Ohio State Route 562

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State Route 562

Norwood Lateral Expressway
Route information
Maintained by ODOT, Cincinnati, and Norwood[2]
Length3.43 mi[1] (5.52 km)
Major junctions
West end I-75 in Cincinnati
Major intersections
East end I-71 in Cincinnati
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Ohio State Highway System
SR 561 SR 563

State Route 562 is an expressway in the Cincinnati metro area of southwestern Ohio. It travels east–west between Interstate 75 and Interstate 71, crossing through the suburban enclave of Norwood. It is generally locally referred to as the Norwood Lateral Expressway.

Route description

SR 562, also known as the Norwood Lateral Expressway, begins at an interchange with I-75 in the Bond Hill neighborhood of northern Cincinnati near St. Bernard. The road has an interchange with SR 4 and U.S. Route 42 near Bond Hill. The route then has an interchange with US 22/SR 3 in Norwood. Before the eastern terminus at I-71, the road passes under two different railroad tracks. The eastern terminus of the highway is at a full interchange with I-71.[3]

The entire length of SR 562 in Ohio is included as a part of the National Highway System (NHS).[4] The NHS is a network of highways that are identified as being most important for the economy, mobility and defense of the nation.[5]


The first section of the Norwood Lateral Expressway was opened to traffic on July 15, 1960, connecting the Mill Creek Expressway (I-75) to Reading Road.[6] Construction of next section, between Reading Road and Montgomery Road, began in April 1970 and was completed on December 12, 1972, at a cost of $6.8 million.[7][8] The final section, linking to the Northeast Expressway (I-71), opened in late 1973.[9]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hamilton County.

Cincinnati0.000.00 I-75 – Dayton, CincinnatiWestern terminus of SR 562
0.651.051 SR 4 (Paddock Road)
Norwood1.211.952 US 42 (Reading Road)
2.113.403 US 22 / SR 561 – Norwood
Cincinnati3.435.52 I-71 – Columbus, CincinnatiEastern terminus of SR 562
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Hamilton County Litter Pick-Up Planned For Norwood Lateral 03 28 22". Retrieved February 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Google (March 29, 2012). "Overview of SR 562 in Ohio" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  4. ^ National Highway System: Cincinnati, Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  5. ^ "National Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. August 26, 2010. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Norwood Lateral Opened To Traffic". The Cincinnati Enquirer. July 16, 1960. p. 6. Retrieved February 14, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Lateral section opens". The Cincinnati Post. December 13, 1972. p. 5. Retrieved February 14, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Open But Not Busy". The Cincinnati Enquirer. December 13, 1972. p. 15. Retrieved February 14, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Wiegand, Rolf (January 19, 1974). "Norwood Lateral Making No Difference". The Cincinnati Enquirer. p. 46. Retrieved February 14, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.

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