Interstate 77
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway
I-77 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length163.03 mi (262.37 km)
Major junctions
South end I-77 at West Virginia state line
Major intersections
North end I-90 in Cleveland
Location
CountiesWashington, Noble, Guernsey, Tuscarawas, Stark, Summit, Cuyahoga
Highway system
SR 76 SR 77

Interstate 77 (I-77) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States that runs from South Carolina to Ohio. The highway crosses into Ohio on the Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge over the Ohio River near Marietta. The northern terminus is in Cleveland at the junction with I-90.

Route description

Entering from West Virginia at Marietta via the Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge, I-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.

I-77 is also known as the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway" in Ohio,[3] and the Willow Freeway in Greater Cleveland.[4]

History

This section needs expansion with: The history of the highway that isn't related to the Michigan portion. You can help by adding to it. (November 2017)

Planned route

Originally planned to run from Port Huron, Michigan, to Charlotte, North Carolina, I-77 appeared on the original Interstate system route numbering plan in 1957. The part of I-94 from Detroit northeast to Port Huron was originally planned as I-77 in 1957; the current I-77 was I-79.[5] When the current I-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 I-90 and I-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.

Ohio

Initially, U.S. Route 21 in Ohio traveled from Marietta to Cleveland.[8] In 1962, Interstate 77 debuted in Akron and Canton, Ohio.[9] Soon, it drastically grew in the process as time went on. By the end of 1971, US 21 was decommissioned in Ohio in favor of Interstate 77 which was nearly complete.[10] It was eventually finished in 1976 with the final connection being opened in Independence.[11]

Exit list

CountyLocationmi[12]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Ohio River0.000.00 I-77 south – WilliamstownContinuation into West Virginia
Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge
WashingtonMarietta0.17–
0.73
0.27–
1.17
1 SR 7 – Marietta, Marietta College
Muskingum Township5.76–
6.44
9.27–
10.36
6 SR 821 – Lower Salem, Marietta
Aurelius Township16.00–
16.72
25.75–
26.91
16 SR 821 – Macksburg, Dexter CityAccess via CR 8 / Sherbourne Road
NobleOlive Township24.71–
25.63
39.77–
41.25
25 SR 78 – Caldwell, Woodsfield
Belle Valley28.50–
29.39
45.87–
47.30
28 SR 821 – Belle Valley
GuernseyValley Township37.70–
38.34
60.67–
61.70
37 SR 313 – Senecaville, Pleasant City, Buffalo
Byesville41.29–
42.09
66.45–
67.74
41 SR 209 / SR 821 – ByesvilleEastern terminus of SR 209, northern terminus of SR 821
Cambridge Township43.72–
44.72
70.36–
71.97
44 I-70 – Columbus, Wheeling, WVSigned as exits signed 44A (east) and 44B (west); I-70 exit 180
45.92–
46.65
73.90–
75.08
46 US 40 – Cambridge, Old WashingtonSigned as exits signed 46A (east) and 46B (west) northbound; single exit southbound
47.52–
48.28
76.48–
77.70
47 US 22 – Cadiz, Cambridge
Liberty Township54.30–
55.10
87.39–
88.67
54 SR 541 / CR 831 – KimboltonEastern terminus of SR 541
TuscarawasSalem Township65.06–
65.52
104.70–
105.44
65 US 36 – Newcomerstown, Port Washington
Jefferson Township72.52–
72.88
116.71–
117.29
73 SR 751 – Stone CreekNorthern terminus of SR 751
New Philadelphia80.53–
81.20
129.60–
130.68
81 US 250 east / SR 39 – Uhrichsville, New PhiladelphiaSouthern end of US 250 concurrency
Dover83.20–
83.58
133.90–
134.51
83 SR 39 / SR 211 – Dover, Sugarcreek
84.79–
85.30
136.46–
137.28
85Schneiders Crossing Road – DoverInterchange opened November 12, 2010[13][14]
Franklin Township87.38–
87.66
140.62–
141.08
87
US 250 to SR 21 – Strasburg, Massillon
Northern end of US 250 concurrency
Bolivar93.23–
93.61
150.04–
150.65
93 SR 212 – Beach City, Bolivar, Zoar
StarkPikeCanton
township line
99.47–
99.87
160.08–
160.73
99Fohl Street Southwest – Navarre
Canton101.21–
101.54
162.88–
163.41
101 SR 627 west / Faircrest Street Southwest – MassillonEastern terminus of SR 627
103.04–
103.36
165.83–
166.34
103 SR 800 south / Cleveland Avenue SouthwestNorthern terminus of SR 800
104.02–
104.42
167.40–
168.05
104 US 30 / US 62 west – East Liverpool, Massillon, WoosterSouthern end of US 62 concurrency; signed as exits 104A (east) and 104B (west)
105.17–
105.52
169.25–
169.82
105 SR 172 / Tuscarawas Street West – Aultman Hospital, Downtown, Massillon
106.11–
106.62
170.77–
171.59
10613th Street Northwest – Canton Mercy Hospital, McKinley Memorial
107.04–
107.98
172.26–
173.78
107A SR 687 west / Fulton Road Northwest – Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, McKinley High School, Pro Football Hall of FameEastern terminus of SR 687
107.27–
107.62
172.63–
173.20
107B US 62 east – Alliance, YoungstownNorthern end of US 62 concurrency
Plain Township109.40–
110.44
176.06–
177.74
109Everhard Road Northwest / Whipple Avenue / Belden Village Street – North Canton, Westfield Belden VillageSigned as 109A (east) and 109B (west) northbound
Jackson Township111.48–
111.81
179.41–
179.94
111Portage Street Northwest – North Canton
112.61–
113.18
181.23–
182.15
112Shuffel Street NorthwestFred Krum Memorial Interchange, opened September 6, 2007[15][16][17]
SummitGreen113.85–
114.30
183.22–
183.95
113 Akron-Canton Regional Airport
117.91–
118.20
189.76–
190.22
118 SR 241 – Green, Massillon
120.03–
120.54
193.17–
193.99
120South Arlington Road
Coventry Township122.61–
123.24
197.32–
198.34
122 I-277 west / US 224 – Barberton, MogadoreI-277 exit 4, eastern terminus of I-277; signed as exits 122A (east) and 122B (west)
Akron123.49198.74123AEast Waterloo RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; Northbound entrance closed from November 2021 to November 2022 for reconstruction[18]
123.86–
124.17
199.33–
199.83
123B SR 764 (East Wilbeth Road)Northbound entrance closed from November 2021 to November 2022 for reconstruction[19]
124.66200.62124Archwood Avenue / Firestone BoulevardSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; Northbound entrance closed from November 2021 to November 2022 for reconstruction; was exit 124A before Lovers Lane/Cole Avenue exit was removed[20]
125.16201.43124BLovers Lane / Cole AvenueFormer southbound exit only; closed November 29, 2021[21]
125.16–
125.77
201.43–
202.41
125 I-76 east / SR 8 north – Cleveland, YoungstownSouthern end of I-76 concurrency; southern terminus of SR 8; signed as exits signed as 125A (SR 8 north) and 125B (I-76 east) northbound; no exit number northbound
126.15–
126.37
203.02–
203.37
22BGrant Street / Wolf Ledges ParkwayClosed June 14, 2017[22]
126.58–
126.86
203.71–
204.16
22ABroadway / Main Street – Downtown
127.28–
127.54
204.84–
205.26
21 SR 59 north / Dart Avenue – DowntownSouthern terminus of SR 59
127.74205.5821BLakeshore Boulevard / Bowery StreetSouthbound exit only
128.14–
128.38
206.22–
206.61
21AEast AvenueNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
128.57–
128.95
206.91–
207.52
129
I-76 west to I-277 – Barberton
Northern end of I-76 concurrency; no exit number southbound
129.33–
129.47
208.14–
208.36
130 SR 261 / Vernon Odom Boulevard
130.54–
130.80
210.08–
210.50
131 SR 162 / Copley Road
131.65–
132.01
211.87–
212.45
132White Pond Drive / Mull Avenue
AkronFairlawn line133.19–
133.66
214.35–
215.10
133Ridgewood Road / Miller Road
Fairlawn134.88217.07135Cleveland-Massillon RoadNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
Copley Township135.50–
136.15
218.07–
219.11
136 SR 21 south – MassillonSouthern end of SR 21 concurrency
136.50–
137.06
219.68–
220.58
137 SR 18 – MedinaExits signed as 137A (east) and 137B (west)
Bath Township137.99–
138.36
222.07–
222.67
138Ghent Road
Richfield142.94–
143.40
230.04–
230.78
143
SR 176 to I-271 / Wheatley Road
Southern terminus of SR 176
143.62–
144.02
231.13–
231.78
144 I-271 – Columbus, Erie, PANorthbound / northbound and southbound / southbound movements only
145.65–
145.86
234.40–
234.74
145 SR 21 north / Brecksville RoadNorthern end of SR 21 concurrency; northbound exit and southbound entrance
SummitCuyahoga
county line
RichfieldBrecksville line145.78–
147.35
234.61–
237.14
146
I-80 Toll / Ohio Turnpike / SR 21 – Toledo, Youngstown
I-80 exit 173
CuyahogaBrecksville148.24238.57147Miller RoadSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
Broadview Heights149.59–
150.23
240.74–
241.77
149 SR 82 – Brecksville, Broadview HeightsExits signed as 149A (east) and 149B (west) southbound
151.58–
152.19
243.94–
244.93
151Wallings Road
Independence152.81–
153.42
245.92–
246.91
153Pleasant Valley Road
155.19–
156.15
249.75–
251.30
155Rockside Road
155.51–
156.74
250.27–
252.25
156 I-480 – Toledo, YoungstownI-480 exit 20
Cuyahoga Heights157.40–
157.56
253.31–
253.57
157 SR 21 south (Brecksville Road)Southbound exit and northbound entrance; northern terminus of SR 21
158.42–
158.75
254.95–
255.48
158Grant Avenue
Newburgh Heights159.09–
159.48
256.03–
256.66
159AHarvard Avenue
Cleveland159.56–
160.03
256.79–
257.54
159BFleet AvenueNo southbound entrance
160.73258.67160Pershing AvenueNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
160.97–
161.04
259.06–
259.17
161A SR 14 (Broadway Avenue)Northbound exit and southbound entrance
161.21–
161.81
259.44–
260.41
161B

I-490 / SR 10 east to I-90 west / I-71 / Opportunity Corridor
Southern end of SR 10 concurrency; I-490 exit 2B
162.10–
162.57
260.87–
261.63
162A US 422 / SR 8 / SR 10 west / SR 87 / Woodland Avenue / East 30th StreetNorthern end of SR 10 concurrency; Broadway Avenue not signed northbound
162.74–
163.02
261.90–
262.36
162BEast 22nd Street / East 14th StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
162.95262.24163AEast 9th Street / Ontario StreetNorthbound exit only, formerly exit 163
163.10–
163.24
262.48–
262.71
163BEast 22nd StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; formerly exit 172B on I-90
I-90 east – Erie, Pa.I-90 exit 172A; northern terminus of I-77; direct access to I-90 westbound removed April 11–12, 2011[23][24]
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes

Interstate 277 is a spur route in Akron connecting I-77 to I-76.

References

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (December 2, 2001). "Turnpike ramps to I-77 open tomorrow". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  2. ^ "Ohio Turnpike, I-77 Interchange Opens To Traffic". Cleveland: WEWS-TV. December 3, 2001. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved June 16, 2008.
  3. ^ "§5533.37". Ohio Revised Code.
  4. ^ "Willow Freeway". Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. May 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Public Roads Administration (August 14, 1957). Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, as Adopted by the American Association of State Highway Officials, August 14, 1957 (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Public Roads Administration. Retrieved November 25, 2017 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  6. ^ Public Roads Administration (June 27, 1958). Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, as Adopted by the American Association of State Highways Officials (Map). Scale not given. Washington, DC: Public Roads Administration. Retrieved November 25, 2017 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  7. ^ "3-digit Interstates from I-77". Kurumi.com. Retrieved May 10, 2010.[self-published source]
  8. ^ Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works (August 1, 1926). Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (PDF) (Map). 1:760,320. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. OCLC 5673562. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  9. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1962). Ohio Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. OCLC 5673562, 7444243. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1971). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). 1:554,400. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. OCLC 5673562. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  11. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1976). Ohio Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). 1:554,400. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. OCLC 5673562, 13655720, 35168139. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  12. ^ "Data Download – ODOT TIMS (Road Inventory shapefile)". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  13. ^ District 11. "I77/CR80 Interchange Project". Ohio Department of Transportation.
  14. ^ Mizer, Joe (November 11, 2010). "Ceremonies at Dover today to mark opening of new bridges". The Times Reporter. New Philadelphia, OH. Retrieved December 8, 2010.
  15. ^ "§5533.931". Ohio Revised Code.
  16. ^ Wang, Robert (March 29, 2010). "Has Shuffel interchange lived up to expectations?". The Repository. Canton, OH. Archived from the original on April 1, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  17. ^ Rossiter, Bob (September 6, 2007). "Shuffel Street interchange on Interstate 77 opens". The Repository. Canton, OH. Retrieved May 10, 2010.
  18. ^ "Summit County: Construction update". www.transportation.ohio.gov.
  19. ^ "Summit County: Construction update". www.transportation.ohio.gov.
  20. ^ "Summit County: Construction update". www.transportation.ohio.gov.
  21. ^ "Summit County: Construction update". www.transportation.ohio.gov.
  22. ^ "Grant St. Bridge Closure in the City of Akron" (PDF) (PDF). ODOT. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  23. ^ District 12 (April 5, 2011). "Two Interstate 77/90 Ramps to Close Permanently as Part of Innerbelt Work" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 7, 2011.
  24. ^ Wendel, Kim (April 10, 2011). "ODOT: Two I-77/90 ramps to close permanently". Cleveland: WKYC-TV. Retrieved April 12, 2011.

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