Road Information

Interstate 480 in Ohio Total Mileage in State: 42 miles
Eastern End: At I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), in Streetsboro
Western End: At I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), in North Ridgeville
Mileage covered in Photos: 42 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Portage, Summit, Cuyahoga, Lorain
Major Junctions in Photos: I-271, in Bedford Heights
I-77, in Independence
I-71, in Brook Park
I-80, in North Ridgeville
Control Cities in Photos: Streetsboro, Twinsburg, Bedford Heights, Cleveland, Independence, Brooklyn, North Ridgeville

Westbound

   

Merging onto Interstate 480 West from Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike), you're greeted with this Interstate 480 West assurance shield.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 41 to Hudson-Aurora Rd.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 41: Frost Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / OH 14 West assurance shields just west of Exit 41.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 480 West. The speed limit starts out at 65 mph.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West entering Summit County and the Hudson corporation limits.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 480 West. It's 4 miles to Twinsburg, 9 miles to the junction of Interstate 271, and 22 miles to Cleveland.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at mile marker 40.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Twinsburg.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 37: OH 91 - Twinsburg / Solon  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 36: OH 82 - Macedonia / Twinsburg  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Speed limit assurance sign west of Exit 36. Speed Limit - 65 mph.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West: Road view from mile marker 34.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West entering the Macedonia corporate limit.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West approaching the junction of Interstate 271 North - 1 mile. I-480 West and I-271 North will run concurrently for about 4 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West as it enters Cuyahoga County and the Oakwood corporate limit. Just ahead we see I-480 West merge into I-271 North.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Now that we've entered Cuyahoga County, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North dual assurance shields as their concurrency begins. Also, take Exit 23 to Oakwood and Bedford.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Also take Exit 23 to Walton Hills, Hard Rock Rocksino, Northfield Park, and Bedford Reservation.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North at Exit 23: OH 14 - Broadway Ave / Forbes Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North approaching Exits 26A-B - 1 mile. We also enter the Bedford Heights corporate limit here.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 26A to Bedford Heights.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North approaching Exits 26A-B. On I-271 North, it's 2 1/2 miles to the junction of US 422 East, 4 1/2 miles to the junction of US 422 West, and 15 miles to the junction of Interstate 90 which is the northern terminus of I-271.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 26B to ThistleDown Racino.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North at Exits 26A-B: Interstate 480 West - Rockside Rd / Cleveland  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West / Interstate 271 North at Exit 26A: Rockside Rd. Stay straight ahead to continue on Interstate 480 West via Exit 26B.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at mile marker 28.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 25C to ThistleDown Racino.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 25C: OH 8 / OH 43 - Northfield Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

The right lane ends 1/2 mile ahead at this point on Interstate 480 West, as it merges with Interstate 480N West (the spur that traffic headed southbound on I-271 would take to get to I-480 West).  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West as it comes together with Interstate 480N West's traffic.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 24 to Maple Heights.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West as it enters the Cleveland corporate limits for the first time. It bounces in and out of the Cleveland limits a few times during the remaining 24 miles.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 24: Lee Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 23: OH 14 - Broadway Ave / Garfield Heights  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West assurance shield.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 480 West. Since we're still in Cuyahoga County, the speed limit remains 60 mph.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 21 to Garfield Heights and Valley View.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 21: Transportation Boulevard / E 98th St  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Another Interstate 480 West assurance shield to the west of Exit 21.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West approaching Exits 20B-A - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West: Road view from mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 20B: Interstate 77 North - Cleveland; Exit 20A: Interstate 77 South - Akron  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West as it crosses under Interstate 77 and the ramps to and from it.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exits 17B-A: OH 176 / OH 17 - Cleveland / Brookpark Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

A closer view of the ramp for Exit 17B.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

A closer view of the ramp for Exit 17A. Take Exit 16 to Spring Rd and Hinckley Pkwy.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 16 to Metroparks Zoo.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 16: OH 94 - State Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 15 to Parma.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 15: To US 42 - Ridge Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 13: Tiedeman Rd / Brooklyn  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West as it once again enters the Cleveland corporate limit.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 12B: W 130th St  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 12A: W 150th St / Brook Park  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 11: Interstate 71 South - Columbus  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 10 to I-X Center.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 10: OH 237 South - Airport / Berea  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 9 to NASA Glenn.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Also take Exit 9 for Rental Car Return.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 9: Grayton Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West is also known as Senator John Glenn Highway.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 7: Clague Rd / Westlake / Fairview Park  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 6B: OH 252 North - Great Northern Blvd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 6A: OH 252 South - Olmsted Falls  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West assurance shield west of Exit 6A.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

With the junction of Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike) a few miles ahead, this mileage sign lists the distances to destinations on the turnpike. It's 46 miles to Norwalk and 107 miles to Toledo.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 3: Stearns Rd / Crocker Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

The speed limit remains 60 mph for the final miles of Interstate 480 West.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West approaching Exit 2 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Take Exit 2 to North Ridgeville.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 2: Interstate 80 East / OH 10 East - Ohio Turnpike / Lorain Rd  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West entering Lorain County and the North Ridgeville corporation limit.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at Exit 1: OH 10 West / To US 20 - Oberlin / Norwalk  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

The toll plaza for the Ohio Turnpike lies 1/2 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

EZ Pass is accepted at all lanes at the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Nearing the toll plaza, motorists are advised to check their brakes and prepare to stop.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West approaching the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

A closer view of the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West leaving the toll plaza and beginning its approach to the merge point of Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike), its western terminus.  (Photo taken 9/6/15).

Interstate 480 West at its western terminus, as it merges into Interstate 80 West (Ohio Turnpike).  (Photo taken 9/6/15).