Indiana State Road 46

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State Road 46 marker

State Road 46
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 156.72 mi[1] (252.22 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 40 at Terre Haute
 

I-70 at Terre Haute
US 231 at Spencer
I-65 at Columbus

US 31 at Columbus
East end: US 52
Location
Counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Monroe, Owen, Ripley, Vigo
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 45 SR 47

State Road 46 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east–west state highway in the southern half of Indiana.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of SR 46 is at U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in central Vigo County, just east of Terre Haute. It then goes under I-70 at an interchange before becoming a heavily traveled modernized 2-lane highway through Spencer where it intersects SR 67 and US 231. It then proceeds to Elletsville where it becomes a 4-lane expressway until an Interchange with SR 37. It then goes directly through the college town of Bloomington. It multiplexes with SR 45 on a road known as "The Bypass" just north of Indiana University where it passes by the athletic complex. It then goes by the College Mall in Bloomington where it makes a left turn and winds towards the artist colony of Nashville passing by SR 446 and Lake Monroe. After making a right turn at SR 135 in Nashville it proceeds to Columbus where it goes under I-65 at an interchange. It then heads to Greensburg where it multiplexes with SR 3 and again becomes a 4-lane expressway.

At this point it makes a right turn and becomes a minor 2-lane highway as it closely follows I-74 until its eastern terminus its at US 52 in northeastern Dearborn County.

History[edit]

Until the 1930s, SR 46's western terminus was at the Illinois–Indiana state line and when U.S. Route 150 (US 150) was commissioned on that route. The eastern terminus was at the Ohio–Indiana border when US 52 was commission along this route.

Until recently "The Bypass" portion in Bloomington had congestion. However, a major construction project completed in Nov. 2012 widened the road to 4 lanes and alleviated the issue on this part of the roadway. SR 46 as a result of this project is now four lanes from Elletsville until the intersection with SR 446.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Vigo Terre Haute 0.00 0.00 US 40 – Terre Haute, Brazil, Indianapolis Western terminus of SR 46
SR 42 east – Mooresville Western terminus of SR 42
3.34 5.38 I-70 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis Exit 11 on I-70
Riley 6.75 10.86 SR 159 south – Jasonville Northern terminus of SR 159
Clay Sugar Ridge Township 17.21 27.70 SR 59 – Linton, Brazil
Owen Vandalia 32.01 51.52 SR 246 west – Clay City Eastern terminus of SR 246
Spencer 37.59 60.50 US 231 south / SR 67 south – Worthington Western end of US 231 and SR 67 concurrences
38.42 61.83 US 231 north / SR 67 north – Greencastle, Mooresville Eastern end of US 231 and SR 67 concurrences
Washington Township 40.32 64.89 SR 43 south Northern terminus of SR 43
Monroe Bloomington 52.43 84.38 SR 37 / SR 45 south – Bedford, Bloomington, Martinsville Western end of SR 45 concurrency
55.78 89.77 SR 45 north Eastern end of SR 45 concurrency
57.75 92.94 SR 446 south Northern terminus of SR 446
Brown Nashville 73.02 117.51 SR 135 north – Nashville Western end of SR 135 concurrency
Washington Township 76.10 122.47 SR 135 south – Brownstown Eastern end of SR 135 concurrency
Bartholomew Columbus 89.00 143.23 I-65 – Indianapolis, Louisville Exit 58 on I-65
90.58 145.77 SR 11 south – Seymour Northern terminus of SR 11
Columbus Township 95.39 153.52 SR 7 south – North Vernon Northern terminus of SR 7
96.52 155.33 US 31 – Columbus, Seymour
Clifty Township SR 9 north – Shelbyville Southern terminus of SR 9
Decatur Greensburg 116.48 187.46 SR 3 south – North Vernon Western end of SR 3 concurrency
119.78 192.77 SR 3 north – Rushville Eastern end of SR 3 concurrency
121.61 195.71 US 421 north – Indianapolis Western end of US 421 concurrency
122.02 196.37 US 421 south – Madison, Versailles Eastern end of US 421 concurrency
Ripley Batesville 136.52 219.71 SR 229 – Batesville, Oldenburg
138.00 222.09 SR 129 south – Versailles Northern terminus of SR 129
Adams Township 143.82 231.46 SR 101 – Sunman
Dearborn St. Leon 151.43 243.70 SR 1 – Lawrenceburg, Brookville
Harrison Township 156.72 252.22 US 52 to I-74 - Cincinnati Eastern terminus of SR 46
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). 
  2. ^ staff. "45/46 Bypass Construction Updates". Retrieved August 6, 2011. 

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