Interstate 80 is an east–west transcontinental freeway that crosses the United States from downtown San Francisco, California, to Teaneck, New Jersey. The highway was designated in 1956 as one of the original routes of the Interstate Highway System; its final segment was opened in 1986. The second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States after I-90, it runs through many major cities, including Oakland, Sacramento, Reno, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Des Moines, and Toledo and passes within 10 miles (16 km) of Chicago, Cleveland, and New York City.
I-80 is the Interstate Highway that most closely approximates the route of the historic Lincoln Highway, the first road across the United States. From near Chicago east to near Youngstown, Ohio, I-80 is a toll road, containing most of both the Indiana Toll Road and the Ohio Turnpike. I-80 runs concurrently with I-90 from near Portage, Indiana, to Elyria, Ohio. In Pennsylvania, I-80 is known as the Keystone Shortway, a non-tolled freeway that crosses rural north-central portions of the state on the way to New Jersey and New York City.
Our Interstate 80 Videos
Drive America’s Highways for 121 miles west along the Ohio Turnpike (Interstate 80, and later a conjoined Interstate 80 and 90) from Hudson, near Akron to Toledo, Ohio
Drive America’s Highways for 26 miles west along Interstate 80 in New Jersey from Stanhope to Pennsylvania.
Drive America’s Highways for 13 miles west along Interstate 80 in New Jersey from Parsippany-Troy Hills to Stanhope.