Indiana State Route 520 is a ridiculously short state route in northwestern Indiana, linking US Routes 12 and 20 in the Town of Pines. Indiana's official website lists the route as "0.26" miles in length, and predictably as the shortest signed state highway in Indiana. In the Town of Pines, US Route 12 and US Route 20 come tantalizingly close to each other, but never actually touch. Indiana Route 520 serves as a connector to those who understandably would want to transfer from one US Highway to the other. This is in the northeast corner of Porter County, near Lake Michigan.
My photo for Indiana State Route 520 is at the northern end along US Route 12. The sign assembly depicted faces west for eastbound traffic on US Route 12. Note that Route 520 is signed as a connector to US Route 20, giving the okay to truckers to use Route 520 as a means to transfer onto US Route 20. That's what happened here in Town of Pines: INDOT picked out one of the various north-south streets connecting US Routes 12 and 20, and chose to make it a truck route numbered Indiana Route 520. Back to the Indiana main page. Back to the home page.