Indiana State Road 49

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State Road 49 marker

State Road 49
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 44.385 mi[2] (71.431 km)
Existed: October 1, 1926[1] – present
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 in Porter
US 12 in Porter
North end: Indiana Dunes State Park
Highway system
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.[3]

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 US 6 in Porter County
County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Jasper Barkley Township 0.000 0.000 SR 14 – Winamac Southern terminus of SR 49
Wheatfield 11.009 17.717 SR 10 – San Pierre, De Motte
Porter Kouts 20.442 32.898 SR 8 – La Crosse, Hebron
Valparaiso 29.782 47.929 US 30 / SR 2 west – Plymouth, Valparaiso Southern end of SR 2 concurrency
30.912–
31.262
49.748–
50.311
SR 2 east – La Porte, Valparaiso Northern end of SR 2 concurrency
32.532 52.355 Vale Park Road
CR 400 N
interchange
Liberty Township 36.632–
37.255
58.953–
59.956
US 6 – Westville, Portage
39.139 62.988 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Chicago, Toledo
Chesterton 42.223–
42.341
67.951–
68.141
I-94 – Chicago, Detroit
Porter 42.983–
43.327
69.174–
69.728
US 20 – Michigan City, Gary
43.762–
43.860
70.428–
70.586
US 12 – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, steel mills
44.385 71.431 Indiana Dunes State Park Northern terminus of SR 49
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 6, 2017. 
  3. ^  Template:Yahoo maps is deprecated.›Yahoo!; Navteq (2011-01-10). "overview map of SR 49" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved 2011-01-10. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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