Interstate 80 in Ohio

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This article is about the section of Interstate 80 in Ohio. For the entire route, see Interstate 80.

Interstate 80 marker

Interstate 80
Route information
Maintained by OTC and Ohio DOT
Length: 237.48 mi[1] (382.19 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road at Indiana state line
  I-75 in Perrysburg
I-90 near Elyria
I-480 in North Ridgeville
I-71 in Strongsville
I-77 in Richfield
I-480 in Streetsboro
I-76 / Ohio Turnpike near Youngstown
I-680 near Youngstown
East end: I-80 at Pennsylvania state line
Highway system
SR 79 SR 80

In the U.S. state of Ohio, Interstate 80 (I-80) runs across the northern part of the state. Most of the route is part of the Ohio Turnpike, with only an 18.78-mile (30.22 km) stretch not being on the toll road. That stretch of road is the feeder route to the Keystone Shortway, a shortcut through northern Pennsylvania that provides access to New York City.

Route description[edit]

I-80 Westbound Ohio Turnpike
Main article: Ohio Turnpike

In Ohio, I-80 enters with I-90 from the Indiana Toll Road and immediately becomes the "James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike", more commonly referred to as simply the Ohio Turnpike. The two Interstates cross rural northwest Ohio and run just south of the metropolitan area of Toledo. In Rossford, Ohio the turnpike intersects with I-75 in an area known as the Crossroads of America. This intersection is one of the largest intersections of three Interstate Highways in the United States.

In Elyria Township, just west of Cleveland, I-90 splits from I-80 (leaving the turnpike and running northeast as a freeway). I-80 runs east-southeast through the southern suburbs of Cleveland and retains the Ohio Turnpike designation. Just northwest of Youngstown, the Ohio Turnpike continues southeast onto I-76, while I-80 exits the turnpike and runs east to the north of Youngstown, entering Pennsylvania south of Sharon, Pennsylvania.


Interstate 80 over the Cuyahoga River

Most of Interstate 80 was constructed as part of the Ohio Turnpike, the origins of which predate the establishment of the Interstate Highway System in 1956. The Ohio state legislature created the Ohio Turnpike Commission in 1949, which was the first step in designing and constructing the east-west freeway. Construction began on October 27, 1952, and the freeway was completed on October 1, 1955 (a total of 38 months).[2]

Although I-80 presently uses the Ohio Turnpike across most of the state, it was once planned to split between Norwalk and Edinburg, with Interstate 80N passing through Cleveland and Interstate 80S passing through Akron.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[3] km Exit Destinations Notes
Williams Northwest Township 0.00 0.00 I-80 west / I-90 west / Indiana Toll Road west – Chicago Continuation into Indiana
See Ohio Turnpike Exits 0–218
Mahoning Jackson Township 219.47 353.20 CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue) Via westbound entrance from turnpike
219.47 353.20 To I-76 west – Akron I-80 enters freeway from turnpike; westbound exit; eastbound entrance;
I-80 westbound concurrent with I-76 eastbound at tollbooth on turnpike (and vice versa)
Austintown Township 223.01 358.90 223 SR 46 – Niles, Canfield
223.91 360.35 224A SR 11 south – Canfield Western end of SR 11 concurrency; signed as exit 224 westbound
224.25 360.90 224B I-680 south – Youngstown Northern terminus of I-680; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Trumbull Weathersfield Township 225.94 363.62 226 Salt Springs Road – McDonald
Girard 227.15 365.56 227 US 422 – Girard
Liberty Township 228.32 367.45 228 SR 11 north – Warren, Ashtabula Eastern end of SR 11 concurrency; signed as exit 228B westbound
228.48 367.70 228A SR 711 south – Youngstown Northern terminus of SR 711; westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
229 SR 193 (Belmont Avenue) / East Liberty Street
Hubbard Township 234.43 377.28 234 US 62 / SR 7 – Hubbard, Sharon, PA
237.28 381.87 I-80 east – New York Continuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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