U.S. 24 West - Allen & Huntington Counties

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U.S. 24 west
West of the interchange with Interstate 69/U.S. 33, U.S. 24 passes by a small commercialized area around the interchange that serves Interstate 69 travelers. Past this commercialized area, U.S. 24 heads across the southwestern suburbs of Fort Wayne. Photo taken 08/16/09.
Leaving the city of Fort Wayne, the next community along U.S. 24 is Roanoke, which is ten miles away. The Huntington County seat of Huntington is 20 miles down the highway. Photo taken 08/16/09.
West from Fort Wayne, U.S. 24 goes bisects a forested area through the southwest suburbs of Fort Wayne. Due to the Little Wabash River's floodplain being south of U.S. 24, most of the suburban development is based to the north of the highway. En route, U.S. 24 passes by Indiana 114. Photo taken 08/16/09.
West from Fort Wayne, U.S. 24 goes bisects a forested area through the southwest suburbs of Fort Wayne. Due to the Little Wabash River's floodplain being south of U.S. 24, most of the suburban development is based to the north of the highway. En route, U.S. 24 passes by Indiana 114. Photo taken 08/16/09.
U.S. 24 enters the northeastern corner of Huntington County (population 37,124) ahead of the town of Roanoke. U.S. 24 comes across the intersection with County Road 900 North there. To the east, this road becomes Lafayette Center Road and later the Fort Wayne beltway of Interstate 469 at the interchange with Interstate 69. For that reason, some commuters may opt to use this road to get to the interstate en route to Fort Wayne. Both the Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) and Air National Guard can be accessed by taking County Road 900 North to the east. Photo taken 08/16/09.
South of Roanoke, U.S. 24 follows the path of the Little Wabash River for six miles toward the city of Huntington. U.S. 24 serves as the primary corridor in between Fort Wayne and Huntington. With traffic counts between 12,000 and 16,000 vehicles per day, the stretch of U.S. 24 from Huntington to Fort Wayne is the busiest along the highway in Indiana. Photo taken 08/16/09.
U.S. 24 approaches the interchange with Old U.S. 24, which heads west into the city of Huntington (population 17,450). Huntington is home to the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University, and in recent years the home to Vice President Dan Quayle. Today, it is also a suburb of the larger Fort Wayne region. Photo taken 12/27/10.
Two lanes depart from the left onto Old U.S. 24 via a directional Y interchange. U.S. 24 will bypass the city to the north as the old highway ventures straight into Downtown Huntington. Photo taken 12/27/10.
Heading west from the interchange with Old U.S. 24, the current-day U.S. 24 approaches the diamond interchange with Indiana 9, which goes for 196 miles from Indiana 46 near Columbus northward through Shelbyville, Greenfield, Pendleton, Anderson, Marion, Huntington, Columbia City, Albion and LaGrange before crossing into Michigan near Sturgis, Michigan. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 approaches the Broadway intersection at the one half mile point to the interchange with Indiana 9 north. Indiana 9 will follow U.S. 24 around the bypass of Huntington on the north and west sides of town. Photo taken 12/27/10.
Now at the diamond interchange with Indiana 9 north along U.S. 24 (Illinois Road) west. SR 9 continues northward toward the Whitley County seat of Columbia City. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 west & Indiana State Road 9 south
Reassurance shields for U.S. 24 west and Indiana 9 south, posted after the interchange with Mishler Road south and SR 9 north. Forthcoming is the stoplight intersection with Stults Road/County Road 200 West. Photo taken 12/27/10.
A view of U.S. 24 west/Indiana 9 south as they continue southwest as a part of the bypass of Huntington. Photo taken 12/27/10.
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U.S. 24 west/Indiana 9 south pass by the intersection with Guilford Street, which heads south into Downtown Huntington by Huntington University. Photos taken 12/27/10.
Up ahead is the intersection with U.S. 224 east/Indiana 5 (Jefferson Street). U.S. 224 goes for 289 miles from this intersection through Huntington and Decatur en route across the state of Ohio to New Castle, Pennsylvania. Indiana 5 travels for 96 miles from Indiana 22 in Upland , within Grant County, north through the communities of Warren, Huntington, South Whitley, Ligonier, and Shipshewana, ending north of there at Indiana 120. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 west & Indiana 9 north at the junction with U.S. 224 east and Indiana 5 (Jefferson Street). The two highways multiplex for three miles before breaking off toward the southeast. Jefferson Street is the primary road across the city of Huntington and aerial maps show that the right of way had been cleared for a potential diamond interchange that was never built. This is still the busiest intersection in Huntington however. Photo taken 12/27/10.
West of the junction with U.S. 224 east/Indiana 5 (Jefferson Street), the next community along U.S. 24 is Wabash (18 miles away), followed by Peru (33 miles away). Photo taken 12/27/10.
Flaxmill Road crosses paths with U.S. 24 & Indiana 9 (Illinois Road) by several adjacent industrial parks. Photo taken 12/27/10.
West of the intersection with Flaxmill Road, U.S. 24/Indiana 9 south descend into the valley of the Wabash River, the state river of Indiana, as they approach their split. Photo taken 12/27/10.
Park Drive, the older routing of U.S. 24 across the city of Huntington, returns to U.S. 24 at the partition with Indiana 9 (Marion Road) south. U.S. 24 turns off toward the west in the direction of Wabash while Indiana 9 continues south across the Wabash River. Photo taken 12/27/10.
The Grant County seat of Marion is 20 miles to the south along Indiana 9. The state road remains a four-lane highway for half of that distance. U.S. 24 doesn't cross the Wabash River here, but it will follow the waterway west to Logansport. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 west
West of the junction with Indiana 9 south/Park Drive, U.S. 24 is now 16 miles from Wabash and 32 miles from Peru. Photo taken 12/27/10.
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Scenes of U.S. 24 heading west from the Huntington area across the western part of Huntington County. U.S. 24 was upgraded to expressway standards from Huntington to Wabash from a previous two-lane road that followed roughly the same path. The new expressway was completed in 2000 and with the concrete surface it still looks new even ten years later (as of the date the pictures were taken). Photos taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 approaches the intersection with Indiana 105 south. Indiana 105 runs for 32 miles from Indiana 9 north through the town of Andrews to the town of South Whitley and Indiana 5. Photo taken 12/27/10.
The town of Andrews and Salamonie Reservoir can be reached by taking Indiana 105 south. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 est & Indiana 105 north
Indiana 105 follows U.S. 24 to the west for less than a mile before it turns off toward the north. Photo taken 12/27/10.
The Huntington County town of Bippus, along with the Whitley County community of South Whitley, can be reached by taking Indiana 105 to the north. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 west
West of Indiana 105 north, U.S. 24 is now 11 miles from Wabash and 25 miles from Peru. Photo taken 12/27/10.
A view of U.S. 24 to the west of Indiana 105 north. West of Huntington, traffic levels on the highway decrease to below 10,000 vehicles per day. Photo taken 12/27/10.
U.S. 24 enters Wabash County (population 32,888). Photo taken 12/27/10.


 


Photo Credits:

08/16/09, 12/27/10 by Thomas Decker

Connect with:
Interstate 69
Interstate 469
U.S. 30

Page Updated 03-29-2012.