Interstate 70 in Ohio

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Interstate 70
Route information
Maintained by Ohio DOT
Length: 225.60 mi[1] (363.07 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-70 / US 35 at Indiana state line
  I-75 near Vandalia
I-675 near Springfield
I-270 in Columbus twice
I-670 in Columbus
I-71 in Columbus
I-77 near Cambridge
I-470 near St. Clairsville
East end: I-70 at West Virginia state line
Highway system
US 68 I-71

In the U.S. state of Ohio, Interstate 70 provides access between Indiana and West Virginia.

Route description[edit]

Along its path through Ohio, Interstate 70 passes through the following counties: Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Madison, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey and Belmont. As an Interstate highway, by default, Interstate 70 is a part of the National Highway System, a network of highways deemed most important for the country's economy, mobility and defense.[2]

The portion of I-70 between Interstate 675 and Enon Road in Clark County is designated "Deputy Suzanne Hopper Memorial Highway",[3] in honor of a Clark County Sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed on January 1, 2011 while responding to reports of gunshots at a mobile home park on Enon Road, near I-70.[4]

History[edit]

Interstate 70 appeared on the original AASHTO interstate route numbering map from August 14, 1957. It was envisioned as a modern upgrade of the old National Pike (US-40), the main east–west route through the heart of the state, built closely parallel to, but on a separate alignment from, the then overburdened and obsolete highway. The 21-mile (34 km) section between Kirkersville and Gratiot (current Exits 122 - 142), was the first new construction opened to traffic (1959). At that time, the highway was accessed at both ends via temporary at-grade intersections with the old National Pike, with I-70 and US-40 sharing the same carriageways.

Once the road was extended westward towards Columbus by 1968, access was routed to Exit 122, with the western 1-mile (1.6 km) access road continuing US-40 back to the old National Pike becoming part of OH-158 (though the westbound lanes were abandoned). The following year, the highway was opened eastward to Zanesville, with a new interchange, Exit 142, at Gratiot. The at-grade intersection with the old National Pike was subsequently blocked off, to be erased by years of overgrowth. The US-40 designation was returned to the Pike around the same time, replacing the temporary OH-440 designation.

In February 2013, an 11.18-mile (17.99 km) segment of I-70 running through Franklin, Fairfield, and Licking Counties was named by the National Asphalt Pavement Association as the winner of the 2012 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for the best asphalt pavement in the country.[5][6]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[7] #[citation needed] Destinations Notes
Preble Jefferson Township
Jackson Township
1.66 1 US 35 south East end of US 35 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Monroe Township 9.91 10 US 127
Harrison Township 14.66 14 SR 503
Montgomery Brookville 21.01 21 Arlington, Brookville
Clayton
Clay Township
24.05 24 SR 49 north (Dayton Greenville Pike) / Brookville Salem Pike West end of SR 49 overlap
Clayton
Englewood
25.88 26 SR 49 south (Salem Avenue) / Hoke Road East end of SR 49 overlap
Englewood 28.97 29 SR 48 (Main Street)
Butler Township 32.07 32 Dayton International Airport Access Road – Dayton International Airport 2-mile Interstate-grade spur freeway feeding into the airport, with one interchange at US 40
33.87 33 I-75 – Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo Signed as exits 33A (south) and 33B (north)
Huber Heights 36.67 36 SR 202 (Old Troy Pike)
38.64 38 SR 201 (Brandt Pike)
41.00 41 SR 4 west / SR 235 West end of SR 4 overlap; signed as exits 41A (south) and 41B (north) eastbound
Clark
Mad River Township 44.32 44 I-675 / Spangler Road – Cincinnati, Springfield Signed as exits 44A (south) and 44B (north) eastbound
46.67 47 SR 4 east East end of SR 4 overlap; westbound exit is via exit 48
47.79 48 Enon Road Eastbound exit is via exit 47
Springfield Township 52.23 52 US 68 Signed as exits 52A (south) and 52B (north)
54.47 54 SR 72 (Limestone Street)
59.36 59 SR 41 (Charleston Pike)
Harmony Township 62.02 62 US 40 (National Road)
66.33 66 SR 54 (Urbana Street)
South Vienna
Madison Somerford Township 72.35 72 SR 56 (Urbana-London Road)
Deer Creek Township 79.09 79 US 42 (London-Delaware Road)
Jefferson Township 80.74 80 SR 29 (Urbana-West Jefferson Road)
85.38 85 SR 142
Franklin Columbus 91 Hilliard Rome Road Signed as exits 91A (south) and 91B (north) westbound
93 I-270 – Cincinnati, Cleveland Signed as exits 93A (south) and 93B (north) eastbound
94 Wilson Road
95 Hague Avenue, Fisher Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
96 I-670 east – Airport Eastbound left exit and westbound entrance
97 US 40 (Broad Street)
98A US 62 (Central Avenue) / SR 3 / Sullivant Avenue Signed as exit 98 eastbound; eastbound exit is via exit 97
98B Mound Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
99 I-71 south / SR 315 north – Cincinnati West end of I-71 overlap; signed as exits 99A (south) and 99B (north)
99C US 62 (Town Street) / SR 3 / Rich Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
100A Fullton Street, Front Street, Mound Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
100B US 23 (4th Street) / US 33 (Livingston Avenue) Signed as exit 100 westbound
101A I-71 north – Cleveland East end of I-71 overlap; signed as exit 101 westbound
101B Mooberry Street Eastbound exit only
102 Mooberry Street, Cole Street
103A US 33 (Livingston Avenue) / Alum Creek Drive Signed as exit 103 westbound; no eastbound entrance
103B Alum Creek Drive Eastbound exit and entrance
105A US 33 (College Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
105B James Road Signed as exits 105A (south) and 105B (north) westbound
107 SR 317 (Hamilton Road) Signed as exits 107A (south) and 107B (north) eastbound
108 I-270 – Cincinnati, Cleveland Signed as exits 108A (south) and 108B (north) westbound
110 Brice Road – Brice Signed as exits 110A (south) and 110B (north) eastbound
Fairfield Pickerington 112 SR 256 (Reynoldsburg Baltimore Road) Signed as exits 112A (south) and 112B (north) eastbound
Violet Township 112C SR 204 (Blacklick-Eastern Road) Eastbound exit only
Licking Etna Township 118 SR 310 (Hazelton-Etna Road)
Kirkersville 122 SR 158 (Baltimore Road)
Union Township 126 SR 37 (Lancaster Road)
129 SR 79 (Hebron Road)
Licking Township 132 SR 13 (Jacksontown Road)
Bowling Green Township 141 SR 668 (Brownsville Road) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Muskingum Hopewell Township 142 Mt. Perry Road Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Falls Township 152 US 40 (National Road)
Zanesville 153A Liberty Street, State Street, Blue Avenue, Jackson Street Signed as exit 153 eastbound
153B Maple Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
154 5th Street, 6th Street, Elberon Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
155 SR 60 (Underwood Street) / SR 146
Washington Township 157 SR 93 (Pleasant Grove Road)
Perry Township 160 Sonora Road, Airport Road
164 US 22 / US 40
New Concord 169 SR 83 (Friendship Drive)
Guernsey Cambridge Township 176.25 176 SR 723 north
178.84 178 SR 209 (Southgate Parkway)
179.89-180.08 180 I-77 – Marietta, Cambridge, Cleveland Signed as exits 180A (south) and 180B (north)
Wills Township 186.70 186 US 40 west (National Road) / SR 285 (Wintergreen Road) West end of US 40 overlap
Oxford Township 193.42 193 SR 513 (Batesville Road)
Fairview 198.69 198 CR 114 (Fairview Road) / Old National Road, Fair Avenue, Oxford Road Former US 40 east
Belmont Kirkwood Township
202.55 202 SR 800 (Hendrysburg Road) / CR 102 (Mt. Olivett Road) Former US 40 west
204.77 204 US 40 east (National Road) / McMillan Road East end of US 40 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Union Township
208.27 208 SR 149
Richland Township 212.92-213.09 213 US 40 (National Road) / SR 331
215.24 215 US 40 (National Road)
216.81 216 SR 9
218.64 218 Mall Road, Banfield Road Goes to the Ohio Valley Mall in St Clairsville
219.67 219 I-470 east – Wheeling Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
220.29 220 US 40 (National Road) / Bellaire High Ridge Road
Bridgeport 225.27 225 Marion Street

Auxiliary Routes[edit]

I-70 has three auxiliary routes in Ohio:

See also[edit]

List of unused highways in Ohio

References[edit]

  1. ^ Route Log- Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (December 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Ohio (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/oh/oh_Ohio.pdf. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "5533.648 Deputy Suzanne Hopper Memorial Highway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. March 22, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ Heffner, Jessica (August 23, 2013). "Slain Clark deputy memorialized". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Shelly Co. Wins NAPA's Sheldon G. Hayes Award". ForConstructionPros.com. Feb 13, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ National Asphalt Pavement Association. "Sheldon G. Hayes Award Through the Years". Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Retrieved January 25, 2011. 


Interstate 70
Previous state:
Indiana
Ohio Next state:
West Virginia