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Interstate 70 west
Interstate 70 westbound crosses over the west branch of the Ohio River between Wheeling Island, West Virginia and Bridgeport, Ohio. The freeway sees a diamond interchange with Marion Street in Bridgeport 0.3 miles west of the U.S. 40 (National Road) intersection with U.S. 250 & Ohio 7 (Lincoln Avenue). Ohio 7 parallels the Ohio River east banks between Bridgeport and Blainesville nearby. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Exit 225 leaves Interstate 70 westbound for Marion Street. Marion Street intersects U.S. 40 (National Road) nearby and Hall Street to the south in Bridgeport. U.S. 40 meets U.S. 250 & Ohio 7 (Lincoln Avenue) in the shadows of the Interstate 70 bridge over the Ohio River. Ohio 7 follows the Ohio River southward from East Liverpool to Chesapeake across from the state of West Virginia. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 leaves Bridgeport on the nine mile drive to St. Clairsville. A large overhead advises motorists that the freeway reduces to four lanes west of the Marion Street interchange. Photo taken 10/15/04.
U.S. 40 (National Road) parallels Interstate 70 to the north through the communities of Brookside, Wolfhurst, Lansing, and Blaine before encountering the freeway again at Exit 220. A modified diamond interchange serves the National Road via Belmont County 214 (Rock Mount Road) ahead of the Interstate 70 westbound merge with Interstate 470. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Nearing the off-ramp to Belmont County 214 (Rock Mount Road) on Interstate 70 west. Rock Mount Road ventures southeast from U.S. 40 (National Road) to junction Interstate 470 (Exit 3) and Bellaire. U.S. 40 draws close to Interstate 70 at Exit 220 but never crosses the freeway. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 470 traffic merges onto Interstate 70 at a wye interchange just west of Exit 220 and Blaine. The Wheeling bypass carries the bulk of the through traffic between Washington, Pennsylvania and Columbus, Ohio around downtown Wheeling. Exit 218 ahead serves Banfield Road and Mall Road at a half-cloverleaf interchange. Interstate 470 sees a half-diamond interchange with Banfield Road independent of Interstate 70 as well. Photo taken 10/15/04.
A look at the Interstate 70 & 470 merge on the approach to the Banfield Road over crossing. The Exit 1 off-ramp of Interstate 470 ascends to Banfield Road to the right. Township Road 219 parallels the eastbound lanes to the left. Photo taken 10/15/04.

Nearing the Exit 218 off-ramp onto Mall Road at the Banfield Road overpass. Mall and Banfield Roads both travel south from U.S. 40 (National Road) across Interstate 70 to the Ohio Valley Mall. The roads meet one another 0.4 miles south of the freeway. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 westbound at the Exit 218 ramp departure onto Mall Boulevard. Mall Boulevard ends at U.S. 40 (National Road) to the north and meets the Ohio Valley Mall and Banfield Road to the south. Interstate 70 otherwise continues another 1.50 miles to Ohio 9 (Marietta Street) at St. Clairsville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 reduces to four lanes again as it nears the Belmont County seat of St. Clairsville. Ohio 9 (Marietta Street) meets Interstate 70 at the Exit 216 diamond interchange near Thompson Drive in the south part of town. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Clark Road passes over Interstate 70 ahead of the Exit 216 off-ramp to Ohio 9 (Marietta Street). Ohio 9 intersects U.S. 40 (Main Street) 0.8 miles to the north in downtown St. Clairsville. The state route travels 4.4 miles south to Warnock (Ohio 149) and eight miles to Ohio 147 near Centerville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Neutered westbound shield for Interstate 70 situated ahead of the Reservoir Road west of St. Clairsville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
U.S. 40 (National Road) crosses paths with Interstate 70 at the Exit 215 diamond interchange midway between downtown St. Clairsville and East Richland. The US route intersects Interstate 70 again 2.2 miles to the west of Exit 215 at Ohio 313 & Airport Road. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Westbound at the Exit 215 off-ramp onto U.S. 40 (National Road). The National Road intersects Ohio 9 (Marietta Street) 1.3 miles to the east in downtown St. Clairsville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
A split-diamond interchange exists between Interstate 70 and Ohio 313 & U.S. 40 at Exit 213. The exit serves the Eastern Campus of Ohio University, Belmont College, and Belmont College J.V.S. in addition to Alderman Airport. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Ohio 331 ends at U.S. 40 (National Road) south of Exit 213 near East Richland. The state route ventures northwest from there 9.2 miles to Flushing, 13 miles to Flushing, and 18 miles to its northern terminus at Piedmont (junction U.S. 22). Photo taken 10/15/04.
Exit 213 leaves Interstate 70 westbound for Ohio 331. Ohio 331 ends at the U.S. 40 (National Road) intersection with Belmont County 82 (Airport Road) nearby. Airport Road meanders 3.1 miles south to Ohio 149 (Warnock Lamira Road). U.S. 40 otherwise passes over Interstate 70 at the next overpass en route to Morristown 5.7 miles to the west. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 westbound at the directional-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 77 (Exits 180B/A) near Cambridge. Interstate 77 intersects Interstate 70 southeast of the city midway between Marietta and New Philadelphia. Interstate 77 provides the main north-south route between Cleveland and Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Heavy rain falls at the ramp departure of Exit 180B for Interstate 77 north. Interstate 77 interchanges with U.S. 40 in two miles and U.S. 22 in three miles before leaving the Cambridge area on the 114 mile drive to Cleveland. A loop ramp departs Interstate 70 west in one half mile for Interstate 77 south to Marietta, Parkersburg, and Charleston, West Virginia. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Ohio 209 (Southgate Road) interchanges with Interstate 70 south of Cambridge at Exit 178. The state route parallels the Interstate 77 corridor for six miles between downtown Cambridge and Byesville to the southeast. Use Southgate Road south to Ohio 660 for Cambridge Municipal Airport and Buckeyeville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Entering the city of Zanesville on Interstate 70 westbound in Muskingum County. Hamline Avenue passes over Interstate 70 via high-level bridge ahead of the Exit 155 half-diamond interchange with Ohio 146 (Underwood Street). Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 westbound near the Exit 155 ramp departure onto Ohio 60 & 146 (Underwood Street) five blocks north of U.S. 22 & 40 (Greenwood Avenue). Ohio 60 & 146 travel south 0.6 miles to the intersection of Wayne Avenue (Ohio 60) & Marietta Street (U.S. 22-Ohio 93) in south Zanesville. Ohio 60 straddles the Muskingum River southeast from Zanesville to Philo, Malta, Beverly, and Marietta. U.S. 22 & Ohio 93 continue southwest from Ohio 146 (9th Street & Marietta Street) to South Zanesville and Moxhala Park. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Exit 155 leaves Interstate 70 westbound for Ohio 60 & 146 (Underwood Street). Underwood Street carries the paired routes north from U.S. 22-40 & Ohio 93 (Main Street & Greenwood Avenue) to Ohio 666 (Zane Street) and Adair Avenue in north Zanesville. Ohio 146 veers westward from Zanesville along Newark Road to Dillon Falls and Nashport. Ohio 60 turns north onto Maple Avenue from Adair Avenue en route to Dresden. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 spans the Muskingum River north of downtown Zanesville between Exits 155 Ohio 60 & 146) and 153B (Maple Avenue). The freeway briefly expands to six lanes with the addition of auxiliary lanes between the respective ramps of the two interchanges. Maple Avenue spurs north from Interstate 70 to Ohio 60 & 146 at Adair Avenue. Photo taken 10/15/04.
A wye interchange constitutes the junction between Maple Avenue and Interstate 70 at Exit 153B. Maple Avenue becomes part of Ohio 60 north of Ohio 146 (Adair Avenue) in one half mile. From there Ohio 60 (Maple Avenue) continues another 0.4 miles to the split with Dresden Road in north Zanesville. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Exit 153A leaves Interstate 70 westbound for State Street at West Zanesville. State Street travels 0.6 miles northeast from U.S. 40 (Main Street) to Interstate 70 and Blue Avenue. Blue Avenue continues another third of mile to Ohio 146 (Adair Avenue) to the north. Photo taken 10/15/04.
U.S. 40 (West Pike) again meets Interstate 70 at a diamond interchange (Exit 152) west of Zanesville. The US highway (National Road) parallels Interstate 70 to the north from Exit 152 through Mt. Sterling, Hopewell, and Gratiot. Mt. Perry Road joins U.S. 40 with Interstate 70 at the next westbound interchange (Exit 142). Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 enters rural environs on the four mile drive between Zanesville and metro Columbus. The four-lane freeway undulates along rolling hills on the ten-mile drive between west Zanesville and Gratiot. Depicted here is the westbound reassurance shield posted after the U.S. 40 (National Road) on-ramp from Exit 152. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Interstate 70 westbound at the directional-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 270 (Exits 108B/A) in southeast Columbus. Interstate 270 constitutes the Columbus Beltway providing connections with Interstate 71 north to Cleveland and south to Cincinnati. All hazardous cargo must use the beltway to bypass downtown Columbus as well and A collector distributor roadway segregates the movements of Exit 108 to/from Interstate 270 from the Interstate 70 mainline. Photo taken 10/15/04.
Exit 108B splits from the Interstate 70 westbound c/d roadway to Interstate 270 north (outer loop) for Gahanna, Port Columbus International Airport, Westerville, and junction Interstate 71 north to Cleveland. Interstate 270 interchanges with the eastern terminus of Interstate 670 eight miles to the north at Exit 35. A loop ramp joins Interstate 270 southbound ahead for Groveport, Obetz, Grove City, and Interstate 71 south at Exit 55. Photo taken 10/15/04.
U.S. 35 merges onto Interstate 70 west from the Exit 1 wye interchange to bypass Richmond, Indiana with the freeway. Ohio 320 follows old U.S. 35 briefly before turning north to New Paris on the overpass above these westbound reassurance markers. Eaton Pike comprises the rest of the former US route into Indiana. Photo taken 07/31/09.
A decorative arch sign bridge thanks westbound drivers for visiting the Buckeye State. U.S. 40 (National Road) meets Interstate 70 & U.S. 35 just beyond the state line within three quarters of a mile. Photo taken 07/31/09.
Exit 156B departs Interstate 70 & U.S. 35 west at the Indiana state line for U.S. 40 (National Road) east to Ohio 320, south of New Paris and Lewisburg. Photo taken 07/31/09.

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