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Ohio State Route 189

State Route 189 (SR 189, OH 189) is a 11.58-mile (18.64 km) long state highway in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway runs from its western terminus at its junction with U.S. Route 224 (US 224) and SR 66 in Ottoville to its eastern terminus at the intersection of SR 115 and SR 12 in Vaughnsville, nearly 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Columbus Grove. SR 189 runs entirely within Putnam County and is entirely a two-lane highway.

State Route 189 marker

State Route 189
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length11.58 mi[3] (18.64 km)
Existed1923[1][2]–present
Major junctions
West end US 224 / SR 66 in Ottoville
East end SR 12 / SR 115 in Vaughnsville
Location
CountiesPutnam
Highway system
SR 188SR 190

The SR 189 designation was applied in the early 1920s. The designation was on a route that was to the south of the current. In the mid 1920s SR 189 was rerouted onto its current route between Fort Jennings and Vaughnsville. The route was extended to Ottoville in the early 1930s.

Route descriptionEdit

 
Community center in Fort Jennings

SR 189 begins at a three-way intersection, in Ottoville, with SR 66 entering from the south and US 224 and SR 66 entering from the west. SR 189 heads east concurrent with US 224, passing through residential and commercial properties.[4][5][6] Here, SR 189 has its highest traffic counts; within the 2011 ODOT survey, the road is listed with an average annual daily traffic(AADT) of 3,930 vehicles on a section of highway that is concurrent with US 224.[7] US 224 turns north and SR 189 continues easterly. The route passes through residential properties, before curving towards the southeast. After curving towards the southeast, the route leaves the village of Ottoville and the road passes through farmland. The highway enters the village of Fort Jennings, passing through residential properties. The highway has a T-intersection with SR 190.[4][5][6]

At the T-intersection, SR 189 turns towards the southwest, concurrent with SR 190. The road passes through commercial properties, before the concurrency ends with SR 189 turning towards the southeast. SR 189 crosses the Auglaize River and leaves the village of Fort Jennings. The road heads east-southeast through farmland as a two-lane highway. The highway cross over the Ottawa River and enters Rimer. SR 189 makes a sharp curve towards the south, followed by a sharp curve towards the east. The road makes another sharp curve towards the south, after leaving Rimer the road curves towards the southeast, paralleling the Ottawa River. As the river curves towards the south, SR 189 curves due east.[4][5][6] SR 189 heads east towards Vaughnsville, the AADT drops to 330 vehicles through this section of road.[7] In Vaughnsville, SR 189 has an intersection with SR 115. Continuing east after SR 189 ends is SR 12.[4][5][6] There are no segments of SR 189 that are included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[8]

HistoryEdit

The SR 189 designation was applied in 1923. It was originally routed from Columbus Grove to the former SR 5 near Delphos, concurrent with SR 106 east of SR 115.[1][2] In 1924, SR 189 that was concurrent with SR 106 was removed.[2][9] SR 189 was rerouted in 1925, to it current route between SR 190 and SR 115.[9][10] Then, in 1932, the road was extended from SR 190 to SR 66 in Ottoville.[11][12]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Putnam County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Ottoville0.000.00  US 224 west
  SR 66
Western terminus at three-way stop T-intersection with flashing beacon;
US 224 continues west joined by SR 66, which enters intersection from the south
0.110.18  US 224 eastFour-way stop intersection marking eastern split of US 224/SR 66 duplex;
US 224 departs to the north
Fort Jennings3.115.01  SR 190 north
  SR 634 north
T-intersection marking northeastern split of SR 189/SR 190 duplex;
SR 190 joins from the northeast, joined by SR 634, whose southern terminus is at this location
3.305.31  SR 190 southSouthwestern split of SR 189/SR 190 duplex; SR 190 departs to the southwest
Sugar Creek Township11.5818.64  SR 12 east
  SR 115
Eastern terminus at intersection that doubles as western terminus of SR l2;
SR 115 crosses south-to-north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Map of Ohio State Highways (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. April 1922. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. July 1923. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Staff. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Map of Putnam County, Ohio (PDF) (Map). Cartography by ODOT. Ohio Department of Transportation. December 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d Google (August 13, 2013). "Overview Map of State Route 189" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d Ohio Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by ODOT. Ohio Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  7. ^ a b Traffic Survey Report - Putnam County (PDF) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  8. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  9. ^ a b Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. August 1924. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  10. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. August 1925. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  11. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1931. Retrieved August 13, 2013.
  12. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1932. Retrieved August 13, 2013.

External linksEdit

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