Interstates 80 & 90 East - Elkhart to Ohio

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Interstate 80 Interstate 90 East
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A short distance east of the St. Joseph County line is the George N. Craig Travel Plaza east of the Edwardsburg Road overpass. The opposite service area along westbound is named the Henry F. Schricker Travel Plaza. Photos taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 19 (Cassopolis Street) crosses paths with the Indiana Toll Road at the first of four Elkhart County interchanges. The state road comprises a commercial arterial north to Simonton Lake and south to Bristol Street in Elkhart. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Lowering from a crossing of Christiana Creek on the half mile approach to the trumpet interchange (Exit 92) and access road to SR 19. SR 19 consists of a 143-mile route north to the Michigan state line, two miles to the north of Exit 92, and south to Elkhart, Peru and Noblesville. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Exit 92 leaves Interstates 80 & 90 east for Indiana 19. Indiana 19 follows Cassopolis Street south to Bristol Street west (former Indiana 112) and Nappanee Street south to bypass downtown Elkhart. Old SR 19 continues into downtown via Main Street and a one-way couplet of 2nd and 3rd Streets.
Northward Cassopolis Road links Indiana 19 with U.S. 12 at Pullman Corners. A portion of the route in Michigan was M-205, a route decommissioned in 2002. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Bristol and Goshen represent the destinations of Indiana 15 via Exit 101. Toledo follows in 134 miles. Photo taken 11/04/11.
A number of industrial parks line the south side of the Indiana Toll Road along adjacent Elkhart County 6. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile west of the Elkhart East interchange (Exit 96) near Heaton Lake on Interstates 80 & 90 east. Exit 96 opened to traffic in 1997 to join the toll road with Elkhart County 17. Photo taken 11/04/11.
County Road 17 leads north to become M-217 (Michiana Parkway), a 2002-constructed route linking Interstates 80 & 90 with U.S. 12 near Union, Michigan. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Exit 96 eastbound at the trumpet interchange and access road to County Road 17. CR-17 continues south from Interstates 80 & 90 to the east end of St. Joseph Parkway, a freeway bypass for U.S. 20 on the south side of Elkhart, Mishawaka and South Bend. Photo taken 11/04/11.
A seemingly temporary style mileage sign posted after the 1997-opened Exit 96 lists the distances to Bristol (5 miles), Goshen (15 miles) and Toledo (128 miles). Photo taken 11/04/11.
County Road 19 passes over Interstates 80 & 90 beyond the next shield and speed limit combination sign assembly. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 15 angles northeast from Bristol along Mottville Road to meet Interstates 80 & 90 via an access road north from the Exit 101 trumpet interchange. Photo taken 11/04/11.
The St. Joseph River flows below Interstates 80 & 90 again on the one mile approach to Exit 101 with SR 15. A 95-mile route, SR 15 ends nearby as M-103 and travels south from Bristol 9.7 miles to Goshen and ultimately to Gas City. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Eastbound I-80/90 at Exit 101 to Indiana 15 (Mottville Road). Michigan 103 extends 3.1 miles north from the state road to Mottville and U.S. 12. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 loop southward to span a Norfolk Southern Railroad line from Indiana 15. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstate 69 appears for the first time at 42 miles west of the final Indiana interchange. Middlebury is the last Elkhart exit. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 13 north and U.S. 131 south come together at the access road leading east from the Exit 107 trumpet interchange of Interstates 80 & 90 in two miles. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 13 travels 138 miles south from the Indiana Toll Road to Fortville and U.S. 36. U.S. 131 crosses the Michigan state line in 0.7 miles and travels 271 miles overall to Petoskey, Michigan. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Exit 107 departs the eastbound toll road for SR 13 south and U.S. 131 north. U.S. 131 travels to White Pigeon (U.S. 12, a former terminus of the route), Constantine, and Three Rivers, Michigan. SR 13 continues south five miles to Middlebury. Photo taken 11/04/11.
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A second set of truck only rest areas exists along Interstates 80 & 90 eastbound near Stone Lake. The parking lots take place of former service areas. Photos taken 11/04/11.
Lagrange, the seat of the county by the same name, is a 20-mile drive via SR 9 south from Exit 121. Interstate 69 (Exit 144) is 37 miles to the east. Photo taken 11/04/11.
A set of shields for Interstates 80 & 90 follow the truck only rest area on-ramp at the County Road 1200 West over crossing. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Drivers enter Lagrange County at the County Road 1200 West overpass. A county line sign lies just east of the bridge. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 9 meets the toll road at the lone Lagrange County interchange, midway between Elkhart and Angola at Exit 121. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 rise to span the Fawn River on the one-mile approach to the trumpet interchange (Exit 121) with SR 9. SR 9 constitutes a 196-mile route between the Michigan state line (M-66) and Indiana 46 east of Columbus. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Eastbound I-80/90 at Exit 121 to SR 9. Howe resides two miles to the south along SR 9 at SR 120. Lagrange is 5.6 miles south from there at U.S. 20. Northward, Michigan 66 connects SR 9 with U.S. 12 at Sturgis. Photo taken 11/04/11.
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Reassurance shields and a mileage sign are posted along Interstates 80 & 90 east between SR 9 and the County Road 100 East overpass ahead of the Fawn River. Interstate 69 is the next exit, 22 miles to the east. Angola is a seven mile drive south via I-69 and Indiana 172. Photos taken 11/04/11.
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The fourth eastbound service area resides in northeastern Lagrange County near Brighton. 19 miles separate the Gene Stratton Porter Travel Plaza from the final Indiana Toll Road service area near Fremont. Photos taken 11/04/11.
Interstate 69 and Interstates 80 & 90 come together near Jamestown in Steuben County. Pictured here is the two-mile guide sign for the 356-mile route between Indianapolis and Port Huron, Michigan. Exit 144 is the final Indiana Toll Road interchange, with travelers continuing east defaulting onto the Ohio Turnpike beyond the east gate main line toll plaza. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile west of the Exit 144 trumpet interchange and access road to Interstate 69, Indiana 120, and Indiana 127 south on the Indiana Toll Road east. Interstate 69 travels north to Jamestown before exiting Indiana for Coldwater, Michigan. Pokagon State Park and the Steuben County seat of Angola reside within eight miles of Interstates 80 & 90 via I-69 south or Indiana 127 south from adjacent SR 120. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 pass over Interstate 69 ahead of the Exit 144 ramp to the north-south freeway. I-69 ventures south 41 miles to Fort Wayne, Indiana's second largest city, and north 79 miles north to Michigan's capital city. The freeway replaced U.S. 27 from Fort Wayne (Exit 114) northward to Lansing, with signage for the US route removed in 2002. Photo taken 11/04/11.

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11/04/11 by AARoads

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Interstate 69
State Road 15

Page Updated 01-20-2012.