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State Route 5 (SR 5) is an east–west state highway in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. Its western terminus is at Interstate 76 at its interchange with State Route 44 about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Ravenna, and its eastern terminus is at the Pennsylvania state line northeast of Kinsman; this point is also the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 58 which begins to the east.

State Route 5 marker

State Route 5
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length50.91 mi[1] (81.93 km)
Major junctions
West end I-76 / SR 44 near Ravenna
  I-80 / Ohio Turnpike near Newton Falls
US 422 near Warren Township
East end PA 58 near Kinsman
CountiesPortage, Trumbull
Highway system
SR 4US 6
US 27OH-27 (1927).svgSR 28
US 36OH-36 (1927).svgSR 37

Route descriptionEdit


  • 1932 – Current route established; originally routed along the former State Route 36 from Wooster to the Pennsylvania state line along current State Route 585, State Route 59, its current routing east of Ravenna, and a currently unnumbered road through Akron.[2]
  • unknown – Realigned from 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Warren to Cortland.[2]
  • 1969 – Western terminus moved to 3½ south of Ravenna, and routed along new bypass route to 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Ravenna; former alignment from Wooster to State Route 21 certified as State Route 585; former alignment from 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Cuyahoga Falls to 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Ravenna certified as State Route 59.[2]
  • unknown – Realigned from 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Ravenna to 7 miles (11 km) west of Warren.[2]
  • 1970 – Warren Bypass completed from U.S. Route 422 to 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Warren (Elm Road) and certified as State Route 5B.[2]
  • 1971 – Warren Bypass extended to 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Warren; entire bypass certified as State Route 5 (State Route 5B designation removed).[2]
  • 1978 – Warren Bypass upgraded to freeway.[2]

Before 1932Edit

  • 1924 – Original route established;[3] originally routed from the Indiana state line 14 miles (23 km) west of Van Wert to the Pennsylvania state line 6 miles (9.7 km) east of East Liverpool along the current U.S. Route 30 from Indiana to Mansfield, current U.S. Route 42 from Mansfield to Ashland, current U.S. Route 250 from Ashland to 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Wooster, U.S. Route 30 from 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Wooster to 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Dalton, State Route 172 from 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Dalton to Waco, U.S. Route 30 from Waco to East Liverpool, and State Route 39 from East Liverpool to Pennsylvania.[2]
  • 1926 – Truncated at Delphos and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Wooster; Indiana to Delphos and 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Wooster to East Liverpool certified as U.S. Route 30; East Liverpool to Pennsylvania certified as State Route 39; Mansfield to Ashland dually certified as U.S. Route 42 and State Route 5; Ashland to 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Wooster dually certified as State Routes 5 and 6.[2]
  • 1929 – State Route 5 dual certification removed from U.S. Route 42 and State Route 6.[4]
  • 1932 – Delphos to Mansfield certified as U.S. Route 30N.[2]

Major intersectionsEdit

PortageRootstown Township0.000.00   I-76 / SR 44SR 5 begins at I-76 exit ramp; SR 44 joins from the south (I-76 exit 38)
0.771.24South Prospect StreetFormer routing of SR 44 (SR 44C begins north with a length of 0.19 mi.); SR 5/SR 44 bypass route begins
Ravenna Township3.705.95   SR 14 / SR 44SR 14 passes over northwest-southeast; SR 44 leaves concurrency via full-access interchange to join SR 14 bypass northwest
4.326.95  SR 59SR 59 ends to the west; end of SR 5 bypass
Paris Township10.2916.56Newton Falls RoadFormer routing of SR 5
12.6920.42  SR 225SR 225 ends to the south
TrumbullBraceville Township17.0027.36  SR 534SR 534 crosses south–north
18.4929.76   I-80 / Ohio TurnpikeTurnpike passes over northwest-southeast; full-access interchange (turnpike exit 209)
20.2232.54Warren Ravenna RoadFormer routing of SR 5
20.7933.46  SR 82SR 82 joins from the west
Warren Township21.1233.99Burnett StreetFormer routing of SR 5
Western end of freeway (Warren Bypass)
22.2735.84West Market Street – Leavittsburg, WarrenFormer SR 82 alignment (after bypass was constructed) begins to the east; full-access interchange
24.0038.62  US 422 (Parkman Road) – WarrenUS 422 passes under northwest-southeast; full-access interchange
Champion Heights26.1642.10  SR 45 – Warren, AshtabulaSR 45 passes under south–north; full-access interchange
Bazetta Township28.2545.46Perkins Jones RoadRoad passes over; full-access interchange
29.5047.48  SR 82 – Warren, CortlandSR 5 exits freeway, continuing northeast; SR 82 continues southeast on freeway
30.7349.46Warren Meadville RoadFormer routing of SR 5
32.8052.79  SR 305SR 305 crosses west–east
Cortland33.6654.17  SR 46SR 46 joins from the south
33.8054.40  SR 46SR 46 leaves to the north; former southwestern alignment of SR 5
Johnston Township37.7060.67  SR 11SR 11 passes under south–north; full-access interchange
39.7563.97  SR 88SR 88 joins from the west
40.0064.37  SR 193SR 193 crosses south–north
41.4166.64  SR 88SR 88 leaves to the east
Kinsman Township46.3574.59  SR 7SR 7 joins from the south
47.5476.51  SR 87SR 87 ends to the west
47.8977.07  SR 7SR 7 leaves to the north
50.9181.93  PA 58Eastern terminus of SR 5 at Pennsylvania state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Route 5 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  3. ^ Explanation of the Ohio State Highway System Archived May 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation Official maps for 1928 and 1929

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