U.S. Route 33 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 33 in Ohio. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 33.

U.S. Route 33 marker

U.S. Route 33
Route of US 33 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 236.80 mi[1] (381.09 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 33 west of Willshire
 
East end: US 33 at Ravenswood Bridge into Ravenswood, WV
Location
Counties: Van Wert, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Union, Franklin, Fairfield, Hocking, Athens, Meigs
Highway system
SR 32 SR 33

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.

Route description[edit]

US 33 during its brief concurrency with US 50 and SR 32 in Athens
US 33 east of Bellefontaine passing through the Marmon Valley
US 33 south of Athens

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.

History[edit]

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.[4]

In 2013, an expressway bypass was completed around Nelsonville. This was done to reduce traffic congestion in the area, as the original routing through Nelsonville was only two lanes wide.[5]

As of 2013, the route had an average of 73,000 vehicles per day.[5]

Junction list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
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
38.502–
38.522
61.963–
61.995
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
89.612–
89.952
144.217–
144.764
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
91.842–
92.002
147.805–
148.063
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
96.002 154.500 Scottslawn Road
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
121.462–
121.472
195.474–
195.490
I-670 west – Dayton Access to westbound I-670 and from eastbound I-670 only
121.652–
121.672
195.780–
195.812
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
123.462–
123.552
198.693–
198.838
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
123.722–
123.862
199.111–
199.337
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
128.182–
128.202
206.289–
206.321
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
James Road
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
131.022–
131.042
210.859–
210.892
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[6]
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
Berne Township 158.162–
158.412
254.537–
254.939
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
Athens
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
Stimson Avenue
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
199.082–
199.122
320.391–
320.456
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
Salisbury Township 218.772–
218.792
352.079–
352.112
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation (June 24, 2015). "Roadway Description Inventory Report: DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ Lane, Mary Beth (October 28, 2005). "Bypass Is a Smooth Move for Commuters on Rt. 33". The Columbus Dispatch. 
  3. ^ Lane, Mary Beth (October 2, 2013). "Rt. 33 Motorists Save Time as Nelsonville Bypass Opens". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass Opens Ahead of Schedule" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "The US 33 Carroll Interchange Project". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

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U.S. Route 33
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