Ohio State Route 159

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State Route 159 marker

State Route 159
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 30.91 mi[3] (49.74 km)
Existed: 1923[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 23 Bus. / US 50 / SR 104 in Chillicothe
North end: US 22 near Lancaster
Location
Counties: Ross, Pickaway, Fairfield
Highway system
SR 158 SR 160

State Route 159 (SR 159) is a northeast-southwest state highway (signed north–south) in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is in Chillicothe at the U.S. Route 50 and State Route 104 concurrency; its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 22 approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast Lancaster.

History[edit]

SR 159 was original signed in 1923, on much of its current alignment.[1][2] In 1927 the route was extended south to US 23, along the alignment of former State Route 27.[4][5] The first section of road paved was in 1933 and it was a section from the southern terminus to Meade.[6][7] In 1935 the second section was paved between Meade and Tarlton.[8][9] The final section of the roadway was paved between Tarlton and the northern terminus, in 1938.[10][11] The route was extended north to its current terminus along the former alignment of U.S. Route 22, in 1971.[12][13] In 1972 the highway was extended south to its current terminus along the former alignment of U.S. Route 23.[13][14]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Ross Chillicothe 0.00 0.00
US 23 Bus. south / US 50 / SR 104 (South Bridge Street / Main Street)
Southern end of US 23 Business concurrency
1.01 1.63 US 35 – Jackson, Washington Court House Interchange
Springfield Township 3.73 6.00
US 23 / US 23 Bus. ends – Portsmouth, Columbus
Northern end of US 23 Business concurrency and northern terminus of US 23 Business; interchange
Green Township 6.52 10.49 SR 180 east Western terminus of SR 180
Pickaway Pickaway Township 11.10 17.86 SR 361 north Southern terminus of SR 361
Salt Creek Township 16.30 26.23 SR 56 – Laurelville, Circleville
Fairfield Hocking Township 30.91 49.74 US 22 (Cincinnati-Zanesville Road SW) – Lancaster
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1922. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1923. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1926. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1927. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1932. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1933. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1934. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1935. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1938. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  12. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1971. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  14. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1972. Retrieved February 21, 2013.