Interstate 81 South

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Interstate 81 south
Interstate 81 conveges with Pennsylvania 163 (Mason Dixon Road) at the Maryland state line adjacent to Washington County Regional Airport. The freeway fronts the airport between Mason Dixon Road and Showater Road (Exit 10). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Exit 10 with Showater Road is a full cloverleaf interchange. Exit 10B carries motorists onto Showater Road west to Main Street in Maugansville. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Exit 10B leaves I-81 south for Showalter Road west. Exit 10A follows for Showalter Road east to the airport and U.S. 11. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Southbound Interstate 81 at Exit 10A, Showalter Road east to the Hagerstown Airport and U.S. 11. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The next exit along southbound Interstate 81 is Exit 9, Maugans Avenue, one half mile. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Southbound Interstate 81 at Exit 9, Maugans Avenue to U.S. 11. Photo taken 06/01/04.
This mileage sign provides the distance to Exit 8, Maugansville Road; Exits 7B-A, Maryland 58 (Cearfoss Pike); and Exits 6B-A, U.S. 40 (National Pike). Photo taken 06/01/04.
I-70 west from Exit 4 leads motorists to Interstate 68 for Cumberland and Garrett County, Maryland. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Exit 8 leaves Interstate 81 south for Maugansville Road. Photo taken 06/01/04.
A cloverleaf interchange joins Interstate 81 with Maryland 58. The state route follows Cearfoss Pike north from Exit 7B. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Maryland 58 follows Salem Avenue south from Interstate 81 and Exit 7A. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The next exit along southbound is the cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 50 (Exits 6B-A), one half mile. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Exit 6B departs Interstate 81 south for U.S. 40 west to Huyett. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Interstate 81 south reaches Exit 6A for U.S. 40 east to Hagerstown via West Franklin Street. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The next exit along southbound Interstate 81, Exits 5B-A, Halfway Boulevard, one mile. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The first guide sign for Interstate 70 stands 1.50 miles ahead of their exchange at Exit 4. Photo taken 06/01/04.
To reach Interstate 68, use Interstate 70 west via Exit 4. Interstate 68 serves the panhandle of Maryland, including Cumberland. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Back to the next exit, south Interstate 81 next approaches Exit 5B, Halfway Boulevard west. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Southbound Interstate 81 at Exit 5B, Halfway Boulevard west. The next exit is Exit 5A, Halfway Boulevard east into Hagerstown. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Southbound Interstate 81 at Exit 5A, Halfway Boulevard east. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The on-ramp from Halfway Boulevard forms an auxiliary lane to the collector distributor roadway for Interstate 70. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The c/d roadway for I-70 parts ways with I-81 south, with two lanes continuing south toward Martinsburg, West Virginia. The control city is distant Roanoke, Virginia, but the freeway will pass through several population centers before reaching Roanoke, including Winchester, Harrisonburg and Staunton, Virginia. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Interstate 70 travels west to Hancock and north to Breezewood, where it combines with I-76 along the Pennsylvania Turnpike toward Pittsburgh. East from Hagerstown, I-70 angles southward to Frederick, where it partitions with I-270 south to Washington while turning east to Baltimore. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Exit 4A loops away from the c/d roadway to I-70 east. Interstate 70 skims the south side of Hagerstown from Halfway to Funkstown. The freeway ends in 68 miles at the Baltimore city line. Photo taken 12/30/08.
U.S. 11 (Virginia Avenue) exits Hagerstown via Halfway to meet Interstate 81 outside Williamsport at Exit 2. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 2 leaves Interstate 81 south for U.S. 11 (Potomac Street) south to Williamsport and Virginia Street north to Halfway. U.S. 11 continues west from Williamsport to Marlowe, West Virginia. Photo taken 12/30/08.
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South of the U.S. 11 interchange (Exit 2), this table-sized Interstate 81 Maryland shield was posted along southbound. A neutered replacement was installed east of Willamsport by 2008. Photo taken 06/01/04. Second photo taken 12/30/08.
Maryland 63 & 68 (Conocoheague Street north / Lappans Road south) cross paths with Interstate 81 at the Exit 1 diamond interchange outside of Williamsport. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Maryland 63 and Maryland 68 head northwest together to meet U.S. 11 in Williamsport; they split north of there, with Maryland 63 heading north through Huyett and Cearfoss into Pennsylvania and Maryland 68 angling northwest to end at U.S. 40 in Clear Spring. Southeast of here, Maryland 63 ends at Maryland 65 in Tilghmanton, while Maryland 68 heads east to meet U.S. 40 near Boonsboro. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 5 departs Interstate 81 south for Conocoteague Street north into Downtown Williamsport and Lappans Road east to St. James and Lappans (Maryland 65). Maryland 63 splits nearby for Spielman Road south to Downsville and Fairplay. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 81 spans the Potomac River over a pair of bridges built in 1965 and reconstructed in 1974. Photo taken 12/30/08.


Photo Credits:

06/01/04, 07/24/04, 12/30/08 by AARoads

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Page Updated 08-26-2010.