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SR 66 west
Beginning on SR 66 west of its interchange with SR 261 in southwestern Warrick County. SR 66 is a 150-mile highway that stretches from U.S. 150 in Orange County to the Wabash River in Posey County. The highway has been widened to four lanes from western Spencer County as it has become a major commuter route from the southeast into Evansville. West of SR 261 the highway widens to six lanes. At this point, the highway is still designated as SR 66 as it is three miles from Interstate 164. But for continuity's sake, this highway is often still called the Lloyd Expressway. The sign states that Evansville is only four miles away, but downtown is a few more beyond that. 03/06/10
SR 66 heading west across the retail developed sections of Newburgh (population 3,325). Warrick County (population 59,689) is the 7th fastest growing county in Indiana and the fastest growing in southwest Indiana. It has developed as part of the overspill of suburbs from Evansville and it today contains the bedroom communities of Newburgh, Chandler, and the county seat of Boonville. Newburgh has spilled out from its original town along the Ohio River and moved northward along SR 66 and northeast toward Boonville. Newburgh also contains some of the more affluent communities of the Tri-State Area (Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois, and the Owensboro-Henderson, Kentucky area). 03/06/10
A dynamic message board sign straddles the Lloyd Expressway as the highway approaches Evansville. INDOT has installed these signs along with mile markers along the major interstate, U.S., and state highways throughout the Evansville area. 03/06/10
SR 66 continues west as it goes through undeveloped land that is reserved for future retail development. The highway maintains the six lanes all the way to downtown Evansville. In the distance, the Interstate 164 interchange can be seen. 03/06/10
Approaching the Epworth Road intersection, a guide sign for Interstate 164 appears. The four-lane interstate linking U.S. 41 and Interstate 64/Interstate 69 is only a half mile away. 03/06/10
SR 66 at the Epworth Road intersection. Epworth Road is a four-lane arterial along the far western edge of Warrick County. It starts at SR 662 (Covert Avenue), crosses SR 66 and SR 62 and then turns west to become Lynch Road, a similar four-lane road that connects Interstate 164 with U.S. 41. Epworth Road marks the next area for development along the Lloyd after Interstate 164, as seen from the construction of the Deaconess Gateway Hospital, a suburban hospital complex that serves Newburgh. 03/06/10
Finally, SR 66 has its interchange with Interstate 164. Interstate 164 is a 21 mile spur of Interstate 64 that connects the major west-east interstate with the Evansville area. The highway is designated as the Robert Orr Highway and will become Interstate 69 for the majority of its length in the future. The northbound ramp guide sign indicates that Interstate 64 can be accessed going this way, as will Interstate 69 when more of the southern extension is constructed. A cloverleaf interchange facilitates movements between SR 66 and Interstate 164. At this point, traffic wanting just to head to downtown Evansville is better off taking Interstate 164 south to the Veterans Memorial Parkway. Traffic heading to the retail centers of eastern Evansville should stay west along SR 66. 03/06/10
West of the Interstate 164 interchange, SR 66 enters Vanderburgh County (population 179,703) and thus becomes the Lloyd Expressway. Vanderburgh County is the economic and cultural hub of the Tri-State area and is the seventh largest county by population in Indiana, and the eighth smallest in size. As the Lloyd enters Vanderburgh County, it also enters Evansville (population 117,429). Evansville, Indiana's third largest city, takes up most of the southern part of Vanderburgh County and is the major service and cultural center for the area. 10/10/09
The Lloyd Expressway approached its first signalized intersection west of Interstate 164, with Cross Pointe Boulevard. Cross Pointe Boulevard is a connector road between the Lloyd Expressway and the SR 62 (Morgan Avenue)/Interstate 164 interchange. The area surrounding the interchange with the Lloyd Expressway (SR 66) and Interstate 164 is filled with restaurants, shopping centers, and hotels. This area has the highest concentration of such services in the Evansville area, adding to the traffic in the region. 10/10/09
The Lloyd Expressway approaches the Burkhardt Road intersection. Burkhardt Road is a major four-lane north-south road connecting Morgan Avenue (SR 62) to the north with the Lloyd Expressway to the south. Burkhardt Road also leads to several big-box stores that are located here due to the close access to the Lloyd Expressway. Double left turn lanes on each side emphasize the traffic that flows through here, This has prompted INDOT to consider their next location for an interchange along the Lloyd Expressway to be here at Burkhardt Road, planned competition date? 2035. For the next few decades, traffic here will help to epitomize the slow-going nature of the Lloyd Expressway. 10/10/09
The Lloyd Expressway maintains six lanes heading west of Burkhardt Road as it continues toward downtown Evansville. In the median is a mile marker sign that is marked with the SR 66 shield. Evansville is the only location in Indiana where state highways are given mile markers. With this mile marker we are 30.8 miles east of the western terminus at the Wabash River. 10/10/09
The Lloyd Expressway westbound at the Brentwood Drive intersection. This links up to more shopping centers that lie adjacent to the expressway. From Burkhardt Road westward, frontage roads line the Lloyd providing access to the various shopping centers. This leads to only a few actual at grade intersections with stoplights, it's just the heavy traffic that flows through these expressways that cause the stop and go nature of the highway. 10/10/09
A mileage sign along the Lloyd Expressway gives the distances to the first three interchanges along the highway: Green River Road (1/4 mile,) Boeke Road (1 3/4 miles), and Weinbach Avenue (2 1/2 miles). The first exit, Green River Road is just ahead. Green River Road is the primary commercial hub of Evansville with a busy four-lane north-south arterial. The Eastland Mall is located just north of the Lloyd Expressway off of Green River Road. 10/10/09
The Lloyd Expressway at the Green River Road interchange. A pedestrian overpass spans the Lloyd connecting the north side of the highway with William Henry Harrison High School. The interchange of the Lloyd with Green River Road is a single-point urban interchange, the first in southwest Indiana. It is also the newest of interchanges along the eastern half of the Lloyd being built in the late 1990s. 10/10/09
A view of the westbound Lloyd Expressway as it goes over the Green River Road interchange. The expressway takes on a more urban feel with streetlights lining the highway and more of a divided highway nature. The expressway west of Green River Road is not yet a freeway. The traffic counts through this section are over 50,000 VPD, with the section of the Lloyd from Green River Road west to U.S. 41 being the busiest stretch of highway in southwest Indiana. 10/10/09
West of the Green River Road interchange, the Lloyd Expressway approaches the intersection with Stockwell Road. Stockwell Road is a collector road that connects the Lloyd to Morgan Avenue (SR 62) and provides a link to several automobile dealerships around the area. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway approaches the Vann Avenue intersection. Vann Avenue is a major 4-lane north-south road that head across the southeast side of Evansville. The Vann Avenue intersection is the last at-grade junction until west of Downtown Evansville (not including the interchange ramps at U.S. 41). 10/19/09
Now heading west on the "freeway" portion of the Lloyd Expressway, the Boeke Road interchange is straight ahead. Boeke Road is another north-south arterial that spans the east side of Evansville. Roberts Stadium, its various sports fields, and Wesselman Park and Nature Preserve can be accessed via Boeke Road. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway at the Boeke Road interchange. This segment of the Lloyd Expressway generally has frontage roads along both sides. The frontage road on the north side of the Lloyd is Division Street and on the south side is John Street. The Boeke Road interchange is a slip ramp that goes to Division Street to get to Boeke Road. 10/19/09
West of the Boeke Road interchange, a guide sign announces the distances to the next three interchanges along the Lloyd, for Weinbach Avenue (1/4 mile,) U.S. 41 (1 1/2 miles,) and Garvin Street (2 1/4 miles). 10/19/09
This view of the Lloyd Expressway highlights some of the features of the highway. Pedestrian overpasses cross the highway at various points to connect both sides of the highway. These overpasses are used more along this highway than anywhere else in Indiana. The frontage roads of Division (westbound) and John (eastbound) Streets are also seen along with the entrance ramp coming from the Boeke Road interchange and the exit ramp to Weinbach Avenue. This section of the Lloyd Expressway has a 50 mile per hour speed limit along it. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway at the Weinbach Avenue interchange. Weinbach Avenue is another major north-south arterial that makes a direct connection to the Diamond Avenue Expressway (SR 66) west of U.S. 41. Weinbach Avenue also provides the best access to the University of Evansville. West of this interchange, the Lloyd provides another exit to Willow Road, between Weinbach Avenue and U.S. 41, which is now 1 mile to the west. 10/19/09
West of the Willow Road interchange, a guide sign announces the distances to the next three interchange along the Lloyd, for U.S. 41 (1/4 mile,) Garvin Street (3/4 mile,) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (1 mile). Downtown Evansville is now about a couple of miles away.
U.S. 41 is the main highway bisecting the city of Evansville from north to south, providing a four-lane expressway across the city. The US Route is a 280-mile highway that is the main north-south route across western Indiana. It begins southeast of Chicago, goes through Hammond, Schererville, Kentland, Attica, Rockville, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Princeton, and Evansville as it journeys across the state. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway now meets up with U.S. 41. At the Lloyd Expressway, the control cities for U.S. 41 are Vincennes for northbound and Henderson, Kentucky for southbound. Furthermore, SR 66 now leaves the Lloyd Expressway and goes north along U.S. 41 for about two miles before turning off along the Diamond Avenue Expressway, which goes northwest of the city. The interchange between the Lloyd and U.S. 41 is a parclo interchange that provides for free-flowing movement along U.S. 41 with stoplights at the two ramps to the Lloyd. This is the only place along the Lloyd from between Vann Avenue and Wabash Street west of downtown that contains stoplights. Future plans originally called for a cloverleaf interchange between the two highways, however that has been changed to another parclo interchange, but allowing for the Lloyd Expressway to be free-flowing with stoplights along U.S. 41. Currently, the loop ramps at this interchange are in the northwest and southeast quadrants, the future interchange will have the loops in the other two quadrants instead. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway now becomes SR 62 west, carrying on the highway that enters along Morgan Avenue before following U.S. 41 south to the Lloyd Expressway. The name Lloyd Expressway is the control "city" along this stretch of the highway.
SR 62 is a 228 highway that crosses southern Indiana from Dillsboro (outside of Cincinnati) to west of Mount Vernon at the Wabash River. This highway remains SR 62 all the way out of Evansville and to the Illinois border. Up ahead, Garvin and John Street provide the first exit toward downtown. The Lloyd Expressway maintains six lanes through the central part of Evansville. 10/19/09
Indiana State Road 62 west
West of the U.S. 41 interchange, the Lloyd Expressway (now SR 62) approaches Downtown Evansville. The heart of the downtown is along a curve in the Ohio River that brings the river up via a horseshoe bend toward the expressway before flowing back toward the south. Downtown Evansville is the second largest Central Business District in Indiana to have access to a freeway, or freeway like highway, after Indianapolis. Up ahead are the distances to the next three interchanges at Garvin Street(1/4 mile), Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (3/4 mile), and Fulton Avenue (1 3/4 miles). Note that at the time of this photograph the Fulton Avenue interchange had yet been constructed, so the distance refers to the previous intersection with the Lloyd and Fulton Avenue. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway at the interchange with Division, Garvin, and Main Streets. As with the eastern part of the highway, this section of the expressway uses a frontage road system through downtown. Division Street is again the westbound pair of the frontage road system with John Street as the eastbound pair. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway now at the slip ramp onto Division Street with access to Garvin and Main Streets. Garvin Street is a part of a one-way pair with Governor Street, with Garvin going north and Governor going south. In addition, Division Street provides access to Heidelbach Avenue as well as Main Street, of which the southbound lanes turn into Vine Street, providing a diagonal route into downtown along the original city grid which was aligned to the Ohio River. Note that Governor, Heidelbach, and Vine are not listed amongst the signs. Up ahead, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and First Avenue is one half mile away. A brown attraction signs directs travelers to use First Avenue to access The Centre convention center, Victory Theatre and Willard Library, a well-known attraction that is supposedly haunted. 10/19/09
The Lloyd Expressway crosses over Garvin and Governor Streets at it approaches the interchange with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and First Avenue. Division and John Streets remain the frontage roads along the highway all the way to Fulton Avenue. At this point of the expressway, the street grid to the south turns to 45 degree streets which form the standard downtown grid for Evansville. Because the horseshoe bend of the Ohio River, in which the river flows from southeast to northwest, the streets are aligned accordingly. North of the Lloyd Expressway, and originally Division Street, the grid returns to a typical north-south and west-east pattern. 10/19/09
Approaching the ramp for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and First Avenue, a mileage sign announces the distances to the next three crossings. The new Fulton Avenue interchange is 3/4 mile while the at-grade intersections of Wabash Avenue and St. Joseph Avenue are 1 3/4 and 2 1/4 miles away respectively. 06/18/11
The slip ramp for Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and First Avenue exits off the Lloyd Expressway. This is the most direct interchange to downtown Evansville. From Division Street, the first stoplight is with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Old NW 7th Street) which links up toward the convention center, Victory Theatre, and the new Ford Center basketball arena, home of the University of Evansville Purple Aces. North of the Lloyd Expressway, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard turns to the north and becomes Mary Street. The next stoplight then connects with First Avenue to the north of the expressway and NW 3rd Street to the south, providing another link to downtown. 06/18/11
The Lloyd Expressway crosses First Avenue along a newer section of highway that now spans across Fulton Avenue. Before the Fulton Avenue interchange was built, the highway returned to at-grade expressway with its first light at Fulton. At the time of this photograph, the bridge going across Fulton Avenue and Pigeon Creek had been built and the highway was free flowing past Fulton Avenue. Fulton Avenue is a major north-south four lane arterial across the heart of Evansville. To the south, the road becomes Riverside Drive which provides access to Casino Aztar and Riverfront Park. Riverside Avenue becomes the Veterans Memorial Parkway, a four lane spur that connects directly with Interstate 164 and U.S. 41. Past this point, Wabash Avenue is one mile away, with St. Joseph Avenue at 1 1/2 miles and Barker Avenue at 2 miles. 06/18/11
Now at the new interchange with Fulton Avenue. Until the Fulton Avenue interchange was built, there was a an acceleration slip ramp from Division Street (past Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and First Avenue), but the closeness to the new interchange prompted INDOT to close it. So, traffic that intends on heading west on the expressway now has to go past Fulton Avenue to access the expressway via a new entrance ramp. 06/18/11
The Lloyd Expressway prepares to change lanes to a new configuration as the highway crosses of Pigeon Creek. The creek forms the boundary between downtown Evansville and the west side of the city and is being developed into a greenway corridor for the community. At this point, the Ohio River reaches its northernmost point in the city, as it is now only a few hundred feet from the expressway. 03/06/12
Entering the Wabash Avenue intersection along SR 62 west. Wabash Avenue provides access to Franklin Street, which originally carried SR 62 & 66 across Evansville before it was moved to the Division Street corridor (which preceded the Lloyd Expressway). The avenue is also given the name "Avenue of Flags" because of the numerous flags that line its median from the Lloyd Expressway north to Franklin Street. 03/06/12
The Lloyd Expressway after the bridge of Pigeon Creek approaches its first intersection since the exit ramps off of U.S. 41. This is the point where the expressway nature of the highway returns. New signage up above indicates the distances to St. Joseph Avenue (1/2 mile), and Barker Avenue (1 mile). Unlike on previous signage, St. Joseph Avenue is an at-grade intersection with the Lloyd. 03/06/12
West of Wabash Avenue, the Lloyd Expressway passes several industrial centers along the Ohio River as it approaches the major intersection with St. Joseph Avenue. To the south, the Mead Johnson Nutritionals plant can be viewed. A couple of blocks to the north of the Lloyd is Franklin Street. This street is home to one of the largest street fairs in the country, the West side Nut Club Fall Festival. This week-long festival is undoubtedly the largest event in Evansville during the year and brings over 150,000 visitors to enjoy the carnival-like setting and the unique food vendors, selling such items like chocolate-covered grasshoppers and (Cow) Brain Sandwiches. Franklin Street can be accessed via either Wabash Street or St. Joseph Avenue. 03/06/12
Now coming up to the St. Joseph Avenue intersection, traffic bound for Meeker Zoo is advised to head north along St. Joseph Avenue to that destination. 03/06/12
The Lloyd Expressway at the St. Joseph Avenue intersection. St. Joseph Avenue is the major north-south road across the west side of Evansville, retaining four lanes up to the Diamond Avenue Expressway (SR 66). Before the Diamond Avenue Expressway, St. Joseph Avenue was SR 66 and U.S. 460 from Division Street northward. St. Joseph Avenue is often mentioned in talks for a new interchange with the Lloyd, but there is no timeline as to when one may be built. 03/06/12
West of St. Joseph Avenue, the Lloyd Expressway assumes a freeway-like standard for the next mile to the west. The pedestrian overpass ahead provides a connection to the Mead Johnson Nutritionals Plant with a parking lot on the north side of the road. The upcoming stretch of expressway is actually the oldest part of the highway. Just past the overpass, is a simple right in/right out interchange with Lemcke Avenue, providing a quick access to the previously mentioned parking lot. To the left, the acceleration ramp from Pennsylvania Avenue eastbound enters the Lloyd going east. 03/06/12
A sign appears announcing the upcoming interchange with North Barker Avenue. The exit is listed as being 800 feet from here. 03/06/12
The interchange with North Barker Avenue is a simple ramp that goes to Barker Avenue and heads north. While there is little signage to mention it, South Barker Avenue is up ahead at the next interchange ramp. This section of the Lloyd Expressway contains a mismatch of ramps leading to the neighboring streets. 03/06/13
The Lloyd Expressway goes below the Barker Avenue overpass. A sign announcing the exit for South Barker Avenue is partially visible to the right. The ramp is a quick loop that utilizes Igleheart Avenue just north of the expressway to reach Barker Avenue. The Lloyd at this spot reduces from six to four lanes for the first time since SR 261 in Newburgh. The highway will retain this lane configuration all the way to Mount Vernon. 03/06/12
An entrance ramp from Igleheart Avenue, serving Barker Avenue to westbound Lloyd traffic appears. After the entrance ramp from Igleheart Avenue/Barker Avenue, there is another slip ramp that heads off to Corberrie Avenue in the direction of Tekoppel Avenue. The ramps in this area are very localized and serve little traffic other than those living nearby. Beyond Barker Avenue, there are at grade junctions, but no crossover traffic is permitted, allowing the Lloyd to remain free-flowing through the neighborhood. 03/06/12
An SR 62 shield posted to the west of the Corberrie Avenue off-ramp. To the right you can see Corberrie Avenue heading west toward Tekoppel Avenue, which runs north-south across the west side of Evansville from Hogue Road south to Dixie Flyer Road by the Ohio River. 03/06/12
The guardrail in the middle is located at the crossover with Ingel Avenue, preventing traffic from crossing the highway. Westbound Lloyd traffic can only go north on Ingel Avenue. Ahead in the distance, the primary shopping district for the west side appears. 03/06/12
The Lloyd Expressway, now a true four-lane expressway, approaches the intersection with Rosenberger Avenue. Rosenberger, along with the upcoming Red Bank Avenue serve the shopping centers of the west side. These shopping centers also serve the nearby University of Southern Indiana and will see an influx of traffic with students during the school year. 03/06/12
Now in the heart of the west side commercial district along the Lloyd Expressway. This area is the last stretch of motorist services until Mount Vernon and also serves the residents of Posey County who often come to these shopping centers to avoid the more crowded commercial district on the east side. Up ahead on the expressway is Red Bank Road, serving several shopping complexes and restaurants. 03/06/12
The Lloyd Expressway exits the city limits of Evansville beyond the approaching Red Bank Road intersection, which serves a number of adjacent shopping centers. Traffic bound for Burdette Park should head south on Red Bank Road past the Pearl Drive intersection, which connects Red Bank Road with additional retail. 03/06/12
West of Red Bank Road, the Lloyd Expressway starts transitioning from a suburban to a rural zone. The sign mentions the county seat of Posey County, Mount Vernon which is 13 miles away. The Port of Indiana, a major shipping port serving the region along the Ohio River, is also 13 miles away to the east of Mount Vernon. The Lloyd Expressway, becoming SR 62 at the Vanderburgh-Posey County Line, remains a four lane highway to Mount Vernon and the Port of Indiana. 03/06/12
Up ahead is the intersection with Boehne Camp Road, the last access point to the west side shopping centers. 03/06/12
West of the Boehne Camp Road intersection, a guide sign announcing the last interchange along the Lloyd Expressway appears, for University Parkway, a four-lane expressway that connects the Lloyd Expressway (SR 62) with the Diamond Avenue Expressway (SR 66). The parkway is part of a new highway that is expected to connect the Lloyd and Diamond Expressways with Interstate 64, although there is no projected date for when the parkway will be finished that far north. 03/06/12
The University of Southern Indiana (USI) was formed as a auxiliary campus of the Indiana State University based out of Terre Haute. The college few to become its own institution. It is primarily a commuter campus for the Southwest Indiana region with most of its students living within Vanderburgh County. 03/06/12
The Lloyd Expressway (SR 62) has an intersection with Schutte Road at the half-mile mark to the University Parkway interchange. Schutte Road connects the expressway with several housing subdivisions that are located around the University of Southern Indiana campus. 03/06/12
A diamond interchange joins University Parkway with the Lloyd Expressway to provide the main gateway into the University of Southern Indiana campus. University Parkway was proposed as a four-lane road, but for a time served only as a boulevard through the USI campus. In 2009 it was extended north to Upper Mount Vernon Road and in 2012 up to Diamond Avenue Expressway (SR 66). The highway serves to provide a connection between both highways on the far west side of Evansville, with access to Interstate 64 available via SR 66 and SR 65 or U.S. 41. 03/06/12
Turning southward, SR 62 (Lloyd Expressway) continues from the USI area another ten miles to Mt. Vernon. 11/20/12
SR 62 crosses the Posey County line as the Lloyd Expressway formally ends. The state road remains a four-lane highway for another 9.8 miles before entering the city of Mount Vernon.
Eight miles west from the Posey County seat is the abash Memorial Toll Bridge over the Wabash River and connection with Illinois 141. 11/20/12

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10/10/09, 10/19/09, 03/06/10, 06/18/11, 03/06/12, 11/20/12, 03/06/13 by Thomas Decker

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