Ohio Roads - US 127/27/52/42

and US 27/42/52/127

Old signs and shields SB at the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, which carries US 42/127 SB into Kentucky and grows US 25. Whether US 25 begins at the state line or here at the left turn is up for debate, but this appears to be the only US 25 shield in Ohio.

US 42/127 NB come off the bridge, turn onto 3rd St., then turn here onto Central Ave. to join US 27/52 from Mehring Way. Central Ave. passes under 2nd St., which is where one would get back onto I-71 NB, so the Alt. route must come back up some other way.

4th St. WB at Central Ave. (27/42/52/127). Have you had enough RIDOT shields yet?

No? These are NB and SB at approximately 5th St.

6th St. WB is where US 27/42/52/127 SB/EB (yes, US 52 is backtracking for a block) do two things: they have direct ramps ahead to US 50, OH 264, and I-75, and they turn left opposite the first block of US 22 EB.

A couple of shields have gone missing, but all four routes are still together SB/EB up to 6th St. The newer overheads with somehow older arrows are at 7th St. but warning everyone to get in the correct lane before they all turn right on 6th.

3rd St. EB, the SB end of the US 27/127 truck route at US 42/127. Truck 27 only continues for another long block before US 42/127 meet US 27/52. OH 127 hopefully only exists on this one assembly.

SB scenes from Central Pkwy., US 27/127 and secretly US 52 as well. Well, a little less secretly in the last photo, though US 52 is generally unsigned for as long as it's on US 127. The photo also doesn't tell you that US 27/127 SB continue straight ahead as well. Maybe they ought to be on the pole in the foreground, because in the background you can see a "52 EAST" assembly. Yes, it should be EAST 52, but it's a lot better than SOUTH 52 with the wrong direction and font.

NB and SB old signs on the Parkway, still with all three US highways.

Colerain Ave. NB arching over the Parkway. There are many pieces of Colerain Ave., the longest of which becomes US 27 north of the city.

Hopple St. EB, courtesy John Krakoff and gone now. US 27 SB comes off of I-75 here at Exit 3 and turn onto Central Pkwy. US 27 NB uses a ramp a bit to the left, so the sign is valid. In terms of US 52, of course not shown here, the EB side comes straight off of I-74 and thus never touches I-75, while the WB side follows US 27 NB. I'm given to presume that US 52 followed a somewhat different routing until recently, based on the lack of signage anywhere.

Low-hanging button copy fruit SB at I-75 Exit 4, US 127 alone.

Spring Grove Ave. SB, Truck 27/127 as shown in the second photo (not an official DOT route, though). The Camp Washington painting on the side of the food market is locally famous, and I'll let you click on it for a closeup.

Maybe because US 224 is up on US 30, and Business 224 is right here (EB) with US 127 (NB), the 30 shield ended up being wide enough for three digits. Courtesy Doug Kerr.

Onto US 27 alone
Onto US 42 alone
Onto US 52 alone

The Bailey Bridge into Kentucky (US 127/25/42)

Into Kentucky on US 127 alone
Into Michigan on US 127
Onto I-71
Onto I-75
Onto US 50
Onto OH 264
Onto US 30
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