Interstate 280 (Ohio)

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Interstate 280 marker

Interstate 280
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 12.41 mi[1] (19.97 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Turnpike / SR 420 in Lake Township
  SR 2 in Oregon
North end: I‑75 in Toledo
Highway system
SR 279 SR 281

Interstate 280 (I-280) is a 12.41-mile-long highway that connects I-75 in northeast Toledo, Ohio with I-80/I-90 (part of the Ohio Turnpike) southeast of the city in northeastern Wood County, Ohio.

Route description[edit]

I-280 northbound at exit 1B (Bahnsen Road) in Lake Township

The southern end of I-280 is an interchange in Wood County with exit  71 along the Ohio Turnpike's (I-80/I-90). South of this interchange, the I-280 freeway transitions to State Route 420 (SR 420), a divided highway without access control, that also provides access to a truck stop and other businesses. Continuing north, I-280 runs through farm land and through an interchange with Bahnsen Road, which also provides access to other motorist- and trucking-related businesses. North of the SR 795 interchange, the freeway turns to the northwest. At the Walbridge Road interchange in Walbridge, Ohio, I-280 turns back due north. On either side of the Interstate, the surroundings transition from farms to residential subdivisions. I-280 crosses the rail line used by the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited passenger train routes operated by Amtrak. North of this crossing, the freeway passes into Lucas County.[2][3]

I-280 turns northwesterly again in the city of Oregon. This area is suburban residential neighborhoods as the freeway approaches the Maumee River. The Interstate crosses the river on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway, an 8,800-foot (2,700 m), cable-stayed bridge. On the opposite bank of the river, I-280 turns northward and passes through an intersection with SR 25. There is one final interchange with I-75 where I-280 terminates.[2][3]

History[edit]

The highway that would eventually carry I-280, the Detroit-Toledo Expressway,[4] opened as a relocated SR 120 between US 20 and SR 51 by 1955.[5] The highway was extended to Summit Street in Toledo by 1957,[6] and by 1959 was extended into Michigan.[7] By this time, the I-280 designation had been added,[7] but the portion carrying I-280 was not fully converted to Interstate standards until 1990.[4]

The freeway was originally carried across the Maumee River by the Craig Memorial Bridge, a drawbridge that frequently caused backups along the route. In addition, a ramp leading from northbound Summit Street directly onto the bridge lacked sufficient acceleration room, so it was removed in the mid-1990s.[8] On June 24, 2007, the Veterans' Glass City Skyway opened, replacing the drawbridge. After the Glass City Skyway opened, the Craig Bridge was reconstructed, and it now carries SR 65.


Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[9][10] km Exit Destinations Notes
Wood Lake Township 0.00 0.00 SR 420 south Continuation beyond southern terminus
0.00 0.00 1A I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Turnpike – Cleveland, Chicago Southern terminus
0.72 1.16 1B Bahnsen Road Connects to Hanley and Latcha roads
2.29 3.69 2 SR 795 (Moline–Martin Road) – Perrysburg
Walbridge 4.52 7.27 4 Walbridge
Northwood 6.04 9.72 6 SR 51 (Woodville Road) / Curtice Road Signed as 6A (SR 51) and 6B (Curtice Road); Curtice Road interchange added to existing Woodville Road interchange c. 1991[11]
Lucas Oregon 8.24 13.26 7 SR 2 (Navarre Avenue) – Oregon Exit also connects to Wheeling Street
Toledo 8.83 14.21 8 Starr Avenue No southbound entrance; northbound exit via service drives at Exit 7
9.68 15.58 9 SR 65 (Front Street) / Summit Street SR 65 crosses the Maumee River on the Craig Memorial Bridge to connect to Summit Street
Maumee River 9.45–
11.12
15.21–
17.90
Veterans' Glass City Skyway
Toledo 10 Summit Street Southbound entrance from northbound Summit Street removed late 1990s; rest of exit replaced by Craig Memorial Bridge connections from exit 9 in 2007; originally Exit 10A before removal of exits 10B and 10C
10B Huron Street Former exit with no southbound entrance; northbound exit was via 10A and northbound entrance was via Erie Street; northbound exit removed before rest of exit was removed in 1999[12]
10C Michigan Avenue Former northbound exit and southbound entrance via Champlain Street; exit removed 1999[12]
11.23 18.07 11 SR 25 south (Buckeye Basin Parkway / Greenbelt Parkway) – Downtown Toledo Northbound exit connects to Galena Street
11 Central Avenue Former diamond interchange, eliminated c. 1987; northbound exit and southbound entrance were eliminated before southbound exit and northbound entrance[13]
12.10 19.47 12 Manhattan Boulevard No access from Manhattan Boulevard to southbound I-75 or northbound I-75 to Manhattan Boulevard
12.38 19.92 I‑75 – Detroit Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation (2011). Official Transportation Map (Map). Cartography by ODOT. Toledo inset. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/maps/Pages/TransMap11.aspx.
  3. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview Map of I-280". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-280+N&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&sll=41.685733,-83.511522&sspn=0.016089,0.014548&geocode=FQqjeQIdvnQG-w%3BFeAlfAIdHbAF-w&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=12. Retrieved January 11, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Harvey, Hank (October 12, 2000). "Life in the Fast Lane Surrounds Toledo". The Blade (Toledo, OH). Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1955) (MrSID). Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Documents/StateMaps/otm1955a.sid.
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1957) (MrSID). Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Documents/StateMaps/otm1957a.sid.
  7. ^ a b Ohio Department of Highways (1959) (MrSID). Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Documents/StateMaps/otm1959a.sid.
  8. ^ Weber, Lauren (June 17, 2007). "Beneath the beams, abutments, and concrete, Toledo's Maumee crossings have a story to tell". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Staff (January 2002). "Straight Line Diagram for I-280 in Wood County" (PDF). Bowling Green, OH: Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ Staff (January 2009). "Straight Line Diagram for I-280 in Lucas County" (PDF). Bowling Green, OH: Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ Harvey, Hank (October 12, 1989). "Woodville Road closes to build interchange". The Blade. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ a b Patch, David (19 November 1999). "Road Warrior". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  13. ^ Marrison, Ben (5 January 1987). "Council asked for final OK on Parkway". The Blade. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing