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State Route 65 (SR 65) is a north–south highway in western Ohio. Its southern terminus is at State Route 47 near Sidney, and its northern terminus is at its interchange with Interstate 280 in Toledo. From south to north, the route passes through the cities of Jackson Center, Uniopolis, Lima, Columbus Grove, Ottawa, Leipsic, Belmore, McClure, Grand Rapids, Perrysburg, Rossford, and Toledo.

State Route 65 marker

State Route 65
Route of SR 65 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length115.84 mi[1] (186.43 km)
Existed1924–present
Major junctions
South end SR 47 near Sidney
  I-75 near Lima
US 30 near Lima
I-75 in Toledo
North end I-280 in Toledo
Location
CountiesShelby, Auglaize, Allen, Putnam, Henry, Wood, Lucas
Highway system
SR 64SR 66
View along State Route 65 in Jackson Center, Shelby County.

Route 65 parallels the south bank of the Maumee River for its northernmost 32 miles, from east of Napoleon to Toledo.

HistoryEdit

State Route 65 is an original state highway. Its original southern terminus was at State Route 15 in Ottawa, and it crossed the Maumee River near Liberty Center, continuing northward to Delta and terminating at the Michigan state line.

In 1931, the route's northern terminus was moved to downtown Toledo along its current route. Most of its former route north of the Maumee River is now that of State Route 109. From 1931 until 1989, State Route 65 did not cross the Maumee River. Until 1964, its route from Perrysburg to Toledo was superseded by U.S. Route 23.

In 1938, State Route 65's southern terminus was extended to its current terminus. It replaced the now defunct State Routes 33 and 318.

In 1989, when U.S. Route 223 was truncated back to Sylvania, State Route 65 was extended along its former route (along with State Route 51) across the Maumee on the Anthony Wayne Bridge. State Route 51 took U.S. Route 223's route on Monroe Street, while State Route 65 took the route of Summit Street from there to Interstate 280.

In June, 2007, the Veterans' Glass City Skyway opened, taking Interstate 280 across the Maumee. Subsequently, State Route 65 was rerouted onto the Robert Craig Memorial Bridge, the former crossing of Interstate 280 across the river, the week after the new bridge opened,[2] ending at the former Front Street interchange.

Major junctionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
ShelbySalem Township0.000.00  SR 47 – Sidney, Bellefontaine
Jackson Township3.215.17   SR 119 west to I-75 – AnnaEastern terminus of SR 119
Jackson Center6.219.99  SR 274 (Pike Street)
AuglaizeClay Township10.3716.69  SR 720 east / CR 100 (Santa Fe New Knoxville Road)Western terminus of SR 720
ClayUnion
township line
14.4823.30  US 33 east / Boundary Road – LakeviewSouthern end of US 33 concurrency
16.5326.60  US 33 / Walnut Street – WapakonetaNorthern end of US 33 concurrency
Uniopolis19.7231.74  SR 67 (Ohio Street)
AllenLimaPerry Township
municipal line
26.37–
26.45
42.44–
42.57
  I-75 – Toledo, DaytonExit 122 (I-75)
Lima29.1546.91   SR 117 east / SR 309 east (Elm Street) / Pine StreetSouthern end of SR 117 / SR 309 concurrencies
29.3747.27  SR 117 west (Elm Street) / Union StreetNorthern end of SR 117 concurrency
29.7547.88  SR 81 east (North Street) / Union StreetSouthern end of SR 81 concurrency
29.9448.18   SR 81 west / SR 309 west (North Street) / Elizabeth StreetNorthern end of SR 81 / SR 309 concurrencies
AmericanBath
township line
33.8154.41  SR 115 north – KalidaSouthern terminus of SR 115
Monroe Township35.73–
35.95
57.50–
57.86
  US 30 – Beaverdam, DelphosInterchange
PutnamColumbus Grove42.4568.32  SR 12 (Delphos Road)
Ottawa49.7079.98    US 224 / SR 15 east (Main Street) / SR 109 beginsSouthern end of SR 15 / SR 109 concurencies
50.1780.74  SR 15 west (Defiance Street) / Taft AvenueNorthern end of SR 15 concurrency
50.4581.19  SR 109 north (Locust Street)Northern end of SR 109 concurrency
Leipsic57.5292.57  SR 613 (Main Street)
HenryBartlow Township67.64108.86  SR 18 east – DeshlerSouthern end of SR 18 concurrency
68.52110.27   SR 18 west / CR E – HamlerNorthern end of SR 18 concurrency
Richfield Township72.54116.74  SR 281 – Defiance, Custar
McClure78.59126.48  US 6 (North Street)
Damascus Township81.61131.34  SR 110 west – NapoleonEastern terminus of SR 110
WoodGrand Rapids85.96138.34  SR 295 north / Bridge StreetSouthern terminus of SR 295
Washington Township90.60145.81  SR 235 south (Otsego Pike) – Weston, Hoytville, McCombNorthern terminus of SR 235
Middleton Township93.28150.12  SR 582 eastWestern terminus of SR 582
96.14154.72  SR 64 southSouthern end of SR 64 concurrency
96.70155.62  SR 64 north – Waterville, WhitehouseNorthern end of SR 64 concurrency
Perrysburg102.43164.85  SR 25 south (West Boundary Street) / Indiana AvenueSouthern end of SR 25 concurrency
102.69165.26   US 20 west / SR 25 north / Front StreetNorthern end of SR 25 concurrency; southern end of US 20 concurrency
103.36166.34  US 20 east (Louisiana Avenue)Northern end of US 20 concurrency
LucasToledo109.54–
109.72
176.29–
176.58
  I-75 – Dayton, DetroitExit 199 (I-75)
111.61179.62   SR 2 east / SR 51 south (Woodville Road) / Oak StreetSouthern end of SR 2 / SR 51 concurrencies
Maumee RiverAnthony Wayne Bridge
Toledo112.41180.91  SR 2 west (Summit Street) / Clayton StreetNorthern end of SR 2 concurrency
112.90181.69  SR 51 north (Monroe Street)Northern end of SR 51 concurrency
113.45182.58  SR 120 west (Cherry Street)Eastern terminus of SR 120
Maumee RiverCraig Memorial Bridge
Toledo115.01–
115.84
185.09–
186.43
  I-280 / Front Street – Cleveland, DetroitExit 9 (I-280)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "DESTAPE". Ohio Department of Transportation. July 16, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Weber, Laren (2007-06-17). "Beneath the beams, abutments, and concrete, Toledo's Maumee crossings have a story to tell". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2009-08-27.