Ohio State Route 540

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State Route 540 marker

State Route 540
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 8.72 mi[3] (14.03 km)
Existed: 1937[1][2] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 68 / SR 47 in Bellefontaine
  US 33 in Bellefontaine
East end: SR 292 near West Mansfield
Location
Counties: Logan
Highway system
SR 539 SR 541

State Route 540 (SR 540) is an east–west state highway in the western portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. SR 540 has its western terminus in downtown Bellefontaine at a signalized intersection with U.S. Route 68 (US 68) and SR 47. Its eastern terminus is at a T-intersection with SR 292 approximately 3.50 miles (5.63 km) southwest of West Mansfield.

Route description[edit]

The entirety of SR 540 is situated within the eastern portion of Logan County. There are no stretches of SR 540 that are included within the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of routes identified as being most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[4]

History[edit]

The SR 540 designation was assigned in 1937. Originally, the highway was routed along the portion of its current alignment from its intersection with County Road 25 (CR 25) about 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Bellefontaine to its present eastern terminus at SR 292. In 1937, CR 25, along with SR 540 between CR 25 and downtown Bellfontaine, was a part of SR 32, which would become US 33 one year later.[1][2][5]

By 1964, US 33 was routed onto its current alignment around the east side of Bellefontaine. Consequently, the former portion of US 33 from the previous western terminus of SR 540 west into downtown Bellefontaine became a westward extension of SR 540 which resulted in the highway taking on its present shape.[6][7]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Logan County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Bellefontaine 0.00 0.00 US 68 / SR 47 west (North Main Street / Sandusky Avenue) Western end of US 68 / SR 47 concurrency
0.10 0.16 US 68 / SR 47 east (North Madriver Street) Eastern end of US 68 / SR 47 concurrency
1.61 2.59 US 33 – Columbus, Fort Wayne Interchange
Jefferson Township 5.71 9.19 SR 533 north Southern terminus of SR 533
Perry Township 8.72 14.03 SR 292 – Ridgeway, West Liberty
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1936) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1936a.sid. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1937) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1937a.sid. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  4. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved 2011-03-30.
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1938) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1938a.sid. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1962) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1962a.sid. Retrieved 2011-03-24.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1964) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1964ar.sid. Retrieved 2011-03-24.

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