Indiana State Road 64 Information

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State Road 64 marker

State Road 64
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length107.49 mi [2] (172.99 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1926 [1]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 15 at the Wabash River, near Mount Carmel, Illinois
  US 41 in Princeton
I-69 near Oakland City
US 231 at Huntingburg
East end I-64 / SR 62 near Edwardsville
Location
Counties Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, Harrison, Pike
Highway system
I-64 I-65
Western terminus at Illinois Route 15, this usually congested bridge once crossed the Wabash River to Mount Carmel, Illinois

State Road 64 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east–west highway that crosses most of the southern portion of the state, covering a distance of about 107 miles (172 km).

The route parallels Interstate 64, which often causes confusion, as the widest distance between them is 20 miles at the Wabash River, and both routes exist in Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Gibson, and Harrison Counties. It is often referred to as Indiana 64 to distinguish it from the Interstate.

Route description

State Road 64 begins at a bridge across the Wabash River at Mount Carmel, Illinois, connecting it with Illinois Route 15. It ends at Interstate 64 near Edwardsville. For the bulk of its length, it runs parallel to Interstate 64 and approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of it. Most of the route is two-lane undivided highway, with undivided multi-lane segments in the city of Princeton around the junction of U.S. Route 41, and through the city of Huntingburg as well as near English.

Traffic Congestion

Traffic conditions on the stretch between Princeton and Mount Carmel are notorious for often being congested with large amounts of coal trucks between local mines and Gibson Generating Station, located near the route's western terminus and Illinois resident employees of both the plant and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and suppliers in Princeton using the same two lane road in their commute combined with decreases in local grocery stores resulting in more senior citizens on the main roads often result in severe traffic congestion during two distinct periods in the day. Due to the coal truck traffic from Gibson County Coal's new mine near Owensville, the Indiana 64-65 CR 650 Intersection, located halfway between Princeton and Mount Carmel, received a long awaited upgrade from flashing lights to a full traffic light intersection in December 2014, allowing a more orderly traffic flow and reducing the amount of fatal crashes at the junction. 2 people were killed at this intersection in 2017. In addition, others have been killed in 2016 and 2017. The Gibson County Sheriff department and Indiana State Police seldom patrol this stretch of deadly highway. A new coal loading facility is being built adjacent to this stretch of highway which has already increased the number of accidents prior to the opening of the facility. Despite INDOT continuing to insist there is no need, many commuters in both Indiana and Illinois have been pushing for widening it to 4 lanes, in part or in whole from Princeton to Mount Carmel.

Until late 2010, at the western end of the highway were two very narrow bridges that typically handled[ citation needed] at least 900-1,200 vehicles a day, doubling to ~2,000 a day vehicles during Mount Carmel's Ag Days, Lone Ranger Festival, and other holidays. Excavation began on a parallel replacement bridge in April 2008, and the new bridge was opened (with the highway realigned appropriately) in December 2010.

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi [2]kmDestinationsNotes
Gibson White River Township0.000.00 IL 15 west – Mt. CarmelWestern terminus of SR 64
Patoka Township4.717.58 SR 65 south – Owensville, CynthianaWestern end of SR 65 concurrency
Princeton9.5615.39 US 41 – Evansville, Terre Haute
11.2618.12 SR 65 north – PetersburgEastern end of SR 65 concurrency
Oakland City I-69 – EvansvilleOnly Southbound Sign has destination.
Northbound current only says "I-69 North" until route is completed to Indianapolis
22.8736.81 SR 57 – Evansville
24.2839.07 SR 357 north – Oakland CityTo Oakland City University
Pike Patoka Township29.8848.09 SR 61 – Boonville, Petersburg
Lockhart Township36.4058.58 SR 257 – Stendal, Washington
Dubois Patoka Township41.8967.42 SR 161 south – HollandNorthern terminus of SR 161
Huntingburg46.2774.46 US 231 – Dale, Jasper
Jackson Township50.8881.88 SR 162 – Ferdinand, Jasper
Birdseye61.3198.67 SR 145 southWestern end of SR 145 concurrency
Crawford Patoka Township65.66105.67 SR 145 north – French LickEastern end of SR 145 concurrency
Eckerty SR 37 south – Tell CityWestern end of SR 37 concurrency
English SR 37 north / SR 237 south – PaoliEastern end of SR 37 concurrency; Northern terminus of SR 237
Marengo82.30132.45 SR 66 west – Tell CityWestern end of SR 66 concurrency
Whiskey Run Township85.98138.37 SR 66 eastEastern end of SR 66 concurrency
Harrison Depauw90.00144.84 SR 337 south – CorydonNorthern terminus of SR 337
New Salisbury SR 135 – Corydon, Salem
Jackson Township99.16159.58 SR 335 southSouthern terminus of the southern section of SR 335
Floyd Georgetown Township107.49172.99 I-64 / SR 62 – Evansville, New AlbanyEastern terminus of SR 64
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15.

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