Indiana 3 North - Decatur & Rush Counties

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Just north of the county line, Indiana 3 goes through the small town of Sardinia. Photos taken 12/18/11.
Approaching the intersection with County Road 800 West. By taking that road and turning westward onto County Road 1200 South, one can reach the town of Alert. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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From Sardinia, Indiana 3 goes in a northeasterly direction toward the town of Westport. Photos taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 enters the town of Westport, which is the largest community in southern Decatur County. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 enters the intersection with Main Street/County Road 1100 South. Main Street leads into the downtown area of Westport while Indiana 3 bypasses the majority of Westport to the west. Photo taken 12/18/11.
State Road 3 curves northward from Main Street to Range Street. This scene looks at the road by Dean Street in Westport. Photo taken 12/18/11.
An Indiana 3 reassurance shield posted after Range Street as the highway angles northward for an exit of Westport. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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North of Westport, Indiana 3 gains a little more traffic heading toward Greensburg. The highway carries a true north trajectory from Westport to the upcoming junction with Indiana 46. Photos taken 12/18/11.
In the middle of the nine mile journey from Westport to Indiana 46, Indiana 3 goes through the small town of Letts. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of Letts, Indiana 3 passes the intersection with County Road 500 South, leading to the town of Forest Hill. Photo taken 12/18/11.
A view of Indiana 3 north of the intersection with County Road 500 South. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 and Indiana 46 come together at the forthcoming intersection. Indiana 46 travels for about 154 miles from U.S. 40 in Terre Haute, southeast through Spencer, Bloomington, Nashville, Columbus, Greensburg and Batesville before ending at U.S. 52 near the Ohio border. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 will follow Indiana 46 to the northeast toward Greensburg while the city of Columbus is 23 miles to the west from the upcoming intersection. Photo taken 12/18/11.
A stop sign governs the movements between Indiana 3 north at Indiana 46. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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East of the intersection with Indiana 46 west, Indiana 3 & 46 are now five miles from Greensburg and six from Indiana 3's interchange with Interstate 74. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 & 46 comprise a four-lane expressway from the southern split of the two highways north through the Greensburg area. Photo taken 12/18/11.
One half mile out from the split of Indiana 46 east from Indiana 3 at Greensburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 46 breaks off for Main Street and Downtown Greensburg. The state road continues from the city to the towns of Newpoint and Batesville to the east. Indiana 3 continues to the northeast as an expressway to Interstate 74. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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Indiana 3 resumes a solo venture again north of the intersection with Indiana 46 east. An Interstate 74 shield directs travelers to a full cloverleaf interchange on the north side of Greensburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Indiana 3 expressway bypasses Greensburg to the northwest as it remains a four-lane expressway with a wide median. Originally, Indiana 3 went into Greensburg via Indiana 46's current alignment along Main Street east to Lincoln Street. From there Lincoln Street continued north onto the current alignment of Indiana 3 north of town. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Indiana 3 expressway crosses the Cincinnati-Indianapolis Railroad track to the northwest of Greensburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Indiana 3 expressway now approaches the signalized intersection with U.S. 421. U.S. 421 goes for 232 miles from Michigan City adjacent to Lake Michigan south through Frankfort, Indianapolis, Shelbyville, Greensburg, Versailles and Madison before it crosses into Kentucky. Nationally it goes for 941 miles southeast to Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The intersection between Indiana 3 and U.S. 421 was rebuilt as a part of a series of infrastructure improvements for the new Honda Manufacturing Plant to the northwest of town. Those changes included the widening of U.S. 421 from Indiana 3 out to Interstate 74 and the redesign of the interchange with Interstate 74. To the east, the road becomes Michigan Avenue which heads toward Downtown Greensburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of the U.S. 421 intersection, the Indiana 3 expressway approaches the signalized intersection with Carver Street through the north side of Greensburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Northeast of the Carver Street intersection, the next signalized intersection for the Indiana 3 expressway is with Broadway Street. The majority of the shopping centers for Greensburg and Decatur County are located along Indiana 3 from Broadway Street north to Interstate 74. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Indiana 3 expressway reaches the intersection with Lincoln Street, which heads south back to Downtown Greensburg along the former alignment of SR 3. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of the Lincoln Street intersection, an Interstate 74 shield directs travelers from the heart of Greensburg north to the interchange with Indiana 3. Photo taken 12/18/11.
There is one more stoplight on Indiana 3 before the state road reaches the interchange with Interstate 74. That stoplight serves Freeland Drive, which provides access to several shopping centers and travelers' services. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Rush County seat of Rushville becomes the next control city for Indiana 3 at the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 74. Interstate 74 travels for 171.5 miles from the Illinois border near Danville, Illinois east past Crawfordsville, Indianapolis, Shelbyville and Greensburg before crossing into Ohio near Cincinnati. Nationally, the highway goes for 428.8 miles from Davenport, Iowa to Cincinnati, Ohio plus another section in North Carolina. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The second ramp of the interchange takes northbound Indiana 3 traffic onto westbound Interstate 74 toward the capital city of Indianapolis. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of the cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 74, Indiana 3 reduces back down to two lanes on a due north course toward Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Travelers heading north on Indiana 3 through northern Decatur County are warned about Amish horse and buggies that may be traveling this way. Despite the sign, Decatur County has a relatively small Amish population as compared to other Indiana counties. Photo taken 12/18/11.
County Road 300 North spurs east from Indiana 3 to Lake Santee. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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Views of Indiana 3 north beyond County Road 300 North as the state road continues through rural northern Decatur County. Photos taken 12/18/11.
In northern Decatur County, Indiana 3 goes through the town of Sandusky. Photo taken 12/18/11.
County Road 580 North meanders east from Indiana 3 at Sandusky to become County Road 600 North en route to the town of Clarksburg. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Near the border with Decatur and Rush Counties, Indiana 3 kinks to the northeast. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 enters Rush County (population 17,393). Photo taken 12/18/11.
A couple of miles into Rush County, Indiana 3 crosses paths with Indiana 244 at a set of flashers. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 244 goes for 22 miles, from Interstate 74 southeast of Shelbyville, through the towns of Milroy and Andersonville to its eastern end at U.S. 52 in Franklin County. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The town of Milroy is located just east of Indiana 3 along Indiana 244. Indiana 3 bypasses the town to the west. Photo taken 12/18/11.
An Indiana 3 reassurance shield follows the intersection with Indiana 244. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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Indiana 3 resumes a northward course after bypassing Milroy to the west. Agricultural areas of southern Rush County spread out along the route to a crossing of Harrigan Branch. Photos taken 12/18/11.
Nearing Rushville, Indiana 3 turns toward the northeast once again. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 transitions from a rural zone to a suburban-like zone as it approaches the city limits to Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 enters the city of Rushville (population 6,341). Rushville is the county seat and largest city in Rush County. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Resuming a northward heading, Indiana 3 passes by Base Road through the south side of Rushville. Rushville is the first city since North Vernon that Indiana 3 does not bypass. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The Rush County courthouse comes into view as Indiana 3 approaches its intersection with U.S. 52. U.S. 52 travels Indiana for 171 miles from west of Kentland, through Lafayette, Lebanon, Indianapolis, Rushville and Brookville before leaving along Interstate 74 near Harrison, Ohio. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 joins U.S. 52 to the north for a brief multiplex into Downtown Rushville. U.S. 52 goes for 2,072 miles from the Canadian border in Portal, North Dakota to the Atlantic Ocean in Charleston, South Carolina. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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Indiana 3 and U.S. 52 cross the Flatrock River as they enter Downtown Rushville along Main Street. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Beyond the north side of Flatrock River, Indiana 3 & U.S. 52 (Main Street) approach the junction with Indiana 44. There is a shopping center and a few restaurants on the south side of downtown in this area. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Northbound Main Street (U.S. 52 west & SR 3 north) at the intersection with 1st Street. Rare for Indiana, this street is a truck route for both U.S. 52 and Indiana 44. Like business routes, the truck route designation is merely a local thing and is meant to keep semis off of 2nd Street (Indiana 44 & U.S. 52 west) through Downtown Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
One block north of 1st Street, Indiana 3 and U.S. 52 split off as U.S. 52 turns westward onto 2nd Street. 2nd Street also carries Indiana 44, a 90-mile highway that goes from Indiana 37 in Martinsville east through Franklin, Shelbyville, Rushville, Connersville and Liberty before leaving at the Ohio border. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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North of the intersection with Indiana 44 / U.S. 52 west (2nd Street), Indiana 3 (Main Street) bisects the heart of Downtown Rushville. Indiana 3 (Main Street) was rebuilt in recent years from Downtown through the north side of Rushville to provide more a more aesthetically-pleasing highway completed with new sidewalks, curbs and parking spaces within the central business district. The stoplight intersection with 4th Street comes into view. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Continuing through downtown toward 4th Street along Indiana 3 (Main Street) north. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 (Main Street) crosses the CSX railroad track as it transitions from the downtown to the north side residential neighborhoods of Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
The newly-rebuilt highway carries a center turn lane through the north side residential neighborhoods of Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Looking ahead at the intersection of Indiana 3 (Main Street) with 11th Street. The highway will soon transition into the main commercial and industrial region for the city of Rushville. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of 13th Street, Indiana 3 (Main Street) becomes the primary commercial corridor for Rushville and Rush County. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Preparing to leave the city of Rushville, New Castle is Indiana 3's next primary destination at 24 miles with the Delaware County seat of Muncie at 41 miles. Of note, this sign was replaced recently during the reconstruction of Indiana 3 through Rushville. The previous sign was written with mixed case lettering as a lot of the new signage along Indiana highways have, but this new sign returns to all upper case lettering. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 goes through a small industrial zone on the far north side of Rushville before crossing a railroad spur of the CSX railroad. Photo taken 12/18/11.
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North of Rushville, Indiana 3 takes a jaunt to the east, continuing the eastward movement it has been doing since Jennings County. Photos taken 12/18/11.
County Road 600 North crosses Indiana 3 east to the town of Sexton. Photo taken 12/18/11.
North of County Road 600 North, Indiana 3 resumes a true north trajectory toward the crossing of the Little Blue River. Photo taken 12/18/11.
County Road 900 North connects Indiana 3 with the nearby town of Mays. Further east the rural highway leads to Raleigh and west to Carthage. Photo taken 12/18/11.
A reassurance shield for Indiana 3 north of the intersection with County Road 900 North. Photo taken 12/18/11.
Indiana 3 enters Henry County (population 49,462). Photo taken 12/18/11.


 


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12/18/11 by Thomas Decker

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