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Why does OH 3 exist in southern Ohio?
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:37:29 PM »

OH 3 piggybacks on US 22 from Cincinnati all the way to Columbus. So why does OH 3 even exist on this routing at all? Nobody calls it OH 3.
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Re: Why does OH 3 exist in southern Ohio?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 10:50:41 PM »

Because ODOT would have to renumber it Ohio 1 2/5, instead of 3, if it they did away with 3's overlaps with US 22, 62, and 36.
(For those unaware it is Ohio 3 (aka 3-C) because it connects Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati)
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Re: Why does OH 3 exist in southern Ohio?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 09:40:32 PM »

Because ODOT would have to renumber it Ohio 1 2/5, instead of 3, if it they did away with 3's overlaps with US 22, 62, and 36.
(For those unaware it is Ohio 3 (aka 3-C) because it connects Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati)

So it's a completely ceremonial/gratuitous designation?  Funny how the number "3" pops up on such things (e.g., the old GA-based "I-3" proposal). 
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Re: Why does OH 3 exist in southern Ohio?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 10:48:34 PM »

It's probably run its course, and the superfluous concurrencies could probably be eliminated a la WV 4.
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Re: Why does OH 3 exist in southern Ohio?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2018, 11:39:52 PM »

It's probably run its course, and the superfluous concurrencies could probably be eliminated a la WV 4.

Considering the "superfluous" concurrences have been around since the 1930s, and Oh 1, 440, US 21 & 25, have all passed on since this concurrency started, I don't see ODOT changing anything 3-C in our lifetimes.
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