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Cumberland and Keysers Ridge, MD

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A Brief History

Alternate US 40 follows the old routing of US 40 from the pre-I-68 freeway era. As sections of the National Freeway (I-68) were built, paralleling sections of US 40, old US 48, and US 219 were moved to the freeway. Segments of old US 40 have been designated MD 144, Scenic US 40, and Alternate US 40. This Alternate US 40 follows the old US 40 from Cumberland to Keysers Ridge.

Eastern End | Western End

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Eastern End · I-68/US 40/US 220, Cumberland


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

Westbound on I-68/US 40/US 220 on the Cumberland bypass in the Maryland panhandle. Alternate US 40, following the old, pre-freeway routing of US 40, meets the triplex at Exit 44.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/25/02

The exit where Alternate US 40 begins. Alternate US 40 enters Cumberland, while I-68/US 40/US 220 bypasses it to the south.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): The eastern end interchange of Alternate US 40 with I-68/US 40/US 220.

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Western End · US 40, Keysers Ridge


Timothy Reichard 3/8/03

Westbound on Alternate US 40 at its end. At the intersection ahead, the alternate route meets US 40, which once used the current Alternate US 40 alignment.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/8/03

Straight ahead, Alternate US 40 west becomes US 40 west. To the left, US 40 east leads directly to an interchange with I-68/US 40/US 219.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/8/03

Three weeks after receiving three feet of snow in one snowstorm, this photo was taken along US 40 west, which just split from the I-68/US 40/US 219 freeway triplex.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): The western end intersection of Alternate US 40 and US 40 north of the I-68/US 40/US 219 interchange.

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