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Ohio State Route 575

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State Route 575 marker

State Route 575
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 2.60 mi[3] (4.18 km)
Existed: 1937[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: Neumans Ferry Dock in Kelleys Island
North end: Division Street in Kelleys Island
Location
Counties: Erie
Highway system
SR 574 SR 576

State Route 575 (SR 575, OH 575) is a 2.60-mile-long (4.18 km) north–south state highway located in the northern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The route is located entirely within the western half of Kelleys Island, one of the Lake Erie Islands. The highway runs from its southern terminus at the Neumans Ferry Dock at the south end of the island to its northern terminus at a T-intersection with Division Street in the northern part of the island. This highway, along with SR 357 on South Bass Island, is isolated from the rest of Ohio, let alone all other Ohio state highways. The route was created in 1937 and has not changed since.

Route description[edit]

SR 575 is located in Erie County on the western portion of the island of, and within the village of, Kelleys Island in Lake Erie.[3] The route begins at the Neumans Ferry Dock, where the ferry that connects the island with Marblehead on the mainland is based.[3][4] The route follows West Lakeshore Drive heading northwest from that point. Lake Erie abuts the highway on the southwest side, while a number of residences appear on the northeast side, with a few side streets departing from the main roadway along the way. SR 575 curves to the north and then to the northeast as it passes the westernmost point of Kelleys Island.[4] The highway continues to be bounded by Lake Erie on the northwest side, and houses on the southeast portion. SR 575 then follows a sharp curve that takes it inland at a transition from West Lakeshore Drive onto Titus Road.[3][4] For the majority of its remaining length, SR 575 travels in an east-northeasterly fashion, passing amidst heavy woods. SR 575 comes to an end where it meets Division Street at a T-intersection.[3][4]

This state highway is not included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of routes considered to be most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[5] Some 790 vehicles use SR 575 on average each day.[6]

History[edit]

SR 575 was applied in 1937. Since its inception, the highway has maintained a presence on Kelleys Island, and has utilized the same routing throughout its lifespan.[1][2] The road underwent repaving in 1994.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Kelleys Island, Erie County.

mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Neumans Ferry Dock Southern terminus, a dead end
2.60 4.18 Division Street Northern terminus, a T-intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MRSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1936. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  2. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MRSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 575, Erie County" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  4. ^ a b c d Yahoo!; Navteq (2011-07-04). "Overview Map of State Route 575" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  5. ^ National Highway System: Cleveland, Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  6. ^ Staff. "Transportation Information Mapping System". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-07-24.