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Author Topic: I-68 - MD 36: Westernport/Luke exit  (Read 1776 times)

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I-68 - MD 36: Westernport/Luke exit
« on: November 08, 2011, 05:20:02 PM »

Passing the sign frequently, I wonder:

What's in the Westernport/Luke, MD area that would require the sign on eastbound I-68 in Maryland that reads, "Exit 34, Westernport Luke, 32 miles"
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Re: I-68 - MD 36: Westernport/Luke exit
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 07:10:20 PM »

You left out the most important part - the big yellow TRUCKERS at the top. (Unless the sign's been damaged so that's no longer there.) http://maps.google.com/maps?q=luke,+md&hl=en&ll=39.657216,-79.450507&spn=0.029405,0.082397&hnear=Luke,+Allegany,+Maryland&gl=us&t=m&z=15&vpsrc=6&layer=c&cbll=39.657192,-79.450403&panoid=uIOZKNkH8-4z-F-hzIvLDg&cbp=12,144.61,,0,-9.33
They're telling truckers to use that exit rather than e.g. MD 42-US 219-MD 135, presumably because the grades are better.
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Re: I-68 - MD 36: Westernport/Luke exit
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 07:51:32 PM »

Passing the sign frequently, I wonder:

What's in the Westernport/Luke, MD area that would require the sign on eastbound I-68 in Maryland that reads, "Exit 34, Westernport Luke, 32 miles"

There's a NewPage Corporation (formerly Westvaco) paper mill in Luke, Maryland.
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Re: I-68 - MD 36: Westernport/Luke exit
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 09:43:35 PM »

And that's it, questions answered.  :clap: I wondered what industry was there that needed to inform trucks that far in advance.
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