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 OTIC and ODOT
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
 
East end: I-80 at Pennsylvania state line
Highway system
SR 79 SR 80

Interstate 80 (I-80) in the U.S. state of Ohio 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 part of 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.

History[edit]

I-80 over the Cuyahoga River

Interstate 80 was constructed as part of the Ohio Turnpike (with the exception of modern I-76 and I-480), 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.

Auxiliary routes in Ohio[edit]

Interstate City Type Notes
I-280.svg Interstate 280 Toledo Spur
I-480.svg Interstate 480 Cleveland Alternate
I-480N.svg Interstate 480N Cleveland Spur
I-680.svg Interstate 680 Youngstown Spur


Exit list[edit]

County Location[3][4] mi[5][6] km Old exit New exit[6] Destinations Notes
Williams Northwest Township 0.0 0.0 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road west – Chicago Continuation into Indiana; western end of Ohio Tpk. concurrency; western terminus of Ohio Tpk.
2.0 3.2 SR 49 Diamond interchange with no ramp tolls, opened December 29, 1992[7]
2.7 4.3 Westgate Toll Barrier
Holiday City 13.5 21.7 2 13 SR 15 – Bryan, Montpelier Old exit numbers followed Ohio Tpk.
Brady Township 20.8 33.5 Indian Meadow Service Plaza (westbound)
Tiffin River Service Plaza (eastbound)
Fulton Franklin Township 25.5 41.0 2A 25 SR 66 – Archbold, Fayette Opened November 13, 1998[8]
Dover Township 34.9 56.2 3 34 SR 108 – Wauseon
Pike Township 39.8 64.1 3B 39 SR 109 – Delta, Lyons Opened December 20, 1996[9]
Lucas Monclova Township 49.0 78.9 Oak Openings Service Plaza (westbound)
Fallen Timbers Service Plaza (eastbound)
Demolished[a]
52.6 84.7 3A 52 SR 2 – Swanton, Toledo Airport Opened November 21, 1991[11]
Maumee 59.5 95.8 4 59 US 20 to I-475 / US 23 – Maumee, Toledo, Ann Arbor
Wood Rossford 64.9 104.4 4A 64 I-75 – Toledo, Dayton Opened December 4, 1991; I-75 exit 208[12]
Lake Township 71.7 115.4 5 71 I-280 north / SR 420 south – Toledo, Detroit, Stony Ridge I-280 exit 1A
Ottawa Harris Township 76.9 123.8 Blue Heron Service Plaza (westbound)
Wyandot Service Plaza (eastbound)
81.8 131.6 5A 81 SR 51 – Elmore, Woodville, Gibsonburg Opened February 6, 1997[13]
Sandusky Sandusky Township 91.6 147.4 6 91 SR 53 – Fremont, Port Clinton
Riley Township 100.0 160.9 Erie Islands Service Plaza (westbound)
Commodore Perry Service Plaza (eastbound)
Erie Groton Township 110.2 177.3 6A 110 SR 4 – Sandusky, Bucyrus Opened December 15, 1994[14]
Milan Township 118.5 190.7 7 118 US 250 – Sandusky, Norwalk
Lorain Brownhelm Township 135.9 218.7 7A 135 To SR 2 / Baumhart Road – Vermilion Opened December 13, 1995[15] SR 2 not signed on eastbound side
Amherst Township 139.5 224.5 Middle Ridge Service Plaza (westbound)
Vermillion Valley Service Plaza (eastbound)
140.6 226.3 7B 140 SR 58 – Amherst, Oberlin Opened November 30, 2004[16]
Elyria Township 142.8 229.8 8A 142 I-90 east / SR 2 east – Cleveland Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of the I-90 concurrency
Elyria 145.5 234.2 8 145 SR 57 – Lorain, Elyria
North Ridgeville 151.8 244.3 9A 151 I-480 east – North Ridgeville, Cleveland Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
152.2 244.9 9 152 To SR 10 – North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Cleveland
Cuyahoga Strongsville 161.8 260.4 10 161 I-71 / US 42 – Strongsville, Columbus, Cleveland I-71 exit 233
Broadview Heights 170.1 273.7 Great Lakes Service Plaza (westbound)
Towpath Service Plaza (eastbound)
Summit Richfield 173.2 278.7 11 173 I-77 / SR 21 – Akron, Cleveland Direct access to I-77 opened December 3, 2001[17]
Boston Heights 180.3 290.2 12 180 SR 8 – Akron
Portage Streetsboro 187.2 301.3 13 187 I-480 west / SR 14 – Streetsboro
Shalersville Township 193.9 312.1 13A 193 SR 44 – Ravenna Opened December 1, 1994[14]
Freedom Township 197.0 317.0 Portage Service Plaza (westbound)
Brady's Leap Service Plaza (eastbound)
Trumbull Braceville Township 209.2 336.7 14 209 SR 5 – Warren
Lordstown 215.0 346.0 14A 215 Ellsworth–Bailey Road – Lordstown West Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; opened June 1993[18]
216.4 348.3 14B 216 Hallock–Young Road – Lordstown East Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Mahoning Jackson Township 219.47 353.20 Ohio Turnpike east / I-76 / Pennsylvania Turnpike – Akron, Pittsburgh Left exits; eastern end of Ohio Tpk. concurrency; Ohio Tpk. exit 218; Penna. Tpk. not signed eastbound
CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue) Eastbound exit only
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
228.82–
229.47
368.25–
369.30
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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Demolished in 2011; no plans to rebuild[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adderly, Kevin (January 27, 2016). "Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways as of December 31, 2015". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Interstate 80". Interstate Guide. Retrieved October 4, 2014. [self-published source]
  3. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (2007). Ohio Official Transportation Map (Map). Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. 
  4. ^ DeLorme (2007). Street Atlas USA (Map). DeLorme. 
  5. ^ "Division of Planning - Office of Technical Services - Destape files". ODOT. July 16, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2014 — Mahoning County, Trumbull County 
  6. ^ a b Ohio Turnpike Commission (n.d.). "Interchanges". Ohio Turnpike Commission. Retrieved August 7, 2011;  Ohio Turnpike Commission & Travel Boards (2012). Ohio Turnpike Map & Lodging Guide (Map). Berea: Ohio Turnpike Commission. 
  7. ^ Lewis, Herb (December 30, 1992). "Turnpike Exchange near Edon Is Officially Opened". The Bryan Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ Patch, David (November 10, 1998). "Archbold Turnpike Exit to Open". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved June 18, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Fulton County Turnpike Gate To Open Friday". The Blade. Toledo, OH. December 17, 1996. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  10. ^ Ohio Turnpike Commission (n.d.). "Service Plazas". Ohio Turnpike Commission. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ Harvey, Hank (November 22, 1991). "Interchange Opens to Jobs, Growth". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ Harvey, Hank (December 5, 1991). "Perrysburg I-75 Link to Turnpike Opens". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ Patch, David (February 7, 1997). "Turnpike's Gate 5A Opens, Widens Elmore Area Access". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  14. ^ a b McEaneney, Dennis (December 2, 1994). "Gate 13A Joins Pike". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  15. ^ Kavanaugh, Molly (December 14, 1995). "New Turnpike Interchange Opens at Baumhart Road". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Turnpike Ramp at SR 58 To Open Today After 11 Years". The Morning Journal. Lorain, OH. November 30, 2004. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Ohio Turnpike, I-77 Interchange Opens to Traffic". Cleveland: WEWS-TV. December 3, 2001. Archived from the original on March 4, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2008. 
  18. ^ Farkas, Karen (June 21, 2009). "Bari Lambert's Job as a Toll Collector on the Ohio Turnpike's Lordstown Plant Exit Has Turned Very Quiet". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 

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Interstate 80
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