U.S. Route 40 in West Virginia

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U.S. Route 40 marker

U.S. Route 40
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 16.0 mi[1] (25.7 km)
Major junctions
West end US 40 at the Ohio state line
  I‑70 in Wheeling
WV 2 in Wheeling
WV 88 in Wheeling
East end US 40 at the Pennsylvania state line
Counties Ohio
Highway system
WV 39 WV 41

In the U.S. state of West Virginia, U.S. Route 40 (US 40) runs for 16 miles (26 km) through the Northern Panhandle region. The highway enters the state on the Military Order of the Purple Heart bridge concurrent with US 250, crossing Wheeling Island, before joining Interstate 70 (I-70) over the Fort Henry Bridge before leaving the interstate. The highway travels north around Wheeling Hill, before traveling through the northeastern suburbs of Wheeling, Triadelphia and Valley Grove before entering Pennsylvania. A majority of the route still follows the old National Road which predates the U.S. Highway System.

Route description[edit]

View east along US 40 in Wheeling


Before the construction of I-70, US 40 continued southeast along Zane Street to Virginia Street, crossing the east channel of the Ohio River on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.

Old U.S. 40 Bridge between Wheeling Inland and the Ohio shore

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Ohio County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Wheeling (Wheeling Island) US 40 west / US 250 west / Historic National Road west – Bridgeport Ohio state line (Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge over Ohio River back channel)
0.35 0.56 I‑70 west – Columbus, OH Western end of I-70 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; US 40 west follows exit 0
Wheeling 0.63 1.01 Fort Henry Bridge over Ohio River
0.79 1.27 I‑70 east / US 250 south / WV 2 south / 10th Street (Wheeling Suspension Bridge) – Washington, PA Eastern end of I-70 / US 250 concurrency, western end of WV 2 concurrency; US 40 east follows exit 1A
WV 2 north (Main Street) – Weirton, Airport Eastern end of WV 2 concurrency
I‑70 – Washington, PA, Columbus, OH I-70 exit 2A
WV 88 north (Bethany Pike) – Oglebay Park Western end of WV 88 concurrency
I‑70 west – Columbus I-70 exit 4
WV 88 south (Bethlehem Boulevard) – Bethlehem Eastern end of WV 88 concurrency
I‑70 to I‑470 west – Columbus, Washington, PA I-70 exit 5
Triadelphia CR 39 (Middle Creek Road)
Roneys Point CR 27 (Point Run Road) / CR 41 (Dallas Pike)
Valley Grove CR 35 (McGraws Run Road)
CR 45 (Atkinson Crossing Road)
Historic National Road east / CR 40/10 (Old US 40) east end of National Road overlap
US 40 east Pennsylvania state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Google (February 11, 2011). "US Route 40 in West Virginia" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata

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