Interstate 480 (Ohio)
|Outerbelt South Freeway
Senator John Glenn Highway
|Auxiliary route of I-80|
|Maintained by ODOT|
|Length:||41.77 mi (67.22 km)|
|Existed:||1971 – present|
|West end:||I-80 / Ohio Turnpike in North Ridgeville|
| I-71 in Brook Park
I-77 in Independence
I-271 in Bedford Heights
|East end:||I-80 / Ohio Turnpike / SR 14 in Streetsboro|
Interstate 480 (I-480) is a 41.77-mile-long (67.22 km) auxiliary Interstate Highway of I-80 that bypasses the city of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States. I-480 is one of 13 auxiliary Interstate Highways in Ohio. The western terminus of I-480 is an interchange with I-80 in North Ridgeville. Starting east through suburban Lorain County, I-480 enters Cuyahoga County. I-480 then approaches the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which serves as the primary airport for the Greater Cleveland area. After traversing Brooklyn and crossing the Cuyahoga River on the Valley View Bridge, the highway continues east towards the communities of Bedford and Twinsburg toward its eastern terminus at I-80 in Streetsboro. On its route, I-480 crosses interstates I-77 and I-271. In 1998, the Governor of Ohio, George Voinovich, gave I-480 the additional name of the "Senator John Glenn Highway", in honor of the former NASA astronaut and a U.S. Senator from Ohio for 24 years.
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The freeway is concurrent with I-271 for two miles. I-271 and I-480 are the only two three-digit interstates in the nation that run concurrently with each other for any distance. This is because I-80 was concurrent with I-271 until 1971, when I-80 was routed back on to the turnpike and replaced by I-480.
|Lorain||North Ridgeville||0.00||0.00||—||I-80 / Ohio Turnpike west – Toledo||Exit 151 on I-80/Ohio Tpk.|
|0.90||1.45||Ohio Turnpike Toll Plaza|
|1.16||1.87||1||SR 10 west to US 20 – Oberlin, Norwalk||Western end of SR 10 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|2.03||3.27||2||SR 10 east (Lorain Road) to I-80 / Ohio Turnpike east||Eastern end of SR 10 concurrency|
|Cuyahoga||North Olmsted||3.67||5.91||3||Stearns Road|
|6.15||9.90||6||SR 252 (Great Northern Boulevard) – North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls||Signed as exits 6A (south) and 6B (north) westbound|
|7.57||12.18||7||Clague Road – Westlake, Fairview Park||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Cleveland||9.44||15.19||9||SR 17 (Brookpark Road) / Grayton Road – Hopkins Airport||Eastbound ramps to SR 17; westbound to Grayton Road|
|10.17||16.37||11||I-71 (via Berea Freeway) – Cleveland, Columbus||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; exit 238 on I-71|
|10.17||16.37||10||SR 237 south (Berea Freeway) – Hopkins Airport, Berea||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|10.71||17.24||11||I-71 south – Columbus||No eastbound exit; exit 238 on I-71.|
|11.60||18.67||12A||West 150th Street — Brook Park||Westbound exit only|
|12.71||20.45||12B||West 130th Street / West 150th Street — Brook Park||150th Street signed eastbound only; signed as exit 12 eastbound|
|Brooklyn||13.79||22.19||13||Tiedeman Road — Brooklyn|
|Cleveland||15.21||24.48||15||To US 42 / Ridge Road – Parma|
|16.49||26.54||16||SR 94 (State Road) to SR 176 south|
|17.76||28.58||17A||SR 176 north – Cleveland||Jennings Freeway; signed as exit 17 eastbound|
|Brooklyn Heights||18.03||29.02||17B||SR 17 (Brookpark Road) to SR 176 south – Brooklyn Heights||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Independence||20.05||32.27||20||I-77 to Rockside Road – Akron, Cleveland||Exit 156 on I-77; signed as exits 20A (south) & 20B (north).|
|Garfield Heights||21.72||34.95||21||Transportation Boulevard / East 98th Street|
|22.92||36.89||22||SR 17 (Granger Road)||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; no entrance from SR 17 east|
|23.85||38.38||23||SR 14 (Broadway Avenue) – Garfield Heights|
|Cleveland||24.58||39.56||24||Lee Road – Maple Heights||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Warrensville Heights||26.03||41.89||25A-B||Warrensville Road — Bedford, Warrensville Heights||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; split into exits 25A (south) and 25B (north); C/D lanes provide access to Northfield Rd. exit|
|Warrensville Heights–Bedford Heights line||26.03–
|25C||SR 8 / SR 43 (Northfield Road)||Eastbound access via C/D lanes originating from Warrensville Rd. exit|
|26.31||42.34||26||To I-271 north / US 422 – Erie Pa., Warren||Eastbound left exit and westbound left entrance; access via unsigned I-480N|
|Bedford Heights||27.94||44.97||26A||Rockside Road||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|28.02||45.09||—||I-271 north – Erie Pa.||Western end of I-271 concurrency; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; I-271 exits 26A-B|
|Oakwood||30.99||49.87||23||SR 14 west (Broadway Avenue) / Forbes Road||Western end of SR 14 concurrency|
|32.06||51.60||—||I-271 south – Akron, Columbus||Eastern end of I-271 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-271 exit 21|
|Summit||Twinsburg||36.30||58.42||36||SR 82 – Aurora, Macedonia, Twinsburg|
|36.99||59.53||37||SR 91 – Twinsburg, Hudson, Solon|
|42.45||68.32||—||SR 14 east – Ravenna||Eastern end of SR 14 concurrency; SR 14 exit 42|
|I-80 / Ohio Turnpike – Youngstown, Toledo||Exit 187 on I-80/Ohio Tpk.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Location:||Maple Heights–Warrensville Heights|
|Length:||1.99 mi (3.20 km)|
The spur freeway connecting I-480 to I-271 and US 422 is officially designated as Interstate 480N, by the Ohio Department of Transportation. It is rarely referred by this name. It is currently unsigned, with the exception of mile markers.
The entire route is in Cuyahoga County.
|Maple Heights||0.00||0.00||–||I-480 west – Cleveland, Toledo||Western terminus; exit 26 on I-480|
|1||Miles Road – North Randall, Bedford Heights|
|Warrensville Heights||1.29||2.08||—||I-271 north (Express Lanes) to I-90 – Erie Pa.||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|1.63||2.62||13A||I-271 south to I-480 east – Columbus||Westbound left exit and eastbound entrance; exit based on US 422 mileage; I-271 exit 27A|
|—||I-271 north / US 422 west (Local Lanes) to Harvard Road / Chagrin Boulevard||Eastbound left exit and westbound entrance; I-271 exit 27B|
|1.99||3.20||US 422 east – Warren||Eastern terminus; exit 13B on US 422|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- McIntyre, Michael K. (September 22, 1998). "I-480 Is Renamed in Honor of Glenn". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland, OH. Retrieved April 12, 2010 – via Newsbank.
- Staff (October 31, 2002). "Table 2: Auxiliary Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
- Staff. "1957–1958 Biennial Report excerpt". Ohio Department of Highways. Retrieved April 2, 2008 – via Roadfan.com.
- Interstate 480
- Staff. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- Staff. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for I-480N" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation.
- "Cuy". ODOT Routes in Cuyahoga County. Retrieved December 31, 2015.
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