U.S. Route 41 in Indiana

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U.S. Route 41

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

U.S. Route 41 (US 41) in the state of Indiana is a north–south US 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.

Route description

US Route 41 is a largely rural road in western Indiana. It begins by crossing the Ohio River using the Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges, commonly known as "The Twin Bridges",[3] from Henderson, Kentucky, 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 three interchanges as it passes Princeton, including one dedicated to traffic coming into and out of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, ending with SR 64 on Princeton's west side addition 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 three-level stack interchange with US 50 and US 150 eastbound, headed for Washington, Indiana; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Louisville, Kentucky.[4] US 50 splits to the west in the city, heading for Lawrenceville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, 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 concurrency in the south end of the city, headed west towards Danville and Moline, Illinois, while US 41 continues north through Terre Haute. Through town, US 41 is an urban arterial road with traffic lights. It approaches an interchange with Interstate 70, then passes by Honey Creek Mall and Indiana State University.

North of 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. 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 concurrency here with US 24, heading for Watseka, Kankakee, and Peoria, all in Illinois, 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]

US 41 north at I-74 in Veedersburg

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]

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 I-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. 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 goes through Hammond, briefly overlapping I-80/I-94/US 6. In Whiting, the highway joins US 12/US 20 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]


The alignment was designated as SR 10, until it was rerouted as US 41 on October 1, 1926.[2]

Major junctions

US 41 south – Henderson
Continuation into Kentucky

I-69 north – Indianapolis
I-69 exit 0

SR 62 west / SR 66 east / Lloyd Expressway
Southern end of SR 62/SR 66 concurrency; interchange
SR 62 east / Morgan Avenue – Boonville
Northern end of SR 62 concurrency
SR 66 west / Diamond Avenue
Northern end of SR 66 concurrent; interchange
SR 57 north – Regional Airport, Washington
Southern terminus of SR 57
county line
township line
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
SR 56 east – Hazleton, Petersburg
Western terminus of SR 56
SR 241 north – Decker
Southern terminus of SR 241
SR 441 north
Southern end of freeway bypass of Vincennes
53.65586.349Hart StreetInterchange

US 50 east / US 150 east – Washington
Southern end of US 50/US 150 concurrency

US 50 west to SR 61 (Sixth Street) – Lawrenceville
Northern end of US 50 concurrency; interchange; northern end of Vincennes freeway bypass overlap
SR 67 north – Bicknell
Southern terminus of SR 67
SR 550 east – Bruceville, Wheatland
Western terminus of SR 550
SullivanCarlisle76.320122.825 SR 58 – Merom, Carlisle
SR 54 east – Dugger, Linton
Western terminus of SR 54
SR 154 west / West Wolfe Street – Graysville, Sullivan
Western 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
I-70 / US 40 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis, St. LouisI-70 exit 7
US 150 west (Cherry Street)
Northern end of US 150 concurrency
SR 63 north – Clinton, Chicago
Southern terminus of SR 63; Y-interchange with indirect access to northbound US 41 via Maple Avenue
ParkeFlorida Township126.568–

SR 163 west – Clinton
Eastern terminus of SR 163
Rockville137.792221.755 US 36 (West Ohio Street) – Danville, Montezuma, Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area
township line
SR 236 east – Marshall
Western terminus of SR 236
Penn Township145.768234.591
SR 47 north – Turkey Run State Park, Crawfordsville
Southern terminus of SR 47
FountainMillcreek Township152.354245.190 SR 234 – Cayuga, Jamestown
157.563253.573 SR 32 – Perrysville, Crawfordsville
US 136 east – Crawfordsville
Southern end of US 136 concurrency
US 136 west – Danville
Northern end of US 136 concurrency
I-74 – Indianapolis, PeoriaI-74 exit 15
Shawnee Township170.902275.040
SR 55 south – Newtown
Southern end of SR 55 concurrency
SR 28 east
Southeastern end of SR 28 concurrency
Warren township tripoint
SR 55 north
Northern end of SR 55 concurrency
Liberty Township177.531285.708
SR 28 west – Williamsport
Northwestern end of SR 28 concurrency
SR 63 south – Terre Haute, Evansville
Northern 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 east
Southern end of SR 26 concurrency
Prairie Township190.291306.244
SR 26 west – Hoopeston
Northern end of SR 26 concurrency
BentonBoswell194.366312.802 SR 352
Parish GroveCenter
township line
201.334324.016 SR 18 – Fowler
Richland Township203.795–

US 52 east – Lafayette
Southern end of the US 52 concurrency
US 24 / US 52 west – Watseka, Remington
Northern end of the US 52 concurrency
SR 16 east
Western terminus of SR 16
SR 114 east
Western terminus of SR 114; intersection is a J-turn

SR 14 east to I-65
Western terminus of SR 14
Lake Village239.142384.862 SR 10
LakeWest Creek Township246.766397.131
SR 2 west
Southern end of SR 2 concurrency
SR 2 east – Lowell
Northern end of SR 2 concurrency
St. John258.436415.912
US 231 south – Crown Point, Lake County Fairgrounds
Northern terminus of US 231
Schererville263.323423.777 US 30

I-80 east / I-94 east / US 6 east (Borman Expressway)

SR 152 north (Indianapolis Boulevard)
Eastern end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 2 on I-80/I-94; southern terminus of SR 152

I-80 west / I-94 west / US 6 west (Borman Expressway) to I-294 – Chicago
Calumet Avenue
Western end of I-80/I-94/US 6 concurrency; exit 1 on I-80/I-94
I-90 / Indiana Toll RoadExit 5 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.
276.365444.766 SR 912 (Cline Avenue) – Chicago

US 12 east / US 20 east / LMCT (Indianapolis Boulevard south)
Southern end of US 12/US 20 concurrency

I-90 east / Indiana Toll Road east to I-80 / I-94
Exit 0 on I-90/Indiana Toll Rd.; access to I-90 west is in Illinois

US 12 west / US 20 west / US 41 north / LMCT (Indianapolis Boulevard) – Chicago
Continuation into Illinois
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
  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 "Maps". www.bing.com.
  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.

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