U.S. 522

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U.S. 522 travels just 19 miles through Morgan County in the panhandle of West Virginia. The highway joins I-68 and I-70 at Hancock, Maryland with Berkeley Springs to the north while leading south to Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia.

U.S. 522 North
The Welcome sign for West Virginia follows the U.S. 522 intersection with SSR 1 (River Road) east. A truck climbing lane accompanies the highway on the initial ascent from the Potomac River. 06/08/12
The first shield for U.S. 522 south in West Virginia lines the road ahead of Warm Spring Ridge. 06/08/12
Sand Mine Road (SSR 38/1) meanders east from U.S. 522 (Hancock Road) to Fairview Drive on Horse Ridge. 06/08/12
Jimstown Road spurs east from U.S. 522 (Hancock Road) to Jimstown on the north side of Berkeley Springs. 06/08/12
U.S. 522 (Hancock Road) approaches the town of Bath (Berkeley Springs) from south of Jimstown Road. A former alignment of the route exists just to the west on Warm Spring Ridge. U.S. 522 followed Wilkes Street to Fairfax Street originally. 06/08/12
U.S. 522 becomes Washington Street at the town limits of Berkeley Springs ahead of George Street. 06/08/12
West Virginia 9 joins Berkeley Springs with Great Cacapon and Paw Paw to the west. The state highway eastbound combines with U.S. 522 along Washington Street for 0.4 miles. 06/08/12
Overall Route 9 is a 74-mile highway. Traveling between MD 51 at Paw Paw and Virginia State Route 9 near Keyes Gap across Blue Ridge, the state route joins the three Panhandle Counties while also serving Martinsburg, the largest city. 06/08/12
U.S. 522 South
SSR 19 spurs east from the Potomac River bridge of U.S. 522 to Potomac Airpark. 06/24/12
A look at the U.S. 522 crossing of the Potomac River at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. A two-lane span carries the route northward from River Road to MD 144 (Main Street) at Hancock. U.S. 522 north joins I-70 west from Hancock north to Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania. 06/24/12
U.S. 522 scenes
CR 1 (River Road) west at U.S. 522 near Potomac Airpark south of Hancock, Maryland. U.S. 522 leaves its overlap with Interstate 70 and crosses the Potomac River between MD 144 (Main Street) and River Road. River Road spurs east from the US route to Sleepy Creek and Cherry Run along the Potomac. 08/07/04

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

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U.S. 522 - Washington County
Route 9

Page Updated 02-04-2013.

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