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Ohio State Route 85

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State Route 85 marker

State Route 85
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 2.66 mi[1] (4.28 km)
Existed: 1923 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 6 / SR 7 in Andover
East end: PA 285 near Andover
Counties: Ashtabula
Highway system
SR 84 SR 86

State Route 85 (SR 85, OH 85) is an east–west state highway in the northeastern Ohio. The western terminus of SR 85 is in the center of Andover where it intersects U.S. Route 6 (US 6) and SR 7. Its eastern terminus is just over 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of Andover at the Pennsylvania State Line in the middle of the Pymatuning Causeway, where Pennsylvania Route 285 (PA 285) continues east.

The shortest of three state routes that lie completely within Ashtabula County, the current SR 85 is a fraction of the route it was when first designated in the mid-1920s, when it ran from Euclid to Andover and onto the Pymatuning Causeway. When US 6 was designated in Ohio in the early 1930s, SR 85 was at first co-signed with the U.S. highway from Euclid to Andover, but by the late 1930s, the SR 85 shields were removed from this stretch of roadway, leaving just the stretch of highway that exists today.

Route description[edit]

Traffic volume on State Route 85
County Log Point Volume
0.03 6,660
1.00 4,340
2.016 3,180

The entirety of SR 85 is situated in the eastern portion of Ashtabula County. No part of SR 85 is included within the National Highway System, a system of routes deemed most important for the economy, defense and mobility of the country.[3]

SR 85 begins at an intersection with US 6 and SR 7 at a rectangular traffic circle that encircles Andover Township Park in downtown Andover. The two-lane state highway, which runs generally due east for its entire length, departs from the intersection and passes through a primarily commercial stretch of roadway to the point where it crosses the village limits of Andover, and enters into Andover Township. The tree-lined highway passes a mix of businesses and residences before reaching a signalized intersection with Pymatuning Lake Road, a road that follows the western edge of the Pymatuning Reservoir and connects SR 85 with the facilities of Pymatuning State Park.[4] East of the traffic light, SR 85 traverses the Pymatuning Causeway, which crosses the middle of the Pymatuning Reservoir.[5] Approximately halfway across the causeway, the roadway hits the Pennsylvania state line. At that point, SR 85 comes to an end, and PA 285 picks up the rest of the route across the causeway.[1][4]

Eastern terminus of Ohio State Route 85


SR 85 was first designated around 1923, running from SR 2 in Euclid, to its current eastern terminus at PA 285.[6][7] When US 6 was routed into Ohio in 1932, it was routed via the stretch of SR 85 between Euclid and Andover.[8][9] For the six years following, US 6 and SR 85 were run concurrently along that stretch of roadway. By 1938, SR 85 was truncated to its current routing between Andover and the connection to Pennsylvania Route 285 on the Pymatuning Causeway, leaving US 6 to be the lone route running between Euclid and Andover.[10][11]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Ashtabula County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Andover 0.00 0.00 US 6 / SR 7 (North Main Street / West Main Street / South Main Street)
Pymatuning Reservoir 1.32–
Pymatuning Causeway[5]
2.66 4.28 PA 285 east Pennsylvania state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Transportation Information Mapping System". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  3. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  4. ^ a b Google (October 27, 2015). "Ohio State Route 85" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Pymatuning State Park (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 2010-05-18. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  6. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1922. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  7. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1923. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  8. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1931. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  9. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1932. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  10. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 
  11. ^ Ohio State Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1938. Retrieved 2013-10-05. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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