Indiana State Road 252

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State Road 252 marker

State Road 252
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length 47.819 mi[2] (76.957 km)
Existed 1931[1] – present
Western segment
Length 36.637 mi[2] (58.962 km)
West end SR 37 in Martinsville
Major
junctions

US 31 near Edinburgh

I-65 near Edinburgh
East end 250 West in Flat Rock
Eastern segment
Length 11.182 mi[2] (17.996 km)
West end US 52 / SR 1 in Brookville
East end SR 126 near Scipio, Ohio
Location
Counties Franklin, Johnson, Morgan, Shelby
Highway system
SR 250SR 256

State Road 252 (SR 252) in the U.S. state of Indiana consists of two segments. The western stretch runs from State Road 37 in Martinsville to State Road 9 between Hope and Shelbyville. The eastern stretch is from U.S. Route 52/State Road 1 in Brookville to the Ohio state line near Scipio, Ohio.

Route description[edit]

Western section[edit]

The western section heads southeast from Martinsville. SR 252 heads southeast until Morgantown where it turns northeast towards Trafalgar. SR 252 heads east from Trafalgar towards U.S. Route 31 (US 31). US 31 and SR 252 have a concurrency that ends near Edinburgh. SR 252 passes through Edinburgh and then east of town SR 252 has an interchange with Interstate 65 (I-65). From I-65, SR 252 heads east towards SR 9, passing through Flat Rock.[3]

Eastern section[edit]

From the western terminus of this section at US 52/SR 1, SR 252 heads east towards Ohio. On the way to Ohio SR 252 passes through Mt. Carmel. At the Ohio state line SR 252 ends at an intersection with Ohio State Route 126, near Ohio State Route 129.[4]

History[edit]

In the 1930s the western section of SR 252 was to end at SR 29, now U.S. Route 421, but the section from I-65 to SR 29 was never built. The western section ended at Flat Rock until a new part of the road was built to SR 9 in the winter of 2005-2006. Originally SR 252 went along Hospital Road and through what is now Camp Atterbury and Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area. It was moved north to its current location after Camp Atterbury was built.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
MorganMartinsville0.0000.000 SR 37 – Bloomington, IndianapolisWestern terminus
Jackson Township8.99414.474 SR 135 south – NashvilleWestern end of SR 135 concurrency
JohnsonTrafalgar15.35424.710 SR 135 north – IndianapolisEastern end of SR 135 concurrency
Blue River Township24.07738.748 US 31 north – Franklin, Greenwood, IndianapolisNorthern end of US 31 concurrency
Edinburgh27.81044.756 US 31 south – Columbus, ScottsburgSouthern end of US 31 concurrency
Shelby30.392–
30.542
48.911–
49.153
I-65 – Indianapolis, LouisvilleExit 80 on I-65
Flat Rock36.63758.962250 WestEastern terminus of the western section of SR 252; road continues as 1100 South
Gap in route
FranklinBrookville36.63858.963 US 52 / SR 1 – Whitewater Canal State Historic SiteWestern terminus of the eastern section of SR 252
Springfield Township47.81976.957 SR 126 east (Cincinnati Brookville Road) – CincinnatiOhio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roads Added to State System". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. May 15, 1931. Retrieved October 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 20, 2017. 
  3. ^ Google (2011-04-02). "overview map of SR 252 from Martinsville to SR 9" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  4. ^ Google (2011-04-02). "overview map of SR 252 from Brookville to Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-04-02.