Indiana State Road 59

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State Road 59 marker

State Road 59
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 79.53 mi[1] (127.99 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 58 at Sandborn
 

US 36 at Bellmore
US 40 at Brazil

I-70
North end: SR 47 at Waveland
Location
Counties: Clay, Greene, Knox, Montgomery, Parke
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads
SR 58 SR 60

State Road 59 is a north–south road in Central Indiana that covers a distance of about 80 miles (130 km) through five counties.

Route description[edit]

State Road 59 begins at State Road 58 (SR 58) and heads north towards Sandborn. In Sandborn SR 59 has intersection with State Road 67 (SR 67). Then SR 59 heads north towards Linton where SR 59 is concurrenct with State Road 54 (SR 54). Both route leave Linton on the northwest side of town. Then north of Linton SR 54 turns west toward Dugger. SR 59 heads north passing through the east side of Jasonville. SR 59 heads north from Jasonville towards Clay City where SR 59 has a concurrency with State Road 246. During the concurrency there is an intersection with State Road 157 in downtown Clay City. SR 59 heads north from Clay City toward Brazil, on the way to Brazil SR 59 passes under Interstate 70. In Brazil SR 59 has an intersection with U.S. Route 40 (US 40). SR 59 leaves Brazil heading north toward Waveland, passing through an intersection with U.S. Route 36 and a concurrency with State Road 236. In Waveland SR 59 enters from the south and has an intersection with State Road 47.[2]

History[edit]

From 1917 to 1926 SR 59 was number as State Road 9, from Linton to Brazil, after 1926 renumbering this route became part of SR 59.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Knox Vigo Township 0.00 0.00 SR 58 – Elnora Southern terminus of SR 59
Sandborn 1.62 2.61 SR 67 – Edwardsport, Worthington
Greene Linton 11.84 19.05 SR 54 east – Bedford Southern end of SR 54 concurrency
14.66 23.59 SR 54 west – Sullivan Northern end of SR 54 concurrency
Jasonville 21.50 34.60 SR 48
Clay Clay City 32.25 51.90 SR 246 west Southern end of SR 246 concurrency
SR 157 south Northern terminus of SR 157
33.76 54.33 SR 246 east Northern end of SR 246 concurrency
Sugar Ridge Township 41.08 66.11 SR 46 – Terre Haute, Spencer
Posey Township 45.89 73.85 SR 42 – Terre Haute, Mooresville
46.13 74.24 I-70 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis exit number 23 on I-70
Brazil 51.27 82.51 US 40 – Terre Haute, Indianapolis
Parke Union Township 67.91 109.29 US 36 – Rockport, Indianapolis
Greene Township 73.92 118.96 SR 236 west Western end of SR 236 concurrency
76.53 123.16 SR 236 east – North Salem Eastern end of SR 236 concurrency
Montgomery Waveland 79.53 127.99 SR 47 – Crawfordsville Northern terminus of SR 59
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of SR 59". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=IN-59+N%2FBowman+Rd&daddr=IN-59+N&geocode=FbI5UQIdaJ_N-g%3BFWOMYAIdXcnP-g&hl=en&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&sll=39.882746,-87.04353&sspn=0.003738,0.010525&ie=UTF8&ll=39.864557,-87.065792&spn=0.059819,0.233803&z=13. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  3. ^ "Indiana Highways Ends - Old SR 9". Retrieved 2011-02-19.