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State Route 87 (SR 87) is an east–west highway in northeastern Ohio, a U.S. state. Its western terminus is at Public Square in downtown Cleveland. It is one of 9 other routes to enter downtown Cleveland at Public Square. 87 ends at an intersection with SR 5 and SR 7 near Kinsman.

State Route 87 marker

State Route 87
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length 60.39 mi[1] (97.19 km)
Existed 1924 – present
Major junctions
West end US 6 / US 20 / US 42 / US 322 / US 422 at Public Square in Cleveland
  I-77 / I-90 / SR 10 in Cleveland
I-77 in Cleveland
I-271 / US 422 in Beachwood
SR 11 in Greene Township
East end SR 5 / SR 7 in Kinsman
Location
Counties Cuyahoga, Geauga, Trumbull
Highway system
SR 86SR 88

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Route descriptionEdit

SR 87 begins at Public Square in Cleveland, at an intersection with US 6 / US 42 / SR 3. It is concurrent with US 422 and SR 8 for just over 2 miles (3.2 km) (as well as SR 14 and SR 43 for a short segment), and then leaves the concurrency to occupy a section of Woodland Avenue. The route heads eastward and becomes Buckeye Road, and then Shaker Boulevard, which is a divided boulevard with RTA commuter rail tracks (the "Rapid") between the east- and westbound lanes as it travels through Shaker Heights.[2]

At Richmond Road in Beachwood, SR 87 joins SR 175 from the north and heads south approximately 1-mile (1.6 km) to Chagrin Boulevard, where the route leaves SR 175 and joins US 422 east. A short distance later, at the I-271 interchange, US 422 leaves the concurrency southward, and SR 87 continues east on Chagrin Boulevard through Woodmere Village and Pepper Pike, and then on Pinetree Road and South Woodland Road, intersects SR 91 (SOM Center Road) and enters Moreland Hills.

SR 87 enters Geauga County and becomes Kinsman Road for most of its remaining length, and intersects SR 306 (Chillicothe Road), passes by Punderson State Park, and intersects SR 44 (Ravenna Road) at Newbury.

The route then enters Burton, where it temporarily becomes Center Street and intersects SR 168 (Cheshire Street); then through Ohio's second largest Amish community in Middlefield as High Street, the route intersects SR 608 (State Street).

Just east of Middlefield, the route resumes its Kinsman Road name, and intersects with SR 528 (Madison Road), before entering Trumbull County.

In Trumbull County, SR 87 intersects SR 534 at Mesopotamia, and then SR 45 at North Bloomfield. Next, it crosses SR 46, followed by its interchange with SR 11. Finally, it intersects SR 193 and reaches its terminus at the SR 5 / SR 7 concurrency north of Kinsman.

HistoryEdit

  • Original state route; originally routed from Woodmere to Pennsylvania state line on its current alignment to Burton, State Route 168’s current alignment from Burton to Parkman, and along State Route 88’s current alignment from Parkman to the state line.[3]
  • 1926 – Western terminus moved to Cleveland along previously unnumbered roads.[3]
  • 1926 – Swapped alignments with State Route 168 east of Burton; old alignment from Parkman to state line was designated State Route 88.[3]
  • 1938 – Eastern terminus moved to its current location via previously unnumbered roads.[3]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
CuyahogaCleveland0.000.00          US 6 / US 20 / US 42 west / US 322 east / US 422 east / SR 3 south / SR 8 south / SR 14 east / SR 43 east (Public Square)Termini of US 42, US 322, US 422, SR 3, SR 8, SR 14, SR 43
0.580.93      SR 10 west (Lorain Avenue) / I-77 south / I-90 west to I-71 – Akron, AirportEastern terminus of SR 10; exit 162B on I-77; exits 171A-B on I-90; future intersection with Opportunity Corridor
0.911.46   SR 14 east / SR 43 east (Broadway)Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 14 / SR 43
1.50–
1.68
2.41–
2.70
     I-77 to I-490 / I-71 / I-90 / East 30th Street – AkronExit 162A on I-77
2.423.89   SR 8 south / US 422 east (Kinsman Road) / East 55th StreetEastern terminus of concurrency with OH 8 / US 422
Beachwood10.5817.03  SR 175 north (Richmond Road) / Shaker Boulevard eastWestern terminus of concurrency with SR 175
11.5118.52   SR 175 south (Richmond Road) / US 422 west (Chagrin Boulevard)Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 175; western terminus of concurrency with US 422
11.8619.09   I-271 / US 422 eastEastern terminus of concurrency with US 422; exit 29 on I-271
Pepper Pike14.6023.50  SR 91 (S.O.M. Center Road)
GeaugaRussell Township20.0632.28  SR 306 (Chillicothe Road)
Newbury Township27.8844.87  SR 44 (Ravenna Road) – Chardon, Ravenna
Burton30.4048.92   SR 168 south / SR 700 south (Cheshire Street)Northern terminus of SR 168 / SR 700
Middlefield34.4155.38  SR 608 (State Road)
35.5357.18  SR 528 (Madison Road)
TrumbullMesopotamia Township40.5465.24  SR 534 (Wood Curtis Road)
Bloomfield Township45.0972.57  SR 45
Greene Township51.4582.80  SR 46
GreeneGustavus
township line
53.2085.62  SR 11 – Ashtabula, YoungstownExit 68 on SR 11
Gustavus Township55.6889.61  SR 193 (Youngstown Kingsville Road)
Kinsman Township60.3997.19   SR 5 / SR 7 (Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Great Places in America: Streets". American Planning Association. 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d John Simpson’s Route 87 page[unreliable source] Archived December 25, 2004, at the Wayback Machine.