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SR 26
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State Road 26

SR 26 was a route north of Indianapolis that used to fully cross the state, but recently the portion through Lafayette was decommissioned. SR 26 seems to exist more in the shadows of various US routes through parts of the state (US 52 west of Lafayette, US 35/SR 22 between Kokomo and I-69), but it is major primarily because it connects Lafayette and Kokomo where it is part of the National Highway System. West of Lafayette it is narrow and desolate, but east of Upland it is busier, but still mainly narrow and in need of modernization. One of its claims to fame is passing through Fairmount, the home town of James Dean.
 
Eastern Section: Lafayette (I-65) < 111 miles > Ohio State Line (Ohio 119)
Western Section: Illinois State Line (Illinois 9) < 32.5 miles > West Lafayette (US 231)

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Cities Served: Fairmount, Hartford City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Portland, Rossville, Russiaville, Upland, West Lafayette
Counties Served: Blackford, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Jay, Tippecanoe, Warren
INDOT County Flow Maps (AADT): Blackford, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Jay, Tippecanoe, Warren
Related Highway: Old SR 29
Branches: SR 126, SR 526
Multiplexes: SR 1, US 27, US 41, SR 55, SR 67
Ending at SR 26: SR 22, SR 167, SR 352
NHS: The stretch from Lafayette (US 231) to Kokomo (US 31)
Expressway: Multiplex with US 41
Related Link: » Indiana State Road 26 from Wikipedia


Eastern Section:

The eastern section is the more heavily travelled section from the Ohio line to I-65 in Lafayette. It connects Portland, Hartford City, Fairmount, Kokomo, and Lafayette with the latter two cities being the largest. This section includes interchanges with I-65, US 31, and I-69.
Cities Served:Fairmount, Hartford City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Portland, Rossville, Russiaville
Counties Served:Blackford, Clinton, Grant, Howard, Jay
 
 
  Eastern Terminus: at Ohio 119
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Looking east into Ohio near Fort Recovery (2004)
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Looking west at the Ohio/Indiana state line (2004)
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A picture of the signage, and some of the scenery, going into Indiana 26 from Ohio 119.
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The first SR 26 trailblazer is in Ohio. This is looking west in Ft. Recovery, Ohio towards the Indiana line (2004)
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  Western Terminus: Lafayette   at I-65
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Westbound SR 26 approaching I-65 (2012)
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First reassurance marker just east of I-65 (2012)
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Closeup of the BEGIN sign (2012)
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Approaching I-65 eastbound on South Street (2012)
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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SR 26/US 27: Looking north on Meridian Street in Portland (2004)
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SR 1/SR 26: Looking north just south of Pennville (2005)
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SR 26/SR 67: Looking west in Portland (2005)
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SR 1/SR 26: Northbound (2010)

  Other Photographs:
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SR 26 in Hartford City (2005)
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Looking west on SR 26 in rolling farm country in Grant County (2003)
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A standard INDOT county line sign on SR 26 (2006)
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Congested commercial strip on former SR 26 (South Street) in Lafayette (2006)
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Modernized section east of Hartford City (2010)

Western Section:

This part of SR 26 goes from the Purdue campus area in West Lafayette west to the Illinois line through mainly sparsely populated areas. The road has several narrow and curvy sections, but is lightly traveled with AADT below 1000 and even 500 in places.
Cities Served:West Lafayette
Counties Served:Tippecanoe, Warren
 
 
  Eastern Terminus: West Lafayette   at US 231
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Eastbound at US 52/US 231 bypass (2013)
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Closeup of the end sign (2013)
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Westbound at US 52/US 231 (2013)
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Northbound US 52/US 231 at SR 26 (2013)
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Closeup of the markers on US 52/US 231 at SR 26 (2013)
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  Western Terminus: at Illinois 9
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This interesting 2 state assembly is where Illinois 9 becomes SR 26 (2003)
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This is looking west - SR 352 follows the state line for a stretch ending at the endpoint of SR 26 (2003)
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Looking east into Indiana down current SR 26 (2003)
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Looking east at the state line at the same assembly that was there ten years earlier (2013)
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Looking west at the state line (2013)
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  Multiplex Photographs:
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SR 26/US 41: Looking north on US 41 (2004)
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SR 26/SR 55: Looking south toward the small town of Pine Village west of Lafayette (2004)
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SR 26/SR 55 going south into Pine Village (2013)
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SR 26/US 41 going north (2013)

  Old Ends Photographs:
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Westbound South Street where SR 26 picks up again at River Road (2012)
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Eastbound SR 26 terminates at River Road (SR 43) (2012)
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Closeup of the end sign just past SR 43 (2012)

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Eastbound on decommissioned portion at old SR 526 going into the Purdue campus (2013)
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Bucolic view westbound lightly traveled western end of SR (2013)

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