Interstate 480 (Ohio)

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Interstate 480 marker

Interstate 480
Outerbelt South Freeway
Senator John Glenn Highway[1]
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-80
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 41.77 mi[2] (67.22 km)
Existed: 1971 – present
Major junctions
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
Highway system
I-475 I-490

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-71, 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.[1]

Parts of I-480 were to have been I-271 and/or Interstate 80N.[3]

Route description[edit]

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.

Due to the convergence of these high traffic roads traffic jams are common during peak times. They run concurrent through Bedford Heights, Bedford, and Oakwood in Cuyahoga County.[citation needed]

I-271/I-480 north of the Broadway/Forbes interchange in 2002

The Valley View Bridge, which is 212 feet (65 m) high and spans 4,150 feet (1,260 m),[4] carries I-480 across the Cuyahoga River valley.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
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 HeightsBedford Heights line 26.03–
26.55
41.89–
42.73
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
Portage Streetsboro 41.63 67.00 41 Frost Road
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

Interstate 480N[edit]

Interstate 480N
Location: Maple HeightsWarrensville Heights
Length: 1.99 mi[5] (3.20 km)
Existed: 1974–present

The spur freeway connecting I-480 to I-271 and US 422 is officially designated as Interstate 480N, by the Ohio Department of Transportation.[6][7] It is currently signed as I-480 on interchange signs, and is signed as I-480N on mile markers.[8]

Major intersections
The entire route is in Cuyahoga County.

Location mi[5] km Exit Destinations Notes
Maple Heights 0.00 0.00 I-480 west – Cleveland, Toledo Western terminus; exit 26 on I-480
North Randall 0.53–
0.78
0.85–
1.26
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Staff. "1957–1958 Biennial Report excerpt". Ohio Department of Highways. Retrieved April 2, 2008 – via Roadfan.com. 
  4. ^ Interstate 480
  5. ^ a b "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Technical Services Straight Line Diagram for I-480N" (PDF). Ohio Department of Transportation. 
  7. ^ "Cuy". ODOT Routes in Cuyahoga County. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "I-480N mile marker". Google Street View. Google. August 2016. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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