State Route 104 and 126 in Ohio

Ohio State Route 104

Get started Portsmouth
End Columbus
Length 95 mi
Length 153 km



Frank-Refugee Expressway

→ Cincinnati / Columbus

Haul Road

High Street

Groveport Road

Lockbourne Road

Alum Creek Drive

→ Columbus

According to Directoryaah, State Route 104 or OH-104 is a state route in the U.S. state of Ohio. The road forms a north-south route in the south of the state, running from Portsmouth on the Kentucky border to the state capital Columbus. Much of the route is double-numbered or parallels the more important US 23. Outside the city of Columbus, OH-104 forms a minor road.

Travel directions

In Columbus itself, OH-104 forms a short east-west highway, the Frank Refugee Expressway, for some 5 miles between Interstate 71 and US 33. The highway has 2×2 lanes.

Outside of Columbus, OH-104 is mostly parallel to US 23 for a few miles, mainly west of it. Between Chillicothe and Waverly, OH-104 runs along with US 23 for about 20 kilometers.


The highway section through the south of Columbus was built in two periods. About 1973 the western portion opened from I-71 to Groveport Road or Lockbourne Road, the exact terminus not clearly visible on old Ohio Department of Transportation state highway maps. The eastern extension to US 33 did not open until much later, circa 1986-1987. The number OH-104 was assigned to the route in 1989.

Traffic intensities

The highway in Columbus has a maximum of 42,000 vehicles per 24 hours.

Ohio State Route 126

SR 126
Get started Groesbeck
End Montgomery
Length 26 km





Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway

→ Cincinnati Beltway

White Oak


North College Hill


Rensselaer Park


→ Cincinnati / Dayton


Deer Park

Blue Ash

→ Cincinnati / Columbus



Camp Dennison


According to Ebizdir, State Route 126 or OH-126 is a state route and freeway in the U.S. state of Ohio, also known as the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway. The highway runs east-west through the northern suburbs of the city of Cincinnati. The highway section is 26 kilometers long. The total route is 66 kilometers long.

Travel directions

OH-126 begins on the border with the state of Indiana, northwest of Cincinnati. It is initially a two-lane road through a hilly area just outside the city, with many scattered buildings. From Ross, OH-126 is double-numbered with US 27, then a bit with Interstate 275 to reach the western end of the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway.

In the suburb of Groesbeck, OH-126 branches off from Interstate 275, Cincinnati ‘s ring road. The road then has 2×2 lanes. You pass through the many small northern suburbs, which together have many inhabitants. Arlington Heights crosses Interstate 75, the highway to Dayton, Toledo and Detroit. The road also has 2×2 lanes here, and is intended to connect the various suburbs, and is less of a commuter route. At Montgomery you cross Interstate 71, the highway to Columbus and Cleveland. Shortly thereafter, the highway ends at US 22.

OH-126 then continues through the wooded and sparsely built eastern suburbs of Cincinnati. This is a two-lane road that curves south and ends at US 50 at the Milford suburb.


The highway was conceived in the 1940s as a three-mile east-west connection between I-71 and I-75. I-75 had already been opened at that time, I-71 was planned as a toll road at the time. In the late 1950s, the plan was significantly expanded to connect both sides to the then newly planned I-275 ring road. In 1958, the first 2 miles were opened in Reading east of I-75. In the early 1960s, the highway was extended east to Montgomery, but an extension to I-275 was never built as planned.

Construction of the highway then came to a standstill for years, although in the mid-1970s a short 3-km stretch between I-275 and Groesbeck was opened, which was barely used at the time. For years, a three-mile stretch between Groesbeck and I-75, as well as a short stretch east of I-75, was missing. When I-75 was modernized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the missing eastern section was also constructed, which opened in 1991.

However, the highway was not yet completed, the 5 kilometer long western part was still missing. The short 3-kilometer section to I-275 that was completed to the west was primarily used as an illegal racetrack due to the lack of traffic. In the mid-1990s, this part was under construction, which was opened in 1997.

Traffic intensities

The highway is not very busy with around 50,000 vehicles per day. Congestion is rare.

Ohio State Route 126