Ohio State Route 56

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State Route 56 marker

State Route 56
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 108.80 mi[1] (175.10 km)
Existed: 1923 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 29 near Mutual
 

I‑70 near Summerford
I‑71 near Mount Sterling
US 22 / US 23 in Circleville

SR 93 near Orland
East end: SR 682 in Athens
Location
Counties: Champaign, Clark, Madison, Pickaway, Hocking, Vinton, Athens
Highway system
SR 55 SR 57

State Route 56 (SR 56) is a west–east state highway in central Ohio. Its western terminus is at SR 29 near Mutual, and its eastern terminus is at SR 682 in Athens.

Route description[edit]

SR 56 travels in a generally northwest-southwest direction in an arc around the southwestern side of Columbus.[2] As of 2012, no part of SR 56 is included within the National Highway System.[3]

History[edit]

The route of SR 56 between Mutual and Laurelville has been included within the state highway system since 1912.[4] In 1923, the many numbered routes were unified as SR 56 running along the route it continues to run today.[5][6] By 1926, the route was extended east from its end in Laurelville to Athens running along the same route it has currently.[7][8]

Major junctions[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Champaign Union Township 0.00 0.00 SR 29 – Urbana, Mechanicsburg
2.14 3.44 SR 4
Clark
No major junctions
Madison Somerford Township 11.47 18.46 SR 187 north – Mechanicsburg Southern terminus of SR 187
12.39 19.94 I‑70 – Springfield, Columbus Exit 72 (I-70)
13.20 21.24 US 40 (National Road) – Springfield, Columbus
London 17.17 27.63 US 42 / SR 38 north / SR 665 begins (High Street) / SR 142 east Western end of SR 38 / SR 665 concurrency; western terminus of SR 142
17.48 28.13 SR 38 south / SR 665 east (Center Street) Eastern end of SR 38 / SR 665 concurrency
Pleasant Township 29.48 47.44 I‑71 – Cincinnati, Columbus Exit 84 (I-71)
32.14 51.72 SR 323 west Eastern terminus of SR 323
Mount Sterling 32.92 52.98 US 62 west / SR 3 south (Main Street) / SR 207 begins Western end of SR 207 concurrency
32.99 53.09 US 62 east / SR 3 north (Columbus Street) / SR 207 south Eastern end of SR 207 concurrency
Pickaway Monroe Township 38.65 62.20 SR 316 east / CR 21 (Five Points Pike) – Darbyville Western terminus of SR 316
Jackson Township 49.22 79.21 SR 104 – Chillicothe, Columbus
Wayne Township 51.20 82.40 US 22 west / CR 100 – Washington Court House Western end of US 22 concurrency
Circleville 52.37 84.28 US 23 – Chillicothe, Columbus Interchange
52.76 84.91 SR 188 east (Court Street) Western terminus of SR 188
53.41 85.96 US 22 east (Lancaster Pike) / Mingo Street Eastern end of US 22 concurrency
Salt Creek Township 60.28 97.01 SR 159 – Kingston, Tarlton
67.19 108.13 SR 180 west – Adelphi Western end of SR 180 concurrency
Hocking Laurelville 67.84 109.18 SR 180 east (Main Street) / Water Street Eastern end of SR 180 concurrency
Benton Township 77.23 124.29 SR 664 north – Logan Southern terminus of SR 664
81.39 130.98 SR 374 north Southern terminus of SR 374
Vinton Swan Township 85.95 138.32 SR 93 – Logan, McArthur
Brown Township 89.60 144.20 SR 328 south – McArthur Western end of SR 328 concurrency
Hocking Starr Township 92.15 148.30 SR 328 north – Union Furnace, Logan Eastern end of SR 328 concurrency
96.25 154.90 SR 278 south – Lake Hope State Park, Zaleski Western end of SR 278 concurrency
96.34 155.04 SR 278 north – Nelsonville Eastern end of SR 278 concurrency
Vinton
No major junctions
Athens Waterloo Township 100.61 161.92 SR 356 south – Mineral, Albany Northern terminus of SR 356
101.79 163.82 SR 691 north – Nelsonville Southern terminus of SR 691
Athens 108.80 175.10 SR 682 (South Plains Street) / West Union Street – The Plains, Chauncey
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Ohio State Route 56". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=OH-29+E%2FState+Rte+29+E&daddr=39.5259166,-82.8290806+to:S+Plains+Rd&hl=en&sll=39.704345,-82.87578&sspn=0.908628,1.783905&geocode=FXKMYwIdOwAE-w%3BFRweWwId6CAQ-ykJ7dbOEZxHiDFQ39N181g00A%3BFWUhWAIdvtQa-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=10&via=1&t=m&z=10. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Federal Highway Administration (October 2012) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/national_highway_system/nhs_maps/ohio/oh_ohio.pdf. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Ohio State Highway Department (1912) (MrSID). Map of Ohio Showing Inter-County Highways (Map). Cartography by James R. Marker, State Highway Commissioner. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1912a.sid. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (1922) (MrSID). Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways (Map). Cartography by E.C. Blosser. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1922a.sid. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  6. ^ ODOH (1923) (MrSID). Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by L.A. Boulay, Director. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1923a.sid. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  7. ^ ODOH (1925) (MrSID). Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1925a.sid. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  8. ^ ODOH (1926) (MrSID). Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1926a.sid. Retrieved September 22, 2013.