Interstate 475 (Ohio)

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Interstate 475 marker

Interstate 475
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 20.37 mi[1] (32.78 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑75 / US 23 in Perrysburg
 

US 24 in Maumee
US 20 in Toledo

US 23 in Toledo
East end: I‑75 in Toledo
Location
Counties: Wood, Lucas
Highway system
I-471 I-480

Interstate 475 (I-475) is an Interstate Highway in Ohio that is a 20.37-mile (32.78 km) western bypass of Toledo. The southern terminus is I-75 exit 192 near Perrysburg. From the southern terminus to exit 14, I-475 is co-signed with US Route 23 (US 23), and is signed the north/south section of I-475. From exit 14 to the eastern (northern most) terminus at I-75 exit 204 in central Toledo, (north of downtown), it is signed the east/west section of I-475.

Although I-475 crosses I-80/I-90 (the Ohio Turnpike), there is no interchange and one must drive a couple of miles through surface streets between I-475 exit 6 and I-80/I-90 exit 59.

I-475 is named the "Rosa Parks Highway" in honor of Rosa Parks, who had helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott.[2]

Route description[edit]

Interstate 475 is a half-beltway bypassing downtown Toledo on its western side as mostly a north-south segment and a largely east-west segment on the north side of Toledo. It has almost a half-square shape on the map consisting of the top and left sides of the square. It is much less direct than its parent I-75 through Toledo; the entire route of I-475 uses 20 miles to connect exits 12 miles apart on Interstate 75.

I-475 parallels what was US 23 on its north-south segment (US 23 has been realigned to it); it has Ann Arbor, Michigan as a control city northbound (via US 23) and Columbus, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio as control cities as control cities southbound; it reaches neither of the three cities. On its northern segment it parallels Ohio State Route 120 and has Toledo as a control city to the east. Rural when built, it has much suburban-style development along its route.

It has no direct access to the Ohio Turnpike, access to which requires the use of either Ohio State Route 2 to and from the west, I-75 to or from the east, or surface streets to US 20.

History[edit]

I–475 was opened in sections with the first opened in 1967. This section was opened between US 20, at the current I–75 interchange near Perrysburg, and US 24, near Maumee.[3][4] By 1969 the second portion open between US 24 and US 23, near Sylvania. In this year the southern terminus was moved from US 20, near Perrysburg, to the southern interchange with I–75.[5] The final section to opened in 1971 and was between US 23 and I–75 near downtown Toledo.[6]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Wood Perrysburg 0.00 0.00 1 I‑75 / US 23 south – Toledo, Dayton Southbound exit and northbound entrance; south end of US 23 concurrency. Signed as exits 1A (north to I-75) and 1B (south to I-75)
0.82 1.32 2 SR 25 (Dixie Highway) – Perrysburg
Lucas Maumee 4.18 6.73 4 US 24 (Anthony Wayne Trail) – Napoleon, Maumee
6.15 9.90 6 To I‑80 / I‑90 / Ohio Tpk. / Salisbury Road / Dussel Drive Salisbury Road runs west, Dussel Drive runs east; added 1989[7]
Springfield Township 8.32 13.39 8 SR 2 (Airport Highway) – Toledo Express Airport, Swanton, Toledo Signed as exits 8A (east) and 8B (west) southbound
Sylvania Township 12.65 20.36 13 US 20 (Central Avenue) / SR 120
13.51 21.74 14 US 23 north – Sylvania, Ann Arbor North end of US 23 concurrency
14.96 24.08 15 Corey Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Toledo 16.08 25.88 16 Talmadge Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
17.16 27.62 17 Secor Road
17.64 28.39 18A SR 51 north (Monroe Street) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
18.19 29.27 18B Douglas Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
19.20 30.90 19 ProMedica Parkway ProMedica Parkway replaced the Jackman Rd and Central Ave exits in 2012
19.93 32.07 20 I‑75 – Detroit, Dayton Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; signed as exits 20A (north) and 20B (south)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeSimone, Tony (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 27, 2007. 
  2. ^ Curnette, Mark (September 25, 1998). "Rosa Parks, Freedom Center award winner, keeps spirit of movement alive". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved August 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Highway (1966). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  4. ^ Ohio Department of Highway (1967). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  5. ^ Ohio Department of Highway (1969). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Highway (1971). Official Ohio Highway Map (Map). Cartography by ODOH. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/TechServ/TIM/Pages/OfficialTransportationMaps.aspx. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  7. ^ McLaughlin, Mary-Beth (June 8, 2003). "Maumee Turned Risk Into Riches at Arrowhead Park". The Blade (Toledo, OH). Retrieved June 16, 2008. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing