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Interstate 470
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Map of the Wheeling area with I-470 highlighted in red
Route information
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
Major junctions
West end I-70 near Blaine, Ohio
  US 250 in Wheeling, W. Va.
East end I‑70 in Wheeling
Location
States: Ohio, West Virginia
Counties: OH: Belmont WV: Ohio
Highway system
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
Main • Auxiliary • Business
SR 450 OH I-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.

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