Ohio State Route 72

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State Route 72 marker

State Route 72
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 53.27 mi[1] (85.73 km)
Existed: 1923 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 62 near Highland
  I-71 near Bowersville
I-70 near Springfield
US 40 / SR 4 / SR 41 in Springfield
North end: SR 334 near Springfield
Location
Counties: Highland, Clinton, Greene, Clark
Highway system
SR 71 I-73

State Route 72 (SR 72) is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is at US 62 near Highland, and its northern terminus is at SR 334 just north of Springfield. As it travels through Springfield, Ohio, it is known as Limestone Street.[2]

Northbound near Sabina, Ohio

History[edit]

Prior to receiving the designation of SR 72, the route of what is now SR 72 was included within the state highway system in 1915 along various routes.[3][4] The Penn Township–Springfield routes were unified as SR 72 in 1923 routed mostly along the same roads it runs today.[5][6] The only major change that occurred to the highway's routing happened around 1972 when US 68 was routed out of Springfield on a freeway west of the city. SR 72 was extended north along the former US 68 to end north of the city.[7][8] The interchange that currently serves as SR 334's western terminus was SR 72's northern terminus at first but was truncated to its current terminus by 2003.[9][10]

Major junctions[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Highland Penn Township 0.00 0.00 US 62 – Leesburg, Hillsboro
Highland 3.98 6.41 SR 28 west (Main Street) / New Lexington Avenue Southern end of SR 28 concurrency
Fairfield Township 4.56 7.34 SR 28 east Northern end of SR 28 concurrency
Clinton Wayne Township 11.08 17.83 SR 729 – Sabina
Richland Township 14.85 23.90 US 22 / SR 3 – Sabina, Washington Court House, Wilmington
Greene Jefferson Township 21.00 33.80 I-71 – Columbus, Cincinnati Exit 58 (I-71)
Jamestown 28.23 45.43 SR 734 east (Washington Street) Western terminus of SR 734
JamestownSilvercreek Township
municipal line
29.03 46.72 US 35 – Washington Court House, Dayton Interchange
Cedarville 35.72 57.49 US 42 south (West Xenia Avenue) – Wilberforce Southern end of US 42 concurrency
35.87 57.73 US 42 north (Chillicothe Street) Northern end of US 42 concurrency
Clifton 39.73 63.94 SR 343 west (North Street) – John Bryan State Park Eastern terminus of SR 343
Clark SpringfieldSpringfield Township
municipal line
46.37 74.63 I-70 – Columbus, Indianapolis Exit 54 (I-70)
Springfield 48.65 78.29 East Main Street to US 40 east / SR 4 north / SR 41 south
48.83 78.58 US 40 west / SR 4 south / SR 41 north (East North Street) One-way pair
Moorefield Township 52.72–
53.25
84.84–
85.70
SR 334 to SR 4 / US 68 / CR 68 (Urbana Road) – Marysville Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ Google (February 9, 2014). "Ohio State Route 72" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ Map of Ohio Showing Main Market Roads and Inter-County Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by James R. Marker, State Highway Commissioner. Ohio State Highway Department. 1914. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing Main Market Roads and Inter-County Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by Clinton Cowen, State Highway Commissioner. Ohio State Highway Department. 1915. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Map of Ohio State Highways Showing All Improved Roadways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by E.C. Blosser. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1922. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by L.A. Boulay, Director. ODOH. 1923. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ 1971 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by J. Phillip Richley, Director. Ohio Department of Highways. 1971. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ 1972 Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by J. Phillip Richley, Director. Ohio Department of Highways. 1972. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "1998 Clark Co. Average 24-Hour Volume" (PDF). ODOT. 1998. p. 5. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2003 Clark Co. Average 24-Hour Volume" (PDF). ODOT. 2003. p. 5. Retrieved February 9, 2014.