Indiana State Road 8

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State Road 8 marker

State Road 8
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 77.476 mi[2] (124.686 km)
Existed: 1932[1] – present
Western segment
Length: 42.845 mi[2] (68.952 km)
West end: US 231 / SR 2 in Hebron
Major
junctions:

US 421 in LaCrosse

US 35 in Knox
East end: SR 17 near Plymouth
Eastern segment
Length: 34.631 mi[2] (55.733 km)
West end: SR 9 in Albion
Major
junctions:

SR 3 in Avilla

I-69 in Auburn
East end: SR 18 near Hicksville, OH
Location
Counties: Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, Noble, DeKalb
Highway system
SR 7 SR 9

State Road 8 in the U.S. State of Indiana consists of two disconnected segments that were never connected.

Route description[edit]

No part of SR 8 in Indiana is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[3] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4]

Western segment[edit]

The western terminus of the western segment is at U.S. Route 231(US 231) and SR 2 in Hebron. The highway goes due east leaving Hebron and heading toward Knox. It passes through rural farmland, having a four-way stop at SR 49 in Kouts. The route enters La Crosse having a four-way stop at US 421. North of Knox it begins a concurrency with US 35; this ends in downtown Knox with SR 8 heading due east. The road leaves Knox passing through the east side of town. The eastern terminus of the western segment is at SR 17.[5][6]

Eastern segment[edit]

The western terminus of the eastern segment begins at SR 9. The road heads east from Albion toward SR 3. On the way to SR 3 the highway passes through rural farmland. The road begins a concurrency with SR 3 at a traffice light north of Avilla; this ends at an intersection with SR 3 on the east side of Avilla. The road then goes due east towards Auburn. It has a four-way stop at SR 327 north of Garrett. The route enters Auburn on the west side of town and has an interchange with Interstate 69(I-69). The road now passes through commercial areas before entering downtown Auburn where it has an intersection with Old SR 427. The roadway now leaves Auburn, returning to rural farmland. The highway has a short concurrency with SR 1. The route turns southeast towards Hicksville, OH. SR 8 ends at the Ohio state line; this is the western terminus of Ohio State Route 18.[7][6]

History[edit]

Western section[edit]

In the early 1940s, the road's western terminus was at the Illinois state line, becoming Exchange Street. It was truncated eastward to US 41 in St. John in the 1970s. From St. John to Hebron, it was concurrent to US 231. SR 8 was later truncated to its junction with US 231 in Hebron, eliminating the concurrency.

Central section[edit]

In 1951, SR 8 started in Lake Wawasee at SR 13 and continued east to US 33 south of Kimmell. This section was deleted in 1971.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Porter Hebron 0.000 0.000 US 231 (Main Street) / SR 2 Western end of SR 8
Kouts 9.059 14.579 SR 49 (Main Street)
LaPorte LaCrosse 16.053 25.835 US 421 (Washington Street)
Starke Jackson Township 24.060 38.721 SR 39 – North Judson, La Porte Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area
Center Township 30.131 48.491 US 35 north – Michigan City northern end of US 35 concurrency
Knox 32.134 51.715 US 35 south (Heaton Street) – Winamac Southern end of US 35 concurrency
Washington Township 37.144 59.777 SR 23 – Ober
Marshall West Township 42.845 68.952 SR 17 Eastern end of the western segment of SR 8
Gap in route
Noble Albion 42.921 69.075 SR 9 (Orange Street) Western end of the eastern segment of SR 8
Allen Township 52.112 83.866 SR 3 north – Kendallville Western end of SR 3 concurrency
Avilla 54.833 88.245 SR 3 south – Fort Wayne Eastern end of SR 3 concurrency
DeKalb Garrett 59.264 95.376 SR 327 – Garrett, Corunna
Auburn 57.249–
57.381
92.133–
92.346
I-69 – Fort Wayne, Lansing Interchange
Concord Township 72.436 116.574 SR 1 south – St. Joe Western end of SR 1 concurrency
73.379 118.092 SR 1 north / SR 101 south – Butler, Woodburn Eastern end of SR 1 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 101
Newville Township 77.552 124.808 SR 18 – Hicksville Ohio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work Starts on County Roads". The Daily Reporter. Greenfield. April 15, 1932. p. 5. Retrieved December 21, 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 April 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. August 26, 2010. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Hebron to SR 17" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Indiana Department of Transportation. 2011–2012. § C4-C6 & B9-C12. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Google (April 24, 2012). "overview map of SR 8 from Albion to Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 


External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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