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Interstate 70 marker

Interstate 70
I-70 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length225.60 mi [1] (363.07 km)
Existed1956–present
Major junctions
West end I-70 / US 35 at Indiana state line
  I-75 near Vandalia
I-675 near Springfield
I-270 in Columbus twice
I-670 in Columbus
I-71 in Columbus
I-77 near Cambridge
I-470 near St. Clairsville
East end I‑70 at West Virginia state line
Location
Counties Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Madison, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey, Belmont
Highway system
SR 69 SR 70

In the U.S. state of Ohio, Interstate 70 (I-70) provides access between Indiana and West Virginia.

Route description

Along its path through Ohio, I-70 passes through the following counties: Preble, Montgomery, Clark, Madison, Franklin, Fairfield, Licking, Muskingum, Guernsey, and Belmont. As an Interstate highway, by default, I-70 is a part of the National Highway System, a network of highways deemed most important for the country's economy, mobility and defense. [2]

View of I-70 looking east from a pedestrian bridge in Columbus


The portion of I-70 between I-675 and Enon Road in Clark County is designated as the "Deputy Suzanne Hopper Memorial Highway", [3] in honor of a Clark County Sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed on January 1, 2011 while responding to reports of gunshots at a mobile home park on Enon Road, near I-70. [4]

History

I-70 appeared on the original AASHTO interstate route numbering map from August 14, 1957. It was envisioned as a modern upgrade of the old National Road ( US 40), the main east–west route through the heart of the state, built closely parallel to, but on a separate alignment from, the then overburdened and obsolete highway. The 21-mile (34 km) section between Kirkersville and Gratiot (current exits 122 – 142), was the first new construction opened to traffic (1959). At that time, the highway was accessed at both ends via temporary at-grade intersections with the old National Pike, with I-70 and US 40 sharing the same carriageways.

Once the road was extended westward towards Columbus by 1968, access was routed to exit 122, with the western 1-mile (1.6 km) access road continuing US 40 back to the old National Pike becoming part of SR 158 (though the westbound lanes were abandoned). The following year, the highway was opened eastward to Zanesville, with a new interchange, exit 142, at Gratiot. The at-grade intersection with the old National Pike was subsequently blocked off, to be erased by years of overgrowth. The US 40 designation was returned to the Pike around the same time, replacing the temporary SR 440 designation.

In February 2013, an 11.18-mile (17.99 km) segment of I-70 traveling through Franklin, Fairfield, and Licking counties was named by the National Asphalt Pavement Association as the winner of the 2012 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for the best asphalt pavement in the country. [5] [6]

Auxiliary routes in Ohio

Interstate City Type Notes
I-270.svg Interstate 270 Columbus Loop
I-470.svg Interstate 470 Wheeling Bypass Route extends into West Virginia
I-670.svg Interstate 670 Columbus Spur

Exit list

CountyLocationmi [7]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Preble Jefferson Township0.000.00 I-70 west / US 35 north – Indianapolis Indiana state line
1.832.951 US 35 east – EatonEastern end of US 35 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Monroe Township9.9115.9510 US 127 – Greenville, Eaton
Harrison Township14.6623.5914 SR 503 – West Alexandria, Lewisburg
Montgomery Brookville21.0133.8121Arlington Road – Brookville
Clay Township23.7138.1624 To SR 49 north – Phillipsburg, GreenvilleEasbound exit and westbound entrance only
24.0538.7024 SR 49 north – Phillipsburg, GreenvilleWestern end of SR 49 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance only
ClaytonEnglewood
city line
25.8841.6526 SR 49 south – Clayton, TrotwoodEastern end of SR 49 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Englewood26.2642.2626 To SR 49 (Hoke Road) – TrotwoodWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
28.9746.6229 SR 48 – Englewood, Clayton
Butler Township32.0851.6332 To US 40 – Vandalia, Dayton International Airport
33.72–
33.97
54.27–
54.67
33 I-75 – Dayton, ToledoSigned as exits 33A (south) and 33B (north) eastbound; I-75 north exit 61; south exits 61A-B
Huber Heights36.6759.0136 SR 202 – Huber Heights
38.6462.1938 SR 201 – Huber Heights
41.0065.9841 SR 4 south / SR 235 – Fairborn, New CarlisleWestern end of SR 4 concurrency
Clark Mad River Township44.3371.3444 I-675 south / Spangler Road – CincinnatiI-675 exits 26A-B; northern terminus of I-675; signed as exits 44A (I-675 south) and 44B (Spangler Road) on collector-distributor lanes
47.2976.1147 SR 4 – Enon, SpringfieldEastern end of SR 4 concurrency; Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
47.7976.9148 Enon, DonnelsvilleWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Mad RiverSpringfield
township line
52.2384.0652 US 68 – Xenia, UrbanaSigned as exits 52A (south) and 52B (north)
Springfield54.4787.6654 SR 72 – Springfield
59.3695.5359 SR 41 – South Charleston
Harmony Township62.0299.8162 US 40 – Springfield
South Vienna66.33106.7566 SR 54 – Catawba, South Vienna
Madison Somerford Township72.36116.4572 SR 56 – Mechanicsburg, London
Deer Creek Township79.10127.3079 US 42 – Plain City, London
Jefferson Township80.76129.9780 SR 29 – West Jefferson
85.39137.4285 SR 142 (Plain City–Georgesville Road) – West Jefferson, Plain City
Franklin Columbus91.30146.9391Hilliard–Rome RoadSigned as exits 91A (south) and 91B (north) westbound
92.82–
92.94
149.38–
149.57
93 I-270 – Cincinnati, ClevelandSigned as exits 93A (south) and 93B (north) eastbound; I-270 exit 8
93.98151.2594Wilson Road
94.97152.8495Hague AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
96.15154.7496 I-670 east – AirportEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
97.25156.5197 US 40 (W. Broad Street)
97.82–
98.02
157.43–
157.75
98A US 62 (Central Avenue) / SR 3 / Sullivant AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
98.27158.1598BMound StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
98.86–
99.13
159.10–
159.53
99 I-71 south / SR 315 north – CincinnatiWestern end of I-71 concurrency, north exit 106A; and signed as exits 99A (south) and 99B (north)
99.44160.0399CRich Street, Town StreetWestbound exit only
99.99160.92100A US 23 south (High Street) / Front StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
100.23–
100.33
161.30–
161.47
100B US 23 north / US 33 (3rd & 4th Streets) / Livingston AvenueNo westbound exit
100.91162.40101A I-71 north / US 40 (Broad Street) to I-670 – ClevelandEastern end of I-71 concurrency, south exit 107. Access to John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
101.28162.99101B18th Street – DowntownWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
102.10–
102.21
164.31–
164.49
102Miller Avenue, Kelton Avenue
103.04165.83103AMain Street — BexleyEastbound exit and westbound entrance only; indirect access via Alum Creek Drive
103.403–
103.513
166.411–
166.588
103B US 33 (Livingston Avenue) / Alum Creek DriveAlum Creek Drive signed eastbound only, US 33 signed westbound only
104.603–
105.613
168.342–
169.968
105 US 33 / James Road – Lancaster, BexleySigned as exits 105A (south) and 105B (north)
107.163–
107.633
172.462–
173.219
107 SR 317 (Hamilton Road) – WhitehallSigned as exits 107A (south) and 107B (north) eastbound
108.393–
109.213
174.442–
175.761
108 I-270 – Cincinnati, ClevelandSigned as exits 108A (south) and 108B (north) westbound; I-270 exits 43A-B.
109.823–
110.183
176.743–
177.322
110Brice Road — ReynoldsburgSigned as exits 110A (south) and 110B (north) eastbound
Fairfield Pickerington112.023–
112.403
180.284–
180.895
112 SR 256 – Pickerington, ReynoldsburgSigned as exits 112A (south) and 112B (north) eastbound
Violet Township112.923181.732112C SR 204 (Blacklick–Eastern Road)Eastbound exit only
Licking Etna Township118.053–
118.373
189.988–
190.503
118 SR 310 – Etna, Pataskala
Kirkersville122.373–
122.753
196.940–
197.552
122 SR 158 – Kirkersville, Baltimore
Union Township125.893–
126.913
202.605–
204.247
126 SR 37 – Granville, Lancaster
128.683–
129.263
207.095–
208.029
129 SR 79 – Buckeye Lake, Newark
Licking Township132.643–
132.973
213.468–
213.999
132 SR 13 – Newark, Thornville
Bowling Green Township140.763–
140.903
226.536–
226.761
141 SR 668 – Brownsville, GratiotEastbound exit and westbound entrance
Muskingum Hopewell Township142.883–
143.198
229.948–
230.455
142 US 40 – GratiotWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
Licking
No major junctions
Muskingum Falls Township152.168–
152.820
244.891–
245.940
152 US 40 (National Road) – Zanesville
Zanesville153.359246.807153 SR 60 north / SR 146 west (State Street)Signed as exit 153A westbound
154.203–
154.416
248.166–
248.508
153BMaple AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance only
154.528–
154.643
248.689–
248.874
154Fifth StreetEastbound exit only
154.661–
154.703
248.903–
248.970
155 SR 60 south (Seventh Street) / SR 146 east
Washington Township156.921–
157.446
252.540–
253.385
157 SR 93 – Adamsville, Zanesville
Perry Township160.391–
160.977
258.124–
259.067
160Airport Road / Sonora RoadAccess to Zanesville Municipal Airport
163.905–
164.548
263.780–
264.814
164 US 22 / US 40 – Norwich
New Concord169.585–
170.135
272.921–
273.806
169 SR 83 – Cumberland, New Concord
Guernsey Cambridge Township175.903–
176.377
283.088–
283.851
176 US 22 / US 40 ( SR 723) – Cambridge
178.390–
178.970
287.091–
288.024
178 SR 209 – Cambridge, Byesville
179.654–
180.474
289.125–
290.445
180 I-77 – Marietta, ClevelandSigned as exits 180A (south) and 180B (north); I-77 exits 44A-B
Wills Township186.347–
187.020
299.896–
300.980
186 US 40 west / SR 285 – Old Washington, SenecavilleWestern end of US 40 concurrency
Oxford Township193.053–
193.713
310.689–
311.751
193 SR 513 – Quaker City
GuernseyBelmont
county line
Fairview198.385–
198.887
319.270–
320.078
198CR 114 – Fairview
Belmont Kirkwood Township202.357–
202.737
325.662–
326.274
202 SR 800 – Dennison, Barnesville
KirkwoodUnion
township line
204.537–
204.747
329.170–
329.508
204 US 40 (National Road) / CR 100Eastern end of US 40 concurrency; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Union Township208.057–
208.427
334.835–
335.431
208 SR 149 – Belmont, Morristown
Richland Township212.707–
212.897
342.319–
342.625
213 US 40 / SR 331
215.027–
215.457
346.052–
346.744
215 US 40 – St. Clairsville
216.667–
216.967
348.692–
349.175
216 SR 9 – St. Clairsville
218.367–
218.827
351.428–
352.168
218Banfield Road, Mall Road
219.607–
219.957
353.423–
353.986
219 I-470 – BellaireEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
219.937–
220.427
353.954–
354.743
220 US 40 (National Road) / CR 214
Bridgeport225.117–
225.357
362.291–
362.677
225 US 250 west / SR 7 – BridgeportWestern end of US 250 concurrency; SR 767 and SR 7A signed as SR 7
Ohio River225.587363.047 West Virginia state line
Ohio Wheeling I‑70 east / US 250 east – Washington, Pa.Continuation into West Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Interstate 70 Alternate


Interstate 70 Alternate
Location Dayton

Interstate 70 Alternate is an alternate route for I-70, bypassing several exits on I-70. It is 22 miles (35 km) in length, following the Dayton International Airport Connector, US 40, and US 68.[ citation needed]

See also

List of unused highways in Ohio

References

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Route Log- Main Routes of the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 1". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  2. ^ National Highway System: Ohio (PDF) (Map). Federal Highway Administration. December 2003. Retrieved January 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "5533.648 Deputy Suzanne Hopper Memorial Highway". Ohio Revised Code. LAW Writer. March 22, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Heffner, Jessica (August 23, 2013). "Slain Clark deputy memorialized". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "The Shelly Co. Wins NAPA's Sheldon G. Hayes Award". ForConstructionPros.com. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  6. ^ National Asphalt Pavement Association. "Sheldon G. Hayes Award Through the Years". Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services DESTAPE". Retrieved May 19, 2014.


Interstate 70
Previous state:
Indiana
Ohio Next state:
West Virginia