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Interstate 71 Ohio
Southbound - Ohio 18 to Interstate 270 (north junction)

Highway Information

Miles 248.15
Counties Traveled
Through
Hamilton, Warren,
Clinton, Greene,
Fayette, Madison,
Pickaway, Franklin,
Delaware, Morrow,
Richland, Ashland,
Wayne, Medina,
Cuyahoga
Cities Cincinnati, Columbus,
Mansfield, Cleveland
Major Junctions Interstate 75

Interstate 275
(Exits 17A-B)

Interstate 270
(Exit 101 &
Exits 119A-B)

Interstate 70
(Exit 106 & Exit 107)

Interstate 670
(Exit 109A)

Interstate 76
(Exit 209)

Interstate 271
(Exit 220)

Interstate 80
(Exit 233)

Interstate 480
(Exit 238)

Interstate 90
(Exit 247A)

Interstate 490
(Exit 247A)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
248 (100%)
Southern End of
Interstate Driven
Kentucky State Line
Northern End of
Interstate Driven
Interstate 90

Pictures

Southbound:

Interstate 90 to Ohio 18

Ohio 18 to Interstate 270 (north junction)

Interstate 270 (north junction) to U.S. 35

U.S. 35 to Kentucky State Line

Interstate 71 South
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 209 - Interstate 76/U.S. 224 - 1 mile. The eastern Interstate 76 begins at the upcoming interchange and heads east through Youngstown, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia before meeting its eastern terminus at Interstate 295 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Interstate 76 East to its first exit (Exit 2 at Ohio 3) to Seville village, population 2,160. Head west on U.S. 224 to the first stoplight, and take a right to the village of Chippewa Lake. An abandoned amusement park, the Chippewa Amusement Park, is located in Chippewa Lake. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 209 - Interstate 71/U.S. 224 - 1/4 mile. The interchange between the interstates is a double trumpet, which is mostly seen on toll roads. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 209 - Interstate 76/U.S. 224 - Lodi/Akron. The village of Lodi (pop. 3,061) is six miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 204 - Ohio 83 - 1 mile. Ohio 83 connects Ohio 60 near Beverly to U.S. 6 in Avon Lake. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 204 - Ohio 83 - 1/2 mile. A large outlet mall is located ahead on the right. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Head south on Ohio 83 for 15 miles to the city of Wooster, home of the College of Wooster. According to the 2000 census, the Wayne County seat had a population of 24,811. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 204 - Ohio 83 - Wooster/Lodi. There was no BGS for the exit just before its departure. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 198 - Ohio 539 - 1 mile. The state highway travels 13.5 miles from Ohio 301 in West Salem to Ohio 302 west of Wooster. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 198 - Ohio 539 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 198 - Ohio 539 - Congress/West Salem. The village of Congress (pop. 192) is three miles to the southeast. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching the Wayne County rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next rest area is 69 miles ahead in Delaware County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at the Wayne County rest area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 186 - U.S. 250 - 1 mile. This is the only Interstate 71 exit to serve the city of Ashland, population 21,249. The city is just west of the interstate. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 186 - U.S. 250 - 1/2 mile. U.S. 250 is a main route through much of Ohio, connecting Sandusky, Norwalk, Ashland, Wooster, New Philadelphia, and Cadiz. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 186 - U.S. 250 - Ashland/Wooster. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 176 - U.S. 30 - 1 mile. U.S. 30 is a major east-west route through the country. Within the Buckeye State, the federal highway travels through Van Wert, Upper Sandusky, Bucyrus, Mansfield, Wooster, Canton, and East Liverpool. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use U.S. 30 West to Ohio 314 South to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a 2.4 mile road race track. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 176 - U.S. 30 - 1/4 mile. U.S. 30 is a freeway from just east of Interstate 71 westward to Ohio 314 in Ontario. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 176 - U.S. 30 - Wooster/Mansfield. The city of Mansfield (pop. 49,346) is the largest city between Columbus and Cleveland. Two other exits, Exit 173 (Ohio 39) and Exit 169 (Ohio 13) provide access to the city. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 173 - Ohio 39 - 1 mile. The state highway is signed east-west from Mansfield to the Pennsylvania state line, and north-south from Mansfield to Ohio 103 east of Waynesburg. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 173 - Ohio 39 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 173 - Ohio 39 - Mansfield/Lucas. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 169 - Ohio 13 - 1 1/4 miles. Ohio 13 is the main north-south route through Mansfield. The state highway travels from U.S. 33 north of Athens to U.S. 6 in Huron. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Ohio 13 South and Ohio 97 East to the Mohican State Park, located between Butler and Loudonville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use either of the next two exits to tourist information centers located in the Bellville-Mansfield area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Ohio 13 South, Ohio 97 East, and Ohio 95 East to the Malabar Farm State Park. Use Ohio 13 South to the Snow Trails Ski Resort. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Ohio 13 is also used to the local hospital and Ohio Highway Patrol stations. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Continue on Ohio 13 South for 24 miles to the city of Mount Vernon, population 14,375. The city is at the intersection of U.S. 36 and Ohio 13. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 169 - Ohio 13 - 1/2 mile. As you can probably figure out, this is a major interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 169 - Ohio 13 - Bellville/Mansfield. The next two exits serve the village of Bellville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 165 - Ohio 97 - 1 mile. The state highway spans 34 miles from Ohio 19/Ohio 61/Ohio 309 in Galion to Ohio 3 near Loudonville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 165 - Ohio 97 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 165 - Ohio 197 - Bellville/Lexington. The village of Lexington (pop. 4,165) is three miles to the northwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next interchange is Exit 151 at Ohio 95. Use Ohio 95 West for 26 miles to the city of Marion, population 35,318. Marion was also the hometown of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 151 - Ohio 95 - 1 mile. Ohio 95 connects Marion, Mount Gilead, Fredericktown, and Butler along its journey. Its eastern terminus is at Ohio 3 just southwest of Wooster. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Ohio 95 West to the Mount Gilead State Park, located on the east side of the village of the same name. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 151 - Ohio 95 - Mount Gilead/Fredericktown. Mount Gilead is seven miles to the northwest, and Fredericktown is 11 miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 140 - Ohio 61 - 1 mile. Ohio 61 begins at U.S. 36 and Ohio 3 in Sunbury and travels northward through Mount Gilead, Galion, Shelby, and Plymouth, to its northern terminus at U.S. 6 in Ceylon. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 140 - Ohio 61 - Sunbury/Mount Gilead. A nine-mile drive awaits those going to Sunbury. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 131 - U.S. 36/Ohio 37 - 1 mile. U.S. 36 and Ohio 37 duplex for 10.5 miles between Delaware and Sunbury. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use U.S. 36 and Ohio 37 West to the Alum Creek State Park, located at the southern end of Alum Creek Lake. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use U.S. 36 and Ohio 37 West to the city of Delaware, home of Ohio Wesleyan University. Delaware, Ohio, had a population of 25,243 according to the 2000 census, and is seven miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 131 - U.S. 36/Ohio 37 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 131 - U.S. 36/Ohio 37 - Sunbury/Delaware. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 71 South just past Exit 131. Interstate 270, the Columbus beltway, is 10 miles ahead. Downtown Columbus is 21 miles away. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching the Delaware County rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next rest area is not 93 miles ahead as this sign states. Rather, it is only about 60 miles ahead in Fayette County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at the Delaware County rest area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Continue on Interstate 71 South to Exit 111 (17th Avenue) to the Ohio Expo Center and the Ohio State Fairgrounds. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Hazmat vehicles wanting to go through Columbus must bypass downtown on Interstate 270. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next exit is Exit 121 at Polaris Parkway. Head east to the Germain Amphitheatre, formerly known as the Polaris Amphitheatre. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 121 - Polaris Parkway - 1 mile. This exit was permanently closed just weeks after we took these pictures, as a new ramp to Gemini Parkway opened up just to the north. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 enters the city of Columbus as traffic shifts around the area of the new ramp to Gemini Parkway. Columbus (pop. 711,470) is the largest city in Ohio. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 121 - Polaris Parkway. Interstate 270 is two miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 119B - Interstate 270 West - 1 mile, and Exit 119A - Interstate 270 East - 1 1/2 miles. The control cities of Wheeling and Dayton are those of Interstate 70. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 119B - Interstate 270 West - 1/2 mile, and Exit 119A - Interstate 270 East - 1 mile. Use Interstate 270 East to Exit 35A (Interstate 670/U.S. 62 West) to the Port Columbus International Airport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 119B - Interstate 270 West - Dayton. The city is 86 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 119A - Interstate 270 East - 1/4 mile. The bridge in the foreground is the ramp from Interstate 71 North to Interstate 270 West, behind that is the ramp from Interstate 270 West to Interstate 71 South, and in the background are the main lanes of Interstate 270. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 119A - Interstate 270 East - Wheeling. The West Virginia city is 138 miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

Page created: February 04, 2006
Last updated: February 05, 2006