Interstate 480 (Ohio)
|Maintained by Ohio DOT|
|Length:||41.77 mi (67.22 km)|
|West end:||I-80 / Ohio Tpk. in North Ridgeville|
| I-71 in Brook Park
I-77 in Independence
I-271 in Bedford Heights
|East end:||I-80 / Ohio Tpk. / SR 14 in Streetsboro|
Interstate 480 (I-480) is a loop highway that connects the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) with suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The highway is officially designated the Outerbelt South Freeway, but it is rarely referred to by that name.
The western terminus is at I-80 in North Ridgeville while the eastern terminus is at I-80 in Streetsboro. The width varies from four to ten lanes. The entire length of I-480 is 41.77 miles (67.22 km). I-480 provides access to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport via Ohio State Route 237.
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The freeway is concurrent with I-271 for two miles. I-271 and I-480 are the only two three-digit interstates in the nation that run concurrently with each other for any distance. They run concurrent near Bedford Heights in Cuyahoga County. In Greensboro, North Carolina, future I-785 will run concurrently with I-840.
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In 1998, the Governor of Ohio, George Voinovich, gave I-480 the additional name of the "Senator John Glenn Highway", in honor of the former NASA astronaut and a U.S. Senator from Ohio for 24 years.
||North Ridgeville||0.00||0.00||—||I-80 / Ohio Tpk. west – Toledo||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|0.90||1.45||Ohio Turnpike Toll Plaza|
|1.16||1.87||1||SR 10 west to US 20 – Oberlin, Norwalk||West end of SR 10 concurrency; westbound left exit and eastbound entrance; continuation beyond I-80|
|2.03||3.27||2||SR 10 east (Lorain Road) to I-80 / Ohio Tpk. east||East end of SR 10 concurrency|
||North Olmsted||3.67||5.91||3||Stearns Road|
|6.15||9.90||6||SR 252 (Great Northern Boulevard) – North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls||Signed as exits 6A (south) and 6B (north) westbound|
|7.57||12.18||7||Clague Road – Westlake, Fairview Park||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Cleveland||9.44||15.19||9||E: SR 17 (Brookpark Road) – Airport
W: Grayton Road — Rental Car Return
|Signed eastbound as SR 17 and westbound as Grayton Road|
|10.17||16.37||11||I-71 (via Berea Freeway) – Cleveland, Columbus||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|10.17||16.37||10||SR 237 south (Berea Freeway) – Airport, Berea||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance (eastbound exit is via exit 9)|
|10.71||17.24||11||I-71 south – Columbus||No eastbound exit|
|11.60||18.67||12A||West 150th Street — Brook Park||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|12.71||20.45||12B||West 130th Street, West 150th Street — Brook Park||Signed as exit 12 eastbound; No access to West 150th Street westbound|
|Brooklyn||13.79||22.19||13||Tiedeman Road — Brooklyn|
|15.21||24.48||15||To US 42 / Ridge Road – Parma|
|Cleveland||16.49||26.54||16||SR 94 (State Road) to SR 176 south|
|17.76||28.58||17A||SR 176 north – Cleveland||Jennings Freeway; Signed as exit 17 eastbound|
|Brooklyn Heights||18.03||29.02||17B||SR 17 (Brookpark Road) to SR 176 south – Brooklyn Heights||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Independence||20.05||32.27||20||I-77 to Rockside Road – Akron, Cleveland||Signed as exits 20A (south) and 20B (north); Rockside Road access via exit 20A|
|Garfield Heights||21.72||34.95||21||Transportation Boulevard / East 98th Street|
|22.92||36.89||22||SR 17 (Granger Road)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; No entrance from SR 17 east|
|23.85||38.38||23||SR 14 (Broadway Avenue) – Garfield Heights|
|Cleveland||24.58||39.56||24||Lee Road – Maple Heights||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Warrensville Heights||26.03||41.89||25A||Warrensville Road south — Bedford||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|26.03||41.89||25B||Warrensville Road north — Warrensville Heights||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|26.31||42.34||26||To US 422 east / I-271 north / Miles Road – Warren, Erie, PA (via I-480N east)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|Bedford Heights||26.55||42.73||25C||SR 8 / SR 43 (Northfield Road)|
|27.94||44.97||26A||Rockside Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|28.02||45.09||—||I-271 north – Erie||West end of I-271 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Oakwood||30.99||49.87||23||SR 14 west (Broadway Avenue) / Forbes Road||West end of SR 14 concurrency|
|32.06||51.60||—||I-271 south – Akron, Columbus||East end of I-271 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
||Twinsburg||36.30||58.42||36||SR 82 – Aurora, Macedonia, Twinsburg|
|36.99||59.53||37||SR 91 – Twinsburg, Hudson, Solon|
|42.45||68.32||42||I-80 / Ohio Tpk. – Youngstown, Toledo|
|42.45||68.32||—||SR 14 east – Ravenna||Continuation beyond Ohio Tpk. / I-80|
|Location:||Maple Heights–Warrensville Heights|
|Length:||1.99 mi (3.20 km)|
The entire route is in Cuyahoga County.
|Maple Heights||0.00||0.00||I-480 west – Cleveland, Toledo||Exit 26 on I-480|
|1||Miles Road – North Randall, Bedford Heights|
|Warrensville Heights||1.29||2.08||I-271 north (Express Lanes) to I-90 – Erie, PA||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|1.63||2.62||US 422 east – Warren|
|1.99||3.20||I-271 north / US 422 west – Harvard–Chagrin|
- Route Log- Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 2
- Interstate 480
- Ohio Department of Highways (via Roadfan.com). "1957-1958 Biennial Report excerpt". Retrieved 2008-04-02.
- McIntyre, Michael K. (1998-09-22). "I-480 is renamed in honor of Glenn". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
- Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Ohio Department of Transportation Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for I-480N
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