Indiana State Road 167

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State Road 167 marker

State Road 167
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 10.371 mi[2] (16.691 km)
Existed: 1931[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 67 at Albany
North end: SR 26
Location
Counties: Blackford, Delaware, Jay
Highway system
SR 166 SR 168

State Road 167 (SR 167) is a State Road in the eastern section of the state of Indiana. Running for 10.371 miles (16.691 km) in a general north-south direction, connecting the cities of Albany and Dunkirk with SR 26. The entire route is rural two-lane highway that passes through farmland and residential properties. SR 167 was originally introduced in the 1931 routed along its modern routing. The entire was paved by the mid-1960s.

Route description[edit]

SR 167 begins at an intersection between Walnut Street (SR 67) and Mississinewa Avenue, in the city of Albany in Delaware County. From there the road continues northeast on Mississinewa Avenue through a mix of residential neighborhoods and farmland for about one mile (1.6 km) before leaving the city of Albany. After leaving Albany SR 167 enters unincorporated Delaware County, passing through rural farmland as a two-lane highway. The road enters Dunkirk following Main Street, passing through the downtown of the city. The street crosses a Norfolk Southern Railway track, before leaving downtown Dunkirk. North of downtown Main Street curves due north near the West Jay County Middle School and forms the border between Blackford and Jay Counties. The SR 167 designation ends at an intersection with SR 26 east of Hartford City, but the roadway continues north as a county road.[2][3][4]

No segment of State Road 167 in Indiana is included in the National Highway System (NHS).[5] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[6] 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 2013, the department's traffic surveys showed that on average, 4324 vehicles used the highway daily along Main Street on the south end of Dunkirk and 784 vehicles did so each day near the northern end of SR 167, the highest and lowest counts along the highway, respectively. [7]

History[edit]

SR 167 was first designated in 1931. The original routing started in Albany and ran north through Dunkirk to SR 26 much as it does today.[1][8] The entire road was either gravel or stone surface, until 1940 when the state highway commissioned desired to paved the road south of Dunkirk.[9] This paving was completed by 1942.[10][11] The segment of road north of Dunkirk was paved between 1962 and 1963.[12][13]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Delaware Albany 0.000 0.000 SR 67 / Truck SR 28 – Redkey, Muncie Southern terminus of SR 167; roadway continues south as Truck SR 28
BlackfordJay
county line
JacksonKnox
township line
10.371 16.691 SR 26 – Hartford City Northern terminus of SR 167; roadway continues north as 875 East/1200 West
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maintenance on 391". The Franklin Evening Star. September 25, 1931. p. 3. Retrieved October 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2016). Indiana Roadway Map 2016 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § F9. OCLC 925532510. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Google (October 28, 2016). "Indiana State Road 167" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003). National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved November 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2013). "Traffic Count Database System". Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. § G9. OCLC 53092152 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  9. ^ "Bids Requested on 58 Miles of State Highway Pavement". The Daily Clintonian. Clinton. August 8, 1940. p. 6. Retrieved October 27, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1941). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § H5. OCLC 64574634 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1942). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:720,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § F9. OCLC 64382867 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1962). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:680,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § F9. OCLC 65195920 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1963). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1963–64 ed.). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § F9. OCLC 883418455 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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