Major Nearby Highways

Terre Haute/Vigo County is conveniently located on Indiana's major east-west artery, Interstate Highway 70, and equidistant to the major north-south Interstates of 69 and 65. Interstate Highway 74 is within closer proximity.

Our location near both the population and geographic centers of the United States is one of our most powerful elements for success. We are centered in America's industrial, distribution and transportation heartland. Highly accessible from points north, south, east and west, it is no wonder that Terre Haute is becoming a fast-growing employment center.

Interstate Highway 70 (east/west) and U.S. Highway 41 (north/south) enhance the community's transportation needs to move people and goods effectively. In addition, State Roads 42 and 46 (east-west), and State Road 63 (north-south); U.S. Highway 40 (east-west) and U.S. Highways 41 and 150 (north-south) play a pivotal role in the future transportation network.

We are a leader in planning for future needs. The $120 million 641 Bypass project is in progress. Phase I and Phase II segments of the bypass are complete with public access. Once the bypass (as a whole) is complete, it will eliminate three miles of heavy traffic congestion (and eleven stop lights) in the U.S. Highway 41 corridor near the I-70 interchange, allowing the traveler to connect I-70 and State Road 46. The bypass is projected to be completed in 2014.


Distance to Major Markets

Destination Distance from Terre Haute Time
Indianapolis, Indiana 78 miles 1.5 hour
Chicago, Illinois 225 miles 3.75 hours
Peoria, Illinois 180 miles 3 hours
Cincinnati, Ohio 185 miles 3 hours
Princeton, Indiana 84 miles 1.75 hours
Columbus, Ohio 255 miles 4 hours
Lafayette, Indiana 103 miles 2 hours
Detroit, Michigan 396 miles 6 hours
St. Louis, Missouri 168 miles 2.5 hours
Atlanta, Georgia 505 miles 9 hours
Louisville, Kentucky 186 miles 3 hours
Source: MapQuest

Motor Freight Transportation Businesses

Terre Haute is within a two-day truck delivery service of area embracing 50 million people. Fifty-two national and regional over-the-road trucking companies serve the general needs of Terre Haute/Vigo County, 12 of which have a terminal in the city. In addition, a number of firms offer specialized services such as refrigerated units and agricultural units.