Ohio State Route 576

State Route 576 (SR 576) is a north–south state highway located in northwestern Ohio, a U.S. state. The highway's southern terminus is at SR 2 on the boundary between Williams and Defiance Counties, approximately 3.25 miles (5.23 km) southwest of Bryan. The northern terminus of SR 576 is at the Michigan state line about 5.50 miles (8.85 km) northwest of Pioneer, where the roadway continuing into Hillsdale County, Michigan is county-maintained Hillsdale Road.

State Route 576 marker

State Route 576
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length20.50 mi[3] (32.99 km)
Existed1937[1][2]–present
Major junctions
South end SR 2 near Bryan
North endHillsdale Road at the Michigan state line near Pioneer
Location
CountiesWilliams
Highway system
SR 575SR 577

Route descriptionEdit

The entirety of SR 576 is situated within Williams County. No segment of this state highway is included within the National Highway System, a network of routes determined to be the most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[4]

HistoryEdit

When it debuted in 1937, SR 576's routing occupied the portion of its existing alignment between its present southern terminus at SR 2 southwest of Bryan and its eastern junction with SR 107 in Montpelier. At that time, the current stretch of SR 576 between the western SR 107 junction and the eastern US 20 intersection was included as a portion of US 20A, while the stretch between US 20 and the Michigan state line was designated as SR 571.[1][2]

By 1957, SR 576 took on the shape that it has today, when it was extended northerly out of Montpelier concurrent with US 20A to US 20, then west along US 20 a short distance, and north over the former SR 571 to its present northern terminus at the Michigan state line.[5][6] The US 20A concurrency between Montpelier and US 20 was removed from SR 576 by 1964 when the alternate route to US 20 was re-routed to mainline US 20 via SR 15 to the east.[7][8]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Williams County.

Locationmi[3]kmDestinationsNotes
Center Township0.000.00  SR 2 (Bryan Street)
1.011.63  US 6 – Napoleon
4.336.97  SR 34 – Blakeslee, Edon, Bryan
Montpelier11.3718.30   SR 107 east (East Main Street) to Ohio TurnpikeSouthern end of SR 107 concurrency
11.5818.64  SR 107 west (West Main Street) / South Monroe StreetNorthern end of SR 107 concurrency
Bridgewater Township15.5425.01  US 20 east – FayetteSouthern end of US 20 concurrency
16.5426.62  US 20 west – AngolaNorthern end of US 20 concurrency
20.5032.99Hillsdale Road – HillsdaleMichigan state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1936. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  2. ^ a b Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1937. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  3. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-09-02.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  5. ^ Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1955. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  6. ^ Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1957. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  7. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1962. Retrieved 2011-01-28.
  8. ^ Official Ohio Highway Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODOH. Ohio Department of Highways. 1964. Retrieved 2011-01-28.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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