Ohio State Route 741

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State Route 741 marker

State Route 741
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 27.23 mi[1] (43.82 km)
Existed: 1938 – present
Major junctions
south end: I‑71 near Kings Mills
  US 42 in Mason
north end: I‑75 in Moraine
Location
Counties: Warren, Montgomery
Highway system
SR 739 SR 743
State Route 741 passing through Springboro, Ohio.

State Route 741 (SR 741) is a north–south state highway in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The southern terminus of the route is at a diamond interchange with I-71 at its Exit 25 near Kings Mills, adjacent to the Kings Island Amusement Park. State Route 741’s northern terminus is at a partial interchange with I-75 at its Exit 50B in Moraine, just south of Dayton.

Created in the late 1930s, State Route 741 passes through the counties of Warren and Montgomery. The portion of State Route 741 in Montgomery County is also called Springboro Pike.

Route description[edit]

State Route 741's routing takes it through Warren and Montgomery Counties. No portion of the state route is included within the National Highway System, a system of routes deemed most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[2]

History[edit]

When it was formed in 1938, State Route 741 was originally routed from its junction with U.S. Route 42 near Mason to its intersection with the former U.S. Route 25 (now Dixie Drive) near West Carrollton.[3][4] By 1971, State Route 741 was extended north along Springboro Pike from Dixie Drive up to its current northern terminus at Interstate 75 in Moraine.[5][6] In 1985, the highway would be lengthened again, this time on the south end. From U.S. Route 42, State Route 741 was extended south and east to Exit 25 off of I-71 near Kings Mills, which marks the route's present-day southern terminus.[7][8]

On June 4, 2010, a continuous-flow intersection (CFI), the first of its kind in Ohio, was built at SR 741 and Austin Boulevard (the former Miamisburg-Springboro Pike/Austin Pike) in southern Montgomery County. The intersection was built in conjunction with the addition of a nearby interchange between I-75 and Austin Boulevard. By 2012, congestion at the new intersection had led to calls for improvements. It is a matter of dispute whether the problems were caused by faulty traffic projections, too much development around the interchange or the fact that a "two leg" CFI was built, rather than a full "four leg" CFI. There are some suggestions that a full CFI was not built in order to allow land which would have been used for right-of-way to instead be retained by developers. As of early 2012, the solution to the traffic problems was also a matter of debate.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1][10] km Destinations Notes
Warren Deerfield Township 0.00 0.00 I‑71 / Kings Mills Road – Cincinnati, Columbus Southern terminus of SR 741; road continues as Kings Mills Road; Exit 25 on I-71
Mason 2.36 3.80 US 42
Turtlecreek Township 6.82 10.98 SR 63 to I‑75 – Monroe, Lebanon
Clearcreek Township 11.02 17.73 SR 122 / SR 123 – Franklin, Middletown
Springboro 15.67 25.22 SR 73 (Central Avenue)
Montgomery Miami Township 18.45 29.69 Austin Boulevard to I‑75 Two leg continuous-flow intersection (from Austin Boulevard to SR 741)[11][12]
Miamisburg 21.30 34.28 SR 725 (Miamisburg-Centerville Road) to I‑75
Moraine 27.23 43.82 I‑75 north / North Springboro Pike – Dayton Northern terminus of SR 741; road continues as North Springboro Pike; I-75 northbound entrance / I-75 southbound exit only; Exit 50B on I-75
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 2010-11-04. 
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved 2010-11-04.
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1937). Ohio State Map (Map).
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1938). Ohio State Map (Map).
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1969). Ohio State Map (Map).
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1971). Ohio State Map (Map).
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1983). Ohio State Map (Map).
  8. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1985). Ohio State Map (Map).
  9. ^ Lawrence Budd (April 26, 2012). "Austin Boulevard traffic problems preventable, officials say". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/DESTAPE.aspx
  11. ^ "Austin Pike Interchange ODOT". Ohio Department of Transportation-District 7. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  12. ^ "First-of-its-kind intersection opens today on Austin Boulevard". Dayton Daily News. June 4, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 

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