Indiana State Road 2
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length:||80.98 mi (130.32 km)|
|Existed:||October 1, 1926 – present|
|West end:||IL 17 near Lowell|
| US 41 near Lowell
I-65 near Dinwiddie
US 231 in Hebron
US 30 in Valparaiso
US 6 in Westville
US 421 in Westville
US 35 in La Porte
US 20 in Rolling Prairie
|East end:||US 20 / US 31 in South Bend|
|Counties:||Lake, Porter, LaPorte, St. Joseph|
State Road 2 (SR 2) in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east–west route running from the Illinois border at Illinois Route 17 east to the outskirts of South Bend, Indiana at the U.S. Route 20/U.S. Route 31 freeway, also known as the St. Joseph Valley Parkway. This is a distance of 80.98 miles (130.32 km).
Illinois to Valparaiso
SR 2 begins at the Illinois–Indiana State Line where Illinois Route 17 ends. SR 2 heads northeast toward U.S. Route 41 (US 41) and is concurrent with US 41 for 2.64 miles (4.25 km). It then heads east toward Lowell; beyond Lowell there is a short concurrency with State Road 55 (SR 55), followed by an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65) at exit number 240. About 4 miles (6.4 km) to the east, SR 2 joins U.S. Route 231 (US 231) and they are concurrent for 2.17 miles (3.49 km). After SR 2 leaves US 231 it heads north-northeast toward Valparaiso.
Valparaiso to LaPorte
SR 2 enters Valpariso from the southwest and joins U.S. Route 30 (US 30). At the State Road 49 (SR 49) exit, SR 2 joins SR 49 north. Soon after SR 2 leaves SR 49 and heads northeast toward LaPorte. Passing though Westville, there is a short concurrency with U.S. Route 421 (US 421).
LaPorte to South Bend
SR 2 enters LaPorte from the west along with State Road 39 (SR 39). In downtown LaPorte SR 2 has an intersection with U.S. Route 35 (US 35); here, SR 39 is concurrent with US 35. From this point, SR 2 is a four-lane divided highway. SR 2 heads northeast from LaPorte to Rolling Prairie where it meets US 20. Here, US 20 and SR 2 switch alignments at a lighted intersection; US 20 follows the north and west legs of the intersection, while SR 2 follows the south and east legs. On the west side of South Bend, SR 2 ends at an interchange with US 20 and U.S. Route 31 (US 31).
SR 2 has been largely replaced by the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/Interstate 90) and by US 20. SR 2 appears to be part of an old alignment from Kankakee, Illinois to South Bend and runs more diagonally than other east–west state highways in Indiana.
In Valparaiso, SR 2 has been rerouted around the downtown and central business districts of the city. Instead of traveling through the city along Washington Street, SR 2 shares portions of the routes of US 30 and the Valparaiso Bypass (SR 49).
Several times in its history, SR 2 has run along the path of the Lincoln Highway.
Old Indiana State Route 2
Until the completion of the St. Joseph Valley Parkway around the South Bend – Elkhart area, SR 2 continued to downtown South Bend, mostly along Western Avenue (which remains, but no longer has state highway markers). SR 2 originally followed the Lincoln Highway to Fort Wayne before U.S. Route 33 (US 33) supplanted it east of downtown South Bend. Part of SR 2's former routing is now State Road 933 (SR 933).
|Lake||West Creek Township||0.00||0.00||IL 17 west – Kankakee||Continuation into Illinois|
|Lowell||3.45||5.55||US 41 south (Wicker Boulevard) – Terre Haute||Southern end of US 41 concurrency|
|6.09||9.80||US 41 north (Wicker Avenue)||Northern end of US 41 concurrency|
|12.13||19.52||SR 55 north (Grant Street) – Crown Point, Gary||Western end of SR 55 concurrency|
|12.63||20.33||SR 55 south (Harrison Street) – Fowler||Eastern end of SR 55 concurrency|
|Eagle Creek Township||14.91||24.00||I-65 – Indianapolis, Gary|
|Porter||Hebron||20.11||32.36||US 231 – Lafayette||Southern end of US 231 concurrency|
|20.25||32.59||SR 8 east||Western terminus of SR 8|
|22.28||35.86||US 231||Northern end of US 231 concurrency|
|Valparaiso||35.74||57.52||US 30 west – Dyer||western end of US 30 concurrency|
|36.19||58.24||SR 130 west – Hobart||Eastern terminus of SR 130|
|37.87||60.95||US 30 east / SR 49 south – Fort Wayne||Eastern end of US 30 concurrency; Southern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|38.97||62.72||SR 49 north – Porter||Northern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|LaPorte||Westville||47.16||75.90||US 6 – Hobart, Bremen|
|48.07||77.36||US 421 south (North Flynn Street) – Westville, Indianapolis||Southern end of US 421 concurrency|
|49.08||78.99||US 421 north – Michigan City||Northern end of US 421 concurrency|
|La Porte||58.32||93.86||SR 39 south (Longwood Drive)||Western end of SR 39 concurrency|
|59.63||95.97||US 35 / SR 39 north (Pine Lake / Indiana Avenue)||Eastern end of SR 39 concurrency.|
|59.76||96.17||SR 4 east||Western terminus of SR 4.|
|Rolling Prairie||80.76||129.97||US 20 – Michigan City, South Bend||SR 2 and US 20 switch alignments.|
|St. Joseph||South Bend||80.97||130.31||US 20 / US 31 (St. Joseph Valley Parkway) – Elkhart, Indianapolis, Niles|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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- "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). staff.
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- Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Indiana Department of Transportation. 2011–2012. § C3-A6.
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- Yahoo!; Navteq (2010-12-27). "overview map of SR 2 from LaPorte to South Bend" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved 2010-12-27.[dead link]