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TRUCK
40
Baltimore, MD

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A Brief History

A truck bypass of Baltimore's US 40 was signed in 1960 to take through truck traffic around Baltimore's downtown/Inner Harbor area. The truck route diverges from US 40 at Hilton Street and follows the Hilton Parkway, North Avenue (US 1), Bel Air Road (US 1), and Erdman Avenue (MD 151) to meet US 40 again. Little green signs guide traffic along the route's few turns, but reassurance markers for Truck US 40 are nowhere to be found along the route. Nonetheless, at each US 40 interchange and the I-83 interchange, Truck US 40 is clearly signed.

Eastern End | Western End

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Eastern End · US 40 & MD 151, eastern Baltimore


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

Eastbound on Truck US 40/MD 151, approaching the interchange with US 40 and I-895.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

The exit for US 40 west.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

The second exit at the US 40 interchange is for both US 40 east and the I-895 tollway. Truck US 40 east now ends as the truck route connects back to US 40.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

Offramp signs to I-895 and US 40 east.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

Now heading westbound into Baltimore along US 40. Like at I-83, Truck US 40 is well signed on guide signs. MD 151 is probably meant for the blank spot on the left side of the sign.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

MD 151 is signed on old, faded guide signs at the Truck US 40 exit. This is the eastern end of the Truck US 40/MD 151 duplex.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1994): The eastern end interchange with MD 151, US 40, and I-895.

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Western End · US 40, western Baltimore


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

Westbound on Truck US 40/Hilton Parkway at the interchange with US 40. Hilton Parkway is a short, curvy, four-lane bypass of Hilton Street, which connects North Avenue to Edmondson Avenue (US 40).

 


Timothy Reichard 9/14/02

The exit for US 40 west leads to the intersection of Hilton Street and US 40.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Eastbound on US 40 at the Truck US 40/Hilton Parkway interchange. Truck US 1 is also implied by the overhead sign, but that route only connects to US 1 on the north side, not qualifying for a bona fide truck route.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1994): The western end interchange of Truck US 40 and US 40.

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