Indiana State Road 62
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.
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length||203.823 mi (328.021 km)|
|Existed||October 1, 1926–present|
|West end||IL 141 on the Wabash Memorial Bridge at the Illinois state line|
|East end||SR 262 at Dillsboro|
|Counties||Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Perry, Posey, Ripley, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick|
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.
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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.
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".
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.
|Posey||Black Township||0.00||0.00||IL 141 west – New Haven||Western terminus of SR 62 at Wabash Memorial Bridge.|
|Mount Vernon||5.42||8.72||SR 69 south||Western end of SR 69 concurrency|
|10.71||17.24||SR 69 north – Griffin||Eastern terminus of SR 69 concurrency|
|Vanderburgh||Evansville||28.15||45.30||US 41 south / SR 66 east – Tell City, Henderson||Southern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences. Known as the Lloyd Expressway from this interchange to the Posey County line|
|29.78||47.93||US 41 north / SR 66 west – Vincennes, New Harmony||Northern end of US 41 and SR 66 concurrences. Between I-69 and US 41, this stretch is known as Morgan Avenue.|
|33.71||54.25||I-69 – Evansville|
|Warrick||Boonville||44.25||71.21||SR 261 south – Newburgh||Northern terminus of SR 261|
|44.66||71.87||SR 61 south||Western end of SR 61 concurrency|
|45.32||72.94||SR 61 north – Petersburg||Eastern end of SR 61 concurrency|
|Skelton Township||50.38||81.08||SR 161 south – Richland City||Western end of SR 161 concurrency|
|55.57||89.43||SR 161 north – Tennyson||Eastern end of SR 161 concurrency|
|Spencer||Jackson Township||59.26||95.37||US 231 south – Chrisney||Southern end of US 213 concurrency|
|Gentryville||63.06||101.49||SR 162 east – Santa Claus||Western terminus of SR 162|
|Dale||67.68||108.92||US 231 north – Huntingburg||Northern end of US 231 concurrency|
|SR 68 west – Lynnville||Eastern terminus of SR 68|
|Carter Township||68.71||110.58||SR 245 south – Santa Claus||Northern terminus of SR 245 (spur to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari)|
|Harrison Township||73.85||118.85||SR 162 – Santa Claus, Ferdinand|
|78.05||125.61||SR 545 south – Troy||Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 545.|
|Perry||Clark Township||86.58||139.34||SR 145 – Birdseye|
|St. Croix||92.77||149.30||SR 37 – Tell City|
|Crawford||Sulphur||100.06||161.03||SR 66 west to SR 237 north – Derby, English||Western end of SR 66 concurrency|
|Leavenworth||107.84||173.55||SR 66 east – Marengo||Eastern end of SR 66 concurrency|
|Harrison||White Cloud||116.01||186.70||SR 462 south||Northern terminus of SR 462 (spur to Harrison-Crawford State Forest).|
|Corydon||122.99||197.93||SR 135 – Mauckport, Salem|
|124.16||199.82||SR 337 north – Depauw||Northern end of SR 337 concurrency|
|124.27||199.99||SR 337 south||Southern end of SR 337 concurrency|
|Floyd||Georgetown Township||136.53||219.72||SR 11||Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 11.|
|139.13||223.91||118||I-64 west / SR 64 west – Evansville, Georgetown||Western end of I-64; eastern terminus of SR 64|
|Floyds Knobs||140.97||226.87||119||US 150 west – Greenville||Western end of US 150 concurrency|
|I-64 east / I-265 east / US 150 east – New Albany, Louisville||Eastern 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|
|147.43||237.27||3||SR 111 – New Albany|
|148.32||238.70||4||SR 311 – New Albany, Sellersburg|
|Clark||Jeffersonville||150.90||242.85||7||I-65 – Indianapolis, Louisville|
|153.93||247.73||10||I-265 east||Eastern end of I 265 concurrency|
|Charlestown||161.11||259.28||SR 3 north – Charlestown||Southern terminus of SR 3|
|176.30||283.73||SR 362 west||Eastern terminus of SR 362S|
|Jefferson||Hanover||183.11||294.69||SR 356 west||Eastern terminus of SR 356|
|183.40||295.15||SR 56 west – Scottsburg||Western end of SR 56 concurrency|
|188.47||303.31||SR 56 east – Madison||Eastern end of SR 56 concurrency|
|188.60||303.52||SR 256 – Austin, Madison|
|Madison||192.57||309.91||SR 7 – Madison, North Vernon|
|195.24||314.21||US 421 – Madison, Versailles|
|Jefferson Proving Ground||200.58||322.80||SR 250 west||Western end of SR 250 concurrency|
|Canaan||207.79||334.41||SR 250 east||Eastern end of SR 250 concurrency|
|Ripley||Cross Plains||212.23||341.55||SR 129 south||Southern end of SR 129 concurrency|
|214.70||345.53||SR 129 north||Northern end of SR 129 concurrency|
|Dearborn||Dillsboro||227.19||365.63||SR 262 to US 50||Eastern terminus of SR 62.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
- "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. SR 62. Retrieved July 13, 2016.
- "Driving Division was frustrating, scary". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 7, 2007.
- Media related to Indiana State Road 62 at Wikimedia Commons