Indiana State Road 8

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State Road 8 marker

State Road 8
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length: 77.49 mi[1] (124.71 km)
Western segment
Length: 42.85 mi[1] (68.96 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: 34.64 mi[1] (55.75 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
  • Indiana State Roads
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).[2] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6][5]

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.

Eastern section[edit]

In the 1950s, SR 8 started in Lake Wawasee at State Road 13 Alternate and continued east to the Ohio state line. That later formed another discontinuous section of SR 8, until that section was deleted in the 1970s.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Porter Hebron 0.00 0.00 US 231 (Main Street) / SR 2 – Lafayette, Crown Point
Kouts 9.06 14.58 SR 49 (Main Street) – Porter
LaPorte LaCrosse 16.05 25.83 US 421 (Washington Street) – Indianapolis, Michigan City
Starke Jackson Township 24.09 38.77 SR 39 – North Judson, La Porte Kankakee Fish and Wildlife Area
Knox 30.14 48.51 US 35 north (Heaton Street) – La Porte, Michigan City northern end of US 35 concurrency
32.15 51.74 US 35 south (Heaton Street) – Logansport Southern end of US 35 concurrency
Washington Township 37.14 59.77 SR 23 – South Bend
Marshall West Township 42.85 68.96 SR 17 – Culver, Plymouth
Gap in route
Noble Albion 42.85 68.96 SR 9 – Columbia City, Lagrange
Avilla 52.11 83.86 SR 3 north – Kendallville Western end of SR 3 concurrency
54.80 88.19 SR 3 south – Fort Wayne Eastern end of SR 3 concurrency
DeKalb Garrett 59.24 95.34 SR 327 – Garrett, Fort Wayne, Orland
Auburn 62.04 99.84 I-69 – Fort Wayne, Lansing Interchange.
63.41 102.05 CR 427 (Main Street) – Fort Wayne, Waterloo
Concord Township 72.42 116.55 SR 1 south – Fort Wayne Western end of SR 1 concurrency
73.43 118.17 SR 1 north / SR 101 south – Butler, Woodburn Eastern end of SR 1 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 101
Newville Township 77.49 124.71 SR 18 – Hicksville Ohio state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]


External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing