Interstate 164

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Interstate 164

Robert D. Orr Highway
I-164 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-64
Length21.39 mi[1] (34.42 km)
  • Completed in 1990
  • Re-designated as I-69 in 2014
NHSEntire route
Major junctions
West end US 41 / Veterans Memorial Parkway in Evansville
North end I-64 / I-69 in Evansville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Indiana State Highway System
SR 164 SR 165

Interstate 164 (I-164) was a spur highway of I-64, between that highway and U.S. Highway 41 (US 41) in Evansville, Indiana. I-164, also known as the Robert D. Orr Highway, had a total length of 21.24 miles (34.18 km) and was the only auxiliary route of I-64 in Indiana. Requested as an Interstate and approved in 1968, the freeway was opened to traffic on August 2, 1990.[3]

On November 15, 2013, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced that 20.70 miles (33.31 km) of I-164 would be renumbered I-69, an action completed in late 2014. The highway thereby became part of an extended I-69 whose route will run north from the Texas border with Mexico to the Michigan border with Canada near Port Huron.[4]

Route description

Currently signed as I-69, I-164 was signed north–south as it wrapped around the east side of the metropolitan area and then east–west as it curved to meet US 41. West of US 41, the freeway became Veterans Memorial Parkway, an urban surface arterial which provides a direct connection with Evansville's central business district. The highway paralleled the Ohio River as it passed around the south side of Evansville. About 4 miles (6.4 km) after Veterans Parkway, I-164 turned north and almost immediately had an interchange with SR 66, locally known as the Lloyd Expressway, which is a mostly limited access surface arterial through Evansville with several at grade intersections. After passing SR 62 (Morgan Ave), the route exited Evansville and continued through suburban area. Near the northern end of the route, SR 57 started a brief concurrency with the Interstate Highway. I-164 ended at a cloverleaf interchange with I-64, and SR 57 continued north as a two-lane surface highway. However, in the mid 2000s, construction of I-69 north of I-64 began, and now continues north on a concurrency with SR 57.


On October 18, 2013, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved an INDOT request to redesignate 20.70 miles (33.31 km) of I-164 to I-69 between US 41 and I-64, pending approval from the Federal Highway Administration.[5] On November 15, 2013, INDOT announced that I-164 would become part of I-69, an action completed in late 2014.[6] When the Interstate 69 Ohio River Bridge is complete roughly 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of US 41, the remainder of the former spur may become an extension of Veterans Memorial Parkway, be designated as an I-x69 spur, or both.

Exit list

VanderburghEvansville0.000.000 US 41 / Veterans Memorial Parkway – Henderson, EvansvilleRoadway continued as Veterans Memorial Parkway beyond US 41
2.854.593Green River Road
WarrickOhio Township5.669.115
SR 662 east / Covert Avenue – Newburgh
Western terminus of SR 662
VanderburghEvansville7.1811.567 SR 66 (Lloyd Expressway)Signed as exits 7A (east) and 7B (west)
Knight Township8.7414.079 SR 62 (Morgan Avenue) – Evansville, Boonville
9.4015.1310Lynch RoadExit opened in 2007
Scott Township15.1824.4315Boonville–New Harmony Road
SR 57 south – Evansville
Southern end of SR 57 concurrency; signed as exit 19 southbound
county line
township line
20.3032.6721 I-64 – Louisville, St. Louis

I-69 north / SR 57 north – Petersburg, Washington, Indianapolis
Northern end of SR 57 concurrency; continuation beyond I-64 as I-69/SR 57; signed as exits 21A (east) and 21B (west)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Federal Highway Administration (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 8, 2007.
  2. ^ "I-164 Renamed to I-69 by End of Year" (Press release). Indiana Department of Transportation. November 18, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Interstate 164". Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Martin, John. "INDOT: I-164 Will Become I-69, Gradually". Evansville Courier & Press. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  5. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (October 28, 2013). "Special Committee on US Route Numbering Meeting Minutes for October 17, 2013 and Report to SCOH October 18, 2013" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 3, 2019. Retrieved October 25, 2013.
  6. ^ Dozier, Daniel A. (September 5, 2013). "Request for I-69 Designation for I-164 from I-64 to US 41" (PDF). Letter to Richard J. Marquis. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2015 – via American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
  7. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2004). "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Indiana Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 15, 2011.

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