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Interstate 76 marker

Interstate 76
I-76 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by Ohio DOT and OTC
Length81.65 mi [1] (131.40 km)
Existed1956–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
Location
Counties Medina, Summit, Portage, Mahoning
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

Junction of I-80 and I-76 Near Youngstown, Ohio.
The western terminus of I-76 in Ohio at I-71

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 (non-expressway) 4-lane divided highway. From the interchange with I-71, I-76 crosses rural eastern Medina County and the southwestern 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 northwest-southeast 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

Exit list

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
Medina Westfield Township0.000.00 US 224 west – LodiContinuation beyond I-71; west end of US 224 overlap
1 I-71 – Columbus, ClevelandSigned as exits 1A (south) and 1B (north) westbound; western terminus; I-71 exits 209A-B
Seville2.323.732 SR 3 – Medina, Seville
Wadsworth7.7212.427 SR 57 – Rittman, Medina
9.7615.719 SR 94 – North Royalton, Wadsworth
11.7118.8511 SR 261 – Norton, Wadsworth
Summit Norton13.3221.4413 SR 21 – Massillon, ClevelandSigned as exits 13A (south) and 13B (north)
14.6523.5814Cleveland–Massillon Road
16.1926.0616Barber Road
Barberton17.5328.2117AState StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
17.8328.6917B SR 619 (East Avenue, Wooster Road) – BarbertonSigned as exit 17 westbound
Akron18.6229.9718 I-277 east / US 224 east – CantonEast end of US 224 overlap. I-277 exit 1.
19.0430.6419Battles Avenue, Kenmore Boulevard
20.4532.9120 I-77 north – ClevelandWest end of I-77 overlap
20.7933.4621AEast AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
21.5934.7521BLakeshore Boulevard, Bowery StreetEastbound exit and entrance
21.7334.9721C SR 59 east – DowntownEastbound exit and westbound entrance
21.7735.04 To SR 59 east / Dart AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
22.3936.0322AMain Street, Broadway Street – Downtown
22.7936.6822BWolf Ledges, Grant Street
23.5737.9323 I-77 south / SR 8 north – Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, ClevelandEast end of I-77 overlap; signed as exits 23A (south) and 23B (north)
23.8338.3524AInman Street, Johnston StreetWestbound only exit
24.3439.1724BArlington StreetWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
24.7139.7724Arlington Street, Kelly AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance
25.0040.2325A SR 241 (Innovation Way)Signed as exit 25 westbound
25.6741.3125BBrittain RoadEastbound exit and westbound entrance
26.1142.0226 SR 18 (East Market Street)Former SR 526
Springfield Township27.3544.0227OH-91.svg Gilchrist Road, Canton Road to SR 91
Tallmadge29.0046.6729 SR 532 – Mogadore, Tallmadge
Portage Brimfield Township31.3150.3931CR 18 (Tallmadge Road)
33.0453.1733 SR 43 – Kent, Hartville
Rootstown Township38.5362.0138 SR 5 east / SR 44 – RavennaSigned as exits 38A (south) and 38B (north) eastbound
Edinburg Township43.0769.3143 SR 14 – Alliance, Ravenna
Palmyra Township48.5878.1848 SR 225 – Alliance
Mahoning Milton Township54.0486.9754 SR 534 – Lake Milton, Newton Falls
Jackson Township57.2592.1357 To SR 45 / Bailey Road – Warren
59.8596.32 I-80 east – Youngstown, New York City via Pennsylvania
CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue)westbound exit and eastbound entrance
I-80 west / Ohio Turnpike west – ClevelandI-76 west follows exit 218
Overlap with Ohio Turnpike
Springfield Township82.12132.16 I-76 / Penna TurnpikeContinuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Interstate 76 / US 224 Alt

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I-76.svg US 224.svg

Interstate 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

References

Route map:

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