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State Route 2 is an east-west highway crossing most of northern Ohiomarker. Its western terminus is at the Indianamarker state line near Hicksvillemarker where the route becomes State Road 37 which continues to Fort Wayne, Indianamarker. The eastern terminus of the route is in Painesville Townshipmarker at U.S. Route 20.

It passes through Bryanmarker, Wauseonmarker, and enters greater Toledomarker west of its interchange with the Ohio Turnpike. It continues east from greater Toledo and soon parallels Lake Eriemarker, becoming a freeway near Port Clintonmarker. It then passes Sanduskymarker, where it meets U.S. Route 250 and U.S. Route 6, and separates from the lakeshore as a freeway. Near Elyriamarker, it feeds into Interstate 90, whose route it shares to Rocky Rivermarker, where it follows State Route 254 along Detroit Road into Lakewoodmarker. Here it again joins U.S. 6, as well as U.S. Route 20 on Clifton Blvd. It then becomes part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway in Clevelandmarker, picking up I-90 again near Burke Lakefront Airportmarker. These two highways split near Euclidmarker, and State Route 2 continues along the Lakeland Freeway to Painesville (a portion to be rebuilt 2009–2011), feeding into U.S. 20 eastbound. State Route 2 serves as an access route to lakeshore attractions on Lake Erie from Toledo and Cleveland and as an alternative to the Ohio Turnpike.

Cities and villages along route



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History

  • 1923 – Original route established; follows current US 6 alignment from the Indianamarker state line to Bryanmarker, and current SR 51 and US 20 from Toledomarker to the Pennsylvaniamarker state line.
  • 1926 – Rerouted from Toledo to Clevelandmarker along previous SR 23 alignment from Toledo to Port Clintonmarker, previously unnumbered route from Port Clinton to west of Sanduskymarker, and previous SR 12 from west of Sandusky to Cleveland. Cleveland-to-Pennsylvania alignment certified as US 20.
  • 1931 – Extended to Wickliffemarker along previously unnumbered route.
  • 1936 – Rerouted to Indiana state line via the former SR 108 alignment from Hicksvillemarker to Bryan, and the former SR 18 alignment from the Indiana state line to Hicksville, with which it was dually certified along this route until 1940.
  • 1940 – SR 18 alignment removed from SR 2 alignment west of Hicksville.
  • 1962 – Extended east to SR 86 in Painesvillemarker; Euclidmarker-to-Painesville alignment upgraded to freeway.
  • 1967 – west of Sandusky to west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway, and rerouted on the bypass around Sandusky on former US 6 alignment.
  • 1968 – From SR 169 to west of Sandusky upgraded to freeway.
  • 1970 – From west of Amherstmarker to SR 83 (SR 76 at that time) upgraded to freeway; from east of Amherst to SR 83 dually certified with I-90.
  • 1976 – From Ceylon to west of Amherst upgraded to freeway.
  • 1977 – From SR 83 to Rocky Rivermarker upgraded to freeway and dually certified with I-90.
  • August 30, 1990 – From Huronmarker to Ceylon upgraded to freeway.


Route 2C

State Route 2C is a connecting road that runs from State Route 163 to State Route 2 and State Route 53 near Port Clintonmarker in Ottawa Countymarker, Ohiomarker. State Route 2C was constructed as an access road for the SR2–SR163 intersection because a normal intersection could not be constructed.

Naming

The section of State Route 2 that runs through Erie Countymarker is named for Jackie Mayer, a former Miss America who was born and raised in Sanduskymarker.

The section of State Route 2 that runs through Willoughbymarker is named "Brian Montgomery Memorial Highway" in honor of a Marine Lance Corporal that was killed in the Iraq War in August 2005.

References

  1. Explanation of the Ohio State Highway System (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  2. Route 2 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  3. Route 14 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  4. Ohio Revised Code 5533.66
  5. Ohio Revised Code 5533.63.2
  6. http://www.newsnet5.com/news/4800943/detail.html


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