Ohio State Route 2
Route of SR 2 highlighted in red
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length||227.13 mi (365.53 km)|
|West end||SR 37 near Hicksville|
|East end||US 20 in Painesville Township|
|Counties||Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake|
State Route 2 (SR 2), formerly known as Inter-county Highway 2 until 1921 and State Highway 2 in 1922, is an east–west highway crossing most of northern Ohio. Its western terminus is at the Indiana state line near Hicksville where the route becomes Indiana State Road 37 which continues to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The eastern terminus of the route is in Painesville Township in Lake County at U.S. Route 20 (US 20).
It passes through Bryan, Wauseon (where it briefly becomes a couplet), and enters greater Toledo west of its interchange with the Ohio Turnpike. It continues east from greater Toledo and soon parallels Lake Erie, becoming a freeway near Port Clinton. From Oregon to Sandusky SR 2 is part of 293 miles (472 km) of the highway designated the "Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail". and on September 22, 2005 was designated a National Scenic Byway. From Toledo to Sandusky the highway is also part of and designated the Lake Erie Circle Tour that is also part of the 6,500-mile (10,500 km) "Great Lakes Circle". It then passes Sandusky, where it meets U.S. Route 250 and U.S. Route 6, and separates from the lakeshore as a freeway, and traverses rural Erie County before entering Lorain County. Near Elyria, it joins Interstate 90, whose route it shares to Rocky River, where it follows State Route 254 along Detroit Road into Lakewood. Here it again joins U.S. 6, as well as U.S. Route 20 on Clifton Blvd. It then becomes part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in Cleveland, joining I-90 again near Burke Lakefront Airport. These two highways split near Euclid, and State Route 2 continues along the Lakeland Freeway to Painesville, feeding into U.S. 20 eastbound. State Route 2 serves as an access route to lakeshore attractions on Lake Erie from Toledo and Cleveland and as an alternative to the Ohio Turnpike.
The stretch of SR 2 from Toledo to Sandusky passes several attractions. The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is just east of SR 19 in Carroll Township. It sits on 733 acres (297 ha) along with the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station.
SR 2 is the lowest numbered state route in Ohio. Ohio State Route 1 was decommissioned in 1965.
The section of State Route 2 that runs through Erie County is called the "Jackie Mayer Miss America Highway" and is named for Jackie Mayer, a former Miss America who was born and raised in Sandusky.
This section is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (October 2010)
- 1912: Intercounty Highway 2 runs from Cleveland to the Pennsylvania state line.
- 1923: Route is extended to follow current US 6 alignment from the Indiana state line to Bryan, and current SR 51 and US 20 from Toledo to the Pennsylvania state line.
- 1926–1927: Rerouted from Toledo to Cleveland along previous SR 23 alignment from Toledo to Port Clinton, previously unnumbered route from Port Clinton to 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Sandusky, and previous SR 12 from 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Sandusky to Cleveland. Cleveland-to-Pennsylvania alignment certified as US 20.
- 1931: Extended east to Willoughby along previously unnumbered route (St. Clair).
- 1931–1932: Western terminus shortened to Bryan, Bryan to Indiana state line certified as US 6
- 1936: Extended to Indiana state line via the former SR 108 alignment from Hicksville to Bryan, and the former SR 18 alignment from the Indiana state line to Hicksville, with which it was dually certified along this route until 1940.
- 1939: SR 18 alignment removed from SR 2 alignment west of Hicksville.
- 1939: Route extended east to Lost Nation Road in Willoughby.
- 1941: SR 2 from West 6th to East 9th moved from Lakeside Avenue to the Lakefront Highway, later called the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. Lakeside certified as SR 2 temporary.
- 1962: Extended east to SR 283 in Painesville; Euclid-to-Painesville alignment upgraded to freeway.
- 1967: 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky to 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway, and rerouted on the bypass around Sandusky on former US 6 alignment.
- 1967: Route extended to its current eastern terminus at US 20 in Painesville Township
- 1968: From SR 163 to 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway.
- 1970: From 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amherst to SR 83 (SR 76 at that time) upgraded to freeway; from 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Amherst to SR 83 dually certified with I-90.
- 1973–1975: OH 2 Alt is deleted as discontinuous sections of Route 2 are moved from US 6 to I-90.
- 1976: From Ceylon to 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amherst upgraded to freeway.
- 1977: From SR 83 to Rocky River upgraded to freeway and dually certified with I-90.
- August 30, 1990: From Huron to Ceylon upgraded to freeway.
This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.
|Defiance||Hicksville Township||0.00||0.00||SR 37 south||Continuation into Indiana|
|Hicksville||2.35||3.78||SR 49 south||Southern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|2.66||4.28||SR 18 west||Southern end of SR 18 concurrency|
|3.07||4.94||SR 18 east||Northern end of SR 18 concurrency|
|3.67||5.91||SR 49 north||Northern end of SR 49 concurrency|
|Farmer Township||11.22||18.06||SR 249 west||Western end of SR 249 concurrency|
|13.23||21.29||SR 249 east||Eastern end of SR 249 concurrency|
|Williams||Center Township||16.65||26.80||SR 576 north||Southern terminus of SR 576|
|17.92||28.84||US 6 west||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|Pulaski Township||20.35||32.75|| US 6 east|
US 127 south / SR 15 south
|Eastern end of US 6 concurrency; southern end of US 127/SR 15 concurrency|
|Bryan||21.39||34.42|| US 127 north / SR 15 north|
SR 34 west
|Northern end of US 127/SR 15 concurrency; western end of SR 34 concurrency|
|Springfield Township||29.90||48.12|| SR 34 east|
SR 191 south
|Eastern end of SR 34 concurrency; southern end of SR 191 concurrency|
|Stryker||31.78||51.14||SR 191 north||Northern end of SR 191 concurrency|
|Fulton||Archbold||38.03||61.20||SR 66 south||Southern end of SR 66 concurrency|
|German Township||39.64||63.79||SR 66 north||Northern end of SR 66 concurrency|
|Wauseon||SR 2D east||Western terminus of SR 2D; eastbound unsigned|
|48.82||78.57||SR 108 south||Southern end of SR 108 concurrency|
|SR 2D west||Eastern terminus of SR 2D; signed as SR 2 westbound|
|50.42||81.14||US 20A west / SR 108 north||Northern end of SR 108 concurrency; western end of US 20A concurrency|
|York Township||55.44||89.22||SR 109 north||Western end of SR 109 concurrency|
|Delta||57.22||92.09||SR 109 south||Eastern end of SR 109 concurrency|
|Swanton||63.42||102.06||SR 64 north (Main Street)||Western end of SR 64 concurrency|
|Lucas||Swanton Township||64.14||103.22||SR 64 south (Waterville–Swanton Road)||Eastern end of SR 64 concurrency|
|65.89||106.04||US 20A east / SR 295 south (Wilkins Road)||Eastern end of US 20A concurrency; western end of SR 295 concurrency|
|66.68||107.31||SR 295 north (Berkey–Southern Road)||Eastern end of SR 295 concurrency|
|Monclova Township||67.60||108.79||I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike||Exit 52 on I-80/I-90/Ohio Tpk.|
|Springfield Township||73.92||118.96||I-475 / US 23||Exit 8 on I-475/US 23|
|79.39||127.77||US 24||former US 25|
|80.95||130.28||SR 25 to I-75||Anthony Wayne Trail, formerly US 24|
|82.26||132.38||SR 51 north (Summit Street) / SR 65 north||Western end of SR 51/SR 65 concurrency|
|82.62||132.96||Anthony Wayne Bridge over Maumee River|
|83.06||133.67||SR 65 south (Oak Street)||Eastern end of SR 65 concurrency|
|83.51||134.40||SR 51 south (Woodville Road)||Eastern end of SR 51 concurrency|
|Oregon||84.90||136.63||I-280 / LECT north||Western end of LECT concurrency; exit 7 on I-280|
|Ottawa||Benton Township||99.30||159.81||SR 579 west (Williston Road)||Eastern terminus of SR 579|
|101.06||162.64||SR 590 south||Northern terminus of SR 590|
|Carroll Township||105.01||169.00||SR 19 south||Northern terminus of SR 19|
|Erie Township||114.21||183.80||SR 358 south||Northern terminus of SR 358|
|Rest Area (at grade intersection)|
|Western end of freeway section|
|115.49||185.86||115||SR 163 – Oak Harbor, Genoa||Eastbound entrance and westbound exit|
|Bay Township||117.54||189.16||117||SR 53 south – Fremont||Western end of SR 53 concurrency|
|Portage Township||121.33||195.26||121||SR 163 – Port Clinton, Catawba Island||Double trumpet interchange; signed as 121A (west) and 121B (east); via unsigned SR 2C|
|123.74||199.14||124||SR 53 north – Catawba Island||Eastern end of SR 53 concurrency|
|Danbury Township||124.82||200.88||125A||SR 269 north – Lakeside, Marblehead||Northern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|125B||Bay Shore Road||Access to Bay Shore Road from SR 269|
|Sandusky Bay||126.45||203.50||Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge|
|Erie||Margaretta Township||128.34||206.54||—||SR 269 south – Castalia, Bay View||Southern end of SR 269 concurrency|
|Sandusky||130.75||210.42||—||US 6 / LECT east – Sandusky, Fremont||Eastern terminus of LECT concurrency|
|Margaretta Township||132.70||213.56||—||SR 101 – Castalia, Sandusky||Eastern terminus of SR 101|
|Perkins Township||134.58||216.59||—||SR 4 to Ohio Turnpike – Bucyrus, Sandusky|
|138.45||222.81||—||US 250 – Norwalk, Sandusky|
|Huron||141.87||228.32||—||US 6 west (Rye Beach Road)||Western end of US 6 concurrency|
|142.84||229.88||—||US 6 east – Huron||Eastern end of US 6 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Huron Township||144.76||232.97||—||SR 13 – Huron, Norwalk|
|Berlin Township||147.14||236.80||—||Berlin Road|
|148.67||239.26||148||SR 61 – Berlin Heights||Exit numbered only on westbound side|
|Vermilion Township||156.02||251.09||156||SR 60 – Wakeman, Vermillion|
|Lorain Service Plaza / Rest Area|
|Vermillion||158.39||254.90||158||Vermilion Road / Sunnyside Road||Exit numbered only on eastbound side|
|160.21||257.83||160||To Ohio Turnpike Baumhart Road|
|Amherst||162.73||261.89||163||North Lake Street / Oak Point Road|
|164.43||264.62||164||SR 58 – Amherst, Lorain|
|Lorain||166.55||268.04||166||Middle Ridge Road / Broadway Avenue|
|Elyria Township||168.15||270.61||—||I-90 west (Ohio Turnpike Connector) to I-80 / Ohio Turnpike west – Toledo||Western end of I-90 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-90 exit 144|
|Elyria||169.39||272.61||145||SR 57 to I-80 / Ohio Turnpike – Elyria, Lorain||Exit numbers follow I-90 west of the turnpike|
|Sheffield||171.84||276.55||148||SR 254 – Sheffield, Avon|
|Avon||175.01||281.65||151||SR 611 – Avon, Sheffield|
|176.74||284.44||153||SR 83 – Avon, Avon Lake|
|Cuyahoga||Westlake||156||Crocker Road / Bassett Road|
|183.08||294.64||159||SR 252 Columbia Road|
|160||Clague Road||Westbound exit, eastbound entrance|
|Rocky River||185.29||298.20||I-90 east (Northwest Freeway) / SR 254 west (Detroit Road)||Eastern end of I-90 concurrency; western end of SR 254 concurrency; no access to I-90 eastbound from SR 2 westbound|
|Eastern end of freeway section|
|186.63||300.35||SR 254 east||Eastern end of SR 254 concurrency|
|186.95||300.87||—||US 6 west / LECT||Interchange; western end of US 6 and LECT concurrency; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance|
|Lakewood||187.81||302.25||US 20 west / SR 113 west / SR 237 south (West Clifton Boulevard)||Western end of US 20 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 113; northern terminus of SR 237|
|Cleveland||Western end of freeway|
|—||Lake Avenue / West Boulevard||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|—||West 73rd Street||Access to West 73rd Street opened December 12, 2015;|
exit formerly known as Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island
|193.54||311.47||—||West 45th Street||Eastbound exit and entrance|
|193||West 49th Street||Westbound exit and entrance|
|193.86||311.99||193B|| US 6 east / US 20 east to US 42|
(West 25th Street)
|Eastern end of US 6/US 20 concurrency; to US 6 alt & SR 3 (unsigned); eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastbound entrance in planning stages|
|193.8||311.9||194||West 28th Street – Flats West||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; entrance to be closed to reroute entrance traffic via 45th.|
|Main Avenue Bridge over the Cuyahoga River|
|194.65||313.26||194||Lakeside Avenue / West 6th Street||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|194.65||313.26||195B||West 3rd Street||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|195.31||314.32||195A||East 9th Street – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
|City of Cleveland Parking||Eastbound entrance; former exit removed after 1979|
|195B||City of Cleveland Parking||Eastbound exit and entrance, first exit|
|195A||City of Cleveland Parking – Amtrak Station||Eastbound exit and entrance, second exit|
|196B||I-90 west to I-71 / I-77 south – Toledo, Columbus||Eastbound exit|
|196.17||315.71||196||South Marginal Road||Westbound exit and entrance|
|196.61||316.41||—||I-90 west to I-71 / I-77 south – Toledo, Columbus||Western end of I-90 westbound concurrency; westbound exit and entrance from I-90 via exit 174B; eastbound entrance via eastbound I-90 from the Innerbelt|
|196C||South Marginal Road||Eastbound exit|
|Western end of eastbound concurrency with I-90|
|175||East 55th Street / Marginal Roads||Exit numbers west of Dead Man's Curve follow I-90|
|176||SR 283 west (East 72nd Street)||Western end of SR 283 concurrency|
|177||Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard|
|202.30||325.57||179||SR 283 east / LECT (Lakeshore Boulevard)||Eastern end of SR 283 and LECT concurrencies; eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Cleveland||180||East 140th Street / East 152nd Street||Signed as exits 180A (East 140th Street) and 180B (East 152nd Street) eastbound|
|181||East 156th Street||Westbound entrance and exit|
|182A||East 185th Street|
|182B||East 200th Street|
|Euclid||183||East 222nd Street|
|184||SR 175 (East 260th Street) / Babbitt Road||Signed as exit 184B eastbound; Babbitt Rd. not signed eastbound|
|207.79||334.41||207||I-90 east to I-271 south – Erie Pa.||Left exit westbound; exit numbers follow SR 2 in Lake County; eastern end of I-90 concurrency; exit 185 on I-90 westbound|
|Lake||Wickliffe||208.74||335.93||208||Lloyd Road ( SR 633) – Wickliffe||Access via Lakeland Boulevard|
|210.21||338.30||210||East 305th Street – Willowick|
|Eastlake||211.62||340.57||211||SR 91 – Eastlake|
|Willoughby||212.40||341.82||212||SR 640 (Vine Street) – Willoughby|
|213.82||344.11||213||Lost Nation Road|
|Mentor||215.34||346.56||215||SR 306 to US 20 – Kirtland, Mentor-on-the-Lake|
|217.95||350.76||217||SR 615 – Mentor|
|221.02||355.70||220||SR 44 north (Heisley Road) – Grand River||Western end of SR 44 concurrency|
|Painesville Township||221.94||357.18||221||SR 44 south to I-90 – Chardon||Eastern end of SR 44 concurrency|
|Painesville||223.16||359.14||223||SR 283 to SR 535 – Painesville, Fairport Harbor|
|Painesville Township||225.92||363.58||225||SR 535 (Fairport Nursery Road)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|227.26||365.74||227||US 20 east – Ashtabula|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
SR 2 Temporary
- State Route 2 temporary was a designation that ran from West 6th to East 9th along Lakeside ave. in downtown Cleveland. The designation was added when the final alignments of SR 2 were moved to the then new Lakeside Highway, later referred to as the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. The route's eastern terminus was moved to Public Square via Ontario St. in 1957.
|State Route 2C|
- State Route 2C is an unsigned connecting road that runs from State Route 163 to State Route 2 and State Route 53 near Port Clinton in Ottawa County, Ohio. State Route 2C was constructed as an access road for the SR 2–SR 163 interchange.
- State Route 2D is part of a couplet in Wauseon, Ohio that is signed as State Route 2. SR 2D is signed as SR 2 westbound, while SR 2 is signed as SR 2 eastbound, (except west of East Elm Street, where SR 2D meets SR 2 at its western terminus). The route ends at the corner of East Linfoot Street and North Shoop Avenue.
Wide variant of State Route 2 signage at US 6 in Bryan
SR 2 in Bryan
SR 2 in Farmer
US 20A / SR 2 in Delta
US 20A / SR 2 along the North Star BlueScope Steel mill located southwest of Delta
US 127 / SR 2 / SR 15 in Bryan
Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in 2013
Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in 1973 (Former parking lot exit pictured)
Abandoned stretch of SR 2 in Gordon Park
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