U.S. Route 35

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U.S. Route 35 marker

U.S. Route 35
Route information
Length: 412 mi[1] (663 km)
Existed: 1934[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-64 at Scott Depot, WV

WV 2 at Point Pleasant, WV
SR 7 at Gallipolis, OH
US 23 / US 50 at Chillicothe, OH
I-71 at Jeffersonville, OH
I-675 at Beavercreek, OH
I-75 at Dayton, OH
I-70 in Richmond, IN

US 30 near Hamlet, IN
North end: US 20 at Michigan City, IN
Highway system

U.S. Route 35 (US 35) is a north-south United States highway that runs northwest-southeast for approximately 412 miles (663 km) from northern Indiana to the western suburbs of Charleston, West Virginia. The highway's northern terminus is in Michigan City, Indiana, at U.S. Route 20. Its southern terminus is in Scott Depot, West Virginia, at Interstate 64.[2] Currently, the West Virginia portion of the highway is being expanded to four lanes, mostly along a completely new route. The Ohio portion has already been upgraded to a four-lane highway/freeway between the West Virginia state line and Trotwood, west of Dayton, Ohio.

Route description[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

In West Virginia from Scott Depot to Point Pleasant, US 35 is currently being expanded to a four-lane expressway. Currently the route is four lanes from I-64 to the junction with the bridge to Buffalo (West Virginia Route 869), which serves the large Toyota engine and transmission plant in Buffalo, and continues as a 2-lane route for 12 miles (19 km) to another four lane section of eight miles (6 km) to the Ohio River, which is the state line.

The remaining 12 mile gap is currently "unfunded". A possibility of completion as a toll road has been put forward.[citation needed]

Officially, US 35's new alignment begins at I-64 Exit #40 near Scott Depot, from which point US 35 proceeds north on its new roadway.[2]


Signed east-west in Ohio, US 35 crosses the Ohio River on the Silver Memorial Bridge, and enters Ohio. The first interchange is located adjacent to the Gallia-Meigs Regional Airport in Gallipolis as well as State Route 7. From there, it continues as a full freeway towards Jackson, with interchanges at SR 160, SR 850, and SR 325. Passing Rio Grande, the highway becomes a four-lane at-grade expressway when it reaches Centerville. This setup continues until SR 32 where the highway bypasses Jackson. A strange interchange configuration currently exists at US 35 and SR 32 - an interchange called a windmill interchange. Each highway has ramps that exit to the other highway ending at an intersection that one can travel either direction. This is odd because both highways end up having at-grade intersections, albeit with a grade-separation of the main highway corridors. Continuing west, the highway reverts to an expressway until it reaches Richmond Dale. The section between Richmond Dale and Chillicothe was upgraded to a full freeway in 2005 and includes a large cut through a 1,000 feet (300 m) ridge. This section of road provides westbound motorists with a panoramic view of the Scioto River valley. Travelers eastbound at Chillicothe near the Bridge Street exit can see the hills that are shown on the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The next major interchange is with Interstate 71 in Jeffersonville. As the route continues through flat farmlands, it has a full-access interchange with I-675 in Beavercreek. Several miles later, US 35 opens into a three-lane highway (with five lanes in some parts) through downtown Dayton and has another full-access interchange with Interstate 75 in downtown Dayton. The Ohio portion of US 35 merges with Interstate 70 near New Paris. The portion of US 35 from the western edge of Dayton to the merge with I-70 is the only two-lane section remaining, passing through the city of Eaton. US 35 is a major Appalachian corridor linking I-70 and points west to I-64 and points east.

The portion of the route between Jackson and Gallipolis is known as the Bob Evans Highway. This section is designated as a Welsh Byway by the Ohio Department of Transportation as well.[3]


US 35 enters Indiana with I-70, and splits off on the northwest side of Richmond. US 35 then travels in a northwest path through the cities of Muncie, Gas City, Greentown, Kokomo, Logansport, Winamac, Knox and La Porte before terminating at US 20 in Michigan City.


Originally, US 35 was routed from Charleston, West Virginia on the north side of the Kanawha River (the current West Virginia Route 62) until the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967. When the new Silver Memorial Bridge was completed in 1969, US 35 was moved to the south side of the river (the former West Virginia Route 17) and its terminus was in St. Albans, West Virginia at the junction of US 60.

As of June 15, 2009, the old segment of US 35 between Buffalo Bridge, West Virginia and US 60 is now signed as West Virginia Route 817.

On October 1, 2009, the State of Indiana transferred the western 5.31 miles (8.55 km) of US 35 to Michigan City's local highway system. US 35 in Michigan City is currently being served by commercial traffic that travels in and out of downtown (where it originally terminated at US 12); according to local traffic counts, only half of the measured traffic on US 35 is through traffic. After the transfer of control, Michigan City began reconstructing the road using local, state and federal-aid funds.[4] The change was approved by AASHTO on October 17, 2008.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

State County Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
West Virginia Putnam Scott Depot I-64 – Huntington, Charleston
CR 33 (Teays Valley Rd) – Scott Depot
Interchange at I–64 Exit 40
Teays Valley WV 34 – Teays Valley
Fraziers Bottom WV 869 to WV 62 – Buffalo Western terminus of WV 869
WV 817 south Northern terminus of WV 817
Mason Point Pleasant WV 2 – Point Pleasant, Huntington
Ohio River Silver Memorial Bridge (state line)
Ohio Gallia Gallipolis SR 7
SR 735 east Western terminus of SR 735
Gallipolis Township SR 160
Springfield Township SR 850
Rio Grande SR 325
Centerville SR 279 west Eastern terminus of SR 279
Jackson Franklin Township SR 327
Jackson SR 32 / SR 124
SR 788 north Southern terminus of SR 788
SR 93
Ross Chillicothe US 50 east Southern end of US 50 concurrency
US 23 south Southern end of US 23 concurrency
US 50 west Northern terminus of US 50 concurrency
US 23 north Northern end of US 23 concurrency
SR 159
SR 104
Concord Township SR 138
Fayette Washington Court House SR 753
SR 41
US 22 / US 62 / SR 3
Jefferson Township SR 435 to I-71
Greene Jamestown SR 72
Xenia US 68
US 42
Beavercreek SR 835 east Eastern terminus of SR 835
Montgomery Dayton SR 835 east Western terminus of SR 835
35.30 56.81 I-75 – Cincinnati, Toledo
Drexel 30.22 48.63 SR 49 north – Greenville Southern terminus of SR 49
Preble West Alexandria 17.22 27.71 SR 503
Eaton 11.92 19.18 SR 122 east Eastern end of SR 122 concurrency
11.68 18.80 US 127
11.42 18.38 SR 122 west Western end of SR 122 concurrency
Jackson Township 2.38 3.83 SR 320 north Southern terminus of SR 320
1.66 2.67 I-70 east Eastern end of I–70 concurrency
Ohio–Indiana state line
Indiana Wayne Richmond 0.33 0.53 US 40
3.65 5.87 SR 227
5.22 8.40 US 27
7.25 11.67 I-70 west Western end of I–70 concurrency
8.51 13.70 SR 38 west Eastern terminus of SR 38
Dalton Township 23.15 37.26 SR 1
Randolph Losantville 27.20 43.77 US 36
No major junctions
Delaware Muncie 41.09 66.13 SR 3 south / SR 67 south Southern end of SR 3/SR 67 concurrency
43.70 70.33 SR 32
47.21 75.98 SR 67 north Northern end of SR 67 concurrency
50.10 80.63 SR 3 north / SR 28 east Northern end of SR 3 concurrency; eastern terminus of SR 28 concurrency
Harrison Township 60.11 96.74 I-69 south / SR 28 west Southern end of I–69 concurrency; western end of SR 28 concurrency
Grant Jefferson Township 70.34 113.20 SR 26
Gas City 74.46 119.83 I-69 north / SR 22 east Northern end of I–69 concurrency; eastern end of SR 22 concurrency
Jonesboro 78.73 126.70 SR 15 north Southern terminus of SR 15
Marion 81.21 130.69 SR 9
82.35 132.53 SR 37
Sims Township 89.28 143.68 SR 13 / SR 19 north Eastern end of SR 19 concurrency
Howard Greentown 96.19 154.80 SR 213 south Northern terminus of SR 213
Taylor Township 100.13 161.14 SR 19 south Western end of SR 19 concurrency
Kokomo 104.12 167.56 US 31 south / SR 22 west Southern end of US 31 concurrency; western end of SR 22 concurrency
108.73 174.98 US 31 north Northern end of US 31 concurrency
Cass Galveston 113.57 182.77 SR 18
Walton 120.14 193.35 SR 218
Logansport 126.13 202.99 US 24 east Eastern end of US 24 concurrency
130.30 209.70 SR 29 south Northern terminus of SR 29
130.58 210.15 SR 25
131.92 212.30 US 24 west Western end of US 24 concurrency
Royal Center 141.27 227.35 SR 16
Pulaski Winamac 155.15 249.69 SR 119 south Northern terminus of the southern section of SR 119
155.65 250.49 SR 14 Southern end of SR 14 concurrency
155.77 250.69 SR 14 east Northern terminus of SR 14 concurrency
Starke Bass Lake 165.79 266.81 SR 10 east Southern end of SR 10 concurrency
167.18 269.05 SR 10 west Northern end of SR 10 concurrency
Knox 172.19 277.11 SR 8 east Southern end of SR 8 concurrency
Center Township 174.20 280.35 SR 8 Northern end of SR 8 concurrency
Hamlet 179.48 288.85 US 30
LaPorte South Center 185.80 299.02 US 6 east Eastern end of US 6 concurrency
Kingsbury 190.75 306.98 US 6 west Western end of US 6 concurrency
La Porte 197.58 317.97 SR 2 / SR 39 south Southern end of SR 39 concurrency
199.44 320.97 SR 39 north Northern end of SR 39 concurrency
Michigan City 204.91 329.77 US 20 Northern terminus of US 35
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

List of unused highways in Ohio


  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways : From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 02:55, 4 July 2006 (UTC).
  2. ^ a b "West Virginia US 35 Deletion Request". American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Ohio Byway". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 
  4. ^ Indiana Department of Transportation (2008-08-25). "An Application from the State highway or Transportation Department of Indiana". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  5. ^ AASHTO (2008-10-27). "Committee action and approvals". Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  6. ^ Staff (2004). "Reference Post Book" (PDF). Indianapolis: Indiana Department of Transportation. U-35. Retrieved December 27, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Browse numbered routes
WV 34 WV WV 36
SR 34 OH US 36
US 33 IN US 36