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Indiana 520

Ind 524

US 20 west of Michigan City

< 0.26 miles >

US 12 west of Michigan City

Cities Served:

None

About Ind 520:

US 12 and US 20 come within meeting distance of each other at Michigan City, but until Gary, the roads don't meet. Hence Maple Road, better known as Indiana 520. This little stublet of a road allows people from either US 12 or US 20 to cross over to the other road to catch the South Shore on the way downtown, visit the Riverboat casino in Michigan city, or speed past these bottlenecks using US 20.

There's a grand total of one motel (off US20, but with the office on Ind 520), a fire station, a storage business that's at present half-used, and eight houses (plus a couple more not facing the road with a driveway connecting to the road) on this road. The overhead structure giving directions is at the halfway point.

Northbound -- from US 20 to US 12

This is the view looking from right after turning from US 20, at the point where the Ind 520 sign is at. Motel is on the right, storage units are further up to the left.

photo by Don Hargraves; up March 3, 2003

At the halfway point of Indiana 520. The fire station is on the right.

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

At the point where you run into US 12. There's a Citgo on the right, and almost straight ahead (although the way this intersection is platted out there's no direct access to that road) is a crossing of the South Shore Line.

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

Southbound -- from US 12 to US 20

This is the view looking from right after turning from US 20, at the point where the Ind 520 sign is at. Fire Station is on the left, definitely a newish structure.

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

At the halfway point between US 12 and US 20. The storage business is on the right, here you can see the space allowed for expansion of said business.

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

At the southern endpoint of Indiana 520. An old restaurant is to the right on the other side of the light, and on the left...

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

From back in the days when gas stations had to double as repair garages, and cost-cutting implied plastic blocks over cinder blocks. Telling from the colors and designs used, I'm sure this was a Standard of Indiana station, and while it has probably long stopped selling gas it still gets used as a garage and used-car showplace.

photo by Don Hargraves; up June 1, 2003

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