Interstate 65 South - Tippecanoe & Clinton Counties

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Interstate 65 South
After entering Tippecanoe County, Indiana 43 crosses paths with Interstate 65 at Battle Ground via a parclo interchange (Exit 178). Another two-segment route, Indiana 43 travels from West Lafayette to Reynolds to the north and Cincinnati and Whitehall to the south. Photo taken 12/29/11.
One half mile south of Exit 178 for SR 43 on I-65. The state road joins Battle Ground and Interstate 65 with Brookston (SR 18) in adjacent White County. SR 43 north also serves interests to Lakes Shafer and Freeman of the Tippecanoe River via connections with U.S. 421 at Reynolds. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Both the Prophetstown State Park and Tippecanoe Battlefield are accessed via Indiana 43 and Indiana 225 near the town of Battle Ground. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 43 provides the most direct access to Purdue University in West Lafayette from Interstate 65 southbound. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Exit 178 departs Interstate 65 south for Indiana 43 south into the city of West Lafayette and the larger city of Lafayette, across the Wabash River. Photo taken 12/29/11.
South of Exit 178, Lafayette is 12 miles away. Lebanon is 38 miles further south with Indianapolis at 69 miles. Photo taken 12/29/11.
The next three exits along Interstate 65 serve the Tippecanoe County seat of Lafayette. Lafayette is the largest community along Interstate 65 between Northwest Indiana and Indianapolis. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Approaching the bridge over the Wabash River, Interstate 65 is one mile north of the Exit 175 diamond interchange with Indiana 25 north and Schuyler Avenue (former Indiana 25) south. INDOT is currently upgrading Indiana 25 from Lafayette to Logansport as part of the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Less than a mile from Exit 175, Interstate 65 crosses the Wabash River. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 25 travels 32 miles northeast from Lafayette to Logansport parallel to a Norfolk Southern Railroad line. The state road bypasses, or will bypass as part of the expressway upgrade project, several towns along the way including Americus, Delphi, Rockfield, Burrows, and Clymers. Photos and additional information of the Indiana 25 project can be found on the AARoads Forum. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 25 joins Interstate 65 south at Exit 175. Indiana 25 continues north from Logansport to Rochester and a northern terminus at Warsaw. Schuyler Avenue (former Indiana 25 south) serves the industrial north side of Lafayette from Wildcat Creek to U.S. 52 (Sagamore Parkway). Indiana 25 used to run through Lafayette on a shared alignment with U.S. 52 (Sagamore Parkway) between Schuyler Avenue and Teal Road. The state road now follows Interstate 65 southeast to Exit 168 before following Indiana 38 northwest to U.S. 52 (Sagamore Parkway). Photo taken 12/29/11.
Interstate 65 & Indiana 25 south
South of Exit 175, Indiana 26 is two miles away, with Lebanon at 35 miles. Indianapolis is 62 miles to the south. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 26 represents another cross-state route between the Illinois and Ohio State lines. The highway enters Indiana as Illinois 9 near Ambia and exits the state as Ohio 119 near Bellefontaine for a distance of 150.1 miles. Photo taken 12/29/11.
One half mile south of the Exit 172 diamond interchange with Indiana 26. SR 26 joins Lafayette with suburbs to Monitor beside Interstate 65 en route to Rossville and Kokomo to the east. Once the new U.S. 231 bypass around West Lafayette is finished in 2013, Indiana 26 will be rerouted along U.S. 231 to Indiana 25 (Teal Road), following Indiana 25 east to Interstate 65 at Exit 168 before returning north to Exit 172.1 Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 26 constitutes a commercialized arterial leading west from Exit 172 off Interstate 65 to U.S. 52 (Sagamore Parkway) in Lafayette. The road was rebuilt from Interstate 65 west to U.S. 52 (Sagamore Parkway) in 2010. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Three miles south of Exit 172, Interstate 65 next approaches a folded diamond interchange (Exit 168) with Indiana 25 south and Indiana 38 by the town of Dayton. Indiana 38 begins in Lafayette, from U.S. 52 and Indiana 25 near Tippecanoe Mall, and leads east to Dayton, Mulberry and U.S. 421 south to Frankfort. Overall the state road stretches 116.4 miles to Noblesville, Pendleton, New Castle and Richmond. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 25 west from U.S. 52 joins Lafayette with Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and Shadeland ahead of a southerly turn to Wingate, Waynetown and Indiana 32 west of Crawfordsville. The highway serves the Subaru Plant that is at the northwest side of the interchange. Photo taken 12/29/11.
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South of Exit 168, Interstate 65 gains traffic as it connects the Lafayette area with Indianapolis. There are no more exits in Tippecanoe County after Exit 168. Photos taken 12/29/11.
Interstate 65 enters the southwest corner of Clinton County. Photo taken 12/29/11.
1.25 miles north of the Exit 158 ramp departure to Indiana 28 along Interstate 65 south. A 152.8-mile route, SR 28 travels across Indiana from the Illinois state line to Williamsport, Attica, Frankfort, Tipton, Elwood, Albany, Ridgeville and Union City. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 28 heads west from U.S. 52 toward the Fountain County town of Attica, 32 miles to the west. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Indiana 28 comprises a four-lane divided highway leading east from Exit 158 nine miles to the Clinton County seat of Frankfort. Westward the state road travels 1.3 miles to Fickle and U.S. 52 near Clarks Hill. Photo taken 12/29/11.
South of Exit 158, the next town is Thorntown at 18 miles away. Lebanon is 19 miles down Interstate 65 while Indianapolis is now 47 miles away. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Nearing the Boone County line, the third set of rest areas on Interstate 65 southbound is two miles away. Photo taken 12/29/11.
The rest area is now a mile away; it is the last facility until the Indianapolis area with the next one appearing 73 miles down the road near Taylorsville. Photo taken 12/29/11.
Interstate 65 crosses into Boone County at the exit ramp to the rest area. Photo taken 12/29/11.


 

Sources:

  1. "Highway route changes just down road." Journal and Courier (Lafayette), February 3, 2012.


Photo Credits:

12/29/11 by Thomas Decker

Page Updated 02-29-2012.