I guess this would make it easier to give directions to Steubenville?
Ohio 161 to Steubenville? Committee seeks one name for corridor
BY KENT MALLETT • Advocate Reporter • August 22, 2009
HANOVER — A drive from Columbus to Steubenville takes a motorist on one continuous highway identified by three state routes and three U.S. routes.
The Columbus to Pittsburgh Corridor Committee approved a resolution Friday asking the Ohio Department of Transportation to establish one route number to cover the entire Ohio section of the corridor.
The resolution did not suggest a route number, but there was some consensus Ohio 161 would be the logical route to overlay the 120-mile section because the state route simply ends on the corridor, while other routes go elsewhere.
Representatives of the seven counties along the corridor met Friday at Longaberger Golf Course, continuing their quest to make the 160-mile Columbus-to-Pittsburgh corridor a four-lane, limited access, divided highway.
Once the Licking County section is complete, all that remains will be a 10-mile stretch from Dresden to Coshocton, a 28-mile new highway connecting Newcomerstown and Cadiz and a 3-mile section between Cadiz and Hopedale.
There was no opposition at the meeting to using Ohio 161 as the name for the overlay route, keeping in place all other routes joining and leaving the corridor.