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Interstate 70 East - Washington County

Interstate 70 east & U.S. 522 south
Welcome to Maryland sign posted as Interstate 70 east & U.S. 522 enter the Free State just west of Cove Ridge. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Interstate 70 east & U.S. 522 south split one half mile south of the Pennsylvania state line at Exit 1B. U.S. 522 continues south of Hancock to Berkely Springs, West Virginia and Winchester, Virginia. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Interstate 70 east & U.S. 522 south near the ramp departure of Exit 1A for Interstate 68 & U.S. 40 westbound. The National Freeway provides a seamless limited access highway between Interstate 70 and Interstate 79 at Morgantown, West Virginia. Photo taken 06/24/12.
The westbound beginning of Interstate 68 leaves Interstate 70 east & U.S. 522 south. Photo taken 06/24/12.
U.S. 522 departs Interstate 70 east at a tri-level stack interchange (Exit 1B) as U.S. 40 eastbound joins Interstate 70 east for the next eight miles near Big Pool. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 east
The original alignment of U.S. 40 is signed as Maryland 144 along Main Street through the town of Hancock. Maryland 144 travels east from town to Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 at the Exit 3 interchange near the Potomac River. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Another segment of original U.S. 40 is accessible from Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 at Exit 5. Maryland 615 (Millstone Road) follows old U.S. 40 for a short distance between Exit 5 and Maryland 456 (Hollow Road). Photo taken 08/07/04.

The close proximity of Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 to the Potomac River necessitates left-hand off-ramps along eastbound. Departing the freeway here is Exit 5 to Maryland 615 (Millstone Road). The state highway travels south from Pennsylvania to Millstone Road where it turns east. The highway ends at the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 70 near Orchard Ridge Road. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Mileage sign posted on Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 eastbound for Maryland 56 (Exit 12), Hagerstown, and Frederick. U.S. 40 departs the freeway in four miles at Exit 9. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Nearing the split of U.S. 40 eastbound from Interstate 70 east at Exit 9. The federal highway leaves the freeway via a partial "Y" interchange near Licking Creek Road. Photo taken 08/07/04.
U.S. 40 (National Highway) leaves Interstate 70 eastbound via Exit 9. The National Highway parallels Interstate 70 through the town of Clear Spring before again intersecting Interstate 70 at Hagerstown. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Interstate 70 east
One-mile guide sign for Maryland 56 (Big Pool Road) on Interstate 70 eastbound as the freeway veers away from the Potomac River. Maryland 56 serves the nearby communities of Big Pool and Indian Springs via Exit 12. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Next in line for Interstate 70 eastbound travelers is the Exit 18 diamond interchange with Maryland 68 (Clear Spring Road). Maryland 68 travels east from U.S. 40 (National Pike) within Clear Spring itself to Pinesburg and Williamsport to the southeast. Photo taken 08/07/04.
After entering Maryland and passing by the interchange with Interstate 68/U.S. 40, eastbound Interstate 70 next approaches junction Interstate 81 (Exit 26) near Hagerstown. This sign has "North & South" written on it, which is somewhat common in Maryland, but unusual elsewhere. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Eastbound Interstate 70 at Junction Interstate 81 (Exit 26). For its entire north-south journey, Interstate 81 spends the least amount of time in Maryland, covering barely 11 miles between West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Photo taken 10/12/01.
The full cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 70 and 81 features collector/distributor roadways on both freeways. Interstate 81 sees three interchanges for Hagerstown to the north of Interstate 70 on the short drive to the Pennsylvania state line. The freeway continues northeast from Hagerstown to the Pennsylvania capital city of Harrisburg otherwise. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A bit further east of Interstate 81, eastbound Interstate 70 approaches Maryland 632 in Hagerstown (Exit 28). The adjacent mileage sign provides the distance to Maryland 65, U.S. 40, and Maryland 66. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Interstate 70 eastbound at the Exit 28 off-ramp for Maryland 632 (Downsville Pike) southeast of Hargerstown. Halfway Boulevard ties into Downsville Pike just north of Interstate 70 from the suburb of Halfway. South of the freeway, Maryland 632 continues eight miles to Maryland 63 at Downsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Next in line for Interstate 70 eastbound motorists is the Exit 29A/B six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange with Maryland 65 (Sharpsburg Pike). The state highway follows Potomac Street southward from downtown Hagerstown to Interstate 70. Sharpsburg Pike takes over for Maryland 65 from Exit 29 south. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Exit 29A leaves Interstate 70 eastbound for Maryland 65 (Sharpsburg Pike) southbound to Lappans, Tilghmanton, and Sharpsburg. Use the state highway to reach Antietam National Battlefield. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 40 separated from Interstate 70 at Exit 8 (Indian Springs), but they commingle quite a bit in the vicinity of Hagerstown. Eastbound Interstate 70 meets U.S. 40 in Hagerstown again at Exit 32. U.S. 40 is a multi-lane, divided highway when it crosses Interstate 70 here. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A full cloverleaf interchange provides the movements between U.S. 40 (Dual Highway) and Interstate 70 at Exit 32. U.S. 40 leaves Hagerstown southeast en route to Wagners Crossroads. The federal route crosses paths with Interstate 70 again at the Frederick County line. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Exit 32B loops onto U.S. 40 (Dual Highway) westbound for the return to Hagerstown from Interstate 70 east. Use U.S. 40 west to either Hebb Road or Edgewood Drive west for the suburb of Funkstown. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Mileage sign for Interstate 70 eastbound to Frederick, Baltimore, and Washington (via Interstate 270 east). Interstate 70 crosses into Frederick County in seven miles. Photo taken 07/24/04.
South Mountain rises to claim the landscape of Interstate 70 eastbound as it leaves the great Hagerstown area in eastern Washington County. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Exit 35 lies on the slopes of South Mountain to join Maryland 66 (Maplesville Road) with Interstate 70 at the community of Beaver Creek. The state highway ends 5.2 miles to the south at U.S. 40 Alternate (National Pike) in Boonsboro. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The last Washington County exit of Interstate 70 leaves for Maryland 66 (Maplesville Road). Six miles separate Exit 35 with Smithsburg to the northeast via Maplesville Road. Use Maryland 66 north for Mount Aetna, Chewsville, and Cavetown as well. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Interstate 70 ascends over South Mountain on the seven mile drive between Maryland 66 and Maryland 17. Greenbrier State Park fronts the freeway along the adjacent U.S. 40 (Baltimore National Pike). Photo taken 07/24/04.



Photo Credits:
2001-10-12, 2004-07-24, 2004-08-07, 2012-06-24 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 68 - National Freeway
Interstate 81
U.S. Highway 40
U.S. Highway 522 - Washington County

Page Updated 02-04-2012.

 
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