State Route 51
is a northwest-southeast highway in northwest Ohio
. Its southern (eastern) terminus is at U.S. Route 20
just south of Elmore, Ohio
, and its northern (western) terminus is at its interchange, along with State Route 184
, at U.S. Route 23
in Sylvania, Ohio
. Before an ODOT
signage project in 2010, the northern (western) portion of the route, from its northern (western) terminus to the Maumee River
was signed as an EAST-WEST route. The portion from the Maumee to its southern (eastern) terminus was signed NORTH-SOUTH. ODOT has now signed all portions as NORTH-SOUTH.
From its southern terminus, State Route 51 heads north to an interchange with the Ohio Turnpike
before it enters Elmore. After exiting Elmore, the route heads northwest through the village of Genoa
and near the town of Millbury
before entering Northwood
. The route from here to the Maumee River is also known as Woodville Road
The route interchanges with Interstate 280
before entering southwest Oregon
and into Toledo
. After it crosses the Maumee, it eventually moves onto Monroe Street
, which moves in a generally northwesternly direction until it reaches U.S. Route 23 in Sylvania, where it ends. State route 184 and US route 223 end here as well.
The original route of State Route 51 was that of current State Route 49
in western Ohio. The route was generally changed from 51 to 49 until the entire route became 49 in 1935.
A new State Route 51 was certified in 1955,... Read More