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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.
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.
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.
Naves Cross Road also heads to US 220 north.
Westbound reassurance shields, with US 40 omitted or missing.
Hillcrest Drive serves the area east of Cumberland.
Alt US 40 is the old US 40 through Cumberland. This is the exit to enter Cumberland from the east.
Like I-68/US 40/US 219, there are overhead reassurance shields for the triplex.
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.
The Downtown exit is next at an elevated part of the freeway.
Before the Downtown exit traffic merges, the MD 51 exit passes.
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.
After the four Exit 43s pass, US 220 is next.
US 220 splits from the I-68/US 40 freeway to follow Greene Street south to Cresaptown.
US 220 south exits onto the McMullen Highway, which leads to West Virginia by first paralleling the Potomac River.
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.
The two exits to I-68 split, again without mention of US 40. Usually directions like East and North are spelled out.
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.
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.
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.
Still on I-68/US 40/US 220, the US 220 shield is now the one omitted.
US 220 north exits at Exit 46 in this direction, rather than at Exit 47 in the opposite direction.
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