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Indiana State Road 45

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State Road 45 marker

State Road 45

Frank McCloskey Highway
SR 45 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by INDOT
Length55.65 mi[1] (89.56 km)
ExistedOctober 1, 1926[2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 231 / SR 58 near Crane
Major intersections I-69 near Crane
I-69 at Bloomington
North end SR 135 at Beanblossom
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Indiana State Highway System
SR 44 SR 46

State Road 45 is a state route from Bean Blossom, Indiana to Scotland, Indiana in the southern half of the state.

State Road 45 in Brown County

Route description

From Bean Blossom and through Brown County, State Road 45 is a narrow, shoulderless two-lane road that passes between the Morgan-Monroe State Forest and the Yellowwood State Forest.

As the road passes into Monroe County, the woods disappear and farms and homes begin to line the road. The road remains hilly and curvy until it reaches Bloomington, where it bypasses the city concurrent with State Road 46 and then State Road 37 and Interstate 69. West of Bloomington, shoulders appear on State Road 45 and its two lanes become wider. The road meanders with the rolling terrain until it meets and overlaps State Road 58, after which it is straight and flat until its terminus at US 231.


Prior to the early 1980s, State Road 45 was multiplexed with U.S. 231 from Rockport to the State Road 58 junction near Scotland. However, as with State Road 43's former multiplex with 231 from Spencer to Lafayette, the state highway department deleted much of the route.

This left the current segment along with a short, 5-mile section from Patronville to Rockport that acted as a connector to then-U.S. 231 (now State Road 161) and Owensboro, Kentucky. This southern section was decommissioned and turned over to the control of the city of Rockport (within the city limits) and Spencer County (outside of Rockport) in early 2001, about a year before U.S. 231 was rerouted onto the William H. Natcher Bridge.

A major construction project to widen the road to four lanes in Bloomington was completed in November 2012.[3]

Major intersections


US 231 / SR 58 west to I-69 – Loogootee, Elnora, Bloomfield
Southern end of SR 45; southern end of SR 58 concurrency; I-69 Exit 87
SR 58 east – Bedford
Northern end of SR 58 concurrency
Jackson Township I-69 – Evansville, IndianapolisI-69 exit 98 opened December 9, 2015
SR 54 east – Bedford
Southern end of SR 54 concurrency
SR 54 west – Bloomfield
Northern end of SR 54 concurrency
18.5829.90 SR 445Former northern terminus of SR 445

I-69 south / SR 37 south – Bedford, Evansville
Southern end of concurrency with I-69 and SR 37

SR 48 west
Eastern terminus of SR 48

I-69 north / SR 37 north – Martinsville, Indianapolis

SR 46 west – Spencer
Northern end of I-69 and SR 37 concurrency; southern end of SR 46 concurrency
SR 46 east – Columbus
Northern terminus of SR 46 concurrency
BrownBeanblossom55.6589.56 SR 135 – Nashville, MorgantownNorthern terminus of SR 45
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-15.
  2. ^ "Road Numbers to Be Changed". The Hancock-Democrat. The Indianapolis News. September 30, 1926. Archived from the original on August 7, 2016. Retrieved June 9, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "State Road 46 East - Monroe County". AA Roads. 8 March 2022. Retrieved 8 March 2022.

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