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Illinois Line west of Foster

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Exit 16 of I-465 West edge of Speedway.

Cities Served:

Covington, Crawfordsville, Jamestown, Brownsburg, Indianapolis

Other Pages:

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About US 136:

When this route was first commissioned in 1951, it originally ran between downtown Indianapolis and St. Joseph, Missouri. In 1991, it was truncated to its present endpoint in Speedway (a suburb within Indianapolis).

Western Entrypoint: Illinois Line west of Foster

The Western endpoint of US 136 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.

Eastern Terminus:

Present Terminus: Crawfordsville Road and High School Road, Speedway

The Eastern terminus of US 136 has not been photographed for this site. Any and all photos are welcome, along with discriptions.


Historic Terminus: Western Indianapolis
at the intersection of M L King Drive and 16th St.

This is looking west down 16th Street, or what would have been US 136. This looks like a typical post-urban renewal scene, complete with fields over what would have been at one time factories or businesses with apartments above them..
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 19, 2003.

This is looking down 16th Street at Martin Luther King Drive, once known as Northwestern Avenue, US 36 and US 421 at various times. The building in the distance is Methodist Hospital.
Photo by Don Hargraves; up Feb 19, 2003.

The intersection is pretty much unnotable except that it's over what was the Indiana Canal. This was a state-sponsored work meant to give Indianapolis a navigable water route for trade and transport. However, the project was doomed to failure because of the rise of railroads during construction, and the failure of the canal so wrecked Indiana State finances that Indiana was one of the first states to pass a balanced budget amendment to their constitution.

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Page put online: Feb 19, 2003
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2003