Indiana State Road 101

State Road 101 in the U.S. state of Indiana is a northsouth state highway in the eastern portion of Indiana that exists in four sections with a combined length of 79.42 miles (127.81 km).

State Road 101
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length79.291 mi[1] (127.606 km)
Existed1932–present
Southern segment
Length0.560 mi[1] (0.901 km)
South end KY 1039 near Florence
North end SR 156 near Florence
South central segment
Length17.477 mi[1] (28.127 km)
South end US 50 near Milan
North end I-74 near Penntown
North central segment
Length16.271 mi[1] (26.186 km)
South end US 52 / SR 1 in Brookville
North end US 27 / SR 44 in Liberty
Northern segment
Length44.983 mi[1] (72.393 km)
South end SR 124 near Pleasant Mills
Major
junctions
US 33 in Pleasant Mills
US 224 in Rivare
US 30 near Townley
US 24 near Woodburn
North end SR 1 / SR 8 near Newville
Location
CountiesAdams, Allen, DeKalb, Franklin, Ripley, Switzerland, Union
Highway system
I-94SR 103

Route description

Only the segment of SR 101 that is concurrent with the U.S. Route 33 (US 33) are 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] The highway is maintained by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) like all other State Roads in the state. The department tracks the traffic volumes along all state roads as a part of its maintenance responsibilities using a metric called average annual daily traffic (AADT). This measurement is a calculation of the traffic level along a segment of roadway for any average day of the year. In 2010, INDOT figured that lowest traffic levels were the 710 vehicles and 60 commercial vehicles used the highway daily between SR 124 and US 33. The peak traffic volumes were 5,740 vehicles and 450 commercial vehicles AADT between Sunman and I–74.[4]

Southern section

The southernmost portion of the route is 0.48 miles (0.77 km) long and connects SR 156 in Switzerland County with Kentucky Route 1039, which connects to Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 42 near the Kentucky Speedway by crossing the Ohio River on the Markland Dam.[5][6] Before expansion of the Speedway and extension of KY 1039, the route connected to Kentucky Route 1188, which ended just past the Ohio River at U.S. 42.

South central section

The second portion of SR 101 is 17.47 miles (28.12 km) long and is within Ripley County. This sections of SR 101 begins at U.S. Route 50 (US 50) and heads north towards Milan. The road passes through rural farmland with a few houses as a two-lane highway. The road turns towards the northeast just south of SR 48. After SR 48 the highway turns back due north. This section ends at an interchange with Interstate 74 (I–74) in Penntown.[7][6]

North central section

The third portion of SR 101 is 16.44 miles (26.46 km) long and starts at US 52 and SR 1 in Brookville. SR 101 runs concurrent with SR 1 north and then SR 101 heads northeast, leaving SR 1. The highway curves around Brookville Lake and continues due north towards Liberty. The road crosses into Union County and turns northeast again, ending at an intersection with US 27 and SR 44 in Liberty.[8][6]

Northern section

The fourth and final portion is 45.03 miles (72.47 km) long and has its southern terminus at SR 124 in southeastern Adams County and heads north passing through farmland. The road enters Pleasant Mills and has a short concurrency with US 33. North of Pleasant Mills, the road crosses over the St. Marys River. After the river, the road enters Rivare and starts a concurrency with US 224. The concurrency heads west leaving Rivare heading towards Decatur. The concurrency ends when SR 101 turns back north and US 224 continues towards the west. SR 101 crosses into Allen County and has an intersection with US 30 near Townley. After US 30, the road has an all-way stop at old SR 14, now known as Dawkins Road. After Dawkins Road the road crosses the Norfolk Southern Railway. Then the road enters Woodburn and makes a sharp curve heading towards the east, followed by another curve back north. North of Woodburn, the highway has an interchange with US 24 and crosses the Maumee River. After the river, the road makes a sharp curve towards the west, followed by a sharp curve back north. North of the curves the route has an intersection with SR 37 and crosses into DeKalb County, within which it crosses the St. Joseph River. The northern terminus of SR 101 at an intersection with SR 8 and SR 1.[9][10][6]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
GallatinWarsaw0.0000.000 KY 1039 southSouthern terminus of SR 101
Ohio RiverMarkland Locks and Dam
SwitzerlandFlorence0.5600.901 SR 156Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 101
Gap in route
RipleyWashington Township0.5610.903 US 50 Versailles, DillsboroSouthern terminus of the second section of SR 101
Milan6.39410.290 SR 350 Osgood, Aurora
Franklin Township11.83319.043 SR 48 Napoleon, Lawrenceburg
Adams Township17.43228.054 SR 46 Batesville
17.992–
18.037
28.955–
29.028
I-74 Indianapolis, CincinnatiExit number 156 on I-74; northern terminus of the second section of SR 101
Gap in route
FranklinBrookville US 52 / SR 1 south Rushville, Lawrenceburg, CincinnatiSouthern terminus of the third section of SR 101; Southern end of SR 1 concurrency
18.03829.029 SR 1 northNorthern end of SR 1 concurrency
UnionLiberty34.30855.213 US 27 / SR 44 Connersville, Richmond, Cincinnati
Gap in route
AdamsPleasant Mills34.30955.215 SR 124 Monroe, WillshireSouthern terminus of the northern section of SR 101
36.40158.582 US 33 south Willshire, OHSouthern end of US 33 concurrency
36.57458.860 US 33 north DecaturNorthern end of US 33 concurrency
Rivare40.92765.866 US 224 east - Van WertEastern end of US 224 concurrency
41.92767.475 US 224 west DecaturWestern end of US 224 concurrency
AllenTownley54.19587.218 US 30 Fort Wayne, New Haven, Van Wert
54.45987.643 Lincoln Highway (Old US 30)
Woodburn63.871–
64.062
102.790–
103.098
US 24 Fort Wayne, Toledo
Halls Corners70.704113.787 SR 37 Fort Wayne, Hicksville
DeKalbNewville79.291127.606 SR 1 / SR 8 Auburn, Butler, HicksvilleNorthern terminus of SR 101
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

  • List of Indiana state highways

References

  1. Indiana Department of Transportation (July 2016). Reference Post Book (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  2. National Highway System: Indiana (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  3. "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. August 26, 2010. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
  4. "INDOT Traffic Zones". Indiana Department of Transportation. 2010. Archived from the original on May 5, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  5. Google (July 23, 2012). "Overview map of the southern section of SR 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  6. Indiana Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by INDOT. Indiana Department of Transportation. December 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  7. Google (July 23, 2012). "Overview map of the south central section of SR 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  8. Google (July 23, 2012). "Overview map of the north central section of SR 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  9. Indiana Railroad Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by INDOT. Indiana Department of Transportation. August 23, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  10. Google (July 23, 2012). "Overview map of the northern section of SR 101" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 23, 2012.

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