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U.S. Route 35 is a north-south United States highway that runs northwest-southeast for approximately from northern Indianamarker to the western suburbs of Charlestonmarker, West Virginiamarker. The highway's northern terminus is in Michigan City, Indianamarker, at U.S. Route 20. Its southern terminus is in Scott Depot, West Virginiamarker, at Interstate 64. Currently, the West Virginiamarker portion of the highway is being expanded to four lanes, mostly along a completely new route. The Ohiomarker portion has already been upgraded to a four-lane highway/freeway between the West Virginiamarker state line and Trotwoodmarker west of Dayton, Ohiomarker.

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In West Virginia from Scott Depotmarker to Point Pleasantmarker, US 35 is currently being expanded to a four-lane expressway. Currently the route is four lanes from I-64 to the junction with the bridge to Buffalomarker, (West Virginia Route 869), which serves the large Toyota engine and transmission plant in Buffalo, and continues as a 2-lane route for 17 miles to another four lane section of four miles to the Ohio River, which is the state border. Four miles of the 17 mile gap are being upgraded, but the remaining 13 mile gap will pose a danger to motorists for some time to come.

Officially, US 35's new alignment begins at I-64 Exit #40 near Scott Depot, from which point US 35 proceeds north on its new roadway. As of June 15, 2009, the old segment of US 35 between Buffalo Bridge and U.S. Route 60 is now signed WV 817.

County Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Putnammarker Scott Depotmarker 0 Interchange at I-64 Exit 40
Access via connector continuing along same alignment as new US 35.
Teays Valleymarker 2
Fraziers Bottommarker
End of current 4 lane section, northbound.
Fraziers Bottommarker
Masonmarker End of current 4 lane section, southbound.
Pt.marker Pleasantmarker
Last exit in West Virginia before entering Ohio


Signed east-west in Ohio, US 35 crosses the Ohio River on the Silver Memorial Bridgemarker and enters Ohio. The first interchange is located adjacent to the Gallia-Meigs Regional Airport in Gallipolismarker as well as State Route 7. From there, it continues as a full freeway towards Jacksonmarker, with interchanges at SR 160, SR 850, and SR 325. Passing Rio Grandemarker, the highway becomes a four lane at-grade expressway when it reaches Centervillemarker. This setup continues until State Route 32 where the highway bypasses Jackson. A strange interchange configuration currently exists at US 35 and OH 32 - an interchange called a Windmill interchange. Each highway has ramps that exit to the other highway ending at an intersection that one can travel either direction — odd because both highways end up having at-grade intersections. Continuing west, the highway reverts to an expressway until it reaches Richmond Dalemarker. The section between Richmond Dale and Chillicothemarker was upgraded to a full freeway in 2005 and includes a large cut through a ridge. This section of road provides westbound motorists with a panoramic view of the Scioto River valley. The next major interchange is with I-71 in Jeffersonvillemarker. As the route continues, it creates a full-access interchange with I-675 in Beavercreekmarker. Several miles later, US 35 opens into a three through lane highway (with five lanes in some parts) through downtown Daytonmarker and makes another full-access interchange with I-75 in downtown Dayton. The Ohio portion of US 35 ends at I-70 near New Parismarker.

The portion of the route between Jackson and Gallipolis is known as the Bob Evans Highway. This section is designated as a Welsh Byway by the Ohio Department of Transportationmarker as well.


US 35 enters Indiana with Interstate 70, and it splits off on the northwest side of Richmond. US 35 then travels in a northwest path through the cities of Muncie, Kokomo, Logansport, Winamac, Knox and La Porte before terminating at US 20 in Michigan City.

On October 1, 2009, the state will transfer the western of US 35 to Michigan City's local highway system. US 35 in Michigan City is currently being served by commercial traffic that travels in and out of downtown (where it originally terminated at US 12); according to local traffic counts, only half of measured traffic on US 35 is through traffic. After the transfer of control, Michigan City will reconstruct the road using local, state and federal-aid funds. The change was approved by AASHTO on October 17, 2008.


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