Interstate 77 in Ohio

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Interstate 77 marker

Interstate 77

I-77 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length:163.03 mi (262.37 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-77 at West Virginia state line
  SR 7 in Marietta
I-70 in Cambridge
US 250 in New Philadelphia
US 30 / US 62 in Canton
I-76 in Akron
SR 21 in Fairlawn
I-80 / Ohio Tpk. in Richfield
I-480 in Independence
North end: I-90 in Cleveland
Location
Counties:Washington, Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Stark, Summit, Cuyahoga
Highway system
I-76SR 78
 
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Interstate 77 marker

Interstate 77

I-77 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length:163.03 mi (262.37 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-77 at West Virginia state line
  SR 7 in Marietta
I-70 in Cambridge
US 250 in New Philadelphia
US 30 / US 62 in Canton
I-76 in Akron
SR 21 in Fairlawn
I-80 / Ohio Tpk. in Richfield
I-480 in Independence
North end: I-90 in Cleveland
Location
Counties:Washington, Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Stark, Summit, Cuyahoga
Highway system
I-76SR 78

Interstate 77 (I-77) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. It traverses diverse terrain, from the mountainous state of West Virginia to the rolling farmlands of North Carolina and Ohio. It largely supplants the old U.S. Route 21 between Cleveland, Ohio, and Columbia, South Carolina, as an important north–south corridor through the middle Appalachians. The southern terminus of Interstate 77 is in Columbia at the junction with Interstate 26. The northern terminus is in Cleveland at the junction with Interstate 90.

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Route description

Entering from West Virginia at Marietta via the Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge, Interstate 77 passes through rolling Appalachian terrain.

The interchange with I-70 at Cambridge was noted on the cover of the 1969 Ohio Department of Highways official highway map as being the "World's Largest Interchange", covering over 300 acres (1.2 km2) of land.

Other major Interstate Highways I-77 connects with in Ohio are I-76, I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), and I-90. The interchange with the Ohio Turnpike was completed December 3, 2001,[1][2] providing direct access; previously, traffic had to exit at Ohio State Route 21 to get to the Turnpike.

Interstate 77 is also known as the "Vietnam Veterans' of America Highway" in Ohio,[3] and the Willow Freeway in Greater Cleveland.[4]

History

Officially designated to run from Port Huron to Charlotte, I-77 appeared on the original Interstate system route numbering plan in 1957. The part of Interstate 94 from Detroit northeast to Port Huron, Michigan was originally planned as I-77 in 1957; the current I-77 was I-79.[5] When the current Interstate 79 was added in Pennsylvania, the I-77 designation was moved to its current route, but the I-77 in Michigan also remained in the 1958 numbering plan,[6] so the designation followed Interstate 90 and Interstate 75 in order to keep it continuous; the designation north of I-77's westward turn was to have been Interstate 177.[7] I-77 in Michigan later became part of I-94.


Exit list

CountyLocationMile#DestinationsNotes
WashingtonMarietta0.501 SR 7 – Marietta
Muskingum Township6.266 SR 821 – Lower Salem, Marietta
Aurelius Township16.5416 SR 821 – Macksburg, Dexter City
NobleOlive Township25.2225 SR 78 – Caldwell, Woodsfield
Belle Valley28.9528 SR 821 – Belle Valley
GuernseyValley Township38.0937 SR 313 – Senecaville, Pleasant City, Buffalo
Byesville41.8341 SR 209 / SR 821 – Byesville
Cambridge Township44.2644 I-70 – Columbus, WheelingSigned as exits signed 44A (east) and 44B (west)
46.3146 US 40 – Cambridge, Old WashingtonSigned as exits signed 46A (east) and 46B (west)
47.8447 US 22 – Cadiz, Cambridge
Liberty Township54.7254 SR 541 / CR 831 – Kimbolton
TuscarawasSalem Township65.3565 US 36 – Newcomerstown, Port Washington
Jefferson Township72.7473 SR 751 – Stone Creek
New Philadelphia80.9481 US 250 east / SR 39 – Uhrichsville, New PhiladelphiaSouth end of US 250 overlap
Dover83.4183 SR 39 / SR 211 – Dover, Sugarcreek
85Schneiders Crossing Road — Dover[8]Interchange opened November 12, 2010[9]
Franklin Township87.7787 US 250 to SR 21 – Strasburg, MassillonNorth end of US 250 overlap
Bolivar93.4693 SR 212 – Beach City, Bolivar, Zoar
StarkPike Township
Canton Township
99.7199Fohl Street Southwest - Navarre
Canton101.38101 SR 627 / Faircrest Street Southwest – MassillonEastern terminus of State Route 627
103.22103 SR 800 / Cleveland Avenue SouthwestNorthern terminus of State Route 800
104.27104 US 30 / US 62 west – East Liverpool, Massillon, WoosterSouth end of US 62 overlap; signed as exits 104A (east) and 104B (west)
105.48105Hospital.svg SR 172 / Tuscarawas Street West – Aultman Hospital, downtown Canton, Massillon
106.31106Hospital.svg 13th Street Northwest - Canton Mercy Hospital, McKinley Memorial
107.36107A SR 687 / Fulton Road Northwest – Fawcett Stadium, McKinley High School, Pro Football Hall of FameEastern terminus of State Route 687
107.70107B US 62 east – Alliance, YoungstownNorth end of US 62 overlap
Plain Township110.06109Everhard Road Northwest, Whipple Avenue Northwest - North Canton, Westfield Belden VillageExits signed 109A (east) and 109B (west) northbound
Jackson Township
111.66111Portage Street Northwest - North Canton
112.84112Shuffel Street NorthwestFred Krum Memorial Interchange, opened September 6, 2007[10][11][12]
SummitGreen114.04113Airport Sign.svg Akron-Canton Regional Airport
118.07118 SR 241 – Green
120.25120South Arlington Road
Coventry Township122.95122 I-277 west / US 224 – Barberton, MogadoreSigned as exits 122A (east) and 122B (west)
Akron123.26123AEast Waterloo RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
123.99123B SR 764 (East Wilbeth Road)
124.42124AArchwood Avenue, Firestone BoulevardSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
124.78124BLovers Lane, Cole AvenueSouthbound exit only
125.53125 I-76 east / SR 8 north – Cleveland, YoungstownSouth end of I-76 overlap; signed as exits signed as 125A (SR 8 north) and 125B (I-76 east) northbound; no exit number northbound
126.2622AGrant Street, Wolf Ledges Parkway
126.6622BBroadway, Main Street
127.3421 SR 59 / Dart AvenueSouthern terminus of SR 59
128.76129 I-76 west – BarbertonWest end of I-76 overlap; no exit number southbound
129.20130 SR 261 / Vernon Odom Boulevard
130.65131 SR 162 / Copley Road
131.82132White Pond Road, Mull Drive
133.45133Ridgewood Drive
134.99134Cleveland-Massillon Road
Copley Township135.91135 SR 21 south – MassillonSouth end of SR 21 overlap
136.72137 SR 18 – MedinaExits signed 137A (OH 18 East) and 137B (OH 18 West)
Bath Township
138.22138Ghent Road
Richfield143.11142 SR 176 to I-271 / Wheatley Road
143.67143 I-271 – Columbus, Erie
145.76145 SR 21 north / Brecksville RoadNorth end of SR 21 overlap.
146.97146 I-80 / Ohio Tpk. / SR 21 – Toledo, Youngstown
CuyahogaBrecksville
147.91147Miller RoadSouthbound exit northbound entrance
Broadview Heights149.92149 SR 82 – Brecksville, Broadview HeightsExits signed 149A (OH 82 East) and 149B (OH 82 West) southbound
151.88151Wallings Road
Independence153.06153Pleasant Valley Road
155.47155Rockside Road
156.26156 I-480 – Toledo, Youngstown
Cuyahoga Heights157.33157 SR 21 south / Brecksville RoadSouthbound exit northbound entrance; northern terminus of SR 21
158.53158Grant Avenue
Newburgh Heights159.22159AHarvard Avenue
Cleveland159.78159BFleet Avenue
160.48160Pershing Avenue
161.19161A SR 14 / Broadway Avenue
161.47161B I-490 to I-90 / East 55th Street – Toledo
162.33162A US 422 / SR 8 / Woodland Avenue
162.85162B14th Street
163.03 I-90 east – Erie, PANorthern terminus of I-77; access to I-90 westbound removed April 11/12, 2011[13][14]

References

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (2001-12-02). "Turnpike ramps to I-77 open tomorrow". The Plain Dealer. http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_action=doc&p_topdoc=1&p_docnum=1&p_sort=YMD_date:D&p_product=NewsBank&p_text_direct-0=document_id=(%200F2DBD5A1CF6B647%20)&p_docid=0F2DBD5A1CF6B647&p_theme=aggregated5&p_queryname=0F2DBD5A1CF6B647&f_openurl=yes&p_nbid=R5DH53BMMTIxMzY2NjI4OC43MzgyMTY6MToxMjoxOTguMzAuMjI4LjA&&p_multi=CPDB. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
  2. ^ "Ohio Turnpike, I-77 Interchange Opens To Traffic". WEWS-TV. 2001-12-03. http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1100039/detail.html. Retrieved 2008-06-16.[dead link]
  3. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.37
  4. ^ "Willow Freeway" from Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
  5. ^ Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, August 14, 1957
  6. ^ Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, June 27, 1958
  7. ^ 3-digit Interstates from I-77. Kurumi.com. Retrieved on 2010-05-10.
  8. ^ I77/CR80 Interchange Project. Ohio Department of Transportation District 11.
  9. ^ Mizer, Joe (2010-11-11). "Ceremonies at Dover today to mark opening of new bridges". The Times Reporter. http://www.timesreporter.com/newsnow/x1270132711/Ceremonies-at-Dover-today-to-mark-opening-of-new-bridges. Retrieved 2010-12-08.
  10. ^ Ohio Revised Code 5533.931
  11. ^ Wang, Robert (2010-03-29). "Has Shuffel interchange lived up to expectations?". The Repository. http://www.cantonrep.com/stark/jackson/x1664779651/Has-Shuffel-interchange-lived-up-to-expectations. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  12. ^ Rossiter, Bob (2007-09-06). "Shuffel Street interchange on Interstate 77 opens". The Repository. http://nl.newsbank.com/nl-search/we/Archives?p_action=doc&p_docid=1249C6DDBB15A028&p_docnum=2&p_theme=gatehouse&s_site=RCOC&p_product=RCOC. Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  13. ^ "Two Interstate 77/90 Ramps to Close Permanently as Part of Innerbelt Work" (press release). Ohio Department of Transportation District 12, 2011-04-05. Retrieved on 2011-04-07.
  14. ^ Wendel, Kim (2011-04-10). "ODOT: Two I-77/90 ramps to close permanently". WKYC. http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/184157/15/ODOT-Two-I-7790-ramps-to-close-permanently--. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
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