Ohio State Route 237

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State Route 237 marker

State Route 237
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 13.79 mi[1] (22.19 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 82 in Strongsville
  SR 17 in Cleveland
North end: US 6 / US 20 / SR 2 in Lakewood
Location
Counties: Cuyahoga
Highway system
SR 236 SR 238

State Route 237 (SR 237) is a nearly 14-mile (23 km) north–south signed route in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Its southern terminus is at State Route 82 in Strongsville, and its northern terminus is in Lakewood where U.S. 20 joins the U.S. 6 / State Route 2 concurrency.

Route description[edit]

SR-237 begins at Royalton Road (SR-82) in Strongsville, heading northbound towards Berea as Prospect Road. About four miles in, the route turns eastwards onto Bagley Road in Berea, then north onto Front Street 0.1 miles later.

After continuing on Front Street for about 1 mile, the route makes a slight turn onto North Rocky River Drive, which becomes a freeway as it enters Brook Park after Sheldon Road. This portion of the route, which connects Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Interstate 480 and Interstate 71, is known as the Berea Freeway (or the Airport Freeway).

At the northeast corner of the airport, SR 237 has an interchange with State Route 17 (Brookpark Road), I-480, and I-71. In this interchange, SR-237 leaves the Berea Freeway for surface streets, which involve a slight concurrency with SR 17. The ramp extensions of the freeway proper merge onto I-71.

North of this interchange, SR 237 proceeds along Rocky River Drive (which is parallel to the Rocky River) until its northern terminus at Clifton Boulevard (US-6).

History[edit]

The original route of SR 237 was incorporated into the southern section of Ohio State Route 79. Most of the current routing of SR 237 was originally Ohio State Route 232.

The Berea Freeway was converted from an expressway to freeway between 1983 and 1987.[2]

Signage for IX Center Drive Interchange

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cuyahoga County. All exits of the Berea Freeway are unnumbered. 

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Strongsville 0.00 0.00 SR 82 (Royalton Road) / Prospect Road Southern terminus
Berea Southern end of Berea Freeway (Expressway segment)
Brook Park 6.00 9.66 IX Center Drive / Aerospace Parkway / Kolthoff Drive Interchange; southbound exit; northbound exit and entrance
Southern end of freeway
6.91–
7.44
11.12–
11.97
Snow Road – Airport To I-71 and Hopkins Airport; only exit on SR 237 freeway
Cleveland Northern end of southbound Berea Freeway concurrency; southbound entrance
Airport (Cleveland Hopkins International) Southbound exit via ramp from southbound Berea Freeway (I-71 ramp extension segment); via exit 10 on I-480 westbound
7.69 12.38 I-71 north / I-480 east – Cleveland, Youngstown Northern end of northbound Berea Freeway concurrency; exit 239 on southbound I-71; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Brook Park 8.03 12.92 SR 17 east (Brookpark Road) to I-480 east Southern terminus of northbound concurrency with SR 17
Cleveland 8.24 13.26 SR 17 west (Brookpark Road) to I-71 / I-480 east Northern terminus of northbound concurrency with SR 17
10.53 16.95 SR 10 (Lorain Avenue)
Lakewood 13.31 21.42
US 6 Alt. (Detroit Avenue)
13.45 21.65 US 20 west (Sloane Avenue) / Northwood Avenue Southern terminus of concurrency with US 20
13.79 22.19 US 6 / US 20 east / SR 2 (Clifton Boulevard) Northern terminus of SR 237 and concurrency with US 20
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

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