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68 40 220

I-68(E-W)/US 40(E-W)/US 220(N-S) Triplex

US Route 220 joins I-68/US 40 for 6.7 miles through Cumberland in Allegany County.


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

I-68/US 40 east in Wolfe Hill. Here US 220 joins the National Freeway through Cumberland. This exit take one to US 220, which meets nearer to the next exit.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

I-68/US 40/US 220 in Cumberland is a 40 mph, windy freeway, one that warrants a truck restriction so that cars can pass.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Naves Cross Road also heads to US 220 north.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Westbound reassurance shields, with US 40 omitted or missing.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Hillcrest Drive serves the area east of Cumberland.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Alt US 40 is the old US 40 through Cumberland. This is the exit to enter Cumberland from the east.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Like I-68/US 40/US 219, there are overhead reassurance shields for the triplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Continuing into Cumberland, the older portion of the freeway is encountered. The wide median is gone and the curves begin, including sharp curves on the ramps. There are three Exit 43s. The first connects to Alt US 40.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

The Downtown exit is next at an elevated part of the freeway.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Before the Downtown exit traffic merges, the MD 51 exit passes.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Cumberland lies on the north shore of the Potomac River, and on the other side is West Virginia. Beall Street leads to West Virginia and to Ridgeley, MD.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

After the four Exit 43s pass, US 220 is next.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

US 220 splits from the I-68/US 40 freeway to follow Greene Street south to Cresaptown.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

US 220 south exits onto the McMullen Highway, which leads to West Virginia by first paralleling the Potomac River.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

US 220 north exits the McMullen Highway to merge onto I-68/US 40. Another US 40 shield is missing on the right overheard sign.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

The two exits to I-68 split, again without mention of US 40. Usually directions like East and North are spelled out.

 


Dan Moraseski 9/02/02

Now on the eastbound approach to the triplex. I-68/US 40 east first meets a truck route to US 220 south, two exits before meeting US 220. MD 658 should be signed here, as Truck US 220 follows MD 658 and MD 53 all the way to its end at US 220.

 


Dan Moraseski 9/02/02

US 220 joins at Exit 42, which is accompanied by a Welcome Historic Cumberland sign. While US 40 was missing on the onramps at this exit, the overhead sign show here is the only instance where all three routes I-68/US 40/US 220 are shown in this direction.

 


Dan Moraseski 9/02/02

US 220 is signed as "TO" in the typical Maryland style of signing multiplexes, i.e., one route appears to end at each end of the multiplex with a TO sign in the middle.

 


Dan Moraseski 9/02/02

Still on I-68/US 40/US 220, the US 220 shield is now the one omitted.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

US 220 north exits at Exit 46 in this direction, rather than at Exit 47 in the opposite direction.

 

Local Names

68 40 EastNational Freeway
220 North US Route 220
68 40 220 TriplexNational Freeway
68 40 WestNational Freeway
220 SouthMcMullen Highway

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Adjacent Multiplexes

68 40
220 144
50 220

 

 


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