The second to last Road Trip involves a road that came to Indiana…but not for long. The official description published in newspapers was as follows: “U. S. Route 112 – From Elkhart straight north to the Michigan state line. (Now known as State Road 51.)” The highway was connected Elkhart to Detroit.
The designation of US 112 would be extended from Elkhart through South Bend within a few years. By 1937, the highway would be rerouted to stay in Michigan, connecting to US 12 near New Buffalo. Now this old highway is gone…replaced by its “mother” road, US 12, when the interstates arrived in Michigan.
Given Elkhart’s proximity to the state line, the road really wasn’t that long.