US Route 224 runs east-west across northeastern Indiana, northern Ohio, and northwestern Pennsylvania. In northeastern Indiana, US Route 24 makes a sudden turn to the northeast and north, into southeastern Michigan. US Route 224 begins at US Route 24 in northeastern Indiana, specifically in the town of Huntington, and continues eastward, going where US Route 24 would have gone if it stayed straight easterly instead of jerking northward. US Route 224 bypasses Fort Wayne to the south, whereas US Route 24 turned northeasterly to access the Fort Wayne area. In Ohio, US Route 224 mainly stays in rural areas, but it does meet the city of Akron. US Route 224 passes through Van Wert, Findlay, and Lodi west of Interstate 71; at Interstate 71, Interstate 76 is birthed, and that new freeway takes over the alignment of US Route 224. Interstate 76 and US Route 224 are duplexed until Akron, where Interstate 76 jumps to the north, leaving US Route 224 on Interstate 277. Soon, however, Interstate 277 ends and US Route 224 is free to move easterly on its own, as a surface road, once again. US Route 224 ends at an intersection with a state route, oddly; this intersection is with Pennsylvania Route 18 in the heart of New Castle, Pennsylvania. This intersection also has the business alignment of US Route 422 turning from eastbound to southbound.
My photo for US Route 224 comes from Ohio State Route 261 at Wadsworth, Ohio. Why photograph Interstate 76 and US Route 224 on two separate occasions, when you can take care of both of them using one photo? This pair of junction markers faces southwest, announcing to traffic moving northeasterly that Interstate 76 and US Route 224 are just ahead. This photo was taken on an early part of the trip to the northeastern United States in October 2015. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.