Ohio State Route 4
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||207.22 mi (333.49 km)|
|Existed:||1912 – present|
|South end:||US 42 in Cincinnati|
|North end:||US 6 / SR 101 in Sandusky|
|Counties:||Hamilton, Butler, Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Champaign, Union, Delaware, Marion, Crawford, Seneca, Huron, Erie|
State Route 4 (SR 4), formerly known as Inter-county Highway 4 until 1921 and State Highway 4 in 1922, 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1959 – Alignment from Dayton to Springfield rerouted and upgraded to freeway; segment through Fairborn around Wright-Patterson Air Force Base designated as SR 444.
- 1967 – Segment from SR 201 to SR 444 upgraded to freeway.
- 2011 – Dayton segment is rerouted via I-75
|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|
SR 4 Byp. north / Ross Road
|Southern end of bypass route|
|Hamilton||18.46||29.71||SR 129 (High Street)|
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||Third Street / Second Street / Salem Avenue / First Street|
|54.34||87.45||54A||SR 48 (Main Street) / Grand Avenue|
|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|
|—||SR 201 (Valley Street) / SR 202 (Troy Street)|
|56.38||90.73||—||Stanley Avenue / Findlay Street|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
State Route 4 By-Pass (SR 4B or SR 4 Bypass) is a 5.97-mile-long (9.61 km) 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. The entirety of SR 4B is included as a part of the National Highway System.
SR 4B was constructed in the early 1970s by ODOT to allow for easier travel between Cincinnati and Middletown. 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. 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.
The entire route is in Butler County.
|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
Route map: Google
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ohio State Route 4.|
- "Roadway Description Inventory Report - DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. March 6, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- Route 4 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson[unreliable source] Archived October 30, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.
- ODOT. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 4-B, Butler County" (PDF). Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- Google (January 5, 2014). "Overview of SR 4-B" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. October 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- "State Route 4 Bypass Widening". Butler County Transportation Improvement District. November 17, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- 1969 Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by P.E. Masheter, Director. Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
- 1971 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by J. Phillip Richley, Director. ODOH. 1971. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
- "Bypass 4 Widening Project Overview". Bypass 4 - The City of Fairfield. Retrieved January 5, 2014.