U.S. Route 220 in West Virginia

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 220 in West Virginia. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 220.

U.S. Route 220 marker

U.S. Route 220
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 93 mi (150 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 220 near Blue Grass
 
North end: US 220 in Keyser
Location
Counties: Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Mineral
Highway system
US 219 WV 230

U.S. Route 220 (US 220) is a U.S. Highway that travels from Rockingham, North Carolina, to Waverly, New York. In the state of West Virginia, it travels for 93 miles (150 km) from the Virginia state line two miles (3.2 km) south of Harper to the Maryland state line at Keyser.

Route description[edit]

View south along US 220 in Petersburg, West Virginia

The highway enters West Virginia two miles (3.2 km) south of Harper in Pendleton County. From the state line, US 220 parallels the South Branch Potomac River as it progresses northward. 13 miles (21 km) north of Harper, US 220 travels through Franklin, where it intersects US 33. The highway enters Grant County approximately 17 miles (27 km) north of Franklin.

Within Grant County, US 220 intersects the concurrent routes of West Virginia Route 28 (WV 28) and WV 55 in Petersburg. The two state highways join US 220 eastward into Hardy County. WV 28 and WV 55 remain concurrent to Moorefield, where WV 55 splits from US 220/WV 28. North of Moorefield, US 220/WV 28 intersects the future right-of-way of US 48. US 220 and WV 28 remain concurrent into Hampshire County, where they meet US 50 in Junction. WV 28 departs US 220, following US 50 to the east, while US 220 joins US 50 westward into Mineral County. This stretch of US 220 is known as the Northwestern Turnpike.

At the top of Knobly Mountain northwest of Ridgeville, US 220 splits from US 50 and resumes a northerly alignment as it descends into the New Creek Valley. It is known as Cut Off Road south of WV 972 and New Creek Drive from there to Keyser, the county seat of Mineral County, where it becomes known as Mineral Street. In the center of the city, located seven miles (11 km) north of US 50, US 220 intersects WV 46. At the northern edge of Keyser, US 220 crosses the North Branch Potomac River via Memorial Bridge, leaving West Virginia and entering Maryland.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Pendleton Harper 0.00 0.00 US 220 south – Monterey Continuation into Virginia
Franklin US 33 east (Maple Avenue) – Harrisonburg Southern end of US 33 concurrency; access to James Madison University
US 33 west (Mountaineer Drive) – Seneca Rocks Northern end of US 33 concurrency; access to Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia
Grant Petersburg WV 28 south / WV 55 west (North Main Street) to WV 42 north – Petersburg, Seneca Rocks, Scherr Southern end of WV 28 and WV 55 concurrencies
Hardy US 220 South Branch Potomac River Bridge #1
Moorefield WV 55 east to US 48 – Baker Northern end of WV 55 concurrency
US 220 South Branch Potomac River Bridge #2
Hampshire Junction US 50 east / WV 28 north – Romney, Fort Ashby Northern end of WV 28 concurrency; southern end of US 50 concurrency
Mineral New Creek US 50 west – Grafton Northern end of US 50 concurrency
WV 972 south – New Creek, Grafton Northern terminus of WV 972
Keyser WV 46 – Piedmont, Fort Ashby Interchange Southbound
93 150 US 220 north – McCoole, Cumberland Continuation into Maryland at the Potomac River
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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