State Road 63

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Indiana 63 until 2008 was a continuous north-south highway across far western Indiana that stretched for 96 miles from U.S. 41 in Warren County to Merom in Sullivan County along the Wabash River. In 2008, the highway was decommissioned in its central section from the north side of Terre Haute to Prairie Creek in southwest Vigo County. Today, there is a 16-mile stretch of Indiana 63 from Indiana 58 in Merom to Indiana 246 in Prairie Creek and the larger 61-mile section from Terre Haute to U.S. 41 near Carbondale.

The 61-mile stretch of Indiana 63 is a four-lane expressway that complements the four-lane sections of U.S. 41 to the south of Terre Haute and north of Carbondale, completing a four-lane highway that stretches across western Indiana from Chicago to Evansville. Indiana 63 takes over for the two-lane stretch of U.S. 41 that goes through Parke and Fountain Counties. This stretch contains more hilly terrain and couldn't be widened for four lanes, so Indiana 63 was widened on the other side of the Wabash River. It was in the 1970s when Indiana 63, which went through Vermillion County from Terre Haute to Clinton and northward, was widened to the four-lane expressway. The original stretch of Indiana 63 still exists in various segments, numbered as Indiana 263 in Warren County.

Indiana 63 Highway Guides

Indiana 63 scenes
A close-up look at Indiana 63 and Indiana 163 shields at their intersection to the west of Clinton. Photo taken 03/09/12.
Westbound at the U.S. 36 interchange in central Vermillion County, Evansville is the control city for southbound Indiana 63. This is an example of a control city that is not served by the highway as Indiana 63 gets no closer than 88 miles from Evansville. Still, traffic coming from Northwest Indiana en route to Evansville will use Indiana 63 to get back to U.S. 41. Photo taken 01/03/10.
Eastbound at the U.S. 36 interchange in central Vermillion County, Chicago is the control city for northbound Indiana 63. This is an example of a control city that is not served by the highway as Indiana 63 gets no closer than 112 miles from Chicago. Still, traffic coming from Southwest Indiana en route to Chicago will use Indiana 63 to get back to U.S. 41. Photo taken 01/03/10.
Eastbound at the U.S. 136 interchange with Indiana 63 in southern Warren County. Once again, Evansville and Chicago are listed as controls along the four-lane expressway. Photo taken 05/14/10.
Passing over Indiana 63 along U.S. 136 westbound at their diamond interchange. The interchange was constructed by 1979. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Approaching the southbound on-ramp to the Indiana 63 expressway leading south to Perryville, Newport, and Clinton. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 63 south enters Vermillion County on the 1.6 mile drive to Exit 4 of Interstate 74. Photo taken 11/04/11.



Photo Credits:

  • 01/03/10 by Thomas Decker.
  • 05/14/10 by Thomas Decker.
  • 11/04/11 by AARoads.
  • 03/09/12 by Thomas Decker.

Connect with:
Interstate 74

Page Updated 10-04-2013.