Interstate 470 (Ohio – West Virginia)

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Interstate 470 marker

Interstate 470
A map indicating the path of the highway through the Wheeling area.
Map of the Wheeling area with I-470 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I‑70
Maintained by ODOT and WVDOH
Length10.63 mi[1] (17.11 km)
6.69 mi (10.77 km) in Ohio
3.94 mi (6.34 km) in W. Va.
Existed1976–present
Major junctions
West end I-70 near Blaine, Ohio
  US 250 in Wheeling, W. Va.
East end I‑70 in Wheeling
Location
StatesOhio, West Virginia
CountiesOH: Belmont WV: Ohio
Highway system
SR 450OHI-471
US 460 WV WV 480

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]

  1. "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. Retrieved January 24, 2011.

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