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Interstate 74 Indiana
Westbound - Ohio State Line to Interstate 65

Highway Information

Miles 171.54
Counties Traveled
Through
Vermillion, Fountain,
Montgomery, Boone,
Hendricks, Marion,
Shelby, Rush,
Decatur, Franklin,
Ripley, Dearborn
Cities Crawfordsville, Indianapolis,
Shelbyville, Greensburg
Major Junctions Interstate 465
(Exits 73A-B)

Interstate 70
(Exits 9A-B)

Interstate 65
(Exits 53A-B)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
172 (100%)
Western End of
Interstate Driven
Illinois State Line
Eastern End of
Interstate Driven
Ohio State Line

Pictures

Eastbound

Westbound:

Ohio State Line to Interstate 65

Interstate 65 to Illinois State Line

Interstate 74 and U.S. 52 West
Welcome to Indiana sign as Interstate 74 and U.S. 52 enter the Hoosier State. A weigh station is located one-half mile west of the state line. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and U.S. 52 West approaching Exit 169 - U.S. 52 West - 1 mile. For the first time on its westbound journey, Interstate 74 will run solo on the freeway after Exit 169. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The maximum speed limit on Indiana interstates was raised from 65 to 70 effective July 1, 2005. Ten days later, we enjoyed the increased speed limit and snapped a picture of the first Speed Limit 70 sign on westbound Interstate 74. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and U.S. 52 West approaching Exit 169 - U.S. 52 West - 1/2 mile. Head east on old U.S. 52 to the town of West Harrison, population 284. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 169 to the Brookville Lake State Park. Historic Metamora is 23 miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and U.S. 52 West at Exit 169 - U.S. 52 West - Brookville/West Harrison. The town of Brookville is 14 miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 164 - Indiana 1 - 1 mile. Indiana 1 is a lengthy north-south highway through east Indiana. It begins at U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg and travels north to Interstate 469 in Fort Wayne. A separate section of the state highway exists from Interstate 69 north of Fort Wayne to U.S. 20 in Ellis. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 164 - Indiana 1 - 1/2 mile. Lawrenceburg is 15 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 164 - Indiana 1 - Lawrenceburg/Saint Leon. Saint Leon is one mile to the north. Indiana 46 closely parallels Interstate 74 between U.S. 52 and Greensburg. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 156 - Indiana 101 - 1 mile. The state highway is the only highway in Indiana to have four separate sections. This particular section extends 17.5 miles from Interstate 74 southward to U.S. 50 between Elrod and Dillsboro. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 156 - Indiana 101 - 1/2 mile. Sunman is three miles to the south, and Milan is 12 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 156 - Indiana 101 - Sunman/Milan. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching the Ripley County rest area - 2 miles. The rest area was closed on this day, and the next rest area on Interstate 74 is 104 miles away in Boone County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching the closed Ripley County rest area - 1 mile. It reopened as a welcome center and rest area in November 2005. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 149 - Indiana 229 - 1 mile. Indiana 229 spans 21 miles from U.S. 421 in Napoleon to U.S. 52 near Metamora. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Indiana 229 South to the Ivy Tech State College Batesville campus. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 149 - Indiana 229 - 1/2 mile. The city of Batesville (pop. 6,033) is just to the south of this interchange and is set on the Franklin-Ripley county line. The interchange itself is on the county line. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Indiana 229 North to U.S. 52 East to Metamora. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 149 - Indiana 229 - Batesville/Oldenburg. A 2.6 mile drive to the north awaits those going to the town of Oldenburg, population 647. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 143 - Newpoint/St. Maurice - 1 mile. Exit 143 serves Decatur County 850. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exit 143 - Newpoint/St. Maurice - 1/2 mile. Newpoint is actually one word, despite what the signage says. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 143 - Newpoint/St. Maurice. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 134B-A - Indiana 3 - 2 miles. A cloverleaf interchange connects Interstate 74 to the major north-south state highway. This is the only westbound interchange for the city of Greensburg, population 10,260. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 134B-A - Indiana 3 - 1 mile. A detour was in place for northbound Indiana 3 traffic. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West approaching Exits 134B-A - Indiana 3 - 1/2 mile. Rushville is 18 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Indiana 3 South and Indiana 46 West to the city of Columbus, which is 28 miles to the southwest near the Interstate 65/Indiana 46 junction. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 134B - Indiana 3 North - Rushville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West at Exit 134A - Indiana 3 South - Greensburg. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North
Two miles to the west of Indiana 3, U.S. 421 merges onto Interstate 74. The two federal highways duplex from Greensburg to Interstate 465 in Indianapolis. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 123 - Saint Paul/Middletown - 1 mile. The upcoming interchange is on the point where Shelby, Rush, and Decatur counties converge. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 123 - Saint Paul/Middletown - 1/2 mile. Saint Paul is two miles south of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 123 - Saint Paul/Middletown. The sign on the overpass says "Shelby Co." The interstate nicks the southwest corner of Rush County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 119 - Indiana 244 East - 1 mile. Indiana 244 is 19.5 miles long and connects Interstate 74 to U.S. 52 in Andersonville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 119 - Indiana 244 East - 1/2 mile. Milroy is 12 miles to the east near the intersection of Indiana 244 and Indiana 3. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 119 - Indiana 244 East - Milroy/Andersonville. The final advance signage was not in place, so this view shows the exit ramp's departure. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use any of the next two exits on Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North to the city of Shelbyville. The city has a population of 17,951 according to the 2000 census. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 116 - Indiana 44 - 1 mile. Indiana 44 spans 89.8 miles from Indiana 37 near Martinsville to the Ohio state line, where it becomes Ohio 725. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 116 - Indiana 44 - 1/2 mile. Rushville is 17 miles to the northeast of the upcoming folded diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 116 - Indiana 44 - Shelbyville/Rushville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 113 - Indiana 9 - 1 mile. Indiana 9 is almost 200 miles long and connects Indiana 46 east of Columbus to the Michigan state line, where it becomes Michigan 66. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 113 - Indiana 9 - 1/2 mile. Greenfield is 17 miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 113 - Indiana 9 - Shelbyville/Greenfield. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North just past Indiana 9. Fairland Road is the next exit three miles ahead. Interstate 465 is 18 miles away and Indianapolis is 25 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 109 - Fairland Road - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 109 - Fairland Road - 1/2 mile. Fairland (pop. 1,276) is just to the west of the Exit 109 diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 109 to Indiana Downs. The horse racetrack is on the northeast corner of the interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 109 - Fairland Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
This sign posted just past Fairland Road informs motorists of major construction on Interstate 80 and Interstate 94 in northwest Indiana. We are still about 180 miles from the construction at this point. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 103 - London Road - 1 mile. Two interchanges remain before the interstate enters Marion County and Indianapolis. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 103 - London Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use southbound London Road for seven miles to Boggstown. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 103 - London Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 101 - Pleasant View Road - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 101 - Pleasant View Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 101 - Pleasant View Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 99 - Acton Road - 1 mile. This is the first exit in Marion County, which is fully covered by the city of Indianapolis. The city has a population of 791,926, making it one of the largest cities in the United States, and the largest city we drove in on this trip. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 99 - Acton Road - 1/2 mile. Acton is about two miles south of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 99 - Acton Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 96 - Post Road - 1 mile. Post Road travels from Southeastern Avenue to Fort Benjamin Harrison, a distance of about 11 miles. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 96 - Post Road - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 96 - Post Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 94 - Southeastern Avenue - 1 mile. Southeastern Avenue once carried U.S. 421 into Indianapolis before it was rerouted onto Interstate 74 and Interstate 465. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 94 - Southeastern Avenue - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North approaching Exit 94 - Southeastern Avenue - 1/4 mile. The upcoming interchange was reconstructed during 2001 and 2002. Before that, this was a full cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North travel underneath Fisher Road just before the left lane departs for Southeastern Avenue. U.S. 421 continues north on Interstate 465, however, there is no signage here that says that. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Exit 94 - Southeastern Avenue. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 West and U.S. 421 North at Interstate 465 and U.S. 421 North. A ramp is provided to nearby Shadeland Avenue prior to the merge onto the Indianapolis beltway. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West
Interstate 74 West and Interstate 465 South assurance shields just south of Interstate 74. Interstate 465 curves to the west prior to the Emerson Avenue interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West approaching Exit 52 - Emerson Avenue - 1/2 mile, and Exits 53A-B - Interstate 65 - 2 miles. Emerson Avenue travels north-south from the Johnson-Marion county line to 56th Street. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West at Exit 52 - Emerson Avenue. A single-point urban interchange was built at this interchange around 2000. Interstate 65 is now 1 1/2 miles away. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West approaching Exit 53A - Interstate 65 North - 1/2 mile, and Exit 53B - Interstate 65 South - 3/4 mile. Exit numbers reset to zero at this junction with Interstate 65. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West travel underneath Sherman Drive just before the ramp to northbound Interstate 65 departs. Downtown Indianapolis is six miles to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West at Exit 53A - Interstate 65 North - Indianapolis. Lafayette, home of Purdue University, is 70 miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 74 and Interstate 465 West at Exit 53B - Interstate 65 South - Louisville. Traffic from northbound Interstate 65 comes in from the left. Louisville, Kentucky, is 107 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

Page created: February 16, 2006
Last updated: February 17, 2006