2. Burlington Avenue. This has long been viewed as the new main artery to Logansport that Broadway and Market became when U.S. 24 was synonymous with those streets. The split-grade interchange being completed will instantly add traffic to Burlington and Ind. 29, but a narrow stretch of Burlington from that interchange to Mildred Street will have to be addressed at some point. The narrowing northbound lanes of Burlington under the Norfolk Southern bridge is another matter. This is the most direct way to get traffic from the Heartland to downtown.
3. 18th Street. Perhaps the most crucial vote on this option came in the 1970s when county officials, by one vote, opted not to build a bridge over the Wabash River long enough to span the old Pennsylvania Railroad yards. The remaining tracks there as well as the busy Norfolk Southern crossing make this exit less appealing for visitors, not to mention the lack of signage for downtown and the high school.
4. Cass Station Road. County officials have done their part to upgrade and widen it. It represents the best access to the east end where there is lodging, and the most restaurants and retail in the city. It, too, has a rail crossing issue, and Logansport Road from Cass Station to the city limits is a dark place to be if you’re new to the city and looking for a place to stay or something to eat.
5. Logansport Road. Aptly referred to as Business 24 because it once was U.S. 24, Logansport Road is the farthest exit from downtown Logansport. It is convenient for drivers who just turned off U.S. 31 to take U.S. 24 west. The exit has flashers, but Business 24 literally starts at the county line and winds – and winds – and winds to the east end and downtown Logansport.