Indiana State Road 124

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State Road 124 marker

State Road 124
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 69.630 mi[2] (112.059 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 19 at West Peru
  US 27 at Monroe
East end: SR 81
Location
Counties: Adams, Huntington, Miami, Wabash, Wells
Highway system
SR 121 SR 126

State Road 124 (SR 124) is a east–west state road in the U.S. state of Indiana. The highway runs from SR 19 in Peru east through Bluffton and Monroe to end at Ohio State Route 81 near Willshire, Ohio. SR 124 runs through mostly agricultural land and near a few state parks through Northern Indiana.

SR 124 was first designated as a state road in 1932 along a segment of its current route. It was extended west to the Miami–Wabash county line by the late 1930s and to Peru by the early 1950s. The entire route was paved in the early 1960s to the mid 1960s. A reroute in the 2000s bypassed the west side of Bluffton.

Route description[edit]

SR 124 starts in Peru at the corner of Broadway (SR 19) and Riverside Drive. The state road heads east concurrent with Riverside Drive and parallel to the Wabash River. The road leaves Peru and enters rural Miami County, passing through farmland. SR 124 parallels the Mississinewa River, before crossing over it. After crossing over the river SR 124 passes north of the Mississinewa Lake Dam, before entering Wabash County. In Wabash County the highway passes through mostly agricultural areas with some woodlands. SR 124 has intersection with SR 13 and SR 15 in rural Wabash County, south of the city of Wabash. East of SR 15, SR 124 enters Huntington County.[3][4]

In rural Huntington County SR 124 passes through an intersection with SR 105 and SR 9. After SR 9, SR 124 passes through Mt. Etna and a small section of the Salamonie River State Forest. SR 124 passes over the Salamonie River, before an intersection with Huntington County Road 300 West, formerly known as SR 221, south of Lancaster. The highway continues east passes farmland and through an intersection with SR 5. East of SR 5, SR 124 passes over Interstate 69 (I-69), but SR 124 does not have an interchange. After I-69, SR 124 has an intersection with SR 3, before leaving Huntington County and entering Wells County.[3][4]

In Wells County SR 124 has an intersection with Wells County Road 300 West, formerly known as SR 303. West of Bluffton SR 124 turns north and then back east, crossing over the Wabash River, before having an intersection with SR 116. SR 124 turns east onto SR 116 and the roadway heads east towards SR 1. The highway has an at-grade crossing with a Norfolk Southern Railroad track, before entering the city of Bluffton. At SR 1 both SR 116 and 124 turn south concurrent with SR 1 (Main Street), passing through Bluffton as a four-lane highway. The highway passes commercial properties and has an at-grade crossing with a Wabash Central Railroad track. SR 124 turns east and leaves Bluffton. East of Bluffton SR 124 passes through farmland and has an intersection with SR 201, before passing north of Ouabache State Park. The road has an intersection with SR 301 in rural Wells County, before crossing into Adams County.[3][4]

SR 124 has an intersection with U.S. Route 27 (US 27), west of Monroe. The road enters Monroe concurrent with Washington Street, passing south of Adams Central Community Schools and through a mostly residential area. The road leaves Monroe and reenters rural Adams County. The highway has an intersection with SR 101, before crossing over the St. Marys River. After crossing the river the SR 124 designation ends at the Ohio state line. The roadway continues east as Ohio State Route 81 and passes through the village of Willshire, Ohio.[3][4]

History[edit]

The Indiana State Highway Commission designated SR 124 as a state road in early 1932, between SR 5 and the Wells–Adams county line.[1] SR 124 in Adams County was became a state road in late 1932.[5][6] In 1934 the route between Peru and SR 5 was authorized to become a state road. Between late 1938 and early 1939 the route between the Miami–Wabash county line and SR 5 officially becomes a state road.[7][8] SR 124 in Miami County was added to the state road system in late 1950 or early 1951.[9][10] Paving on SR 124, in Miami and Huntington county and between SR 1 and the Wells–Adams county line, was completed in late 1962 or early 1963.[11][12] The rest of the route was paved between late 1965 and early 1966.[13][14] A bypass around the west side Bluffton was completed in late 2003 or early 2004.[15][16]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Miami Peru 0.000 0.000 SR 19 Western terminus of SR 124
Wabash Noble Township 13.214 21.266 SR 13
15.018 24.169 SR 15 – Marion, Wabash, La Fontaine
Huntington Polk Township 24.105 38.793 SR 105 – Marion, Andrews
Mount Etna 26.608 42.821 SR 9 – Marion, Huntington
Rock Creek Township 33.532 53.965 SR 5 – Warren, Huntington
37.266 59.974 SR 3 – Fort Wayne, Hartford City
Wells Bluffton 48.498 78.050 SR 116 west Western end of SR 116 concurrency
49.270 79.292 SR 1 north Northern end of SR 1 concurrency
50.269 80.900 SR 1 south / SR 116 east Southern end of SR 1 concurrency; eastern end of SR 116 concurrency
52.106 83.856 SR 201 south – Ouabache State Park Northern terminus of SR 201
Lancaster Township 54.528 87.754 SR 301 – Craigville
Adams Monroe 61.667 99.243 US 27 – Decatur, Berne
St. Marys Township 67.584 108.766 SR 101 north – Pleasant Mills Southern terminus of SR 101
69.630 112.059 SR 81 east Eastern terminus of SR 124
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 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 January 3, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d Google (January 5, 2017). "Indiana State Road 124" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (2016). Indiana Roadway Map 2016 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 925532510. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  6. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (February 1933). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:618,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53355434. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1938). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64017142. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1939). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64016573. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1950). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:656,700. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53353668. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  10. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1951). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64558142. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1962). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:680,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65195920. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1963). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1963–64 ed.). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 883418455. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1965). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1965–66 ed.). 1:630,980. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53370381. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1966). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1966–67 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65209231. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  15. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2003). Indiana Transportation Map (Map). 1:560,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 55201262. 
  16. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2004). Indiana Transportation Map (Map). 1:560,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 61670491. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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