U.S. Route 20 in Ohio

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U.S. Route 20 marker

U.S. Route 20
US 20 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length260.54 mi[1] (419.30 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 20 at the Ohio-Indiana border near Edon
 
East end US 20 at the Ohio-Pennsylvania border at Conneaut
Location
CountiesWilliams, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Huron, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula
Highway system
SR 19SR 20

U.S. Route 20 (US 20) is a United States Numbered Highway that runs from Newport, Oregon to Boston, Massachusetts. Within the state of Ohio, the route runs from the Indiana border near Edon to the Pennsylvania border at Conneaut. The route passes through rural areas west of Toledo, and passes through Public Square in Cleveland. It is one of 9 other routes to enter downtown Cleveland at Public Square, and it serves some of Cleveland's northeastern suburbs.

History[edit]

Prior to the establishment of the U.S. highway system in 1926, the general routing of US 20 was occupied by SR 23 from the Indiana state line to Toledo, SR 102 from Toledo to Woodville, and SR 2 from Woodville east to the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.[2] The route has existed closely to its 1926 routing, except for two bypasses: one built around the north side of Fremont between 1957 and 1958,[3][4] and a second built around the south side of Norwalk by 1967.[5] By 1932 US 20 between Pioneer and Maumee had become US 20N and a US 20S designation had been created to the south between those points;[6] by 1935 US 20N had reverted to US 20 and US 20S had become US 20A.[7]

Route description[edit]

US 20 enters the state in Northwest Township, Williams County. The route parallels the Ohio Turnpike (Interstate 80/Interstate 90) through rural farmland in the northwest corner of the state. Within the city of Toledo, the route turns north-south along Reynolds Road, which becomes Conant Street as the route enters Maumee. After crosing the Maumee River into Perrysburg, US 20 continues through downtown Perrysburg, then angles southeasterly, becoming concurrent with US 23 until Woodville. US 20 continues southeasterly towards the bypass of Fremont, most of which is concurrent with US 6.

From Fremont eastward, the route becomes a divided highway, except when passing through the communities of Clyde, Bellevue, and Monroeville. The route bypasses Norwalk to the south as an expressway, with much of the old routing of US 20 maintained as part of SR 61. Near Oberlin, US 20 once again becomes an expressway, until the route continues northward on a divided bypass on the east side of Elyria while the freeway continues easterly as SR 10. US 20 turns east again on the east side of Elyria, following Cleveland Street and Center Ridge Road through western suburban Cleveland.

In Lakewood, the route becomes concurrent with US 6 and SR 2, with a portion of the route following the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway. US 20 departs from the Shoreway then crosses the Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River into downtown Cleveland. From there, the route passes through Public Square easterly, paralleling U.S. Route 322 one block to the south until nearing Case Western Reserve University. It travels northeasterly through the east side of Cleveland as Euclid Avenue, then through the suburbs of Euclid, Wickliffe, Willoughby, Mentor, Ohio, and Painesville, then continues easterly, roughly paralleling the Lake Erie shoreline through Geneva, Ashtabula, and Conneaut and into Pennsylvania.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
WilliamsNorthwest Township0.000.00 US 20 west – Fort WayneIndiana state line
2.073.33 SR 49 south to Ohio Turnpike / CR 3 – Edon, EdgertonWestern end of SR 49 overlap
3.074.94 SR 49 north / CR 4 – Cooney, Camden, MIEastern end of SR 49 overlap
Bridgewater Township9.1314.69 SR 576 north / CR 10 – Bridgewater Center, Hillsdale, MIWestern end of SR 576 overlap
10.1416.32 SR 576 south / CR 11 – MontpelierEastern end of SR 576 overlap
BridgewaterMadison
township line
12.05–
12.11
19.39–
19.49
US 20A east – Holiday CityWestern end of US 20A
Madison Township14.3323.06 SR 15 – Pioneer, Holiday City, Bryan
Mill Creek Township21.96–
21.99
35.34–
35.39
US 127 south / CR 22Q – West Unity, BryanWestern end of US 127 overlap
FultonGorham Township24.64–
24.76
39.65–
39.85
US 127 north (Meridian Road) – Hudson, MIEastern end of US 127 overlap
Fayette26.3942.47 SR 66 south (Fayette Street)Northern end of SR 66
Chesterfield Township33.0853.24 SR 108 north / CR 18Western end of SR 108 overlap
36.0858.07 SR 108 south – WauseonEastern end of SR 108 overlap
Royalton Township42.1167.77 SR 109 – Adrian, Michigan, Delta
Assumption48.5378.10 SR 64 / SR 120 west – Metamora, SwantonWestern end of SR 120 overlap
LucasRichfield Township52.3484.23 SR 295 (Berkey Southern Road) – Berkey, Whitehouse
Sylvania59.7796.19 I-475 / US 23 – Maumee, Ann Arbor, MichiganExit 13 on I-475; single-point urban interchange
60.8897.98 SR 120 east (Central Avenue)Eastern end of SR 120 overlap
Toledo62.63100.79 SR 246 east (Dorr Street)Western end of SR 246
65.17104.88 SR 2 (Airport Highway)
Maumee66.91–
67.17
107.68–
108.10
I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike – Chicago, ClevelandDouble trumpet interchange; exit 59 on Ohio Turnpike
68.71110.58 US 20A west (Illinois Avenue) / Indiana AvenueEastern end of US 20A
68.85110.80 US 24 / SR 25 north (Anthony Wayne Trail) to I-475 / US 23Western end of SR 25 overlap
WoodPerrysburg69.91112.51 SR 25 south (Boundary Street) / SR 65 southEastern end of SR 25 overlap; western end of SR 65 overlap
70.59113.60 SR 65 north (Front Street)Eastern end of SR 65 overlap
70.85114.02 SR 199 begins (Louisiana Avenue) / SR 795 (Indiana Avenue)Northern end of SR 199; western end of SR 795
71.09114.41 SR 795 east (Indiana Avenue) / Locust StreetEastern end of SR 795 overlap
72.11–
72.41
116.05–
116.53
I-75 / US 23 north – Dayton, Ann Arbor, ToledoWestern end of US 23 overlap; exit 193 on I-75
Troy Township78.32126.04 SR 163 eastWestern end of SR 163
80.52–
81.46
129.58–
131.10
81A SR 420 to I-280 – ToledoTo Ohio Turnpike (I-80/I-90); exits 81A and 81B are connected eastbound; SR 420 exits 1A-B
81.09–
81.46
130.50–
131.10
81BPemberville Road
WoodSandusky
county line
TroyWoodville
township line
83.47134.33 US 23 south / CR 2 (North Fostoria Road) – FostoriaEastern end of US 23 overlap
SanduskyWoodville86.11138.58 SR 105 west (Pemberville Road)Western end of SR 105 overlap
86.65139.45 SR 105 east (Water Street)Eastern end of SR 105 overlap
Woodville Township89.16143.49 SR 300 south / Magsig Road – GibsonburgNorthern end of SR 300
WoodvilleWashington
township line
90.30145.32 SR 51 north / CR 66 (Township Line Road) – ElmoreSouthern end of SR 51
Hessville93.70150.80 SR 600 west / CR 92 (Hessville Road) – GibsonburgEastern end of SR 600
Washington Township94.90152.73 SR 590 – Lindsey, Bettsville
Sandusky Township98.06–
98.76
157.81–
158.94
98 US 6 west / SR 53 south / State Street – Tiffin, FremontWestern end of US 6 and SR 53 concurrencies; western end of expressway; no access from westbound US 20 to eastbound State Street; formerly exit 92
Fremont99.71–
100.02
160.47–
160.97
100 SR 19 north / Oak Harbor Road – Oak HarborWestern end of SR 19 overlap; formerly exit 94
100.55–
101.01
161.82–
162.56
101 SR 53 north / Rawson Avenue – Port Clinton, Lake Erie Islands, Sandusky County FairgroundsEastern end of SR 53 overlap; formerly exit 95
102.15–
102.40
164.39–
164.80
102 US 6 east / North 5th Street – SanduskyEastern end of US 6 overlap
Sandusky Township102.93–
103.28
165.65–
166.21
103 SR 412 (Castalia Street)
Green Creek Township104.92–
104.95
168.85–
168.90
105State Street — FremontWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; eastern end of expressway
105.39169.61 SR 19 south / South Shock Road – Green SpringsEastern end of SR 19 overlap
Clyde109.68176.51 SR 510 (Main Street)
109.87176.82 SR 101 (Maple Street)
Bellevue117.07188.41 SR 18 west (Kilbourne Street) / Exchange StreetWestern end of SR 18 overlap
SanduskyHuron
county line
117.199188.614 To SR 269 south (Northwest Street / Monroe Street) / SR 113 begins / Southwest StreetCross street officially SR 269-D; unsigned beginning of SR 113
Huron117.20188.62 SR 269 (Sandusky Street)
118.08190.03 SR 113 east to Ohio TurnpikeWestern end of official SR 113 overlap; western signed terminus of SR 113
119.609192.492 SR 4 to Ohio Turnpike – Bucyrus, Sandusky
Monroeville124.46200.30
SR 99 / SR 547 Truck west (North Ridge Street) – Willard
Western end of SR 547 Truck overlap
125.11201.35
SR 547 west (Monroe Street) / SR 547 Truck ends / Milan Avenue
Eastern end of SR 547; eastern end of SR 547 Truck
Ridgefield Township127.56–
127.73
205.29–
205.56
To SR 61 – NorwalkEastbound exit and westbound entrance; via unsigned SR 61-C
Norwalk130.44–
130.76
209.92–
210.44
US 250 / SR 13 to Ohio Turnpike – Norwalk, AshlandInterchange
132.43–
132.80
213.13–
213.72
SR 18 east / Woodlawn AvenueEastern end of SR 18 overlap; interchange
133.34214.59Cleveland RoadEast end of expressway
NorwalkTownsend
township line
134.93217.15 SR 601 – Milan, Summit Motorsports Park
Wakeman141.80–
141.87
228.20–
228.32
SR 303 east (Townsend Street)Western end of SR 303
142.72229.69 SR 60 south (River Street) / South Railroad Street – Ashland, New LondonWestern end of SR 60 overlap
142.85229.89 SR 60 – VermilionEastern end of SR 60 overlap
LorainCamden Township147.85237.94 SR 511 – Kipton, Oberlin, Ashland
Oberlin152.39245.25 SR 58 – Oberlin, Lorain, Wellington, Ashland
New Russia Township154.36248.42Western end of freeway
New Russia Township155.42–
155.73
250.12–
250.62
SR 511 south – OberlinEastern end of SR 511
Carlisle Township158.66–
159.01
255.34–
255.90
SR 301 south (Lagrange Road) – LagrangeWestern end of SR 301 overlap
160.95–
161.27
259.02–
259.54
Grafton Road
Eaton Township161.50–
162.12
259.91–
260.91
SR 10 east to I-480 – Cleveland
SR 57 / SR 301 north – Grafton, Medina
Eastern end of expressway, which continues eastbound as SR 10; US 20 and SR 301 depart eastbound via exit ramp; western end of SR 57 overlap
Elyria165.20265.86 SR 301 north / SR 57 north / SR 113 west (John F. Kennedy Memorial Parkway) / Cleveland Street – LorainEastern end of SR 301 and SR 57 concurrencies; western end of SR 113 overlap
North Ridgeville168.34270.92 SR 83 (Avon Belden Road) – Avon Lake, Wooster
CuyahogaWestlake176.09283.39 SR 252 (Columbia Road)
Rocky River180.70290.81
SR 254 west (Detroit Road) / SR 113 south (Wooster Road / West Lake Road) / US 6 Alt. west
Eastern end of SR 254 (officially part of SR 254-D which continues on West Lake Road); signed northern end of SR 113; western end of US 6 Alt. overlap
Lakewood180.90291.13
US 6 Alt. east (Detroit Avenue) / Valley Parkway
Eastern end of US 6 Alt. overlap
181.45292.02 SR 237 south (West Clifton Boulevard) / Northwood AvenueWestern end of SR 237 overlap
181.79292.56 US 6 west / SR 2 west (Clifton Boulevard)Western end of US 6 and SR 2 concurrencies; northern end of SR 237; unsigned end of SR 113
Cleveland185.94299.24Western end of Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
185.94–
186.09
299.24–
299.48
Lake Avenue / West BoulevardWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
186.47–
186.80
300.09–
300.63
West 73rd Street
187.41–
187.49
301.61–
301.74
West 45th StreetEastbound exit and entrance
187.39–
187.51
301.57–
301.77
193West 49th StreetWestbound exit and entrance; exit numbered only on westbound side
187.84302.30 SR 2 east to I-90US 6 and US 20 exit onto 25th Street; SR 2 continues eastbound on the Shoreway; eastern end of SR 2 overlap
188.11302.73
US 6 Alt. west (Detroit Avenue) to SR 2 east / US 42 south (25th Street) / SR 3 south
Western end of US 42 and SR 3 concurrencies; eastern end of US 6 Alt.
188.18–
188.71
302.85–
303.70
Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River
188.98–
189.13
304.13–
304.38
US 6 east / US 322 east (Superior Avenue) / US 422 east / SR 8 south / SR 14 east / SR 43 south / SR 87 east (Ontario Street) / US 42 / SR 3 ends / Public SquareEastern terminus of US 6 / US 42 concurrency;
eastern terminus of US 42;
western terminus of US 322 / US 422 / SR 14 / SR 87;
northern terminus of SR 3 / SR 8 / SR 43
193.14310.83 SR 10 (Opportunity Corridor)
193.32–
193.38
311.12–
311.21
US 322 west (Chester Avenue) / Stearns Road / Martin Luther King Jr. DriveWestern end of US 322 overlap
193.80311.89 US 322 east (Mayfield Road) / Ford DriveEastern end of US 322 overlap
East Cleveland195.09313.97 US 6 west (Superior Avenue) / Superior RoadWestern end of US 6 overlap
Euclid196.93316.93 US 6 east / SR 84 east (Chardon Road)Eastern end of US 6 overlap; western end of SR 84
201.54324.35 SR 175 (Richmond Road)
CuyahogaLake
county line
EuclidWickliffe
city line
202.40–
202.66
325.73–
326.15
I-90 to I-271 south to SR 2 – Erie, PA, Columbus, Cleveland, PainesvilleExit 186 on I-90
LakeWickliffe203.36327.28 SR 633 north (Lloyd Road) to SR 2Southern end of SR 633
Willoughby205.69331.03 SR 91 (SOM Center Road)
207.81334.44 SR 174 south (River Street) / Spaulding StreetNorthern signed end of SR 174; SR 174 officially continues north along US 20
207.97334.70 SR 640 west (Vine Street) / SR 174 ends / Erie StreetEastern end of SR 640; unsigned northern end of SR 174
Mentor209.75337.56 SR 306 (Reynolds Road)
211.92341.05 SR 615 (Center Street) to I-90
Painesville216.76348.84 To SR 44 / SR 2 / Fern DriveSouthbound exit and northbound entrance from SR 44; ramps connect to US 20 via Fern Drive
218.38351.45 SR 283 north (Richmond Street)Southern end of SR 283
218.73352.01 SR 86 east (State Street)Western end of SR 86
Painesville Township220.85355.42 SR 535 west to SR 2Eastern end of SR 535
222.04357.34 SR 2 west (Lakeland Freeway)Westbound exit and eastbound entrance; eastern end of SR 2
Madison Township230.46370.89 SR 528 south (Hubbard Road)Northern end of SR 528
AshtabulaGeneva235.80379.48 SR 534 (Broadway)
Saybrook Township241.03387.90 SR 45 (Center Road) to I-90 – Austinburg
Ashtabula Township246.55–
246.63
396.78–
396.91
SR 11 to I-90 / SR 531 / Eureka Road – YoungstownExit 97 on SR 11
North Kingsville250.88403.75 SR 193 (Main Street)
Conneaut258.27415.65 SR 7 south (Mill Street) to I-90Western end of SR 7 overlap
258.49416.00 SR 7 north (Broad Street)Eastern end of SR 7 overlap
260.54419.30 US 20 east – ErieContinuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


U.S. Route 20
Previous state:
Indiana
Ohio Next state:
Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 3, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Sandusky, Huron, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula.
  2. ^ 1925 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1925.
  3. ^ 1957 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1957. § G4.
  4. ^ 1958 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1958. § G4.
  5. ^ 1967 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1967. § I5.
  6. ^ 1932 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1932.
  7. ^ 1935 Official Highway Map (Map). Ohio Department of Highways. 1935.

Further reading[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  • Harter, Kevin (June 18, 1995). "The Road Less Traveled". The Plain Dealer Sunday magazine. pp. 8–13.