Interstate 76 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of Interstate 76 in Ohio. For the entire route, see Interstate 76 (Ohio–New Jersey).

Interstate 76 marker

Interstate 76
Route information
Maintained by Ohio DOT and OTC
Length: 81.65 mi[1] (131.40 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-71 / US 224 near Lodi
 

SR 21 in Norton
I-277 / US 224 in Akron
I-77 / SR 8 in Akron
I-80 / Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown

I-680 near Youngstown
East end: I-76 / Penna Turnpike at Pennsylvania state line
Highway system
SR 75 SR 76

In the U.S. state of Ohio, Interstate 76 (I-76) runs for 82 miles (132 km) from Interstate 71 south of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania state line south of Youngstown. Once numbered Interstate 80S, Interstate 76 now comprises the easternmost leg of the Ohio Turnpike.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of Interstate 76 is at an interchange with Interstate 71 east of Lodi, cosigned with U.S. Route 224. U.S. 224 continues west from that point as a regular road. From the interchange with I-71, I-76 crosses rural eastern Medina County and the southeastern Summit County cities of Barberton and Norton for 18 miles (29 km), cosigned with U.S. 224. The eastern terminus of the concurrency with U.S. 224 is in southwestern Akron, at an interchange with Interstate 277, the southern bypass of Akron. Between mile markers 18 and 20, I-76 runs north-south as part of a section known as the Kenmore leg, before returning to an east-west alignment.[2] The route runs concurrently with Interstate 77 for approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) in central Akron, between mile markers 20 and 23, with eastbound traffic joining southbound I-77 traffic. The eastern end of the concurrency with I-77 is at an area known as the central interchange, with southbound I-77 traffic exiting towards Canton. The interchange also serves as the southern end of State Route 8.[3]

Between the Akron and Youngstown areas, Interstate 76 passes through rural areas of southern Portage County near Kent and Ravenna, and western Mahoning County. West of Youngstown in Jackson Township, it intersects with Interstate 80 and the Ohio Turnpike in a double trumpet interchange. Interstate 76 eastbound traffic exits the freeway alignment to join the Ohio Turnpike, with westbound traffic exiting the toll road. I-76 eastbound travelers who remain on the freeway alignment transfer to Interstate 80 towards New York City via the Keystone Shortway, while westbound traffic remains on the turnpike as part of I-80 towards Cleveland. Between the interchange with I-80 and the Pennsylvania state line, Interstate 76 is part of the Ohio Turnpike in a southeast-northwest alignment for 21 miles (34 km) and connects with the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Pennsylvania–Ohio state line. Though I-76 does not pass through the city of Youngstown, access is provided via exits to I-80, I-680, and State Route 7. As of 2016, the toll to travel the Interstate 76 portion of the Ohio Turnpike is $1.75. Motorists who use E-ZPass pay a discounted rate of $1.[4]

History[edit]

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Medina Westfield Township 0.00 0.00 US 224 west – Lodi Continuation beyond I-71; west end of US 224 overlap
1 I-71 – Columbus, Cleveland Signed as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north) westbound; western terminus; I-71 exits 209A-B
Seville 2.32 3.73 2 SR 3 – Medina, Seville
Wadsworth 7.72 12.42 7 SR 57 – Rittman, Medina
9.76 15.71 9 SR 94 – North Royalton, Wadsworth
11.71 18.85 11 SR 261 – Norton, Wadsworth
Summit Norton 13.32 21.44 13 SR 21 – Massillon, Cleveland Signed as exits 13A (south) and 13B (north)
14.65 23.58 14 Cleveland–Massillon Road
16.19 26.06 16 Barber Road
Barberton 17.53 28.21 17A State Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
17.83 28.69 17B SR 619 (East Avenue, Wooster Road) – Barberton Signed as exit 17 westbound
Akron 18.62 29.97 18 I-277 east / US 224 east – Canton East end of US 224 overlap. I-277 exit 1.
19.04 30.64 19 Battles Avenue, Kenmore Boulevard
20.45 32.91 20 I-77 north – Cleveland West end of I-77 overlap
20.79 33.46 21A East Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
21.59 34.75 21B Lakeshore Boulevard, Bowery Street Eastbound exit and entrance
21.73 34.97 21C SR 59 east – Downtown Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
21.77 35.04 To SR 59 east / Dart Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
22.39 36.03 22A Main Street, Broadway Street – Downtown
22.79 36.68 22B Wolf Ledges, Grant Street
23.57 37.93 23 I-77 south / SR 8 north – Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, Cleveland East end of I-77 overlap; signed as exits 23A (south) and 23B (north)
23.83 38.35 24A Inman Street, Johnston Street Westbound only exit
24.34 39.17 24B Arlington Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
24.71 39.77 24 Arlington Street, Kelly Avenue Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
25.00 40.23 25A SR 241 (Innovation Way) Signed as exit 25 westbound
25.67 41.31 25B Brittain Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
26.11 42.02 26 SR 18 (East Market Street) Former SR 526
Springfield Township 27.35 44.02 27 OH-91.svg Gilchrist Road, Canton Road to SR 91
Tallmadge 29.00 46.67 29 SR 532 – Mogadore, Tallmadge
Portage Brimfield Township 31.31 50.39 31 CR 18 (Tallmadge Road)
33.04 53.17 33 SR 43 – Kent, Hartville
Rootstown Township 38.53 62.01 38 SR 5 east / SR 44 – Ravenna Signed as exits 38A (south) and 38B (north) eastbound
Edinburg Township 43.07 69.31 43 SR 14 – Alliance, Ravenna
Palmyra Township 48.58 78.18 48 SR 225 – Alliance
Mahoning [[Milton Township[disambiguation needed], Ohio|Milton Township[disambiguation needed]]] 54.04 86.97 54 SR 534 – Lake Milton, Newton Falls
Jackson Township 57.25 92.13 57 To SR 45 / Bailey Road – Warren
59.85 96.32 I-80 east – Youngstown, New York City via Pennsylvania Left exits
CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue) Eastbound entrance only
I-80 / Ohio Turnpike west – Cleveland Ohio Tpk. exit 218
Overlap with Ohio Turnpike
Springfield Township 82.12 132.16 I-76 / Penna Turnpike Continuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Interstate 76 / US 224 Alt[edit]

Alt plate blue.svg
I-76.svg
US 224.svg

Interstate I-76 / US 224 Alternate
Location: Summit County

Interstate 76 / US 224 Alt is the designation of a route in Summit County. The route follows SR 21 northbound from I-76 in Norton, then follows I-77 southbound in Copley Township. The route terminates at I-76 in Akron. Signage exists along the route but it is not recognized in the Ohio Department of Transportation's records.

Southwestern terminus of I-76/US 224 Alt on I-76 eastbound

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Route Log- Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1". Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Armon, Rick (July 16, 2015). "ODOT to reopen Kenmore leg of I-76 early Monday". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Staff report (August 2, 2016). "Akron lane closures postponed at central interchange". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Fare calculator". Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. 2016. Retrieved October 10, 2016.  In calculator, use "218 - Niles–Youngstown" for the entrance and "239 - Eastgate" for the exit


Interstate 76
Previous state:
Terminus
Ohio Next state:
Pennsylvania