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Interstate 75 in Ohio

Interstate 75 (I-75) runs from Cincinnati to Toledo by way of Dayton in the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway enters the state running concurrently with I-71 from Kentucky on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River and into the Bluegrass region. I-75 continues north into the Miami Valley and then passes through the Great Black Swamp before crossing into Michigan.

Interstate 75 marker

Interstate 75
I-75 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length211.55 mi[2] (340.46 km)
Major junctions
South end I-71 / I-75 at Kentucky state line
North end I-75 at Michigan state line
CountiesHamilton, Butler, Warren, Montgomery, Miami, Shelby, Auglaize, Allen, Hancock, Wood, Lucas
Highway system
SR 74SR 75

Route descriptionEdit

In Cincinnati, approximately 17 miles (27 km) of the highway will be totally reconfigured by three separate ODOT projects happening simultaneously. The Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project will replace the Brent Spence Bridge and continue north to the Western Hills Viaduct. The Mill Creek Expressway project will modernize the Mill Creek Expressway segment of the highway, from the Western Hills Viaduct to the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway interchange. The Thru the Valley project will continue from the Reagan Highway north to Interstate 275. These projects will improve safety by eliminating all left-hand exit ramps and increasing vehicular capacity.

The segment from West Chester to Middletown was widened in 2010.[3] Construction on the highway continues from Middletown all the way to I-675.

In Dayton, Interstate 75 is currently in the process of total reconfiguration with several projects occurring simultaneously. The intersection of I-75 and I-70 was reconfigured to handle an increased traffic load at the intersection.[4] I-75 through downtown Dayton at the intersections of Ohio State Route 4, US 35, and between are currently under construction for widening and modernization.[5]

Between I-475 in Perrysburg and State Route 15 in Findlay, Interstate 75 is only two lanes wide in each direction, and extremely congested, due to carrying traffic headed towards Dayton via I-75, and Columbus via State Route 15 and US 23. As of July 2014, initial stages of a widening project have begun in order to widen this stretch of road to three lanes in each direction, with an estimated completion date of November 2016.[6] A few miles later, Interstate 75 intersects with I-80/I-90 the Ohio Turnpike. After the interchange, Interstate 75 continues north into Downtown Toledo. Just north of Downtown Toledo, Interstate 475 rejoins with Interstate 75. After continuing northeast, Interstate 75 intersects Interstate 280 (Ohio), which connects to I-80/I-90 the Ohio Turnpike. Following this, Interstate 75 enters Michigan and follows the shore of Lake Erie.

I-75 at the interchange with the Ohio Turnpike in Rossford


I-75 in Ohio was built through the 1960s, supplanting US 25, though much of the freeway was built for US 25. By the time I-75 was finished, US 25 ran concurrently with I-75 for all but the northernmost section. By 1974, the US 25 designation was deemed unnecessary, and removed from Ohio and Michigan. The northernmost section of US 25 in Ohio became Ohio State Route 25.[7]

In 2005, ODOT considered reconfiguring I-75's existing interchange in Findlay with US 224 and SR 15 west as a diverging diamond interchange to improve traffic flow. Had it been constructed, it would have been the first such interchange in the United States.[8] By 2006, ODOT had reconsidered, instead adding lanes to the existing overpass.[9][10]

Traffic congestion in the Cincinnati–Dayton corridor has led to proposals for a regional I-75 bypass to divert through traffic.[11]

On January 19, 2015, an overpass north of Hopple Street near Cincinnati collapsed onto the highway below at approximately 10:30 pm.[12] The span that failed was the segment of the former northbound ramp to Hopple Street that passed over the southbound lanes of I-75.[13] The overpass had been closed and was in the process of being removed after a replacement ramp was opened on December 26, 2014. The interstate underneath was open at the time of the failure. One construction worker on the overpass was killed during the collapse by a falling steel beam.[14] A truck driver was injured when his semi hit the fallen overpass immediately after the collapse. One other worker was in a backhoe on the bridge but was uninjured.[15]


Work began in May 2019 to convert the existing interchange with Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester Township, Butler County to a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The $20 million project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.[16][17][18] There are also plans to convert the existing interchange with SR 725 in Miamisburg to a DDI. The project will not be built until 2023 and its projected cost is $4.1 million, entirely funded by the state.[19]

Exit listEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmOld exit[20][21]New exitDestinationsNotes
Ohio River0.000.00   I-75 south / I-71 – Lexington, LouisvilleContinuation into Kentucky
Brent Spence Bridge; Kentucky–Ohio state line
HamiltonCincinnati0.220.3511B     I-71 north / US 50 east (Fort Washington Way) to I-471 south / US 52 east / Second Street – Columbus, Downtown Cincinnati, RiverfrontNorthern end of I-71 overlap; was exit 1A before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction[22]
0.500.8021CFifth Street, Central Avenue (US 22 / US 27 / US 42 / US 52 / US 127 / SR 3) – Downtown CincinnatiNo southbound entrance; was exit 1E before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction
0.631.0131D  US 50 west (River Road, Sixth Street Expressway, SR 264 west) / Linn StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; was exit 1G before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction
0.711.1441ESeventh StreetNo northbound exit; was exit 1F before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction
1.242.0051F  To US 50 west / Freeman AvenueSouthbound exit and northbound entrance; was exit 1G before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction
1.442.3261GEzzard Charles DriveNo northbound exit, but ramp can be accessed by traffic entering at exits 1B, 1C, and 1E; was exit 1H before the Fort Washington Way reconstruction; formerly signed as Lincoln Park Drive
1.722.7772AWestern Avenue, Liberty StreetSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
2.514.0482BHarrison Avenue (Western Hills Viaduct)Signed as exit 2 northbound
3.505.6393    US 27 south / US 52 east / US 127 / Hopple StreetSouthern end of US 27/US 52 overlap
4.236.81104    I-74 west / US 27 north / US 52 west – IndianapolisI-74 exit 20; northern end of US 27/US 52 overlap; exit connected to Colerain Avenue prior to construction of I-74
6.4610.40116Mitchell Avenue – St. Bernard
7.8112.57137   SR 562 east to I-71 – Norwood
8.5713.79148Towne Street – Elmwood PlaceNorthbound exit and entrance
9.4515.21159   SR 4 (Paddock Road) to SR 561 (Seymour Avenue)
10.3116.591610A  SR 126 (Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway)Southbound exit to SR 126 and northbound entrance from westbound SR 126 via exit 10
Arlington Heights10.8917.531710BGalbraith RoadSigned as exit 10 southbound
Lockland11.8419.051812Lockland, ReadingNo northbound entrance; southbound right-in/right-out to Cooper Avenue and northbound exit to Davis Street
Evendale12.9220.791913Shepherd Lane, Neumann Way – Lincoln HeightsSouthbound exit to Neumann Way via Exit 14; Neumann Way serves GE Aviation
14.2622.952014Glendale-Milford Road – Evendale, Woodlawn
Sharonville15.3924.772115Sharon Road – Glendale
16.7927.022216    I-275 to I-71 / I-74 – Columbus, IndianapolisSigned as exits 16A (east) and 16B (west) southbound; I-275 exit 43
ButlerWest Chester Township19.2430.9619Union Centre Boulevard – Fairfield
21.2334.172321Cincinnati–Dayton RoadFormer US 25
22.8236.732422Tylersville Road – Mason
Liberty Township24.1938.9324  SR 129 west / Liberty Way – HamiltonSR 129 exit 25
2529  SR 63 – Monroe, Lebanon, Hamilton
Middletown32.8252.822632  SR 122 – Middletown
Franklin36.8959.372736  SR 123 – Franklin, Lebanon
FranklinSpringboro line38.7462.352838  SR 73 – Springboro, Franklin
MontgomeryMiamisburgSpringboro line41.5666.8841Austin Boulevard – Springboro, Miamisburg, Washington TownshipOpened in July 2010[23]
2943  I-675 north – ColumbusDirectional T interchange.
Miamisburg44.6671.873044  SR 725 – Centerville, Miamisburg
West Carrollton47.3176.143147East Dixie Drive – West Carrollton, MoraineConverted to full access interchange in 2012[24]
Moraine50.2380.843250ADryden Road
50.4981.2650B  SR 741 south (Springboro Pike)Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Dayton51.3682.66Bridge over the Great Miami River
51.7083.203351Edwin C. Moses Boulevard, Nicholas Road
3452AAlbany Street, Stewart StreetFormer southbound exit and northbound entrance; closed in spring 2010 as part of I-75 Downtown Modernization[25]
52.6984.803552   US 35 / SR 4 – Xenia, EatonSouthern end of SR 4 concurrency; ramps to westbound US 35 and from eastbound US 35 include entrances and exits for Germantown Street; was exit 52B before Albany Street/Stewart Street exit was removed
53.1885.58Bridge over the Great Miami River
53.4185.963653Second Street, Salem Avenue, First StreetFormerly signed as 53A (Third Street) and 53B (Salem Avenue, First Street) before interchange rebuild in 2016; exit 53 was also formerly exit 37; no southbound access to First Street
53.886.6Bridge over the Great Miami River
54.2287.263854AGrand Avenue, Riverside Drive, Main StreetClosed; southbound originally had two ramps to Riverside Drive which were later removed; access consolidated with newly built Main Street exit as part of I-75 Downtown Modernization[26]
54.3887.523954A  SR 48 (Main Street)Was exit 54B before Grand Avenue/Riverside Drive/Main Street exit was removed
54.6387.92Bridge over the Great Miami River
4054B  SR 4 / Webster Street, Keowee Street – SpringfieldNorthern terminus of SR 4 concurrency; was exit 54C before Grand Avenue/Riverside Drive/Main Street exit was removed
4155Keowee Street, Leo StreetClosed; was signed northbound as exits 55A (Keowee Street south) and 55B (Keowee Street north, Leo Street); access to Keowee consolidated with Webster Street as part of I-75 Downtown Modernization[26]
55.9590.044256Stanley Avenue
56.1590.36Bridge over the Great Miami River
56.4690.864357ANeva DriveFormer northbound exit and southbound entrance; closed with I-75 Downtown Modernization[26]
56.7491.314457Wagner Ford Road, Siebenthaler Avenue, Neff RoadNeff Road signed southbound only; southbound exit ramp connects to Neff Road, Keats Drive, and a traffic circle which connects to Wagner Ford Road and Dixie Drive; was exit 57B before Neva Drive exit was removed
58.2193.684558Needmore Road
59.7296.1159Wyse Road, Benchwood RoadBenchwood Road becomes Wyse Road immediately east of exit
60.7197.704660Little York RoadClosed; northbound access was via Poe Avenue and southbound access via Miller Lane; replaced by exit 59
4761  I-70 – Indianapolis, ColumbusSigned as exits 61A (east) and 61B (west) southbound; I-70 exit 33
Vandalia63.18101.684863  US 40 – Donnelsville, Vandalia
63.84102.744964Northwoods Boulevard
MiamiTipp City67.96109.375068  SR 571 – Tipp City, West Milton
69.74112.245169County Road 25AFormer US 25
5273  SR 55 – Ludlow Falls, Troy
75.05120.785374  SR 41 – Troy, Covington
78.50126.335478County Road 25AFormer US 25
78.62126.53Bridge over the Great Miami River
5582  US 36 – Urbana, Piqua
5683County Road 25A – PiquaFormer US 25
ShelbySidney90.58145.775790Fair Road – Sidney
91.96148.005892   SR 47 / I-75 Bus. – Sidney, Versailles
93.83151.005993  SR 29 – Sidney, St. Marys
94.73152.456094County Road 25A  SidneyFormer US 25
99.77160.566199  SR 119 – Anna, Minster
102.84165.5062102  SR 274 – Jackson Center, New Bremen
104.84168.7263104  SR 219 – Botkins
Auglaize110.82178.3564110  US 33 – St. Marys, Bellefontaine
Wapakoneta111.26179.0665111Bellefontaine Street – Wapakoneta
113.02181.8966113  SR 67 – Uniopolis, Wapakoneta
Cridersville118.16190.1667118National Road – Cridersville
AllenFort Shawnee120.52193.9668120Breese Road – Fort Shawnee
Lima122.63197.3569122  SR 65 – Ottawa, Uniopolis, Lima
124.51200.3870124Fourth Street
125.43201.8671125   SR 117 / SR 309 – Lima, Kenton
127.15204.6372127  SR 81 – Ada, Lima
130.23209.5873130Bluelick Road
134.72216.8174134Napoleon RoadNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
Beaverdam135.69218.3775135   SR 696 to US 30 – Delphos, Upper SanduskyLincoln Highway
Bluffton140.52226.1576140Bentley Road (SR 103) – Bluffton
Hancock142.48229.3077142  SR 103 – Arlington, Bluffton
145.36233.9378145  SR 235 – Ada, Mount Cory
Findlay156.81252.3679156     US 68 south / SR 15 east / I-75 Bus. north to US 23 – Carey, Columbus, KentonSouthern end of SR 15 overlap
157.90254.1280157  SR 12 – Findlay, Columbus Grove
159.10256.0581159   US 224 / SR 15 west – Findlay, Ottawa, TiffinNorthern end of SR 15 overlap
161.20259.4382161County Road 99
162.73261.8983MortimerAdded c. 1968;[27][28] removed 1974[29][30]
164.65264.9884164  SR 613 – McComb, Fostoria
Wood167.15269.0085167  SR 18 – North Baltimore, Fostoria
167.81270.0686168Eagleville Road, Quarry RoadEastbound access via Grant Road; westbound access via Insley Road
171.86276.5887171  SR 25 – CygnetSouthern terminus of SR 25
179.75289.2888179  US 6 – Fremont, NapoleonUS 6 exit 66
Bowling Green181.41291.9589181   SR 64 / SR 105 – Pemberville, Bowling Green
Haskins187.24301.3390187  SR 582 – Luckey, Haskins
91192   I-475 north / US 23 north – Maumee, Ann ArborSouthern end of US 23 overlap; I-475 exit 1
Perrysburg193.85311.9792193   US 20 / US 23 south – Fremont, PerrysburgNorthern end of US 23 overlap
195     I-80 / I-90 / Ohio Turnpike / SR 795 – Perrysburg, Cleveland, ChicagoConnection to the Turnpike opened December 4, 1991;[31]
ramps to SR 795 opened August 22, 1994;[32] signed as 195A (SR 795) and 195B (Ohio Turnpike), exits connected via collector/distributor lanes
197.19317.3593197Buck Road
Northwood199.02320.2994198Wales Road, Oregon Road – Northwood
LucasToledo199.84321.6195199  SR 65 (Miami Street) – RossfordSigned as exits 199A (north) and 199B (south) southbound
199.96321.80Michael V. DiSalle Bridge over the Maumee River (to be replaced 2019–2023)[33]
200.60322.8396200Kuhlman Drive, South AvenueAccess To Toledo Zoo (Broadway Street); Kuhlman Drive signed northbound only
97201A  To SR 25 south / Collingwood Avenue – MaumeeNorthbound exit and southbound entrance from eastbound Collingwood Avenue; provides access from northbound I-75 to southbound SR 25 and from northbound SR 25 to southbound I-75
201.68324.5798201B  SR 25 – Downtown Toledo, MaumeeDirectional access (northbound to northbound and southbound to southbound) only; Downtown Toledo signed northbound only, Maumee signed southbound only
202.03325.1499202AWashington Street – Downtown ToledoSouthbound exit via Indiana Avenue and northbound entrance
202.49325.88100202BCollingwood BoulevardSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
203.33327.23100203ABancroft StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance via Lawrence Avenue
203.68327.79101203B   US 24 (Detroit Avenue) to SR 51 (Monroe Street)Exit located at Detroit Avenue
204   I-475 west to US 23 – Sylvania, Maumee, Ann ArborI-475 exit 20
102205AJeep ParkwayInterchange closed from March 2015 to July 2018 for reconstruction[34]
205.46330.66103205BBerdan AvenueFormer northbound exit and southbound entrance; closed October 2016[35]
205.55330.80Viaduct over the Ottawa River
206.00331.52104206  To US 24 / Phillips Avenue
206.93333.02105207Stickney Avenue, Lagrange Street
106208      I-280 south / LECT to I-80 east / I-90 east / Ohio Turnpike east – Cleveland
209.52337.19107209Ottawa River RoadNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
209.84337.70Bridge over the Ottawa River
210.52338.80108210  SR 184 (Alexis Road)
211.55340.46   I-75 north / LECT – DetroitContinuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routesEdit

Interstate City Type Notes
  Interstate 275 Cincinnati Loop Extends into Indiana and Kentucky
  Interstate 475 Toledo Bypass Intersects the Ohio Turnpike
  Interstate 675 Dayton Bypass Connects to I-70

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "Ohio Interstate History Timeline". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on May 6, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Office of Technical Services (January 1, 2007). "Straight Line Diagrams". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 19, 2003.
  3. ^ "Work, Closures Continue On I-75 Near West Chester". Cincinnati: WLWT-TV. March 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "I-70 / 75 Interchange Phase III". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ "Modernization of I-75 Through Downtown Dayton". Ohio Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation. "ODOT 2014 Construction Highlights". Ohio Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1969). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. OCLC 5673562, 7448779.
  8. ^ Patch, David (May 2, 2005). "French Connection May Control Traffic Flow". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Sedensky, Matt (March 30, 2006). "Missouri Drivers May Go to the Left". Star-News. Wilmington, NC. Associated Press. Retrieved April 8, 2014 – via Google News.
  10. ^ "Wrong Way? Not in Kansas City". Land Line Magazine. March 31, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
  11. ^ Emmert, Tom (August 11, 2004). "Area Needs a 'Beeline Bypass' for Trucks". The Cincinnati Enquirer (Editorial). Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Morning Commute Slows After Southwest Ohio Overpass Collapse". Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "Deadly Overpass Collapse: I-75 Closed After Overpass Collapse Kills Worker, Injures Semi Driver". Cincinnati: WCPO-TV. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  14. ^ Molski, Henry (January 19, 2015). "1 Confirmed Dead, 1 Injured in Ohio Overpass Collapse". USA Today. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  15. ^ "Officials: 2 People Were on Collapsed I-75 Bridge". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  16. ^ Callahan, Denise G. (March 30, 2017). "Relief on the way for Union Centre Boulevard traffic congestion". Journal-News. Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  17. ^ Callahan, Denise G.; Blizzard, Nick (October 4, 2018). "Union Centre traffic to get help from new Ohio interchange design". Journal-News. Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  18. ^ Callahan, Denise (May 16, 2019). "$20M West Chester I-75 interchange project begins this week, traffic to be maintained". Journal-News. Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  19. ^ Blizzard, Nick (October 4, 2018). "New Ohio interchange design to aid traffic, safety near Dayton Mall". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  20. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1969). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. OCLC 5673562, 7448779.
  21. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1976). Ohio Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. Cincinnati inset. OCLC 5673562, 13655720, 35168139.
  22. ^ Mecklenborg, Jake. "Brent Spence Bridge Photographs".
  23. ^ "ODOT Announces the Opening of I-75/Austin Boulevard Interchange" (Press release). Ohio Department of Transportation. July 2, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2011.
  24. ^ District 7. "West Carrollton Interchange". Ohio Department of Transportation.
  25. ^ District 7. "Modernization of I-75 through Downtown Dayton: I-75 and US 35 Downtown Dayton Phase 1B". Ohio Department of Transportation.
  26. ^ a b c District 7. "Modernization of I-75 through Downtown Dayton: I-75 and SR 4 Phase 1A & Stanley Avenue". Ohio Department of Transportation.
  27. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1967). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. § E6. OCLC 5673562, 7444249.
  28. ^ Ohio Department of Highways (1969). Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). c. 1:563,200. Columbus: Ohio Department of Highways. § E6. OCLC 5673562, 7448779.
  29. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1973). Ohio Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). 1:554,400. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. § E6. OCLC 5673562.
  30. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation (1974). Ohio Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). 1:554,400. Columbus: Ohio Department of Transportation. § E6. OCLC 5673562.
  31. ^ Harvey, Hank (December 5, 1991). "Perrysburg I-75 Link to Turnpike Opens". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  32. ^ Patch, David (August 23, 1994). "Interchange Expected to Spur Region's Development". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  33. ^ Patch, David (May 20, 2015). "DiSalle Bridge to Be Replaced". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  34. ^ "Interstate 75 Widening Project in Toledo". Ohio Department of Transportation. March 2, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  35. ^ Patch, David (October 4, 2016). "Local Berdan/I-75 traffic Shift Begins Tonight, Starts Series of Changes". The Blade. Toledo, OH. Retrieved October 6, 2016.

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