Indiana State Road 55

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State Road 55 marker

State Road 55
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 109.41 mi[1] (176.08 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 25 at Wingate
 

US 41 near Attica
US 52 in Fowler
US 24 at Goodland
US 231 in Crown Point

US 30 in Merrillville
North end:
US 6 Bus. in Gary
Location
Counties: Montgomery, Fountain, Warren, Benton, Newton, Lake
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 54 SR 56

State Road 55 (SR 55) is a north–south road in Northern and Central Indiana. State Road 55 runs from the Crawfordsville area in the south to Gary in the north, a distance of approximately 110 miles (180 km).

Route description[edit]

SR 55 southern terminus is at an intersection with State Road 25 (SR 25). SR 55 heads northwest towards Newtown where SR 55 has an intersection with State Road 341. SR 55 heads northwest out of Newtown towards U.S. Route 41 (US 41). SR 55 and US 41 are concurrent for 5.19 miles (8.35 km) through Attica. Northwest of Attica SR 55 leaves US 41 and heads north Oxford. North of Oxford, SR 55 has an intersection with U.S. Route 52 (US 52). US 52 and SR 55 are concurrent for 5.58 miles (8.98 km) until Fowler. In Fowler SR 55 leaves US 52 heading north towards Goodland. In Goodland SR 55 is concurrent with U.S. Route 24 (US 24). SR 55 heads north towards Crown Point passing through intersection with State Road 16, State Road 114, State Road 14, State Road 10, and State Road 2. In Crown Point SR 55 has an intersection with U.S. Route 231. SR 55 heads north after US 231 towrds an intersection with Business US 6, the northern terminus of SR 55 is at this point.[2] Lake County has other names for Indiana 55. In Gary, it is called Cleveland Street. In Merrillville, it is Taft Street. In Crown Point, it is Main Street.

History[edit]

Between 1917 and 1926 SR 55 had a different route that follows the route that SR 2 takes today, from Hebron and Valparaiso. At this point the route that SR 55 takes today was of Old SR 8. In 1930, SR 55 and State Road 53 swapped routes in Lake County.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Montgomery Wingate 0.00 0.00 SR 25 – Waynetown, Lafayette Southern terminus of SR 55
Fountain Newtown 4.58 7.37 SR 341 – Hillsboro
Shawnee Township 10.85 17.46 US 41 south – Veedersburg Southern end of US 41 concurrency
Attica SR 28 east – Frankfort Eastern end of SR 28 concurrency
Warren Warren Township 16.04 25.81 US 41 north / SR 28 west – Hammond, Williamsport Northern end of US 41 concurrency; Western end of SR 28 concurrency
Pine Village 26.26 42.26 SR 26 east – Lafayette Southern end of SR 26 concurrency
26.49 42.63 SR 26 west Northern end of SR 26 concurrency
Benton Oxford 31.01 49.91 SR 352 west Western end of SR 352 concurrency
31.56 50.79 SR 352 east Eastern end of SR 352 concurrency
Fowler 34.52 55.55 US 52 east – Lafayette, Indianapolis eastern end of US 52 concurrency
SR 18 east – Delphi Eastern terminus of SR 18 concurrency
40.10 64.53 US 52 west / SR 18 west Western end of US 52 and SR 18 concurrences
Newton Goodland 50.33 81.00 US 24 west – Kentland Western end of US 24 concurrency
50.87 81.87 US 24 east – Monticello Eastern end of US 24 concurrency
Iroquois Township 58.25 93.74 SR 16
Jackson Township SR 114
Colfax Township 70.94 114.17 SR 14
Lincoln Township 80.01 128.76 SR 10
Lake Cedar Creek Township 90.62 145.84 SR 2 east – Hebron Eastern end of SR 2 concurrency
91.12 146.64 SR 2 west – Lowell Western end of SR 2 concurrency
Crown Point 99.78 160.58 US 231 south – Hebron Eastern end of US 231 concurrency
100.38 161.55 US 231 north – St. John Western end of US 231 concurrency
Merrillville 104.06 167.47 US 30 / Lincoln Highway – Dyer, Valparaiso
Gary 109.41 176.08
US 6 Bus. (Ridge Road)
Northern terminus of SR 55
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR55". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=W+Boscum+St&daddr=40.207484,-87.154096+to:40.85126,-87.30625+to:41.22693,-87.34341+to:41.46302,-87.36494+to:Grant+St&geocode=FUEIZQIdq13P-g%3BFXyEZQIdUCLO-in3loiYRMESiDH-DXCONKB7bA%3BFTxXbwId9s_L-im_Y3Ebqm4SiDFJndUd7Esvvw%3BFbISdQIdzj7L-imzz_guCh0SiDHVI8HvhqafCg%3BFeyseAIdtOrK-ikzVlKVbe8RiDG4YE4CBvIFXQ%3BFZ9AegIdRA3L-g&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=11&via=1,2,3,4&sll=40.92804,-87.40036&sspn=0.235528,0.935211&ie=UTF8&ll=40.579542,-87.315216&spn=0.45267,1.870422&z=10. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  3. ^ Indiana Highway Ends - SR 55

Route map: Google / Bing