Veterans Memorial Parkway east
Veterans Memorial Parkway leads southeast from Riverside Drive and the Ohio River waterfront to join Downtown Evansville with Interstate 69 north and U.S. 41. U.S. 41 goes for 280 miles from Northwest Indiana through Kentland, Attica, Rockville, Terre Haute, Vincennes and Evansville before it heads across the Ohio River into Henderson, Kentucky, providing a link to the Audubon and Pennyrile Parkways. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Interstate 69 begins its northward trek to Bloomington in three quarters of a mile from this spot along the Veterans Memorial Parkway. The upcoming southern terminus for Interstate 69 is only temporary pending on the construction of a new bridge over the Ohio River. Upon completion, the bridge spanning the river will be the final southern end of the interstate in Indiana. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Veterans Memorial Parkway is a controlled-access roadway from Shawnee Drive southeast to the eastbound beginning of Interstate 69. A full-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements to U.S. 41 south to Henderson, Kentucky. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Kentucky Avenue (former U.S. 41 Business) originally ended at U.S. 41 where the southbound to westbound Veterans Memorial Parkway ramp exists now. There is no direct access to the northward leading street; instead motorists are directed to u-turn using the loop ramps along the northbound lanes of U.S. 41 to reach the westbound off-ramp to Kentucky Avenue. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Interstate 69 starts at the point where the Veterans Memorial Parkway partitions with a collector distributor roadway to U.S. 41. On November 15, 2013 it was announced that Interstate 69 would replace Interstate 164, a former spur interstate from Interstate 64 to U.S. 41, by late 2014 signs were replaced along the highway to reflect the new designation. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Interstate 69 north
Traffic bound for the Ohio River bridge of U.S. 41 south leave the eastbound c/d roadway. U.S. 41 enters a congested and commercialized stretch between the bridge's south end and Pennyrile Parkway at U.S. 60. Interstate 69 officially picks up along the Pennyrile (Breathitt) Parkway from Henderson to Nortonville. Photo taken 05/27/11.
East of Exit 0 (U.S. 41), is the first northbound Interstate 69 shield posted in Indiana. I-69 maintains four lanes for its entire 114-mile journey up to Indiana 37 in Bloomington. The stretch of interstate from U.S. 41 to Interstate 64 is named for former Indiana Governor Robert D. Orr, who was from Evansville and helped to get to former Interstate 164 built. Older Interstate 164 signed the first five miles in an east-west direction. New Interstate 69 shields maintain the overall north-south direction of the highway. Photo taken 01/01/16.
The first five miles of Interstate 69 has the highway go east as it follows the southern edge of Evansville and serves as a buffer between the city and Ohio River flood plains. The first two exits along Interstate 69 are at Green River Road (1 1/2 miles) and Covert Avenue/Indiana 662 East (4 miles). Interstate 64, 19 1/4 miles away to the north, is the main "control" for Interstate 69, a stay-over from the former Interstate 164 where Interstate 64 was the northern end of the freeway. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Green River Road begins at Old Green River Road amid open fields to the south of the partial-cloverleaf interchange (Exit 3) with I-69. Photo taken 05/27/11.
One half mile west of Exit 3 and Green River Road. Green River Road parallels the freeway northward from Evansville to Daylight and Petersburg Road (old SR-57). Photo taken 05/27/11.
Now at Exit 3 on I-69 north. Green River Road comprises a major north-south thoroughfare that goes through the heart of the Eastside commercial district and past the Eastland Mall and Washington Square Shopping Center. Photo taken 05/27/11.
East of Exit 3, Interstate 69 turns toward the northeast as it approaches Exit 5 (Covert Avenue/Indiana 662 East). Around this area, a new terrain routing of Interstate 69 is supposed to be joining the present interstate from a new bridge across the Ohio River. While no plans have been finalized as to the bridge's location, it is generally agreed that it will meet Interstate 69 around Green River Road. It is currently unknown what the final designation will be for the stretch of freeway from this location westward to U.S. 41. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Covert Avenue/Indiana 662 East (Exit 6) is 1 1/4 miles away, with the next interchange at the Lloyd Expressway (Indiana 66) being 3 miles away. Interstate 64 is 16 1/2 miles away. Photo taken 05/27/11.
A sound barrier wall, the first built in Indiana, abuts Interstate 69 as it crosses Pollack Avenue on its eastward trajectory toward Exit 5. Photo taken 10/19/09.
Interstate 69 briefly enters Warrick County as it reaches Exit 5, serving Covert Avenue and Indiana 662 East. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Covert Avenue heads west across the south side of Evansville, going as far as U.S. 41. Newburgh Road heads north from Exit 5 as well, connecting with Lincoln Avenue west as a former alignment of Indiana 662. Interests to Angle Mounds State Historic Site should use Stacer Road south to Pollack Avenue from nearby. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Indiana 662, once a longer highway that connected Evansville with Newburgh, a couple of miles to the east, has been reduced to a one-mile spur connecting Interstate 69 with Ellerbusch Road at the Newburgh corporation limits. The Ohio River Scenic Route exits Interstate 69 onto Indiana 662 East. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Next in line for Interstate 69 motorists are Exits 7A/B with Indiana 66 (Lloyd Expressway). SR 66 tallies 151 miles from New Harmony on the Wabash River through Evansville, around Newburgh and through Tell City and Leavenworth, before ending at U.S. 150 northwest of Louisville. Photo taken 05/27/11.
All Interstate 69 shields along the former Interstate 164 use north/south cardinal directions. Former Interstate 164 shields used north/south cardinal direction banners only from Exit 5 to Interstate 64. Photo taken 01/01/16.
Exit 7 between Interstate 69 and the Lloyd Expressway (Indiana 66) is a busy full cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 05/27/11.
North of Exit 5 (Covert Avenue/Indiana 662 East), the Lloyd Expressway is now under a mile away. Morgan Avenue (Indiana 62) is 2 miles away with Lynch Road at 3 1/4 miles and Interstate 64 at 14 1/4 miles. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Interstate 69 northbound at the off-ramp (Exit 7A) to Indiana 66 (Lloyd Expressway) east. Suburban development lines all four quadrants of Exit 7, and SR 66 is commercial is nature from the Eastland Mall through Interstate 69, with growth continuing along open land through to the Newburgh bypass. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Lloyd Expressway (Indiana 66) is a busy crosstown highway completed in 1988. The expressway carries SR 66 west to U.S. 41 and SR 62 west from U.S. 41, varying between elevated highway and controlled-access arterial. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Interstate 69 reenters Vanderburgh County on the approach toward Exit 9 (Morgan Avenue/Indiana 62). This area of Evansville grew in part due to the original construction of I-164 on the eastern side of the city. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Oak Grove Road spans Interstate 69 beyond this northbound reassurance marker. Cross Pointe Boulevard parallels the freeway along this stretch to the west serving a number of business parks and retail. Photo taken 01/01/16.
One half mile south of the folded-diamond interchange (Exit 9) with Indiana 62 (Morgan Avenue). Indiana 62 goes for 227 miles from the Wabash River in Posey County eastward toward Evansville where it then heads toward Chandler and Boonville in Warrick County on its route toward the Falls City area, Madison and Cincinnati. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Lynch Road, the next exit after Exit 9 (Morgan Avenue/Indiana 62) is 1 1/2 miles away, with Boonville-New Harmony Road at seven miles and Interstate 64 at 12 1/2 miles. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Exit 9 loops away from Interstate 69 north to SR 62 (Morgan Avenue). Indiana 62 is a four-lane expressway northeast to Chandler and Boonville, the county seat of Warrick County. To the west, Morgan Avenue is a four-lane highway to U.S. 41 & Indiana 66. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Old Boonville Highway (former U.S. 460) passes over Interstate 69 on the half-mile approach to the folded diamond interchange (Exit 10) with Lynch Road. This interchange was built in the 2000s to coincide with the expansion of Lynch Road to four lanes from the interstate to U.S. 41. Lynch Road provides an alternate route across the northern suburbs of Evansville to take traffic off of Morgan Avenue. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Lynch Road was extended to the east to connect with Indiana 62 and Epworth Road. The Evansville Regional Airport (EVV) can be reached from Lynch Road. Photo taken 10/19/09.
North of Exit 10 (Lynch Road), I-69 takes on a rural character as it continues northward along the boundary of Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties. Photo taken 01/01/16.
The next exit for Boonville-New Harmony Road is 4 miles away. Indiana 57 South is seven miles away and Interstate 64 is reached in ten miles. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Interstate 69 nips a corner of Warrick County just beyond the crossing of Pigeon Creek. Surprisingly the brief stretch is acknowledged. Photo taken 05/27/11.
I-69 traverses rural settings as it reenters Vanderburgh County en route to Exit 15. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Exit 15 (Boonville-New Harmony Road) is now one mile away. Boonville-New Harmony is a rural country road that connects Boonville with New Harmony along a winding stretch. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Boonville-New Harmony Road provides a link with the area of Daylight just west of the Exit 15 interchange and the community of Darmstadt at U.S. 41. Photo taken 05/27/11.
A diamond interchange facilitates movement between Interstate 69 and Boonville-New Harmony Road at Exit 15. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Interstate 69 parallels a transmission corridor northward from Bluegrass Creek to Interstates 64. The freeway remains generally rural outside of some industrial development along the west side at Elliot. Photo taken 01/01/16.
The last two exits at Indiana 57 South and Interstate 64 are 1 3/4 miles and 4 1/4 miles away respectively. Photo taken 05/27/11.
One mile south of the wye interchange (Exit 18) with access to Indiana 57 South. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Indiana 57 goes for 80 miles from U.S. 41 north of Evansville through Petersburg and Washington and an end at Indiana 67 near Worthington. Interstate 69 follows the Indiana 57 corridor to Washington. Photo taken 05/27/11.
Exit 18 actually leads north to Old Indiana 57, but one can turn south onto Indiana 57 South. Indiana 57 north combines with Interstate 69 through to I-64 and SR 68 by Wheatonville. Photo taken 05/27/11.
North of Exit 18, Indiana 57 North joins Interstate 164 as it approaches Exit 20 A-B, serving Interstate 64. Interstate 64 goes for 954 miles from Wentzville, Missouri east through St. Louis, Louisville, Lexington, Charleston, and Richmond before ending in Chesapeake, Virginia. Photo taken 01/02/16.
Construction of then-Interstate 164 replaced the original diamond interchange between Indiana 57 and I-64, and a portion of the SR 57 alignment. Despite the lack of an Indiana 57 shield with the new Interstate 69 shield, the two routes overlap. Photo taken 01/01/16.
One mile south of the full-cloverleaf interchange (Exits 21A/B) with Interstate 64 along Interstate 69 & Indiana 57 north. Interstate 64 is generally a rural route across southern Indiana, with the exception of the Falls City area. I-64 travels 123 miles from the Wabash River near Griffin to the Sherman Minton Bridge at New Albany. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Interstate 69 enters Gibson County at the off-ramp (Exit 21A) to Interstate 64 east to Louisville, Kentucky. The former Interstate 164 officially ended here while Interstate 69 began its new southern alignment across Indiana. I-69 and Indiana 57 north continue north of this location on the first completed stretch of Interstate 69 in southern Indiana. Interstate 69, as of early 2016, does not have a control city for northbound traffic; though it is all but assured it will be either Bloomington or Indianapolis. Previously Petersburg occupied the space beneath the Interstate 69 and Indiana 57 on the guide sign. Photo taken 11/07/11.
Exit 21B loops onto Interstate 64 west to Mount Vernon, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Interstate 69 was first extended for two miles to the north on September 29, 2009 when this cloverleaf interchange was realigned to connect two freeways. Prior to that, Indiana 57 continued as a two-lane highway to the northeast of this exit. Photo taken 11/07/11.


 


Photo Credits:

  • 10/19/09 by Thomas Decker.
  • 05/27/11 by AARoads.
  • 11/07/11 by AARoads.
  • 01/01/16 by Thomas Decker.
  • 01/02/16 by Thomas Decker.

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Lloyd Expressway - Indiana 62 and Indiana 66

Page Updated 01-06-2016.