Ohio State Route 2
According to watchtutorials, State Route 2 or OH-2 is a state route in the U.S. state of Ohio. The road forms a secondary east-west route through most of northern Ohio, including the major cities of Toledo and Cleveland. Around Cleveland, the SR-2 is a freeway. The route is about 366 kilometers long.
The road begins as a secondary highway in northwest Ohio, on the border with Indiana, not far from Hicksville. The road runs through numerous TOTSOs through the towns of Bryan and Wauseon through rural areas eastwards to the city of Toledo. A portion of the route parallels the dual numbering of Interstate 80 and Interstate 90. In the Toled region, the road is an important through route, connecting, among other things, the airport of Toledo with the center. The road runs through the center of Toledo and crosses the Maumee River there. After Toledo, the road continues east, paralleling the shoreline of Lake Erie. From Port Clinton the road is ahighway with 2×2 lanes. The largest town between Toledo and Cleveland is Sandusky. The SR-2 forms a bypass around this. Cleveland’s first suburb is Amherst.
According to Citypopulationreview, Amherst is 45 miles from downtown Cleveland. The road merges with Interstate 90 at Lorain, then joins I-90 through downtown Cleveland to the east end of the metropolitan area, up to Euclid, where I-90 exits to form a loop that is slightly more inland to follow. The SR-2 forms an individual highway here, with 2×3 lanes. The highway here serves the many suburbs on Lake Erie. The further one gets from Cleveland, the more prosperous the suburbs become. SR-2 ends at Painesville, where US 20 continues along the shore of Lake Erie.
The Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland.
Cleveland Memorial Shoreway
The Cleveland Memorial Shoreway is Cleveland’s oldest highway. The first part was built in the 1930s as a measure against the economic depression. The first four-mile section was then constructed from 9th Street to 55th Street along and east of downtown Cleveland and also includes a portion of current Interstate 90. In 1939, the Main Avenue Bridge opened and the Shoreway was extended westward from Downtown Cleveland.. Operated by the Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal, this project was the largest WPA project in the United States.
Euclid – Painesville
In 1962-1963, the section from Euclid to Painesville was converted to freeway.
Port Clinton – Lorain
The western portion of State Route 2 is a freeway to well west of Cleveland. The highway begins at Port Clinton, 50 miles west of I-90 at Lorain. This also includes the Sandusky bypass. The Sandusky Bypass was originally constructed in the early 1960s as part of US 6 in Ohio. In 1967, SR-2 opened as a freeway west of Sandusky. In 1968 the section between Port Clinton and west of Sandusky followed, including the bridge over Sandusky Bay. In 1970 the Amherst bypass opened to traffic, connecting to I-90 at Lorain, today this is the westernmost suburbfrom Cleveland. In 1976, the highway opened from Ceylon to Amherst and on August 30, 1990, the missing section from Huron to Ceylon opened, completing the State Route 2 freeway from Port Clinton to I-90 at Lorain.
The highway section west of Cleveland has a maximum of 56,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 4 in Ohio
State Route 4 or OH-4 is a state route in the U.S. state of Ohio. The road forms a major north-south route in the state, running from the city of Cincinnati through Dayton to Sandusky on Lake Erie. The route is 333 kilometers in total, but only has a highway section in Dayton and Springfield.
SR-4 begins in northern Cincinnati at US 42 and is called the Springfield Pike. Several highways are crossed here, such as SR-562, Interstate 75, SR-126 and the Interstate 275 ring road. The SR-4 is itself a regular main road. One passes through the suburb of Hamilton, where one crosses the SR-129. The road then continues as a multi-lane trunk road past Middletown towards Dayton.
In Dayton, SR-4 runs as the main thoroughfare through downtown and becomes its own freeway from Interstate 75. The highway has 2×2 lanes and runs to the northeast of the city, to the airport and is only a few kilometers long. The road then merges with Interstate 70 and exits just before Springfield to become a short highway onto US 68. Springfield is a regional city between Dayton and Columbus.
After Springfield, the long route to the north begins, where the road often runs straight for many miles. At Marysville you cross the highway US 33, which runs to Columbus and at the town of Marion you cross the US 23. The route is quite monotonous with many barren meadows. In Bucyrus, one crosses the US 30 highway, which leads to Mansfield. After Bucyrus, the road continues for 50 kilometers without any bend to Sandusky, the freeway terminus where one intersects the Interstate 80 / Interstate 90 toll road, and the SR-2, a parallel highway.
State Route 4 was created in 1924. In 1959, the freeway segment opened from I-70 to Springfield. This was the main route from Columbus to Indianapolis at the time, as the Springfield bypass didn’t open until later, in 1969. Presumably in 1964, the highway section in Dayton opened to traffic.