Ohio State Route 2

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State Route 2 marker

State Route 2

Route of SR 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 227.26 mi[1] (365.74 km)
Existed: 1923 – present
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake
Highway system
SR 1 SR 3

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.

Route description[edit]

It passes through Bryan, Wauseon (where it briefly becomes a couplet[2]), 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".[3] and on September 22, 2005 was designated a National Scenic Byway[4] 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.[5] 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.

Naming[edit]

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.[6]

The section of State Route 2 that runs through Willoughby is named "Brian Montgomery Memorial Highway"[7] in honor of a Marine Lance Corporal that was killed in the Iraq War in August 2005.[8]

History[edit]

  • 1923 – Original route established;[9] 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.[10]
  • 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.[10]
  • 1931 – Extended to Wickliffe along previously unnumbered route.[10]
  • 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.[10]
  • 1940 – SR 18 alignment removed from SR 2 alignment west of Hicksville.[10]
  • 1962 – Extended east to SR 86 in Painesville; Euclid-to-Painesville alignment upgraded to freeway.[10]
  • 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.[10]
  • 1968 – From SR 163 to 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway.[10]
  • 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.[10]
  • 1976 – From Ceylon to 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amherst upgraded to freeway.[10]
  • 1977 – From SR 83 to Rocky River upgraded to freeway and dually certified with I-90.[10]
  • August 30, 1990 – From Huron to Ceylon upgraded to freeway.[11]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
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 Westernend 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
Toledo 75.37 121.30 US 20
79.39 127.77 US 24
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
138.45 222.81 138 US 250
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
Lorain Amherst 164.43 264.62 164 SR 58
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)
Sheffield 171.84 276.55 148 SR 254
Avon 175.01 281.65 151 SR 611
176.74 284.44 153 SR 83
Cuyahoga Westlake 183.08 294.64 159 SR 252
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
193.54 311.47
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
Bratenahl 178 Eddy Road
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
184 Babbitt Road
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

Auxiliary routes[edit]

Route 2C[edit]

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.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams unless otherwise noted.
  2. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 2D, Fulton County". Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  3. ^ [1] -Lake Erie Ohio Coastal Trail
  4. ^ [2] -National Scenic Byway
  5. ^ [3] -Great Lakes Circle
  6. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.66
  7. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.63.2
  8. ^ http://www.newsnet5.com/news/4800943/detail.html
  9. ^ Explanation of the Ohio State Highway System (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Route 2 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  11. ^ Thoma, Pauline (1990-08-31). "Celeste opens Huron Bypass" (fee required). The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2012-10-07. 
  12. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for SR 2C

External links[edit]

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