U.S. Route 62 in Ohio

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U.S. Route 62 marker

U.S. Route 62
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length294.289 mi (473.612 km)
Existed1934–present
Major junctions
West end US 62 in Aberdeen
 
East end US 62 in Masury
Location
CountiesBrown, Highland, Fayette, Madison, Pickaway, Franklin, Licking, Knox, Holmes, Stark, Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull
Highway system
SR 61SR 63

U.S. Route 62 (US 62) is a United States Numbered Highway spanning through Ohio from Aberdeen to Hubbard. Near Killbuck, in Amish Country, it is also marked as an Ohio Byway.

Route description[edit]

US 62 in Martinsburg

US 62 enters Ohio from Kentucky, crossing the Ohio River at Aberdeen. After the river crossing, the highway follows US 52 until Ripley and US 68 until just east of Georgetown. From there, US 62 enters the towns of Russellville, Hillsboro, and Washington Court House. In Washington Court House, US 62 meets up with State Route 3 (SR 3) and continues all the way into Columbus, passing through the towns of Mount Sterling, Orient, Harrisburg, and Grove City. After heading toward downtown Columbus, US 62 diverts from SR 3 onto US 40 (Broad Street) for a few blocks to Nelson Road. US 62 runs concurrently with Interstate 670 (I-670) near Port Columbus International Airport until the eastern side of I-270 where US 62 heads toward Gahanna, New Albany, Johnstown, Utica, Millersburg, and Navarre. About 2.6 miles (4.2 km) north of Navarre, US 62 joins up with US 30 into Canton, where US 62 heads north along I-77. The highway passes West Lawn Cemetery and the President William McKinley memorial and tomb in Canton. At exit 107B on I-77, US 62 heads northeast to Alliance, and Youngstown. It leaves Ohio near Hubbard and enters Pennsylvania near the interchange for I-80

Future[edit]

In Ohio, there are plans to reroute US 62 onto a divided highway from Alliance to Salem, part of a larger relocation of both US 62 and SR 14, then from downtown Youngstown to I-80 as part of the "Hubbard Arterial". Parts of the highway have long been completed to the north of Alliance and Salem; the portion northwest of Alliance is known in documents as US 62T, while the portion north of Salem not already carrying US 62 is known as SR 14T; neither carries a posted route, instead only carrying trailblazer markers indicating routes intersected at the termini.

Major junctions[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Ohio River0.0000.000 US 62 west – MaysvilleContinuation into Kentucky
Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge; Kentucky–Ohio state line
BrownAberdeen0.1860.299 US 52 east – ManchesterWestern end of US 52 overlap
2.5024.027 SR 41 north – West Union
2.7674.453 US 68 south – LexingtonWestern end of US 68 overlap
Ripley8.38113.488 US 52 west – HigginsportEastern end of US 52 overlap
Jefferson Township13.83722.268 US 68 north – GeorgetownEastern end of US 68 overlap
14.14422.763 SR 353 east – Decatur
Russellville18.34929.530 SR 125 – Decatur, Georgetown
Eagle Township26.49542.640 SR 32 – Winchester, Sardinia
HighlandConcord Township33.34053.656 SR 321 south – Mowrystown
New Market Township37.82060.865 SR 136 south – Winchester
Hillsboro44.77072.050 SR 73 south (Muntz Street) to SR 247Western end of SR 73 overlap
44.95072.340 SR 138 west (South Street)Western end of SR 138 overlap
45.14072.646 US 50 / SR 73 north (Main Street)Eastern end of SR 73 overlap
45.90073.869 SR 138 east (Greenfield Pike)Eastern end of SR 138 overlap
Penn Township51.46082.817 SR 72 north – Highland
Leesburg55.73089.689 SR 28 – Highland, Greenfield
FayetteWashington Court House69.468–
69.703
111.798–
112.176
US 35 – Dayton, ChillicotheAccess provided by US 22I (eastbound) and US 62I (westbound)
70.663113.721 US 22 west / SR 3 south (Clinton Avenue) / SR 41 south (Highland Avenue)Western ends of US 22, SR 3, and SR 41 overlaps
70.900114.102N. Hinde Street (US 62D / SR 3D)Western end of directional couplet
71.146114.498 SR 41 north (N. North Street)Eastern end of SR 41 overlap
71.294114.737 US 22 east (Washington Avenue)Eastern end of US 22 overlap
71.772115.506E. Market Street (US 62D / SR 3D)Eastern end of directional couplet
Union Township73.608118.461 SR 753 south
75.758121.921 SR 38 north – Bloomingburg
MadisonMount Sterling86.130138.613W. Main Street (US 62D / SR 3D)Western end of directional couplet
86.496139.202 SR 207 southWestern end of SR 207 overlap
86.764139.633 SR 56 / SR 207 endsEastern end of SR 207 overlap
87.179140.301E. Main Street (US 62D / SR 3D)Eastern end of directional couplet
PickawayDarby Township94.935152.783 SR 762 east – Harrisburg, Orient
FranklinPleasant Township97.050156.187 I-71 – Columbus, CincinnatiI-71 Exit 94
98.575158.641 SR 665 (London-Groveport Road) – London, Groveport
Jackson Township103.525166.607 I-270I-270 Exit 2
Columbus107.315172.707 I-70I-70 Exit 98A, westbound exit and eastbound entrance, access to eastbound I-70 via Sullivant Avenue
108.825175.137 I-70 west / I-71 south / SR 315 north – Dayton, Cincinnati, WorthingtonSR 315 Exit 1A
110.105177.197 US 23 south (Third/Fourth Streets) / US 33 eastWestern terminus of US 23 and US 33 concurrencies
110.535177.889 US 23 north / US 33 west / SR 3 north (Third/Fourth Streets) / US 40 west / SR 16 west (Broad Street)Eastern terminus of US 23, US 33, and SR 3 concurrencies, western terminus of US 40 and SR 16 concurrencies
111.225178.999 I-71 – Cincinnati, ClevelandNo access to I-71 north from US 62 east
112.975181.816 US 40 east (Broad Street) / SR 16 eastEastern terminus of US 40 and SR 16 concurrencies
115.065185.179 I-670 westWestern terminus of I-670 concurrency, I-670 Exit 8
Mifflin Township115.945–
116.505
186.595–
187.497
Stelzer Road (CR 177) / Johnstown Road (CR 377) / Cassady Avenue (CR 96) – AirportI-670 Exit 9, Johnstown Road not signed westbound; Cassady Road not signed eastbound
117.575189.219 I-270 – Cleveland, WheelingEastern terminus of I-670
Gahanna119.145191.745 SR 317 (Granville Street)Northern terminus of SR 317
New Albany125.165201.434 SR 605 (North High Street)Southern terminus of SR 605
125.855202.544 SR 161 – Worthington, NewarkInterchange
LickingJohnstown133.725215.210 SR 37 (Main Street) – Sunbury, Newark
Burlington Township142.155228.776 SR 657 – Centerburg, Newark
Utica147.615237.563 SR 13 – Mount Vernon, Newark
US 36 in Millwood
US 250 in Wilmot. The highways travel concurrently through the village for 0.07 miles (0.11 km)
US 30 in Massillion. The highways travel concurrently to Canton.
I‑77 in Canton. I-77/US 62 travels concurrently through the city to exit 107B.
US 224 in Canfield
I‑680 in Youngstown
US 422 in Youngstown
I‑80 north of Hubbard; I-80 exit 234
SR-82 in Masury

Related routes[edit]

Alliance temporary route[edit]

U.S. Route 62T
LocationAlliance
Length4.67 mi[1] (7.52 km)
Existed1998–present

U.S. Route 62 Temporary (US 62T) is a 4.67-mile-long (7.52 km) bypass around the city of Alliance. US 62T, a four-lane highway, begins at US 62 (Atlantic Boulevard NE/State Street) in Stark County. US 62T then has a highway ramp at Beeson Street. Exit ramps provide access from US 62T to Beeson St NE, and then the highway merges onto State Route 225 (SR 225) and ends.

Although the US 62T designation is unsigned, signs on the road read "To West US 62 / To State Route 225 North". The entire route is built to freeway standards with a speed limit of 60 miles per hour (95 km/h).

US 62T is planned to extend to Youngstown by 2030.[citation needed]

The entire route is in Alliance, Stark County. All exits are unnumbered.

mi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00 US 62 / SR 173 – Alliance, CantonDiamond interchange
2.383.83Beeson StreetDiamond interchange
4.677.52 SR 225 – Alliance, RavennaDiamond interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Stark County Roadway Description Inventory Report - DESTAPE" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. August 30, 2017: 19–20. Retrieved July 8, 2018.

External links[edit]

U.S. Route 62
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