Interstate 470 (Ohio – West Virginia)
Map of the Wheeling area with I-470 highlighted in red
|Auxiliary route of I-70|
|Maintained by ODOT and WVDOH|
|Length:||10.63 mi (17.11 km)
6.69 mi (10.77 km) in Ohio
3.94 mi (6.34 km) in W. Va.
|Existed:||1976 – present|
|West end:||I-70 near Blaine, Ohio|
|US 250 in Wheeling, W. Va.|
|East end:||I-70 in Wheeling|
|States:||Ohio, West Virginia|
|Counties:||OH: Belmont WV: Ohio|
West Virginia Routes
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
Interstate 470 (I-470) is a 10.63-mile (17.11 km) long loop of Interstate 70. It goes around the city of Wheeling, West Virginia. The western end of the road is where it meets I-70 near Blaine, Ohio. Traveling southeast through Belmont County, the highway comes to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge which carries I-470 over the Ohio River. After crossing the river into Ohio County, West Virginia, the highway turns northeast. It runs towards the Wheeling neighborhood of Elm Grove. The road's eastern end is at I-70 near Wheeling Park.
On average, between 26,000 and 38,000 vehicles use the highway every day. During the rebuilding work on the Wheeling Tunnel, I-470 was one of two suggested detour routes to avoid the closed tunnel.
References[change | change source]
- "Table 3: Interstate Routes in Each of the 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico". FHWA Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. October 31, 2002. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/reports/routefinder/table3.htm. Retrieved January 24, 2011.