Indiana State Road 129

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State Road 129 marker

State Road 129
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 48.008 mi[1] (77.261 km)
Major junctions
South end: SR 56 near Vevay
North end: SR 46 near Batesville
Location
Counties: Switzerland, Ripley
Highway system
SR 128 SR 130

State Road 129 (SR 129) is a part of the Indiana State Road that runs between Vevay and Batesville in the US state of Indiana. The 31.78 miles (51.14 km) of SR 129 that lie within Indiana serve as a minor highway. Some of the highway is listed on the National Highway System. Various sections are urban two-lane highway and rural two-lane highway. The highway passes through residential and commercial properties.

Route description[edit]

SR 129 begins at SR 56 on the banks of the Ohio River on the west side of Vevay. The route heads northwest as a two-lane rural highway, passing through farmland and woodland. The route has an intersection with SR 250, in rural Switzerland County. The highway crosses into Ripley County and begins a concurrency with SR 62. The concurrency heads north-northeast passing through Cross Plains. North of Cross Plains, SR 62 turns east and SR 129 keeps heading north-northwest. The road enters Versailles from the southeast and begins a concurrency with U.S. Route 421 (US 421). The two routes head north towards downtown Versailles and US 50. At US 50, the concurrency with US 421 ends when it heads east concurrent with US 50. SR 129 heads east concurrent with US 50 and leaves town, entering Versailles State Park. After passing through Versailles State Park, the concurrency endS when SR 129 turns north towards Batesville. The highway enters Batesville and ends at an intersection with SR 46.[2][3]

The only segment of State Road 129 in Indiana that is included in the National Highway System (NHS), is that concurrent with US 50.[4] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[5] The highway is maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) like all other state roads in the state. The department tracks the traffic volumes along all state roads as a part of its maintenance responsibilities using a metric called average annual daily traffic (AADT). This measurement is a calculation of the traffic level along a segment of roadway for any average day of the year. In 2010, INDOT figured that lowest traffic levels were 1,290 vehicles and 270 commercial vehicles used the highway daily near the intersection with SR 250. The peak traffic volumes were 10,190 vehicles and 610 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 129 at is concurrent with US 421.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[7] km Destinations Notes
Switzerland Vevay 0.000 0.000 SR 56 – Madison, Vevay Southern terminus of SR 129
Pleasant Township 12.119 19.504 SR 250
Ripley Brown Township 16.378 26.358 SR 62 west – Hanover Southern end of SR 62 concurrency
18.837 30.315 SR 62 east – Dillsboro Northern end of SR 62 concurrency
Versailles 27.718 44.608 US 421 south – Madison Southern end of US 421 concurrency
28.178 45.348 US 50 west / US 421 north – North Vernon, Greensburg Northern end of SR 421 concurrency; western end of US 50 concurrency
JohnsonWashington
township line
32.110 51.676 US 50 east – Lawrenceburg Eastern end of US 50 concurrency
Delaware Township 39.117 62.953 SR 350 – Osgood, Aurora
42.294 68.066 SR 48 – Napoleon, Lawrenceburg
Batesville 48.008 77.261 SR 46 – Batesville Northern terminus of SR 129
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. SR 129. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2012). Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2011–12 ed.). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § L10-K10. OCLC 765461296. 
  3. ^ Google (November 8, 2012). "Indiana State Road 129" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003). National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "INDOT Traffic Zones". Indiana Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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