Ohio State Route 568
|Maintained by O.D.O.T.|
|Length:||16.20 mi (26.07 km)|
|Existed:||1965 – present|
|West end:||SR 12 / SR 37 in Findlay|
|East end:||US 23 / SR 103 / SR 199 in Carey|
State Route 568 (SR 568, OH 568) is an east–west state highway in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The western terminus of this highway is at a signalized intersection in downtown Findlay where it meets State Route 12 and State Route 37. The eastern terminus of State Route 568 is in downtown Carey at a signalized intersection that serves as all of the northern split of the U.S. Route 23/State Route 103 duplex, the western split of the State Route 103/State Route 199 duplex and the southern split of the U.S. Route 23/State Route 199 duplex.
State Route 568 was created in the middle of the 1960s. The entire length of this two-lane highway is part of the former alignment of State Route 15, which was realigned onto a new expressway from Findlay to Carey at that time.
Along its path, State Route 568 passes through eastern Hancock County and northwestern Wyandot County. There are no segments of State Route 568 that are incorporated within the National Highway System, a network of highways deemed most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the country.
|This section requires expansion. (January 2011)|
State Route 568 was established in 1965. With the completion of a new four-lane divided expressway from Interstate 75 south of Findlay and U.S. Route 23/State Route 103 south of Carey, the State Route 15 designation, which had utilized a two-lane roadway between downtown Findlay and downtown Carey to that point, was transferred onto the new expressway, which parallels the two-lane road to the south. Consequently, this two-lane highway became known as State Route 568. The route has utilized the same alignment from inception to this day, and has not seen any significant changes since its original designation.
SR 37 north
|Western terminus at signalized intersection. SR 37 continues north duplexed with SR 12, which enters intersection from the west.|
|0.14||0.23||SR 37 south||Signalized intersection marking southern split of SR 37/SR 568 duplex.
SR 37 departs to the south.
|Biglick Township||9.93||15.98||SR 330 south||Northern terminus of SR 330.|
|Eastern terminus at signalized intersection. US 23 crosses south-to-north.
SR 103 enters from south with US 23, and departs to east with SR 199.
SR 199 enters from east with SR 103, and departs to north with US 23.
- Ohio Department of Highways (1964) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1964ar.sid. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- Ohio Department of Highways (1965) (MrSID). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/TransSysDev/Innovation/prod_services/Documents/StateMaps/otm1965a.sid. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved 2006-11-08.
- Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved 2011-01-17.