Ohio State Route 124

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State Route 124 marker

State Route 124
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 165.51 mi[1] (266.36 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 134 near Martinsville
East end: US 50 / SR 7 / SR 32 near Torch
Location
Counties: Clinton, Highland, Pike, Jackson, Vinton, Meigs, Athens
Highway system
SR 123 SR 125
US 24 OH-24 (1920).svg SR 25

State Route 124 (SR 124) is an east–west state highway in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its western terminus is at State Route 134 nearly 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Martinsville, and its eastern terminus is near the unincorporated village of Torch at the concurrency of U.S. Route 50, State Route 7, and State Route 32 in extreme southeastern Athens County. The road passes through numerous villages along its route, many of them economically depressed. State Route 124 has the longest concurrency of state routes in Ohio, running concurrent with State Route 32 for 35½ miles. The road was recently rerouted in 2003 following the extension of U.S. Route 33 to the Ravenswood Bridge.

History[edit]

  • 1926 – Original route certified; originally routed from Hillsboro to 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Portland along the former State Route 24 alignment.[2]
  • 1934 – Extended to Portland.[2]
  • 1935 – Extended to 1-mile (1.6 km) east of Coolville along a previously unnumbered road from Portland to Long Bottom, a former alignment of State Route 248 from Long Bottom to Reedsville, a previously unnumbered road from Reedsville to Hockingport, and along the current State Route 144 from Hockingport to 1-mile (1.6 km) east of Coolville.[2]
  • 1936 – Rerouted to its current eastern terminus along a previously unnumbered road (this alignment was State Route 144 before 1926); Hockingport to 1-mile (1.6 km) east of Coolville certified as State Route 144.[2]
  • 1938 – Extended to its current western terminus along a previously unnumbered road; rerouted from Great Bend to 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Portland along the current State Route 338; former alignment from Great Bend to 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Portland certified as State Route 338.[2]
  • 1941 – State Route 124 and State Route 338 alignments from Great Bend to 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Portland reverted to previous and current routings.[2]
  • 1934 – Extended to Portland.[2]
  • 1969 – Joined with State Route 7 along Pomeroy bypass.[3]
  • 1974 – 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Jasper to Jasper upgraded to divided highway.[4]
  • 1984 – Joined by State Route 32 from 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Jasper to Roads.[4]
  • unknown – Givens to Roads upgraded to divided highway[citation needed].
  • 1997 – Jasper to Givens upgraded to divided highway.[4]
  • 2003 – Routed along the former U.S. Route 33 alignment from 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Pomeroy to 1-mile (1.6 km) east of Pomeroy; routed along a former alignment of State Route 338 from Racine to Great Bend; former State Route 124 alignment from Racine to Great Bend decertified[citation needed].
  • 2009 - Routed along Athens County Road 62 (Youba Ridge Rd.) from Hockingport to a new eastern terminus near Torch. The former section from Hockingport to Little Hocking had been permanently closed in 2005 due to a landslide.[5]

Before 1926[edit]

Major junctions[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Clinton Clark Township 0.00 0.00 SR 134
Highland Hillsboro 10.38 16.70 US 50 west (West Main Street) Western end of US 50 concurrency
10.74 17.28 SR 73 north (Elm Street) Western end of SR 73 concurrency
10.87 17.49 US 68 / SR 73 south / SR 138 (High Street) Eastern end of SR 73 concurrency
11.30 18.19 US 50 east (Chillicothe Avenue) Eastern end of US 50 concurrency
Marshall Township 18.76 30.19 SR 506 east / Main Street Western terminus of SR 506
Brush Creek Township 26.86 43.23 SR 41 north – Bainbridge, Fort Hill State Memorial Western end of SR 41 concurrency
Sinking Spring 27.85 44.82 SR 41 south / Water Street – Serpent Mound Eastern end of SR 41 concurrency
Pike SunfishPebble
township line
43.01 69.22 SR 772 north – Lake White State Park Western end of SR 772 concurrency
Newton Township 45.25 72.82 SR 32 west / SR 772 south (James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway) – Cincinnati Eastern end of SR 772 concurrency; western end of SR 32 concurrency
48.95 78.78 SR 104 – Portsmouth, Waverly
Seal Township 50.38–
50.51
81.08–
81.29
US 23 – Portsmouth, Chillicothe Interchange
53.80 86.58 SR 220 west / CR 18 (Schuster Road) Eastern terminus of SR 220
Marion Township 61.10 98.33 SR 335 – Beaver, Stockdale
Jackson Scioto Township 69.11 111.22 SR 776 – Jackson
Franklin Township 72.07 115.99 SR 139 – Minford, Jackson
Lick Township 74.34–
74.64
119.64–
120.12
SR 93 (Main Street) – Jackson, Oak Hill Interchange
75.18–
75.66
120.99–
121.76
US 35 – Gallipolis, Chillicothe Interchange
Milton Township 80.59–
80.74
129.70–
129.94
SR 32 east (James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway) / SR 327 north – Athens, Wellston Interchange; eastern end of SR 32 concurrency; western end of SR 327 concurrency
81.20 130.68 SR 327 south / CR 78 (Fairgreens Road) Eastern end of SR 327 concurrency
Vinton Wilkesville 93.36 150.25 SR 160 north (Main Street) – Hamden Western end of SR 160 concurrency
96.63 155.51 SR 160 south (Mill Street) – Vinton, Gallipolis Eastern end of SR 160 concurrency
Meigs Salem Township 101.56 163.44 SR 325 south – Vinton Northern terminus of SR 325
Salisbury Township 110.73 178.20 SR 7 south – Gallipolis Western end of SR 7 concurrency
111.76 179.86 SR 143 north – Harrisonville Southern terminus of SR 143
114.05–
114.72
183.55–
184.62
US 33 / SR 7 north / SR 833 begins – Athens, Columbus, Ravenswood, W.Va. Interchange; eastern end of SR 7 concurrency; western end of SR 833 concurrency
Pomeroy 116.25 187.09 SR 733 east (Chester Road) Western terminus of SR 733
116.49 187.47 SR 833 south (Main Street) Eastern end of SR 833 concurrency
Lebanon Township 139.86 225.08 US 33 – Pomeroy, Ravenswood, W.Va. to I‑77
Olive Township 151.51 243.83 SR 248 west – Chester Eastern terminus of SR 248
156.39 251.69 SR 681 west Eastern terminus of SR 681
Athens Troy Township 161.61 260.09 SR 144 north – Coolville Southern terminus of SR 144
165.51 266.36 US 50 / SR 7 / SR 32 (James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Route 124 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived December 27, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Route 7 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived March 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c Route 32 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived May 25, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ http://www.wtap.com/home/headlines/70228362.html
  6. ^ Explanation of the Ohio State Highway System (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived November 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.