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Interstate 80 marker

Interstate 80
I-80 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by OTIC and ODOT
Length237.48 mi [1] (382.19 km)
Existed1956–present
Major junctions
West end I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road at Indiana state line
 
East end I-80 at Pennsylvania state line
Location
Counties Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Mahoning
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; only an 18.78-mile (30.22 km) stretch is 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

I-80 westbound 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

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.

Exit list

CountyLocation [3] [4]mi [5] [6]kmOld exitNew exit [6]DestinationsNotes
Williams Northwest Township0.00.0 I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road west – ChicagoContinuation into Indiana; western end of Ohio Tpk. concurrency; western terminus of Ohio Tpk.
2.03.2 SR 49 Diamond interchange with no ramp tolls, opened December 29, 1992 [7]
2.74.3Westgate Toll Barrier
Holiday City13.521.7213 SR 15 – Bryan, MontpelierOld exit numbers followed Ohio Tpk.
Brady Township20.833.5Indian Meadow Service Plaza (westbound)
Tiffin River Service Plaza (eastbound)
Fulton Franklin Township25.541.02A25 SR 66 – Archbold, FayetteOpened November 13, 1998 [8]
Dover Township34.956.2334 SR 108 – Wauseon
Pike Township39.864.13B39 SR 109 – Delta, LyonsOpened December 20, 1996 [9]
Lucas Monclova Township49.078.9Oak Openings Service Plaza (westbound)
Fallen Timbers Service Plaza (eastbound)
Demolished [a]
52.684.73A52 SR 2 – Swanton, Toledo AirportOpened November 21, 1991 [11]
Maumee59.595.8459 US 20 to I-475 / US 23 – Maumee, Toledo, Ann Arbor
Wood Rossford64.9104.44A64 I-75 – Toledo, DaytonOpened December 4, 1991; I-75 exit 195 [12]
Lake Township71.7115.4571 I-280 north / SR 420 south – Toledo, Detroit, Stony RidgeI-280 exit 1A
Ottawa Harris Township76.9123.8Blue Heron Service Plaza (westbound)
Wyandot Service Plaza (eastbound)
81.8131.65A81 SR 51 – Elmore, Woodville, GibsonburgOpened February 6, 1997 [13]
Sandusky Sandusky Township91.6147.4691 SR 53 – Fremont, Port Clinton
Riley Township100.0160.9Erie Islands Service Plaza (westbound)
Commodore Perry Service Plaza (eastbound)
Erie Groton Township110.2177.36A110 SR 4 – Sandusky, BucyrusOpened December 15, 1994 [14]
Milan Township118.5190.77118 US 250 – Sandusky, Norwalk
Lorain Brownhelm Township135.9218.77A135 To SR 2 / Baumhart Road – VermilionOpened December 13, 1995 [15] SR 2 not signed on eastbound side
Amherst Township139.5224.5Middle Ridge Service Plaza (westbound)
Vermillion Valley Service Plaza (eastbound)
140.6226.37B140 SR 58 – Amherst, OberlinOpened November 30, 2004 [16]
Elyria Township142.8229.88A142 I-90 east / SR 2 east – ClevelandEastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of the I-90 concurrency
Elyria145.5234.28145 SR 57 – Lorain, Elyria
North Ridgeville151.8244.39A151 I-480 east – North Ridgeville, ClevelandEastbound exit and westbound entrance
152.2244.99152 To SR 10 – North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Cleveland
Cuyahoga Strongsville161.8260.410161 I-71 / US 42 – Strongsville, Columbus, ClevelandI-71 exit 233
Broadview Heights170.1273.7Great Lakes Service Plaza (westbound)
Towpath Service Plaza (eastbound)
Summit Richfield173.2278.711173 I-77 / SR 21 – Akron, ClevelandDirect access to I-77 opened December 3, 2001 [17]
Boston Heights180.3290.212180 SR 8 – Akron
Portage Streetsboro187.2301.313187 I-480 west / SR 14 – Streetsboro
Shalersville Township193.9312.113A193 SR 44 – RavennaOpened December 1, 1994 [14]
Freedom Township197.0317.0Portage Service Plaza (westbound)
Brady's Leap Service Plaza (eastbound)
Trumbull Braceville Township209.2336.714209 SR 5 – Warren
Lordstown215.0346.014A215Ellsworth–Bailey Road – Lordstown WestEastbound exit and westbound entrance; opened June 1993 [18]
216.4348.314B216Hallock–Young Road – Lordstown EastWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Mahoning Jackson Township219.47353.20 Ohio Turnpike east / I-76 / Pennsylvania Turnpike – Akron, PittsburghLeft exits; eastern end of Ohio Tpk. concurrency; Ohio Tpk. exit 218; Penna. Tpk. not signed eastbound
CR 18 (Mahoning Avenue)Eastbound exit only
Austintown Township223.01358.90223 SR 46 – Niles, Canfield
223.91360.35224A SR 11 south – CanfieldWestern end of SR 11 concurrency; signed as exit 224 westbound
224.25360.90224B I-680 south – YoungstownNorthern terminus of I-680; eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Trumbull Weathersfield Township225.94363.62226Salt Springs Road – McDonald
Girard227.15365.56227 US 422 – Girard
Liberty Township228.32367.45228 SR 11 north – Warren, AshtabulaEastern end of SR 11 concurrency; signed as exit 228B westbound
228.48367.70228A SR 711 south – YoungstownNorthern 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 Township234.43377.28234 US 62 / SR 7 – Hubbard, Sharon, PA
237.28381.87 I-80 east – New YorkContinuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes

Interstate City Type Notes
I-280.svg Interstate 280 Toledo Spur Connects the Ohio Turnpike to Interstate 75
I-480.svg Interstate 480 Cleveland Alternate Connects the Ohio Turnpike to Interstate 271 and Cleveland
I-480N.svg Interstate 480N Cleveland Spur Connects Interstate 480 to Interstate 271 north
I-680.svg Interstate 680 Youngstown Spur Connects Interstate 80 to the Ohio Turnpike ( I-76)

Notes

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

References

  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. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. 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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Indiana
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