 31 before continuing into Jennings County and the town of North Vernon, 12 miles to the east. From there, it heads east toward Versailles and Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Exit 50 B turns off Interstate 65 north for a loop ramp onto U.S. 50 west. U.S. 50 (Tipton Street) goes through the city of Seymour, which contains a large assortment of motorist's services and businesses, serving the city of 17,500. West of Seymour, U.S. 50 continues for ten miles to the Jackson County seat of Brownstown before it heads west toward Bedford and Vincennes. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Northbound Interstate 65 travelers pass over a CSX Railroad line and approach a set of weigh stations (one per direction). Photo taken 11/05/09.
Beyond the Redding Road overpass is this mileage sign posted 62 miles south of Indianapolis. Jonesville and Columbus lies next along Interstate 65 in adjacent Bartholomew County. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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Indiana 11 crosses paths with Interstate 65 at the Exit 55 six-ramp partial interchange near Little Acre. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/16/12.
A pair of 1960-constructed bridges span the East Fork White River along Interstate 65. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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One half mile south of the Exit 55 ramp departure to Indiana 11. Indiana 11 travels south 2.8 miles to Rockford and 4.9 miles into Seymour. Northward the state road parallels Interstate 65 to Jonesville, Waynesville, Walesboro and Garden City. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/16/12.
An overhead sign directs drivers onto Exit 55 for State Road 11. SR 11 exists in two segments: the southern branch arcs between Indiana 135 at Mauckport and SR 62 near Lanesville for 30 miles. The northern portion stretches 26 miles from Dudleytown (SR 250) to SR 46 at Columbus. Photo taken 11/05/09.
An overhead sign directs drivers onto Exit 55 for State Road 11. SR 11 exists in two segments: the southern branch arcs between Indiana 135 at Mauckport and Indiana 62 near Lanesville for 30 miles. The northern portion stretches 26 miles from Dudleytown (SR 250) to SR 46 at Columbus. Photo taken 06/16/12.
Continuing north from Indiana 11, Interstate 65 passes over a Louisville & Indiana Railroad line ahead of this reassurance marker. Photo taken 11/05/09.
The Jackson County seat of Columbus follows in 15 miles. Indianapolis is less than an hour's drive. Photo taken 06/07/12.
County Line Road passes over Interstate 65 just south of the Bartholomew County line. Also known as County Road 1100 South, the rural highway kinks to cross over the freeway at an angle that places it off the actual Jackson County boundary. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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A mixture of forest and farm land sets the tone for southern Bartholomew County as Interstate 65 parallels the East Fork White Creek. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 65 spans a tributary of the East Fork White Creek ahead of the County Road 625 South over crossing. The outskirts of Columbus are nearby. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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Meeting Interstate 65 next is Indiana 58 east and County Road 450 South at the Exit 64 diamond interchange. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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Indiana 58 begins at Exit 64 and ventures west 2.6 miles to Ogilville and 14.6 miles southwest to Freetown. Overall the state road totals 122 miles between south Columbus and Merom (Indiana 63) near the Wabash River / Illinois state line. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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Interstate 65 formally enters the city limits of Columbus on the approach to Exit 64. Annexations have pushed the city outward to encompass a Toyota plant nearby and Exit 68. Walesboro, an unincorporated community to the east, lies along Indiana 11. The diamond interchange was rebuilt in 2011 to better handle the industrial traffic around it. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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Reassurance shield and mileage signs follow on the 47-mile drive to Indianapolis from south Columbus. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Visitors Centers serving the city of Columbus and the town of Nashville in Brown County are reached via Indiana 46 to the east and west respectively. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Land adjacent to Interstate 65 consists of a mixture of farm land and suburban development as the freeway enters a second parcel of Columbus outside of the city core. State Road 46 (Jonathon Moore Pike) comes together with I-65 at Exit 68 in one mile as a commercialized arterial. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Car Hill Road passes over Interstate 65 one half mile south of Exit 68 to Indiana 46. Indiana 46 is a 153.7-mile route traveling across nearly the width of the state between Terre Haute and U.S. 52 a short distance from West Harrison and the Ohio State line. Photo taken 11/05/09.
Car Hill Road passes over Interstate 65 one half mile south of the off-ramp (Exit 68) to Indiana 46. Indiana 46 is a 153.7-mile route traveling across nearly the width of the state between Terre Haute and U.S. 52 a short distance from West Harrison and the Ohio State line. Photo taken 06/07/12.
Points of interest served by Indiana 46 include Brown County State Park south of Nashville and Indiana University in Bloomington. The state road also provides a route to the Columbus and Nashville Visitors Centers. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Exit 68 parts ways with Interstate 65 north for Indiana 46. Jonathon Moore Pike carries the state road east to the north end of SR 11 near Garden City and a roadway split of 2nd (east) and 3rd (west) Streets into the city core. SR 46 otherwise joins Columbus with Greensburg and the Interstate 74 corridor to the east. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Exit 68 partitions into two left turn lanes onto Indiana 46 west for the 16.7 mile drive to Nashville and 29-mile trek to Bloomington. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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A decorative arch bridge supports the roadways of Interstate 65 above Indiana 46 within the single point urban interchange (SPUI). Originally built as a wide diamond interchange (the footprint still visible on aerials), Exit 68 was configured by 1996 into the SPUI. Photos taken 11/05/09.
Interstate 65 immediately spans the Driftwood River beyond the Exit 68 SPUI. These spans were built in 1961. Photo taken 11/05/09.
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The final Bartholomew County interchange lies seven miles to the north with U.S. 31 (Exit 76). 24 miles to the north is Franklin and SR 44 (Exit 90). Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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A northbound side rest area and tourist information center lines Interstate 65 by the community of Taylorsville. The next facility is not until north of the Indianapolis metropolitan area in northern Boone County. Photo taken 06/07/12. Second photo taken 11/05/09. Third photo taken 06/07/12.
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U.S. 31 crosses Interstate 65 from Taylorsville to Edinburgh at Exits 76A/B. The US Route last met I-65 directly at Exit 36 and will do so again, and for the final time, with the Indianapolis Beltway at Exit 106. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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Exits 76A/B consists of a six-ramp parclo interchange with U.S. 31 adjacent to North Park and Taylorsville. U.S. 31 comprises a four-lane divided highway north from Columbus to Franklin. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Camp Atterbury is located north of Exit 76 A-B via U.S. 31 north and Hospital Road west of Edinburgh. Indiana University-Purdue University-Columbus and Ivy Tech are located to the south near the Columbus area. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Northbound Interstate 65 at the Exit 76A off-ramp to U.S. 31 south. U.S. 31 continues from Taylorsville to Columbus, serving interests to IUPU Columbus and Ivy Tech. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
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A loop ramp (Exit 76B) drops down to U.S. 31 north to Camp Atterbury and Edinburgh. U.S. 31, which has run in tandem with Interstate 65 since Bay Minette, Alabama, leaves the corridor at Indianapolis for Kokomo, Plymouth, South Bend, and St. Joseph, Michigan. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 65 curves northeast and passes over the Louisville & Indiana Railroad again. Photo taken 11/05/09.
Multiples of fives in this distance sign for Edinburgh, Franklin and Indianapolis. County Road 200 West briefly parallels Interstate 65 northbound in this scene. Photo taken 06/07/12.
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Indiana 252 joins Interstate 65 with Edinburgh and Flat Rock via Exit 80 in one mile. Photo taken 11/05/09. Second photo taken 06/07/12.
Interstate 65 nips the southwest corner of Shelby County as it slides by the east side of Edinburgh. Photo taken 06/07/12.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 11/05/09 by AARoads.
  • 06/07/12 by Thomas Decker.
  • 06/16/12 by Thomas Decker.

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