Interstate 265

highway in Indiana and Kentucky

Interstate 265 (I-265) is a 41.8-mile (67.3 km) Interstate Highway partially looping around the Louisville metropolitan area. It goes from I-65 in the southern part of Louisville, through Jefferson County, Kentucky, over the Ohio River on the Lewis and Clark Bridge into Indiana, where it meets I-65 again before continuing west to I-64, where it ends.

Interstate 265 marker

Interstate 265
Gene Snyder Freeway
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-65
Maintained by INDOT and KYTC
Length52 mi[1] (84 km)
I-265: 41.8 miles (67.3 km)
(28.7 miles (46.2 km) co-signed as KY 841)
KY 841: 10.2 miles (16.4 km)
I‑265 from New Albany, IN to Louisville, KY
KY 841 in Louisville, KY
RestrictionsNo hazardous goods allowed on the Lewis and Clark Bridge and East End Tunnel
Major junctions
Beltway around Louisville, KY
CCW end I-64 / US 150 / SR 62 near New Albany, IN
  I-65 near Jeffersonville, IN
I-71 in Louisville, KY
I-64 in Louisville, KY
I-65 in Louisville, KY
CW end US 31W / US 60 / KY 1934 in Louisville, KY
StatesKentucky, Indiana
CountiesKY: Jefferson
IN: Clark, Floyd
Highway system
I-264KY 266

The entire Kentucky section of the road is also signed with Kentucky Route 841 (KY 841). An additional 10.2-mile-long (16.4 km) section of freeway between US 31W/US 60/KY 1934 and I-65 in the southern Louisville is only designated as KY 841. The highway is named the Gene Snyder Freeway after the former congressman, and usually called "the Snyder" by locals.


  1. Adderly, Kevin (January 27, 2016). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of December 31, 2015". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 15, 2021.