Ohio State Route 235

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State Route 235 marker

State Route 235
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 133.20 mi[1] (214.36 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 68 near Xenia
  I‑675 in Fairborn
I‑70 / SR 4 in Huber Heights
US 30 near Ada
I‑75 near Bluffton
North end: SR 65 near Grand Rapids
Location
Counties: Greene, Montgomery, Clark, Champaign, Logan, Hardin, Hancock, Wood
Highway system
SR 233 SR 236
In Logan County, State Route 235 passes the Honda Transmission Factory near Russells Point.

State Route 235 (SR 235) is a 133.2-mile-long (214.4 km) north–south state highway in the western portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is at US 68 near the small town of Oldtown just north of Xenia, and its northern terminus is at State Route 65 at the Maumee River nearly 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Grand Rapids.

Prior to late 1968, it was numbered State Route 69, but was renumbered 235.[2][3] There are a number of urban legends pertaining to why this renumbering occurred.[according to whom?] One is that the number 69 has certain sexual meanings in popular culture, and the signs kept getting stolen. (There were actually numerous cases of people stealing the signs for this route.) Another was that it was too close to Interstate 69 (less than 40 miles (64 km) in some areas) and the state decided to avoid the confusion.

Route description[edit]

The portion of SR 235 within Fairborn is designated "Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow Memorial Highway",[4] in honor of a Fairborn High School graduate who was killed by enemy fire on November 14, 2010 in Afghanistan.[5]

History[edit]

  • 1926 – Original route certified; originally routed along its current alignment from Oldtown to Fairborn (which was Fairfield and Osborn in 1926).[6]
  • 1935 – Extended north to State Route 4 approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Fairborn along previously unnumbered road.[6]
  • 1969 – Extended north to its current terminus along previous State Route 69.[6]

State Route 69 before 1969[edit]

Future[edit]

The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee have conducted a SR 235 Corridor Management Study, examining improvements to SR 235 in Bethel Township, between US 40 to the north, and the Greene County line to the south. The study primarily covered the Park Layne section of the township. The study area has had many vehicle crashes and four pedestrian fatalities between 2007 and 2010. The road has many closely spaced commercial driveways and lacks crosswalks, among other problems. Proposed changes included a raised median with breaks only at a few major cross streets, consolidated driveways limited to right-in/right-out access, and jughandles or U-turns at each end of the corridor for turnarounds. Other proposals included U-turns at the busiest cross street, Styer Drive, roundabouts at the major cross streets and "backage" roads. Public meetings related to this study were held in September 2011 and April 2012. The projected cost of the improvements ranged from $7.4 million to $12.2 million and construction was not expected to begin until 2017 to 2020.[7][8] In mid-October 2012, it was decided by the Ohio Department of Transportation and Clark County officials to make about $3 million in improvements to this stretch of SR 235, including the consolidation of driveways and the construction of cul-de-sacs.[9] Construction is expected to begin in 2015.[10] The development of any "backage" roads will be left to future private developers.[11]

On November 9, 2012, the Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee announced that a roundabout would be constructed at the intersection of SR 235 and SR 41 in Pike Township, which has been the site of numerous vehicle crashes, including five fatalities from 1992 to 2013. Construction on the $1.1 million project began in June 2014 and was completed the weekend before Monday, September 15. It is the first roundabout in Clark County and is believed to be the first in Ohio with all approaches at high speed, 55 mph (89 km/h).[10][12][13][14][15]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Greene Xenia Township 0.00 0.00 US 68
Fairborn 6.63–
6.93
10.67–
11.15
I‑675 – Columbus, Cincinnati Exit 22 (I-675)
8.30 13.36 SR 444 south (Broad Street) / Xenia Road Southern end of SR 444 concurrency
8.96 14.42 SR 444 north (Broad Street) / North Central Avenue Northern end of SR 444 concurrency
Montgomery Huber Heights 11.66 18.76 SR 4 south / Chambersburg Road – Dayton Interchange; southern end of SR 4 concurrency
12.81–
13.20
20.62–
21.24
I‑70 north / SR 4 – Columbus, Indianapolis Exit 41 (I-70); northern end of SR 4 concurrency
Clark Bethel Township 16.24 26.14 US 40 (National Road) – Vandalia, Springfield
New Carlisle 18.31 29.47 SR 571 (Jefferson Street)
Pike Township 22.71 36.55 SR 41 – Springfield, Troy
Champaign Jackson Township 27.18 43.74 SR 55 – Urbana, Christiansburg, Troy
Johnson Township 32.28 51.95 US 36 – St. Paris, Urbana, Piqua
Adams Township 37.97 61.11 SR 29 west – Sidney Southern end of SR 29 concurrency
38.28 61.61 SR 29 east – Rosewood, Urbana Northern end of SR 29 concurrency
Logan Miami Township 42.85 68.96 SR 706 west – Sidney Eastern terminus of SR 706
De Graff 47.14 75.86 SR 508 east (Main Street) Western terminus of SR 508
Pleasant Township 49.99 80.45 SR 47 – Bellefontaine, Sidney
Washington Township 56.20 90.45 SR 247 – Jackson Center, Huntsville
56.98 91.70 SR 708 north – Russells Point Southern terminus of SR 708
Stokes Township
Lakeview municipal line
59.27 95.39 SR 720
Lakeview 59.86 96.34 US 33
Stokes Township
Lakeview municipal line
59.89 96.38 SR 366 east Southern end of SR 366 concurrency
Stokes Township 61.43 98.86 SR 365 east Western terminus of SR 365
61.96–
62.00
99.71–
99.78
SR 366 west Northern end of SR 366 concurrency
Hardin Roundhead Township 66.73 107.39 SR 117 south Southern end of SR 117 concurrency
68.68 110.53 SR 117 north to SR 385 / Township Road 39 Northern end of SR 117 concurrency
70.69 113.76 SR 67 – Waynesfield, Kenton
MarionLiberty
township line
81.28 130.81 SR 309 west – Lima Southern end of SR 309 concurrency
82.28 132.42 SR 309 east – Kenton Northern end of SR 309 concurrency
Ada 85.31 137.29 SR 81 (North Avenue)
Hancock Orange Township 88.73–
88.89
142.80–
143.05
US 30 – Mansfield, Fort Wayne, IN Interchange
93.28 150.12 SR 103 – Bluffton, Arlington
Union Township 94.70–
94.95
152.40–
152.81
I‑75 – Toledo, Dayton Exit 145 (I-75)
100.06 161.03 SR 12 west – Pandora Southern end of SR 12 concurrency
Benton Ridge 102.32 164.67 SR 12 east – Findlay Northern end of SR 12 concurrency
Blanchard Township 105.58 169.91 US 224 / SR 15 – Findlay, Ottawa
Pleasant Township 108.99 175.40 SR 186 south / CR 97 Southern end of SR 186 concurrency
McComb 109.98 177.00 SR 613 (Main Street) / SR 186 ends Northern end of SR 186 concurrency (northern terminus)
Wood Hoytville 115.17 185.35 SR 18 east / Riegle Road Southern end of SR 18 concurrency
Jackson Township 116.58 187.62 SR 18 west – Deshler, Hamler Northern end of SR 18 concurrency
Milton Township 122.15 196.58 SR 281 – Custar, Wayne
Weston Township 128.19 206.30 US 6 – Bowling Green, McClure, Napoleon
Washington Township 133.20 214.36 SR 65 (River Road) – Grand Rapids, Perrysburg, Toledo
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Section of Ohio 69 renumbered". Xenia Daily Gazette. September 26, 1968. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Number Changed". Lima News. August 30, 1968. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "5533.645 Army Specialist Jesse Adam Snow Memorial Highway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. March 22, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff (April 19, 2013). "Part of Ohio 235 dedicated to Army Spc. Jesse Snow". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e John Simpson. "Route 235". The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site. Archived from the original on November 28, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "SR235 Corridor Management Study". Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tiffany Y. Latta (April 21, 2012). "Road changes may cost $12M". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  9. ^ Tiffany Y. Latta (October 14, 2012). "$3M makeover to improve Ohio 235 safety". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved October 18, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Tiffany Y. Latta (November 9, 2012). "Ohio 235 to get nearly $4 million in safety improvements". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "CLA SR 235 Corridor Management Study Final Recommended Concept" (PDF). Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee. October 24, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ "November 2012 TCC Board Meeting Agenda" (PDF). Clark County-Springfield Transportation Coordinating Committee. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ Tiffany Y. Latta (January 17, 2013). "Deadly intersection will get roundabout". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ Tiffany Y. Latta (June 29, 2014). "Construction starts on first-of-its kind roundabout". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved July 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ Wichie, Allison (September 15, 2014). "First-of-its-kind roundabout finished in Pike Twp.". Springfield News-Sun. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2014.