Interstate 68 runs east-west across northeastern West Virginia and the long, narrow western shred of Maryland. The western end is at Interstate 79 in Morgantown, West Virginia, where many of the westward vehicles on Interstate 68 continue onto the southwestern leg of Interstate 79 toward Charleston. The eastern end is in Hancock, Maryland, where Interstate 70 steals the thunder of Interstate 68, usurping its status as the eastward freeway alignment across western Maryland. Interstate 70, jumping south from Breezewood, Pennsylvania, turns easterly once it crosses into Maryland, cutting Interstate 68 off at an interchange. US Route 522 also joins Interstate 70 across the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland, and splits away at Hancock at what is roughly the same interchange.
My photo of an Interstate 68 marker comes from an assortment of ramps connecting Interstate 68 to US Route 220 and Maryland Route 144. The ramp in the background is an offramp from Interstate 68 carrying traffic toward the aperture (exit 47). The route markers face a segment of roadway that mainly takes traffic west, in the opposite direction as those who would read these signs, to a westbound onramp. However, a side road extending to the north just west of here needed a connection. The signage shown serves the traffic coming from that side road. This photo was taken along the Virginia trip, in April, 2021. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.