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State Route 51 marker
State Route 51
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length30.76 mi[1] (49.50 km)
Major junctions
South end US 20 near Elmore
Major intersections
North end US 23 / US 223 / SR 184 in Sylvania
CountryUnited States
CountiesSandusky, Ottawa, Wood, Lucas
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
US 50N US 52

State Route 51 (SR 51) is a northwest-southeast highway (signed north-south) in northwest Ohio. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 20 just south of Elmore, Ohio, and its northern 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.

Route description

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 northwesterly direction until it reaches U.S. Route 23 in Sylvania, where it ends. SR 184 and US 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, with its southern terminus where it is now and its northern terminus at then-State Route 120 (close to where I-280 is now) in Northwood. State Route 51 was extended to State Route 2 in Oregon in 1959.

In 1989, State Route 51 replaced the route of U.S. Route 223 though Toledo and Sylvania across the Maumee River and on Monroe Street. U.S. Route 223 now officially ends at U.S. Route 23's interchange with State Routes 51 and 184 in Sylvania.

State Route 51's interchange with the Ohio Turnpike was opened in 1997.

Major junctions

township line
0.000.00 US 20 / CR 66 (Township Line Road) – Fremont, Woodville

I-80 Toll / I-90 Toll / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, Toledo
Exit 81 (I-80/I-90/Ohio Tpk.)
OttawaHarris Township3.866.21 SR 105
Clay Township7.1911.57 SR 163 – Oak Harbor, Genoa
township line
11.7018.83 SR 795 west / CR 66 (Moline Martin Road) – Millbury, PerrysburgEastern terminus of SR 795
WoodLake Township15.9025.59 SR 579 east (Williston Road)Western terminus of SR 579
I-280 / Wales Road / Curtice Road – Toledo, ClevelandExit 6A (I-280)
LucasToledo19.7631.80 SR 2 east (Navarre Avenue) / Berry StreetSouthern end of SR 2 concurrency
20.2132.52 SR 65 south (Oak Street)Southern end of SR 65 concurrency
Maumee RiverAnthony Wayne Bridge
Toledo21.0533.88 SR 2 west (South Summit Street) / Clayton StreetNorthern end of SR 2 concurrency
21.5034.60 SR 65 north (North Summit Street) / Monroe StreetNorthern end of SR 65 concurrency
21.7434.99 SR 25 north (North Erie Street)One-way pair
21.8535.16 SR 25 south (North Michigan Street)One-way pair
22.2535.81 SR 246 west (17th Street)Eastern terminus of SR 246
US 24 (North Detroit Avenue) to I-75
25.3440.78 SR 120 (West Central Avenue) / Northwood Avenue
26.2742.28 I-475 eastExit 18A (I-475); southbound SR 51 to eastbound I-475 / westbound I-475 to northbound SR 51 only
US 23 / US 223 north / SR 184 east (Alexis Road) / Monroe Street – Ann Arbor, MI, ToledoInterchange; southern terminus of US 223, western terminus of SR 184
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map:

  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams - SR 51". Retrieved January 11, 2014.