Interstate 90 in Ohio Article

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Interstate 90 marker

Interstate 90
I-90 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by OTIC and ODOT
Length244.75 mi [1] (393.89 km)
Major junctions
West end I-80 / I-90 / Indiana Toll Road at Indiana state line
East end I-90 at Pennsylvania state line
Counties Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Erie, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula
Highway system
SR 89 SR 90

Interstate 90 (I-90) runs east–west across the northern tier of the U.S. state of Ohio. Much of it is along the Ohio Turnpike, but sections outside the turnpike pass through Cleveland and northeast into Pennsylvania.

The entire free section of I-90 in Ohio is called the " AMVETS Highway". [2] Selected stretches are named for various individuals. [3] [4] In Greater Cleveland, portions of I-90 carry various names, such as the Innerbelt Freeway, the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, the Lakeland Freeway, and the Euclid Spur.

Route description

In the western half of Ohio, I-90 is jointly signed with the Ohio Turnpike/ I-80. The Ohio Turnpike–I-90 connector (designated exit 8A, now exit 142) was built in Lorain County in Amherst Township and Elyria Township in 1975. [5]

From the exit east, I-90/ State Route 2 (SR 2) travels east along the south shore of Lake Erie through Cuyahoga County to downtown Cleveland. SR 2 separates from I-90 at Detroit Road in Rocky River. I-90 crosses the Cuyahoga River via the George V. Voinovich Bridges, which replaced the Innerbelt Bridge in 2013 (westbound) [6] through 2016 (eastbound), into downtown Cleveland and, after passing Dead Man's Curve, follows the East Shoreway northeastward along the lakeshore toward Euclid, again co-signed with SR 2. I-90 separates from SR 2 in Euclid and passes through Lake County and Ashtabula County as it continues to travel northeast towards the Pennsylvania state line in Conneaut.

U.S. Route 20 (US 20) parallels I-90 throughout Ohio, as it does in all locations from Illinois eastward; US 6 also parallels I-90 to a lesser extent throughout the state. East of I-271, SR 84 and SR 307 also closely parallel I-90. These routes are usually easily accessible from I-90's interchanges.


The very first portion of I-90 in Ohio was built in 1935. This portion was a part of the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, running from East 9th Street to East 55th Street.[ citation needed] The year 1938 saw the addition of an eastward expansion to the Illuminating Company plant, which was within close proximity of Gordon Park. The interchange with East 9th Street was completed in 1940.[ citation needed] 1941 saw an addition of the freeway, running between the former terminus at Gordon Park, to East 140th Street in Euclid.[ citation needed] The westernmost part of I-90 in Ohio was built from 1952 to 1955, with the construction of the Ohio Turnpike.[ citation needed] The Innerbelt Freeway was built in 1959, and was the main freeway that ran through Cleveland.[ citation needed] I-90 opened between SR 528 in Madison and SR 7 in Conneaut on December 15, 1959, [7] and between SR 44 in Concord Township and SR 528 in Madison on June 30, 1960. [8] A part of I-90 running from East 140th Street to the Lakeland Freeway split was built in 1962, with the construction of the Lakeland Freeway. The part connecting the Lakeland Freeway and I-271 was built in the mid-1960s. From the mid-1960s to 1978, the part of Interstate 90 running from the Ohio Turnpike in Lorain County to Interstate 71 was built. That part of the road was opened on November 4th of that year.[ citation needed]

Exit list

CountyLocation [9] [10]mi [11]kmOld exitNew exit [11]DestinationsNotes
Williams Northwest Township0.00.0 I-80 west / I-90 west / Indiana Toll Road west – ChicagoContinuation into Indiana
2.03.2 SR 49 Diamond interchange with no ramp tolls, opened December 29, 1992 [12]
2.74.3Westgate Toll Barrier
Holiday City13.521.7213 SR 15 – Bryan, Montpelier
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 [13]
Dover Township34.956.2334 SR 108 – Wauseon
Pike Township39.864.13B39 SR 109 – Delta, LyonsOpened December 20, 1996 [14]
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 [16]
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 [17]
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 [18]
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 [19]
Milan Township118.5190.77118 US 250 – Sandusky, Norwalk
Lorain Brownhelm Township135.9218.77A135 To SR 2 / Baumhart Road – VermilionOpened December 13, 1995 [20] 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 [21]
Elyria Township142.8229.8 I-80 / Ohio Turnpike east – Thru trafficEastbound exit and westbound entrance; east end of I-80/Ohio Tpk. concurrency; I-80/Ohio Tpk. exit 142
144 SR 2 west – Lorain, SanduskyWest end of SR 2 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; last free exit westbound
Elyria145 SR 57 to I-80 / Ohio Turnpike – Elyria, Lorain
Sheffield148 SR 254 – Sheffield, Avon
Avon151 SR 611 – Avon, Sheffield
153 SR 83 – Avon Lake, Avon, North Ridgeville
155Nagel Road – Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, AvonOpened December 20, 2012 [22]
Cuyahoga Westlake156Crocker Road, Bassett Road – Bay Village, Westlake, North Olmsted
159 SR 252 (Columbia Road)
160Clague RoadWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Rocky River161 SR 2 east / SR 254 (Detroit Road)East end of SR 2 overlap; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
162Hilliard Boulevard – Rocky RiverWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Lakewood164McKinley Avenue – Lakewood
Cleveland165AWarren RoadSigned as exit 165 eastbound
165BBunts Road / West 140th StreetEastbound exit is via exit 165
166West 117th Street
167 To SR 10 (Lorain Avenue) / West BoulevandEastbound exit and westbound entrance
167AWest 98th Street / West BoulevardWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
167B SR 10 (Lorain Avenue)Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
169West 44th Street / West 41st Street
170A US 42 (West 25th Street)Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-490 east to I-77Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
170B I-71 south / SR 176 south – Columbus, Level 1 Trauma CenterLeft exit westbound, left entrance eastbound; SR 176 not signed southbound; northern terminus of I-71
171West 14th Street / Abbey AvenueWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
US 422 (Ontario Street) to SR 14 / Orange Avenue ( SR 8 / SR 43 / SR 87)Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; Unsigned for SR 8, SR 43, and SR 87
172AEast 9th StreetEastbound exit and westbound entrance
I-77 south – AkronWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; northern terminus of I-77
172BEast 22nd StreetClosed; now part of I-77 interchange; was eastbound exit
172CCarnegie AvenueEastbound exit; exit was temporarily closed from 2014 to 2016
173AProspect AvenueNo eastbound exit
173BChester Avenue ( US 322)Unsigned for US 322
173CSuperior Avenue ( US 6) / St. Clair AvenueUnsigned for US 6
174ALakeside AvenueEastbound exit and westbound entrance
174B SR 2 west – Lakewood, Downtown ClevelandWestern terminus of concurrency with SR 2; sharp turn 35 mph (56 km/h) in both directions
175East 55th Street / Marginal Roads
176 SR 283 west (East 72nd Street)Western terminus of concurrency with SR 283
177Martin Luther King Jr. Drive / University Circle
Bratenahl178Eddy Road – Bratenahl
179 SR 283 east (Lake Shore Boulevard)Eastern terminus of concurrency with SR 283;
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Cleveland180East 140th Street / East 152nd StreetSigned as exits 180A (140th Street) and 180B (152nd Street) eastbound
181East 156th StreetWestbound exit and entrance only
182AEast 185th Street
182BEast 200th Street
Euclid183East 222nd Street
184 SR 175 (East 260th Street) / Babbitt RoadSigned as exit 184B eastbound; Babbitt Rd. not signed eastbound
185 SR 2 east – PainesvilleEastern terminus of concurrency with SR 2
county line
EuclidWickliffe line186 US 20 ( Euclid Avenue)
Lake Wickliffe187 SR 84 (Bishop Road)
Willoughby Hills188 I-271 south – Columbus, East SuburbsLeft exit westbound; northern terminus of I-271
189 SR 91 – Willoughby Hills, Willoughby
190 I-271 south (Express Lanes) – ColumbusTo I-271 Express Lanes only; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Willoughby193 SR 306 – Mentor, Kirtland
Mentor195 SR 615 (Center Street) – Kirtland Hills, MentorInterchange opened November 24, 2003 [23]
Concord Township200 SR 44 – Chardon, Painesville
Leroy Township205Vrooman Road
Madison212 SR 528 – Madison, Thompson Township, Geauga County
Ashtabula Harpersfield Township218 SR 534 – Geneva
Austinburg Township223 SR 45 – Ashtabula, Warren Austinburg; Rock Creek;
Jefferson via SR 307
Plymouth Township228 SR 11 to SR 46 – Youngstown, AshtabulaJefferson via SR 46
Kingsville Township235 SR 84 / SR 193 – North KingsvilleYoungstown
Conneaut241 SR 7 – Andover, ConneautYoungstown
244.75393.89 I-90 east – ErieContinuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Related highways

Interstate City Type Notes
I-490.svg Interstate 490 Cleveland Spur

See also


  1. ^ Demolished in 2011; no plans to rebuild [15]


  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 List and Finder Log. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.35
  3. ^ "Chapter 5533: Memorial Highways". Ohio Revised Code. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chapter 5534: Memorial Highways". Ohio Revised Code. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  5. ^ Office of Technical Services. "Official Transportation Map archive". Ohio Department of Transportation.
  6. ^ District 12 (November 23, 2013). "Interstate 90 Now Open: All Traffic on New Innerbelt Bridge!" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "27 Miles of North–South Freeway To Open Tuesday". The Telegraph. Painesville, OH. December 14, 1959. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Ceremonies Mark Freeway Opening". The Telegraph. Painesville, OH. July 1, 1960. p. 1.
  9. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (January 2007). Official Ohio Transportation Map (Map) (2007–2009 ed.). c. 1:570,240. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. OCLC  5673562, 31884639.
  10. ^ DeLorme (2007). Street Atlas USA (Map). DeLorme.
  11. ^ a b Ohio Turnpike Commission (n.d.). "Interchanges". Ohio Turnpike Commission. Archived from the original on August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  12. ^ Lewis, Herb (December 30, 1992). "Turnpike Exchange near Edon Is Officially Opened". The Bryan Times. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
  13. ^ Patch, David (November 10, 1998). "Archbold Turnpike Exit to Open". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  14. ^ "Fulton County Turnpike Gate To Open Friday". The Blade. Toledo, OH. December 17, 1996. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  15. ^ Ohio Turnpike Commission (n.d.). "Service Plazas". Ohio Turnpike Commission. Archived from the original on October 6, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  16. ^ Harvey, Hank (November 22, 1991). "Interchange Opens to Jobs, Growth". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  17. ^ Harvey, Hank (December 5, 1991). "Perrysburg I-75 Link to Turnpike Opens". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  18. ^ Patch, David (February 7, 1997). "Turnpike's Gate 5A Opens, Widens Elmore Area Access". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  19. ^ McEaneney, Dennis (December 2, 1994). "Gate 13A Joins Pike". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  20. ^ Kavanaugh, Molly (December 14, 1995). "New Turnpike Interchange Opens at Baumhart Road". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  21. ^ "Turnpike Ramp at SR 58 To Open Today After 11 Years". The Morning Journal. Lorain, OH. November 30, 2004. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  22. ^ Henry, Jason (December 21, 2012). "Avon Gets Connected; Traffic Flows Freely at Completed Nagel Road Interchange". The Morning Journal. Lorain, OH. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  23. ^ Seward, Jennifer (November 25, 2003). "615 Ramp Now Open". The News-Herald. Willoughby, OH. Retrieved September 14, 2010.

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