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Looking north along State Road 63 north of U.S.
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State Road 63 in the U. S. state of Indianamarker is a north-south route in the western portion of the state. Until mid-2008, it covered a distance of just over , but now is a discontinuous route. For , from the city of Terre Hautemarker until it rejoins U.S. Route 41 near Carbondalemarker, it is a four-lane divided highway and replaces U.S. 41 as the major north-south artery in this portion of the state.

Former route description

State Road 63 starts as two-lane highway in the small town of Merommarker in Sullivan Countymarker at the terminus of State Road 58. From there it winds generally northward through the small towns of Graysvillemarker, Fairbanksmarker, Prairie Creekmarker and Prairietonmarker.

The highway then passes through Terre Haute in Vigo Countymarker, where it is concurrent with US 41 and US 150 starting at Hulman Street; US 150 departs to the west after about a mile at Cherry Street. After another two miles (3 km), at Maple Avenue, State Road 63 separates from US 41, becomes a four-lane divided highway, and crosses to the west side of the Wabash River; US 41 continues on the east side of the river. From this point northward, State Road 63 remains within a few miles to the west of the river, and remains a four-lane divided highway; US 41 is primarily a two-lane highway from this point northward until it meets State Road 63 again.

Continuing north, the highway passes through the city of Clintonmarker in Vermillion Countymarker. North of Clinton, it does not pass through any other cities, but it does pass close to (in order from south to north) Montezumamarker, the Newport Chemical Depotmarker, Newportmarker, Cayugamarker, Perrysvillemarker, Covingtonmarker, and West Lebanonmarker.

At its northern terminus, it re-joins US 41 in northern Warren Countymarker, near the small town of Carbondalemarker. At this point, US 41 once again becomes a four-lane divided highway, taking over from State Road 63.

2008 Decommissioning

In mid-2008, the Indiana Department of Transportation decommissioned the approximately stretch of S.R. 63 between S.R. 246 in Prairie Creek and U.S. 41 in Terre Haute. The rural section of highway was turned over to the control of Vigo Countymarker, while the portion within the city of Terre Haute (known locally as Prairieton Road and Hulman Street) is now under the control of the city street department.


The four-lane portion of State Road 63 was built in the early 1970s, bypassing West Lebanon and resulting in the creation of a business route State Road 263 (which is a portion of the original route) through the town. The four-lane highway is often called "New 63" by local residents, and the business route is often called "Old 63".

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