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Interstates 80 & 90 West - Toledo to Indiana

Interstates 80 & 90 West
Continuing west through Perrysburg, Interstate 80 & 90 nears the Simmons Road under crossing at this shield assembly. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Spanning the Maumee River, Interstates 80 & 90 parallel an abandoned railroad truss bridge. The river separates Wood and Lucas Counties. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Interstates 80 & 90 straddle the Toledo and Maumee city lines from the Maumee River west to Interstate 475. While there is no direct access to Interstate 475 from the Turnpike mainline, connections with U.S. 20 via Exit 59 and Dussel Road lead to the freeway. Photo taken 09/02/05.
U.S. 23 follows Interstate 475 north from Interstate 75 at Perrysburg to its town freeway at Sylvania. The U.S. 23 freeway leads northward from Ohio 37 miles to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Exit 59 also serves the University of Toledo. Photo taken 09/02/05.
One mile out from the Exit 59 trumpet interchange with U.S. 20 (Reynolds Road). U.S. 20 travels Reynolds Road northward from Conant Street in Maumee to Central Avenue near Ottawa Hills. Conant Street carries the highway southeast through downtown Maumee to Front Street in Perrysburg. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Westbound near junction U.S. 20, Interstate 475 & U.S. 23 parallel U.S. 20 the west along the Maumee and Toledo city lines northward from the Maumee River to Sylvania. Interstate 475 overall constitutes a 20.37-mile loop freeway of Interstate 75 west rom Perrysburg to central Toledo. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Drivers bound for U.S. 20 (Reynolds Road) to Interstate 475 & U.S. 20 leave Interstates 80 & 90 (Ohio Turnpike) westbound. This is the last Toledo area exit. Photo taken 09/02/05.

Closer look at Interstate 80 & 90 Ohio shields posted between Exit 61 and the Perrysburg Holland over crossing. All state-named based Ohio shields on the turnpike mainline were replaced in 2007. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Well west of Toledo is Toledo Express Airport, accessible from Ohio Turnpike Exit 52. Ohio 2, one of the longer highways in Ohio, leading west from Painesville to Indiana near Hicksville, finally crosses paths with the Ohio Turnpike in western Lucas County. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Exit 52 directly connects Interstates 80 & 90 with the Toledo Express Airport terminal at Ohio 2 (Airport Highway). Ohio 2 stems west from Toledo to Holland, the airport, and its merge with U.S. 20A (Wilkins Road) near the Fulton County line. U.S. 20A & Ohio 2 combine along Airport Highway west into Swanton. Photo taken 09/02/05.
A two-lane off-ramp departs the Ohio Turnpike westbound at the Ohio 2 (Airport Highway) over crossing for Exit 52. Ohio 2 merges with Ohio 295 (Berkey Southern Road) 0.9 miles west of the turnpike access road and U.S. 20A in 1.7 miles. Ohio 295 enters the area from Berkey to the north and departs to Whitehorse to the south. U.S. 20A parallels Interstates 80 & 90 westward from Maumee to Holiday City. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Presently the Oak Openings Service Plaza is the westernmost facility located on the Ohio Turnpike. In January of 2006, turnpike officials closed the Indian Meadow and Tiffin River Service Plazas near West Unity. The Oak Openings and eastbound Fallen Timbers Plaza were also to be closed under the premise that a new truck-stop style plaza in each direction would be constructed in Fulton County. However plans shifted and the larger plaza designs were scrapped in favor of rebuilding the Willis and Fulton County plazas similar to the May 2005 opened Wyandot and Blue Heron Plazas in Ottawa County.1 Photos taken 09/02/05.
Nearing the Fulton County line and Fulton Lucas Road over crossing on Interstates 80 & 90 west. This set of reassurance markers lies beyond the Oak Openings Service Plaza. Photo taken 09/02/05.
The first of three Fulton County interchanges joins Interstates 80 & 90 with Ohio 109 near the town of Delta. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Ohio 109 travels north from Exit 39 to Seward and Michigan 52 and south to a merge with U.S. 20A & Ohio 2 (West Main Street) east to Delta. Michigan 52 leads northward to Adrian. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Interstates 80 & 90 pass over Ohio 109 one half mile east of the Exit 39 trumpet interchange. Ohio 109 heads ten miles north to junction Ohio 120 at Seward; Ohio 120 heads west to Lyons from there. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Exit 39 carries motorists to Ohio 109 from the Ohio Turnpike westbound. Ohio 109 travels overall between Ottawa and the Michigan state line (Michigan 52). The state highway shares pavement along West Main Street with U.S. 20A & Ohio 2 to Delta. South of Delta, Ohio 109 continues nine miles to Liberty Center. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Drawing to within two miles of the Ohio 108 trumpet interchange for the Fulton County seat of Wauseon on Interstates 80 & 90 west. Fulton County 13 passes over the Ohio Turnpike in this scene. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Wauseon lies three miles south of Ohio Turnpike Exit 34. Ohio 108 follows parts of U.S. 20A and Ohio 2 (Shoop Avenue) through town. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Ohio 108 heads north 5.3 miles to a three-mile overlap with U.S. 20 at Oakshade. Beyond the split with U.S. 20, Ohio 108 continues north three miles to the Michigan state line and transition to Michigan 156; Michigan 156 ventures north to Morenci and Clayton. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Westbound on the Ohio Turnpike at the Exit 34 ramp departure to Ohio 108. Ohio 108 continues south from Wauseon to Napoleon, Holgate, and Ottawa. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Leaving the Wauseon area on Interstates 80 & 90 west at the Ohio 108 under crossing. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Ohio 66 intersects the Ohio Turnpike at Exit 25 in western Fulton County. The state highway travels north-south from U.S. 20 at Fayette to Piqua. Photo taken 09/02/05.
One half mile east of the Exit 25 trumpet interchange on Interstates 80 & 90 west at the Ohio 66 overpass. Fulton County 24 provides access to Ohio 66 north of the turnpike and U.S. 20A south of the turnpike. Archbold is a five mile drive south of Exit 25 via U.S. 20A east to Ohio 66. The town is home to the Historic Sauder Village. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Westbound at the Exit 25 off-ramp to Fulton County 24 on the Ohio Turnpike. There are no connections with U.S. 127 from Interstates 80 & 90, therefore motorists bound for West Unity or U.S. 127 north into Michigan should use U.S. 20A west or Ohio 66 north to U.S. 20 west at Fayette to make the respective connections. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Traveling west toward the former Indian Meadow Service Plaza on Interstates 80 & 90. Both the Indian Meadow and eastbound Tiffin River Service Plazas were closed and demolished after officials decided to build new facilities in Fulton County. The original facilities aged septic systems were the cause for their closure, but now that the Fulton County plan was abandoned, new plazas will be built at the original Indian Meadow and Tiffin River sites.1 Photos taken 09/02/05.
Now in Williams County, Interstates 80 & 90 next approach junction U.S. 20A (not displayed) & Ohio 15 (Exit 13) at Holiday City. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Ohio 15 joins the turnpike with Pioneer four miles to the north and Montpelier, four miles to the southwest by way of Ohio 107. U.S. 20A and Ohio 15 overlap between Ohio 107 near Montpelier and a point midway between Exit 13 and Pioneer (junction U.S. 20). Photo taken 09/02/05.
Westbound at the one-half mile overhead of Ohio 15 (Exit 13) on Interstates 80 & 90 west. Ohio 15 continues south from the Montpelier area seven miles to the Williams County seat of Bryan, where the highway joins U.S. 127. Photo taken 09/02/05.
The Exit 13 off-ramp leaves Interstates 80 & 90 westbound for U.S. 20A & Ohio 15. U.S. 20A ends a short distance west of Ohio 15 after paralleling the Ohio Turnpike from Maumee, Wauseon, and West Unity. Ohio 15 tallies 105 miles between U.S. 23 at Carey and the Michigan state line near Pioneer. Michigan 99 continues the Ohio 15 roadway to Hillsdale. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Another set of replaced state-named shields for Interstates 80 & 90 and the Ohio Turnpike were situated west of the Exit 13 interchange. The turnpike spans the St. Joseph River ahead. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Nearing the end of the Ohio Turnpike, all traffic passes through the West Gate Toll Plaza ahead of the Exit 2 interchange with Ohio 49. Photo taken 09/02/05.
One half mile out from the West Gate Toll Plaza on Interstates 80 & 90 west. Williams County 4 cross ahead; motorists bound for Ohio 49, a north-south route serving Edon and Edgerton, should stay to the right. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Passing through the West Gate Toll Plaza of the Ohio Turnpike. The original West Gate toll barrier stood west of Ohio 49 near the Indiana state line. That plaza was demolished and replaced with this one while a diamond interchange was constructed at Ohio 49. Photos taken 09/02/05.

Exit 2 quickly departs Interstates 80 & 90 westbound after motorists depart the toll booths. There are no booths on any of the Ohio 49 ramps because of the Indiana Toll Road east gate plaza. Ohio 49 ties into U.S. 20 just north of Interstates 80 & 90, providing the last direct link with the federal highway until Exit 47 in Indiana. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Ohio 49 journeys northward six miles to the Michigan state line where it becomes Michigan 49 en route to Allen. Southward, Ohio 49 travels six miles to Edon and 14 miles to junction U.S. 6 at Edgerton. The state highway follows a 154-mile route to Dayton. Photo taken 09/02/05.
Interstate 80 and 90 continues west a short distance to the Indiana state line and Indiana Toll Road. A short access road between the Ohio Turnpike end in 1955 carried motorists directly onto U.S. 20 until the Indiana Toll Road opened in 1956. Photo taken 09/02/05.
And finally, the end of the Ohio Turnpike... Photo taken 09/02/05.

Sources:

  • "Plans for turnpike plaza in Fulton County scrapped." Toledo Blade, April 11, 2007.
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Page Updated October 22, 2009.