Ohio State Route 17

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State Route 17 marker

State Route 17
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 21.04 mi[3] (33.86 km)
Existed: 1935[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 10 in North Olmsted
East end: SR 43 in Bedford Heights
Location
Counties: Cuyahoga
Highway system
SR 16 SR 18

State Route 17 (SR 17) is an east–west highway in Northeast Ohio running from North Olmsted at State Route 10 to State Route 43 in Bedford Heights. The entire route has been paralleled by Interstate 480 and has junctions with this interstate via numerous cross streets such as Clague Road, Tiedeman Road, and Warrensville Center Road, and also via State Route 94 (State Road) and State Route 14 (Broadway Avenue). It also has two direct junctions with the interstate. State Route 17 provides access to many industrial and commercial areas in this area of Cleveland.

State Route 17 starts in Bedford Heights as Libby Road, Libby Road maintains its name until it hits Western Maple Heights where it becomes Granger Road. Granger Road goes from Maple Heights to Brooklyn Heights. At Brooklyn Heights before the 176 Jennings Freeway it becomes Brookpark Road. Brookpark Road maintains its name until it stops at North Olmsted near Great Northern Mall.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

SR 17 was first signed as SR 43 in 1931, along the entire SR 17 route.[4][5] SR 17 was commissioned along its current route in 1935, the route went from U.S. Route 20 east to SR 43.[1][2] In 1938 SR 17 was moved onto Temporary SR 17, between US 20 and east of SR 252, in Brook Park.[6][7] Temporary SR 17 was removed between 1959 and 1961, moving SR 17 back to its current alignment.[8][9] In 1976 the section of road between US 20 and SR 10 was decommissioned.[10][11]

In 1976, there was a massive 10 car accident On Granger and Canal Roads. The accident was blamed on a semi-truck's braking system malfunction. Several people died from burns caused by the accident. The Garfield Heights, Valley View, Independence, and Maple Heights fire departments had to respond, it took almost 24 hours to clear the intersection. The bodies were taken to nearby Marymount Hospital for autopsy. After this, Garfield Heights petitioned ODOT to restrict semi-truck traffic down Granger Road Hill. The ban on Semi-trucks was lifted in 2009, due to trucks having better braking systems like anti-lock brakes.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cuyahoga County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
North Olmsted 0.00 0.00 SR 10 (Lorain Road)
0.71 1.14 SR 252 (Great Northern Boulevard) To Interstate 480.
Cleveland 3.78 6.08 I‑480 Exit 9 of I-480; Eastbound exit from and entrance to interstate only (north side of SR 17); Access to/from I-480 West via Grayton Road.
Cleveland (north)
Brook Park (south)
4.51 7.26 SR 237 north (Rocky River Drive) Western terminus of OH 17 / OH 237 concurrency.
4.59 7.39 SR 237 south (Berea Freeway) Southbound entrance and northbound exit; Eastern temrinus of OH 17 / OH 237 concurrency.
Brook Park 5.11 8.22 SR 291 (Engle Road) Northern terminus of SR 291.
6.63 10.67 I‑480 Exit 12 (I-480); Eastbound exit and entrance (from north side of SR 17); Access to/from I-480 west via West 130th Street.
Cleveland (north)
Parma (south)
9.84 15.84 US 42 / SR 3 (Pearl Road)
10.78 17.35 SR 94 (State Road)
11.57 18.62 SR 176 south (Broadview Road) Western terminus of OH 17 / OH 176 concurrency.
11.82 19.02 SR 176 north Eastern terminus of OH 17 / OH 176 concurrency (SR 176 leaves via a pair of ramps to the Jennings Freeway).
Brooklyn Heights 12.28 19.76 I‑480 Westbound exit and eastbound entrance via Exit 17B (I-480).
Valley View 14.51 23.35 SR 21 (Brecksville Road) to I‑77 north Cloverleaf interchange
Garfield Heights 16.92 27.23 I‑480 Exit 22 (I-480); Eastbound exit and westbound entrance.
Maple Heights 18.12 29.16 SR 14 (Broadway Avenue)
Bedford Heights 20.44 32.89 SR 8 (Northfield Road)
20.99 33.78 SR 43 south (Mueti Drive) Southern terminus of OH 17 / OH 43 concurrency.
21.04 33.86 SR 43 (Aurora Road) Northern terminus of OH 17 / OH 43 concurrency (OH-43 turns right to continue south, OH-43 North crosses OH-17 to continue north).
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1934). Map of Ohio showing State Routes (Map). 1 in=12 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1934 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1935). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). Cartography by ODOH (1935 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved December 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1930). Map of Ohio showing State Routes (Map). 1 in=12 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1930 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1931). Map of Ohio showing State Routes (Map). 1 in=12 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1931 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1937). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=10 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1937 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1938). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=10 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1938 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  8. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1959). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=10 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1959–1960 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  9. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1961). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=10 mi. Cartography by ODOH (1961 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  10. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1975). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=8.75 mi. Cartography by ODOT (1975 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  11. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1976). Official Highway map of Ohio (Map). 1 in=8.75 mi. Cartography by ODOT (1976 ed.). http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved September 20, 2013.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing