US 6 in Ohio


US 6
Get started Edgerton
End Richmond Center
Length 261 mi
Length 420 km
  • Indiana
  • Edgerton
  • Bryan
  • Napoleon
  • Bowling Green
  • Burner
  • Fremont
  • Sandusky
  • Huron
  • vermilion
  • Lorain
  • Cleveland
  • Chardon
  • Andover
  • Pennsylvania

According to Biotionary, US 6 is a US Highway in the US state of Ohio. The road forms an east-west connection through the north of the state and mainly parallels Interstate 90. The road mainly serves the city of Cleveland. US 6 is 420 kilometers long.

Travel directions

US 6/20 around Fremont.

Western Ohio

US 6 in Indiana comes from the Chicago area but does not pass through larger towns in Indiana and western Ohio. The first 60 kilometers in Ohio to the town of Napoleon is a simple single-lane road through the flat meadows. Around Napoleon, the US 6 partly coincides with the US 24, the bypass has been developed here as a freeway. Then follows a 120-kilometer route to the town of Sandusky on Lake Erie. This is largely a single lane road. There is a bypass along Bowling Green where it crosses Interstate 75 and a bypass along Fremont where it crosses US 20. The US 6 has no connection to the Ohio Turnpike. US 6 runs right through the town of Sandusky, although State Route 2 is available as a freeway bypass.

Cleveland Region

The Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

After Sandusky there is a approximately 100 kilometer long route to Cleveland. The US 6 follows the shoreline of the great Lake Erie here. The passing importance of US 6 is very limited here, State Route 2 and later Interstate 90 form a faster route parallel to US 6, which takes long stretches through built-up areas. In Cleveland, US 6 follows part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, a freeway that is primarily part of State Route 2. The Detroit-Superior Bridge crosses the Cuyahoga River. The road runs through downtown Cleveland, across Public Square. The US 6 then follows a series of urban arterialsto the east of the city and eventually bends to the northeast. Again, I-90 runs largely parallel to US 6.

Eastern Ohio

US 6 exits the Cleveland metropolitan area from the Euclid suburb, then heads through more wooded areas, progressively further south of I-90. After Euclid, almost 100 kilometers of single-lane road follow until the border with Pennsylvania, this is a quiet area without larger towns. It still crosses the State Route 11 freeway. The border with Pennsylvania is formed by the Pymatuning Reservoir, the US 6 curves around it. US 6 in Pennsylvania then continues through the relatively sparsely populated northern Pennsylvania.


US 6 was created in 1926, although initially it ran no more west than Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1932, the route was extended west through Ohio to Colorado, creating the current route through Ohio. The route of US 6 has not changed in the state since then. In the 1930s, the Charles Berry Bridge in Lorain opened to traffic, which was replaced in 1988 by one of the largest bascule bridges in the world. In 1964 a high bridge of US 6 opened over the Rocky River in the town of the same name, which is a western suburb of Cleveland.

Several freeways were built in the vicinity of US 6 from the 1950s, but none have been built directly over the individual sections of US 6, giving it a secondary function since the highway era. Even in Cleveland, the US 6 is not built to a high standard.

The Fremont freeway bypass opened in about 1958, but it is mainly built for traffic on US 20, where US 6 is piggybacking. The Napoleon freeway bypass opened to traffic circa 1969, but was constructed primarily as part of US 24. Around 1969, Bowling Green’s south bypass with 2×2 lanes also opened.


The Detroit-Superior Bridge over the Cuyahoga River near downtown Cleveland was built between 1914 and 1948. This is a large steel arch bridge and was the first high fixed bridge in the Cleveland area. The monumental bridge was one of the largest in the world at the time. It is a double deck bridge where the lower level was used for a tram. In 1968-1969 the carriageway was widened to 4 lanes, by narrowing the footpath, with 3 lanes through the inside of the arch and an extra lane on the outside. Since 1974, the bridge has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Columbus, Ohio

The skyline of Columbus

Columbus is the capital and largest city of the US state of Ohio with 754,885 inhabitants in the year 2008. It is also the 16th largest city in the United States. Cleveland is Ohio’s second largest city. The city is planned and built in the middle of the state. It is located on the Scioto River . Columbus is a metropolis in the making with one point. The economy is doing very well in the city. It is an industrial and financial center.

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US 6 in Ohio