ULTIMATE INTERSTATES

LOWER OHIO RIVER VALLEY



GENERAL INFORMATION & MAP

The Lower Ohio River Valley region includes Western Kentucky, southwestern Indiana, and the southern portion of Illinois. This includes the cities of Evansville, Paducah, Hopkinsville, and Owensboro. This region would see a number of interstate improvements. The map below shows these various improvements. Solid blue Lines indicate new free interstates; Purple lines indicate potential toll routes. Dotted lines show additional Proposed routes or alternative routes. Red lines show existing free Interstate highways. Click on a shaded region below to view more detailed information about interstate ideas for that area.

Ultimate Interstate 169 (Renumbering I-164)
Description This would renumber the orphaned section of I-164 from downtown Evansville to the new River Crossing (Future I-69). Especially since I-164 would no longer be directly connected to I-64 due to the bulk of its routing being part of I-69.
Purpose and Need Promotes continuity of the interstate highway system.
Ultimate Interstate 269 - Kentucky
Description Ultimate Interstate 269 is a logical southward spur from I-69 that comprises of the Pennyrile Parkway south of Madisonville to Hopkinsville. It begins at the Western Kentucky Parkway (I-69/I-58) and continues southward along the Pennyrile Parkway and ends at I-64 near Fort Campbell.
Purpose and Need Promotes continuity of the interstate highway system.
Interstate 369 - Owensboro Spur
Description Ultimate Interstate 369 is a planned spur route from the planned I-69 in Henderson to the US-60 Wendell Ford Bypass in Owensboro.
Purpose and Need Promotes continuity of the interstate highway system
Ultimate Interstate 569 - Lloyd Expressway
Description Ultimate interstate 569 is an interstate upgrade to the Lloyd Expressway corridor from University Parkway to 2 miles east of I-164 (Planned I-69) in Evansville. This proposed corridor could also be extended north along a planned northward extension of Universty Parkway to I-64.
Purpose and Need Promotes continuity of the interstate highway system, addresses commuter identification of the route under one number (presently it is identified as SR-66 on the west end and SR-62 east of US-41.)