Ohio State Route 49

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State Route 49 marker

State Route 49
Route of SR 49 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length 153.06 mi[1] (246.33 km)
Existed 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end US 35 in Trotwood
  I-70 in Dayton
I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike near Columbia
North end M-49 near Cooney
Location
Counties Montgomery, Miami, Darke, Mercer, Van Wert, Paulding, Defiance, Williams
Highway system
SR 48US 50

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.

Route description[edit]

Along SR 49 at its intersection with SR 705 in northwestern Darke County
The intersection of Washington Street, Martin Street, and Broadway (SR 49, SR 121, and SR 571) in Greenville

SR 49's southern terminus is west of Dayton, at the intersection of U.S. Route 35 and West Third Street in Drexel.[2] 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",[3][4] 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.[2]

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.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6][7] 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.[8][9][10] All of SR 51 was then renumbered to SR 49 in 1935 extending the route from downtown Dayton to Michigan.[11][12] 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.[13][14] The old routing through Arcanum became SR 49 Alternate.[15]

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.[16] A new four-lane highway through Trotwood[17] was partially completed in 1994 between Free Pike and Salem Avenue with the new road being designated SR 49 Future.[16] 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.[18] The old route to Dayton was designated SR 49-J indicating that it was being prepared for abandonment.[19][18][20] The old segment of SR 49 along Salem Avenue was finally deleted from the state highway system in the summer of 2004.[21][22]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
MontgomeryTrotwood0.000.00 US 35 (West 3rd Street) – Eaton, Dayton
ClaytonEnglewood
city line
8.87–
9.37
14.27–
15.08
26 I-70 east – DaytonSouthern end of I-70 concurrency; access from northbound SR 49 to westbound I-70 / from SR 49 southbound to eastbound I-70 only
Clay TownshipClayton
municipal line
10.7317.2724 I-70 west – IndianapolisNorthern end of I-70 concurrency; access from northbound SR 49 to westbound I-70 / from SR 49 southbound to eastbound I-70 only
Clay Township12.0019.31 US 40 (National Road) – Englewood, Lewisburg
MiamiUnion Township16.0225.78 SR 721 north – Potsdam, LauraSouthern terminus of SR 721
DarkeMonroe Township17.3827.97 SR 722 west / CR 21 (Castine Gordon Road) – Gordon, IthacaEastern terminus of SR 722
Twin Township22.9937.00
SR 49 Alt. north / CR 82 (Pitsburg Laura Road) – Arcanum, Pitsburg
Southern terminus of SR 49 Alt.
Van Buren Township25.6341.25
SR 49 Alt. south / CR 34 (Arcanum Bears Mill Road)
Northern terminus of SR 49 Alt.
Greenville Township30.72–
30.92
49.44–
49.76
US 36 / US 127Interchange
Greenville33.0753.22 SR 121 south (Jefferson Street) / Sweitzer StreetSouthern end of SR 121 concurrency
33.7954.38 SR 571 east (Martin Street) to US 36Southern end of SR 571 concurrency
34.0654.81 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
34.3555.28 SR 118 north (Broadway)Northern end of SR 118 concurrency
34.7455.91 SR 571 westNorthern end of SR 571 concurrency
Brown Township43.0469.27 SR 47 – Union City, Ansonia
Mississinawa Township51.5782.99 SR 705 east / CR 19 (New Weston Fort Laramie Road) – New WestonWestern terminus of SR 705
MercerFort Recovery57.1591.97 SR 119 (East Butler Street)
Washington Township62.0299.81 SR 219
66.57107.13 SR 29 – Celina, Bryant, Ind.
Black Creek Township74.12119.28 SR 707
Van WertWillshire80.48129.52 US 33 eastSouthern end of US 33 concurrency
80.68129.84 US 33 west / SR 81 west (Walcott Street) / State StreetNorthern end of US 33 concurrency; southern end of SR 81 concurrency
Willshire Township80.77129.99 SR 81 eastNorthern end of SR 81 concurrency
Harrison Township87.97141.57 US 224 west – Decatur, Ind.Southern end of US 224 concurrency
91.60147.42 US 224 east / CR 55 (Convoy Heller Road) – Van WertNorthern end of US 224 concurrency
Tully Township97.75157.31 US 30 east / CR 55 (Convoy Heller Road) – Van WertSouthern end of US 30 concurrency
99.09159.47 US 30 west / Payne Road – Fort Wayne, Ind.Northern end of US 30 concurrency
PauldingBenton Township SR 114
107.35172.76 SR 500 westSouthern end of SR 500 concurrency
Payne107.65173.25 SR 613 west (Townline Street)Southern end of SR 613 concurrency
107.77173.44 SR 500 east / SR 613 east (Merrin Street)Northern end of SR 500 / SR 613 concurrency
Harrison Township111.69179.75 SR 111 – Paulding
Carryall Township113.97–
114.10
183.42–
183.63
US 24 – Defiance, Fort Wayne, Ind.Exit 3 (US 24)
DefianceHicksville122.66197.40 SR 2 west (West High Street) / Specerville StreetSouthern end of SR 2 concurrency
122.97197.90 SR 18 west (Main Street)Southern end of SR 18 concurrency
123.39198.58 SR 18 east (Defiance Avenue)Northern end of SR 18 concurrency
124.04199.62 SR 2 eastNorthern end of SR 2 concurrency
Milford Township129.51208.43 SR 249 – Bryan
WilliamsEdgerton134.03215.70 US 6 west (West Vine Street)Southern end of US 6 concurrency
134.09215.80 US 6 east (Indiana Street)Northern end of US 6 concurrency
Edon142.29228.99 SR 34 (Indiana Street)
Florence Township144.29232.21 SR 107 east / CR L – Montpelier, West UnityWestern terminus of SR 107
Northwest Township147.33–
147.47
237.10–
237.33
I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike – Toledo, Indiana Toll Road, ChicagoInterchange; toll road
147.77237.81 US 20 west / T-70 – Angola, Ind.Southern end of US 20 concurrency
148.78239.44 US 20 east / CR 71 – FayetteNorthern end of US 20 concurrency
153.06246.33 M-49 north – CamdenMichigan state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

SR 49 Alternate[edit]


State Route 49 Alternate
Location Arcanum
Length 4.09 mi[1] (6.58 km)
Existed 1962–present
Map of SR 49 Alt.
Arcanum municipal building

State Route 49 Alternate (SR 49 Alt., officially designated SR 49A[1]) 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.[23]

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.[14][15]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Darke County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Twin Township0.000.00 SR 49 / CR 82 east (Pitsburg Lauren Road) – Dayton, Pitsburg
Van Buren Township4.096.58 SR 49 / CR 34 north (Ancanum Bears Mill Road) – Greenville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 16, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Google (August 23, 2014). "Ohio State Route 49" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Mong, Cathy (August 29, 1999). "Northwest Connector Ready To Go". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Ali, Derek (August 31, 1999). "Connector Opens Today". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  5. ^ "5533.60 Joseph Guy LaPointe, Jr. memorial parkway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. April 7, 2003. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. Ohio Division of Highways. 1926. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  7. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. ODOH. 1927. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1931. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  9. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1932. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  10. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1933. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  11. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Highway System (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by O.W. Merrell, Director. ODOH. 1934. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  12. ^ Official 1935 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by John Jaster, Jr., Director. ODOH. 1935. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  13. ^ Ohio Official Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by E.S. Preston, Director. ODOH. 1959. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  14. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1961. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  15. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1962. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  16. ^ a b "1994 MONTGOMERY CO AVERAGE 24-HR TRAFFIC VOLUME" (PDF). 1994. pp. 4–5. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  17. ^ Hempel, Fred J.; Allen, Robert A., Jr., eds. (August 27, 1991). Turner Road Extension, Wolf Road Intersection to Trotwood Connector, Dayton: Final Environmental Impact Statement. Federal Highway Administration / Ohio Department of Transportation / United States Army Corps of Engineers. FHWA-OH-EIS-87-O1-F. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  18. ^ a b "1999 MONTGOMERY CO AVERAGE 24-HR TRAFFIC VOLUME" (PDF). 1999. pp. 4–5. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  19. ^ Staff. "Straight Line Diagram legend" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  20. ^ "State of Ohio - Department of Transportation - SR 49-J Straight Line Diagram" (PDF). ODOT. January 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 6, 2003. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  21. ^ "Straight line diagram list, Routes 41-89". ODOT. Archived from the original on July 11, 2004. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  22. ^ "Straight line diagram list, Routes 41-89". ODOT. Archived from the original on September 24, 2004. Retrieved August 23, 2014.
  23. ^ Google (August 23, 2014). "Ohio State Route 49 Alternate" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 23, 2014.

External links[edit]

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