Interstate 69 South - Huntington, Grant & Delaware Counties
Interstate 69 south
A transmission corridor crosses Interstate 69 just west of the Wells County line in rural eastern Huntington County. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Traveling due south parallel to the Wells County line, Interstate 69 approaches a northbound side rest area. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 kinks southwest and passes by Markle at the Exit 286 diamond interchange with U.S. 224 (Markle Road west / Logan Street east). Photo taken 11/06/11.
U.S. 224 journeys west from Exit 286 to end at U.S. 24 in Huntington. Eastward, the 287-mile route continues to Uniondale, Decatur, Akron and New Castle, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Reassurance marker of Interstate 69 south posted ahead of the Wabash River. Photo taken 11/06/11.
A set of weigh stations, of which only the southbound side is used, reside ahead of the Indiana 124 overpass of Interstate 69 near Plum Tree. First photo taken 11/06/11. Second photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 5 angles southeast from Huntington, Majenica and SR 124 to meet Interstate 69 at a diamond interchange (Exit 278) in one half mile. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Exit 278 leaves Interstate 69 south for Indiana 5 (Warren Road). Indiana 5 continues 3.3 miles to Warren where the state road turns west to meet Interstate 69 again at Exit 273. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Approaching the Salamnie River along Interstate 69 southbound. Marion, the Grant County seat, is 19 miles to the southwest, followed by Anderson in 51 miles and the capital city in 88 miles. First photo taken 11/06/11. Second photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 5 south combines with Indiana 218 west from Warren for a 4.7-mile overlap that includes the Exit 273 diamond interchange. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 218 exists in two portions; the eastern segment ties into Interstate 69 as part of a 49.9-mile stretch from La Fontaine (SR 15) east to Warren, Poneto, Berne and the Ohio state line (Ohio 707). The western segment tallies 41.6 miles between Delphi and Santa Fe. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 5 turns south from Indiana 218 nearby and crosses Interstate 69 for a third time (without direct access) en route to Van Buren. SR 5 continues to Arcana and junction Indiana 22, where the 96-mile route ends. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Another power line corridor mingles with Interstate 69 in Huntington County. The corridor originates as a substation near Roanoke and parallels I-69 southward toward Exit 264 before branching westward to Marion. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Marion is 14-mile drive south via Interstate 69 and the Indiana 18 expressway west. Muncie debuts on southbound signage at 44 miles (via SR 332 east). Photo taken 11/06/11.
Just beyond the Indiana 5 over pass near Van Buren is the Grant County line across Interstate 69 south. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Leading due south again, Interstate 69 draws to within one mile of the Exit 264 diamond interchange with Indiana 18. Indiana 18 is a 141.1-mile route from the Illinois state line, west of Fowler, to U.S. 27 at Bryant. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 18 ventures 6.7 miles west to downtown Marion, where the route splits into a one-way street couplet of 3rd and 4th Streets. Photo taken 11/06/11.
A pair of truck stops lie at the otherwise rural crossroads of Interstate 69 and Indiana 18. Eastward the state road crosses Indiana 5 in 2.5 miles and reaches Montpelier in 14.5 miles. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Southbound mileage sign posted between Tippey Ditch and Lugar Creek along Interstate 69 southbound. Gas City is next community of interest at eight miles out. Indianapolis is 74 miles to the southwest. Photo taken 11/06/11.
U.S. 35 south and Indiana 22 meet Interstate 69 at the second Grant County interchange in one mile (Exit 259). The two overlap west 4.3 miles to Gas City and 29 miles overall to Kokomo. Photo taken 11/06/11.
U.S. 35 originally followed Wheeling Pike south from Jonesboro to Matthews, Wheeling and Stockport. This alignment was dropped from the state system when the US highway was relocated onto SR 22 east, Interstate 69 south, and SR 28 east from Exit 245. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Entering the Exit 259 diamond interchange with U.S. 35 north and Indiana 22. SR 22 comprises a 50.6-mile route from nearby Upland to Burlington, west of Kokomo. U.S. 35 tallies 210 miles in Indiana from the outskirts of Michigan City to an exit of the state with Interstate 70 at Richmond. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 & U.S. 35 south
Continuing south, Interstate 69 near approaches Fairmount in eight miles. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 and U.S. 35 share 14.4 miles of pavement while Old U.S. 35 (Wheeling Pike) crosses over the tandem ahead of Exit 255. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Spanning the Mississinewa River, a 120-mile waterway flowing west from Darke County, Ohio into the Wabash River near Peru. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 26 crosses Interstate 69 & U.S. 35 at the final Grant County interchange (Exit 255), 5.2 miles east of Fairmount and six miles southwest of Upland. Photo taken 11/06/11.
A 150.1-mile state road, Indiana 26 travels the width of the state between Illinois near Ambia and Ohio east of Bellfountaine. Photo taken 11/06/11.
A diamond interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 69 and Indiana 26 at Exit 255. SR 26 angles northeast to meet SR 5 on the 11.5-mile drive to Hartford City. Westward, Indiana 26 continues from Fairmount to Kokomo and Lafayette. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Muncie and Anderson are almost equidistant from Interstate 69 & U.S. 35 south in southern Grant County. Indianapolis is now less than an hour away. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 & U.S. 35 south kink southwest across the abandoned Cardinal Railway to enter Delaware County. Photo taken 11/06/11.
The final rest area ahead of Indianapolis follows in rural Delaware County. Both north and southbound facilities were rebuilt in the late-2000s. First photo taken 11/06/11. Second photo taken 11/06/11.
Shields for Interstate 69 and U.S. 35 south follow the rest area on-ramp. Photo taken 11/06/11.
U.S. 35 parts ways with Interstate 69 south for an overlap with Indiana 28 east to Anthony and Muncie. Indiana 28 west travels 6.5 miles to Alexandria and 15 miles to Elwood. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Only one panel for the Exit 245 diamond interchange was present at the time of these photographs for U.S. 35 south and Indiana 28. U.S. 35 enters the Muncie area with Indiana 3 on the north side of town to share an expressway bypass with Indiana 67 to the east. Beyond Muncie, U.S. 35 continues southeast to Blountsville and Richmond and overall to Interstate 64, west of Charleston, West Virginia. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 south
Staying well west of Muncie, Interstate 69 remains rural on the 18-mile drive to Anderson. First photo taken 11/06/11. Second photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 332 represents the second connection between Interstate 69 and Muncie at the diamond interchange of Exit 241. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Much of the 7.6-mile route of Indiana 332, between Interstate 69 and Tillottson Avenue in Muncie, consists of expressway grade roadway. SR 332 is the main route to the city that is home to Ball State University. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Exit 241 departs Interstate 69 south for Indiana 332 (McGalliard Road) east to Muncie. McGalliard Road continues west to become County Road 800 North en route to Indiana 9 and 128. SR 128 commences a 10.8 mile route west to Frankton and Indiana 13 there. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 remains rural through to Daleville in southwest Delaware County. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 465, the Indianapolis Beltway, appears for the first time on Interstate 69 southbound signage 14 miles northeast from Anderson and 41 miles from the freeway end. Photo taken 11/06/11.
One mile north of the Exit 234 interchange complex with Indiana 32 (Main Street) and Indiana 67 (Commerce Road) north at Daleville. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 32 goes for 156.8 miles across Indiana overall. Locally the state road joins Interstate 69 with Chesterfield to the west and Daleville to the east. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Indiana 67 is a 199.3-mile route from the Ohio state line, northeast of Portland, to Vincennes. Within Delaware County SR 67 follows the Muncie Bypass, a four-lane expressway leading east from Interstate 69 to Indiana 3 and U.S. 35. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Exit 234 utilizes a collector/distributor system between a folded-diamond interchange with Indiana 32 (Main Street) and a diamond interchange with Commerce Road (Indiana 67 north to Muncie). Photo taken 11/06/11.
The ramp to Indiana 32 (Main Street) departs the c/d roadway almost immediately after Exit 234 partitions from Interstate 69 south. Indiana 32 continues west to the Chesterfield town center and Anderson, where the route combines with Indiana 9 along Scatterfield Road. County Road 67 (old SR 67) stems west from the adjacent off-ramp to parallel a CSX Railroad en route to Hoosier Park Horse Racing Track and Casino and Indiana 236 (53rd Street). Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 & Indiana 67 south
South of Exit 234, Indiana 67 south is multiplexed with Interstate 69 and will remain so until Exit 222. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Although Anderson is served by the next two exits, Pendleton is listed as the next community along Interstate 69 at 16 miles. Fortville is the next community at 23 miles with Indianapolis 44 miles further away. Photo taken 11/06/11.
Interstate 69 enters Madison County around the 32 mile marker. Photo taken 11/06/11.