Ohio State Route 15

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State Route 15 marker

State Route 15
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 102.32 mi[1] (164.67 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
East end: US 23 / SR 103 near Carey
  US 68 in Findlay
I-75 in Findlay
US 224 in Findlay
US 127 near Bryan
US 6 near Bryan
US 20A near Montpelier
I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike near Montpelier
US 20 in Pioneer
North end: M-99 near Pioneer
Location
Counties: Williams, Defiance, Putnam, Hancock, Wyandot
Highway system
SR 14 SR 16
US 22 OH-22 (1920).svg US 23

State Route 15 (SR 15) is a north–south/east–west route in northwestern Ohio. Its southern (eastern) terminus is at its interchange with U.S. Route 23/State Route 103 near Carey, and its northern (western) terminus is at the Michigan state line north of Pioneer, where the route continues in Michigan as M-99. The route is bannered east–west from Carey to Bryan, and is bannered north–south from there to the Michigan state line.

State Route 15 is an expressway for its southernmost 19 miles (31 km): 2 miles (3.2 km) as a concurrency with Interstate 75, 3 miles (4.8 km) as a concurrency with U.S. Route 68, and the final 14 miles (23 km) as a stand-alone freeway until its junction with U.S. Route 23. The final 17 miles (27 km) are part of a heavily traveled corridor providing the most direct route between Detroit, Toledo, Findlay, Marion and Columbus.

Eastern terminus near Carey

History[edit]

State Route 15 was certified in 1923, along the current U.S. Route 322, which replaced it in 1926.

In 1926 the designation was reapplied to a route from Carey to the Indiana state line. In 1929 it was rerouted to Bryan, replacing parts of State Route 9. It replaced the rest of State Route 9 in 1931, rerouted along its current route to the Michigan state line.

In 1966, State Route 15 was rerouted on an expressway from Interstate 75 in Findlay to U.S. Route 23 in Carey, its new southern (eastern) terminus. The highway runs a few miles south of its previous routing, which was recertified as State Route 568 the same year.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Wyandot Carey 0.00 0.00 US 23 / SR 103 – Columbus, Toledo Eastern terminus of OH 15
Hancock Vanlue 4.83 7.77 SR 330 north Southern terminus of OH 330
Marion Township 9.97 16.05 SR 37 – Delaware, Findlay
Findlay 14.22 22.88 US 68 south – Kenton Eastern end of US 68 concurrency
16.97 27.31 156 I-75 south / US 68 – Cincinnati, Lima Southern end of I-75 concurrency; northern terminus of US 68
157 SR 12
19.68 31.67 159 I-75 north / US 224 east – Toledo, Findlay, Tiffin Northern end of I-75 concurrency; eastern end of US 224 concurrency
Blanchard Township SR 186 north – McComb Northern terminus of OH 186
SR 235 – Ada, McComb
Putnam Ottawa 40.48 65.15 US 224 west / SR 65 south / SR 109 – Van Wert, Lima Western end of US 224 concurrency; southern end of OH 65 concurrency; southern terminus of OH 109
40.95 65.90 SR 65 north / SR 109 north Northern end of OH 65/OH 109 concurrency
Greensburg Township 46.23 74.40 SR 108 north – Napoleon Southern terminus of OH 108
Palmer Township 50.36 81.05 SR 115 south – Kalida Northern terminus of OH 115
50.93 81.96 SR 613
Monroe Township 55.38 89.13 SR 634 south – Continental Northern terminus of OH 634
Defiance Defiance 67.47 108.58 SR 18 east Eastern end of OH 18 concurrency
67.96 109.37 SR 66 south – Delphos Southern end of OH 66 concurrency
68.10 109.60 SR 111 south Northern terminus of OH 111
68.74 110.63 SR 66 north Northern end of OH 66 concurrency
69.75 112.25 US 24 – Toledo, Fort Wayne
71.02 114.30 SR 18 west Northern end of OH 18 concurrency
Ney 79.73 128.31 SR 249 west Eastern terminus of OH 249
Williams Pulaski Township US 127 south – Van Wert Southern end of US 127 concurrency
US 6 / SR 2 west – Edgerton, Napoleon Southern end of OH 2 concurrency
Bryan SR 2 east / SR 34 Northern end of OH 2 concurrency
US 127 north – West Unity Northern end of US 127 concurrency
Jefferson Township US 20A east / SR 107 west – Toledo, Montpelier Southern end of US 20A concurrency; eastern terminus of OH 107
Holiday City I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike – Toledo, South Bend
Madison Township US 20A east Northern end of US 20A concurrency
Pioneer US 20 – Toledo, Angola
Madison Township M-99 north – Hillsdale Michigan state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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