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State Road 43 in the U.S. State of Indiana is split into two segments.

State Road 43 marker

State Road 43
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length 40.800 mi[2] (65.661 km)
Existed October 1, 1926[1] – present
Southern section
Length 23.374 mi[2] (37.617 km)
South end SR 54 near Solsberry
North end SR 46 near Spencer
Northern section
Length 17.426 mi[2] (28.044 km)
South end I-65 near Battle Ground
North end US 24 / US 421 in Reynolds
Location
Counties Greene, Owen, Monroe, Tippecanoe, White
Highway system
SR 42SR 44

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Southern sectionEdit

This winding, two-lane section of State Road 43 connects Indiana State Road 46 in Owen County near McCormick's Creek State Park with Indiana State Road 54 in eastern Greene County. It covers a distance of 23.374 miles (37.617 km).

 

Northern sectionEdit

The northern portion of State Road 43 begins at I–65 near Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County. Going north, it passes through Brookston and Chalmers before terminating at US 24 and US 421 in Reynolds in White County. It covers a distance of 17.426 miles (28.044 km).

 

HistoryEdit

SR 43 used to connect Michigan City and Solsberry. It followed SR 46 through Spencer, US 231 from Spencer to West Lafayette, and US 421 from Reynolds to Michigan City, along with its split sections.

The early 1950s renumbering of Indiana highways caused SR 43 to be concurrent. US 421 was extended into Indiana in 1951, and US 231 was commissioned in 1952. SR 43 was concurrent with US 421 until the northern terminus was truncated to Reynolds in 1955 in favor of US 421. A large portion of SR 43 from Lafayette to Spencer was eliminated in 1981 in favor of US 231.

In Lafayette, SR 43 basically followed the old routing of US 231 for most of the way. The route followed old US 231, 4th Street (after Alabama Street, it was 4th Street northbound and 3rd Street southbound), the Union Street bridge over the Wabash River, and River road after an interchange.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
GreeneCenter Township0.0000.000  SR 54Southern terminus of SR 43
Owen
No major junctions
MonroeRichland Township12.69520.431  SR 48 east – BloomingtonWestern terminus of SR 48
OwenWashington Township23.37437.617  SR 46 – Spencer, EllettsvilleNorthern terminus of the southern section of SR 43
Gap in route
TippecanoeTippecanoe Township23.37537.618  I-65 – Indianapolis, ChicagoExit number 178 on I-65; southern terminus of the northern section of SR 43
Battle Ground24.83939.974  SR 225 southNorthern terminus of SR 225
WhiteBrookston30.65149.328  SR 18 east – DelphiSouthern end of SR 18 concurrency
30.83149.618  SR 18 west – FowlerNorthern end of SR 18 concurrency
Reynolds40.80065.661   US 24 / US 421 – Monticello, Remington, Michigan CityNorthern terminus of SR 43
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. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 28, 2016.

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