Indiana State Road 149

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State Road 149 marker

State Road 149
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 8.73 mi[1] (14.05 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 130 near Valparaiso
  US 6 in South Haven
US 20 in Burns Harbor
North end: US 12 in Burns Harbor
Location
Counties: Porter
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 148 SR 152

State Road 149 (SR 149) is a part of the Indiana State Road that runs between Valparaiso and Burns Harbor in the US state of Indiana. The 8.73 miles (14.05 km) of SR 149 that lie within Indiana serve as a minor highway. None of the highway is listed on the National Highway System. Various sections of the road are rural two-lane and urban four-lane undivided highways, passing through farmland and residential properties.

Route description[edit]

SR 149 begins at an intersection with SR 130, just north of the Chicago Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad and Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. The road heads north as a two-lane highway, passing through rural farmland with some houses. The highway has traffic lights at U.S. Route 6 (US 6). The route crosses under the Indiana Toll Road and has an at-grade crossing with the CSX Transportation railroad tracks. The road crosses another set of CSX Railroad tracks and has a traffic light at US 20. North of US 20, the highway becomes a four-lane undivided highway, with a wide median. The route crosses over Interstate 94 (I–94). The route curves northwest, becoming a four-lane undivided highway and having an intersection with US 12.[2][3][4]

No segment of State Road 149 in Indiana that is included in the National Highway System (NHS).[5] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[6] The highway is maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) like all other state roads in the state. The department tracks the traffic volumes along all state roads as a part of its maintenance responsibilities using a metric called average annual daily traffic (AADT). This measurement is a calculation of the traffic level along a segment of roadway for any average day of the year. In 2010, INDOT figured that lowest traffic levels were 5,299 vehicles and 94 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between US 20 and US 12. The peak traffic volumes were 12,783 vehicles and 491 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 149 between Lenburg Road and US 20.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Porter County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Center Township 0.00 0.00 SR 130 – Hobart, Valparaiso Southern terminus of SR 149
South Haven 3.97 6.39 US 6 – Hobart, Westville
Burns Harbor 7.52 12.10 US 20 – Gary, Michigan City
8.73 14.05 US 12 – Gary, Michigan City Northern terminus of SR 149
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2004). "Reference Post Book" (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. S-149. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Overview of State Road 149". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=IN-149+N&daddr=IN-149+N&hl=en&ll=41.504142,-87.122011&spn=0.03786,0.077162&sll=41.618643,-87.126684&sspn=0.002362,0.004823&geocode=FRoheQIdrpjO-g%3BFRYNewIdxY3O-g&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&t=h&z=14. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Indiana Transportation Map (Map). Cartography by INDOT (2011–2012 ed.). Section B4. http://www.in.gov/indot/files/StateTransportationMap.pdf. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2011) (PDF). Indiana Railroad Map (Map). http://www.in.gov/indot/files/MAIN-RR-11_V1.pdf. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  5. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Indiana (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/indiana/in_indiana.pdf. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  6. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Staff (2010). "Indiana Traffic Counts". Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing