Ohio State Route 124

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State Route 124 marker

State Route 124
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length165.51 mi[1] (266.36 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end SR 134 near Martinsville
 
East end US 50 / SR 7 / SR 32 near Torch
Location
CountiesClinton, Highland, Pike, Jackson, Vinton, Meigs, Athens
Highway system
SR 123SR 125
US 24OH-24 (1920).svgUS 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].
  • 2004 - Routed along State Route 327 alignment from 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Wellston at interchange with State Route 32 to intersection at Roads.[5]
  • 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.[6]

Before 1926[edit]

Major junctions[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ClintonClark Township0.000.00 SR 134
HighlandHillsboro10.3816.70 US 50 west (West Main Street)Western end of US 50 concurrency
10.7417.28 SR 73 north (Elm Street)Western end of SR 73 concurrency
10.8717.49 US 68 / SR 73 south / SR 138 (High Street)Eastern end of SR 73 concurrency
11.3018.19 US 50 east (Chillicothe Avenue)Eastern end of US 50 concurrency
Marshall Township18.7630.19 SR 506 east / Main StreetWestern terminus of SR 506
Brush Creek Township26.8643.23 SR 41 north – Bainbridge, Fort Hill State MemorialWestern end of SR 41 concurrency
Sinking Spring27.8544.82 SR 41 south / Water Street – Serpent MoundEastern end of SR 41 concurrency
PikeSunfishPebble
township line
43.0169.22 SR 772 north – Lake White State ParkWestern end of SR 772 concurrency
Newton Township45.2572.82 SR 32 west / SR 772 south (James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway) – CincinnatiEastern end of SR 772 concurrency; western end of SR 32 concurrency
48.9578.78 SR 104 – Portsmouth, Waverly
Seal Township50.38–
50.51
81.08–
81.29
US 23 – Portsmouth, ChillicotheInterchange
53.8086.58 SR 220 west / CR 18 (Schuster Road)Eastern terminus of SR 220
Marion Township61.1098.33 SR 335 – Beaver, Stockdale
JacksonScioto Township69.11111.22 SR 776 – Jackson
Franklin Township72.07115.99 SR 139 – Minford, Jackson
Lick Township74.34–
74.64
119.64–
120.12
SR 93 (Main Street) – Jackson, Oak HillInterchange
75.18–
75.66
120.99–
121.76
US 35 – Gallipolis, ChillicotheInterchange
Milton Township80.59–
80.74
129.70–
129.94
SR 32 east (James A. Rhodes Appalachian Highway) / SR 327 north – Athens, WellstonInterchange; eastern end of SR 32 concurrency; western end of SR 327 concurrency
81.20130.68 SR 327 south / CR 78 (Fairgreens Road)Eastern end of SR 327 concurrency
VintonWilkesville93.36150.25 SR 160 north (Main Street) – HamdenWestern end of SR 160 concurrency
96.63155.51 SR 160 south (Mill Street) – Vinton, GallipolisEastern end of SR 160 concurrency
MeigsSalem Township101.56163.44 SR 325 south – VintonNorthern terminus of SR 325
Salisbury Township110.73178.20 SR 7 south – GallipolisWestern end of SR 7 concurrency
111.76179.86 SR 143 north – HarrisonvilleSouthern 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
Pomeroy116.25187.09 SR 733 east (Chester Road)Western terminus of SR 733
116.49187.47 SR 833 south (Main Street)Eastern end of SR 833 concurrency
Lebanon Township139.86225.08 US 33 – Pomeroy, Ravenswood, W.Va. to I‑77
Olive Township151.51243.83 SR 248 west – ChesterEastern terminus of SR 248
156.39251.69 SR 681 westEastern terminus of SR 681
AthensTroy Township161.61260.09 SR 144 north – CoolvilleSouthern terminus of SR 144
165.51266.36 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:

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. ^ "ODOT District 9 Major New Program" (PDF). ODOT District 9. August 5, 2008. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.wtap.com/home/headlines/70228362.html
  7. ^ 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.