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State Road 8 in the U.S. State of Indiana consists of two disconnected segments that were never connected.

State Road 8 marker

State Road 8
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length77.476 mi[2] (124.686 km)
Existed1932[1]–present
Western segment
Length42.845 mi[2] (68.952 km)
West end US 231 / SR 2 in Hebron
Major
junctions
US 421 in LaCrosse
US 35 in Knox
East end SR 17 near Plymouth
Eastern segment
Length34.631 mi[2] (55.733 km)
West end SR 9 in Albion
Major
junctions
SR 3 in Avilla
I-69 in Auburn
East end SR 18 near Hicksville, OH
Location
CountiesLake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, Noble, DeKalb
Highway system
SR 7SR 9

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

No part of SR 8 in Indiana is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[3] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4]

Western segmentEdit

The western terminus of the western segment is at U.S. Route 231(US 231) and SR 2 in Hebron. The highway goes due east leaving Hebron and heading toward Knox. It passes through rural farmland, having a four-way stop at SR 49 in Kouts. The route enters La Crosse having a four-way stop at US 421. North of Knox it begins a concurrency with US 35; this ends in downtown Knox with SR 8 heading due east. The road leaves Knox passing through the east side of town. The eastern terminus of the western segment is at SR 17.[5][6]

Eastern segmentEdit

The western terminus of the eastern segment begins at SR 9. The road heads east from Albion toward SR 3. On the way to SR 3 the highway passes through rural farmland. The road begins a concurrency with SR 3 at a traffice light north of Avilla; this ends at an intersection with SR 3 on the east side of Avilla. The road then goes due east towards Auburn. It has a four-way stop at SR 327 north of Garrett. The route enters Auburn on the west side of town and has an interchange with Interstate 69(I-69). The road now passes through commercial areas before entering downtown Auburn where it has an intersection with Old SR 427. The roadway now leaves Auburn, returning to rural farmland. The highway has a short concurrency with SR 1. The route turns southeast towards Hicksville, OH. SR 8 ends at the Ohio state line; this is the western terminus of Ohio State Route 18.[7][6]

HistoryEdit

Western sectionEdit

In the early 1940s, the road's western terminus was at the Illinois state line, becoming Exchange Street. It was truncated eastward to US 41 in St. John in the 1970s. From St. John to Hebron, it was concurrent to US 231. SR 8 was later truncated to its junction with US 231 in Hebron, eliminating the concurrency.

Central sectionEdit

In 1951, SR 8 started in Lake Wawasee at SR 13 and continued east to US 33 south of Kimmell. This section was deleted in 1971.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
PorterHebron0.0000.000   US 231 (Main Street) / SR 2Western end of SR 8
Kouts9.05914.579  SR 49 (Main Street)
LaPorteLaCrosse16.05325.835  US 421 (Washington Street)
StarkeJackson Township24.06038.721  SR 39 – North Judson, La PorteKankakee Fish and Wildlife Area
Center Township30.13148.491  US 35 north – Michigan Citynorthern end of US 35 concurrency
Knox32.13451.715  US 35 south (Heaton Street) – WinamacSouthern end of US 35 concurrency
Washington Township37.14459.777  SR 23 – Ober
MarshallWest Township42.84568.952  SR 17Eastern end of the western segment of SR 8
Gap in route
NobleAlbion42.92169.075  SR 9 (Orange Street)Western end of the eastern segment of SR 8
Allen Township52.11283.866  SR 3 north – KendallvilleWestern end of SR 3 concurrency
Avilla54.83388.245  SR 3 south – Fort WayneEastern end of SR 3 concurrency
DeKalbGarrett59.26495.376  SR 327 – Garrett, Corunna
Auburn57.249–
57.381
92.133–
92.346
  I-69 – Fort Wayne, LansingInterchange
Concord Township72.436116.574  SR 1 south – St. JoeWestern end of SR 1 concurrency
73.379118.092   SR 1 north / SR 101 south – Butler, WoodburnEastern end of SR 1 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 101
Newville Township77.552124.808  SR 18 – HicksvilleOhio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  3. ^ National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. August 26, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  5. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Hebron to SR 17" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Indiana Department of Transportation. 2011–2012. § C4-C6 & B9-C12. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Albion to Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012.


External linksEdit

Route map:

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