Indiana State Road 161

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State Road 161 marker

State Road 161
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length49.691 mi[2] (79.970 km)
Existed1931[1]–present
Major junctions
South end KY 2262 near Owensboro
  I-64 near Dale
North end SR 64 near Huntingburg
Location
CountiesDubois, Spencer, Warrick
Highway system
SR 160SR 162

State Road 161 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a rural undivided north–south highway in the southwestern portion of the state.

Route description[edit]

State Road 161 begins in Spencer County approximately nine miles southwest of Rockport at the northern end of the Owensboro Bridge across the Ohio River, it goes north into Warrick County, where it has concurrencies with State Road 62 and State Road 68. At the north end of the county it passes over Interstate 64 three times in five miles (8 km), but the only interchange is at the last overpass. State Road 161 ends in Dubois County at State Road 64 approximately four miles west of Huntingburg.

History[edit]

The route of SR 161 was extended by nearly 12 miles (19 km) in the fall of 2002 when the Indiana Department of Transportation redesignated the former route of U.S. Route 231 in Spencer County.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
DaviessOwensboro0.0000.000 KY 2262 south – OwensboroSouthern terminus of SR 161; continuation into Kentucky
Ohio RiverOwensboro Bridge
SpencerOhio Township8.21313.218 SR 66 east – RockportEastern end of SR 66 concurrency
Luce Township11.47118.461 SR 66 west – EvansvilleWestern end of SR 66 concurrency
WarrickSkelton Township21.95135.327 SR 62 west – Boonville, EvansvilleWestern end of SR 62 concurrency
27.10443.620 SR 62 eastEastern end of SR 62 concurrency
Pigeon Township38.48561.936 SR 68 west – PoseyvilleWestern end of SR 68 concurrency
41.95567.520 SR 68 east – DaleEastern end of SR 68 concurrency
42.619–
42.769
68.589–
68.830
I-64 - St. Louis, LouisvilleExit number 54 on I-64
DuboisPatoka Township49.69179.970 SR 64 – Oakland City, HuntingburgNorthern terminus of SR 161
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maintenance on 391". The Franklin Eveing Star. September 25, 1931. p. 3. Retrieved October 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 12, 2017.

External links[edit]

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