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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
SR 39 highlighted in red
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 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 38US 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 ends at an intersection with State Road 250 just before reaching 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

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
WashingtonGibson Township0.000.00  SR 56 – Salem, ScottsburgSouthern terminus of SR 39
5.578.96  SR 256 east – AustinWestern terminus of SR 256
JacksonBrownstown Township14.9124.00  SR 250Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 39
Gap in route
MorganMartinsville14.9124.00  SR 37 – Bloomington, IndianapolisSouthern terminus of the northern section of SR 39
Jefferson Township18.1229.16  SR 67 south – SpencerSouthern end of SR 67 concurrency
21.4634.54  SR 67 north – IndianapolisNorthern end of SR 67 concurrency
Gregg Township23.5937.96  SR 142 west – EminenceEastern terminus of SR 142
Monrovia29.1046.83  SR 42 west – Crown CenterSouthern end of SR 42 concurrency
  SR 42 east – MooresvilleNorthern end of SR 42 concurrency
HendricksLiberty Township31.4750.65  I-70 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis, St. LouisExit 59 on I-70
Clayton34.9556.25  US 40 – Terre Haute, Plainfield, Indianapolis
Danville43.4469.91  US 36 east – Avon, IndianapolisEastern end of US 36 concurrency
43.7970.47  US 36 west – RockvilleWestern end of US 36 concurrency
Center Township45.1272.61  SR 236 west – North SalemEastern terminus of SR 236
Lizton52.2084.01  US 136 – Crawfordsville, Brownsburg
52.8084.97  I-74 – Indianapolis, DanvilleExit 58 on I-74
BooneLebanon63.69102.50   I-65 / US 52 – Gary, Lafayette, IndianapolisExit139 on I-65
64.55103.88  SR 32 – Crawfordsville, Noblesville
Pike70.01112.67  SR 47 – Crawfordsville, Elizaville
ClintonCyclone77.09124.06  SR 38 east – NoblesvilleSouthern end of SR 38 concurrency
Frankfort   US 421 south / SR 28 – IndianapolisSouthern end of US 421 concurrency
  SR 75 north – FloraSouthern terminus of SR 75
Ross Township80.64129.78  SR 38 west – LafayetteNorthern end of SR 38 concurrency
Rossville  SR 26 – Lafayette, Kokomo
CarrollDeer Creek Township  SR 18 east – MarionSouthern end of SR 18 concurrency
Delphi  SR 25 – Lafayette, Logansport
Tippecanoe Township  SR 18 west – BrookstonNorthern end of SR 18 concurrency
WhiteMonticello103.16166.02   US 24 west / US 421 north – ReynoldsNorthern end of US 421 concurrency; western end of US 24 concurrency
Union Township104.44168.08  US 24 east – LogansportEastern end of US 24 concurrency
Buffalo129.50208.41   SR 16 east / SR 119 north – Royal Center, WinamacEastern end of SR 16 concurrency; Southern terminus of SR 119
Liberty Township131.11211.00  SR 16 west – MononWestern end of SR 16 concurrency
PulaskiJefferson Township142.99230.12  SR 14 – Parr, Winamac
StarkeNorth Judson153.94247.74  SR 10 west – DemotteWestern end of SR 10 concurrency
Wayne Township158.01254.29  SR 10 east – Bass LakeEastern end of SR 10 concurrency
Jackson Township163.02262.36  SR 8 – Kouts, Knox
LaPorteHanna Township169.23272.35   US 30 / Lincoln Highway – Valparaiso, Plymouth
Noble Township176.97284.81  US 6 – Westville, Nappanee
La Porte182.62293.90  SR 2 west – ValparaisoSouthern end of SR 2 concurrency
183.93296.01    US 35 south / SR 2 east to SR 4 – Logansport, South BendNorthern end of SR 2 concurrency; Southern end of US 35 concurrency
185.79299.00  US 35 north – Michigan CityNorthern end of US 35 concurrency
Center Township187.94302.46    I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Gary, South Bend, ChicagoExit 49 on the Indiana Toll Road
Springfield Township189.47304.92  US 20 – Michigan City, South Bend
194.61313.19  M-239 north – New BuffaloNorthern 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. 

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