Ohio State Route 4

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State Route 4 marker

State Route 4
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 207.22 mi[1] (333.49 km)
Existed: 1912 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 42 in Cincinnati
 
North end: US 6 / SR 101 in Sandusky
Location
Counties: Hamilton, Butler, Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Champaign, Union, Delaware, Marion, Crawford, Seneca, Huron, Erie
Highway system
SR 3 SR 5
US 52 OH-52 (1920).svg SR 53
State Route 4 concurrent with State Routes 19 and 100 near Bucyrus

State Route 4 (SR 4), formerly known as Inter-county Highway 4 until 1921[2] and State Highway 4 in 1922,[3] is a major north–south state highway in Ohio. It is the fifth longest state route in Ohio. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 42 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 6 in Sandusky, Ohio. Its path is nearly ruler-straight for many miles. Some portions of the route are still marked as Dixie Highway. The northern portion was constructed by the Columbus and Sandusky Turnpike Company, see Turnpike Lands.

Route description[edit]

State Route 4 begins in Cincinnati, running through Dayton, then joining Interstate 70, with which it runs concurrently for over three miles. The route then goes through Springfield and continues to Marion. It then travels to Bucyrus, finally heading northeast to Sandusky, where it ends.

History[edit]

  • 1912 – Route ran from Sandusky to Columbus
  • 1924 – Route extended south from Columbus on former SH 5, following current US 23 alignment from Portsmouth to Waldo, and current SR 423 from Waldo to Marion.[4]
  • 1926 – Alignment from Portsmouth to Marion certified as US 23; SR 4 realigned south of Marion to its current southern terminus in Cincinnati, replacing the former SR 6 from Cincinnati to Middletown, the former SR 52 from Middletown to 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Milford Center, and the former SR 38 from Marysville to Marion.[4]
  • 1959 – Alignment from Dayton to Springfield rerouted and upgraded to freeway; segment through Fairborn around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base designated as SR 444.[4]
  • 1967 – Segment from SR 201 to SR 444 upgraded to freeway.[4]
  • 2011 – Dayton segment is rerouted via I-75

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Hamilton Cincinnati 0.00 0.00 US 42 (Reading Road)
1.20 1.93 SR 562 (Norwood Lateral Expressway)
2.49 4.01 SR 561 east (E. Seymour Avenue)
2.66 4.28 I-75 (Mill Creek Expressway) – Dayton I-75 exit 9
Glendale 7.54 12.13 SR 747 north (Congress Avenue)
Springdale 9.94 16.00 I-275 – Dayton, Indianapolis I-275 exit 41
Butler Fairfield 12.41 19.97
SR 4 Byp. north / Ross Road
Southern end of bypass route
Hamilton 18.46 29.71 SR 129 (High Street)
Fairfield Township 21.24 34.18
SR 4 Byp. south
Northern end of bypass route
Liberty Township 24.31 39.12 SR 747 south – Springdale
Lemon Township 26.13 42.05 SR 63 east – Monroe, Lebanon Interchange
28.71 46.20 SR 73 west – Trenton, Oxford Southern end of SR 73 overlap
Middletown 31.19 50.20 SR 122 west (Second Avenue) Southern end of SR 122 overlap
31.25 50.29 SR 122 east (First Avenue) Northern end of SR 122 overlap
32.75 52.71 SR 73 east (N. Verity Parkway) Northern end of SR 73 overlap
Montgomery German Township 38.99 62.75 SR 123 south – Carlisle, Franklin
Germantown 39.93 64.26 SR 725 west – Germantown, Gratis Southern end of SR 725 overlap
41.48 66.76 SR 725 east – Miamisburg Northern end of SR 725 overlap
Dayton 49.84 80.21 US 35 west – Eaton Interchange; southern end of US 35 overlap
51.56 82.98 James H. McGee Boulevard
52.63 84.70 52 I-75 south / US 35 east – Xenia, Cincinnati Northern end of US 35 overlap; southern end of I-75 overlap
53.13–
53.48
85.50–
86.07
53 Third Street / Second Street / Salem Avenue / First Street
54.34 87.45 54A SR 48 (Main Street) / Grand Avenue
54.29–
54.93
87.37–
88.40
I-75 north – Toledo Northern end of I-75 overlap; SR 4 north follows exit 54B
54.97 88.47 Webster Street / Keowee Street north Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
55.21 88.85 Keowee Street south Southbound exit and northbound entrance only
55.45–
55.53
89.24–
89.37
SR 201 (Valley Street) / SR 202 (Troy Street)
56.38 90.73 Stanley Avenue / Findlay Street
58.46 94.08 Harshman Road
59.95 96.48 SR 444 north / Valley Street – Fairborn
Huber Heights 64.04 103.06 SR 235 south (Chambersburg Road) Southern end of SR 235 overlap
65.40 105.25 41 I-70 west / SR 235 north – New Carlisle, Indianapolis Northern end of SR 235 overlap; southern end of I-70 overlap
Clark Mad River Township 68.51 110.26 44 I-675 south / Spangler Road – Medway, Cincinnati Northern end of I-675; I-675 exit 26
70.86 114.04 47 I-70 east – Columbus Northern end of I-70 overlap; exit 47 eastbound and exit 48 westbound (via Enon Road) on I-70
Bethel Township 72.30 116.36 Enon, Donnelsville
73.99 119.08 SR 369 north (Lower Valley Pike)
Springfield Township 76.43 123.00 Lower Valley Pike Southbound exit and northbound entrance only
76.74 123.50 US 40 west – Donnelsville Southbound exit and northbound entrance only
77.16 124.18 US 68 – Xenia, Urbana Interchange
Springfield 79.19 127.44 SR 41 north to SR 72 (Yellow Springs Road) Southern end of SR 41 overlap
79.86 128.52 SR 72 (Spring Street) No access from northbound lanes
80.15 128.99 US 40 east / SR 41 south Northern end of US 40 and SR 41 overlaps
Moorefield Township 85.06 136.89 SR 334 west Eastern end of SR 334
Champaign Union Township 91.61 147.43 SR 54 – Catawba, Urbana
94.55 152.16 SR 56
Mechanicsburg 97.72 157.27 SR 29 / SR 559 north (Main Street)
Goshen Township 101.69 163.65 SR 161 west Southern end of SR 161 overlap
Union Union Township 103.12 165.96 SR 161 east – Plain City Northern end of SR 161 overlap
105.06 169.08 US 36 west – Urbana Southern end of US 36 overlap
Paris Township 112.95 181.78 US 33 west – Bellefontaine Southern end of US 33 overlap
113.29 182.32 SR 245 west Eastern end of SR 245
Marysville 114.85 184.83 SR 31 – Kenton
Paris Township 115.34 185.62 US 33 east / US 36 east – Delaware, Columbus Northern end of US 33 and US 36 overlaps
Leesburg Township 122.84 197.69 SR 347 – Raymond, Delaware
125.77 202.41 SR 37 east – Magnetic Springs Southern end of SR 37 overlap
Claibourne Township 126.73 203.95 SR 37 west – Richwood Northern end of SR 37 overlap
Delaware Thompson Township 130.67 210.29 SR 47 west – Richwood Southern end of SR 47 overlap
Marion Prospect Township 131.34 211.37 SR 47 east – Prospect Northern end of SR 47 overlap
ProspectPleasant
township line
134.23 216.02 SR 203 – Prospect
Marion 141.50 227.72 SR 4 south / SR 423 south (S. Prospect Street) Directional split begins; northbound traffic follows State Street to Patten Street
141.69 228.03 SR 423 south Southern end of SR 423 overlap
142.06 228.62 SR 739 north Eastern end of SR 739; one-way couplet
142.24 228.91 SR 95 east / SR 309 east (Church Street) One-way couplet
142.33 229.06 SR 95 west / SR 309 west / SR 739 south (Center Street)
143.09 230.28 SR 4 south / SR 423 south (Klerx Avenue) Directional split ends; southbound traffic follows Klerx Avenue to Prospect Street
Marion Township 144.54 232.61 SR 423 north Northern end of SR 423 overlap
Grand Prairie Township 147.85 237.94 US 23 – Upper Sandusky, Delaware
Crawford Dallas Township 152.82 245.94 SR 294 – Monnett, Wyandot
Bucyrus 159.65 256.93 SR 98 south (S. Sandusky Avenue) Southern end of SR 98 overlap
160.52 258.33 SR 19 south / SR 100 south (E. Perry Street) Southern end of SR 19 and SR 100 overlaps
160.72 258.65 SR 98 north (Plymouth Street) Northern end of SR 98 overlap
Holmes TownshipBucyrus
municipal line
161.52 259.94 US 30 – Upper Sandusky, Mansfield
162.07 260.83 SR 19 north / SR 100 north Northern end of SR 19 and SR 100 overlaps
Chatfield 170.22 273.94 SR 103 west – Sycamore Southern end of SR 103 overlap
Chatfield Township 171.29 275.66 SR 103 east – New Washington Northern end of SR 103 overlap
Seneca Attica 178.65 287.51 US 224 (Tiffin Street)
Reed Township 183.01 294.53 SR 162 – Republic, North Fairfield
SenecaHuron
county line
ThompsonSherman
township line
186.64 300.37 SR 269 north – Bellevue
Huron Sherman Township 188.70 303.68 SR 547 – Monroeville
Lyme Township 193.30 311.09 US 20 / SR 18 – Bellevue, Norwalk
194.66 313.27 SR 113 – Bellevue, Milan
Erie Groton Township 198.76 319.87 I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike Turnpike exit 110
199.67 321.34 SR 99 south – Monroeville
Perkins Township 203.42 327.37 SR 2 – Toledo, Cleveland, Cedar Point
Sandusky 207.22 333.49 US 6 / SR 101 west (Washington Street) Northern end of SR 4 and eastern end of SR 101
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

State Route 4 Bypass[edit]


State Route 4 Bypass
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Existed: 1971–present
Map of SR 4 By-Pass

State Route 4 By-Pass (SR 4B or SR 4 Bypass) is a 5.97-mile-long (9.61 km)[5] north–south state highway through Butler County in the western part of the state. The route runs from SR 4 in Fairfield to SR 4 in Fairfield Township north of the Hamilton city limits.

SR 4B begins at a quadrant roadway intersection with SR 4 (Dixie Highway) and Ross Road in eastern Fairfield. Here, the connector road is located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection. The route travels north as a divided four-lane road first crossing over a CSX railroad and intersecting Port Union Road. The next three intersections SR 4B has (from south to north Symmes Road, Tylersville Road, and Hamilton Mason Road) are superstreet intersections that opened in 2012. The roadway briefly expands to three lanes in each direction between Symmes Road and Tylersville Road as it crosses over a Norfolk Southern railroad. This segment also features the Fairfield-Hamilton city boundary. After the Hamilton Mason Road intersection, SR 4B comes to a diamond interchange with SR 129 (Butler County Veterans Highway). North of Hamilton Princeton Road, the route shrinks to an undivided two-lane road, passes under an overpass carrying Milliken Road, and ends at a signalized intersection with SR 4.[6] The entirety of SR 4B is included as a part of the National Highway System.[7]

SR 4B was constructed in the early 1970s by ODOT to allow for easier travel between Cincinnati and Middletown.[8][9][10] In the 1990s, the Butler County Transportation Improvement District (BCTID) was formed to help address traffic congestion along the fully two-lane bypass route. Construction started on the widening of SR 4B in 2010 which included the widening of the road from the southern terminus to SR 129, the widening of three bridges, and the creation of three superstreet and one quadrant roadway intersections.[8] Construction of the expanded roadway finished in August 2012 and the BCTID is continuing to study the option of widening SR 4B north of SR 129.[11]

Major junctions[edit]

The entire route is in Butler County.

Location mi[5] km Destinations Notes
Fairfield 0.00 0.00 SR 4 (Dixie Highway) / Ross Road
Fairfield Township 4.35 7.00 SR 129 (Butler County Veterans Highway) to I-75 – Dayton, Cincinnati, Hamilton Interchange
5.97 9.61 SR 4 (Hamilton Middletown Road) / Indian Meadows Drive – Hamilton, Middletown
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Roadway Description Inventory Report - DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. March 6, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  2. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (September 1921). Highway Map of Ohio Showing Conditions for Travel (MrSID) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (April 1922). Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways and Indicating System Constructed Under Administration of Gov. Harry L. Davis (MrSID) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 
  4. ^ a b c d Route 4 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived October 30, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b ODOT. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 4-B, Butler County" (PDF). Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Google (January 5, 2014). "Overview of SR 4-B" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. October 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "State Route 4 Bypass Widening". Butler County Transportation Improvement District. November 17, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ 1969 Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by P.E. Masheter, Director. Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ 1971 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by J. Phillip Richley, Director. ODOH. 1971. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Bypass 4 Widening Project Overview". Bypass 4 - The City of Fairfield. Retrieved January 5, 2014.