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Interstate 480 Ohio - Westbound


Interstate 480 West
Transition from Northbound Interstate 271 onto Westbound Interstate 480 (Exit 26). An auxiliary exit to Rockside Road (Exit 26A) is located on the flyover from Interstate 271 to Interstate 480. The Interstate 271 mainline is visible in the lower left of the photograph. On the Interstate 480 overhead, a shield was covered up by an overlay, but it's not clear as to what this route might have been. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 25C, Ohio 8 and Ohio 43 (Northfield Road). This is on the connector between Interstate 271 and U.S. 422.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 24, Lee Road. Exit 23, Ohio 14, is the next exit after this one. Once again, another dreary scene in northeastern Ohio. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 approaching Exit 24, Lee Road. Exit 23 (Ohio 14) is one and one-half miles away. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 23, Ohio 14, Broadway Avenue. Ohio 14 merges with Westbound Interstate 480 between Interstate 271 and Interstate 80. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 21 (Transportation Boulevard and East 98th Street), approaching Junction Interstate 77. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 approaching Exit 21 (Transportation Boulevard and East 98th Street). Interstate 77 is the next exit, two miles ahead. Photo taken 05/25/02.

Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 23 (Ohio 14/Broadway Avenue and Forbes Road). Photo taken 05/25/02.
Transition from Interstate 480 onto Interstate 77. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 20 (Interstate 77). Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 approaching Exit 20 (Interstate 77). Westbound traffic on Interstate 480 at this point is crossing over a very tall bridge over the Cuyahoga River. Photo taken 5/17/02.
Interstate 480 leaves the directional stack interchange with Ohio 176 (Jennings Freeway) and approaches Exit 16, Ohio 94 (State Road). Ohio 94 travels south from U.S. 42 (Pearl Road) in Cleveland to nearby Parma. Photo taken 08/12/06.
A diamond interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 480 and Ohio 94 (State Road) at Exit 16. Ohio 94 intersects Ohio 17 (Brookpark Road), an east-west highway along the Parma and Brook Park city line, nearby. Interests to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo should use Ohio 94 north to U.S. 42 (Pearl Road). Photo taken 08/12/06.
There is no direct access to U.S. 42 (Pearl Road) from Interstate 480. Instead motorists must use the Exit 15 diamond interchange with Ridge Road to make the connection. Photo taken 08/12/06.
U.S. 42 (Pearl Road) passes over Interstate 480 ahead of the Exit 15 off-ramp to Ridge Road. Ridge Road travels a short distance south to junction U.S. 42 at Ohio 3. Ohio 3 follows Ridge Road southward through Parma to North Royalton. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Exit 15 leaves Interstate 480 westbound for Ridge Road and U.S. 42 (Pearl Road). Ridge Road (Cuyahoga County 10) continues north from the freeway through east Brooklyn and west Cleveland. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Interstate 480 reassurance marker posted beyond the Brooklyn city line. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Tideman Road (Cuyahoga County 200) meets Interstate 480 within the city of Brooklyn. The north-south road joins the freeway with Parma to the south and Memphis Avenue (Cuyahoga County 119) to the north. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Westbound at the Exit 13 ramp departure to Tideman Road on Interstate 480 west. Tideman Road becomes Hauserman Road in Parma, linking Ohio 17 (Brookpark Road) with Snow Road, the city of Parma Heights, and Parma Park. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Next in line for the westbound travelers is the three-quarter diamond interchange with West 130th Street (Cuyahoga County 48). Photo taken 08/12/06.
Interstate 480 reenters the city of Cleveland on the approach to West 130th Street (Exit 12B). West 130th Street (Cuyahoga County 48) travels north south along the Brook Park and Parma city line into southwest Cleveland. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Reassurance shield posted along Interstate 480 west between Exit 12B and the CSX Railroad under crossing. Photo taken 08/12/06.
A set of eastbound ramps ties Interstate 480 with Ohio 17 (Brookpark Road). Westbound travelers are provided with an off-ramp to West 150th Street via Exit 12A. Photo taken 08/12/06.
West 150th Street (Cuyahoga County 66) leads north from Interstate 480 Exit 12A to Puritas Road and junction Interstate 71 in west Cleveland. Continuing west, Interstate 480 next meets Interstate 71 south (Exit 11). Photo taken 08/12/06.
Interstate 480 prepares to split with a two-lane off-ramp to Interstate 71 south (Exit 11). Interstate 71 turns southward from west Cleveland through Brook Park, Middleburg Heights, and Strongsville. Photo taken 08/12/06.
A modified trumpet interchange joins Interstate 480 with Interstate 71 at Exit 11. Interstate 71 south provides the main route between Cleveland and the capital city of Columbus. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Adjacent to Interstate 71 is the directional interchange with Ohio 237 (Exit 10). Ohio 237 follows the Berea Freeway southwest from Interstate 480 to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The freeway originates from Interstate 71 north of Interstate 480. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Ohio 237 provides a direct connection to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport from both Interstate 71 and 480. The state route follows Rocky River Drive south through west Cleveland to Ohio 17 (Brookpark Road) and the Berea Freeway. The state route continues south from the airport area to Berea and Strongsville. Photo taken 08/12/06.
The unnumbered section of the Berea Freeway passes below Interstate 480 and above the Exit 10 off-ramp. Photo taken 08/12/06.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 9, Grayton Road. Note how this exit is signed compared to Exit 9 on Eastbound Interstate 480. The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport exit is prior to Exit 9 on westbound. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 7, Clague Road (Westlake and Fairview Park). Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Ohio 252 (Exits 6A-B). It seems as if the destination for Ohio 252 ("Great Northern Parkway") had changed, as evidenced by the green overlay. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 ends two and a half miles at the Exit 3 (Stearns Road) off-ramp. Notably, this is the last westbound Interstate 480 shield on an overhead sign until the ramps leading from westbound Interstate 480 onto Interstate 80 westbound carry the Interstate 480 shield. It is possible that the Turnpike Commission rather than Ohio DOT placed those signs at Exit 1, but these signs at Exit 3 were placed by the DOT. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 2, Ohio 10 Eastbound. The next exit is for Ohio 10 Westbound and for Interstate 80 Westbound. Interstate 480 will end in another mile. Note the lack of Interstate 480 shield here. Why there isn't one here and there is one on the Exit 1 overhead signs does not make much sense, unless they are placing the Interstate 480 shield there to ensure through traffic goes on the Turnpike rather than Ohio 10. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 approaching Exit 2, Ohio 10 Eastbound. Ohio 10 briefly merges onto Interstate 480 westbound, and then it promptly exits onto its own freeway, heading west to meet U.S. 20 near Norwalk. In addition, Oberlin (home of Oberlin College), can be reached via Ohio 10. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 at Exit 1, Ohio 10. This is the last exit before toll, as the mainline leads directly onto Westbound Interstate 80 (the Ohio Turnpike). Interestingly, the overhead sign shows Interstate 480, even though it is really pointing to an exit ramp onto Interstate 80. Compare these signs to the advance signs on westbound for Interstate 480 approaching Exit 2. This marks the western terminus of Interstate 480 in Ohio. Believe it or not, this one of only two Interstate 480 routes in the country, the other being in Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa. Photo taken 05/25/02.
Westbound Interstate 480 approaching Exit 1, Ohio 10 and Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike). Ohio 10 is a left exit, leading to a four-lane freeway that connects Interstate 480 with U.S. 20. The Ohio 10 freeway continues for a few miles, then terminates at U.S. 20. In fact, Ohio 10 has exit numbers of its own. Photo taken 05/25/02.

Page Updated February 11, 2008.

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