The Ohio Turnpike—officially named the James W. Shocknessy
Ohio Turnpike—is a 241-mile-long toll road running through
northern Ohio. It is part of the U.S. Interstate Highway System and
maintained by self-generated income.
The turnpike's history dates to 1949, when Ohio authorized the
creation of the Ohio Turnpike Commission. The commission issued
$326 million in revenue bonds to fund the turnpike's construction,
which was Ohio's biggest construction project to date. Highway
construction began Oct. 27, 1952, and was completed Oct. 1, 1955,
with 10,000 workers on site...
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