U.S. Route 250 in Ohio

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U.S. Route 250 marker

U.S. Route 250
Route of US 250 in Ohio highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 161.81 mi[1] (260.41 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 6 in Sandusky
 
East end: US 40 / US 250 at the West Virginia state line
Location
Counties: Erie, Huron, Ashland, Wayne, Stark, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Belmont
Highway system
SR 250 SR 251

U.S. Route 250 (US 250) is a United States Numbered Highway that runs from Sandusky, Ohio to Richmond, Virginia. Within the state of Ohio, the route runs from US 6 in Sandusky to the West Virginia border at Bridgeport.

Route Description[edit]

In Ohio, U.S. 250 is an important cross-state corridor linking Sandusky (on Lake Erie) to Bridgeport (on the Ohio River). From a regional/traffic perspective, the route can roughly be divided into five sections linking major regions and routes of the state:

Sandusky to Norwalk[edit]

US 250 begins in Sandusky, Ohio at an intersection with US 6 (Cleveland Road). It begins carrying the name Sycamore Line, but US 250 leaves this road shortly for Milan Road. This part of the route carries much traffic connecting to the Ohio Turnpike, and during the summer, people bound for Cedar Point. It is the most heavily developed section of the road, lined with big box stores, a regional shopping mall, an outlet mall, and numerous hotels, indoor waterparks and restaurants.

US 250 crosses SR 2 as it travels south and eventually crosses the Ohio Turnpike on Interstate 80 (I-80) and I-90. It then picks up SR 13 before passing west of Milan. After a short stretch, it enters Norwalk on Milan Avenue. It turns onto League Street and travels southwest to Whittlesey Avenue, which becomes Benedict Avenue as the street travels southeast through the center of the city.

Norwalk to Wooster[edit]

Much of this section of the route is rural and two-lane, but it carries a high level of truck and regular traffic. US 250 exits Norwalk and crosses US 20/SR 18 (Norwalk Bypass) at a diamond interchange. The route heads in a generally southeasterly direction until Fitchville, where it enters on Wooster Street. SR 13 finally separates from US 250 before the latter turns onto Mill Street Extension, turning south off said road shortly after.

US 250 continues southeast until it meets SR 60, and the two routes enter Savannah on North Main Street and pass straight through town. They continue together toward Ashland, where it meets an intersection with Cottage Street. SR 60 continues south on Cottage Street, while US 250 turns east, meeting US 42 east of the city and forming an overlap as it turns south. Upon meeting Main Street, US 250 leaves US 42 at an interchange and turns east. It passes through sparse development outside the city until it interchanges with I-71.

US 250 continues east on Ashland Road in open countryside, passing through small communities. West of Wooster, US 250 enters US 30, carrying the name Lincoln Way, and bypasses the city to the south, exiting at a partial cloverleaf interchange which sends it south on SR 83. US 250 then turns east on Dover Road south of the city.

Wooster to Strasburg[edit]

On Dover Road, US 250 follows a two-lane alignment as it passes through mostly open fields on its path to Strasburg. The route forms the main streets of several communities as it passes through them, such as Apple Creek, Mount Eaton, and Wilmot. It intersects SR 21 just before entering town, which it does on Wooster Avenue. This densely populated stretch of US 250 in Strasburg has been proposed for a bypass, but the project has not been selected for further work as of 2008.

After passing through Strasburg, US 250 enters I-77. The two routes then travel south concurrent with one another.

New Philadelphia to Cadiz[edit]

I-77 and US 250 travel in a southern direction until reaching New Philadelphia. The two highways form a bypass of the city, with the concurrency forming the west side and US 250 along forming the south side, as I-77 separates from US 250 in the southeast corner of the city. SR 800 joins the freeway at Broadway outside of New Philadelphia as it follows the Dennison/Uhrichsville freeway bypass of US 250. The two routes follow a four-lane, divided highway toward Uhrichsville, where US 250/SR 800 turns west at an interchange with US 36. At the end of the dual highway, SR 800 turns south toward Dennison, and US 250 turns north, following a two-lane, curvy alignment en route to Cadiz.

Approximately halfway between Dennison and Cadiz, US 250 follows Tappan Lake for several miles on a series of causeways built during the construction of the lake by the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District in the 1930s. This route is generally of good quality (albeit without shoulders), although ODOT is studying replacement or upgrade through its Macro-Corridors Project. Near Cadiz, it merges onto the Cadiz Bypass, where it runs concurrent with US 22. It then turns onto Lincoln Avenue and passes through the city of Cadiz. US 250 then turns onto Market Street and follows it south out of town.

Cadiz to Bridgeport[edit]

From Cadiz, US 250's name changes to Cadiz–Harrisville Road, heading south-southeast. Shortly after exiting the city, US 250 begins to curve and wind sharply, with several hairpin turns. For much of this distance, the road is surrounded by dense residential areas and runs on ridge tops. After it passes through Harrisville, the road becomes less curvy but is fronted densely with homes for almost the remainder of its route within the state, save the forest at its south end, where it features another hairpin curve. It continues southeast to Bridgeport, where it features a partial interchange with SR 7. US 250 then joins US 40 and crosses the Ohio River into West Virginia.

The poor alignment of this section of the highway, along with the fact that it runs through Cadiz as opposed to bypassing it, limits the usefulness of this section of the road as a through route. To resolve these issues, the Ohio Department of Transportation is developing plans to construct a Super 2 replacement for this route. A bypass of Cadiz was planned for construction in 2004, although it has not been built as of 2008. The new route is to roughly parallel SR 9 and SR 331, running from Cadiz to a point near Saint Clairsville. At this point, it is expected that US 250 will be realigned to follow I-70 east to Wheeling, West Virginia.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Erie Sandusky 0.00 0.00 US 6 – Cleveland, Fremont Western terminus of US 250
SR 2 – Cleveland, Toledo Interchange
Avery I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, Toledo Interchange; Exit 118 (I-80 / I-90)
Milan SR 13 north – Huron West end of SR 13 concurrency
SR 113 west – Bellevue West end of SR 113 concurrency
SR 113 east (Church Street) / Shawmill Road – Elyria East end of SR 113 concurrency
Huron Norwalk SR 61 (Main Street)
US 20 / SR 18 (Norwalk Bypass) – Cleveland, Toledo Interchange
Fitchville Township SR 162 west – North Fairfield West end of SR 162 concurrency
SR 162 east – New London East end of SR 162 concurrency
Ashland US 224 – New Haven, Lodi
SR 60 north – Vermillion West end of SR 60 concurrency
Savannah SR 545 south – Olivesburg, Mansfield Northern terminus of SR 545
SR 302 east – Nankin Western terminus of SR 302
Ashland SR 511 / SR 60 south – Ashland, Rochester East end of SR 60 concurrency
SR 58 north – Nankin Southern terminus of SR 58
US 42 north – Medina West end of US 42 concurrency
US 42 south / SR 96 west – Mansfield East end of US 42 concurrency
I-71 – Columbus, Cleveland Exit 186 (I-71)
SR 89 – Jeromesville, Polk
Wayne Wooster US 30 west – Mansfield West end of US 30 concurrency
SR 3 south (Columbus Avenue) – Loudonville West end of SR 3 concurrency
SR 302 (Madison Avenue) – Wooster
Wooster Township US 30 east / SR 83 north / SR 3 north – Canton, Medina, Lodi East end of US 30 and SR 3 concurrencies; west end of SR 83 concurrency
SR 83 south – Millersburg East end of SR 83 concurrency
Mount Eaton SR 94 north / SR 241 south – Dalton, Millersburg West end of SR 241 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 94
SR 241 north – Massillon East end of SR 241 concurrency
Stark Wilmot US 62 west – Millersburg West end of US 62 concurrency
US 62 east – Canton East end of US 62 concurrency
Beach City SR 212 east – Beach City Western terminus of SR 212
Tuscarawas SR 93 north – Beach City West end of SR 93 concurrency
SR 93 south – Sugarcreek East end of SR 93 concurrency
SR 21 north – Navarre Southern terminus of SR 21
Strasburg I-77 north – Cleveland Exit 87 (I-77); west end of I-77 concurrency
Dover 85 Schneiders Crossing Road – Dover
83 SR 39 / SR 211 – Dover, Sugarcreek
New Philadelphia I-77 south / SR 39 – Marietta, New Philadelphia Exit 81 (I-77); east end of I-77 concurrency
SR 800 north / SR 416 – New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas West end of SR 800 concurrency
SR 259
Midvale Midvale, Barnhill
Uhrichsville North Water Street - Uhrichsville
US 36 west – Newcomerstown Eastern terminus of US 36
North 2nd Street
Dennison SR 800 south – Freeport, Barnesville East end of SR 800 concurrency
Harrison SR 151 east – Bowerston, Scio Western terminus of SR 151
SR 646 east – Scio Western terminus of SR 646
Cadiz US 22 west – Cambridge West end of US 22 concurrency
US 22 east / SR 9 north – Steubenville, Scio East end of US 22 concurrency; west end of SR 9 concurrency
SR 9 south – New Athens East end of SR 9 concurrency
SR 519 west – New Athens Eastern terminus of SR 519
Harrisville SR 150 east – Mount Pleasant, Dillonvale Western terminus of SR 150
Belmont Bridgeport SR 7 north – Steubenville West end of SR 7 concurrency
SR 7 south / US 40 west – Bellaire, Cambridge East end of SR 7 concurrency; west end of US 40 concurrency
161.81 260.41 US 40 / US 250 east – Wheeling Continuation into West Virginia over the Ohio River
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Office of Technical Servies (November 30, 2016). "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved February 12, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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U.S. Route 250
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