Indiana State Road 205
|Ralph F. Gates Memorial Highway|
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length:||32.2 mi (51.8 km)|
|South end:||SR 5 near South Whitley|
| US 30 in Columbia City
US 33 in Churubusco
|North end:||SR 327 near Garrett|
|Counties:||Allen, Dekalb, Noble, Whitley|
State Road 205 (SR 205) is a short north–south, largely rural surface highway in north-eastern Indiana. Although classified as north–south, it actually runs mostly in a north-easterly direction.
SR 205 begins at SR 5 in South Whitley and heads northeast, as a two-lane highway passing through residential. The highway leaves South Whitley and the road curves due east, passing through rural farmland with a few houses. In rural Whitley County the road curves due north, before curving back northeast. The highway enters Columbia City and curves due north. SR 205 is known as Line Street and turns east onto Radio Road. After one block the road turn north onto SR 9, locally known as Main Street. Main Street crosses over the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad tracks and enters downtown Columbia City. The concurrency with SR 9 passes through commercial properties and the Whitley County Court House. At the northeast of the court house is a traffic light with Van Buren Street and SR 205 turns east onto Van Buren Street. The street passes through a mix of residential and commercial properties, before an intersection at U.S. Route 30 (US 30).
The highway heads northeast from Columbia City as a two-lane highway, passing through rural farmland with some houses. The route enters Churubusco passing through residential properties. SR 205 is concurrent with Whitley Street through Curubusco and the street two-lanes, passing mainly residential properties. The street has a traffic light at US 33. The road leaves Churubusco, still heading northeast, passing through rural farmland with some house. The road is headed for LaOtto, passing through rural Allen and Noble Counties. The route enters LaOtto, passing through residential properties and has an all-way stop with Old SR 3. As the route begins to leaves Laotto the road crosses into DeKalb County and has an intersection with SR 3. The road now enters rural DeKalb County, heading northeast. The northern terminus of SR 205 is at an all-way stop with the southern terminus of SR 327. The road counties east, toward Auburn, as County Road 56 (CR 56). The road has access to Interstate 69 (I–69), via CR 11A.
No part of SR 205 in Indiana is included in the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation. 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 highways 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 2,290 vehicles and 120 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between SR 5 and Whitley CR 400 West. The peak traffic volumes were 9,370 vehicles and 900 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 205 at is concurrent with SR 9, between the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad tracks and Van Buren Street in Columbia City.
|Whitley||South Whitley||0.00||0.00||SR 5 – South Whitley, Huntington, Larwill||Southern terminus of SR 205|
|Columbia City||9.51||15.30||SR 9 south – Huntington||Southern end of SR 9 concurrency|
|10.22||16.45||SR 9 north – Albion||Northern end of SR 9 concurrency|
|11.49||18.49||US 30 – Warsaw, Fort Wayne|
|Churubusco||20.63||33.20||US 33 – Fort Wayne, Ligonier|
||No major junctions|
||No major junctions|
|Dekalb||LaOtto||28.84||46.41||SR 3 – Fort Wayne, Avilla, Kendallville|
|32.21||51.84||SR 327 north / CR 56 / CR 327 – Garrett, Auburn, Fort Wayne||Northern terminus of SR 205; Southern terminus of SR 327|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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