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 0.000 0.000 Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 35 enters Indiana
1.420–
1.830
2.285–
2.945
1 US 35 – Eaton Eastern terminus of US 35 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Monroe Township 9.740–
10.110
15.675–
16.270
10 US 127 – Greenville, Eaton Diamond interchange
Harrison Township 14.550–
14.840
23.416–
23.883
14 SR 503 – West Alexandria, Lewisburg
Montgomery Brookville 20.810–
21.240
33.490–
34.182
21 CR 9 / CR 533 (Brookville–Arlington Pike)
Clay Township 23.480–
23.71
37.787–
38.16
24 CR 31 (Brookville–Salem Road) To/from I-70 westbound only
24.050–
24.210
38.705–
38.962
SR 49 north (Dayton–Greenville Road) – Phillipsburg, Greenville To/from I-70 eastbound only
ClaytonEnglewood city line 25.570–
25.810
41.151–
41.537
26 SR 49 south (Dayton–Greenville Road) – Clayton, Trotwood To/from I-70 westbound only
Englewood 26.260–
26.450
42.261–
42.567
Hoke Road – Trotwood To/from I-70 eastbound only
28.850–
29.150
46.430–
46.912
29 SR 48 (Dayton–Covington Pike) – Englewood, Clayton Partial cloverleaf interchange
Butler Township 32.070–
32.640
51.612–
52.529
32 Acess Road to US 40 Trumpet interchange; Access to Dayton International Airport
33.250–
34.470
53.511–
55.474
33 I‑75 – Dayton, Toledo Signed as exits 33A (south) and 33B (north) eastbound; modified cloverleaf interchange
Huber Heights 36.460–
36.870
58.677–
59.337
36 SR 202 (Old Troy Pike)
38.470–
38.810
61.911–
62.459
38 SR 201 (Brandt Pike)
MontgomeryClark
county line
Huber Heights city line 40.660–
41.628
65.436–
66.994
41 SR 4 / SR 235 – Fairborn, New Carlisle Western terminus of SR 4 concurrency
Clark Mad River Township 43.795–
44.756
70.481–
72.028
44 I‑675 / CR 335 (Spangler Road)
46.666–
47.290
75.102–
76.106
47 SR 4 – Enon, Springfield Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
47.790–
48.149
76.911–
77.488
48 Enon Road Enon, Donnelsville Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Mad RiverSpringfield
township line
51.893–
52.653
83.514–
84.737
52 US 68 – Xenia, Urbana Signed as exits 52A (south) and 52B (north)
Springfield city line 54.135–
54.982
87.122–
88.485
54 SR 72 (South Limestone Street) – Springfield
59.045–
59.683
95.024–
96.050
59 SR 41 (South Charleston Pike) – South Charleston
Harmony Township 61.647–
62.339
99.211–
100.325
62 US 40 (East National Road) – Springfield, South Vienna
South Vienna city line 66.054–
66.642
106.304–
107.250
66 SR 54 (North Urbana–Libson Road) – Catawba, South Vienna
Madison Somerford Township 72.138–
72.700
116.095–
116.999
72 SR 56 (Urbana–London Road) – Mechanicsburg, London
Deer Creek Township 78.813–
79.328
126.837–
127.666
79 US 42 (London–Delaware Road) – Plain City
Jefferson Township 80.569–
81.165
129.663–
130.622
80 SR 29 (Urbana–West Jefferson Road) – West Jefferson
85.121–
85.679
136.989–
137.887
85 SR 142 (Plain City–Georgesville Road) – Plain City
Franklin Columbus 91.033–
91.483
146.503–
147.228
91 Hilliard–Rome Road Signed as exits 91A (south) and 91B (north) westbound
92.693–
93.303
149.175–
150.157
93 I‑270 (Jack Nicklaus Freeway) Signed as exits 93A (south) and 93B (north) eastbound
94.023–
94.293
151.315–
151.750
94 Wilson Road
94.863–
94.973
152.667–
152.844
95 Hague Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
95.973–
96.153
154.454–
154.743
96 I‑670 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
97.003–
97.463
156.111–
156.851
97 US 40 (Broad Street)
97.823–
97.873
157.431–
157.511
98A US 62 (Central Avenue), Sullivant Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
98.393 158.348 98B Mound Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
98.823–
99.943
159.040–
160.843
99 I‑71 south – Cincinnati / SR 315 north Signed as exits 99A (south) and 99B (north); western terminus of I-71 concurrency
99.943 160.843 99C Rich Street, Town Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
99.968 160.883 100A Front Street, High Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; westbound exit is via exit 100B
100.053–
100.333
161.020–
161.470
100B US 23 (3rd Street, 4th Street)
100.683–
101.283
162.034–
162.999
101A I‑71 north – Cleveland Westbound exit is to Mound Street, Eastern terminus of I-71 concurrency
101.283 162.999 101B 18th Street
101.893–
102.363
163.981–
164.737
102 Miller Avenue, Kelton Avenue
102.823–
103.373
165.478–
166.363
103A Main Street — Bexley No eastbound entrance
103.403–
103.513
166.411–
166.588
103B US 33 (Livingston Avenue) / CR 122 (Alum Creek Drive)
104.603–
104.803
168.342–
168.664
105A US 33 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
105.143–
105.613
169.211–
169.968
105B James Road
107.163–
107.633
172.462–
173.219
107 SR 317 (Hamilton Road)
108.393–
109.213
174.442–
175.761
108 I‑270 (Jack Nicklaus Freeway) 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 (Reynoldsburg–Baltimore Road) 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 (Hazelton–Etna Road)
Kirkersville 122.373–
122.753
196.940–
197.552
122 SR 158 (Baltimore Road)
Union Township 125.893–
126.913
202.605–
204.247
126 SR 37 (Lancaster Road)
128.683–
129.263
207.095–
208.029
129 SR 79 (Hebron Road)
Licking Township 132.643–
132.973
213.468–
213.999
132 SR 13 (Jacksontown Road)
Bowling Green Township 140.763–
140.903
226.536–
226.761
141 SR 668 (Brownsville Road) To/from I-70 westbound only
Muskingum Hopewell Township 142.883–
143.198
229.948–
230.455
142 CR 30 (Mount Perry Road) To/from I-70 eastbound only
Licking
No major junctions
Muskingum Falls Township 152.168–
152.820
244.891–
245.940
152 US 40 (West Pike)
Zanesville 153.759–
154.203
247.451–
248.166
153 SR 60G SR 60 alternate
154.203–
154.416
248.166–
248.508
CR 2022 (Maple Avenue) To/from I-70 eastbound only
154.528–
154.643
248.689–
248.874
154 CR 2020 (Fifth Street) I-70 eastbound only; no re-entrance
154.661–
154.703
248.903–
248.970
155 SR 60D / SR 146D SR 60D/SR 146D to I-70 westbound only
155.135 249.666 SR 60 / SR 146 (Underwood Street) To/from I-70 eastbound only
Washington Township 156.921–
157.446
252.540–
253.385
157 SR 93 (Pleasant Grove Road)
Perry Township 160.391–
160.977
258.124–
259.067
160 CR 52 (Sonoma Road) Access to Zanesville Municipal Airport
163.905–
164.548
263.780–
264.814
164 US 22 / US 40 (East Pike)
New Concord 169.585–
170.135
272.921–
273.806
169 SR 83 (Friendship Road)
Guernsey Cambridge Township 175.903–
176.377
283.088–
283.851
176 SR 723
178.390–
178.970
287.091–
288.024
178 SR 209 (Southgate Road)
179.654–
180.474
289.125–
290.445
180 I‑77 (Vietnam Veterans' of America Highway)
Wills Township 186.347–
187.020
299.896–
300.980
186 US 40 / SR 285 (Wintergreen Road) Western terminus of US 40 concurrency
Oxford Township 193.053–
193.713
310.689–
311.751
193 SR 513 (Batesville Road)
GuernseyBelmont
county line
Fairview city line 198.385–
198.887
319.270–
320.078
198 CR 114 (Fairview Road)
Belmont Kirkwood Township 202.357–
202.737
325.662–
326.274
202 SR 800
KirkwoodUnion
township line
204.537–
204.747
329.170–
329.508
204 US 40 (National Road) To/from I-70 westbound only
Union Township 208.057–
208.427
334.835–
335.431
208 SR 149
Richland Township 212.707–
212.897
342.319–
342.625
213 US 40 (National Road) To/from I-70 westbound only
213.067–
213.307
342.898–
343.284
SR 331 To/from I-70 eastbound only
215.027–
215.457
346.052–
346.744
215 US 40 (National Road)
216.667–
216.967
348.692–
349.175
216 SR 9
218.367–
218.827
351.428–
352.168
218 CR 28A (Mall Road)
218.987–
219.107
352.425–
352.619
CR 28B (Banfield Road) CR 28B to I-70 eastbound only
219.607–
219.957
353.423–
353.986
219 I‑470 To/from I-70 westbound
219.937–
220.467
353.954–
354.807
220 US 40 (National Road) I-70 westbound only
220.187–
220.427
354.357–
354.743
CR 214 (Bellaire–High Ridge Road) I-70 eastbound only
Bridgeport 225.117–
225.357
362.291–
362.677
225 SR 7A (Marion Street)
Ohio River 225.587 363.047 Interstate 70 enters 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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