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State Route 115 (SR 115, OH 115) is a 21.71-mile (34.94 km) long north–south state highway in the western portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway has its southern terminus at a T-intersection with SR 65 in the northernmost portion of the city of Lima. The northern terminus of SR 115 is at a T-intersection with SR 15 approximately 3.75 miles (6.04 km) southeast of the village of Continental.

State Route 115 marker

State Route 115
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length21.71 mi[3][4] (34.94 km)
Existed1923[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 65 in Lima
  US 30 near Lima
US 224 in Kalida
North end SR 15 near Continental
Location
CountiesAllen, Putnam
Highway system
SR 114SR 116

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 115 traverses the northern portion of Allen County and the western half of Putnam County. No section of this state route is included within the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is a network of highways considered to be most important for the nation's economy, mobility and defense.[5]

HistoryEdit

SR 115 made its debut in 1923. When it was first designated, SR 115 utilized all of its current alignment, then proceeded to the northwest from its present northern terminus a short distance along the current SR 15, then known as SR 22, to the County Road 18 (CR 18) intersection. It then followed CR 18 north into Henry County to CR B, where it turned east, and followed CR B a short distance. At CR 17, SR 115 turned north, and followed the county road a short distance to the CR 16C intersection. The state route then followed CR 16C northeast into Holgate, where it ran along Wilhelm Street up to the point where it came to an end at its junction with what is now SR 108, but at the time designated as SR 188.[1][2]

SR 115 would take on its current shape in 1969 when all of the highway from its present northern terminus at SR 15 to SR 108 in Holgate was removed from the state highway system. The concurrent portion with SR 15 became just SR 15, while jurisdiction of all other portions of the former SR 115 was turned over to Putnam and Henry Counties.[6][7]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[3][4]kmDestinationsNotes
AllenLima0.000.00  SR 65Southern terminus at T-intersection
Sugar Creek Township2.654.26  US 30Diamond interchange
PutnamSugar Creek Township6.6110.64  SR 12 east
  SR 189 west
Eastern terminus of SR 189 and western terminus of SR 12
Kalida14.3423.08  US 224 eastSoutheastern split of US 224/SR 115 duplex; US 224 joins from the northeast
14.5423.40  US 224 west
  SR 114 west
Signalized intersection marking northwestern split of US 224/SR 115 duplex and eastern terminus of SR 114;
US 224 departs to the southwest, duplexed with SR 114
Greensburg Township17.7028.49  SR 694
Palmer Township21.7134.94  SR 15Northern terminus at T-intersection
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Map of Ohio State Highways (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. April 1922. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  2. ^ a b Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. July 1923. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 115, Allen County" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-16.
  4. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams: SR 115, Putnam County" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-16.
  5. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  6. ^ Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1967. Retrieved 2011-04-21.
  7. ^ Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved 2011-04-21.

External linksEdit

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