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|Length||1,048 miles (1,698 km)|
|Major cities||Mobile, AL, Montgomery, AL, Birmingham, AL, Huntsville, AL, Nashville, TN, Bowling Green, KY, Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN, Lafayette, IN, Gary, IN|
Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with I-10 in Mobile, Alabama; its northern terminus is at an intersection with I-90, US 12 and US 20 in Gary, Indiana, southeast of Chicago, Illinois.
Major cities along the route (from south to north)
- Mobile, Alabama
- Montgomery, Alabama
- Birmingham, Alabama
- Huntsville, Alabama (via Interstate 565)
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Bowling Green, Kentucky
- Louisville, Kentucky
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Lafayette, Indiana
- Gary, Indiana
Chicago, Illinois is not on the route as such, but Interstate 65 feeds into Interstate 90, which feeds into Chicago, an obvious destination for much of its northbound traffic.
Intersections with other Interstates
- Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama
- Interstate 85 in Montgomery, Alabama
- Interstate 20 in Birmingham, Alabama
- Interstate 59 in Birmingham, Alabama
- Interstate 24 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Interstate 40 in Nashville, Tennessee
- Interstate 64 in Louisville, Kentucky
- Interstate 71 in Louisville, Kentucky
- The junction between I-64, I-65, and I-71, locally known as Spaghetti Junction, has its own article at Kennedy Interchange, the junction's official name.
- Interstate 74 in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Interstate 70 in Indianapolis, Indiana
- Interstate 80 in Gary, Indiana
- Interstate 94 in Gary, Indiana
- Interstate 90 in Gary, Indiana
- Mobile, Alabama - I-165
- Spur to Huntsville, Alabama - I-565
- Louisville, Kentucky - I-265 (Louisville's outer beltway; also called the Gene Snyder Freeway; formerly the Jefferson Freeway)
- Indianapolis, Indiana - I-465
- Indianapolis, Indiana - I-865
- New Albany, Indiana - I-265 (to be eventually connected by bridge to the Kentucky I-265)
|Three-digit Interstates from Interstate 65|
|I-265||Kentucky - Indiana|
- Interstate 65 combines with Interstate 24 and Interstate 40 near downtown Nashville, Tennessee to form a loop around the center city. Once, the northwestern leg of this loop was designated I-265; this is no longer true, as Nashville's government successfully petitioned to have the designation changed to I-65 in order to help alleviate traffic caused by motorists following I-65 through the city.
- Known as "Auto Alley" because so many automotive plants and suppliers are within an hour's drive of the highway. Interstate 65 leads to automotive assembly plants located in the mid-west. The most famous plant is the GM plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which makes the Chevrolet Corvette sports car, as well as the Cadillac XLR luxury roadster. Another GM plant, which builds Saturn vehicles, is also within a short driving distance from I-65 in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Both of the Ford Motor Company truck plants in Louisville, Kentucky are accessible — The Explorer SUV plant directly from I-65 and the Kentucky Truck Plant, makers of the F-350 and Excursion SUV, from I-265. Finally, Hyundai's new automotive plant in Montgomery, Alabama is located just off I-65.
- Interstate 65 connects with four Interstate-style parkways in Kentucky. All are part of the commonwealth's system of toll parkways, though only one still charges tolls.
- The Natcher and the Nunn parkways are slated to become part of the extended I-66.
- 2005 Rand McNally "The Road Atlas 2005" - newest feature- interstate mileage by state
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|Unsigned Interstate Highways|
Two-digit Interstates - Three-digit Interstates
Gaps in Interstates - Intrastate Interstates
Interstate standards - Proposed Interstates