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Interstate 280

Interstate 280 is the eastern leg of a by-pass around Toledo. This runs from a interchange with Interstate 80/90 (Ohio Turnpike) to a interchange with Interstate 75, north of Downtown Toledo. I-280 was expanded and the river crossing at the Maumee River was re-built. Photos of this project, from January, 2004, are below.

While in Ohio, I-280 is not multi-plexed.

On Monday, February 16th, 2004, one of the launching trusses collapsed on the space between the north and southbound lanes on I-280, south of the Maumee River. ODOT says that the 2 million-pound yellow steel crane was moving but empty when it fell. The 315-foot-long custom-made crane lifted that 85-ton sections of new roadway into place for workers to attach them. ODOT says that a semi was crushed just after it arrived with a new section. The seven-phase project is the largest in the history of ODOT. Parts of I-280 where closed .*

The southbound lanes were re-opened on Wednesday, February 18th, 2004. The northbound lanes will be re-opened in over a week. Parts of the wreckage still blocks some lanes.**

Paolo de Nicola, the company that constructed the colapsed truss, is conducting there own investigation. Crews are working to stablize the wreckage so it can be removed from the northbound lanes.***

ODOT says crews are returning to work. The first stage will be removing the wreckage. That should take about six weeks. ODOT re-opened the stretch of I-280 between OH St Rt 795 and OH St Rt 2.****

At the end of October, there was a componet failure of a cable lowering a support leg. This happened during the launch of LG 1 and the resumption of approch span construction. The southbound lanes of I-280 were closed for a week. This takes them back to the first step and with the state, contractors, and unions will meet to find a solution to the situation and determain what happened.*****

A dedication ceremony for the new Veterans' Glass City Skyway was held on June 23, 2007. This removed a major interstate from one of the last lift bridges in the nations interstate system.******

Pictures of the work site are below.

In Ohio, Interstate 280 crosses the following interstates.

Interstate 75, at Toledo.

A set of overhead markers on NB I-280.

Another set of BGS's on NB I-280.

NB I-280 at I-75.

Interstate 80, (Ohio Turnpike) near Lemoyne.
Interstate 90, (Ohio Turnpike) near Lemoyne.

The first sign for I-80/90.

The one and a half mile BGS for I-80/90.

The next BGS on SB I-280. NOTE: The missing Ohio Turnpike shield.

Another BGS on SB I-280.

The last BGS on SB I-280.

SB I-280 over one mile from I-80/90. (August, 2012)

SB I-280 a half mile from I-80/90. (August, 2012)

A BGS on SB I-280. (August, 2012)

SB I-280 at I-80/90. (August, 2012)

Info on the parent route for I-280.


Maumee River Crossing Re-Construction
January, 2003
SB I-280

SB I-280 at the northern end of the work project.

The temporary lanes weaved around the new piers.

SB I-280 near Central Ave.

SB I-280 at the Maumee River.

SB I-280 crossing the river.

SB I-280, south of the Maumee River.

A fly over ramp that is completed and the main-line being built as traffic moves below on SB I-280.

SB I-280 near the south end of the work zone.

SB I-280 at the end of the work zone.

NB I-280

NB I-280 at the southern end of the work zone.

Looking north along the new bridge.

NB I-280 curving back under the new road.

NB I-280 under the new expressway.

NB I-280 curving back through some of the piers for the new bridge.

NB I-280 near the Maumee River.

NB I-280 at the Maumee River.

NB I-280 crossing the Maumee River.

NB I-280 in Northern Toledo.

NB I-280 near the northern end of the work zone.

April, 2005
NB I-280


NB I-280 at the southern end of the new bridge.

NB I-280 under the new highway on the southern end.

NB I-280 curving under some peirs south of the Maumee River.

NB I-280 at the Maumee River.

NB I-280 north of the Maumee River.

NB I-280 near one of the trusses building the new highway.

NB I-280 near Central Ave.

NB I-280 near the northern end of the new highway.

NB I-280 at one of the northern approches to the new highway.


SB I-280 near OH St Rt 25.

A NB guide marker.

A mile marker on SB I-280.

A guide marker in Downtown Toledo.

SB I-280 north of the Maumee River.

A overhead sign on SB I-280 at the Maumee River Bridge.

SB I-280 at the Maumee River.

SB I-280 south of OH St Rt 65.

SB I-280 south of OH St Rt 2.

A BGS on EB OH St Rt 51.

A SB guide marker.

A milage chart on SB I-280.

SB I-280 near Walbridge.

A indication of the end of SB I-280.

The southern end marker.

A BGS on WB I-80/90/Oh Turn.

*WTOL-TV CBS11; Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, February 17th, 2004
**WTOL-TV CBS11; Toledo, Ohio Thursday, February 19, 2004
***WTOL-TV CBS11; Toledo, Ohio Friday, February 20, 2004
****WTOL-TV CBS11; Toledo, Ohio Tuesday, February 24, 2004
*****[roadgeek] This just In (Press Release 23 October 2004 ODOT District 2)
******Dedication Ceremony for Veterans' Glass City Skyway Saturday, June 23, 2007 (Traffic Advisory http://www.lookuptoledo.org)

6 October 2009