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In the U.S. state of Indiana, U.S. Route 41 (US 41) is a north–south highway that is parallel to the Illinois state line. It enters the state south of Evansville as a four-lane divided highway passing around Vincennes and traveling north to Terre Haute. In Terre Haute, it is known as 3rd Street. North of Terre Haute, it hooks east and becomes a two-lane surface road. Those wanting to stay on a four-lane divided highway can use State Road 63 to the west. It passes through Rockville, Veedersburg, and Attica before returning to a four-lane divided highway when SR 63 terminates in Warren County. It remains a four-lane divided highway until Lake County where it becomes a main road known as Indianapolis Boulevard. It overlaps US 12 and US 20 in Hammond and exits Indiana into the South Side of Chicago.

U.S. Route 41 marker

U.S. Route 41
US 41 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length279.817 mi[2] (450.322 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1926[1]–present
Major junctions
South end US 41 in Evansville
 
North end US 12 / US 20 / US 41 in Hammond
Location
CountiesVanderburgh, Gibson, Knox, Sullivan, Vigo, Parke, Fountain, Warren, Benton, Newton, Lake
Highway system
US 40SR 42

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Route descriptionEdit

US Route 41 is a largely rural road in western Indiana. It begins crossing the Ohio River using the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges, commonly known as "The Twin Bridges",[3] from Henderson, KY into Evansville.[4] Through Evansville, US 41 is again a standard arterial roadway with traffic lights and urban congestion. North of Evansville, the road becomes a rural four-lane non-Interstate-standard highway. The highway reaches Interstate 64, then has an interchange with SR 64 near Princeton, as it heads north towards Vincennes.

South of Vincennes, US 41 turns into an Interstate-standard freeway and bypasses the east side of Vincennes with interchanges and grade separations. In the middle of this bypass there is a modern three-level stack interchange with US 50 and US 150 eastbound, headed for Washington, Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY. [4] US 50 splits to the west in the city, heading for Lawrenceville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, while US 41 and US 150 continue north.

North of Vincennes, the expressway turns into a four-lane divided highway, a relatively older pre–Interstate-era highway coated with asphalt and a narrow median. US 41 and US 150 pass through Sullivan before entering Terre Haute. US 150 leaves the multiplex in the south end of the city, headed west towards Danville and Moline, IL, while US 41 continues north through Terre Haute. Through town, US 41 is an urban arterial road with traffic lights, approaches an interchange with Interstate 70, then passing Honey Creek Mall and Indiana State University.

Past Terre Haute, SR 63 splits to the northwest as an Interstate-standard four-lane highway towards Clinton. US 41 heads northeast as a rural two-lane US Highway, passing through the communities of Rockville and Bloomingdale. The road reaches Interstate 74 at Veedersburg, where it briefly divides into a four-lane highway. US 41 again reduces to a two-lane highway and continues north, going past Rob Roy and Attica. Past Attica, US 41 turns northwest and rejoins the four-lane highway near Kramer, at the northern terminus of SR 63.

US 41 continues northbound as a divided highway with a few crossovers at SR 26, SR 352 at Boswell, and SR 18. The southbound lanes are the original concrete from the early 1970s while the northbound lanes contain a thin asphalt overlay, which tends to provide a bumpy ride.[4][not in citation given]

Past SR 63, US 41 has an interchange with US 52 eastbound, which heads southeast towards Lafayette and Indianapolis as a four-lane divided rural highway. US 52 westbound joins with US 41 heading north towards Kentland[4] In 2008, a wind farm was built next to the highway near Earl Park.[5]

 
US 41/52 interchange

In Kentland, the road junctions with US 24. US 52 westbound leaves the multiplex here with US 24, heading for Watseka, IL, Kankakee, IL, and Peoria, IL, while US 24 east heads to Logansport and Huntington. US 41 becomes a four-lane divided US highway past this junction. It is relatively an older divided highway with a narrow median. This highway used to be a two-lane route. One side of the highway is rolling and wavy, while the other half of the highway is built flat and to more modern standards. This portion of the route is mainly asphalt. According to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), the twinning of US 41 in Indiana was begun in 1951, with construction progressing from south to north.[4][not in citation given]

 
US 41 north of Kentland

Up until the mid-1990s, many older styled bridges existed on the route, including a 1930s-era truss bridge across the Kankakee River in Schneider and some pre-Interstate-era concrete bridges at the railroad overpass near Morocco and the Iroquois River bridge. All of these bridges have since been updated to INDOT's latest standards using concrete latex overlays and new concrete bridge decks.[4][not in citation given]

Traffic volumes on this section of highway are relatively low and many intersections contain 1940s- and 1950s-era former gas stations, diners and businesses associated with the highway before Interstate 65 was built in the early 1960s. Many of these businesses have been converted to new uses, such as used car dealerships and offices, while some have been abandoned, which provides an experience similar to U.S. Route 66 when traveling on this highway. US 41 is sometimes considered an alternate to Interstate 65 due to its low traffic volumes.

From Kentland, US 41 passes through the towns and villages of Ade, Enos, Lake Village, and Schneider, before entering Cedar Lake. Once in Cedar Lake, US 41 becomes an undivided four-lane arterial road. The road passes through the bedroom communities of St. John, Schererville, and Highland. Entering the urban core of Northwest Indiana, the route through Hammond and Whiting before exiting Indiana and entering Illinois in Chicago.

In total, US 41 covers nearly 280 miles (450 km) from Evansville on the south end to Whiting in the north.[6]

US 41 in Indiana was featured in the famous crop duster scene in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock film North by Northwest, although the scene was actually filmed near Bakersfield, California.

HistoryEdit

Until the designation of US 41 on October 1, 1926, the alignment was called SR 10.[1]

Major junctionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
VanderburghEvansville0.0000.000  US 41 south – HendersonContinuation into Kentucky
0.462–
1.667
0.744–
2.683
  I-69 northI-69 exit 0
3.7386.016   SR 62 west / SR 66 east / Lloyd ExpresswaySouthern end of SR 62/SR 66 concurrency; interchange
4.8207.757  SR 62 east / Morgan Avenue – BoonvilleNorthern end of SR 62 concurrency
5.3268.571  SR 66 west / Diamond AvenueNorthern end of SR 66 concurrent; interchange
8.90414.330  SR 57 north – Regional Airport, WashingtonSouthern terminus of SR 57
VanderburghGibson
county line
ScottJohnson
township line
16.728–
17.220
26.921–
27.713
  I-64 – Louisville, St. LouisI-64 exit 25
GibsonHaubstadt19.06230.677  SR 68 – Haubstadt, Dale
Fort Branch23.25337.422  SR 168 – Owensville, Mackey
Union Township24.76539.855CR 550 South – ToyotaInterchange
Patoka Township27.42244.131Princeton (CR 300 South)Interchange
Princeton30.98949.872  SR 64 – Princeton, Mt. CarmelInterchange
Hazleton39.82464.091  SR 56 east – Hazleton, PetersburgWestern terminus of SR 56
KnoxDecker43.62270.203  SR 241 north – DeckerSouthern terminus of SR 241
Vincennes52.29284.156  SR 441 northSouthern end of freeway bypass of Vincennes
53.65586.349Hart StreetInterchange
55.30989.011   US 50 east / US 150 east – WashingtonSouthern end of US 50/US 150 concurrency
56.49190.913   US 50 west to SR 61 (Sixth Street) – LawrencevilleNorthern end of US 50 concurrency; interchange; northern end of Vincennes freeway bypass overlap
57.96893.290  SR 67 north – BicknellSouthern terminus of SR 67
Emison64.497103.798  SR 550 east – Bruceville, WheatlandWestern terminus of SR 550
SullivanCarlisle76.320122.825  SR 58 – Merom, Carlisle
Sullivan84.066135.291  SR 54 east – Dugger, LintonWestern terminus of SR 54
86.224138.764  SR 154 west / West Wolfe Street – Graysville, SullivanWestern terminus of SR 154
Shelburn92.349148.621  SR 48 – Hymera, Jasonville
VigoPimento98.537158.580  SR 246
Terre Haute105.120169.174  SR 641 (McDaniel Road)SR 641 only partially complete to I-70
109.696–
109.836
176.539–
176.764
   I-70 / US 40 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis, St. LouisI-70 exit 7
112.165180.512  US 150 west (Cherry Street)Northern end of US 150 concurrency
114.052183.549  SR 63 north – Clinton, ChicagoSouthern terminus of SR 63; Y-interchange with indirect access to northbound US 41 via Maple Avenue
ParkeFlorida Township126.568–
126.630
203.691–
203.791
  SR 163 west – ClintonEastern terminus of SR 163
Rockville137.792221.755  US 36 (West Ohio Street) – Danville, Montezuma, Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area
PennWashington
township line
143.703231.268  SR 236 east – MarshallWestern terminus of SR 236
Penn Township145.768234.591  SR 47 north – Turkey Run State Park, CrawfordsvilleSouthern terminus of SR 47
FountainMillcreek Township152.354245.190  SR 234 – Cayuga, Jamestown
157.563253.573  SR 32 – Perrysville, Crawfordsville
Veedersburg161.790260.376  US 136 east – CrawfordsvilleSouthern end of US 136 concurrency
162.428261.403  US 136 west – DanvilleNorthern end of US 136 concurrency
163.093–
163.240
262.473–
262.709
  I-74 – Indianapolis, PeoriaI-74 exit 15
Shawnee Township170.902275.040  SR 55 south – NewtownSouthern end of SR 55 concurrency
Attica174.793281.302  SR 28 eastSoutheastern end of SR 28 concurrency
WarrenWashingtonLiberty
Warren township tripoint
176.095283.397  SR 55 northNorthern end of SR 55 concurrency
Liberty Township177.531285.708  SR 28 west – WilliamsportNorthwestern end of SR 28 concurrency
Carbondale182.711294.045  SR 63 south – Terre Haute, EvansvilleNorthern terminus of SR 63; no direct access to SR 63 south from US 41 north (access via W CR 200 North)
Pine Township189.737305.352  SR 26 eastSouthern end of SR 26 concurrency
Prairie Township190.291306.244  SR 26 west – HoopestonNorthern end of SR 26 concurrency
BentonBoswell194.366312.802  SR 352
Parish GroveCenter
township line
201.334324.016  SR 18 – Fowler
Richland Township203.795–
204.452
327.976–
329.034
  US 52 east – LafayetteSouthern end of the US 52 concurrency
NewtonKentland212.737342.367   US 24 / US 52 west – Watseka, RemingtonNorthern end of the US 52 concurrency
Ade219.548353.328  SR 16 eastWestern terminus of SR 16
Morocco224.696361.613  SR 114 eastWestern terminus of SR 114; intersection is a J-turn
Enos230.006370.159   SR 14 east to I-65Western terminus of SR 14
Lake Village239.142384.862  SR 10
LakeWest Creek Township246.766397.131  SR 2 westSouthern end of SR 2 concurrency
249.388401.351  SR 2 east – LowellNorthern end of SR 2 concurrency
St. John258.436415.912  US 231 south – Crown Point, Lake County FairgroundsNorthern terminus of US 231
Schererville263.323423.777  US 30
Hammond269.142433.142    I-80 east / I-94 east / US 6 east – Toledo, Detroit
  SR 152 north (Indianapolis Boulevard north)
Eastern end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 2 on I-80/I-94; southern terminus of SR 152
270.640435.553    I-80 west / I-94 west / US 6 west / Calumet Avenue south – ChicagoWestern end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 1 on I-80/I-94
275.017–
275.423
442.597–
443.250
  I-90 / Indiana Toll RoadExit 5 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.
276.365444.766  SR 912 (Cline Avenue) – Chicago
278.504448.209   US 12 east / US 20 east (Indianapolis Boulevard south)Southern end of US 12/US 20 concurrency
279.453–
279.760
449.736–
450.230
    I-90 east / Indiana Toll Road east to I-80 / I-94Exit 0 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.; access to I-90 west is in Illinois
279.817450.322    US 12 west / US 20 west / US 41 north (Indianapolis Boulevard) – ChicagoContinuation into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Slick conditions closed bridges overnight - 14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro". 14wfie.com. 2012-08-15. Retrieved 2012-08-19.
  4. ^ a b c d e f [1]
  5. ^ Benton County Wind Farm - EarlParkIndiana.com
  6. ^ Google (June 8, 2009). "U.S. Route 41 in Indiana" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 8, 2009.

External linksEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata


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