Ohio State Route 2

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State Route 2 marker

State Route 2
Route of SR 2 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 227.26 mi[2] (365.74 km)
Existed: 1912[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 37 near Hicksville
 
East end: US 20 in Painesville Township
Location
Counties: Defiance, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake
Highway system
SR 1 SR 3
US 23 SR 23 US 24

State Route 2 (SR 2), formerly known as Inter-county Highway 2 until 1921[3] and State Highway 2 in 1922,[4] 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).

Route description[edit]

It passes through Bryan, Wauseon (where it briefly becomes a couplet[5]), 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".[6] and on September 22, 2005 was designated a National Scenic Byway[7] 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.[8] 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.

Naming[edit]

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.[9]

The section of State Route 2 that runs through Willoughby is named "Brian Montgomery Memorial Highway"[10] in honor of a Marine Lance Corporal that was killed in the Iraq War in August 2005.[11]

Western terminus of SR 2
Eastern terminus of SR 2

Gallery[edit]

History[edit]

  • 1912: Intercounty Highway 2 runs from Cleveland to the Pennsylvania state line.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 1940: SR 18 alignment removed from SR 2 alignment west of Hicksville.[13]
  • 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 86 in Painesville; Euclid-to-Painesville alignment upgraded to freeway.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 1968: From SR 163 to 9 miles (14 km) west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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.[13]
  • 1977: From SR 83 to Rocky River upgraded to freeway and dually certified with I-90.[13]
  • August 30, 1990: From Huron to Ceylon upgraded to freeway.[14]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Exit[15] Destinations Notes
Defiance Hicksville Township 0.00 0.00 SR 37 south Indiana state line; SR 37 continues to the southwest
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 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
Toledo 75.37 121.30 US 20
79.39 127.77 US 24
80.95 130.28 SR 25 to I-75 Anthony Wayne Trail, former US 25
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; double trumpet interchange
125B Bay Shore Road Double trumpet interchange
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 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 Brownhelm Township Lorain Service Plaza / Rest Area
Vermillion 158 Vermilion Road / Sunnyside Road Exit numbered only on eastbound side
160 To Ohio Turnpike Baumhart Road
Amherst 163 North Lake Street / Oak Point Road
164.43 264.62 164 SR 58 – Amherst, Lorain
Lorain 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
155 Nagel Road
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 237 south (West Clifton Boulevard) Western end of US 20 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 237
Cleveland Western end of freeway
191 Lake Avenue / West Boulevard Ramps being rebuilt; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
West 73rd Street Access to West 73rd Street opened December 12, 2015;[16]
exit formerly known as Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island
193.54 311.47 West 45th Street Eastbound exit and entrance; ramps being rebuilt[17]
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 SR 3 (unsigned); eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastbound entrance in planning stages[18]
194 West 28th Street – Flats West Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; entrance to be closed to reroute entrance trafic via 45th. [19]
Main Avenue Bridge over the Cuyahoga River
194 Lakeside Avenue / West 6th Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
195B West 3rd Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
195A East 9th Street – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
City of Cleveland Parking Eastbound entrance; former exit removed after 1979[20]
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 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 from I-90 via exit 174B; eastbound and westbound entrance via eastbound I-90 from the Innerbelt
196C South Marginal Road Eastbound exit, exit follows SR 2 numbering
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
Bratenahl 178 Eddy Road
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 / 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 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes[edit]

SR 2 Temporary[edit]

Temporary plate.svg
OH-2 (1960).svg

State Route 2 Temporary
Location: Cleveland
Existed: 1941–1967
  • 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.

SR 2C[edit]

State Route 2C
Location: Port Clinton
Existed: 1967–present

SR 2D[edit]

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OH-2.svg

State Route 2D
Location: Wauseon
Existed: 1972–present
  • State Route 2D is part of a couplet in Wauseon, Ohio that is signed as State Route 2.[5][22] SR 2D is signed as SR 2 westbound,[22][23] while SR 2 is signed as SR 2 eastbound,[24] (except west of East Elm Street, where SR 2D meets SR 2 at its western terminus[25]). The route ends at the corner of East Linfoot Street and North Shoop Avenue.[22]

Cultural references[edit]

In the 2014 film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is used to depict a freeway in Washington, D.C.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ohio State Highway Department (1912). Highway Map of Ohio (MrSID) (Map). Columbus: Ohio State Highway Department. OCLC 13716556. 
  2. ^ a b Mileages retrieved from Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams unless otherwise noted.
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (September 1921). Highway Map of Ohio (Map). Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (April 1922). Map of Ohio State Highways (MrSID) (Map). Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 
  5. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 2D, Fulton County" (PDF). Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lake Erie Ohio Coastal Trail". [full citation needed]
  7. ^ "National Scenic Byway". [full citation needed]
  8. ^ "Great Lakes Circle". [full citation needed]
  9. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.66[full citation needed]
  10. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.63.2[full citation needed]
  11. ^ "Willoughby Family Mourns Loss of Marine Son". Cleveland: WEWS-TV. August 3, 2005. Archived from the original on November 5, 2005. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Pages: Official Transportation Maps". Ohio Department of Transportation. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Simpson, John. "Route 2". The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site. Archived from the original on February 5, 2005. [self-published source]
  14. ^ Thoma, Pauline (August 31, 1990). "Celeste opens Huron Bypass". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved October 7, 2012. (subscription required (help)). 
  15. ^
  16. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation District 12 (December 12, 2015). "West 73rd St Extension Opens link to Lake Erie on Cleveland's West Side" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  17. ^ http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/ClevelandUrbanCoreProjects/LakefrontWest/ProjectGroups/Pages/WestShorewayW28thW45thStreets.aspx
  18. ^ http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/ClevelandUrbanCoreProjects/LakefrontWest/ProjectGroups/Pages/WestShorewayW28thW45thStreets.aspx
  19. ^ http://www.dot.state.oh.us/projects/ClevelandUrbanCoreProjects/LakefrontWest/ProjectGroups/Pages/WestShorewayW28thW45thStreets.aspx
  20. ^ "Cleveland Historical Maps (1979)". peoplemaps.esri. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  21. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for SR 2C
  22. ^ a b c Google (October 28, 2015). "Eastern Terminus of SR 2D" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  23. ^
  24. ^
  25. ^ Google (October 28, 2015). "Western Terminus of SR 2D" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  26. ^ O'Connor, Clint (March 28, 2014). "Cleveland Is All Over 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved August 28, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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