Ohio State Route 527

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State Route 527 marker

State Route 527
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 0.74 mi[1] (1.19 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
South end: WV 527 in Chesapeake
North end: SR 7 near Chesapeake
Location
Counties: Lawrence
Highway system
SR 524 SR 528

State Route 527 (SR 527) is a north–south state highway in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is at the Ohio River in Chesapeake, where the Robert C. Byrd Bridge carries travelers across to Huntington, West Virginia. Its northern terminus is at State Route 7 at the partially completed Chesapeake bypass just northeast of the Chesapeake corporation limits. State Route 527 is one of the few state routes in Ohio that connects to the same numbered route in a neighboring state, becoming West Virginia Route 527.

Route description[edit]

None of SR 527 in Ohio is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[2] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[3]

SR 527 heads north from the southern terminus as a four–lane highway. The route begins a concurrency with SR 7 at a traffic light. The northern terminus of SR 527 is at an interchange with SR 7, with SR 7 heading southwest.[4]

History[edit]

  • 1970 – Original route certified; originally routed from the West Virginia state line to U.S. Route 52, 1-mile (1.6 km) west of Chesapeake.[5]
  • 1979 – Routing changed to its current alignment; former alignment certified as U.S. Route 52.[5]

From 1938 to 1941[edit]

  • 1938 – Originally routed from Ghent (in Bath Township) to Kent along previously and currently unnumbered roads.[5]
  • 1941 – Route decertified.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Chesapeake, Lawrence County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 WV 527 south to US 60 West Virginia state line; Robert C. Byrd Bridge
0.19 0.31 SR 7 north Southern end of SR 7 concurrency
0.74 1.19 SR 7 south to US 52 Northern end of SR 7 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing