Ohio State Route 821

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State Route 821 marker

State Route 821
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 48.85 mi[3][4][5] (78.62 km)
Existed: 1971[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 60 near Marietta
  I‑77 near Marietta
I‑77 in Belle Valley
North end: I‑77 / SR 209 in Byesville
Location
Counties: Washington, Noble, Guernsey
Highway system
SR 814 SR 822

State Route 821 (SR 821) is a north–south state highway in the southeastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. A state-maintained section of the old US 21, its southern terminus is at SR 60 approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Marietta, and its northern terminus is at I-77 in Byesville, along with the eastern terminus of SR 209. The route is entirely undivided surface road, and is much less direct than the newer I-77 which supplanted it as a through route. As the interstate was being built, the designation of US 21 was moved to the freeway before Ohio wholly decommissioned the now-superfluous U.S. route. SR 821 was designated about two years after US 21 was moved onto I-77 in southeastern Ohio.

Route description[edit]

Along its path, SR 821 passes through central portions of Washington County and Noble County, and into the southern part of Guernsey County. No segment of the route is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[6]

History[edit]

SR 821 was created in 1971. The designation was applied to what was the former routing of US 21 between Marietta and Byesville, prior to the completion of I-77 through the area by 1969. At the time, when the US 21 designation was removed from Ohio in favor of I-77, this stretch of roadway was removed from the state highway system. However, by 1971, it was introduced back into the system, and was given the designation of SR 821, based on its routing along the old path of US 21. The only portion of SR 821 that was not routed along US 21 was the northernmost segment in Byesville, where it was routed east along SR 209 to a common terminus at Exit 41 off of I-77.[7][1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3][4][5] km Destinations Notes
Washington Muskingum Township 0.00 0.00 SR 60 – Marietta, Lowell, Beverly
3.12 5.02 I‑77 – Marietta Exit 6 (I-77)
Salem Township 10.36 16.67 SR 145 north (Main Street) – Stafford, Lewisville Southern terminus of SR 145
11.57 18.62 SR 530 west – Lowell Eastern terminus of SR 530
Noble Jefferson Township 20.96 33.73 SR 339 south – Beverly Northern terminus of SR 339
Olive Township 28.33 45.59 SR 78 to I‑77 – McConnelsville, Woodsfield
Caldwell 29.66 47.73 SR 285 north (Planning Mill Street) – Sarahsville Southern terminus of SR 285
Noble Township 32.38 52.11 SR 215 east – Sarahsville Western terminus of SR 215
Belle Valley 32.84 52.85 I‑77 Exit 28 (I-77)
Noble Township 33.52 53.95 SR 340 west – Cumberland Eastern terminus of SR 340
Buffalo Township 39.81 64.07 SR 672 west Eastern terminus of SR 672
Guernsey Valley Township 42.60 68.56 SR 146 east (West Main Street) / Pleasant Road Southern end of SR 146 concurrency
42.73 68.77 SR 146 west Northern end of SR 146 concurrency
44.07 70.92 SR 313 – Chandlersville, Buffalo
Byesville 48.13 77.46 SR 209 west (Main Street) / North 2nd Street Southern end of SR 209 concurrency
48.85 78.62 I‑77 / CR 35 (Vocational Road) – Cleveland Northern end of SR 209 concurrency; exit 41 (I-77)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1969) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1969a.sid. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1971) (MrSID). Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1971a.sid. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 821, Washington County". Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  4. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 821, Noble County". Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  5. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 821, Guernsey County". Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  6. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved 2011-09-22.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1967) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1967a.sid. Retrieved 2011-09-22.