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State Road 46 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east–west state highway in the southern half of Indiana.

State Road 46 marker

State Road 46
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length 156.72 mi[2][page needed] (252.22 km)
Existed October 1, 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
West end

I-70 / US 40 at Terre Haute
US 231 at Spencer
I-69 / SR 37 / SR 45 at Bloomington
I-65 at Columbus

US 31 at Columbus
East end US 52
Location
Counties Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Monroe, Owen, Ripley, Vigo
Highway system
SR 45SR 47

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

The western terminus of SR 46 is at I-70 east of Terre Haute at an interchange before becoming a heavily traveled modernized 2-lane highway through Spencer where it intersects SR 67 and US 231. It then proceeds to Elletsville where it becomes a 4-lane expressway until an Interchange with SR 37. It then goes directly through the college town of Bloomington. It multiplexes with SR 45 on a road known as "The Bypass" just north of Indiana University where it passes by the athletic complex. It then goes by the College Mall in Bloomington where it makes a left turn and winds towards the artist colony of Nashville passing by SR 446 and Lake Monroe. After making a right turn at SR 135 in Nashville it proceeds to Columbus where it goes under I-65 at an interchange. It then heads to Greensburg where it multiplexes with SR 3 and again becomes a 4-lane expressway.

At this point it makes a right turn and becomes a minor 2-lane highway as it closely follows I-74 until its eastern terminus its at US 52 in northeastern Dearborn County.

HistoryEdit

Until the 1930s, SR 46's western terminus was at the Illinois–Indiana state line and when U.S. Route 150 (US 150) was commissioned on that route. The eastern terminus was at the Ohio–Indiana border when US 52 was commissioned along this route.

Until recently "The Bypass" portion in Bloomington had congestion. However, a major construction project completed in Nov. 2012 widened the road to 4 lanes and alleviated the issue on this part of the roadway. SR 46 as a result of this project is now four lanes from Elletsville until the intersection with SR 446.[3]

Recently, Route 46 has been truncated from U.S. Route 40 to Interstate 70 because U.S Route 40 was moved to Interstate 70.

Major intersectionsEdit


CountyLocationmi[2][page needed]kmDestinationsNotes
VigoTerre Haute0.000.00    I-70 / US 40 / SR 641 south – Terre Haute, IndianapolisExit 11 on I-70 - New Western terminus of SR 46; Northern end of SR 641 and concurrency
1.502.41  SR 641 southSouthern End of SR 641 concurrency
Riley3.926.31  SR 159 south – JasonvilleNorthern terminus of SR 159
ClaySugar Ridge Township11.8319.04  SR 59 – Linton, Brazil
OwenVandalia32.0151.52  SR 246 west – Clay CityEastern terminus of SR 246
Spencer37.5960.50   US 231 south / SR 67 south – WorthingtonWestern end of US 231 and SR 67 concurrences
38.4261.83   US 231 north / SR 67 north – Greencastle, MooresvilleEastern end of US 231 and SR 67 concurrences
Washington Township40.3264.89  SR 43 southNorthern terminus of SR 43
MonroeBloomington52.4384.38    I-69 / SR 37 / SR 45 south – Bedford, Bloomington, MartinsvilleWestern end of SR 45 concurrency
55.7889.77  SR 45 northEastern end of SR 45 concurrency
57.7592.94  SR 446 southNorthern terminus of SR 446
BrownNashville73.02117.51  SR 135 north – NashvilleWestern end of SR 135 concurrency
Washington Township76.10122.47  SR 135 south – BrownstownEastern end of SR 135 concurrency
BartholomewColumbus89.00143.23  I-65 – Indianapolis, LouisvilleExit 58 on I-65
90.58145.77  SR 11 south – SeymourNorthern terminus of SR 11
Columbus Township95.39153.52  SR 7 south – North VernonNorthern terminus of SR 7
96.52155.33  US 31 – Columbus, Seymour
Clifty Township  SR 9 north – ShelbyvilleSouthern terminus of SR 9
DecaturGreensburg116.48187.46  SR 3 south – North VernonWestern end of SR 3 concurrency
119.78192.77  SR 3 north – RushvilleEastern end of SR 3 concurrency
121.61195.71  US 421 north – IndianapolisWestern end of US 421 concurrency
122.02196.37  US 421 south – Madison, VersaillesEastern end of US 421 concurrency
RipleyBatesville136.52219.71  SR 229 – Batesville, Oldenburg
138.00222.09  SR 129 south – VersaillesNorthern terminus of SR 129
Adams Township143.82231.46  SR 101 – Sunman
DearbornSt. Leon151.43243.70  SR 1 – Lawrenceburg, Brookville
Harrison Township156.72252.22   US 52 to I-74 - CincinnatiEastern terminus of SR 46
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 "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ staff. "45/46 Bypass Construction Updates". Retrieved August 6, 2011. 

Route map: Google

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