Indiana State Road 4

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State Road 4 marker

State Road 4
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Western segment
West end: SR 2 in La Porte
Major
junctions:

SR 104

SR 23 in North Liberty
SR 931 in Lakeville
East end: US 31 near Lakeville
Central segment
Philip T. Warner Highway
Length: 5.310 mi[1] (8.546 km)
West end: Lincoln Aveune at Goshen city limits
East end: SR 13
Eastern segment
Length: 5.935 mi[1] (9.551 km)
West end: SR 327 in Helmer
East end: I-69 in Ashley
Location
Counties: Elkhart, DeKalb, Steuben
Highway system
SR 3 SR 5

State Road 4 in the U.S. State of Indiana refers to three separate disconnected surface highways in northern Indiana, although local highways that have never been part of the state highway system could in fact connect them.

Route description[edit]

Western segment[edit]

The western segment is the longest of the three section of SR 4, at 25 miles (40 km). The segment begins at the corner of Lincolnway (SR 2) and Monroe Street. It follows Monroe Street southeasterly passing through mostly residential area of the city. The road leaves the city of LaPorte and enters rural LaPorte County, in LaPorte County SR 4 crosses over a Chicago, Southshore, & South Bend Railroad track. After crossing the track the road parallels it to the southeast before a four-way stop with the northern end of SR 104 and county road 300 South. At this intersection SR 4 turns towards the northeast, while SR 104 continues towards the southeast. SR 4 quickly bends to become generally east-west, before curving back towards the southeast. After becoming northwest-southeast SR 4 crosses over Canadian National Railroad track and through Fish Lake, between Lower Fish Lake and Upper Fish Lake.[1][2][3]

SR 4 passes over Kankakee River before curving to become north-south. Soon after becoming north-south, SR 4 bends to become east-west and passes over another branch of the Kankakee River. The road enters North Liberty and is concurrent with Center Street, passing through an intersection with SR 23. East of North Liberty the road passes on the south side of Potato Creek State Park, while passing through farm fields and wooded areas. SR 4 passes on the north side of Lakeville having an intersection with SR 931. The road leaves Lakeville before having an interchange with U.S. Route 31 (US 31). SR 4 ends at this interchange but the roadway its self continues east as Pierce Road, a county road in St. Joseph County.[1][2][3]

Central segment[edit]

The central segment begins as a continuation of Lincoln Avenue at the eastern city limits of the city of Goshen. The road heads northeast from Goshen while passing by farm and fields, in rural Elkhart County. The highway has a all-way stop with County Road 35 before bending to become east-west. SR 4 ends at a three-way intersection with SR 13 with SR 13 heading north and east from this intersection.[1][2][4]

Eastern segment[edit]

The eastern segment of SR 4 begins at a three-way intersection with SR 327, just south of Helmer. SR 4 heads east as the Dekalb–Stueben county line, parallel to a Indiana Northeastern Railroad track, passing by agricultural land. The road enters the town of Ashley, concurrent with State Street, passing between industrial and residential properties, before entering downtown Ashley. East of downtown State Street the passes by mostly houses before an interchange with Interstate 69 (I-69). The SR 4 designation ends at this interchange, while the roadway continues east as a county road.[1][2][5]

History[edit]

SR 4 was extended to the US 31 freeway in conjunction with that facility opening in 2014.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
LaPorte La Porte 0.000 0.000 SR 2 / Lincoln Highway Western terminus of SR 4
Pleasant Township 6.469 10.411 SR 104 south – Walkerton Northern terminus of SR 104
St. Joseph North Liberty 17.377 27.966 SR 23 (North Main Street / South State Street)
Lakeville 25.401 40.879 SR 931 (Michigan Road) Former US 31
Union Township US 31 – Plymouth, South Bend Eastern terminus of western segment
Gap in route
Elkhart Goshen city limits 26.991 43.438 Lincoln Avenue Western terminus of central segment
Clinton Township 32.301 51.983 SR 13 – Middlebury Eastern terminus of central segment
Gap in route
DeKalbSteuben
county line
Helmer 32.489 52.286 SR 327 (South Bronson Road) Western terminus of eastern segment
Ashley 38.316–
38.424
61.664–
61.837
I-69 – Fort Wayne, Lansing Eastern terminus of SR 4; interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Indiana Department of Transportation (2017). Indiana Roadway Map 2017 (PDF) (Map). 1:550,000. Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Google (March 25, 2017). "Indiana State Road 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ Google (March 25, 2017). "Indiana State Road 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ Google (March 25, 2017). "Indiana State Road 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Pierce Road To Close East of U.S. 31 In Lakeville (press release)". Indiana Department of Transportation. May 11, 2011. Retrieved May 16, 2011. 

Route map: Bing / Google

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