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Interstate 71 Ohio
Southbound - U.S. 35 to Kentucky State Line

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 58 - Ohio 72 - 1 mile. Ohio 72 spans 53 miles from U.S. 62 between Hillsboro and Leesburg to U.S. 68 in northwest Springfield. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 58 - Ohio 72 - 1/2 mile. Sabina (pop. 2,780) is nine miles to the southeast and is on U.S. 22 and Ohio 3 two miles east of Ohio 72. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 58 - Ohio 72 - Sabina/Jamestown. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 50 - U.S. 68 - 1 mile. The federal highway runs north-south through the Buckeye State serving Maysville, Mount Orab, Wilmington, Xenia, Springfield, Bellefontaine, and Kenton before ending at Interstate 75 in Findlay. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 50 - U.S. 68 - 1/2 mile. head south on U.S. 68 for five miles to the city of Wilmington, the seat of Clinton County. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 50 - U.S. 68 - Wilmington. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 45 - Ohio 73 - 2 miles. The east-west route goes from U.S. 27 in Oxford to U.S. 23 in Portsmouth. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Ohio 73 West to the Caesar Creek State Park. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 45 - Ohio 73 - 1 mile. The village of Waynesville (pop. 2,558) is nine miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 45 - Ohio 73 - Waynesville. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 36 - Wilmington Road - 1 1/4 mile. Wilmington Road continues eastward from the eastern terminus of Ohio 63 in Lebanon and reaches Ohio 380 before ending. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Head east on Wilmington Road to Middleboro Road southbound to the Fort Ancient State Memorial, which features 18,000 feet of earthen walls built by American Indians 2000 years ago. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 36 - Wilmington Road - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 36 - Wilmington Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching the Warren County rest area and tourist information center - 1 3/4 miles. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next rest area is 45 miles ahead on Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 near Richwood, Kentucky. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at the Warren County tourist information center and rest area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 32 - Ohio 123 - 1 1/4 mile. This view is from the tourist information center parking lot. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 32 - Ohio 123 - 3/4 mile. The state highway spans 43 miles from Ohio 251 in St. Martin to Ohio 4 in Germantown. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Ohio 123 West to the Lebanon Raceway and the Warren County Fairgrounds and Expo Center. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 32 - Ohio 123 - Morrow/Lebanon. The seat of Warren County, Lebanon (pop. 16,962) is three miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 28 - Ohio 48 - 2 miles. The exit can be used as an alternate route to the Paramount Kings Island amusement park, which is located off of Exit 25. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 28 - Ohio 48 - 1 mile. The state highway provides the main north-south route between Lebanon and South Lebanon. The village of South Lebanon is home to 2,538 residents. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 28 - Ohio 48 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 28 - Ohio 48 - South Lebanon. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 25 - Ohio 741 North - 1 mile. The interstate widens to three southbound lanes as we begin to enter the traffic of the Cincinnati metropolitan area. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 25 - Ohio 741 North - 1/2 mile. The city of Mason is home to 22,016 residents. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 25 to Paramount Kings Island and The Beach Waterpark. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 25 - Ohio 741 North - Kings Mills Road/Mason. The state highway extends northward to Interstate 75 in Moraine just south of downtown Dayton. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 17A - Interstate 275 East/Cincinnati bypass - 5 miles. Interstate 275 is the longest beltway in the country at a length of 83.71 miles and is the only three-digit interstate to enter three states; Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 19 - Mason-Montgomery Road/Fields Ertel Road - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 19 - Mason-Montgomery Road/Fields Ertel Road - 1/4 mile. Mason-Montgomery Road runs north-south between the two cities, and Fields Ertel Road runs east-west along the Hamilton County line. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 19 - Mason-Montgomery Road/Fields Ertel Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exits 17A-B - Interstate 275 - 2 miles. Interstate 75 and Ohio 32 are used as destination points from Interstate 71 to the Cincinnati beltway. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 17B - Interstate 275 West to Interstate 75 - 1 mile, and Exit 17A - Interstate 275 East to Ohio 32 - 1 1/4 mile. Ohio 32 is a four-lane divided highway from the beltway eastward through far southern Ohio to the West Virginia state line in Belpre. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 17B - Interstate 275 West to Interstate 75 - 1/2 mile, and Exit 17A - Interstate 275 East to Ohio 32 - 3/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 17B - Interstate 275 West to Interstate 75. Interstate 75 is six miles to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 17A - Interstate 275 East to Ohio 32 - 1/8 mile. The state highway is 14 miles to the south of this interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 17A - Interstate 275 East to Ohio 32. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 15 - Pfeiffer Road - 3/4 mile. Pfeiffer Road transitions into Glendale-Milford Road just to the west of the upcoming interchange at Kenwood Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 15 to the city of Montgomery (pop. 10,163) and the city of Blue Ash (pop. 12,513). (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 15 - Pfeiffer Road - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 15 - Pfeiffer Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 14 - Ohio 126 - 1 mile. The Ronald Reagan Highway, formerly known as the Cross County Highway, connects Interstate 275 in west Cincinnati to U.S. 22 and Ohio 3 just east of Interstate 71. Overall, the highway is 17 miles long. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 14 - Ohio 126 - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 14 - Ohio 126/Ronald Reagan Highway. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 12 - U.S. 22/Ohio 3 - 1 mile. The highways duplex from Cincinnati to Washington Court House. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 12 to the city of Madeira and the city of Silverton. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 12 - U.S. 22/Ohio 3 - 1/2 mile. The interstate passes by mile marker 13 as Kugler Mill Road passes overhead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 12 - U.S. 22/Ohio 3 - Montgomery Road. The Kenwood Towne Centre shopping mall is just to the west. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 9 - Red Bank Road - 3/4 mile. Red Bank Road is a connector between Interstate 71 and U.S. 50 in Fairfax. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 9 - Red Bank Road - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 9 - Red Bank Road - Fairfax. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 8 - Ridge Avenue/Kennedy Avenue - 3/4 mile. Both arterials run north-south through east Cincinnati. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 8 - Ridge Avenue/Kennedy Avenue - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 8 - Ridge Avenue/Kennedy Avenue. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The first warning of the Lytle Park Tunnel near downtown Cincinnati is posted seven miles to the north of the tunnel just north of the Ohio 562 (Norwood Lateral) interchange. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 7 - Ohio 562 - 1/2 mile. The state highway travels along the Norwood Lateral, a freeway between Interstate 75 and Interstate 71. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South enters the city of Cincinnati at this railroad overpass near the Norwood Lateral interchange. Cincinnati is home to the Reds (MLB), the Bengals (NFL), the Bearcats (University of Cincinnati), and the Musketeers of Xavier University. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 7 - Ohio 562 - Norwood. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 6 - Ohio 561 - 1 mile. Ohio 561 connects U.S. 50/Ohio 32/Ohio 125 to Interstate 75. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 6 - Ohio 561 - 1/4 mile. The state highway travels along Edwards Road to the south of the interstate and moves to the west one block to Smith Road. The off-ramp ahead connects to Williams Avenue, which carries Ohio 561 between the two north-south streets. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 6 - Ohio 561 - Edwards Road/Smith Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
The next exit is Exit 5 serving Dana Avenue. Head west on Dana Avenue to Xavier University. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 5 - Dana Avenue - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 5 - Dana Avenue. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 3 - Taft Road - 1 1/2 miles. Taft Road is named after William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States who served from 1909 until 1913. Taft was born in Cincinnati on September 15, 1857. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Continue to Exit 2 to Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals, Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the US Bank Arena, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Interstate 471 South and Interstate 275 West to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
To downtown Cincinnati, use any one of these three exits: Reading Road (1 1/2 miles), U.S. 42/Gilbert Road (1 1/2 miles), or Third Street (2 3/4 miles). (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Taft Road westbound to northbound Clifton Avenue to the University of Cincinnati. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Exit 2 to downtown Cincinnati and the riverfront area associated with the Ohio River. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Use Taft Road westbound and Vine Street northbound to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 3 - Taft Road - 1/2 mile. The sign is missing an exit tab. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 3 - Taft Road. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
This black-on-white sign is posted about one mile north of the Lytle Park Tunnel. Hazardous cargo laws are enforced. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Exit 2 - U.S. 42 South/Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue - 1/4 mile. Stay in the center two lanes to continue on Interstate 71 South. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Exit 2 - U.S. 42 South/Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue. The remaining exits on Interstate 71 in Ohio are unnumbered. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
View of the Exit 2 off-ramp to U.S. 42/Reading Road and Gilbert Avenue. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Interstate 471 South - 1/4 mile, and Third Street - 3/4 mile. The left lane departs for downtown Cincinnati just before the Lytle Park Tunnel. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Stay to the left to the Cincinnati riverfront and to continue on Interstate 71 South to Covington, Kentucky. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Interstate 471 South - 1/8 mile. Interstate 471 connects Interstate 275 near Highland Heights, Kentucky, to Interstate 71. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Interstate 471 South - Newport. The Cincinnati skyline suddenly appears. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Third Street - 1/4 mile. Interstate 75 is 1 1/2 miles ahead. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South approaching Third Street - 1/8 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South at Third Street - Downtown/Riverfront, as we prepare to enter the Lytle Park Tunnel. The ramp is signed for a speed of 25 mph, while the mainline interstate is given just a 40 mph advisory speed. This area was the site of massive reconstruction during the early 2000s. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South and U.S. 50 West
Traffic from U.S. 50 merges onto Interstate 71 as it follows Fort Washington Way between downtown Cincinnati and the riverfront area. The ramp for Interstate 75 North and U.S. 50 West will split in one-half mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
A view of the Great American Ball Park as seen from Fort Washington Way. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South and U.S. 50 West approaching Interstate 75 North and U.S. 50 West - 1/4 mile. (Photo taken 7/11/05)
Interstate 71 South and U.S. 50 West at Interstate 75 North - Dayton, and U.S. 50 West/River Road. The federal highway continues to follow the northern banks of the Ohio River while Interstate 71 prepares to cross the river on the Brent Spence Bridge and to enter the state of Kentucky. Interstate 71 and Interstate 75 duplex for 19 miles. (Photo taken 7/11/05)

Page created: February 08, 2006
Last updated: February 11, 2006