Ohio State Route 49
Route of SR 49 highlighted in red
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length||153.06 mi (246.33 km)|
|Existed||1926 – present|
|South end||US 35 in Trotwood|
I-70 in Dayton|
I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike near Columbia
|North end||M-49 near Cooney|
|Counties||Montgomery, Miami, Darke, Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams|
State Route 49 (SR 49) is a state highway in the western part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It begins in Drexel, an area within the city of Trotwood, at US 35 and runs northwesterly to Greenville, and then runs roughly along near the western edge of the state near the Indiana state line to the Michigan state line where it meets with Michigan's M-49.
SR 49's southern terminus is west of Dayton, at the intersection of U.S. Route 35 and West Third Street in Drexel. Both Drexel (a census-designated place) and the intersection straddle the border between Trotwood and Montgomery County's Jefferson Township. The roadway carrying SR 49 continues southward (signed "east") from this intersection as US 35 (designated "C. J. McLin Jr. Parkway"), a limited-access expressway into downtown Dayton. (Westbound US 35 proceeds along West Third Street)
SR 49 continues north from US 35 through Trotwood along a roadway locally called the "Northwest Connector" or the "Trotwood Connector", then turns onto Salem Avenue, which crosses into Clayton. The route then briefly travels through Englewood, straddles the Englewood-Clayton line, again crosses into Clayton, then the ramps to and from Interstate 70 cross into Englewood and back into Clayton. SR 49 is then concurrent with I-70 for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) through Clayton. SR 49 then exits from I-70 at ramps passing from Clayton into Clay Township, Montgomery County. The route then continues north to Greenville, Fort Recovery, Willshire, Convoy, Payne, Antwerp, Hicksville, Edgerton and Edon. SR 49 then interchanges with the Ohio Turnpike at that highway's first interchange east of the Indiana-Ohio state line. SR 49 terminates at the Ohio-Michigan state line where it continues north as Michigan State Highway 49.
A portion of SR 49 in Montgomery County has been designated the "Joseph G. LaPointe Jr. Memorial Highway", in honor of the United States Army medic who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War.
SR 49 was first designated along its current route between US 30 in Van Wert County and the Michigan state line in 1927 having replaced a discontinuous section of SR 51. In 1932, the route was slightly extended south to Convoy two miles (3.2 km) south of US 30 before absorbing SR 51 south to Greenville the next year. All of SR 51 was then renumbered to SR 49 in 1935 extending the route from downtown Dayton to Michigan. No major changes would occur to the routing until around 1960 when a part of SR 49 was rerouted on a new expressway segment of US 40 south and west of Clayton (now partly I-70) and the route through southern Darke County was straightened to bypass Arcanum. The old routing through Arcanum became SR 49 Alternate.
The most recent change to SR 49 occurred in the 1990s. Before 1999, SR 49 began in downtown Dayton at SR 4 and SR 48. It traveled west along First Street and Monument Avenue, crossing under I-75, and over the Great Miami River. The eastbound and westbound directions merged at the intersection of Salem and Riverview avenues before it traveled northwest out of the city on Salem Avenue. A new four-lane highway through Trotwood was partially completed in 1994 between Free Pike and Salem Avenue with the new road being designated SR 49 Future. By 1999, the new highway between US 35 and Salem Avenue was complete and SR 49 was rerouted out of Dayton to run on this new road. The old route to Dayton was designated SR 49-J indicating that it was being prepared for abandonment. The old segment of SR 49 along Salem Avenue was finally deleted from the state highway system in the summer of 2004.
|Montgomery||Trotwood||0.00||0.00||US 35 (West 3rd Street) – Eaton, Dayton|
|26||I-70 east – Dayton||Southern end of I-70 concurrency; access from northbound SR 49 to westbound I-70 / from SR 49 southbound to eastbound I-70 only|
|10.73||17.27||24||I-70 west – Indianapolis||Northern end of I-70 concurrency; access from northbound SR 49 to westbound I-70 / from SR 49 southbound to eastbound I-70 only|
|Clay Township||12.00||19.31||US 40 (National Road) – Englewood, Lewisburg|
|Miami||Union Township||16.02||25.78||SR 721 north – Potsdam, Laura||Southern terminus of SR 721|
|Darke||Monroe Township||17.38||27.97||SR 722 west / CR 21 (Castine Gordon Road) – Gordon, Ithaca||Eastern terminus of SR 722|
SR 49 Alt. north / CR 82 (Pitsburg Laura Road) – Arcanum, Pitsburg
|Southern terminus of SR 49 Alt.|
|Van Buren Township||25.63||41.25|
SR 49 Alt. south / CR 34 (Arcanum Bears Mill Road)
|Northern terminus of SR 49 Alt.|
|US 36 / US 127||Interchange|
|Greenville||33.07||53.22||SR 121 south (Jefferson Street) / Sweitzer Street||Southern end of SR 121 concurrency|
|33.79||54.38||SR 571 east (Martin Street) to US 36||Southern end of SR 571 concurrency|
|34.06||54.81||SR 118 begins / SR 121 north / SR 502 west (Main Street)||Northern end of SR 121 concurrency; southern end of SR 118 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 502; traffic circle|
|34.35||55.28||SR 118 north (Broadway)||Northern end of SR 118 concurrency|
|34.74||55.91||SR 571 west||Northern end of SR 571 concurrency|
|Brown Township||43.04||69.27||SR 47 – Union City, Ansonia|
|Mississinawa Township||51.57||82.99||SR 705 east / CR 19 (New Weston Fort Laramie Road) – New Weston||Western terminus of SR 705|
|Mercer||Fort Recovery||57.15||91.97||SR 119 (East Butler Street)|
|Washington Township||62.02||99.81||SR 219|
|66.57||107.13||SR 29 – Celina, Bryant, Ind.|
|Black Creek Township||74.12||119.28||SR 707|
|Van Wert||Willshire||80.48||129.52||US 33 east||Southern end of US 33 concurrency|
|80.68||129.84||US 33 west / SR 81 west (Walcott Street) / State Street||Northern end of US 33 concurrency; southern end of SR 81 concurrency|
|Willshire Township||80.77||129.99||SR 81 east||Northern end of SR 81 concurrency|
|Harrison Township||87.97||141.57||US 224 west – Decatur, Ind.||Southern end of US 224 concurrency|
|91.60||147.42||US 224 east / CR 55 (Convoy Heller Road) – Van Wert||Northern end of US 224 concurrency|
|Tully Township||97.75||157.31||US 30 east / CR 55 (Convoy Heller Road) – Van Wert||Southern end of US 30 concurrency|
|99.09||159.47||US 30 west / Payne Road – Fort Wayne, Ind.||Northern end of US 30 concurrency|
|Paulding||Benton Township||SR 114|
|107.35||172.76||SR 500 west||Southern end of SR 500 concurrency|
|Payne||107.65||173.25||SR 613 west (Townline Street)||Southern end of SR 613 concurrency|
|107.77||173.44||SR 500 east / SR 613 east (Merrin Street)||Northern end of SR 500 / SR 613 concurrency|
|Harrison Township||111.69||179.75||SR 111 – Paulding|
|US 24 – Defiance, Fort Wayne, Ind.||Exit 3 (US 24)|
|Defiance||Hicksville||122.66||197.40||SR 2 west (West High Street) / Specerville Street||Southern end of SR 2 concurrency|
|122.97||197.90||SR 18 west (Main Street)||Southern end of SR 18 concurrency|
|123.39||198.58||SR 18 east (Defiance Avenue)||Northern end of SR 18 concurrency|
|124.04||199.62||SR 2 east||Northern end of SR 2 concurrency|
|Milford Township||129.51||208.43||SR 249 – Bryan|
|Williams||Edgerton||134.03||215.70||US 6 west (West Vine Street)||Southern end of US 6 concurrency|
|134.09||215.80||US 6 east (Indiana Street)||Northern end of US 6 concurrency|
|Edon||142.29||228.99||SR 34 (Indiana Street)|
|Florence Township||144.29||232.21||SR 107 east / CR L – Montpelier, West Unity||Western terminus of SR 107|
|I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike – Toledo, Indiana Toll Road, Chicago||Interchange; toll road|
|147.77||237.81||US 20 west / T-70 – Angola, Ind.||Southern end of US 20 concurrency|
|148.78||239.44||US 20 east / CR 71 – Fayette||Northern end of US 20 concurrency|
|153.06||246.33||M-49 north – Camden||Michigan state line|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
SR 49 Alternate
|Length||4.09 mi (6.58 km)|
State Route 49 Alternate (SR 49 Alt., officially designated SR 49A) is a 4.09-mile-long (6.58 km) alternate route to SR 49 in southern Darke County. The route travels in an L-shape, and serves the community of Arcanum. SR 49 Alt. has its southern terminus at SR 49 approximately 1.75 miles (2.82 km) east of the village. It travels west into Arcanum, then turns north and proceeds to its northern terminus where it meets SR 49 again 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the village limits.
SR 49 Alt. was established in 1962. Prior to this year, mainline SR 49 followed the entirety of SR 49 Alt. through Arcanum. In 1962, SR 49 was re-routed onto the more linear alignment that it utilizes today to the northeast of Arcanum between the endpoints of SR 49 Alt. Consequently, the SR 49 Alt. designation was applied to this former mainline alignment of SR 49.
The entire route is in Darke County.
|Twin Township||0.00||0.00||SR 49 / CR 82 east (Pitsburg Lauren Road) – Dayton, Pitsburg|
|Van Buren Township||4.09||6.58||SR 49 / CR 34 north (Ancanum Bears Mill Road) – Greenville|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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