Indiana State Road 43

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State Road 43 marker

State Road 43
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 40.800 mi[2] (65.661 km)
Existed: October 1, 1926[1] – present
Southern section
Length: 23.374 mi[2] (37.617 km)
South end: SR 54 near Solsberry
North end: SR 46 near Spencer
Northern section
Length: 17.426 mi[2] (28.044 km)
South end: I-65 near Battle Ground
North end: US 24 / US 421 in Reynolds
Location
Counties: Greene, Owen, Monroe, Tippecanoe, White
Highway system
SR 42 SR 44

State Road 43 in the U.S. State of Indiana is split into two segments.

Southern section[edit]

This winding, two-lane section of State Road 43 connects Indiana State Road 46 in Owen County near McCormick's Creek State Park with Indiana State Road 54 in eastern Greene County. It covers a distance of 23.374 miles (37.617 km).

Map of Indiana State Road 43 (south).svg

Northern section[edit]

The northern portion of State Road 43 begins at I–65 near Battle Ground in Tippecanoe County. Going north, it passes through Brookston and Chalmers before terminating at US 24 and US 421 in Reynolds in White County. It covers a distance of 17.426 miles (28.044 km).

Map of Indiana State Road 43 (north).svg

History[edit]

SR 43 used to connect Michigan City and Solsberry. It followed SR 46 through Spencer, US 231 from Spencer to West Lafayette, and US 421 from Reynolds to Michigan City, along with its split sections.

The early 1950s renumbering of Indiana highways caused SR 43 to be concurrent. US 421 was extended into Indiana in 1951, and US 231 was commissioned in 1952. SR 43 was concurrent with US 421 until the northern terminus was truncated to Reynolds in 1955 in favor of US 421. A large portion of SR 43 from Lafayette to Spencer was eliminated in 1981 in favor of US 231.

In Lafayette, SR 43 basically followed the old routing of US 231 for most of the way. The route followed old US 231, 4th Street (after Alabama Street, it was 4th Street northbound and 3rd Street southbound), the Union Street bridge over the Wabash River, and River road after an interchange.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Greene Center Township 0.000 0.000 SR 54 Southern terminus of SR 43
Owen
No major junctions
Monroe Richland Township 12.695 20.431 SR 48 east – Bloomington Western terminus of SR 48
Owen Washington Township 23.374 37.617 SR 46 – Spencer, Ellettsville Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 43
Gap in route
Tippecanoe Tippecanoe Township 23.375 37.618 I-65 – Indianapolis, Chicago Exit number 178 on I-65; southern terminus of the northern section of SR 43
Battle Ground 24.839 39.974 SR 225 south Northern terminus of SR 225
White Brookston 30.651 49.328 SR 18 east – Delphi Southern end of SR 18 concurrency
30.831 49.618 SR 18 west – Fowler Northern end of SR 18 concurrency
Reynolds 40.800 65.661 US 24 / US 421 – Monticello, Remington, Michigan City Northern terminus of SR 43
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2015). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 

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