U.S. 24

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U.S. 24 goes for 1,540 miles from Interstate 70 at Minturn, Colorado east to Pontiac, Michigan. U.S. 24 crosses Northern Indiana for a total of 164.3 miles and is considered a major highway for its entire route. The highway crosses from Illinois east of Sheldon multiplexed with U.S. 52, where it remains so until U.S. 41 at Kentland. From there, the highway heads east past the communities of Goodland, Remington, Wolcott, Reynolds and Monticello before meeting up with U.S. 35 west of Logansport. As it has in Illinois since Peoria, U.S. 24 follows the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway, all the way to Logansport.

From Logansport eastward, U.S. 24 follows a four-lane expressway known as the Hoosier Heartland Industrial Highway that links Indiana 25 (which will soon be a four-lane highway to Lafayette) with the communities of Peru, Wabash and Huntington. From there, the highway links up with the second largest city in the state, Fort Wayne. After following Interstates 69 and 469 for a multiplex around the city, U.S. 24 continues its northeastern trajectory toward the community of Defiance, Ohio and Toledo. The stretch from Interstate 469 northeast to the Ohio border is currently being updated to freeway standards and should be finished by 2012.

U.S. 24 Indiana Guides

U.S. 24 scenes
Looking north on U.S. 35 at its intersection with U.S. 24 in Cass County. U.S. 24 heads east toward Fort Wayne while U.S. 35 continues north alongside U.S. 24 around the south side of Logansport. Photo taken 03/19/10.
Looking east along Business Route U.S. 24, east of Logansport in Cass County. Until 2000, U.S. 24 followed this route toward Peru and Fort Wayne. Today, the highway is designated as a business route, though it is merely a local designation. Photo taken 03/19/10.
Looking north on U.S. 31 at the cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 24 in Miami County near Peru. Peru and Fort Wayne are the control cities for eastbound U.S. 24 while Logansport is the westbound control city. Photo taken 05/30/10.
A view of a sign assembly in Downtown Peru in Miami County. U.S. 24 used to follow Main Street across Peru before it was bypassed to the north. Today, the road is designated as Business Route U.S. 24 across Peru. Photo taken 03/19/10.
A view of a guide sign on the Webster Road overpass directing traffic onto westbound U.S. 24 toward Fort Wayne. Note the non-all caps direction on the sign, unusual for Indiana signs. Photo taken 01/18/13.
A 1955-built pony-truss bridge carries West County Road 1730 South across Carpenter Creek 0.4 miles south of U.S. 24 & 231 (Division Street) outside the town of Remington. Photo taken 11/05/09.

Photo Credits:

  • 11/05/09 by AARoads.
  • 03/19/10 by Thomas Decker.
  • 05/30/10 by Thomas Decker.
  • 01/18/13 by Thomas Decker.

Connect with:
Interstate 65
Interstate 69
Interstate 469

Page Updated 03-04-2013.