Indiana State Road 3

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State Road 3 marker

State Road 3
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 223.51 mi[1] (359.70 km)
Southern segment
Length: 178.75 mi (287.67 km)
South end: SR 62 in Charlestown
Major
junctions:

US 50 in North Vernon
I-74 in Greensburg

US 52 in Rushville
I-70 near Spiceland
US 36 in Mount Summit
US 35 in Muncie
North end: US 224 in Markle
Northern segment
Lima Road
Length: 44.76 mi (72.03 km)
South end: I-69 / US 24 / US 27 / US 30 in Fort Wayne
Major
junctions:
US 6 in Kendallville
US 20
North end: SR 120 near Brighton
Location
Counties: Clark, Scott, Jennings, Decatur, Rush, Henry, Delaware, Blackford, Wells, Huntington, Allen, DeKalb, Noble, LaGrange
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 2 SR 4

State Road 3 (SR 3) in the U.S. State of Indiana is a discontinuous state road running through east central Indiana from near the Michigan state line to near the Ohio River. The southernmost terminus is at State Road 62 in Charlestown, and the northernmost terminus is at State Road 120 near Brighton.

The route was continuous until 1972, when the route was split into two segments that exist today.

Route description[edit]

Southern section[edit]

SR 3 begins just south of Charlestown at SR 62 and heads north toward downtown Charlestown. When in downtown Charlestown SR 3 has an intersection with State Road 403 (SR 403). SR 3 heads north out of Charlestown. Then 17.17 miles (27.63 km) north of SR 403 there is a wrong-way concurrency with State Road 203 (SR 203) for 1.85 miles (2.98 km), meaning southbound SR 203 and northbound SR 3 are going the same direction. After SR 203, SR 3 heads north toward Vernon and then North Vernon. In North Vernon SR 3 has an intersection with U.S. Route 50 (US 50). After North Vernon SR 3 heads mainly due north for 22.52 miles (36.24 km) until State Road 46 (SR 46) just west of Greensburg. SR 3 joins SR 46 on a four-lane divided highway and then enters Greensburg from the southwest. After entering Greensburg SR 46 leaves SR 3 at Main Street. In downtown Greensburg SR 3 has an intersection with U.S. Route 421 (US 421).[2]

View of the north end of the southern section of State Road 3 at Markle

After US 421, SR 3 leaves Greensburg heading northeast, then just north. SR 3 has an interchange with Interstate 74 (I-74), 1.53 miles (2.46 km) from US 421. After I-74, SR 3 becomes a two-lane undivided highway. SR 3 has a concurrency with U.S. Route 52 (US 52) that lasts for 0.42 miles (0.68 km) in Rushville. SR 3 heads due north toward U.S. Route 40 (US 40) and then SR 3 heads east on US 40 for a short concurrency after 0.07 miles (0.11 km). After US 40, SR 3 has an interchange with interstate 70 (I-70), exit number 123 on I-70. Just south of I-70 SR 3 becomes a four-lane divided highway. After I-70, SR 3 passes near New Castle. SR 3 and U.S. Route 36 (US 36) have an interchange near Mount Summit. After US 36, SR 3 head north toward Muncie, where SR 3 has an interchange with State Road 67 (SR 67).[3]

At the interchange with SR 67, SR 3 heads east, then north along the bypass. Interchange includes U.S. Route 35 (US 35) south, State Road 32 (SR 32), and SR 67 north. The bypass is a limited-access highway.[4]

North of the Muncie Bypass, US 35 leaves SR 3 due west to Kokomo. After US 35, SR 3 heads due north to Markle. Passing though Hartford City, where SR  meets State Road 26 (SR 26). South of Markle SR 3 turns northeast, then SR 3 meets State Road 116 (SR 116). Then 0.46 miles (0.74 km) after SR 116, SR 3 comes to its northern terminus of the southern section of SR 3, at U.S. Route 224 (US 224).[5]

Northern section[edit]

The southern terminus of the northern section of SR 3 begins at Interstate 69 (I-69) and the northern terminus of U.S. Route 27 (US 27). The road heads North from this point, as a six–lane major arterial passing through both commercial and residenteal areas. North of Dupont Road, on the northside of Fort Wayne, the road becomes a rural four–lane divided highway. North of Fort Wayne, the route bypasses Huntertown, 8.20 miles (13.20 km) north of I-69. The road then enters Dekalb County with and traffic light at State Road 205 (SR 205). Very soon after SR 205, the road enters Noble County, bypassing LaOtto and Avilla. In Noble County, the route passes through rural farming land and parallels an abandoned railroad track on its way to Kendallville. In Kendallville the route has a short concurrency with US 6. After the US 6 concurrency SR 3, becomes a two–lane rural highway heading due North, until Mongo where the road turns northwest. Entering into Brighton, SR 3 reaches its northern terminus at SR 120.[6]

History[edit]

Until 1972, SR 3 went through Fort Wayne. But with the completion of I-69, the section that went through Fort Wayne was turned back.

Until 1980, Indiana 3 was concurrent with Indiana 62 until it reached Interstate 65 in Jeffersonville.[7]

In 1990, the four-lane upgrade from the DeKalb/Allen County line north of Huntertown to Kendallville was completed, bypassing the towns of LaOtto and Avilla. This made Indiana 3 four lanes for the 25 miles (40 km) from I-69 in Fort Wayne to US 6 in Kendallville.[8]

In early 2010, construction began on SR 3 widening for about 3 miles (4.8 km) from Ludwig Road in Fort Wayne to Dupont Road on the northside of Fort Wayne. This section of highway was widened from four lane divided roadway to six lane divided highway and was completed in November 2011.[9][10]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Clark Charlestown 0.00 0.00 SR 62 Southern terminus of SR 3
1.12 1.80 CR 403 south – Sellersburg former SR 403 south
Oregon Township 11.42 18.38 CR 203 north former SR 203 north
Clark
Scott
Washington Township
Lexington Township
12.12 19.51 SR 362 – Nabb Western terminus of SR 362.
Scott Lexington Township 15.76 25.36 SR 356 – Vienna, Lexington
18.29 29.43 SR 56 west / SR 203 north – Scottsburg south end of SR 56 / SR 203 overlap
20.14 32.41 SR 203 south – Lexington north end of SR 203 overlap
21.31 34.30 SR 56 east – Hanover, Madison north end of SR 56 overlap
Jefferson Graham Township 23.45 37.74 SR 256 – Austin, Madison, Hardy Lake
Jennings Montgomery Township 29.67 47.75 SR 250 east – Paris Southern end of SR 250 concurrency
29.90 48.12 SR 250 west – Paris Crossing Northern end of SR 250 concurrency
Vernon Township 41.03 66.03 SR 7 south – Madison Southern end of SR 7 concurrency
North Vernon 43.20 69.52 US 50
44.20 71.13 SR 7 north – Columbus north end of SR 7 overlap
Center Township SR 750 west
Decatur Clay Township 66.72 107.38 SR 46 west – Columbus Southern end of SR 46 concurrency
Craig 70.08 112.78 SR 46 east (West Main Street) – Greensburg, Historic Tower Tree, Airport Northern end of SR 46 concurrency
Greensburg 71.67 115.34 US 421 (North Michigan Avenue) – Business District
Washington Township 73.20 117.80 I-74 – Indianapolis, Cincinnati I-74 exit 134
Rush Anderson Township 82.51 132.79 SR 244 – Shelbyville, Milroy
Rushville 90.43 145.53 US 52 east – Brookville Southern end of US 52 concurrency
90.82 146.16
Truck US 52 west / Truck SR 44 (1st Street)
90.85 146.21 US 52 west / SR 44 (2nd Street) Northern end of US 52 concurrency
Henry Spiceland Township 104.40 168.02 US 40 west – Indianapolis Western end of US 40 concurrency
Dunreith 104.47 168.13 US 40 east – Richmond Eastern end of US 40 concurrency
Spiceland Township I-70 – Indianapolis, Columbus, OH Exit 123 on I-70
New Castle 114.83 184.80 SR 38 (Broad Street) – Business District
Prairie Township 119.95 193.04 US 36 – Lynn, Mount Summit interchange
Delaware Monroe Township 129.84 208.96
SR 67 south / Bus. SR 3 north – Indianapolis, Muncie, Ivy Tech
Southern end of SR 67 concurrency; interchange
Muncie 131.14 211.05 US 35 south – Richmond, Muncie interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of US 35 overlap
Center Township Memorial Drive interchange
Muncie SR 32 – Winchester, Muncie interchange
Hamilton Township SR 67 north (SR 67 Bus. south) – Portland Northern end of SR 67 concurrency; interchange
Muncie (SR 3 Bus. south) interchange; southbound exit and northbound entrance
140.15 225.55 US 35 north / SR 28 – Alexandria, Albany Northern end of US 35 concurrency
Blackford Hartford City 152.22 244.97 SR 26 (Washington Street)
Washington Township 159.16 256.14 SR 18 – Marion, Montpelier
Wells
Huntington
Jackson Township
Salamonie Township
166.17 267.42 SR 218 – Warren, Poneto
Huntington Salamonie Township
Rock Creek Township
172.19 277.11 SR 124 – Mount Etna, Bluffton
Markle 178.39 287.09 SR 116 (Morse Street)
178.75 287.67 US 224 (Logan Street) to I-69 / SR 3 north Northern end of southern section
Gap in route
Allen Fort Wayne 178.75 287.67 I-69 / US 24 / US 30 / US 27 south (Lima Road) – Indianapolis, Lansing Southern terminus of northern section of SR 3 and northern terminus of US 27
DeKalb Butler Township 190.68 306.87 SR 205 – Churubusco, Garrett
Noble Avilla 195.90 315.27 SR 8 east / East Albion Street – Avilla, Auburn Southern end of SR 8 concurrency
Allen Township 198.59 319.60 SR 8 west – Albion Northern end of SR 8 concurrency
Kendallville 203.17 326.97 US 6 west (West North Street) – Ligonier, G.S. Porter Historic Site south end of US 6 concurrency
203.80 327.98 US 6 east (North Street) – Waterloo north end of US 6 concurrency
LaGrange Springfield Township 217.14 349.45 US 20 – LaGrange, Elkhart, Angola
Brighton 223.51 359.70 SR 120 – Elkhart, Orland Northern terminus of SR 3
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Retrieved June 4, 2008. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 3 from Charlestown to Greensburg". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Market+St&daddr=IN-3+S&hl=en&geocode=FeCMSgId6u_k-g%3BFbZmWAIdUGbn-g&mra=prev&sll=39.34067,-85.495605&sspn=0.139134,0.308647&ie=UTF8&ll=39.373322,-85.404625&spn=0.139069,0.308647&z=12. Retrieved 2010-12-28.
  3. ^ Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of SR 3 from Greensburg to Muncie". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=40.171579&lon=-85.378114&zoom=12&q1=39.348819%2C-85.498964&q2=40.148489%2C-85.366957. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  4. ^ Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of SR 3 Muncie Bypass". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=40.19112&lon=-85.327989&zoom=15&q1=40.148489%2C-85.366957&q2=40.249252%2C-85.367643. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  5. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 3 from Muncie to Markle". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=IN-3+N%2FUS-35+N%2FN+Co+Rd+100+E&daddr=N+Clark+St&hl=en&geocode=FUMiZgIdA2bp-g%3BFe0AbwId-eHp-g&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=40.829252,-85.331047&sspn=0.007469,0.02105&ie=UTF8&ll=40.824787,-85.313129&spn=0.029877,0.0842&z=14. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  6. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 3 from Fort Wayne to Brighton". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Lima+Rd&daddr=IN-3+N&hl=en&geocode=FcaZcwIdMJTs-g%3BFYagfAIdjkHq-g&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=13&sll=41.719952,-85.272102&sspn=0.058939,0.1684&ie=UTF8&ll=41.093325,-85.02903&spn=0.119021,0.3368&z=12. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  7. ^ Indiana Highway Ends Map of SR 3 in Jeffersonville
  8. ^ "U.S. 6, Ind. 3: Kendallville's routes to growth". The News-Sun. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  9. ^ "Lima Road done, Governor on hand to mark wrap-up of widening project". The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. November 03, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Governor Daniels Cuts Ribbon for $26 Million Major Moves SR 3/Lima Road Project". Indiana Department of Transportation. November 07, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing