Indiana State Road 22

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State Road 22 marker

State Road 22
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 44.989 mi[2] (72.403 km)
Existed: October 1, 1926[1] – present
Western segment
Length: 11.496 mi[2] (18.501 km)
West end: SR 29 in Burlington
East end: Malfalfa Road / County Road 300 West in Kokomo
Eastern segment
Length: 33.493 mi[2] (53.902 km)
West end: US 31 / US 35 in Kokomo
Major
junctions:
I-69 / US 35 near Gas City
East end: SR 26 in Upland
Location
Counties: Carroll, Howard, Grant
Highway system
SR 21 SR 23

State Road 22 (SR 22) is an east–west discontinuous state road in the central part of the US state of Indiana. The western end of the western segment is in the town of Burlington, at SR 29. The highway passes through rural areas of Carroll and Howard counties, before ending in Kokomo. The eastern segment begins at an interchange with U.S. Route 31 (US 31) and US 35, in Kokomo, and heads east passing through towns and cities like Greentown, Gas City and Upland, before ending at SR 26. The western segment of SR 22 is concurrent with US 35 from Kokomo to Interstate 69 (I-69). The entire road covers a distance of about 45 miles (72 km), passing through mostly rural areas.

The originally designated road along modern SR 22 was SR 35, running between Kokomo and SR 11 (now SR 9), with SR 22 being routed between SR 16 (now SR 62) and Indianapolis. In the mid-1920s the state of Indiana renumber its state road system and the SR 22 designated was moved to an alignment, between Illinois state line and US 52. In the early 1930s SR 22 was moved to its contemporary alignment, running between SR 29 and US 27 at the time. The concurrency with US 35 was added in the mid-1930s between Burlington and Jonesboro. In the late 1930s SR 22 was moved to a new alignment between Hartford City and the Ohio state line. The entire road was paved before the late 1960s. The road east of SR 26 was removed in the 1970s. Between 2014 and 2016, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) relinquished the road through Kokomo.

Route description[edit]

Western segment[edit]

The western segment of SR 22 begins at an intersection between Michigan Street (SR 29) and 7th Street, in the town of Burlington. The street heads northeast, leaving Burlington, before bending to become east-west heading towards Kokomo. On its way to Kokomo SR 22 passes through rural Carroll and Howard counties before an intersection with Malfalfa Road. The SR 22 designation ends at this intersection but the roadway continues east towards downtown Kokomo as Sycamore Street.[2][3][4]

Eastern segmentHoward[edit]

Gas City downtown.

The eastern segment of SR 22 begins at an intersection with US 31 and US 35 on the east side of Kokomo. SR 22 heads due east concurrent with US 35, passing through agriculture properties. The concurrency has an intersection with SR 19 at this intersection SR 19 heads east concurrent with US 35/SR 22. The highway enters Greentown passing through downtown before an intersection with the northern end of SR 213. East of Greentown the road has a four-way stop with SR 13, at this intersection SR 19 turns north concurrent with SR 13. Past SR 13 the road has an intersection with SR 37, southwest of the Marion Municipal Airport, before passing just south of the airport. The road has an intersection with SR 9, before curving northeast, passing just north of Jonesboro.[2][3][5]

US 35 and SR 22 crosses over a Norfolk Southern railroad track before bending to become east-west and having an intersection with SR 15. East of SR 15 the concurrency cross over the Mississinewa River before entering Gas City, in Gas City US 35/SR 22 is concurrent with Main Street. East of the river Main Street cross a railroad track and enters downtown Gas City. East of downtown Main Street passes through residential properties becoming commercial properties. The road has an interchange with I-69, at this interchange US 35 turns south concurrent with I-69. Past I-69, SR 22 leaves Gas City entering rural Grant County, passing farms and fields. The road has an intersection with the southern end of SR 5 before curving to become north-south and entering Upland. In Upland SR 22 is on Main Street, passing through mostly commercial properties. Main Street crosses over a railroad track, passing houses before passing on the east side of Taylor University. SR 22 end at an intersection with SR 26 on the southeast corner of the university.[2][3][5]

History[edit]

Prior to 1926 SR 22 was on an alignment between SR 16, now SR 62, and Indianapolis, passing through Bloomington. At this time SR 35 was routed along modern SR 22 from Kokomo to SR 11, now SR 9, while the segment of SR 22 in Jay County was part of SR 23. SR 23 went between Pennville and US 27 between Portland and Bryant.[6] In 1926 SR 22 was proposed between the Illinois state line and US 41 in Boswell, while SR 22 was commissioned between US 41 and US 52 along the modern route of SR 352. The route of modern SR 22 between Kokomo and SR 9 became part of SR 18, while the section of SR 22 in Jay County also became part of SR 18.[1][7] SR 22 was commissioned from the Illinois state line to US 41, along modern SR 26, between 1928 and 1929.[8][9]

Many changes to the SR 22 designation happen in 1931 the first being SR 22 between Illinois state line and US 41 became part of SR 26, while the segment of road from US 41 and US 52 became SR 152. SR 22 was proposed between SR 25 near Lafayette and SR 29. The final changes in 1931 was SR 22 was designated between SR 29 and US 27.[10][11][12][13] The proposed section of SR 22 west of SR 29 was removed from any proposals between late 1932 and 1933.[14][15] US 35 was commissioned to follow SR 22 from SR 29 to Gas City between 1934 and 1935.[16][17] In either 1938 or 1939 SR 22 from Hartford to Pennville was moved north onto a new road to the state road system. At this time SR 22 was added between US 27 and the Ohio state line, connecting to Ohio State Route 219.[18][19] The concurrency with US 35, between SR 29 and Kokomo, was removed in between 1939 and 1941.[19][20] The last section of SR 22 to be paved was the section in eastern Blackford County, being paved in either 1969 or 1970.[21][22]

The eastern terminus of SR 22 was moved from the Ohio state line to SR 26 near Upland, removing SR 22 from Blackford and Jay counties, between 1976 and 1977. The former route of SR 22 in Blackford and Jay counties became county roads.[23][24] On June 27, 2014, INDOT stated that "pending contract approval" they would transfer 5.8 miles of SR 22 to the city of Kokomo, from the western city limits to the US 31/35 interchange which opened in 2013.[25] This gap in SR 22 was first noted in INDOT's 2016 Reference Post Book.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Carroll Burlington 0.000 0.000 SR 29 Western terminus of SR 22
Howard Kokomo 11.496 18.501 Malfalfa Road / County Road 300 West Kokomo city limits
Gap in route
Howard Kokomo 17.086 27.497 US 31 / US 35 north – Indianapolis, South Bend Western end of US 35 concurrency
Taylor Township 19.722 31.739 SR 19 south Western end of SR 19 concurrency
Greentown 23.514 37.842 SR 213 south Northern terminus of SR 213
Grant Sims Township 30.557 49.177 SR 13 / SR 19 north – Elwood, Swayzee, Wabash Eastern end of SR 19 concurrency
Marion 37.476 60.312 SR 37 – Elwood, Marion
38.564 62.063 SR 9 – Anderson, Marion
Jonesboro 41.102 66.147 SR 15 north – Indiana Wesleyan University Southern terminus of SR 15
Gas City 45.802–
45.868
73.711–
73.817
I-69 / US 35 south – Indianapolis, Fort Wayne Eastern end of US 35 concurrency
Upland 48.278 77.696 SR 5 north – Van Buren Southern terminus of SR 5
50.579 81.399 SR 26 – Hartford City Eastern terminus of SR 22
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. SR 22 and US 35. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Indiana Department of Transportation (2017). Indiana Roadway Map 2017 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. § F7–F9. OCLC 976397802. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  4. ^ Google (March 23, 2017). "Indiana State Road 22" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Google (March 23, 2017). "Indiana State Road 22" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 23, 2017. 
  6. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1924). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  7. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1926). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  8. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1928). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). 1:795,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 31119707, 190592752. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  9. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1929). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  10. ^ "Maintenance on 39 Miles of Roads Begin by State Commission". The Franklin Evening Star. September 25, 1931. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (August 1, 1930). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  12. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1931). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  13. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:660,000. Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53092152. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  14. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (September 30, 1932). State Highway System of Indiana (PDF) (Map). Indianapolis: Indiana State Highway Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. 
  15. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (February 1933). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:618,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 53355434. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – 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. OCLC 63673890. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  17. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (January 1935). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:615,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 63899341. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  18. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1938). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:630,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64017142. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  19. ^ a b Indiana State Highway Commission (1939). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64016573. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  20. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1941). State Highway System of Indiana (Map). 1:633,600. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 64574634. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  21. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1969). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:631,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 314731307. Retrieved March 24, 2017 – via Indiana State Library and Historical Bureau. 
  22. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1970). Indiana State Highway System (Map) (1970–71 ed.). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 65221477. 
  23. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1976). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:640,000. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 35172400, 11218443. 
  24. ^ Indiana State Highway Commission (1977). Indiana State Highway System (Map). 1:633,900. Indiana State Highway Commission. OCLC 184938563, 11216462, 53344313, 11924099. 
  25. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (June 27, 2014). "Kokomo to Take Over 5.8 miles of SR 22 for $4M" (Press release). 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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