Interstate 275 (Ohio–Indiana–Kentucky)

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Interstate 275 marker

Interstate 275
Route information
Length: 83.71 mi[1] (134.72 km)
Existed: 1962 – present
Major junctions
Beltway around Cincinnati, Ohio
 

I‑71 / I‑75 in Erlanger, KY
US 50 in Lawrenceburg, IN
I‑74 / US 52 near Miamitown, OH
I‑75 in Sharonville, OH
I‑71 in Montgomery, OH
US 22 / SR 3 in Montgomery, OH
SR 28 in Milford, OH
SR 32 near Mount Carmel, OH

I‑471 in Highland Heights, KY
Location
States: Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio
Counties: KY: Kenton, Boone, Campbell
IN: Dearborn
OH: Hamilton, Clermont
Highway system
  • Indiana State Roads


SR 269 IN SR 301
KY 274 KY KY 276
SR 274 OH SR 276

Interstate 275 (I-275) is an 83.71-mile-long (134.72 km)[1] loop in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky that forms a complete beltway around the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. It is the only auxiliary interstate that enters three states, including one state that the parent route does not enter (Indiana). It is the longest loop interstate highway in the United States.[2] For a short distance in northwest Hamilton County it overlaps with I-74 and U.S. Highway 52 (US 52).

I-275 is signed as the "Cincinnati By-Pass" and officially known as the Donald H. Rolf Circle Freeway in Ohio, after a state senator,[3] but locals rarely use these names, instead simply referring to it as "two-seventy-five." In 2011, Kentucky named its segment the Ronald Reagan Highway.[4] The section in Clermont County is also designated as the Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin Veterans Memorial Highway.

Route description[edit]

I-71/I-75 to Indiana[edit]

I-275 heads west toward Indiana passing by the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with Kentucky Route 212 (KY 212) used as the service road to and from the airport. Then near Hebron, west of the airport, I-275 has an interchange with Kentucky Route 237 (KY 237), before passing over the Ohio River into Indiana.

Indiana[edit]

In Indiana I-275 passes through rural area with only one interchange and it is at U.S. Route 50 (US 50)/State Road 1 (SR 1). I-275 heads northeast towards Ohio; at the Ohio state line I-275 passes over US 50.

Ohio[edit]

Along Interstate 275 on its northeast side
SSGT Matt Maupin Veterans Memorial Highway in Clermont County, Ohio, near Loveland

I-275 heads northeast towards Springdale. I-275 has a short concurrency with Interstate 74 (I-74). When the concurrency ends, I-275 has an intersection with Ohio State Route 126 (Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway). Then I-275 has an interchanges with U.S. Route 27 (US 27) and U.S. Route 127 (US 127). I-275 turns east having an interchange with State Route 4, State Route 747, Interstate 75, and U.S. Route 42. I-275 turns southeast having an interchange with Interstate 71 and U.S. Route 22 / State Route 3. I-275 passes through over the Little Miami River, entering Clermont County, where it is officially named in honor of Matt Maupin, a local soldier killed during the Iraq War. I-275 turns due south toward Milford and connects with State Route 28, State Route 450, State Route 32, and State Road 125. I-275 turns due west towards Kentucky, passing through a short concurrency with U.S. Route 52 (US 52), before crossing over the Ohio River into Kentucky.

Ohio to I-71/I-75[edit]

From Ohio I-275 heads southwest towards Highland Heights. I-275 has an interchange with Interstate 471 (I-471) near Highland Heights. I-275 turns due west towards Crestview Hills, passing through an interchange with Kentucky Route 9 (KY 9), Kentucky Route 16 (KY 16), and Kentucky Route 17 (KY 17). In Crestview Hills I-275 has an interchange with U.S. Route 25/U.S. Route 42/U.S. Route 127. I-275 turns northeast towards Interstate 71/Interstate 75.

History[edit]

I-74/I-275 bridge accident[edit]

On May 20, 2008, a tractor-trailer hauling a locomotive separated while traveling on the ramp from westbound I-74 to southbound I-275. After the trailer detached, it crashed into supports for the bridge on I-74 eastbound going over the ramps between I-275 and I-74 westbound. As a result, the Ohio Department of Transportation shut down eastbound I-74 for several weeks.[5] Both ramps between I-74 west and I-275 were closed as well, because of fears the bridge would collapse, but two crossovers were built so that traffic could use one lane of westbound I-74 to travel east around the damaged bridge.[6]

Exit list[edit]

State County Location Mile[7][8][9] km Exit[10] Destinations Notes
Kentucky Kenton Erlanger 0.000 0.000 84 I‑71 / I‑75 – Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati
Boone   2.027 3.262 2 Mineola Pike – Erlanger, Villa Hills
  3.969 6.387 4 KY 212 to KY 20 – Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport Signed as exits 4A (east) and 4B (west) westbound
Hebron 7.028 11.310 8 KY 237 (North Bend Road) – Hebron Signed as exits 8A (north) and 8B (south) westbound
Idlewild 11.427 18.390 11 KY 8 south – Petersburg Northern terminus of the western segment of KY 8; I-275 west becomes north inner; I-275 south to east outer
Ohio River 13.858 22.302 Kentucky–Indiana state line
Indiana Dearborn Lawrenceburg 15.13 24.35 16 SR 1 north to US 50 – Lawrenceburg, Greendale, Aurora Southern terminus of SR 1; access to Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Grand Victoria Casino and Belterra Casino
  17.02 27.39 Indiana–Ohio state line
Ohio Hamilton   20.99 33.78 21 Kilby Road
  24.24 39.01 25 I‑74 west / US 52 west – Indianapolis South end of I-74 / US 52 overlap
Miamitown 7 SR 128 (Hamilton–Cleves Road) – Hamilton, Cleves I-275 north becomes east inner; I-275 west becomes south outer
27.82 44.77 28 I‑74 east / US 52 east – Cincinnati East end of I-74 / US 52 overlap
Groesbeck 30.47–
30.91
49.04–
49.74
31 Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway east / Blue Rock Road
Northbrook 33.04 53.17 33 US 27 / SR 126 (Colerain Avenue) Access to Northgate Mall
Pleasant Run 35.84 57.68 36 US 127 (Hamilton Avenue) – Forest Park, Fairfield
Forest Park 38.25 61.56 39 Winton Road – Fairfield, Greenhills Access to Cincinnati Mall
Springdale 40.40 65.02 41 SR 4 (Dixie Highway)
41.40 66.63 42 SR 747 (Princeton Pike) – Springdale, Glendale Signed as exits 42A (south) and 42B (north) westbound; access to Tri-County Mall
Sharonville 42.74 68.78 43 I‑75 (Millcreek Expressway) – Dayton, Cincinnati Signed as exits 43A (north) and 43B (south) eastbound, and as exits 43A (south) and 43B (north) westbound; left exit eastbound (43A); left exit westbound (43A)
43.47 69.96 44 Mosteller Road – Sharonville
45.36 73.00 46 US 42 (Lebanon Road) – Sharonville, West Chester, Mason
46.81 75.33 47 Reed Hartman Highway – Sharonville, Blue Ash
Montgomery 48.24 77.63 49 I‑71 – Columbus, Cincinnati Signed as exits 49A (south) and 49B (north) westbound
49.22 79.21 50 US 22 / SR 3 (Montgomery Road) – Montgomery, Morrow
51.86 83.46 52 Loveland–Madeira Road – Loveland, Indian Hill, Madeira
Clermont Sundale 54.30 87.39 54 Wards Corner Road I-275 east becomes south inner; I-275 north becomes west outer
Mulberry 57.31 92.23 57 SR 28 – Milford, Blanchester
Milford 59.20 95.27 59 SR 450 (Milford Parkway) to US 50 – Milford, Hillsboro Signed as exits 59A (west) and 59B (east)
Mount Carmel 63.42 102.06 63 SR 32 – Newtown, Batavia Access to Eastgate Mall
Withamsville 65.91 106.07 65 SR 125 (Ohio Pike) – Amelia I-275 south becomes west inner; I-275 east becomes north outer
Hamilton Anderson Township 68.83 110.77 69 Five Mile Road
Cincinnati 70.95 114.18 71 US 52 east (Kellogg Avenue) – New Richmond East end of US 52 overlap
72.64 116.90 72 US 52 west (Kellogg Avenue) – Cincinnati West end of US 52 overlap; access to River Downs
Ohio River 73.061 117.580 Ohio–Kentucky state line
Kentucky Campbell Highland Heights 74.857 120.471 74 I‑471 north / KY 471 south – Cincinnati, Alexandria, Highland Heights Southern terminus of I-471; northern terminus of KY-471; signed as exits 74A (north) and 74B (south)
75.454 121.431 76 Three Mile Road – Wilder, Access to Northern Kentucky University; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Wilder 77.097 124.076 77 KY 9 (AA Hwy.) – Alexandria
Kenton Taylor Mill 78.779 126.783 79 KY 16 (Taylor Mill Road) – Covington, Taylor Mill
Fort Wright 79.970 128.699 80 KY 17 (Madison Pike) – Covington, Independence
Lakeside Park 82.030 132.014 82 KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Road) – Lakeside Park, Crestview Hills, Access to Thomas More College; leads to Edgewood
82.503 132.776 83 US 25 / US 42 / US 127 (Dixie Highway) – Erlanger, Florence
Erlanger 83.780 134.831 84 I‑71 / I‑75 – Louisville, Lexington, Cincinnati
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (October 31, 2002). "Route Log: Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, Table 2". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ Smith, Steve et al (2007). "Around Town". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 79. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  3. ^ Welzel, Karin A. (c. 1984). The Columbus Dispatch http://www.roadfan.com/dispname.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved April 12, 2009. 
  4. ^ Wartman, Scott (September 29, 2011). "N.Ky. gets Ronald Reagan Highway". Gannett. Retrieved October 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "60–90 Days to Fix Whitewater Township Bridge". Cincinnati, OH: WKRC-TV. May 21, 2008. Retrieved May 23, 2008. 
  6. ^ Relyea, Neil (May 22, 2008). "Work Crews Open One Lane From W I-74 To S I-275". Cincinnati, OH: WCPO-TV. Retrieved May 23, 2008. 
  7. ^ Staff. "Official DMI Route Log". Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  8. ^ Staff. "INDOT Roadway Referencing System" (PDF). Indiana Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  9. ^ Staff (January 1, 2009). "Straight Line Diagrams". Technical Services. Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ Staff (2007). "Interstate 275" (PDF). Ohio Interstate Exit Guide. Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing