U.S. Route 24 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of highway in Ohio. For the entire length of highway, see U.S. Route 24.

U.S. Route 24 marker

U.S. Route 24
US 24 highlighted in red across northwestern Ohio
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 83.33 mi[1] (134.11 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 24 near Antwerp
 
East end: US 24 in Toledo
Location
Counties: Paulding, Defiance, Henry, Lucas
Highway system
US 23 SR 25

U.S. Route 24 (US 24) is a United States Numbered Highway that runs from Minturn, Colorado, to Independence Township, Michigan. In Ohio, it is a limited-access route for much of its length, from the Ohio-Indiana border to Maumee. From there northeasterly to the Michigan-Ohio border in Toledo, it is a surface highway.

Route description[edit]

From the Indiana state line easterly to Interstate 475 (I-475) in the city of Maumee, US 24 is a limited-access divided highway which mostly has interchanges, but features intersections with select county roads. The route continues northeasterly through downtown Maumee and the western side of Toledo, continuing to the Michigan–Ohio border. At this point, the route continues northerly into Michigan as a north-south highway.

History[edit]

Upgrades to the route around Napoleon began in 2008. This included the construction of a new route from east of Napoleon to north of Waterville, bypassing the original routing of the highway. This rerouting was done to " alleviate safety concerns caused by the mixture of truck traffic and residential travel" along US 24's former routing.[2] New alignments west of Defiance through to Interstate 469 in Fort Wayne, Indiana were also built in the late 2000s.[3] The conversion to an expresway, first proposed in 1969, was made due to the high number of road accidents along the old alignment, which comprised only two lanes and was frequently used by tractor trailers.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Paulding Carryall Township 0.00 0.00 US 24 west – Fort Wayne Continuation into Indiana
Crane Township 3.32–
4.18
5.34–
6.73
3 SR 49 – Antwerp, Payne
Emerald Township 12.38–
13.19
19.92–
21.23
13 US 127 – Sherwood, Paulding, Cecil
Defiance Defiance 22.47–
22.96
36.16–
36.95
22 Baltimore Street
24.97–
25.44
40.19–
40.94
25 SR 15 / SR 18 – Bryan, Defiance
25.90–
26.41
41.68–
42.50
26 SR 66 – Archbold, Defiance
27.78–
28.60
44.71–
46.03
28 SR 281 (Domersville Road)
Henry Napoleon Township 38.83–
39.32
62.49–
63.28
39 US 6 west / Woodlawn Avenue – Kendallville, Chicago, Napoleon Western end of US 6 concurrency
40.10–
40.34
64.53–
64.92
40 SR 108 – Wauseon, Napoleon
Liberty Township 41.38–
41.90
66.59–
67.43
41 Industrial Drive
43.64 70.23 43 US 6 east to SR 110 – Bowling Green Eastern end of US 6 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
46.54–
47.16
74.90–
75.90
47 SR 109 – Liberty Center, Malinta
Lucas Providence Township 56.91–
57.39
91.59–
92.36
57 SR 295 – Whitehouse, Grand Rapids
Waterville Township 62.81–
63.32
101.08–
101.90
63 SR 64 – Whitehouse, Waterville
WatervilleMonclova
township line
65.62–
66.09
105.61–
106.36
66 CR 53 west – Waterville Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Maumee 66.49–
66.93
107.01–
107.71
67 Fallen Timbers Lane Access to The Shops at Fallen Timbers
67.65–
68.26
108.87–
109.85
68 I‑475 / US 23 – Dayton, Ann Arbor Signed as 68A (south) and 68B (north); exit 4 on I-475
Eastern end of expressway
69.77 112.28 US 20 / SR 25 south (Conant Street) to I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Turnpike Southern end of SR 25 concurrency
MaumeeToledo city line 72.14 116.10 SR 25 north (Anthony Wayne Trail) / South Detroit Avenue Northern end of SR 25 concurrency
Toledo 75.80 121.99 SR 2 (Airport Highway)
77.48 124.69 SR 246 (Dorr Street)
78.37 126.12 SR 51 (Monroe Street)
78.54–
78.65
126.40–
126.57
I‑75 – Detroit, Dayton Exit 203B on I-75
79.42 127.81 SR 120 (Central Avenue)
82.76 133.19 SR 184 (Alexis Avenue)
83.33 134.11 US 24 north (Telegraph Road) – Detroit Continuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 16, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Staff. "U.S. Route 24—Fort to Port: Napoleon to Toledo, Ohio". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Staff. "U.S. Route 24—Fort to Port Realignment/Expansion". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Patch, David (August 29, 2012). "Expanded US  24 Open Today After Decades of Struggle 200 Gather near Waterville to Celebrate Fort to Port Project". The Blade (Toledo, OH). Retrieved September 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing


U.S. Route 24
Previous state:
Indiana
Ohio Next state:
Michigan