Interstates 80 & 90 East - Westville to Elkhart

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Interstates 80 & 90 east
One mile east of the truck rest areas and Porter County line is Exit 39 to U.S. 421. U.S. 421 stretches 232 miles southward from its terminus at U.S. 20, in south Michigan City, to Frankfort, Zionsville, Indianapolis, Shelbyville (with Interstate 74), Greensburg and the Ohio River at Madison. The route ended at U.S. 12 in Michigan City originally. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Exit 39 parts ways with Interstates 80 & 90 east beyond the Otis Road overpass. Westville is a two mile drive to the south, where SR 2 combines with U.S. 421 ahead of Flynn Street. Northward, U.S. 421 meets Interstate 94 in 6.2 miles. Overall U.S. 421 travels 941 miles from Indiana south to Fort Fisher, North Carolina along the Atlantic coast. Photo taken 11/04/11.
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Leaving U.S. 421, Interstates 80 & 90 cut a swath between Michigan City to the northwest and LaPorte to the southeast. South Bend is now 40 miles to the east. Photos taken 11/04/11.
Traveling west of Pine Lake, Interstates 80 & 90 draw to within ten miles of the Knute Rockne Travel Plaza. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 39 crosses paths with the Indiana Toll Road at the Exit 49 trumpet interchange and access road in two miles. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 pass over U.S. 35 without direct access on the approach to Exit 49. U.S. 35 links LaPorte with U.S. 20 near Michigan City, west of Indiana 39. SR 39 travels north from LaPorte to U.S. 20 near Springville, and to Exit 1 of Interstate 94 in Michigan as M-239. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Continuing south, Indiana 39 leaves the Exit 49 access road and merges with U.S. 35 south in 2.2 miles along Pine Lake Avenue to downtown LaPorte. South from the city, SR 39 continues to Monticello, Frankfort and Lebanon as U.S. 35 sinks southeasterly to Logansport and Kokomo. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Since South Bend is served by the next series of exits, Angola debuts on eastbound mileage signs for the final Indiana interchange, at 102 miles to the east. Toledo, Ohio is now 167 miles out. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Curving eastward by the next Interstates 80-90 and speed limit sign assembly. U.S. 20 passes over the Toll Road ahead en route to Rolling Prairie and Indiana 2. There is no direct access between the two highways. Photo taken 11/04/11.
A visitor center is included at the Knute Rockne Travel Plaza in two miles. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile southwest of the Knute Rockne Travel Plaza by Hog Lake. The third service area resides in western Elkhart County, 34 miles to the east. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Gas, food and tourist information are available in either direction. The westbound facility is named the Wilber Shaw Travel Plaza. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 span the Chicago, South Shore & South Bend Railroad line beyond the service plaza. A transmission line follows the railroad line west to Michigan City and east to Saugany Lake, where it branches northward to a substation near Hudson Lake. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Arcing north, Interstates 80 & 90 pass by Saugany Lake directly and then proceed east to enter St. Joseph County at the County Road 900 East underpass. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 make their closest approach to the Michigan state line in this scene where the toll road curves northward near Chicago Trail. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Winding southeast, Interstates 80 & 90 circumvent Mud Lake and approach the St. Joseph Valley Parkway (Exit 72). U.S. 31, signed here as U.S. 31 Bypass, utilizes a freeway bypass of South Bend from Michigan Street northwest to the Michigan state line. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile sign bridge for the Exit 72 trumpet interchange and access road to U.S. 31 (St. Joseph Valley Parkway). U.S. 31 constitutes a full freeway northward to Niles, Michigan and the Benton Harbor area near Interstates 94 & 196. Southward U.S. 31 merges with U.S. 20 at the Lincolnway West cloverleaf interchange by South Bend Regional Airport (SBN). Photo taken 11/04/11.
Olive Road passes over Interstates 80 & 90 with ornamental light fixtures as it links industrial parks between parallel Brick Road and Nimtz Parkway. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Drivers taking Exit 72 from Interstates 80 & 90 pass through a toll plaza and then enter an interchange complex linking with both U.S. 31 (St. Joseph Valley Parkway) and adjacent Nimtz Parkway. Nimtz Parkway parallels the toll road west to Old Cleveland Road and east to Bendi Drive, serving industrial businesses and Blackthorn Golf Club. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 travel by toll road maintenance facilities at a former service plaza ahead of the next set of reassurance markers. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Mishawaka continues the South Bend urban area east along Interstates 80 & 90 and lie 18 miles to the southeast. Elkhart, south of Exit 92, is 24 miles away. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Indiana 933 and U.S. 31 Business (Dixie Way) are served by the Exit 77 trumpet interchange and south leading access road from the Indiana East West Toll Road in two miles. The tandem provide a direct route from I-80 & 90 to the University of Notre Dame campus and downtown South Bend. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Travelers bound for the College Football of Hall of Fame should use Exit 77 to Indiana 933 (Michigan Street) south to the St. Joseph Street tourist attraction. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile ahead of Exit 77 for Indiana 933 & U.S. 31 Business (Dixie Way) on Interstates 80 & 90 east. Indiana 933 follows an "L" shape route between M-51 and Osceola. The 17-mile route represents the pre-1988 route of U.S. 33 on its east-west portion and the pre-1982 route of U.S. 31 on its north-south path. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Back to back spans carry Interstates 80 & 90 over Riverside Drive and across the St. Joseph River ahead of unincorporated Roseland. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Eastbound at the Exit 77 ramp departure for Dixie Way. U.S. 31 Business follows Indiana 933 southward from adjacent Cleveland Road to Michigan Street and downtown where the route partitions into a one-way street couplet entailing Main Street south. The route is under local control outside of the Indiana 933 overlap and somewhat signed. Northward, the Indiana 933 (Dixie Highway) transition to Michigan 51 occurs at State Line and Bertrand, Michigan. Michigan 51 continues through Niles on its 40.33-mile route to Exit 56 of Interstate 94. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Toledo is 149 miles to the east of South Bend. Exits to Mishawaka and Elkhart fall within the next 15 miles of Interstates 80 & 90 east. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Interstates 80 & 90 angles southeast from Cleveland Road by Indian Village to the University Park Mall, where Indiana 23 passes by without direct access. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Meeting the Toll Road next is SR 331 (Capital Avenue) at a trumpet interchange (Exit 83) and access road. SR 331 north provides the connection to SR 23 (Edwardsburg Highway) midway between Granger and Indian Village. SR 23 angles southwest from the Michigan state line through South Bend to SR 10, south of Ober. Photo taken 11/04/11.
One mile west of the Exit 83 off-ramp to SR 331 at the Fir Road overpass. Indiana 331 (Capital Avenue) south comprises a four-lane route to Indiana 933 (Lincoln Way / old U.S. 33) on the east side of Mishawaka. Photo taken 11/04/11.
Exit 83 departs Interstates 80 & 90 east for Indiana 331. Indiana 23 east from SR 331 and Granger becomes M-62, a 28.28-mile loop north to Cassopolis and west to Eau Claire. Photo taken 11/04/11.
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Passing by Granger to the south, Interstates 80 & 90 continues east to Elkhart (12 miles to the south via SR 19), Angola (68 miles to the south via I-69) and 142 miles to Toledo. Photos taken 11/04/11.
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The Indiana Toll Road Customer Care Center and Administration Building lies along the south side of Interstates 80 & 90 by the Ash Road overpass. Photos taken 11/04/11.
Ash Road straddles the Elkhart County line across Interstates 80 & 90 east. Photo taken 11/04/11.


 


Photo Credits:

11/04/11 by AARoads

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St. Joseph Valley Parkway
State Road 933

Page Updated 01-20-2012.