Indiana State Road 49

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State Road 49 marker

State Road 49
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 44.15 mi[1] (71.05 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 14 in Jasper County
  US 30 in Valpariso
US 6
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road near Chesterton
I-94 near Chesterton
US 20 near Chesterton
North end: US 12 north of Chesterton
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 48 US 50

State Road 49 (SR 49) in the U.S. State of Indiana is a state highway in northwest Indiana. It runs from just north of Chesterton at the intersection with U.S. Route 12 (Dunes Highway) south to a rural interchange 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Rensselaer with State Road 14. This is a distance of about 44.15 miles (71.05 km).

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SR 49 is in Wheatfield at State Road 14 (SR 14). SR 49 heads north from Wheatfield toward Valparaiso, just south of Valparaiso SR 49 becomes a four-lane divided highway. Then in Valparaiso SR 49 has an interchange with U.S. Route 30 (US 30). After the US 30 interchange, SR 49 and State Road 2 have an interchange. Then SR 49 leaves Valparaiso heading north toward Chesterton having an interchange with U.S. Route 6, Interstate 80/Interstate 90/Indiana Toll Road, Interstate 94, U.S. Route 20, and U.S. Route 12. US 12 is the northern terminus of SR 49.[2]

History[edit]

Before 1926, SR 49 was a named Liberty Way from Kouts to Valparaiso, it was a named state route. After 1926, SR 49 was a two-lane highway from Valparaiso to Chesterton, known as "Old State Road 49". When the Valparaiso Bypass was completed the old route was decommissioned and turned over to the City of Valparaiso, the City of Chesterton, and Porter County.

Major intersections[edit]

Southbound, approaching U.S. 6 in Porter County
County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Jasper Barkley Township 0.00 0.00 SR 14 – Winamac Southern terminus of SR 49
Wheatfield 10.99 17.69 SR 10 – San Pierre, De Motte
Porter Kouts 20.40 32.83 SR 8 – La Crosse, Hebron
Valparaiso 29.73 47.85 US 30 / SR 2 west – Plymouth, Valparaiso Southern end of SR 2 concurrency
30.83 49.62 SR 2 east – La Porte, Valparaiso Northern end of SR 2 concurrency
Liberty Township 36.73 59.11 US 6 – Westville, Portage underpass
38.35 61.72 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Chicago, Toledo overpass
Chesterton 41.70–
41.99
67.11–
67.58
I-94 – Chicago, Detroit overpass
Porter 42.76–
42.77
68.82–
68.83
US 20 – Michigan City, Gary
44.15 71.05 US 12 – Michigan City, Gary Northern terminus of SR 49
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing