U.S. Route 33 in Ohio
Route of US 33 highlighted in red
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||236.80 mi (381.09 km)|
|Existed:||1926 – present|
|West end:||US 33 west of Willshire|
|East end:||US 33 at Ravenswood Bridge into Ravenswood, WV|
|Counties:||Van Wert, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Union, Franklin, Fairfield, Hocking, Athens, Meigs|
U.S. Route 33 (US 33) is a United States Numbered Highway running from near Elkhart, Indiana, to Richmond, Virginia. Within the state of Ohio, it is a predominantly southeast–northwest highway running from west of Willshire before crossing over into West Virginia via the Ravenswood Bridge over the Ohio River. The route runs through largely rural territory throughout most of the state's west-central, central, and southeastern regions, although it also passes through large portions of downtown Columbus.
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US 33 enters Ohio from Indiana, to the west, near Willshire in Van Wert County as a two-lane highway, continuing southeast through Mercer County, crossing US 127, then entering Auglaize County, joining limited-access Ohio Route 29 (SR 29) briefly near St. Marys, continuing east as a four-lane parkway, then a controlled-access highway near Wapakoneta, where it intersects Interstate 75 (I-75).
East of I-75, the road once again becomes two-lane as it continues to Lakeview and Russells Point south of Indian Lake. At the terminus of SR 117 near Huntsville, US 33 becomes a limited-access, multi-lane highway before reaching US 68 at Bellefontaine where it resumes as a controlled-access freeway, passing Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio, and continuing around Marysville. Entering Franklin County, the road runs concurrently with SR 161, then intersects I-270 in Dublin.
After I-270, the route loses its controlled-access status and passes though the Dublin Historic District and crosses the Scioto River. The overlap with SR 161 then ends, and US 33 heads south on Riverside Drive towards downtown Columbus, following the Scioto River along the western border of Upper Arlington, where it passes Griggs Reservoir, one of the main sources of water for Columbus. The road changes names two times in this area, first to Dublin Road at the intersection with Trabue Road, and then to Spring/Long Streets at SR 315. The route continues south on 3rd/4th Streets and then east on Livingston Avenue, heading towards the Columbus neighborhood of Driving Park.
In Bexley, US 33 veers southeast onto College Avenue, then intersects I-70. After Petzinger Road, the route becomes a controlled-access highway, subsequently intersecting SR 104, I-270 (for the second time), and SR 317 (Hamilton Road). Following the Ebright Road near Blacklick Estates, the highway continues to the southeast as a non-limited-access expressway.
Beginning at Carroll, US 33 bypasses Lancaster as a limited-access freeway completed in 2005. Continuing southeast, the highway enters Ohio's scenic Hocking Hills region near Sugar Grove as an expressway. East of Logan, the highway again becomes limited-access for approximately 13 miles (21 km). As the route approaches Nelsonville, traffic continues on the limited access four-lane bypass that opened October 1, 2013. Further southeast towards Athens, the expressway design resumes, followed by a brief limited-access section around Athens, where it joins the concurrent US 50/SR 32 for about three miles (4.8 km). South of Athens, US 33 continues as a limited-access highway, bypassing Pomeroy, intersecting SR 124 and SR 7, and continuing to the Ohio River in Meigs County, crossing the Ohio on the two-lane cantilever Ravenswood Bridge, and entering West Virginia in Ravenswood.
In total, US 33 traverses 236.8 miles (381.1 km) across the Buckeye State.
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The Ravenswood Bridge was built in 1981 and originally carried the designation SR 824 until 2003, when US 33 was rerouted on a new bypass out of Pomeroy and connecting to the bridge, supplanting SR 824 in the process.
All exits are unnumbered.
|Van Wert||Willshire Township||0.000||0.000||US 33 west – Fort Wayne||Continuation into Indiana|
|Willshire||0.534||0.859||SR 81 west||To Indiana State Road 124; west end of SR 81 concurrency|
|0.745||1.199||SR 81 east / SR 49 north||East end of SR 81 concurrency; west end of SR 49 concurrency|
|0.944||1.519||SR 49 south||East end of SR 49 concurrency|
|Mercer||Rockford||9.288||14.948||SR 118 north to SR 117||West end of SR 118 concurrency|
|9.805||15.780||SR 118 south||East end of SR 118 concurrency|
|Dublin Township||13.639||21.950||SR 707 west||West end of SR 707 concurrency|
|14.158||22.785||US 127 / SR 707 east – Van Wert, Celina||East end of SR 707 concurrency|
|Center Township||19.909||32.040||SR 197 – Celina, Buckland|
|Auglaize||St. Marys||25.102||40.398||SR 29 – Celina, St. Marys||Western end of expressway; SR 29 and US 33 change carriageways|
|27.252||43.858||SR 66 – Spencerville, St. Marys|
|Moulton Township||31.602||50.858||County Road 91 — Moulton|
|Wapakoneta||35.152||56.572||County Road 33A — Wapakoenta|
|36.972||59.501||Hardin Pike — Wapakoneta|
|37.232||59.919||SR 67 east / SR 198 north / SR 501 north / County Road 25A – Wapakoneta||Western terminus of SR 67; southern terminus of SR 198 and SR 501|
|I-75 – Dayton, Toledo||Exit 110 on I-75|
|38.792||62.430||Cemetery Road||East end of expressway|
|Union Township||43.022||69.237||SR 65 north – Uniopolis, Lima||West end of SR 65 concurrency|
|45.072||72.536||SR 65 south – Jackson Center||East end of SR 65 concurrency|
|New Hampshire||49.952||80.390||SR 196 north / SR 385 east||Southern terminus of SR 196; western terminus of SR 385|
|Logan||Stokes Township||52.892||85.121||SR 366 east||Western terminus of SR 366|
|Lakeview||55.222||88.871||SR 235 – Fairborn, Ada|
|Russells Point||56.582||91.060||SR 720 west||Eastern terminus of SR 720|
|57.202||92.058||SR 708 – Orchard Island|
|Washington Township||61.292||98.640||SR 274 – Huntsville, Jackson Center|
|62.482||100.555||SR 117 west – Huntsville, Lima||Interchange at west end of expressway; eastern terminus of SR 117|
|Bellefontaine||67.182||108.119||US 68 – Bellefontaine, Kenton|
|68.722||110.597||SR 540 – Bellefontaine|
|Jefferson Township||71.392||114.894||County Road 10 — Zanesfield, Bellefontaine|
|73.482||118.258||SR 292 – East Liberty, Valley Hi|
|Perry Township||77.472||124.679||SR 347 – East Liberty|
|Union||Allen Township||81.812||131.664||SR 739 north / SR 287 west (Honda Parkway)||West access to Marysville Auto Plant; southern terminus of SR 739 and eastern terminus of SR 287|
|83.862||134.963||Honda Parkway||East access to Marysville Auto Plant|
|Paris Township||89.012||143.251||SR 245 – Marysville||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; westbound exit and eastbound entrance at US 36/SR 4 exit|
|US 36 west / SR 4 south to SR 245 / Northwest Parkway – Urbana, Springfield||West end of US 36 and SR 4 concurrencies; complete access to US 36/SR 4, westbound exit and eastbound entrance to SR 245 only|
|Marysville||91.512||147.274||SR 31 – Kenton|
|SR 4 north – Marion||Attached to SR 31 exit westbound via collector-distributor lane; east end of SR 4 concurrency|
|93.352||150.235||US 36 east – Delaware||East end of US 36 concurrency|
|Jerome Township||101.532||163.400||US 42 – Delaware, Plain City|
|Dublin||106.212||170.932||SR 161 west (Post Road) – Plain City||West end of SR 161 concurrency|
|Franklin||107.582||173.136||Avery–Muirfield Drive — Dublin|
|108.842||175.164||I-270 – Grove City||Exit 17 on I-270; east end of freeway|
|109.982||176.999||SR 745 (High Street)|
|110.192||177.337||SR 257 north / SR 161 east||Southern terminus of SR 257; eastern end of SR 161 concurrency; additional ramp from SR 257 to east US 33|
|Columbus||119.272||191.950||I-670 east to SR 315||Access to eastbound I-670 and from westbound I-670 only|
|I-670 west – Dayton||Access to westbound I-670 and from eastbound I-670 only|
|SR 315 south to I-71||Access to southbound SR 315 and from northbound SR 315 only|
|122.922||197.824||US 23 north (Third Street, Fourth Street)||US 23 follows a one-way pairing on Fourth (northbound) and Third (southbound) streets; west end of US 23 concurrency|
|123.122||198.146||US 62 north / SR 3 north / US 40 / SR 16 (Broad Street)||West end of US 62 and SR 3 concurrencies|
|US 62 south / SR 3 south (Rich Street, Main Street)||South end of US 62 and SR 3 concurrencies; US 62/SR 3 follows one-way pairing on Main (northbound) and Rich (southbound) streets|
|123.742||199.143||I-70 / I-71 south – Wheeling||No access to northbound I-71; exit 100B on I-70|
|US 23 south (Fulton Street, Livingston Avenue)||East end of US 23 concurrency|
|126.612||203.762||I-70||Eastbound exit and entrance via Alum Creek Drive; exit 103B on I-70|
|I-70 west – Downtown Columbus||Westbound exit to westbound I-70 and eastbound entrance from eastbound I-70 only; exit 105A on eastbound I-70|
|128.672||207.078||Winchester Pike||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; western end of expressway|
|128.722||207.158|| I-70 east – Wheeling
|Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; indirect access to I-70 via James Road and I-70 exit 105B|
|129.252||208.011||SR 104 south (Refugee Road)||Northern terminus of SR 104; westbound entrance from westbound Refugee Road via Winchester Pike|
|I-270 – Cincinnati, Wheeling||Exit 46 on I-270|
|132.232||212.807||SR 317 (Hamilton Road)|
|Canal Winchester||136.132||219.083||SR 674 south – Canal Winchester||Northern terminus of SR 674|
|Fairfield||138.602||223.058||Hill Road, Diley Road||Diley Road becomes Hill Road south of interchange|
|Carroll||Winchester Road||Projected completion May 31, 2017|
|Greenfield Township||145.182||233.648||Lancaster Business Route||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|146.272||235.402||CR 31 — Lithopolis, Coonpath Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Hocking Township||150.282||241.855||SR 188 – Lancaster, Circleville|
|152.552||245.509||US 22 – Lancaster, Circleville|
|Lancaster Business Route, Tarklin Road||Lancaster Business Route signed westbound only|
|Hocking||Good Hope Township||162.012||260.733||SR 374 south – Cantwell Cliffs||Northern terminus of SR 374|
|Falls Township||166.972||268.715||SR 180 / CR 33A – Laurelville|
|Logan||170.292||274.058||SR 664 – Logan, Bremen|
|172.232||277.181||SR 93 – Logan, McArthur|
|174.172||280.303||SR 328 south – Logan||Northern terminus of SR 328|
|Green Township||177.222||285.211||SR 595 north – New Straitsville||Southern terminus of SR 595|
||No major junctions|
|Hocking||Ward Township||182.072||293.016||Nelsonville Business Route||To SR 278|
|Athens||Nelsonville||185.792||299.003||SR 78 east (Happy Hollow Road) to SR 691 south||Western terminus of SR 78|
|Dover Township||191.882||308.804||SR 682 – The Plains|
|Athens||194.082||312.345||SR 13 north / SR 550 east – Chauncey, Amesville||Southern terminus of SR 13; western terminus of SR 550|
|196.362||316.014||State Street — Athens|
|Athens Township||196.852||316.803|| US 50 east / SR 32 east – Belpre
|West end of US 50 and SR 32 concurrencies; full access to US 50/SR 32, eastbound exit and westbound entrance to Stimson Avenue only|
|197.292||317.511||County Road 25, Stimson Avenue||Westbound entrance at US 50 exit|
|Athens||198.322||319.168||SR 682 north to SR 56 – Athens||Southern terminus of SR 682|
|US 50 west / SR 32 west (Richland Avenue) – Chillicothe, Cincinnati||East end of US 50 and SR 32 concurrencies; separate exits eastbound for US 50/SR 32 and Richland Avenue|
|Meigs||Bedford Township||211.302||340.058||SR 681 – Tuppers Plains, Albany||Grade separation|
|SR 124 / SR 833 west / SR 7 – Gallipolis, Pomeroy||Interchange; US 33 and SR 124 exchange carriageways; eastern terminus of SR 833; west end of SR 7 concurrency|
|County Road 20, County Road 25||Grade separation|
|221.212||356.006||SR 733 west / SR 7 east / County Road 7A – Belpre, Pomeroy||East end of SR 7 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 733; eastern end of expressway|
|Sutton Township||226.992||365.308||County Road 28||Grade separation|
|Lebanon Township||233.892||376.413||SR 124 – Portland, Apple Grove|
|262.202||421.973||County Road 338||Former SR 338|
|Ohio River||236.802||381.096||Ravenswood Bridge; Ohio–West Virginia state line|
|Jackson||Ravenswood||US 33 east – Charleston||Continuation into West Virginia|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Ohio Department of Transportation (June 24, 2015). "Roadway Description Inventory Report: DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
- Lane, Mary Beth (October 28, 2005). "Bypass Is a Smooth Move for Commuters on Rt. 33". The Columbus Dispatch.
- Lane, Mary Beth (October 2, 2013). "Rt. 33 Motorists Save Time as Nelsonville Bypass Opens". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
- Ohio Department of Transportation (January 2003). Official Highway Map of Ohio (MrSID) (Map) (2003–04 ed.). 1:570,240. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. OCLC 5673562, 31884639. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
- Ohio Department of Transportation. "U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass Opens Ahead of Schedule" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
- "The US 33 Carroll Interchange Project". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
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