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St. Louis Roadgeek Meet
Day 1
April 18, 2008

These photos are from my trip to the St. Louis roadgeek meeting. They are from Kentucky and Indiana and were taken on April 18, 2008. To view the full-sized photos, click on one of the thumbnails on this page. You will then be presented with navigation controls to view the images on individual Web pages as a slide show.

Our photo journey to the 2008 St. Louis roadgeek meeting begins at the split of I-64 and I-75 on the northwest side of Lexington.

They've finally fixed this Exit 118 sign. During a recent sign replacement project, the arrow pointed to the right, which is I-75 north. Since the combined stretch of 75 and 64 carries 75's numbers, the exit is correctly as shown here.

Mileage to the next exit, the next town, and the control city of Louisville.

Approaching the US 62 Georgetown exit.

This sign is losing its numbers. The mileage to Shelbyville is 31 and to Louisville, 61.

More clearview in Kentucky.

Multi-color Clearview.

A widening project is underway on I-64 beginning near the KY 395 exit.


No mention of Jefferson County here, just "Louisville Metro."

Due to a large number of crossover accidents, cable barriers have been installed along several interstates in the Louisville area, including this stretch of I-64 inside the Watterson Expressway.


Look closely and you can see remnants from the days that Kentucky used lighting on its overhead signs. There are several relics like this in the Louisville area.

These overheads are actually on I-71, which ends up between the lanes of I-64 in the Spaghetti Junction area near 71's southern terminus. If you'll look closely in the background, you can see that the "I-65 North, Indianapolis" sign in the distance is in Clearview while the other sign is in regular FHWA style.

New Clearview installation which was done as part of the "Restore 64" project in the summer of 2007.

Twin signs -- the one on the left is for traffic entering I-64 west from I-65 south.

More Clearview. That's the Clark Bridge (US 31) in the background.

The double-decker Sherman Minton Bridge. Westbound I-64 occupies the upper deck.

How do you know it's Indiana signage? Button copy!

You'll still see a lot of button copy in Indiana, including most of the guide signs on I-64.

Why is there an I-64 overhead here? Possibly to avoid confusion with IND 64.

You don't see this sign often.

Which is it? Does the rest area end here or as shown in the previous photo?

The bridge mentioned here links with KY 79 at Brandenburg.

Indiana's Ohio River Scenic Byway signage.

The first mention of Evansville on the mileage signs.

Typical view of I-64 in southern Indiana.

This used to be IND 37 until a new route, the O'Bannon Highway, was built north of the IND 37 exit a few miles further down the road.

This bridge reference is for the bridge linking Cannelton, Ind. and Hawesville, Ky.

Another typical view.

Empty sign gantry for the under-construction four-lane US 231.

This is the bridge that will carry US 231 across I-64 once that project is completed.

I'll have to do some research on the Wabash and Erie Canal.

Blank VMS near Evansville.

Reference marker on I-64 near Evansville.

The larger first letter phenomenon has arrived in Indiana.

Unusual font.

Why do they use "interchanges" and not "exits?"

On IND 62 going east.

Back on I-164 south.

Exit 0!!!!

It had begun to rain by the time this photo was taken.

In this area the Ohio River is not the state line between Kentucky and Indiana. The state line is north of the river.

A project to paint the Ohio River bridges results in one lane of southbound US 41 traffic staying on that bridge with the other lane being diverted into the northbound carriageway.

The northbound lanes of US 41 are carrying two lanes of NB traffic and one lane of SB traffic.

The northbound bridge, left, was built in the 1930s. The southbound bridge was built in the 1960s.

Traffic from the other southbound lane merges into the permanent southbound lanes.

Note that the Pennyrile Parkway sign has not been replaced with the new Kentucky parkway sign. This style of marker appeared only on overheads and was never used on surface signage.

Neither the Pennyrile nor Audubon Parkway logo signs have been changed out.

Closeup view of the new Pennyrile Parkway signage.

This is eastbound on KY 425 approaching the end of the route at the Pennyrile Parkway.

This shape of US highway shield is not often seen in Kentucky.

Heading back north on US 41 near the Ohio River. Note the tow truck waiting to tow any disabled vehicles away to mitigate any backups.

Two northbound and one southbound lanes squeezed into the NB side.

Not quite yet back in Indiana.

Three-way multiplex.

While Vincennes is used as a control city here and along US 41 in Evansville, the I-64 exit ignores Vincennes and Princeton and uses Terre Haute instead.

This is what results when you allow duplication of route numbers across route types.

I took this picture because my wife loves giraffes.

IND 68 parallels I-64 in the western part of Indiana.

Another new county!

Indiana often places two sets of directional signage at intersections, such as the previous photo and this one.

Dark and rainy conditions at the beginning of I-164.

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