Indiana State Road 127

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State Road 127 marker

State Road 127
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length6.937 mi[3] (11.164 km)
Existed1931[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 20 in Angola
North end I-69 / I-80 / I-90 / SR 120 near Fremont
Location
CountiesSteuben
Highway system
SR 124SR 128

State Road 127 (SR 127) is a short north–south highway in northeast corner of the U.S. state of Indiana between U.S. Route 20 (US 20) in Angola, Indiana and SR 120. Its present length was formerly a part of old US 27, whose designation was moved to the new Interstate 69 (I–69) when the freeway was completed in northern Indiana in 1967.

SR 127 is in fact a "child" of US 27; however, Indiana decommissioned all of US 27 north of Fort Wayne, so SR 127 no longer connects with US 27 anywhere. It functions in part to connect SR 120 to I–69 and, south of its interchange with I–69, it provides a local thoroughfare into Angola. The last several miles of SR 127 north of Angola's town square are crowded with fast-food franchises and other national chains.

SR 127 also provides access, through the very short SR 727, to Pokagon State Park.

Route description[edit]

The traffic circle or roundabout at the intersection of US 20 and State Road 127 in Angola, looking east. SR 127 heads north (to the left) from this intersection.

SR 127 southern terminus is at US 20. SR 127 heads north as a two–lane highway passing through residential areas. At Calvary Lane in Angola the road becomes a four–lane highway with a center turn lane. At 200 North the road becomes a two–lane rural highway, passing farmland and woodlands. North of Angola, SR 127 has an interchange with Interstate 69 (I-69). Where SR 127 passes under I-69 heading west then at an intersection with SR 727, SR 127 turns north. After SR 727, SR 127 is within a few hundred yards from I-69.[4][5]

History[edit]

SR 127 was first authorized in 1931 between Pokagon State Park and US 27.[1][2] Between late 1967 and early 1968 the road was extended north to SR 120, along the old route of US 27.[6][7] In late 1968 or early 1969 the road was extended south to US 20 in Angola, along what had been US 27 before it was diverted to Interstate 69. The route from Pokagon State Park to SR 127 became SR 727 that this time.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Steuben County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Angola0.0000.000 US 20SR 127 begins
1.5382.475 SR 827 northSouthern terminus of SR 827
Jamestown Township4.983–
5.078
8.019–
8.172
I-69 – Fort Wayne, LansingExit number 354 on I-69
5.2128.388 SR 727 west – Pokagon State ParkEastern terminus of SR 727
6.882–
6.937
11.076–
11.164
I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road – Fort Wayne, South Bend, Lansing, Toledo
SR 120 – Fremont, Elkhart
Northern terminus of SR 127
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1931). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.
  2. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. § B9. OCLC 53092152. Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  3. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Google (2010-12-30). "overview map of SR 127" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  5. ^ Google (2010-12-30). "overview map of SR 127" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-12-30.
  6. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1967). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1967–1968 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § A10. OCLC 65221593. Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  7. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (1968). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1968–1969 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § A10. OCLC 65221736. Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1969). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:631,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § A10. OCLC 314731307. Retrieved August 16, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau.

External links[edit]

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