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Encyclopedia > Interstate 80
Interstate 80
Main route of the Interstate Highway System
Length: 2902.51 mi (4671 km)
West end: US 101 in San Francisco, CA
Major
junctions:
I-5 in Sacramento, CA
I-15 in Salt Lake City, UT
I-25 in Cheyenne, WY
I-35 near Des Moines, IA
I-55 near Joliet, IL
I-65 in Gary, IN
I-94/90/IN Toll Rd in Lake Station, IN
I-75 near Toledo, OH
I-90 OH Tpk near Elyria, OH
I-81 near Hazleton, PA
East end: I-95/NJTP outside of New York, NY (in Teaneck, NJ)

Lengths
mi km
CA 199.24[1] 320.65
NV 410.67[1] 660.91
UT 196.34[1] 315.98
WY 402.76[1] 648.18
NE 455.32[1] 732.77
IA 306.01 492.48
IL 163.52[1] 263.16
IN 151.56[1] 243.91
OH 237.48[1] 382.19
PA 311.07[1] 500.62
NJ 68.54[2] 110.30
2902.51 4671.13
I-80 from the 1700 East overpass in Salt Lake City, Utah looking west.

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## Intersections with other Interstates

Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet, Illinois.
Where Interstate 80 begins, in San Francisco, California

## Auxiliary routes

 edit Auxiliary routes of Interstate 80 I-180 Illinois - Nebraska - Pennsylvania - Wyoming I-280 California - Illinois/Iowa - New Jersey - Ohio I-380 California - Iowa - Pennsylvania I-480 Iowa/Nebraska - Ohio I-580 California - Nevada-unsigned I-680 California - Iowa/Nebraska - Ohio I-780 California I-880 California I-980 California past/ future I-180: California - Pennsylvania - I-280: Iowa/Nebraska - Pennsylvania - I-480: California - Pennsylvania - I-580: Nebraska - I-680: Pennsylvania

### California

Interstate 80 is a major urban freeway through the East Bay, north of the Bay Bridge, in the San Francisco Bay Area (seen here in Berkeley, California)

Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 kmÂ²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1152, 304 KB)Looking south above Interstate 80, the Eastshore Freeway, near Berkeley, California on a Saturday afternoon. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1152, 304 KB)Looking south above Interstate 80, the Eastshore Freeway, near Berkeley, California on a Saturday afternoon. ... The East Bay, in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, lies on the east shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, and includes Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. ... The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ( ; known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a toll bridge which spans San Francisco Bay and links the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States, as part of Interstate 80. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... The downtown San Francisco skyline, looking east from the central part of the city. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Official website: http://www. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Interstate 380 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 280 in San Bruno, California to San Francisco International Airport in South San Francisco, California; the eastern terminus of I-380 is the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... Quentin L. Kopp (born 1930) served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and as a member of the California State Senate from 1987-1997, representing Californias 8th Senatorial District, which included portions of San Mateo County and San Francisco. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 SF 0. ... Interstate 580 (abbreviated I-580) in Northern California is a heavily traveled, fairly long spur route of Interstate 80 that connects the San Francisco Bay Area to Interstate 5 in the states Central Valley. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... 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Benicia is a city located in Solano County, California. ... Interstate 880 is a regional bypass interstate highway in the Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Official website: http://www. ... City nickname: The Big Tomato Location Location of Sacramento in California Government County Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 99. ... Interstate 880 is a regional bypass interstate highway in the Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Interstate 980 is a short Interstate spur in northern California connecting Interstate 580 and California State Highway 24 to Interstate 880 via downtown Oakland. ... Aerial view looking west over downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt and the Port of Oakland. ... ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-25 SBT ?.?? I-5 FRE ?.?? CA-33 FRE 23. ... Interstate 238 (abbreviated I-238) is a short (2. ... The city of Hayward highlighted within Alameda County Hayward is a city located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County. ... State Route 238 is a north-south highway in the southeastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. A divided multilane surface highway, it connects Interstate 580 in Castro Valley, California and Interstate 680 in Fremont, California. ...

Interstate 80 in the Quad Cities

### Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 kmÂ²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 kmÂ²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 kmÂ²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Interstate 280 is the name of four distinct spur routes of Interstate 80 in the United States. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Nickname: The Glass City Location in the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area    - City 217. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Interstate 480 is a busy loop highway that connects the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) with suburban Cleveland, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Forest City Motto: Progress and Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1836 Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area    - City 82. ... Interstate 680 in Ohio is the primary interstate traveling through Youngstown, Ohio. ... Location within the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Mahoning Mayor Jay Williams (I) Area    - City 34. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ... Interstate 180 is a spur highway that connects Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Interstate 80 near Milton, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming CountyGR6, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Interstate 380 is a spur highway that connects Interstate 80 with Interstate 81 and Interstate 84. ... Stroudsburg is a borough located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, 53 miles (85 km) southeast of Scranton, on the Analomink River. ... Interstate 81 is an interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... The Scranton Electric Building, seen from the side. ... Interstate 280 is the name of four distinct spur routes of Interstate 80 in the United States. ... Parsippany-Troy Hills Township is a township located in Morris County, New Jersey. ... Newark (), nicknamed The Brick City, is the largest city in New Jersey and the county seat of urban Essex County. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Jersey Citys skyline from Hoboken, New Jersey. ...

## Notes

Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California
View of Bergen-Passaic Expressway (Interstate 80) in Roxbury Twp., NJ
• Among many picturesque sections of I-80 are the crossing of San Francisco Bay over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (toll paid westbound only), the view of the Golden Gate from Berkeley, the traverse above Donner Pass and Donner Lake (near Lake Tahoe) in California, and its run along the Truckee River both west and east of Reno, Nevada. Interstate 80 crosses the southern end of Great Salt Lake Desert west of Salt Lake City, Utah, providing views of various mountains, although it incorporates a very long stretch of straight roadway that can induce some drivers to fall asleep. Also in that category, is the stretch of I-80 from east of Rock Springs, WY to Laramie, WY (around 200 miles). It passes through the Red Desert just prior to Rawlins and is always very windy.
• The longest stretch in between exits on an Interstate Highway is between Wendover and Knolls in Utah, with 37 miles between those exits.
• All of I-80 in Indiana is duplexed with another interstate, I-90 or I-94.
• Contrary to the opinions of some interstate enthusiasts, the longest straight (by any reasonable definition of "straight") stretch of interstate anywhere in the system is the approximately 72 miles of I-80 occurring between Exit 318 and milemarker 390 in Nebraska. Along this length the road does not vary from an ideally straight line by more than a few yards.
• Although Interstate 80 does not enter Colorado, it does manage to come within a mile of the border between Nebraska and Colorado at the junction of Interstates 80 and 76. This intersection is visible from Colorado as one approaches it from the west on I-76.
• Although it never enters Michigan, Interstate 80 (with Interstate 90) lies within ten miles (16.1 km) of the Michigan state line between La Porte, Indiana and Toledo, Ohio. Looking north at the intersection of State Road 9 and I-80, the "Welcome to Michigan" sign is visible in the distance. At one point in northern Indiana, I-80 comes within about 200 yards (meters) from the Michigan border[2].
• I-80 does not go all the way to New York City via the George Washington Bridge. Its designated end is about four miles (6.4 km) short of New York City in Teaneck, New Jersey. There, it joins and becomes designated as I-95, which does cross the bridge. This has led to some confusion because this I-95 segment is also signed with "TO I-80" signs heading southbound from the George Washington Bridge, and many maps show this section as I-80/95. The tolled section of the New Jersey Turnpike ends at exit 18, which is actually just the toll plaza at the northern terminus. The next exit on I-95 is exit 68, which is consistent with the exit numbering on I-80. (The truth is that the exit numbers on this section of I-95 match the mile markers on I-95 had the Somerset Freeway been built. The fact that they are similar to what the exit numbers are on I-80 is just a coincidence.)
• The portion of 80 that goes through New Jersey is sometimes called the Bergen-Passaic Expressway.
• The portion of Interstate 80 through Ohio that is part of the Ohio Turnpike is designated the "James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike."

### State laws defining route

The route of the California section of I-80 is defined at California Streets & Highways Code § 380. The route of the Utah section of I-80 is defined at Utah Code Annotated § 72-4-113(10).[3]

### Major bridges on I-80

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ( ; known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a toll bridge which spans San Francisco Bay and links the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States, as part of Interstate 80. ... The Carquinez Bridge refers to parallel bridges which cross the Carquinez Strait linking Vallejo, California to the north, with Crockett, California to the south. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times as early as CE 100. ... The Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, named for the former U.S. Congressman from Davenport, Iowa who was one of the driving forces behind the Interstate Highway Act. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...

Interstate 80 by state:

Interstate 80, a major east-west route of the Interstate Highway System, has its western terminus in San Francisco, California, United States. ... This is the section of Interstate 80 in Nevada. ... In the U.S. state of Illinois, Interstate 80 is an Interstate highway that runs from the Quad Cities east to south of Chicago. ... Interstate 80 runs across northern Ohio. ... Interstate 80 runs across northern Pennsylvania on the Keystone Shortway. ... Interstate 80 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States, running from the San Francisco Bay Area east to the New York City area. ...

Results from FactBites:

 Interstate 80 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1666 words) Interstate 180 is a spur to Hennepin, Illinois. Interstate 280 is a spur from I-80 (and I-90) southeast of Toledo, Ohio northwest to I-75 in Toledo. Interstate 180 is a spur to Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
 California @ WestCoastRoads - Interstate 80 Eastbound - San Francisco and Alameda Counties (2538 words) Interstate 80 eastbound prepares to travel underneath the westbound lanes of the James Lick Skyway beyond the Fifth Street interchange. Interstate 80 emerges from underneath the substructure of the bridge and returns to land at Oakland. Interstate 580 west prepares to split from Interstate 80 east at the Exit 12 ramp departure to Gilman Street.
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