Indiana State Road 520
|Maintained by INDOT|
|Length:||0.26 mi (0.42 km)|
|South end:||US 20 in Pines|
|North end:||US 12 in Pines|
State Road 520 is a four-lane connector about 1,000 feet (305 m) in length. It exists solely to connect U.S. Route 12 and U.S. Route 20 in Pines, about 3 miles (5 km) west of Michigan City. U.S. 12 and U.S. 20 do not cross at this point — they parallel each other for another 22 miles (35 km) westbound and overlap in Gary; U.S. 20 is generally considered the faster of the two, while U.S. 12 is the scenic Dunes Highway. Eastbound, U.S. 12 travels through Michigan City and northeast into Michigan where it forks east from the Red Arrow Highway. U.S. 20 stays in Indiana and runs around Michigan City as a bypass to the south.
State Road 520 is the shortest designated highway in the State of Indiana.
State Road 520 begins at a 3-way intersection with U.S. Route 20. The road is locally known as Maple Street and is an undivided four-lane road for its entire length. It heads north from this intersection and soon reaches another 3-way intersection with a local road known as Pine Street. A motel is located at the intersection across from Pine Street. SR 520 passes under a directional sign at its halfway point. The road passes by a fire station before it meets US 12 at another 3-way intersection. There are a total of eight houses on SR 520, plus a storage facility near the US 20 interchange. Several houses also have driveways on the road.
|0.00||0.00||US 20 – Gary, Michigan City||Southern terminus of SR 520|
|0.26||0.42||US 12 – Gary, Michigan City||Northern terminus of SR 520|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi