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State Route 83 is a north–south state highway in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is near the town of Beverly at State Route 60, and its northern terminus is overlooking Lake Erie at U.S. Route 6 in Avon Lake.

State Route 83 marker

State Route 83
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length157.59 mi[1] (253.62 km)
Existed1972–present
Major junctions
South end SR 60 near Beverly
  I-70 near New Concord
I-71 near Lodi
I-90 / SR 2 in Avon
North end US 6 in Avon Lake
Location
CountiesWashington, Morgan, Noble, Guernsey, Muskingum, Coshocton, Holmes, Wayne, Medina, Lorain
Highway system
SR 82SR 84
I-76SR 76I-77

A portion of SR 83 is part of the Morgan County Scenic Byway.

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Southbound near Burbank, Ohio
  • 1972 – Certified as State Route 83[2] when this designation replaced that of State Route 76 (which was removed to prevent confusion with Interstate 76 after its completion). At this time, the designation was also routed along a new divided highway south and west of Coshocton.[2]

SR 83 was planned to be relocated in Lorain County, but only two short segments of this relocation were built, at Interstate 90/State Route 2 and at State Route 10, with the rest of the plans abandoned after 1991.[3] The latter segment carries part of SR 83C.

Before 1960Edit

  • 1923 – Original route established[4] from Ashtabula to the Pennsylvania state line south of Conneaut.[2]
  • 1926 – Rerouted through Kingsville (village east of Ashtabula) along the current State Route 84 alignment.[2]
  • 1938 – Rerouted from Ashtabula to Kelloggsville (village south of Conneaut) along previously unnumbered roads; alignment through Kingsville certified as State Route 84.[2]
  • 1960 – Route decertified.[2]
 
The northern end at US 6 in Avon Lake.

Major JunctionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
WashingtonWaterford Township0.000.00  SR 60Southern terminus of SR 83.
MorganManchester Township9.5015.29  SR 78Eastern terminus of SR 78 concurrence.
Bristol Township12.3519.88  SR 78Western terminus of SR 78 concurrence.
12.5420.18  SR 284
Noble
No major junctions
GuernseyCumberland25.1240.43  SR 146
  SR 340
Main Street
Westland Township31.4250.57  SR 313Clay Pike Road
MuskingumNew Concord36.2558.34  I-70Junction with I-70 eastbound.
36.4358.63  I-70Junction with I-70 westbound.
37.2860.00  US 22
  US 40
Main Street
Highland Township41.9467.50  SR 209Cambridge Road, Western Terminus of SR 209.
Monroe Township47.3476.19  SR 93Western terminus of SR 93 concurrence (Adamsville-Otsego Road).
47.6576.69  SR 93Eastern terminus of SR 93 concurrence (Plainfield Road).
CoshoctonJackson Township59.8196.25  SR 16Western terminus of SR 16 concurrence.
Coshocton62.57100.70  SR 541Chestnut Street via interchange.
63.11101.57  US 36Western terminus of SR 36 concurrence.
Tuscarawas Township63.46102.13  US 36
  SR 16
Eastern terminus of US 36 and SR 16 concurrence.
Keene Township67.26108.24  SR 643
HolmesMechanic Township83.63134.59  US 62Western terminus of US 62 concurrency.
Millersburg86.55139.29  SR 39
  US 62
Eastern terminus of US 62 concurrency (Jackson Street).
WayneWooster103.38166.37  SR 302
  US 250
Western terminus of US 250 concurrency (Dover Road).
105.98170.56  US 250Eastern terminus of US 250 concurrency (Dover Road).
106.20170.91  US 30Interchange at Lincoln Way
106.28171.04  SR 3Southern eastern terminus of SR 3 concurrency. SR 3 intersects SR 83 at the SR 83/SR 3/US 30 junction following an on-ramp that hits SR 83 from the east side.
109.07175.53  SR 3Northern eastern terminus of SR 3 concurrency. SR 83 and SR 3 split with SR 3 heading east and intersecting Cleveland Road, while SR 83 continues northbound and passes over SR 3. This is why there are two eastern termini of SR 3 while it is concurrent with SR 83.
Congress Township117.57189.21  SR 604Easton Road
MedinaHarrisville Township121.19195.04  I-71I-71 Exit 204
Lodi124.14199.78  SR 421Bank Street to west, Medina Street to east
Harrisville Township124.94201.07  US 42
  US 224
Junction with US 42 northbound and US 224 eastbound (Lafayette Road).
124.99201.15  US 42
  US 224
Junction with US 42 southbound and US 224 westbound (Lafayette Road).
Chatham Township128.77207.24  SR 162Chatham Road
Litchfield133.45214.77  SR 18Southern eastern terminus with SR 18. Southern end of Litchfield traffic circle heading westbound (counterclockwise). Southern terminus with SR 83D (Norwalk Road).
133.53214.90  SR 18Southern eastern terminus with SR 18. Northern end of Litchfield traffic circle heading westbound (counterclockwise). Northern terminus with SR 83D (Norwalk Road).
LorainGrafton Township138.28222.54  SR 303Western terminus of SR 303 (Lagrange-Richfield Road).
138.34222.64  SR 303
  SR 57
Eastern terminus of SR 303 and SR 57 (Medina-Elyria Road).
139.90225.15  SR 57Western terminus of SR 57 (Grafton Road).
Eaton Township143.65231.18  SR 82Royalton Road
North Ridgeville146.34235.51     SR 83C to SR 10 / I-480 / I-80 / Ohio TurnpikeLorain Road; eastern terminus of SR 83C
148.97239.74  US 20
  SR 113
Center Ridge Road
Avon153.77247.47  SR 254Detroit Road
154.09247.98  I-90
  SR 2
I-90/OH-2 Exit 153
Avon Lake157.59253.62  US 6Northern terminus of SR 83 at Lake Road.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Route 83CEdit

Route 83C is an unsigned, ¾-mile route connecting SR 83 with SR 10 in North Ridgeville and Eaton Township. SR 83C runs southwest from SR 83 along Lorain Road and Butternut Ridge Road, then turns northwest, intersecting SR 10 then ending just beyond at Chestnut Ridge Road.[5] The latter road is one of the two constructed segments of the once-proposed relocation of SR 83.[3] The route is marked "To SR 10/I-480/I-80" westbound and "To SR 83" eastbound.[6] (SR 83 as it has remained has not received direct access to SR 10.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Route 83 (The Unofficial Ohio State Highways Web Site) by John Simpson
  3. ^ a b Smith, Taylor J. (2005-03-20). "1955 - 2005, Fifty Years of Progress in Avon". The Morning Journal. Retrieved 2015-04-19.
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation DESTAPE for Lorain County, 2014-07-03.
  6. ^ Google. "Google Street View: 11716 Butternut Ridge Road (October 2013)" (Map). Google Maps. Google.

External linksEdit

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