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Old 01-16-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Yes a commendable post. But Reading Rd (US Route 42) to me is an antithesis. It is called an East-West highway but runs from Cleveland Ohio southwest (more south than west) to Cincinnati and then to Louisville Ky (at least it goes mainly west then).

To me, Montgomery Rd, Route 22, the 3-C highway (Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland) is much more representative of travel within Ohio. It connected the commercial centers of Ohio prior to the interstates. Route 42 kind of meandered around without a real purpose.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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To me, Montgomery Rd, Route 22, the 3-C highway (Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland) is much more representative of travel within Ohio. It connected the commercial centers of Ohio prior to the interstates. Route 42 kind of meandered around without a real purpose.
More accurately, it's Ohio Route 3 that is the 3-C Highway; U.S. 22 runs east and west, where Route 3 runs north and south. Route 3 splits off from U.S. 22 in Washington Court House.

U.S. 22 doesn't go to Columbus or Cleveland, but heads east to Circleville, Zanesville, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and ends somewhere in New Jersey.

Beginning in Parma, U.S. 42 runs concurrently with Ohio 3 the whole way to Public Square, and even though it's numbered as an east-west highway, if I recall, it's signed as a north-south highway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Ohiogirl81...

Thanks for the clarification. I often wondered why we had two route numbers on the same road. I only took 22/3 to Washington Court House where I had two aunts and uncles living. Didn't realize 22 went its own direction east from there. May have taken 3 one time further north to Columbus. Never went to Cleveland prior to I-71 being built. And even then I didn't go to Cleveland, I went through Cleveland, or rather around it, on my way to Niagra Falls.
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