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Designated in 1989 to replace U.S. 48, Interstate 68 stretches 32 miles from I-79 outside Morgantown to Garrett County, Maryland. Construction of the freeway commenced in 1965 as part of Appalachian Regional Commission Development Corridor E, with I-68 completed in West Virginia on November 15, 1975.1

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County Route 69/19 northbound at the diamond interchange with Interstate 68 (Exit 10) near Cheat Lake. This photo was taken before construction of WV 43 broke ground. The Mon-Fayette Expressway begins here now as a freeway leading north to Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 08/07/04
CR 69 was the connector between I-68 (Exit 10) and CR 857 (Fairchance Road). This movement was replaced by WV 43 when it opened in November 2011.
CR 857 is a continuation of the PA 857 numbering from Fayette County south to the Ices Ferry Bridge at Cheat Lake. 08/07/04
CR 857 provided the original connection between Interstate 68 and PA 43 (Mon-Fayette Expressway) via PA 857 and Gans Road. 08/07/04
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A historical look at CR 857 (Fairchance Road) southbound at CR 69 near Cheat Lake. CR 69 joined Fairchance Road with Interstate 68 (Exit 10) until the it was replaced by the Mon-Fayette Expressway (WV 43). 08/07/04
CR 73-12 spurs south from Old Route 73 (CR 73/73) to meet Interstate 68 at a diamond interchange within Coopers Rock State Forest. 06/24/12
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Multiple shields and a guide sign direct motorists onto Interstate 68 west for Cheat Lake and Morgantown from CR 73/12 south. 06/24/12
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Interstate 68 shields posted at the eastbound entrance ramp from CR 73/12. There is no outlet south of the freeway outside Coopers Rock State Forest. 10/12/01
Morgantown Street (CR 73/12) eastbound at WV 26 in the town of Bruceton Mills. WV 26 meets Interstate 68 one quarter mile to the south at a diamond interchange (Exit 23). 10/12/01

Sources:
  1. Interstate 68 @ Wikipedia.org.


Photo Credits:

10/12/01, 08/07/04, 06/24/12 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 79
Route 43 - Mon-Fayette Expressway

Page Updated 02-05-2012.

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