Indiana State Road 109

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State Road 109 marker

State Road 109
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length31.769 mi[3] (51.127 km)
Existed1934[1][2]–present
Southern segment
Length20.129 mi[3] (32.394 km)
South end US 40 in Knightstown
Major
junctions
I-70
US 36
North end I-69 / SR 9 / SR 67 in Anderson
Northern segment
Length11.640 mi[3] (18.733 km)
South end US 30 in Columbia City
North end US 33 in Wolf Lake
Highway system
SR 106SR 110

State Road 109 (SR 109) is a north–south discontinuous State Road in the US state of Indiana. The southern segment of the highway runs from U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in the town of Knightstown north to SR 9 in Anderson. The northern segment of SR 109 runs from US 30 in Columbia City northerly to US 33 in Wolf Lake. The total length of the highway is 31.769 miles (51.127 km), including the southern segment which is 20.129 miles (32.394 km) and the northern segment at 11.640 miles (18.733 km).

The first usage of the SR 109 designation dates back to 1934 with the original routing being between Columbia City and Wolf Lake. A southern section was added in 1940 between Knightstown and the Hancock–Madison County line. The southern segment was lengthened in the early 1940s and once again in the early 1950s extending the road north to just north of Anderson. The northern segment of SR 109 was shortened in Columbia City during the early 1970s. SR 109 in Madison County was moved to a new routing in the late 1990s.

Route description[edit]

Southern section[edit]

The southern segment of SR 109 begins at an intersection between Main Street (US 40) and McCullum Street in the town of Knightstown. SR 109 heads north along McCullum Street before leaving the town limits and curving towards the northwest. The road has an interchange with Interstate 70 (I–70) in rural Henry County. SR 109 enters Hancock County passing through the town of Wilkinson. After Wilkinson, SR 109 has a four-way stop with SR 234, before entering Warrington. In Warrington the road becomes north-south once again, passing through rural Hancock County, before entering Madison County. SR 109 passes through a four-way stop with SR 38, west of Markleville, before an intersection with US 36. North of US 36, SR 109 parallels a CSX railroad track, before crossing over the railroad tracks south of Anderson. The northern terminus is at the intersection of SR 9 with I–69 (exit 26) in Anderson.[4][5][6]

Northern section[edit]

The northern section of SR 109 starts in Columbia City at the corner of US 30 and Line Street. It heads north leaving Columbia City and entering rural Whitley County. The roadway leaves Whitley County and enters Noble County. In Noble County SR 109 passes through the community of Big Lake, before entering rural Noble County. The state road passes east of Merry Lea environmental learning center and Bear Lake, before curving northeasterly towards the community of Wolf Lake. The state highway designation for SR 109 terminates at an intersection with US 33 and Market Street, where Market Street continues northeast.[5][7]

History[edit]

The Indiana State Highway Commission authorized a state road following modern SR 109, between Columbia City and Wolf Lake, in 1934.[1][2] Construction started in 1935 on the authorized segment with it being completed by 1942.[2][8] A segment of state road was commissioned, between Knightstown and the Hancock–Madison County line, in March 1940.[9] This section of roadway was originally planned as SR 7, but became a southern segment of SR 109. The northern end of the southern segment was moved north to SR 32 in Anderson in July 1941.[10] Between late 1950 and early 1951 the northern end of the southern segment was moved north to an intersection with SR 9, just north of Anderson.[11][12] The southern end of the northern segment was moved north to an intersection with the new alignment of US 30, just north of Columbia City, in late 1970 or early 1971.[13][14] A new alignment for SR 109, from south of US 36 to Anderson, was constructed between 1997 and 1999.[15][16]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
HenryKnightstown0.0000.000 US 40 – Greenfield, RichmondSouthern terminus of SR 109
Wayne Township3.517–
3.707
5.660–
5.966
I-70 – Indianapolis, ColumubsExit number 115 on I-70
HancockBrown Township9.34615.041 SR 234 – New Castle, McCordsville
MadisonAdams Township14.99124.126 SR 38 – Pendleton, New Castle, Markleville
16.57026.667 US 36
Anderson20.12932.394 I-69 / SR 9 / SR 67 – Indianapolis, Fort WayneNorthern terminus of the southern section of SR 109
Gap in route
WhitleyColumbia City20.12932.394 US 30 – Fort Wayne, WarsawSouthern terminus of the northern section of SR 109
NobleWolf Lake31.76951.127 US 33 – Elkhart, Fort WayneNorthern terminus of SR 109
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  2. ^ a b c Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § C8. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  3. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Google (August 25, 2016). "Southern Segment of SR 109" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (2014). Indiana Roadway Map for 2014 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § G8–H9 & C9. OCLC 880943061. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (March 2, 2012). Indiana Railroad Map (PDF) (Map). 1:633,600. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  7. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (August 26, 2016). "Northern Segment of SR 109" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1942). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:720,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § C8. OCLC 64382867. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  9. ^ "New State Road Designated as 109". The Hancock Democrat. Greenfield. March 21, 1940. p. 1. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  10. ^ "State Assumes Maintenance or Road 109 in Madison County". The Hancock Democrat. Greenfield. July 17, 1941. p. 5. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1950). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:656,700. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53353668. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1951). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § G8. OCLC 64558142. Retrieved August 23, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1970). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1970–1971 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § C9. OCLC 65221477.
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1971). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1971–1972 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § C9. OCLC 65221419.
  15. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (1997). Indiana Transportation Map (Map) (1997–1998 ed.). 1:633,600. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § G8. OCLC 40102780.
  16. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (1999). Indiana Transportation Map (Map). 1:633,600. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § G8. OCLC 47737740.

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