Indiana State Road 327

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State Road 327 marker

State Road 327
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 31.93 mi[1] (51.39 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 205 near Garrett
  US 6 in Corunna
US 20
North end: Rierson Road & W 800 N Street at the Michigan state line
Location
Counties: Dekalb, Steuben
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 312 SR 331

State Road 327 (SR 327) is a north–south, largely rural surface highway in north-eastern Indiana.

Route description[edit]

SR 327 heads north from its southern terminus at an all-way stop with SR 205, as a two-lane highway passing through farmland. The route enters Garrett and passes through a mix of commercial and residential properties. The highway enters downtown Garrett and passes under the CSX Railroad tracks. North of the railroad tracks the route passes through residential properties, before coming to an four-way stop at SR 8. North of SR 8 the road leaves Garrett and makes a sharp curve turning due west. The road has a second sharp curve turning back due north and heads towards Corunna. The route enter Corunna from the south and passes through residential properties. The highway passes over the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and has an intersection at U.S. Route 6 (US 6). SR 327 turns west concurrent with US 6 as a two-lane highway, passing through commercial properties. After leaving Corunna, SR 327 turns north leaving US 6 and heads towards Helmer heading through farmland. South of Helmer the road has an intersection with the western terminus of the eastern section of SR 4. After SR 4 the road enters Helmer and crosses the Indiana Northeastern Railroad track. North of the Railroad tracks the road passes through residential properties, before leaving Helmer. North of Helmer the route passes through rural farmland and an intersection at US 20. The highway enters Orland and passes through residential properties with a few commercial properties. After leaving Orland SR 327 passes through rural farmland and under the Indiana Toll Road. North of the toll road the highway crosses into Michigan and becomes Rierson Road.[2][3][4]

No part of SR 327 in Indiana is included in the National Highway System (NHS).[5] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being 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 800 vehicles and 70 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between SR 120 and Michigan state line. The peak traffic volumes were 7,880 vehicles and 1,910 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 327 at is concurrent with US 6.[7]

History[edit]

After construction of Interstate 69 and the decommissioning of US 27 in 1967, State Road 327 became the designation for the old surface route of US 27 from Garrett south to the north side of Fort Wayne. Since that time, however, State Road 327 has been truncated just south of Garrett at State Road 205.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
DeKalb Keyser Township
Butler Township
0.00 0.00 SR 205 west – LaOtto
CR 56 east
CR 327 south
Southern terminus of SR 327; eastern terminus of SR 205
Garrett 3.04 4.89 SR 8 – Avilla, Auburn
Corunna 8.50 13.68 US 6 east – Butler Eastern end of US 6 concurrency
Richland Township 8.97 14.44 US 6 west – Kendallville Western end of US 6 concurrency
DeKalb
Steuben
Helmer 15.62 25.14 SR 4 east – Ashley Western terminus of the eastern section of SR 4
Steuben Jackson Township 23.89 38.45 US 20 – Lagrange, Angola
Orland 29.88 48.09 SR 120 – Howe, fremont
Millgrove Township 31.93 51.39 Rierson Road
W 800 N Road
Michigan state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (2004). "Reference Post Book" (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ Microsoft. "Indiana State Road 327". Bing Maps (Map). Cartography by Nokia. http://www.bing.com/maps/?FORM=Z9LH2#Y3A9NDEuNDcwNjcwfi04NS4xMTM0NjYmbHZsPTEwJnN0eT1yJnJ0cD1wb3MuNDEuMzIyNjk1Xy04NS4xMzQ1NDRfbmVhciUyMDU3MDIlMjBDUi0zMjclMkMlMjBHYXJyZXR0JTJDJTIwSU4lMjA0NjczOF9fX2FffnYuNDEuNDIzMjgwXy04NS4xNDY4ODhfSU4tMzI3fnBvcy40MS43NTk2ODZfLTg1LjE3NDg4OV9uZWFyJTIwVyUyMENvdW50eSUyMFJvYWQlMjA4MDAlMjBOJTIwJTI2JTIwSU4tMzI3JTIwJTI2JTIwR3JlZW5maWVsZCUyMFJkJTIwJTI2JTIwUmllcnNvbiUyMFJkJTJDJTIwJTIwNDY3NzZfX19hXyZtb2RlPUQmcnRvcD0wfjB+MH4=. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2012) (PDF). Indiana Transportation Map (Map). Cartography by INDOT (2011–2012 ed.). http://www.in.gov/indot/files/StateTransportationMap.pdf. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2011) (PDF). Indiana Railroad Map (Map). http://www.in.gov/indot/files/MAIN-RR-11_V1.pdf. Retrieved September 20, 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 September 20, 2012.
  6. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Staff (2010). "Indiana Traffic Counts". Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing