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State Road 39 in the U.S. State of Indiana is the name of two distinct north–south highways in the state of Indiana.

State Road 39 marker

State Road 39
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Existed October 1, 1926[1] – present
Southern section
Length 14.91 mi (24.00 km)
South end SR 56 near Scottsburg
North end SR 250 near Brownstown
Northern section
Length 179.7 mi (289.2 km)
South end I-69 / SR 37 in Martinsville
Major
junctions
I-70 near Monrovia
US 40 in Belleville
US 36 in Danville
I-74 in Lizton
I-65 / US 52 in Lebanon
US 24 in Monticello
US 30 near Hanna
US 6 near Kingsbury
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road near La Porte
US 20 in Springville
North end M-239 to I-94 near New Buffalo, Michigan
Location
Counties Boone, Carroll County, Indiana, Clinton, Hendricks, Jackson, LaPorte, Morgan, Pulaski, Starke, Washington, White
Highway system
SR 38 US 40

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

Southern sectionEdit

Located in south-central Indiana, the shorter southern section of State Road 39 begins at State Road 56 west of Scottsburg. It runs north and passes through Little York, then intersects with State Road 250 just before reaching Brownstown. It is concurrent with State Road 250 until both terminate at U.S. Route 50 in Brownstown.

Northern sectionEdit

The much longer northern section starts at State Road 37 in Martinsville, southwest of Indianapolis, and runs north to the Michigan border near Interstate 94 (via M-239). Along the route, it passes through these towns (from south to north):

HistoryEdit

Northern sectionEdit

In the 1960s, State Road 39 was the connector between the west end of Interstate 94 (which ended just north of the Michigan-Indiana border) and the Indiana Toll Road. Hence, a dozen miles of this winding 2-lane road carried all of the heavy traffic between Chicago and Detroit.

In 2010, the section of State Road 39 between Monrovia and Belleville was greatly improved and re-paved.

Southern sectionEdit

At one point, SR 39 had a section from US 31 in Henryville to SR 3 in Charlestown. It was later decommissioned when SR 160 was extended to end in Charlestown.

Major intersectionsEdit

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Washington Gibson Township 0.00 0.00   SR 56 – Salem, Scottsburg Southern terminus of SR 39
5.57 8.96   SR 256 east – Austin Western terminus of SR 256
Jackson Brownstown Township 14.91 24.00   SR 250 east Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 39
Gap in route
Morgan Martinsville 14.91 24.00    I-69 / SR 37 – Bloomington, Indianapolis Southern terminus of the northern section of SR 39, Future I-69 runs on SR 37
Jefferson Township 18.12 29.16   SR 67 south – Spencer Southern end of SR 67 concurrency
21.46 34.54   SR 67 north – Indianapolis Northern end of SR 67 concurrency
Gregg Township 23.59 37.96   SR 142 west – Eminence Eastern terminus of SR 142
Monrovia 29.10 46.83   SR 42 – Crown Center, Mooresville
Hendricks Liberty Township 31.47 50.65   I-70 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis, St. Louis Exit 59 on I-70
Clayton 34.95 56.25   US 40 – Terre Haute, Plainfield, Indianapolis
Danville 43.44 69.91   US 36 east – Avon, Indianapolis Eastern end of US 36 concurrency
43.79 70.47   US 36 west – Rockville Western end of US 36 concurrency
Center Township 45.12 72.61   SR 236 west – North Salem Eastern terminus of SR 236
Lizton 52.20 84.01   US 136 – Crawfordsville, Brownsburg
52.80 84.97   I-74 – Indianapolis, Danville Exit 58 on I-74
Boone Lebanon 63.69 102.50    I-65 / US 52 – Gary, Lafayette, Indianapolis Exit139 on I-65
64.55 103.88   SR 32 – Crawfordsville, Noblesville
Pike 70.01 112.67   SR 47 – Crawfordsville, Elizaville
Clinton Cyclone 77.09 124.06   SR 38 east – Noblesville Southern end of SR 38 concurrency
Frankfort    US 421 south / SR 28 – Indianapolis Southern end of US 421 concurrency
  SR 75 north – Flora Southern terminus of SR 75
Ross Township 80.64 129.78   SR 38 west – Lafayette Northern end of SR 38 concurrency
Rossville   SR 26 – Lafayette, Kokomo
Carroll Deer Creek Township   SR 18 east – Marion Southern end of SR 18 concurrency
Delphi   SR 25 – Lafayette, Logansport
Tippecanoe Township   SR 18 west – Brookston Northern end of SR 18 concurrency
White Monticello 103.16 166.02    US 24 west / US 421 north – Reynolds Northern end of US 421 concurrency; western end of US 24 concurrency
Union Township 104.44 168.08   US 24 east – Logansport Eastern end of US 24 concurrency
Buffalo 129.50 208.41    SR 16 east / SR 119 north – Royal Center, Winamac Eastern end of SR 16 concurrency; Southern terminus of SR 119
Liberty Township 131.11 211.00   SR 16 west – Monon Western end of SR 16 concurrency
Pulaski Jefferson Township 142.99 230.12   SR 14 – Parr, Winamac
Starke North Judson 153.94 247.74   SR 10 west – Demotte Western end of SR 10 concurrency
Wayne Township 158.01 254.29   SR 10 east – Bass Lake Eastern end of SR 10 concurrency
Jackson Township 163.02 262.36   SR 8 – Kouts, Knox
LaPorte Hanna Township 169.23 272.35    US 30 / Lincoln Highway – Valparaiso, Plymouth
Noble Township 176.97 284.81   US 6 – Westville, Nappanee
La Porte 182.62 293.90   SR 2 west – Valparaiso Southern end of SR 2 concurrency
183.93 296.01     US 35 south / SR 2 east to SR 4 – Logansport, South Bend Northern end of SR 2 concurrency; Southern end of US 35 concurrency
185.79 299.00   US 35 north – Michigan City Northern end of US 35 concurrency
Center Township 187.94 302.46     I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Gary, South Bend, Chicago Exit 49 on the Indiana Toll Road
Springfield Township 189.47 304.92   US 20 – Michigan City, South Bend
194.61 313.19   M-239 north – New Buffalo Northern terminus at Michigan state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.   
  2. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15.