Indiana State Road 114

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State Road 114 marker

State Road 114
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length70.788 mi[1] (113.922 km)
Western segment
Length28.708 mi[1] (46.201 km)
West end US 41 near Morocco
Major
junctions
I-65 near Rensselaer
US 231 in Rensselaer
East end US 421 north of Monon
Central segment
Length5.832 mi[1] (9.386 km)
West end SR 17
East end SR 25 in Fulton
Eastern segment
Length36.246 mi[1] (58.332 km)
West end SR 14 in Akron
East end US 24 near Fort Wayne
Location
CountiesFulton, Huntington, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, Wabash, Whitley
Highway system
SR 111SR 115

State Road 114 (SR 114) is an east–west state road, that consists of three discontinuous sections, in the northern part of the US state of Indiana. The western portion of SR 114 is just under 29 miles (47 km) long and is routed between U.S. Highway 41 (US 41) and US 421. The central segment runs through rural Fulton County; it is approximately 5.8 miles (9.3 km) long and connects SR 17 at the west end with SR 25 at the east end. The eastern portion of SR 114 is just over 36 miles (58 km) long and is routed between SR 14 and US 24. SR 114 mostly passes rural agriculture land, but passes through a few towns and small cities.

The SR 114 designation was first used in the early 1930s along the route between SR 14 and SR 5, a route that later became SR 113. In the early to mid 1930s the eastern segment was rerouted to its modern route and the western segment was added, running between Illinois state line and SR 43. The central segment of SR 114 was commissioned in the early to mid 1950s along a similar route as it is today, but was north of the modern route. By 1960 the central segment was moved onto its current alignment. The entire roadway was paved by 1971. The western end was moved from the Illinois state line to US 41 in the late 2000s or early 2010s.

Route description[edit]

Western section[edit]

SR 114 begins at a J-turn type intersection with US 41 on the southeast town limits of Morocco, in Newton County. The road heads east passing through farmland before crossing into Jasper County and having an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65). Past I-65, SR 114 passes south of the Jasper County Airport before entering Rensselaer, on Clark Street. The street passes through mostly residential properties before SR 114 turns southeasterly on Cullen Street. Cullen Street heads through downtown having an intersection with US 231 (Washington Street), on the north side of the Jasper County Court House. Past the courthouse SR 114 turns east onto Grace Street, passing the Rensselaer Central High school before leaving the city. East of Rensselaer SR 114 crosses over the Iroquois River and through agriculture land. The road enters Pulaski County before ending at a three-way intersection with US 421.[1][2][3]

Central section[edit]

The central segment of SR 114 begins at a three-way intersection with SR 17, in rural Fulton County. SR 114 heads east towards Fulton passing farms and fields. The road bends southeasterly and enters the town of Fulton, concurrent with Center Street. The SR 114 designation ends at the intersection of Center Street and Liberty Avenue (SR 25), while SR 114 ends the roadway continues southeasterly as Center Street.[1][2][4]

Eastern section[edit]

The eastern segment of SR 114 begins on the eastern edge of Akron, at a three-way intersection with SR 14. SR 114 heads towards the southeast leaving Akron and entering rural Fulton County, passing agriculture land. The road enters Wabash County and becomes east-west and has a rural intersections with SR 15. The road enters North Manchester having an intersection with SR 13 and begins to passes through a commercial area before curving onto Main Street. Main Street crosses a CSX railroad track, while continuing through commercial properties, before passing through the North Manchester Historic District. East of the historic district SR 114 crosses over Eel River before leaving North Manchester. The road east of North Manchester passes through farms and fields before leaving Wabash County. After leaving Wabash County SR 114 becomes the county line between Huntington and Whitley Counties. While being the dividing line between the two counties SR 114 has rural intersections with SR 105, SR 5, and SR 9. The landscape becomes a little more wooded before the eastern end of SR 114, at an intersection with US 24, southwest of Fort Wayne.[1][2][5]

History[edit]

SR 114 was first designated a state road in late 1931, this route was south of its modern eastern segment. It ran from SR 14 in Akron south-southeast to SR 5 east of Bippus, this route was originally part of SR 5 in early 1931.[6][7][8] During 1932 SR 114 moved to modern route running from SR 14 in Akron to SR 9, this resulted in the original route of SR 114 becoming SR 113. At this time the road Between SR 9 and US 24 was a proposed addition.[8][9] In late 1932 or early 1933 the western segment SR 114, between Illinois state line and SR 43 (now US 421), was authorized to be added to the state road system.[9][10] SR 114 officially became a state road between SR 9 and US 24 between 1933 and 1934.[10][11] By 1936 the western segment of SR 114 was officially added to the state road system as a gravel road surface.[12][13]

The central segment of SR 114 was added to the state road system routed between SR 17 and SR 25, passing through Bluegrass, in either 1952 or 1953.[14][15] By 1960 the central segment was realign to its modern routing and paved.[16][17] SR 114 east of SR 13 was paved between 1962 and 1963.[18][19] Within the next few years SR 114 west of US 41, to the Illinois state line was paved.[19][20] The rest of the western segment was paved between 1966 and 1967, while the road within Wabash County was paved.[21][22] The last segment of roadway to be paved was the eastern segment, within Fulton County, and it was paved in either 1970 or 1971.[23][24] Between 2009 and 2011 the western end of SR 114 was moved from the Illinois state line to US 41, the former route of SR 114 became a county road.[25][26] In 2015 the intersection at US 41 and SR 114 became a restricted crossing U-turn type of intersection which was the first such type of intersection within the state of Indiana.[27][28]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
NewtonMorocco0.0000.000 US 41 – Terre Haute, HammondWestern terminus of SR 114
Mount Ayr7.29411.739 SR 55 – Fowler, Crown Point
JasperNewton Township11.135–
11.286
17.920–
18.163
I-65 – Indianapolis, Chicago
Rensselaer15.04524.213 US 231 (Washington Street)
PulaskiSalem Township28.70846.201 US 421 – Michigan City, MononEastern terminus of the western section of SR 114
Gap in route
FultonWayne Township28.70946.203 SR 17 – Kewanna, Grass Creek, LogansportWestern terminus of the middle section of SR 114
Fulton34.54155.588 SR 25 – Logansport, RochesterEastern terminus of the middle section of SR 114
Gap in route
FultonAkron34.54255.590 SR 14Western terminus of the eastern section of SR 114
WabashPleasant Township42.29668.069 SR 15 – Wabash, Warsaw
North Manchester47.29676.116 SR 13 – Wabash, Syracuse
WhitleyHuntington
county line
ClevelandWarren
township line
56.24890.522 SR 105 – South Whitley, Bippus
58.88594.766 SR 5 – Huntington
WashingtonClear Creek
township line
64.251103.402 SR 9 – Huntington, Columbia City
JeffersonJackson
township line
70.788113.922 US 24 – Fort Wayne, RoanokeEastern terminus of SR 114
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Indiana Department of Transportation (2017). Indiana Roadway Map 2017 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 976397802. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  3. ^ Google (April 6, 2017). "overview map of the western section of SR 114" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  4. ^ Google (April 6, 2017). "overview map of the middle section of SR 114" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Google (April 6, 2017). "overview map of the western section of SR 114" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Roads Added to State System". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. May 15, 1931. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1931). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.
  8. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53092152. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  9. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.
  10. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (February 1933). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:618,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53355434. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1936). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63897436. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1952). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 55533635. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  15. ^ Indiana State Highway Department (1953). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indiana State Highway Department. OCLC 64574685. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  16. ^ Indiana State Highway Department (1959). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:680,000. Indiana State Highway Department. OCLC 64590481. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  17. ^ Indiana State Highway Department (1960). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:700,000. Indiana State Highway Department. OCLC 489761071. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  18. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1962). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:680,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65195920. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  19. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (1963). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1963–1964 ed.). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 883418455. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  20. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1964). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65195866. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  21. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1966). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1966–1967 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65209231. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  22. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1967). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1967–1968 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65221593. Retrieved April 6, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  23. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1970). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1970–1971 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65221477.
  24. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1971). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1971–1972 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65221419.
  25. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2010). Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2009–2010 ed.). 1:560,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 654100248. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 15, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  26. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2012). Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2011–2012 ed.). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 765461296. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  27. ^ Myers, Gregory (April 11, 2015). "Changes Coming to SR 114, US 41 intersection". Rensselaer Republican. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  28. ^ Myers, Gregory (June 24, 2015). "INDOT Gives Update on US 41 Intersection at Moroocco". Newton County Enterprise. Kentland, Indiana. Retrieved April 6, 2017.

External links[edit]

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