Ohio State Route 2
Route of SR 2 highlighted in red
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||227.26 mi (365.74 km)|
|Existed:||1923 – present|
|West end:||SR 37 near Hicksville|
| I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Tpk. near Swanton
I‑90 near Elyria
I‑90 in Rocky River
I‑90 in Cleveland
I‑90 in Euclid
|East end:||US 20 in Painesville Township|
|Counties:||Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake|
State Route 2 (SR 2) is an east–west highway crossing most of northern Ohio. Its western terminus is at the Indiana state line near Hicksville where the route becomes Indiana State Road 37 which continues to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The eastern terminus of the route is in Painesville Township in Lake County at U.S. Route 20.
It passes through Bryan, Wauseon (where it briefly becomes a couplet), and enters greater Toledo west of its interchange with the Ohio Turnpike. It continues east from greater Toledo and soon parallels Lake Erie, becoming a freeway near Port Clinton. From Oregon to Sandusky SR 2 is part of 293 miles (472 km) of the highway designated the "Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail". and on September 22, 2005 was designated a National Scenic Byway From Toledo to Sandusky the highway is also part of and designated the "Lake Erie circle Trail" that is also part of the 6,500-mile (10,500 km) "Great Lakes Circle. It then passes Sandusky, where it meets U.S. Route 250 and U.S. Route 6, and separates from the lakeshore as a freeway, and traverses rural Erie County before entering Lorain County. Near Elyria, it joins Interstate 90, whose route it shares to Rocky River, where it follows State Route 254 along Detroit Road into Lakewood. Here it again joins U.S. 6, as well as U.S. Route 20 on Clifton Blvd. It then becomes part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in Cleveland, picking up I-90 again near Burke Lakefront Airport. These two highways split near Euclid, and State Route 2 continues along the Lakeland Freeway to Painesville, feeding into U.S. 20 eastbound. State Route 2 serves as an access route to lakeshore attractions on Lake Erie from Toledo and Cleveland and as an alternative to the Ohio Turnpike.
The stretch of SR 2 from Toledo to Sandusky offers a multitude of attractions. Travelers, vacationers and visitors have a wide range of year round activities to choose from. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is just east of SR 19 in the Carroll Township. It sits on 733 acres along with the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station that utilizes 221 acres.
SR 2 is the lowest numbered state route in Ohio. Ohio State Route 1 was decommissioned in 1965.
The section of State Route 2 that runs through Erie County is called the "Jackie Mayer Miss America Highway" and is named for Jackie Mayer, a former Miss America who was born and raised in Sandusky.
||This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (October 2010)|
- 1923 – Original route established; follows current US 6 alignment from the Indiana state line to Bryan, and current SR 51 and US 20 from Toledo to the Pennsylvania state line.
- 1926 – Rerouted from Toledo to Cleveland along previous SR 23 alignment from Toledo to Port Clinton, previously unnumbered route from Port Clinton to 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Sandusky, and previous SR 12 from 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Sandusky to Cleveland. Cleveland-to-Pennsylvania alignment certified as US 20.
- 1931 – Extended to Wickliffe along previously unnumbered route.
- 1936 – Rerouted to Indiana state line via the former SR 108 alignment from Hicksville to Bryan, and the former SR 18 alignment from the Indiana state line to Hicksville, with which it was dually certified along this route until 1940.
- 1940 – SR 18 alignment removed from SR 2 alignment west of Hicksville.
- 1962 – Extended east to SR 86 in Painesville; Euclid-to-Painesville alignment upgraded to freeway.
- 1967 – 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky to 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway, and rerouted on the bypass around Sandusky on former US 6 alignment.
- 1968 – From SR 163 to 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway.
- 1970 – From 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amherst to SR 83 (SR 76 at that time) upgraded to freeway; from 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Amherst to SR 83 dually certified with I-90.
- 1976 – From Ceylon to 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amherst upgraded to freeway.
- 1977 – From SR 83 to Rocky River upgraded to freeway and dually certified with I-90.
- August 30, 1990 – From Huron to Ceylon upgraded to freeway.
|Defiance||Hicksville Township||0.00||0.00||SR 37 south||Indiana state line; SR 37 continues to the southwest|
|Hicksville||2.35||3.78||SR 49 south||Southern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|2.66||4.28||SR 18 west||Southern end of SR 18 concurrency|
|3.07||4.94||SR 18 east||Northern end of SR 18|
|3.67||5.91||SR 49 north||Northern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|Farmer Township||11.22||18.06||SR 249 west||Western end of SR 249 concurrency|
|13.23||21.29||SR 249 east||Eastern end of SR 249 concurrency|
|Williams||Center Township||16.65||26.80||SR 576 north||Southern terminus of SR 576|
|17.92||28.84||US 6 west||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|Pulaski Township||20.35||32.75|| US 6 east
US 127 south / SR 15 south
|Eastern end of US 6 concurrency; southern end of US 127/SR 15 concurrency|
|Bryan||21.39||34.42|| US 127 north / SR 15 north
SR 34 west
|Northern end of US 127/SR 15 concurrency; Western end of SR 34 concurrency|
|Springfield Township||29.90||48.12|| SR 34 east
SR 191 south
|Eastern end of SR 34 concurrency; Southern end of SR 191 concurrency|
|Stryker||31.78||51.14||SR 191 north||Northern end of SR 191 concurrency|
|Fulton||Archbold||SR 66 south||Southern end of SR 66 concurrency|
|German Township||39.64||63.79||SR 66 north||Northern end of SR 66 concurrency|
|Wauseon||48.82||78.57||SR 108 south||Southern end of SR 108 concurrency|
|50.42||81.14||US 20A west / SR 108 north||Northern end of SR 108 concurrency; western end of US 20A concurrency|
|York Township||55.44||89.22||SR 109 north||Western end of SR 109 concurrency|
|Delta||57.22||92.09||SR 109 south||Eastern end of SR 109 concurrency|
|Swanton||63.42||102.06||SR 64 north (Main Street)||Western end of SR 64 concurrency|
|Lucas||Swanton Township||64.14||103.22||SR 64 south (Waterville–Swanton Road)||Eastern end of SR 64 concurrency|
|65.89||106.04||US 20A east / SR 295 south (Wilkins Road)||Eastern end of US 20A concurrency; western end of SR 295 concurrency|
|66.68||107.31||SR 295 north (Berkey–Southern Road)||Eastern end of SR 295 concurrency|
|Monclova Township||67.60||108.79||I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Tpk.||Ramps here to turnpike; SR 2 passes over turnpike 0.7 miles (1.1 km) further east|
|Springfield Township||73.92||118.96||I‑475 / US 23||Exit 8 on I-475/US 23|
|80.95||130.28||SR 25 to I‑75||Anthony Wayne Trail, former US 25|
|82.26||132.38||SR 51 north (Summit Street) / SR 65 north||Western end of SR 51/SR 65 concurrency|
|Maumee River||82.62||132.96||Anthony Wayne Bridge|
|Toledo||83.06||133.67||SR 65 south (Oak Street)||Eastern end of SR 65 concurrency|
|83.51||134.40||SR 51 south (Woodville Road)||Eastern end of SR 51 concurrency|
|Oregon||84.90||136.63||I‑280 / LECT north||Exit 7 on I-280; Western terminus of concurrency with the Lake Erie Circle Tour|
|Ottawa||Benton Township||99.30||159.81||SR 579 west (Williston Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 579|
|101.06||162.64||SR 590 south||Northern terminus of SR 590|
|Carroll Township||105.01||169.00||SR 19 south||Northern terminus of SR 19|
|Erie Township||114.21||183.80||SR 358 south|
|Western end of freeway|
|115.49||185.86||SR 163||Eastbound entrance and westbound exit|
|Bay Township||117.54||189.16||117||SR 53 south||Western end of SR 53 concurrency|
|Portage Township||121.33||195.26||121||To SR 163||Full-access ramps to SR 163 which is parallel to north|
|123.74||199.14||124||SR 53 north||Eastern end of SR 53 concurrency|
|Danbury Township||124.82||200.88||125||SR 269 north||Northern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|Sandusky Bay||126.45||203.50||Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge|
|Erie||Margaretta Township||128.34||206.54||128||SR 269 south||Southern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|Sandusky||130.75||210.42||131||US 6 / LECT east||Eastern terminus of concurrency with the Lake Erie Circle Tour|
|Margaretta Township||132.70||213.56||133||SR 101||Eastern terminus of SR 101|
|Perkins Township||134.58||216.59||135||SR 4|
|Huron||141.87||228.32||142||US 6 west||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|142.84||229.88||143||US 6 east||Eastern end of US 6 concurenty; eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Huron Township||144.76||232.97||145||SR 13|
|Berlin Township||148.67||239.26||149||SR 61|
|Vermilion Township||156.02||251.09||156||SR 60|
|Elyria Township||168.15||270.61||144||I‑90 west||Western end of I-90 concurrency using I-90's exit numbers; eastbound entrance, westbound exit only|
|Elyria||169.39||272.61||145||SR 57||Signed as exits 145A (north) and 145B (south)|
|Rocky River||185.29||298.20||161|| I‑90 east
SR 254 west
|Eastern end of I-90 concurrency and western end of SR 254 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of freeway|
|186.63||300.35||SR 254 east||Eastern end of SR 254 concurrency|
|186.95||300.87||US 6 west||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|Lakewood||187.81||302.25||US 20 west / SR 113 south / SR 237 south||Western end of US 20 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 113 and SR 237|
|Cleveland||Western end of freeway|
To US 6 Alt.
|Access via side streets to Alt US 6 which is parallel to the south.|
|193.86||311.99||—||US 6 east / US 20 east||Eastern end of US 6/US 20 concurrency|
|196.61||316.41||174B||I‑90 west||Western end of I-90 concurrency|
|175||East 55th Street|
|176||SR 283 west (East 72nd Street)|
|177||Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard|
|202.30||325.57||179||SR 283 east (Lakeshore Boulevard)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; Eastern terminus of concurrency with the Lake Erie Circle Tour|
|Cleveland||180||East 140th Street, East 152nd Street||Signed as exits 180A (E 140) and 180B (E 152) eastbound|
|181||East 156th Street||Westbound entrance and exit|
|182A||East 185th Street|
|182B||East 200th Street|
|Euclid||183||East 222nd Street|
SR 175 (East 260th Street)
|Signed as exits 184A (Babbit) and 184B (E 260) eastbound|
|207.79||334.41||185||I‑90 east||Eastern end of I-90 concurrency|
|Lake||Wickliffe||208.74||335.93||208||SR 633 (Lloyd Rd.)||Full access provided via ramps to and from Lakeland Boulevard|
|210.21||338.30||210||E. 305th Street|
|Eastlake||211.62||340.57||211||SR 91 (SOM Center Road)|
|Willoughby||212.40||341.82||212||SR 640 (Vine Street)|
|213.82||344.11||213||Lost Nation Road|
|Mentor||215.34||346.56||215||SR 306 (Reynolds Road)|
|217.95||350.76||217||SR 615 (Center Street)|
|221.02||355.70||220||SR 44 north (Heisley Road)||Western end of SR 44 concurrency|
|Painesville Township||221.94||357.18||221||SR 44 south||Eastern end of SR 44 concurrency|
|Painesville||223.16||359.14||223||SR 283 (Richmond Street)|
|Painesville Township||225.92||363.58||225||SR 535||Westbound entrance and eastbound exit|
|227.26||365.74||227||US 20||Eastbound exit and westbound exit|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
State Route 2C is a connecting road that runs from State Route 163 to State Route 2 and State Route 53 near Port Clinton in Ottawa County, Ohio. State Route 2C was constructed as an access road for the SR 2–SR 163 interchange.
- Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams unless otherwise noted.
- Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 2D, Fulton County". Retrieved 2013-10-12.
-  -Lake Erie Ohio Coastal Trail
-  -National Scenic Byway
-  -Great Lakes Circle
- Ohio Revised Code 5533.66
- Ohio Revised Code 5533.63.2
- Explanation of the Ohio State Highway System (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
- Route 2 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
- Thoma, Pauline (1990-08-31). "Celeste opens Huron Bypass" (fee required). The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2012-10-07.
- Ohio Department of Transportation Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for SR 2C