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 250SR 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 southwest 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 2017. 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.

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ErieSandusky0.000.00 US 6 (Cleveland Road)Western terminus of US 250
0.580.93Cedar Point (Butler Street)interchange
Perkins Township3.936.32 SR 2 – Cleveland, ToledoInterchange
Milan Township9.6215.48 I-80 / I-90 / Ohio TurnpikeInterchange; Exit 118 (I-80 / I-90)
10.6317.11 SR 13 north – Huron, Cedar PointWest end of SR 13 concurrency
11.1817.99 SR 113 west – BellevueWest end of SR 113 concurrency
Milan11.7518.91 SR 113 east (Church Street) / Shawmill Road – Milan Business District, ElyriaEast end of SR 113 concurrency
HuronNorwalk15.8125.44 SR 61 (Main Street)
17.3927.99 US 20 / SR 18 – Cleveland, ToledoInterchange
Fitchville Township27.3444.00 SR 162 west – North FairfieldWest end of SR 162 concurrency
Fitchville27.9845.03 SR 13 south – Mansfieldeast end of SR 13 overlap
Fitchville Township28.3245.58 SR 162 east – New LondonEast end of SR 162 concurrency
AshlandRuggles Township33.9254.59 US 224 – Akron, Willard
Clear Creek Township38.5962.10 SR 60 north – New LondonWest end of SR 60 concurrency
Savannah39.1462.99 SR 545 south (Crowell Street) – Olivesburg, MansfieldNorthern terminus of SR 545
39.4963.55 SR 302 east (McClaine Street) – NankinWestern terminus of SR 302
Ashland45.0372.47 SR 60 south (Cottage Street) / Faultless Drive – AshlandEast end of SR 60 concurrency
45.5173.24 SR 511 – Rochester, Ashland
46.1874.32 SR 58 north – AshlandSouthern terminus of SR 58; interchange
47.2876.09 US 42 north – MedinaWest end of US 42 concurrency
48.2677.67 US 42 south / SR 96 west – Mansfield, AshlandEast end of US 42 concurrency
Montgomery Township49.9280.34 I-71 – Cleveland, ColumbusExit 186 (I-71)
Perry Township52.3084.17 SR 89 – Polk, Jeromesville
WaynePlain Township64.25103.40 US 30 west – MansfieldWest end of US 30 concurrency; interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
west end of freeway
Wooster67.31108.32 SR 3 south (Columbus Avenue) – LoudonvilleWest end of SR 3 concurrency
68.15109.68 SR 302 (Madison Avenue)
Wooster Township69.32111.56Sylvan Road / East Lincoln Way
69.60112.01 US 30 east / SR 3 north / SR 83 north to SR 585 – Canton, Medina, LodiEast end of US 30 and SR 3 concurrencies; west end of SR 83 concurrency
east end of freeway
71.09114.41 SR 83 south – MillersburgEast end of SR 83 concurrency; interchange
East Union Township77.20124.24Carr Road (CR 94A)former SR 94
Mount Eaton83.97135.14 SR 94 north / SR 241 south – MillersburgWest end of SR 241 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 94
84.11135.36 SR 241 north – MassillonEast end of SR 241 concurrency
StarkWilmot88.58142.56 US 62 westWest end of US 62 concurrency
88.65142.67 US 62 eastEast end of US 62 concurrency
Sugar Creek Township90.82146.16 SR 212 east – Beach CityWestern terminus of SR 212
TuscarawasFranklin Township91.73147.63 SR 93 north – Beach CityWest end of SR 93 concurrency
92.89149.49 SR 93 south – SugarcreekEast end of SR 93 concurrency
93.73150.84 SR 21 north – MassillonSouthern terminus of SR 21
96.81155.80 I-77 north – Clevelandwest end of I-77 overlap; US 250 west follows exit 87
west end of freeway
Dover Township99.61160.31Schneiders Crossing Road – DoverI-77 exit 85
101.23162.91 SR 39 / SR 211 – Sugarcreek, DoverI-77 exit 83
Goshen Township103.82167.08 I-77 south / SR 39 (US 250 Bus. east) – Marietta, New Philadelphiaeast end of I-77 overlap; US 250 east follows exit 81
New Philadelphia105.62169.98 SR 800 north / SR 416 – New Philadelphia, TuscarawasWest end of SR 800 concurrency
Goshen Township108.67174.89
US 250 Bus. west / SR 259 – Schoenbrunn
110.41177.69Midvale, Barnhill
Uhrichsvilleeast end of freeway
113.36182.44 US 36 west – Uhrichsville, Gnadenhutten, NewcomerstownEastern terminus of US 36; interchange
west end of freeway
Mill Township114.40184.11Dennison
Union Townshipeast end of freeway
114.99185.06 SR 800 south – Barnesville, Freeport, DennisonEast end of SR 800 concurrency
HarrisonMonroe Township119.44192.22 SR 151 east – Bowerston, ScioWestern terminus of SR 151
Stock Township127.95205.92 SR 646 east – ScioWestern terminus of SR 646
Cadiz Township136.30219.35 US 22 west – CambridgeWest end of US 22 concurrency; interchange
137.51221.30 US 22 east / SR 9 north – Steubenville, Scio, CarrolltonEast end of US 22 concurrency; west end of SR 9 concurrency; interchange
Cadiz138.66223.15 SR 9 southEast end of SR 9 concurrency
Short Creek Township147.69237.68 SR 519 west – New AthensEastern terminus of SR 519
JeffersonMount Pleasant Township150.94242.91 SR 150 east – Mt. Pleasant, DillonvaleWestern terminus of SR 150
BelmontBridgeport161.66260.17 SR 7 north – Martins Ferryinterchange
161.75260.31 US 40 west (SR 7A south) / SR 7 south (via SR 767 south) to I-70 – Bellaire, Bridgeportwest end of US 40 concurrency
161.82260.42 US 40 east / US 250 south – WheelingWest Virginia state line (Bridgeport Bridge 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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