Indiana State Road 205

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State Road 205 marker

State Road 205
Ralph F. Gates Memorial Highway[1]
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 32.143 mi[2] (51.729 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 5 near South Whitley
  US 30 in Columbia City
US 33 in Churubusco
North end: SR 327 near Garrett
Location
Counties: Allen, Dekalb, Noble, Whitley
Highway system
SR 203 SR 211

State Road 205 (SR 205) is a State Road in the north-eastern section of the state of Indiana. Running for roughly 32 miles (51 km) in a general northeast-southwest direction, it connects the cities and towns of South Whitley, Columbia City and Garrett via SR 327. SR 205 was originally introduced in the mid-1930s routed between South Whitley and Churubusco. The road was extended northeast to the intersection with SR 327 in the mid to late 1940s.

Route description[edit]

SR 205 begins at SR 5 in South Whitley and heads northeast, as a two-lane highway passing through residential. The highway leaves South Whitley and the road curves due east, passing through rural farmland with a few houses. In rural Whitley County the road curves due north, before curving back northeast. The highway enters Columbia City and curves due north. SR 205 is known as Line Street and turns east onto Radio Road. After one block the road turn north onto SR 9, locally known as Main Street. Main Street crosses over the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad tracks and enters downtown Columbia City. The concurrency with SR 9 passes through commercial properties and the Whitley County Court House. At the northeast of the court house is a traffic light with Van Buren Street and SR 205 turns east onto Van Buren Street. The street passes through a mix of residential and commercial properties, before an intersection at U.S. Route 30 (US 30).[3][4][5]

The highway heads northeast from Columbia City as a two-lane highway, passing through rural farmland with some houses. The route enters Churubusco passing through residential properties. SR 205 is concurrent with Whitley Street through Curubusco and the street two-lanes, passing mainly residential properties. The street has a traffic light at US 33. The road leaves Churubusco, still heading northeast, passing through rural farmland with some house. The road is headed for LaOtto, passing through rural Allen and Noble Counties. The route enters LaOtto, passing through residential properties and has an all-way stop with Old SR 3. As the route begins to leaves Laotto the road crosses into DeKalb County and has an intersection with SR 3. The road now enters rural DeKalb County, heading northeast. The northern terminus of SR 205 is at an all-way stop with the southern terminus of SR 327. The road continues east, toward Auburn, as County Road 56 (CR 56). The road has access to Interstate 69 (I–69), via CR 11A.[3][5]

No part of SR 205 in Indiana is included in the National Highway System (NHS).[6] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[7] 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 highways 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 2,290 vehicles and 120 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between SR 5 and Whitley CR 400 West. The peak traffic volumes were 9,370 vehicles and 900 commercial vehicles AADT along the section of SR 205 at is concurrent with SR 9, between the Chicago, Fort Wayne and Eastern Railroad tracks and Van Buren Street in Columbia City.[8]

History[edit]

SR 205 had its beginning in 1934 when it was authorized from South Whitley to Churubusco.[9][10] Construction began in 1936 on this section of roadway and was completed one year later. An extension for SR 205 was proposed in 1936 that proposal would have extended SR 205 northeast to US 27.[11] In 1937 that extension was cancelled.[10][12][13][14] The route between Churubusco and Ari was commissioned in 1942.[15][16] The state highway commission constructed the last section of road between Ari and US 27, south of Garrett, in 1947.[17]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Whitley South Whitley 0.000 0.000 SR 5 – South Whitley, Huntington, Larwill Southern terminus of SR 205
Columbia City 9.479 15.255 SR 9 south Southern end of SR 9 concurrency
10.192 16.402 SR 9 north Northern end of SR 9 concurrency
11.494 18.498 US 30 – Warsaw, Fort Wayne
Churubusco 20.610 33.169 US 33
Allen
No major junctions
Noble
No major junctions
Dekalb LaOtto 28.802 46.352 SR 3 – Fort Wayne, Kendallville
KeyserButler
township line
32.143 51.729 SR 327 north / CR 56 east / CR 327 south – Garrett Northern terminus of SR 205; Southern terminus of SR 327
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2010). "Indiana Memorial Highways and Bridges". Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on May 15, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Indiana Department of Transportation (2014). Indiana Roadway Map for 2014 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. OCLC 880943061. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (August 23, 2011). Indiana Railroad Map (PDF) (Map). 1:633,600. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Google (September 19, 2012). "Overview of Indiana State Road 205" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003). National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  7. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike; Adderly, Kevin (September 26, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2010). "Indiana Traffic Counts". Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  10. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. §§ C7–C8. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  11. ^ "County Asking $12,000 in '37 to Buy Right of Way". Garrett Clipper. August 6, 1936. p. 1. Retrieved July 7, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1936). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. §§ C7–C8. OCLC 63897436. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1937). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. §§ F3–G2. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1938). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. § G2. OCLC 64017142. Retrieved July 5, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  15. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1941). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. § H2. OCLC 64574634. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  16. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1934). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:600,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. § C9. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved July 2, 2016 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  17. ^ "One Achievement for Indiana State Highway Commission". Garrett Clipper. December 22, 1947. p. 5. Retrieved July 7, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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