Interstate 77 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of Interstate 77 in Ohio. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 77.

Interstate 77 marker

Interstate 77
I-77 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 163.03 mi (262.37 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑77 at West Virginia state line
  SR 7 in Marietta
I‑70 in Cambridge
US 250 in New Philadelphia
US 30 / US 62 in Canton
I‑76 in Akron
SR 21 in Fairlawn
I‑80 / Ohio Turnpike in Richfield
I‑480 in Independence
North end: I‑90 in Cleveland
Location
Counties: Washington, Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Stark, Summit, Cuyahoga
Highway system
I‑76 SR 78

Interstate 77 (I-77) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. It traverses diverse terrain, from the mountainous state of West Virginia to the rolling farmlands of North Carolina and Ohio. It largely supplants the old U.S. Route 21 between Cleveland, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina, as an important north–south corridor through the middle Appalachians. The southern terminus of Interstate 77 is in Columbia at the junction with Interstate 26. The northern terminus is in Cleveland at the junction with Interstate 90.

Route description[edit]

Entering from West Virginia at Marietta via the Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge, Interstate 77 passes through rolling Appalachian terrain.

The interchange with I-70 at Cambridge was noted on the cover of the 1969 Ohio Department of Highways official highway map as being the "World's Largest Interchange", covering over 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land.

Other major Interstate Highways I-77 connects with in Ohio are I-76, I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), and I-90. The interchange with the Ohio Turnpike was completed December 3, 2001,[1][2] providing direct access; previously, traffic had to exit at Ohio State Route 21 to get to the Turnpike.

Interstate 77 is also known as the "Vietnam Veterans' of America Highway" in Ohio,[3] and the Willow Freeway in Greater Cleveland.[4]

History[edit]

Officially designated to run from Port Huron to Charlotte, I-77 appeared on the original Interstate system route numbering plan in 1957. The part of Interstate 94 from Detroit northeast to Port Huron, Michigan was originally planned as I-77 in 1957; the current I-77 was I-79.[5] When the current Interstate 79 was added in Pennsylvania, the I-77 designation was moved to its current route, but the I-77 in Michigan also remained in the 1958 numbering plan,[6] so the designation followed Interstate 90 and Interstate 75 in order to keep it continuous; the designation north of I-77's westward turn was to have been Interstate 177.[7] I-77 in Michigan later became part of I-94.


Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Ohio River 0.00 0.00 Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge
I‑77 south – Williamstown; continuation into West Virginia
Washington Marietta 0.50 0.80 1 SR 7 – Marietta
Muskingum Township 6.26 10.07 6 SR 821 – Lower Salem, Marietta
Aurelius Township 16.54 26.62 16 SR 821 – Macksburg, Dexter City
Noble Olive Township 25.22 40.59 25 SR 78 – Caldwell, Woodsfield
Belle Valley 28.95 46.59 28 SR 821 – Belle Valley
Guernsey Valley Township 38.09 61.30 37 SR 313 – Senecaville, Pleasant City, Buffalo
Byesville 41.83 67.32 41 SR 209 / SR 821 – Byesville
Cambridge Township 44.26 71.23 44 I‑70 – Columbus, Wheeling, WV Signed as exits signed 44A (east) and 44B (west)
46.31 74.53 46 US 40 – Cambridge, Old Washington Signed as exits signed 46A (east) and 46B (west)
47.84 76.99 47 US 22 – Cadiz, Cambridge
Liberty Township 54.72 88.06 54 SR 541 / CR 831 – Kimbolton
Tuscarawas Salem Township 65.35 105.17 65 US 36 – Newcomerstown, Port Washington
Jefferson Township 72.74 117.06 73 SR 751 – Stone Creek
New Philadelphia 80.94 130.26 81 US 250 east / SR 39 – Uhrichsville, New Philadelphia Southern terminus of concurrency with US 250
Dover 83.41 134.24 83 SR 39 / SR 211 – Dover, Sugarcreek
85 Schneiders Crossing Road – Dover Interchange opened November 12, 2010[8][9]
Franklin Township 87.77 141.25 87 US 250 to SR 21 – Strasburg, Massillon Northern terminus of concurrency with US 250
Bolivar 93.46 150.41 93 SR 212 – Beach City, Bolivar, Zoar
Stark PikeCanton Townships 99.71 160.47 99 Fohl Street Southwest – Navarre
Canton 101.38 163.16 101 SR 627 west / Faircrest Street Southwest – Massillon Eastern terminus of SR 627
101.22 162.90 103 SR 800 south / Cleveland Avenue Southwest
104.27 167.81 104 US 30 / US 62 west – East Liverpool, Massillon, Wooster Southern terminus of concurrency with US 62; signed as exits 104A (east) and 104B (west)
105.48 169.75 105 SR 172 / Tuscarawas Street West – Aultman Hospital, Downtown, Massillon
106.31 171.09 106 13th Street Northwest – Canton Mercy Hospital, McKinley Memorial
107.36 172.78 107A SR 687 west / Fulton Road Northwest – Fawcett Stadium, McKinley High School, Pro Football Hall of Fame Eastern terminus of SR 687
107.70 173.33 107B US 62 east – Alliance, Youngstown Northern terminus of concurrency with US 62
Plain Township 110.06 177.12 109 Everhard Road Northwest / Whipple Avenue Northwest – North Canton, Westfield Belden Village Signed as 109A (east) and 109B (west) northbound
Jackson Township 111.66 179.70 111 Portage Street Northwest – North Canton
112.84 181.60 112 Shuffel Street Northwest Fred Krum Memorial Interchange, opened September 6, 2007[10][11][12]
Summit Green 114.04 183.53 113 Akron-Canton Regional Airport
118.07 190.02 118 SR 241 – Green
120.25 193.52 120 South Arlington Road
Coventry Township 112.95 181.78 122 I‑277 west / US 224 – Barberton, Mogadore Signed as exits 122A (east) and 122B (west)
Akron 123.26 198.37 123A East Waterloo Road Southbound exit and northbound entrance
123.99 199.54 123B SR 764 (East Wilbeth Road)
124.42 200.23 124A Archwood Avenue / Firestone Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
124.78 200.81 124B Lovers Lane / Cole Avenue Southbound exit only
125.53 202.02 125 I‑76 east / SR 8 north – Cleveland, Youngstown Southern terminus of concurrency with I-76; signed as exits signed as 125A (SR 8 north) and 125B (I-76 east) northbound; no exit number northbound
126.26 203.20 22A Grant Street / Wolf Ledges Parkway
126.66 203.84 22B Broadway / Main Street
127.34 204.93 21 SR 59 north / Dart Avenue Southern terminus of SR 59
128.76 207.22 129 I‑76 west – Barberton Northern terminus of concurrency with I-76; no exit number southbound
129.20 207.93 130 SR 261 / Vernon Odom Boulevard
130.65 210.26 131 SR 162 / Copley Road
131.82 212.14 132 White Pond Road / Mull Drive
133.45 214.77 133 Ridgewood Drive
134.99 217.25 134 Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley Township 135.91 218.73 135 SR 21 south – Massillon Southern terminus of concurrency with SR 21
136.72 220.03 137 SR 18 – Medina Exits signed as 137A (east) and 137B (west)
Bath Township 138.22 222.44 138 Ghent Road
Richfield 143.11 230.31 142 SR 176 to I‑271 / Wheatley Road
143.67 231.21 143 I‑271 – Columbus, Erie, PA
145.76 234.58 145 SR 21 north / Brecksville Road Northern terminus of concurrency with SR 21
SummitCuyahoga line RichfieldBrecksville line 146.97 236.53 146 I‑80 / Ohio Turnpike / SR 21 – Toledo, Youngstown
Cuyahoga Brecksville 147.91 238.04 147 Miller Road Southbound exit northbound entrance
Broadview Hights 149.92 241.27 149 SR 82 – Brecksville, Broadview Heights Exits signed as149A (east) and 149B (west) southbound
151.88 244.43 151 Wallings Road
Independence 153.06 246.33 153 Pleasant Valley Road
155.47 250.20 155 Rockside Road
156.26 251.48 156 I‑480 – Toledo, Youngstown
Cuyahoga Heights 157.33 253.20 157 SR 21 south / Brecksville Road
158.53 255.13 158 Grant Avenue
Newburgh Heights 159.22 256.24 159A Harvard Avenue
Cleveland 159.78 257.14 159B Fleet Avenue
160.48 258.27 160 Pershing Avenue
161.19 259.41 161A SR 14 / Broadway Avenue
161.47 259.86 161B I‑490 to I‑90 / East 55th Street – Toledo
162.33 261.24 162A US 422 / SR 8 / Woodland Avenue
162.85 262.08 162B 14th Street
163.03 262.37 I‑90 east – Erie, PA Northern terminus of I-77; access to I-90 westbound removed April 11-12, 2011[13][14]
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (2001-12-02). "Turnpike ramps to I-77 open tomorrow". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Ohio Turnpike, I-77 Interchange Opens To Traffic". WEWS-TV. 2001-12-03. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.37
  4. ^ "Willow Freeway" from Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
  5. ^ Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, August 14, 1957
  6. ^ Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, June 27, 1958
  7. ^ 3-digit Interstates from I-77. Kurumi.com. Retrieved on 2010-05-10.
  8. ^ I77/CR80 Interchange Project. Ohio Department of Transportation District 11.
  9. ^ Mizer, Joe (2010-11-11). "Ceremonies at Dover today to mark opening of new bridges". The Times Reporter. Retrieved 2010-12-08. 
  10. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.931
  11. ^ Wang, Robert (2010-03-29). "Has Shuffel interchange lived up to expectations?". The Repository. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  12. ^ Rossiter, Bob (2007-09-06). "Shuffel Street interchange on Interstate 77 opens". The Repository. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  13. ^ "Two Interstate 77/90 Ramps to Close Permanently as Part of Innerbelt Work" (press release). Ohio Department of Transportation District 12, 2011-04-05. Retrieved on 2011-04-07.
  14. ^ Wendel, Kim (2011-04-10). "ODOT: Two I-77/90 ramps to close permanently". WKYC. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
Interstate 77
Previous state:
West Virginia
Ohio Next state:
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