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US 40

US 40 in Indiana runs mostly the original National Road, one of the first federally funded travel routes west of the Alleghenies. The route was originally given the number "3" by the state of Indiana before the creation of the "US" road signing system, but in 1926 it was designated US 40. This road has since largely been bypassed by Interstate 70. Still, it's considered important enough that it's been built as 4 lane divided outside the cities on its route, though much of this existed before the Interstate System was built.

Around Indianapolis, US 40 follows the south half of I-465 as part of the super-multiplex. The only other freeway part of US 40 is west of Terre Haute where it multiplexes with I-70 into Illinois. In Brazil, the original National Road follws SR 340 rather than US 40 for a short distance.
 
US 40: West Terre Haute - < 149.8 miles > Richmond -

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Cities Served: Brazil, Centerville, Cumberland, Dublin, Greenfield, Indianapolis, Knightstown, Knightsville, Lewisville, Plainfield, Richmond, Seelyville, Terre Haute, West Terre Haute
Counties Served: Clay, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Marion, Putnam, Vigo, Wayne
INDOT County Flow Maps (AADT): Clay, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Marion, Putnam, Vigo, Wayne
Related Highway: Old SR 3
Highway Name(s): National Road, Veterans Memorial Hwy (Wayne Co)
Branches: SR 140, SR 240, SR 340
Multiplexes: US 31, US 36, SR 37, US 52, SR 67, I-70, I-74, US 150, SR 267, US 421, I-465
Ending at US 40: SR 46, SR 75, SR 103, SR 109, SR 140, SR 243, SR 340
NHS: Only the parts multiplexed with Interstate highways
Freeway: Concurrency with I-70 in Terre Haute, concurrency with I-465
Related Links: » Back in Time: The National Road
  » Illinois Highway Ends - US 40
  » Jim Grey's Tour of US 40
  » Route 40 - America's Golden Highway
  » US 40 and the National Road in Western Indiana The Jim Grey Page ? Roads
  » US 40 from Wikipedia
  » US Highways Ends - US 40


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  Eastern Terminus: Richmond  
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Looking west towards Richmond
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Looking east toward Ohio. The I-70 interchange spans the state line
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Looking east into Ohio at the actual state line
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Eastbound at the Ohio line. The interchange with I-70 spans both states.
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Westbound at the Ohio line and the I-70 interchange
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  Western Terminus: West Terre Haute  
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Looking west at the Illinois-Indiana line
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Looking east
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Eastbound at the Illinois welcome sign
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I-70/US 40: Westbound approaching Illinois (2004)
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US 40/I-74/I-465: Looking east on Washington Ave. (2005)
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US 40/SR 267: Looking east in Plainfield
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US 40/I-465: Seeing a US shield on I-465 is unusual
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I-465/US 31/US 36/US 40/US 52/US 421/SR 37/SR 67: 8 highways multiplexed (2005)
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US 40/US 150: Looking west
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US 40/SR 46 in Terre Haute where SR 42 ends

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A National Road sign in Brazil

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