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I-68(E-W)/US 40(E-W)/US 219(N-S) Triplex
US Route 219 joins I-68/US 40 for 8.4 miles from west of Piney Grove to Keysers Ridge in Garrett County.
US 219 meets I-68/US 40 at Exit 22, a diamond interchange.
Another view of the eastern split interchange along US 219 south. Here US 219 exits onto I-68/US 40 west, and the triplex begins.
Westbound reassurance shields. US 219 is better signed in this triplex than US 220 is in its run with I-68/US 40. I-68/US 40/US 219 passes one interchange (for MD 495, Grantsville) before reaching the western split.
In the middle of the I-68/US 40/US 219 triplex, one state route interchanges. MD 495 leads north to Grantsville and Alternate US 40 (the pre-freeway US 40/US 219 duplex).
Eight miles to the west, both US 40 and US 219 leave the freeway. Triplexes usually have one route split off, leaving a duplex, which later splits. I-68/US 40/US 219 is one of the rare triplexes were two routes split at the same interchange.
US 40 exits first at the cloverleaf interchange western split. US 40 goes back to the old alignment that I-68 bypasses and then heads northwest into Pennsylvania.
US 219 splits to the south toward Oakland and West Virginia.
At the western split, US 40 east enters the interchange from the north and US 219 south comes out on the south side.
After the I-68 west exit is the I-68/US 40/US 219 east exit.
In the other direction, US 219 north exits first.
After US 219 north exits, US 40 west takes over this road, locally known as Keysers Ridge - Oakland Road.
Now we take another look at the triplex heading east on I-68.
US 219 joins from the south.
Then US 40 west exits. US 40 east enters next, following the freeway all the way to its end at I-70 and then join I-70 twice beyond that.
Eastbound reassurance shields.
US 219 then splits to the north into Pennsylvania after passing interchanges.
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