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State Road 62 (SR 62) in the U.S. state of Indiana is an east–west route that travels 228 miles (367 km) from the Illinois state line in the southwest corner of Indiana to the Louisville, Kentucky area, then northeast toward the Cincinnati, Ohio area.

State Road 62 marker

State Road 62
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length203.823 mi[2] (328.021 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1926[1]–present
Major junctions
West end IL 141 on the Wabash Memorial Bridge at the Illinois state line
 
East end SR 262 at Dillsboro
Location
CountiesClark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Perry, Posey, Ripley, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick
Highway system
SR 61SR 63

Route descriptionEdit

 
View along SR 62 facing west approaching the Wabash Memorial Bridge

SR 62 begins at the Wabash Memorial Bridge over the Wabash River between New Haven, Illinois and Posey County. It travels through Mount Vernon, Indiana and then becomes a divided highway as it approaches Evansville. Within Evansville, SR 62 forms part of the Lloyd Expressway, a divided expressway-grade highway that serves as a major east-west traffic artery through the city. The expressway contains a mix of intersections and interchanges. Nearly halfway through the city, the expressway meets US 41 and SR 62 leaves the expressway, running north concurrently with US 41 and SR 66. At Morgan Avenue, SR 62 turns east and leaves Evansville.

East of Evansville, the four lane divided road continues to Chandler and then on to Boonville. It then becomes a two-lane road. For much of its trip through Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Harrison, and western Floyd counties, it is narrow, winding, and hilly.

SR 62 travels concurrently with I-64 and I-265, bypassing the cities of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville. The highway then turns to the northeast, serving the cities of Charlestown, Hanover, then having a junction at SR 56, and Madison before ending at SR 262 just south of US 50 at Dillsboro.

The highway forms part of the Lincoln Heritage Trail.

HistoryEdit

 
Western terminus of SR 62, at the Wabash Memorial Bridge on the Wabash River

In the pre-Interstate era, SR 62 between Evansville and New Albany was also part of US 460, a heavily traveled route between St. Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky before I-64 supplanted it as a through route.

Before the extension of I-265, SR 62 traveled directly through the cities of New Albany, Clarksville, and Jeffersonville.

Lloyd ExpresswayEdit

West of US 41, SR 62 is known as the Lloyd Expressway within Vanderburgh County.[dubious ] It is named in honor of former Mayor Russell G. Lloyd, Sr. who was assassinated after leaving office in 1980. Evansville residents use the term "expressway" loosely due to the large number of stoplights along the Evansville stretch of the route. It is usually referred to simply as "the Lloyd".[citation needed]

The road was built in various stages and officially opened on July 19, 1988. The west section of the expressway was completed in the 1950s with plans to continue it east at a later date as funding became available. The $160 million expressway supplants the old Division Street/Pennsylvania Avenue corridor through the city, allowing drivers to travel from one end of the city to the other with much greater ease.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
PoseyBlack Township0.000.00  IL 141 west – New HavenWestern terminus of SR 62 at Wabash Memorial Bridge.
Mount Vernon5.428.72  SR 69 southWestern end of SR 69 concurrency
10.7117.24  SR 69 north – GriffinEastern terminus of SR 69 concurrency
VanderburghEvansville28.1545.30   US 41 south / SR 66 east – Tell City, HendersonSouthern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences. Known as the Lloyd Expressway from this interchange to the Posey County line
29.7847.93   US 41 north / SR 66 west – Vincennes, New HarmonyNorthern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences. Between I-69 and US 41, this stretch is known as Morgan Avenue.
33.7154.25  I-69 – Evansville
WarrickBoonville44.2571.21  SR 261 south – NewburghNorthern terminus of SR 261
44.6671.87  SR 61 southWestern end of SR 61 concurrency
45.3272.94  SR 61 north – PetersburgEastern end of SR 61 concurrency
Skelton Township50.3881.08  SR 161 south – Richland CityWestern end of SR 161 concurrency
55.5789.43  SR 161 north – TennysonEastern end of SR 161 concurrency
SpencerJackson Township59.2695.37  US 231 south – ChrisneySouthern end of US 213 concurrency
Gentryville63.06101.49  SR 162 east – Santa ClausWestern terminus of SR 162
Dale67.68108.92  US 231 north – HuntingburgNorthern end of US 231 concurrency
  SR 68 west – LynnvilleEastern terminus of SR 68
Carter Township68.71110.58  SR 245 south – Santa ClausNorthern terminus of SR 245 (spur to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari)
Harrison Township73.85118.85  SR 162 – Santa Claus, Ferdinand
78.05125.61  SR 545 south – TroyNorthern terminus of the southern section of SR 545.
PerryClark Township86.58139.34  SR 145 – Birdseye
St. Croix92.77149.30  SR 37 – Tell City
CrawfordSulphur100.06161.03   SR 66 west to SR 237 north – Derby, EnglishWestern end of SR 66 concurrency
Leavenworth107.84173.55  SR 66 east – MarengoEastern end of SR 66 concurrency
HarrisonWhite Cloud116.01186.70  SR 462 southNorthern terminus of SR 462 (spur to Harrison-Crawford State Forest).
Corydon122.99197.93  SR 135 – Mauckport, Salem
124.16199.82  SR 337 north – DepauwNorthern end of SR 337 concurrency
124.27199.99  SR 337 southSouthern end of SR 337 concurrency
FloydGeorgetown Township136.53219.72  SR 11Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 11.
139.13223.91118   I-64 west / SR 64 west – EvansvilleGeorgetownWestern end of I-64; eastern terminus of SR 64
Floyds Knobs140.97226.87119  US 150 west – GreenvilleWestern end of US 150 concurrency
New Albany144.69232.86121
0
    I-64 east / I-265 east / US 150 east – New Albany, LouisvilleEastern end of I-64 and US 150; western terminus and end of I-265 concurrency; Exit 121 on I-64 and Exit 0 on I-265
147.43237.273  SR 111 – New Albany
148.32238.704  SR 311 – New Albany, Sellersburg
ClarkJeffersonville150.90242.857  I-65 – Indianapolis, Louisville
153.93247.7310  I-265 eastEastern end of I 265 concurrency
Charlestown161.11259.28  SR 3 north – CharlestownSouthern terminus of SR 3
ClarkJefferson
county line
WashingtonSaluda
township line
176.30283.73  SR 362 westEastern terminus of SR 362S
JeffersonHanover183.11294.69  SR 356 westEastern terminus of SR 356
183.40295.15  SR 56 west – ScottsburgWestern end of SR 56 concurrency
188.47303.31  SR 56 east – MadisonEastern end of SR 56 concurrency
188.60303.52  SR 256 – Austin, Madison
Madison192.57309.91  SR 7 – Madison, North Vernon
195.24314.21  US 421 – Madison, Versailles
Jefferson Proving Ground200.58322.80  SR 250 westWestern end of SR 250 concurrency
Canaan207.79334.41  SR 250 eastEastern end of SR 250 concurrency
RipleyCross Plains212.23341.55  SR 129 southSouthern end of SR 129 concurrency
214.70345.53  SR 129 northNorthern end of SR 129 concurrency
DearbornDillsboro227.19365.63   SR 262 to US 50Eastern terminus of SR 62.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. SR 62. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Driving Division was frustrating, scary". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2007.

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