Interstate 70 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of Interstate 70 in Ohio. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 70.

Interstate 70 marker

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 Road (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] km Exit Destinations Notes
Preble Jefferson Township 0.00 0.00 I-70 west / US 35 north – Indianapolis Indiana–Ohio state line; continuation into Indiana
1.83 2.95 1 US 35 east – Eaton Eastern end of US 35 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Monroe Township 9.91 15.95 10 US 127 – Greenville, Eaton
Harrison Township 14.66 23.59 14 SR 503 – West Alexandria, Lewisburg
Montgomery Brookville 21.01 33.81 21 Arlington Road – Brookville
Clay Township 23.71 38.16 24 To SR 49 north – Phillipsburg, Greenville Easbound exit and westbound entrance only
24.05 38.70 24 SR 49 north – Phillipsburg, Greenville Western end of SR 49 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
ClaytonEnglewood city line 25.88 41.65 26 SR 49 south – Clayton, Trotwood Eastern end of SR 49 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Englewood 26.26 42.26 26 To SR 49 (Hoke Road) – Trotwood Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
28.97 46.62 29 SR 48 – Englewood, Clayton
Butler Township 32.08 51.63 32 To US 40 – Vandalia, Dayton International Airport
33.72–
33.97
54.27–
54.67
33 I‑75 – Dayton, Toledo Signed as exits 33A (south) and 33B (north) eastbound
Huber Heights 36.67 59.01 36 SR 202 – Huber Heights
38.64 62.19 38 SR 201 – Huber Heights
41.00 65.98 41 SR 4 south / SR 235 – Fairborn, New Carlisle Western end of SR 4 overlap
Clark Mad River Township 44.33 71.34 44 I‑675 south / Spangler Road – Cincinnati
47.29 76.11 47 SR 4 – Enon, Springfield Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
47.79 76.91 48 Enon, Donnelsville Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Mad RiverSpringfield
township line
52.23 84.06 52 US 68 – Xenia, Urbana Signed as exits 52A (south) and 52B (north)
Springfield 54.47 87.66 54 SR 72 – Springfield
59.36 95.53 59 SR 41 – South Charleston
Harmony Township 62.02 99.81 62 US 40 – Springfield
South Vienna 66.33 106.75 66 SR 54 – Catawba, South Vienna
Madison Somerford Township 72.36 116.45 72 SR 56 – Mechanicsburg, London
Deer Creek Township 79.10 127.30 79 US 42 – Plain City, London
Jefferson Township 80.76 129.97 80 SR 29 – West Jefferson
85.39 137.42 85 SR 142 (Plain City–Georgesville Road) – West Jefferson, Plain City
Franklin Columbus 91.30 146.93 91 Hilliard–Rome Road Signed as exits 91A (south) and 91B (north) westbound
92.82–
92.94
149.38–
149.57
93 I‑270 – Cincinnati, Cleveland Signed as exits 93A (south) and 93B (north) eastbound
93.98 151.25 94 Wilson Road
94.97 152.84 95 Hague Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
96.15 154.74 96 I‑670 east – Airport Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
97.25 156.51 97 US 40 (W. Broad Street)
97.82–
98.02
157.43–
157.75
98A US 62 (Central Avenue) / SR 3 / Sullivant Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
98.27 158.15 98B Mound Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
98.86–
99.13
159.10–
159.53
99 I‑71 south / SR 315 north – Cincinnati Western end of I-71 overlap; signed as exits 99A (south) and 99B (north)
99.44 160.03 99C Rich Street, Town Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
99.99 160.92 100A US 23 south (High Street) / Front Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
100.23–
100.33
161.30–
161.47
100B US 23 north / US 33 (3rd & 4th Streets) / Livingston Avenue
100.91 162.40 101A I‑71 north / US 40 (Broad Street) – Cleveland Eastern end of I-71 overlap
101.28 162.99 101B 18th Street – Downtown Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
102.10–
102.21
164.31–
164.49
102 Miller Avenue, Kelton Avenue
103.04 165.83 103A Main Street — Bexley Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
103.403–
103.513
166.411–
166.588
103B US 33 (Livingston Avenue) / Alum Creek Drive US 33 not signed eastbound
104.603–
105.613
168.342–
169.968
105 US 33 / James Road – Lancaster, Bexley Signed as exits 105A (south) and 105B (north)
107.163–
107.633
172.462–
173.219
107 SR 317 (Hamilton Road) – Whitehall Signed as exits 107A (south) and 107B (north) eastbound
108.393–
109.213
174.442–
175.761
108 I‑270 – Cincinnati, Cleveland Signed as exits 108A (south) and 108B (north) westbound
109.823–
110.183
176.743–
177.322
110 Brice Road — Reynoldsburg Signed as exits 110A (south) and 110B (north) eastbound
Fairfield Pickerington 112.023–
112.403
180.284–
180.895
112 SR 256 – Pickerington, Reynoldsburg Signed as exits 112A (south) and 112B (north) eastbound
Violet Township 112.923 181.732 112C SR 204 (Blacklick–Eastern Road) Eastbound exit only
Licking Etna Township 118.053–
118.373
189.988–
190.503
118 SR 310 – Etna, Pataskala
Kirkersville 122.373–
122.753
196.940–
197.552
122 SR 158 – Kirkersville, Baltimore
Union Township 125.893–
126.913
202.605–
204.247
126 SR 37 – Granville, Lancaster
128.683–
129.263
207.095–
208.029
129 SR 79 – Buckeye Lake, Newark Signed as exits 129A (south) and 129B (north)
Licking Township 132.643–
132.973
213.468–
213.999
132 SR 13 – Newark, Thornville
Bowling Green Township 140.763–
140.903
226.536–
226.761
141 SR 668 – Brownsville, Gratiot Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Muskingum Hopewell Township 142.883–
143.198
229.948–
230.455
142 US 40 – Gratiot Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Licking
No major junctions
Muskingum Falls Township 152.168–
152.820
244.891–
245.940
152 US 40 (National Road) – Zanesville
Zanesville 153.359 246.807 153 SR 60 north / SR 146 west (State Street) Signed as exit 153A westbound
154.203–
154.416
248.166–
248.508
153B Maple Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
154.528–
154.643
248.689–
248.874
154 Fifth Street Eastbound exit only
154.661–
154.703
248.903–
248.970
155 SR 60 south (Seventh Street) / SR 146 east
Washington Township 156.921–
157.446
252.540–
253.385
157 SR 93 – Adamsville, Zanesville
Perry Township 160.391–
160.977
258.124–
259.067
160 Airport Road / Sonora Road Access to Zanesville Municipal Airport
163.905–
164.548
263.780–
264.814
164 US 22 / US 40 – Norwich
New Concord 169.585–
170.135
272.921–
273.806
169 SR 83 – Cumberland, New Concord
Guernsey Cambridge Township 175.903–
176.377
283.088–
283.851
176 US 22 / US 40 (SR 723) – Cambridge
178.390–
178.970
287.091–
288.024
178 SR 209 – Cambridge, Byesville
179.654–
180.474
289.125–
290.445
180 I‑77 – Marietta, Cleveland Signed as exits 180A (south) and 180B (north)
Wills Township 186.347–
187.020
299.896–
300.980
186 US 40 west / SR 285 – Old Washington, Senecaville Western end of US 40 overlap
Oxford Township 193.053–
193.713
310.689–
311.751
193 SR 513 – Quaker City
GuernseyBelmont
county line
Fairview 198.385–
198.887
319.270–
320.078
198 CR 114 –Fairview
Belmont Kirkwood Township 202.357–
202.737
325.662–
326.274
202 SR 800 – Dennison, Barnesville
KirkwoodUnion
township line
204.537–
204.747
329.170–
329.508
204 US 40 (National Road) / CR 100 Eastern end of US 40 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Union Township 208.057–
208.427
334.835–
335.431
208 SR 149 – Belmont, Morristown
Richland Township 212.707–
212.897
342.319–
342.625
213 US 40 / SR 331
215.027–
215.457
346.052–
346.744
215 US 40 – St. Clairsville
216.667–
216.967
348.692–
349.175
216 SR 9 – St. Clairsville
218.367–
218.827
351.428–
352.168
218 Banfield Road, Mall Road
219.607–
219.957
353.423–
353.986
219 I‑470 – Bellaire Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
219.937–
220.427
353.954–
354.743
220 US 40 (National Road) / CR 214
Bridgeport 225.117–
225.357
362.291–
362.677
225 US 250 west / SR 7 – Bridgeport Western end of US 250 overlap
Ohio River 225.587 363.047 Ohio–West Virginia state line
Ohio Wheeling I‑70 east / US 250 east – Washington, Pa. Continuation into West Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary Routes[edit]

I-70 has three auxiliary routes in Ohio:

See also[edit]

List of unused highways in Ohio

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ "Route Log- Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  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 DESTAPE". Retrieved May 19, 2014. 


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