Indiana State Road 156

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State Road 156 marker

State Road 156
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 27.233 mi[1] (43.827 km)
Major junctions
West end: SR 56 at Vevay
East end: SR 56 near Rising Sun
Location
Counties: Ohio, Switzerland
Highway system
SR 154 SR 157

State Road 156 (SR 156) is a part of the Indiana State Road that runs between Vevay and Rising Sun, passing through Florence, in US state of Indiana. The 27.15 miles (43.69 km) of SR 156 that lie within Indiana serve as a minor highway. None of the highway is listed on the National Highway System. SR 156 is mostly a rural two-lane highway, passing through farmland and residential properties. SR 156 was first designated as a state road in 1931. The highway replaced the original State Road 58 designation of the highway which dated back to 1927. SR 58 ran from Vevay through Florence to Patriot and ended in Rising Sun.

Route description[edit]

SR 156 begins at an intersection with SR 56 in Vevay and it heads northeast. The highway passes through residential properties before leaving Vevay. After leaving Vevay the route enters rural farmland, with some woodlands, as a two-lane highway. The road has an intersection with SR 101 and passes by the Markland Dam. The dam carries SR 101 across the Ohio River and into Kentucky. After passing the dam SR 156 passes through Florence, parallel to the Ohio River. After passing through Florence the highway curves north, towards Patriot. In Patriot the route has an intersection with SR 250 and the highway begins to curve northeast again. After the Patriot the road curves west-northwest, before entering Ohio County. SR 156 ends at an intersection with SR 56 in rural Ohio County, just south of Rising Sun.[2][3]

No section of State Road 156 in Indiana is included in the National Highway System (NHS).[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 1,400 vehicles and 100 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between Florence and Patriot. The peak traffic volumes were 6,180 vehicles and 500 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 156 at is within Vevay.[6]

History[edit]

SR 156 was planned as SR 58 in 1927 and opened in 1928 as SR 58.[7][8][9] SR 58 was changed to its current SR 156 in 1931 and SR 58 was moved to a new road in western Indiana.[10][11] The route and number has not changed since 1931.[11][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Switzerland Vevay 0.000 0.000 SR 56 Western terminus of SR 156
York Township 6.195–
6.349
9.970–
10.218
SR 101 south – Warsaw, KY, Ghent, KY Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 101; To I–71 and US 42
Patriot 17.560 28.260 SR 250 west – East Enterprise Eastern terminus of SR 250
Ohio Randolph Township 27.233 43.827 SR 56 Eastern terminus of SR 156
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (2012). Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map) (2011–12 ed.). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § L10 & L11. OCLC 765461296. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Google (November 17, 2012). "Overview of Indiana State Road 156" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003). National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 17, 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 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "INDOT Traffic Zones". Indiana Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ Rand McNally (1926). Road Map of Indiana (Map). Chicago: Rand McNally. Retrieved November 17, 2012 – via Broer Map Library. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1927). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 17, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1928). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). 1:795,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 31119707, 190592752. Retrieved November 17, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  10. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1930). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 17, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  11. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1931). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved November 17, 2012 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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