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Encyclopedia > U.S. Route 40
U.S. Route 40
National Road; Victory Highway
Length: 2282.86 mi[1] (3673.91 km)
Formed: 1926[2]
West end: I-80 near Park City, UT
Major
junctions:
I-25 in Denver, CO
I-35 in Kansas City, MO
I-64/55/70 in St. Louis, MO
I-65 in Indianapolis, IN
I-75 near Dayton, OH
I-71 in Columbus, OH
I-70 near Ellicott City, MD
I-95 in Baltimore, MD
East end: Atlantic Ave in Atlantic City, NJ
United States Numbered Highways
U.S. Routes - Bannered - Divided - Replaced

U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. As with most routes whose numbers end in a zero, US 40 once traverssed the entire United States. It is one of the original 1920s U.S. Highways, and its first designated termini were San Francisco, California, and Atlantic City, New Jersey. The western end has been truncated several times, and the route currently ends at I-80 just outside of Park City, Utah. Image File history File links US_40. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2205x1286, 96 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): U.S. Route 40 ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-80. ... 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Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ...


Starting at its western terminus in Utah, US 40 crosses a total of 12 states, including Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey. One former and four current state capitals lie along the route.[3] For much of its route, it runs parallel to or concurrently with 3 major Interstate Highways: I-70 from Empire, Colorado to Washington, Pennsylvania and again from Hancock to Baltimore, Maryland; I-68 along the Maryland Panhandle; and I-95 from Baltimore to New Castle, Delaware. Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Empire is a town located in Clear Creek County, Colorado. ... Washington is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Hancock is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ...


The route was built on top of several older highways, most notably the National Road and Victory Highway. The National Road was created in 1806 by an act of Congress to serve as the first federally funded highway construction project. When completed it connected Baltimore, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois. The Victory Highway was designated as a memorial to World War I veterans and went from Kansas City, Missouri to San Francisco, California. Other important roads that have become part of US 40 include Zane's Trace in Ohio, Braddock Road in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and part of the Oregon Trail in Kansas. Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Zanes Trace is the name for a frontier road constructed under the direction of Col. ... In 1755, General Edward Braddock of the Coldstream Guards was sent to rout the French from Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh). ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ...

Contents

Route description

Lengths
mi[1] km
UT 174.54 280.89
CO 496.44 798.94
KS 423.67 681.83
MO 255.05 410.46
IL 163.05 262.40
IN 143.95 231.67
OH 228.37 367.53
WV 15.87 25.54
PA 82.46 132.71
MD 220.88 355.47
DE 14.76 23.75
NJ 63.82 102.71
Major cities[4]


A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... In the U.S. state of Illinois, U.S. Route 40 runs from the Poplar Street Bridge in East St. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Route 40 serves as a major east-west highway in northern New Castle County, Delaware, just south of Wilmington. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Steamboat Springs is a mix of older architecture and newer resort developments, especially near the ski resort on the eastern edge of town. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Kansas County Shawnee Founded December 5, 1854 Incorporated February 14, 1857 Government  - Mayor Bill Bunten (R)  - City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. ... Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles (66 km) west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas (Kaw) and Wakarusa Rivers. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Nickname: Motto: Birthplace of Aviation Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805 Government  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area  - City  56. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Washington is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) south by east of Pittsburgh. ... Portal:Cumberland, Maryland Top * Places * Culture * Media * Companies * Education * History * People * Religion * Sports * Trans* Tourism For other places with the same name, see Cumberland (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Washington Incorporated 1813 Government  - Mayor Robert Bob E. Bruchey II Area  - City 27. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: , Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Government  - Mayor William J. Holtzinger (R)  - Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area  - City  20. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ...


Utah

US 40 passes through Utah's Heber Valley

The western terminus of US 40 is in Utah at Interstate 80, several miles north of Park City, at Silver Creek Junction. The road is a limited access highway from the I-80 junction to its intersection with Utah State Route 32 south of Park City, about 13 miles. From there, the road takes a generally southerly course to Heber City before turning southeast and passing by the northern shores of Strawberry Resevoir. US 40 goes through the towns of Duchesne, Ballard and Vernal before entering Colorado.[5][4] Image File history File links Hebervalley. ... Image File history File links Hebervalley. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... A limited-access highway is a highway where access is limited. ... State Route 32 (abbreviated as U-32) is a state highway in Wasatch and Summit Counties in the U.S. state of Utah. ... Heber Valley with Deer Creek Reservoir Heber is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. ... Duchesne is a city in Duchesne County, Utah, United States. ... Ballard is a town located in Uintah County, Utah. ... A large, pink dinosaur greets visitors at the east end of Vernal. ...

Colorado

Entering Colorado to the south of Dinosaur National Monument, US 40 runs east through the small town of Dinosaur, Colorado along Brontosaurus Boulevard. The route continues a generally easterly course though Moffat and Routt counties, passing through several small communities along the way. It generally follows the course of the Yampa River. US 40 becomes Lincoln Avenue as it runs through historic downtown Steamboat Springs, changing to a more southeasterly course.[4] Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Dinosaur National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. ... Dinosaur is a town located in Moffat County, Colorado. ... Moffat County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Routt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Yampa River, a tributary of the Green River, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Yampa River is a tributary of the Green River, approximately 250 mi (402 km) long, in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Steamboat Springs is a mix of older architecture and newer resort developments, especially near the ski resort on the eastern edge of town. ...

Colfax Avenue carries US 40 through Denver

US 40 crosses the Continental Divide three times on its trip through Colorado, mostly in the vicinity of Winter Park. Taking a circuitous route through Berthoud Pass and Muddy Pass, it descends the escarpment along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. Just to the east of Empire, Colorado, it merges with Interstate 70 for the first time. US 40 and I-70 will frequently share pavement across the U.S. The route leaves I-70 at exit 244, to the west of Idaho Springs and rejoins it again at between exits 252 and 254 in El Rancho. It parallels I-70, mostly as a frontage road, until the intersection with Colorado State Highway 26 to the south of Golden[4][6][7] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1398 KB) Summary This is a picture taken at the intersection of Broadway and Colfax ave. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1398 KB) Summary This is a picture taken at the intersection of Broadway and Colfax ave. ... A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of... Part of downtown Winter Park with the Continental Divide in the background Winter Park is a town in Grand County, Colorado, United States. ... View from the summit of Berthoud Pass Berthoud Pass (pronounced: / BIRTH-ud), elevation 11,307 ft (3446 m. ... Muddy Pass (elevation 8710 ft) is mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado in the United States. ... The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... Empire is a town located in Clear Creek County, Colorado. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Idaho Springs is a city located in Clear Creek County, Colorado. ... A frontage road for U.S. Highway 71 (a freeway) near Carthage, Missouri. ... Downtown Golden, Colorado Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. ...


Beginning in Golden, US 40 becomes Colfax Avenue, the main east-west thoroughfare through the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area. Along with US 40, the entire route along Colfax Avenue is cosigned as Business Loop 70. The route travels northeast through Golden, then turns due east to travel through Lakewood, Denver, and Aurora. Among the sights to be seen along US 40 is Lake Steam Bath, once the location of a thriving health industry centered on tuberculosis sanatoriums. Also along Colfax Avenue in Denver is the Denver branch of the United States Mint, which produces 50 million coins per day. US 40 rejoins I-70 at exit 288, just to the east of Aurora.[4][7][8] Colfax Avenue at Broadway in the heart of Denver. ... The metropolitan area centered on the city of Denver, Colorado is known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Denver metropolitan area (population 2,179,240 in 2000). ... Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: The Gateway to the Rockies Location of Aurora in Colorado County Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas  - Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area    - City 369. ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for Tubercle Bacillus) is a common and deadly infectious disease that is caused by mycobacteria, primarily Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Sanatório Heliantia A sanatorium refers to a medical facility for long-term illness, typically cholera or tuberculosis. ... Seal of the U.S. Mint The United States Mint primarily produces circulating coinage for the United States to conduct its trade and commerce. ...


At exit 359 in Limon, US 40 leaves I-70 along Main Street, which it shares with Business Loop 70, US 24, US 287, and SH 71. US 40/US 287 continues to the southeast to the town of Kit Carson. From there, it leaves US 287 and continues east through the towns of Cheyenne Wells and Arapahoe before entering the state of Kansas.[4][7] Limon is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... View south along U.S. Highway 287 in Larimer County, Colorado U.S. Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ... Kit Carson is a town located in Cheyenne County, Colorado. ... Cheyenne Wells is a town located in Cheyenne County, Colorado. ... Arapahoe is an unincorporated town and U.S. Post Office in Cheyenne County, Colorado, United States. ...


Kansas

US 40 crossing the Great Plains in Kansas
US 40 crossing the Great Plains in Kansas

US 40 enters Kansas near the unincorporated community of Weskan. The first sizable town it enters is Sharon Springs, where it intersects K-27. From there it goes northeast to Oakley and follows Eagle Eye Road before a merge with I-70 east of town. The two routes remain merged until Topeka, though the prior alignment of US 40, named Old Highway 40, parallels I-70 for most of the way.[4][9] Image File history File linksMetadata US40WallaceKS.jpg‎ U.S. Route 40 near Wallace. ... Image File history File linksMetadata US40WallaceKS.jpg‎ U.S. Route 40 near Wallace. ... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sharon Springs is a city located in Wallace County, Kansas. ... Oakley is a city in Logan County, Kansas, United States. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Kansas County Shawnee Founded December 5, 1854 Incorporated February 14, 1857 Government  - Mayor Bill Bunten (R)  - City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. ...


In Topeka, US 40 leaves I-70 at exit 364B, following Deer Creek Parkway north, and from there following 6th Avenue due east out of town. Through Topeka, US 40 closely follows the route of the Oregon Trail.[10] Between Topeka and Lawrence, US 40 criss-crosses I-70 several times, before entering Lawrence from the west along East 6th Street. In Lawrence, the route joins US 59 and turns north and crosses the Kansas River, and from there follows North 2nd Street and North 3rd Street. After crossing I-70 north of town, US 40 leaves US 59 and merges with US 24.[4][9] The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles (66 km) west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas (Kaw) and Wakarusa Rivers. ... U.S. Route 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... The Kansas River near De Soto Kaw River (map) looking southward from middle of Turner Diagonal bridge. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ...


US 40 remains merged with US 24 as the two routes travel northeast to the town of Tonganoxie. From there, the merged routes turn due east and towards Kansas City. In Kansas City, US 73 joins for a three-way concurrency between K-7 and Interstate 435. US 40 follows US 24 along State Avenue before leaving to the southeast along Turner Diagonal. From there, US 40 merges with I-70 and crosses the Kansas River again before entering Kansas City, Missouri.[4][9] Tonganoxie is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. ... Kansas City is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County; it is part of the Unified Government [1] which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. ... U.S. Highway 73 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 112 miles (180 km) from southeast Nebraska to northeast Kansas. ... Interstate 435 (abbreviated I-435) is an Interstate Highway beltway that encircles much of the Kansas City metropolitan area in the states of Kansas and Missouri, USA. I-435, a spur route of Interstate 35, is 80. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Missouri

The Daniel Boone Bridge carries US 40 across the Missouri River

US 40 enters Missouri in Kansas City along a concurrency with I-70. It leaves I-70 at exit 6 and follows Van Brunt Boulevard for a short distance before turning east and crossing I-70 again at exit 7A. US 40 parallels I-70 to the north through Kansas City until exit 11, where it crosses and parallels it to the south through the suburbs of Lee's Summit, Independence, Blue Springs and Grain Valley before rejoining I-70 at exit 24. An older alignment caries the designation "Old US 40".[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 417 pixelsFull resolution (1152 × 600 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Daniel Boone Bridge - Photo by poster in April 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 417 pixelsFull resolution (1152 × 600 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Daniel Boone Bridge - Photo by poster in April 2007. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Lees Summit is a city in Jackson County and Cass County, Missouri. ... Blue Springs is a city in Jackson County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. ... Grain Valley is a city located in Jackson County, Missouri. ...


US 40 stays with I-70 until Boonville, where US 40 leaves at exit 101, along with Business Loop 70. Both designations follow Ashley Road, before US 40 leaves and heads north along Main Street. After crossing the Missouri River in Boonville, US 40 turns east before rejoining I-70 at exit 121, at the outskirts of Columbia. The two routes remain concurrent until exit 210B in Wentzville.[4] Boonville is a city located in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,202. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Wentzville is a city located in St. ...


From Wentzville, US 40 joins US 61 and heads southeast. The two US routes add I-64 before crossing the Missouri River over the Daniel Boone Bridge in St. Charles. US 40 leaves the state in St. Louis on the Poplar Street Bridge across the Mississippi River along with I-70, I-55 and I-64.[4] The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 64 Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... The Daniel Boone Bridge crosses the Missouri River. ... St. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Poplar Street Bridge, offically the Bernard F. Dickman Bridge, is a 647 foot (197m) long deck girder bridge across the Mississippi River between St. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ...


Illinois

Main article: U.S. Route 40 in Illinois
The Old State House in Vandalia marks the western terminus of the National Road, a precursor to US 40.
The Old State House in Vandalia marks the western terminus of the National Road, a precursor to US 40.

In the state of Illinois, US 40 follows I-70 east from the Poplar Street Bridge and parallels it through most of the state. It is either directly concurrent with, or closely parallels, I-70 through the entire state. Between Pocahontas and Mulberry Grove US 40 passes through several small towns. In Vandalia, Illinois, the former state capitol, it follows Veterans Avenue and Kennedy Boulvard (with US 51) through town. The Old State House in Vandalia marks the western terminus of the National Road, one of the earliest roads upon which US 40 was designated. From Vandalia, the road continues to the northeast passing through several city streets in Effingham. Beyond Effingham, US 40 passes through many small incorporated towns before leaving the state near Marshall[4][11] In the U.S. state of Illinois, U.S. Route 40 runs from the Poplar Street Bridge in East St. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1659x2473, 1279 KB) w:Vandalia State House State Historic Site, Vandalia, Illinois. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1659x2473, 1279 KB) w:Vandalia State House State Historic Site, Vandalia, Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Pocahontas is a village located in Bond County, Illinois. ... Mulberry Grove is a village located in Bond County, Illinois. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... U.S. Route 51 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to the western suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ... Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... The current version of this article or section is written in an informal style and with a personally invested tone. ... Marshall is a city located in Clark County, Illinois. ...


Indiana

US 40 enters Indiana from the west at unincorporated Liggett along with I-70. US 40 leaves the interstate at exit 1 and parallels an old alignment named "Old US Hwy 40" . It enters West Terre Haute along National Avenue, and continues northeast into Terre Haute. US 40 becomes Wabash Avenue, the main east-west thoroughfare across the city. The road leaves the city to the northeast.[4][12] Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... West Terre Haute is a town located in Vigo County, Indiana, on the western side of the Wabash River near Terre Haute, Indiana. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Once leaving Terre Haute, US 40 passes through the small towns of Seelyville, Brazil, Knightsville and Harmony. Between Seelyville and Brazil, the road bypasses several small unincorporated communities which are served by State Road 340, a former alignment of US 40. The road continues to the northeast beyond Harmony, passing many unincorpoated places along the way to Plainfield, a suburb of Indianapolis.[4][12] Seelyville is a town located in Vigo County, Indiana. ... Knightsville is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Harmony is a town located in Clay County, Indiana. ... Plainfield is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ...

The Indiana Statehouse lies along US 40 in Indianapolis

In Plainfield, US 40 is Main Street. Once leaving Plainfield, US 40 becomes Washington Street, where is passes by the northern edge of Indianapolis International Airport. It crosses Interstate 465, a beltway around Indianapolis just beyond the airport, and enters Indiapolis proper near Eagle Creek, a tributary of the White River. In downtown Indianapolis, US 40 splits into a pair of one-way streets: Washington Street carries westbound traffic and Maryland Street carries eastbound traffic. In Indianapolis, US 40 passes several key landmarks, including White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo, the Eiteljorg Museum, Victory Field, the RCA Dome, and the Indiana Statehouse. Just east of downtown, US 40 crosses the I-70/I-65 concurrency before leaving the city to the east, once again as Washington Street. Along the eastern edge of Indianapolis, the road once again crosses I-465.[4][12] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 223 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo Taken by Author (2005) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 640 pixel, file size: 223 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo Taken by Author (2005) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND) is an airport located in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Interstate 465 (or I-465) is the beltway circling Indianapolis, Indiana. ... A beltway (American English), ring road or orbital motorway (British English) is a circumferential highway found around many cities. ... The forks of the White River are highlighted in blue. ... White River State Park covers 250 acres (1 km²) in Indianapolis, Indiana, just west of the downtown area at 801 W. Washington Street. ... The Indianapolis Zoo first opened to the public in 1964. ... Eiteljorg Museum entrance The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, houses an extensive collection of Native American artifacts as well as Western American paintings and sculptures collected by buinessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg (1903-1997). ... Victory Field is the name of the current minor league baseballpark that is the home of the Indianapolis Indians of the International League. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... The Indiana State House in Indianapolis Indiana State House and Market Street taken from Monument Circle The Indiana Statehouse is the state capitol building of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ...


East of Indianapolis, US 40 enters Cumberland where it takes the name National Road. Paralleling I-70 at a distance of about 3.5 miles, US 40 continues eastward across Indiana, passing through such communities as Greenfield, Knightstown, Lewisville, Dublin, Mount Auburn, and Cambridge City, where it is known by various local names including Washington Street, Main Street, or National Road.[4][12] Cumberland is a town located in Hancock County, Indiana. ... Greenfield is a city in Hancock County, Indiana, United States. ... Knightstown is a town in Henry County, Indiana, along the Big Blue River. ... Lewisville is a town located in Henry County, Indiana. ... Dublin is a town located in Wayne County, Indiana. ... Mount Auburn is a town located in Wayne County, Indiana. ... Cambridge City is a town located in Wayne County, Indiana. ...


US 40's last stop in Indiana is the city of Richmond. In Richmond, it passes a statue known as "Madonna of the Trail", one of a series of twelve statues across the U.S. to memorialize women pioneers who made the trek to settle the western U.S.[13] In 1968, a section of US 40 (Main Street) in Richmond was destroyed by a massive gas explosion. This caused a section of Main Street to be closed to automobile traffic, and US 40 was rerouted along North A Street (westbound) and South A Street (eastbound).[14] At the Indiana/Ohio border, US 40 crosses I-70 at exit 156B before entering Ohio.[4] Richmond (IPA: ) is a city in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. ... This painting (circa 1872) by John Gast called American Progress is an allegorical representation of Manifest Destiny. ...

The Forty Motel in Columbus, Ohio
The Forty Motel in Columbus, Ohio

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Ohio

US 40 enters Ohio just to the south of New Paris. Through most of Ohio, US 40 is known as National Road. The road parallels I-70 eastward towards Dayton. In Vandalia, the road passes to the south of Dayton International Airport and crosses I-75 and the Great Miami River. The road never actually enters Dayton, instead skirting the northern suburbs on the way towards Springfield.[4][15] Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... New Paris is a village located in Preble County, Ohio. ... Nickname: Motto: Birthplace of Aviation Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805 Government  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area  - City  56. ... Vandalia is a city located in Montgomery County, Ohio. ... James M. Cox Dayton International Airport (IATA: DAY, ICAO: KDAY), also referred to as simply Dayton International Airport, is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) north of the city of Dayton in Montgomery County, Ohio, USA. It was founded in 1936 when the city purchased the original private... Interstate 75 (abbreviated I-75) is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... The Great Miami River (also called the Miami River) is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 160 mi (257 km) long, in southwestern Ohio in the United States. ... Springfield is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. ...


In Springfield, US 40 is split between two one-way streets. North Street carries US 40 West and Columbia Street carries US 40 East. The route then shifts on to East Main Street before leaving town to the east, once again as National Road. I-70 crosses again at unincorporated Harmony. In West Jefferson, US 40 is designated along Main Street.[4][15] West Jefferson is a village located in Madison County, Ohio. ...

The landmark Palace Theatre on US 40 in Columbus
The landmark Palace Theatre on US 40 in Columbus

In the Columbus metropolitan area, US 40 enters from the west as Broad Street. Among the sites along US 40 in Columbus are the Ohio Statehouse, the Columbus Museum of Art, and LeVeque Tower, the oldest skyscraper in Columbus. In Bexley, the route follows Main Street, using Drexel Avenue to get between Broad and Main. US 40 continues as Main Street through Reynoldsburg before leaving the Columbus area as National Road yet again.[4][15] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1057 KB) Summary Palace Theatre at the base of LeVeque Tower in Columbus, Ohio. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1057 KB) Summary Palace Theatre at the base of LeVeque Tower in Columbus, Ohio. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City  212. ... South facade of the Ohio Statehouse The Ohio Statehouse, located in Columbus, Ohio, is the seat of government for the state of Ohio. ... The Columbus Museum of Art is an art museum in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on East Broad Street. ... LeVeque Tower with the Ohio Courts Building in front. ... Bexley is a city in Franklin County, Ohio, United States. ... Reynoldsburg is a city in Fairfield, Franklin, and Licking counties in Ohio. ...


East of the Columbus metro area, US 40 parallels I-70 at a distance of about 1 mile, passing through several small towns such as Kirkersville and Hebron. In Zanesville, the road becomes Main Street, and at the center of town US 40 begins a concurrency with US 22 that carries it to Cambridge. The two routes enter Cambridge from the southwest along John Glen Highway, and split in town; US 40 follows Wheeling Avenue. In Old Washington, US 40 joins I-70 at Exit 186. It leaves I-70 at exit 201 near Morristown. The two roads cross paths several times before they both leave Ohio on a pair of bridges across the Ohio River at Bridgeport.[4][15] Kirkersville is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Hebron is a village located in Licking County, Ohio. ... Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Signs for U-turn ramps on US 22 in Union County, New Jersey United States Highway 22, an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Guernsey County Courthouse Cambridge is the county seat of Guernsey CountyGR6, Ohio, which is in the Appalachian Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. ... Old Washington is a village located in Guernsey County, Ohio. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Bridgeport is a village located in Belmont County, Ohio. ...


West Virginia

US 40 uses the Fort Henry Bridge to cross the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia
US 40 uses the Fort Henry Bridge to cross the Ohio River in Wheeling, West Virginia

US 40 runs for about 10 miles (16 km) through West Virginia, passing through the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the city of Wheeling. On Wheeling Island, US 40 uses Zane Street before joining I-70 and US 250 across the Fort Henry Bridge. The route travels north and south on the paired one-way Market and Main Streets in Wheeling before curving towards the east as National Road. The road passes through Triadelphia and Valley Grove before leaving the state.[4] Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 630 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 630 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Northern panhandle The Northern Panhandle is a region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Wheeling Island is an island on the Ohio River within the City of Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... U.S. Highway 250 is a spur of U.S. Highway 50. ... Opened on September 8, 1955, the Fort Henry Bridge over the Ohio River once carried just US 40 and US 250. ... Triadelphia is a town located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Valley Grove is a village located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ...


Pennsylvania

US 40 passes Washington & Jefferson College in the city of Washington, Pennsylvania
US 40 passes Washington & Jefferson College in the city of Washington, Pennsylvania

US 40 enters Pennsylvania at West Alexander. It closely parallels I-70 from West Virginia until it reaches Washington where it follows Jefferson Avenue and Maiden Street. In Washington, US 40 passes to the south of Washington & Jefferson College. Following Maiden Street out of town, the road turns southeast toward the town of California, Pennsylvania. A short limited access highway in California and West Brownsville provides an approach to the Lane Bane Bridge across the Monongahela River. From here, the road continues southeast to Uniontown.[4][16] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 299 KB)Personal photo. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 299 KB)Personal photo. ... West Alexander is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... Washington is a city in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college located in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, in the town of Washington, Pennsylvania. ... California is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... West Brownsville is a borough located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. ... The Monongahela River at Morgantown, West Virginia in 1999 The Monongahela River (Affectionately referred to as The Mon) is a river on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) south by east of Pittsburgh. ...


US 40 bypasses Uniontown along a limited access highway that also carries US 119. An old alignment through Uniontown is signed as "Business US 40." Southeast of Uniontown, travellers pass the Fort Necessity National Battlefield. It follows Braddock Road southeast of Uniontown, crossing the Youghiogheny River Lake on a bridge completed in 2006. US 40 leaves Pennsylvania at Addison[4][16] U.S. Highway 119 is a spur of U.S. Highway 19. ... Main article: Battle of the Great Meadows Fort Necessity National Battlefield, located near Farmington, Pennsylvania, commemorates the first military engagement of the French and Indian War (known as the Seven Years War outside of the United States). ... In 1755, General Edward Braddock of the Coldstream Guards was sent to rout the French from Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh). ... The Youghiogheny River Lake is a flood control reservoir in southwestern Pennsylvania and western Maryland. ... Addison is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ...


Maryland

A 340 ft (104 m) deep cut in Sidling Hill makes room for the I-68/US 40 roadway
A 340 ft (104 m) deep cut in Sidling Hill makes room for the I-68/US 40 roadway

US 40 enters Maryland from Pennsylvania near Grantsville in the western part of the state. Here, and through most of the state, it is known as National Pike. US 40 leaves National Pike shortly after entering Maryland from the northwest and merges with I-68 and US 219 at exit 14B. The old alignment of US 40, still known as National Pike, is signed through much of the western part of the state as either "Scenic US 40" or "Alternate US 40". US 219 leaves the three-way concurrency at exit 22, but US 40 and I-68 remain on the same pavement through Frostburg and Cumberland.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Grantsville is a town in Garrett County, Maryland, United States. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... U.S. Route 219 is a spur of U.S. Route 19. ... For the NSA computer, see FROSTBURG. Frostburg is a city in Allegany County, Maryland, United States located at the head of the Georges Creek Valley. ... Portal:Cumberland, Maryland Top * Places * Culture * Media * Companies * Education * History * People * Religion * Sports * Trans* Tourism For other places with the same name, see Cumberland (disambiguation). ...


East of Cumberland, the old National Pike (formerly US 40) carries the MD 144 designation. The I-68/US 40 roadway passes through a 340 foot (104 m) deep cut in Sideling Hill. Just to the east of the cut is the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, a museum that highlights Western Maryland geology.[17] At Hancock, where the state of Maryland narrows to less than two miles wide, I-68 ends, and US 40 merges onto I-70 at exit 1. The two routes closely follow the course of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Potomac River for several miles before US 40 leaves the Interstate at exit 9. US 40 passes directly through the center of Hagerstown using Washington Avenue (eastbound) and Franklin Street (westbound). Heading southeast out of Hagerstown, US 40 crosses I-70, its longtime travel partner, at exit 32.[4] Maryland State Highway 144 consists of six former sections of U.S. Route 40 existing in Allegany, Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore counties and in Baltimore City. ... Sideling Hill is part of the Appalachian Mountains, specifically the Ridge-and-valley Appalachians. ... Hancock is a town located in Washington County, Maryland. ... Canal at Swains Lock The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, also known as the C&O Canal, operated from 1850 until 1924 parallel to the Potomac River in Maryland from Cumberland, Maryland to Washington, DC. The total length of the canal is about 184. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Nickname: Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Washington Incorporated 1813 Government  - Mayor Robert Bob E. Bruchey II Area  - City 27. ...

Baltimore's Washington Monument lies two blocks north of US 40 in Baltimore
Baltimore's Washington Monument lies two blocks north of US 40 in Baltimore

Near Boonsboro, US 40 passes Greenbrier State Park and changes names to the Baltimore National Pike. In Frederick, US 40 uses Patrick Street before merging onto the US 15 expressway for a short distance. It leaves US 15 and rejoins I-70 on the outskirts of Frederick. MD 144 once again takes over along the old alignment of US 40.[4] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (930 × 1254 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 444 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (930 × 1254 pixel, file size: 1. ... Boonsboro lies nestled at the foot of South Mountain in Washington County, Maryland. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: , Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Government  - Mayor William J. Holtzinger (R)  - Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area  - City  20. ... U.S. Highway 15 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 794 miles from central New York to southern South Carolina. ...


US 40 leaves I-70 upon entering the western suburbs of Baltimore, once again as Baltimore National Pike. The route passes through Patapsco Valley State Park north of Ellicott City and enters the Baltimore city limits along Edmondson Avenue. East of Gwynns Falls Park, US 40 becomes Franklin Street, and becomes an expressway for a short distance between Pulaski Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Through this area, an alignment called "Truck US 40" diverts larger vehicles onto an alternate route. US 40 passes through the Mount Vernon neighborhood and a few blocks from Baltimore's Washington Monument.[18] After crossing the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83), US 40 follows Orleans Street, and finally becomes the Pulaski Highway as it leaves Baltimore to the northeast.[4][19] Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Main Street, Ellicott City Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Howard County, Maryland, United States. ... The Washington Monument dominates the center of the neighborhood Mount Vernon is a neighborhood located just to the north of downtown Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Washington Monument in Baltimore was the first architechtural monument honoring George Washington. ... The Jones Falls Expressway, known to local residents as the JFX, is a 13-mile (20. ... Interstate 83 is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ...


US 40, for the entire length of Pulaski Highway, closely parallels I-95. Pulaski Highway passes through Gunpowder Falls State Park near Joppa and the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Between Havre de Grace and Perryville it crosses the Susquehanna River on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge. US 40 leaves Maryland in Elkton, crossing the border into Delaware.[4][19] Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Joppa, Maryland in Harford County, Maryland is now a planning region for the county, but there was originally a town at the center called Joppa. ... Aberdeen Proving Ground is a United States Army facility located at Aberdeen, Maryland (in Harford county). ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Harford County Incorporated 1785 Mayor John P. Correri, Jr. ... Perryville is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ... The Susquehanna River, originally Sasquesahanough as per the 1612 John Smith map, is a river in the northeastern United States. ... The Thomas J Hatem Memorial Bridge is a bridge carrying the traffic across the Susquehanna River on US 40 between Havre de Grace and Perryville in northeast Maryland. ... Elkton is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. ...


Delaware

The Delaware Memorial Bridge carries US 40/I-295 across the Delaware River
The Delaware Memorial Bridge carries US 40/I-295 across the Delaware River
Main article: U.S. Route 40 in Delaware

US 40 crosses Delaware for about 15 miles (24 km). Entering the state from Maryland in Glasgow, it continues along the Pulaski Highway. It crosses Delaware Route 1 in the community of Bear before merging with US 13 and the Dupont Highway in State Road. The concurrent routes pass the New Castle Airport and US 40 leaves to join I-295 near Wilmington Manor. US 40, along with I-295, uses the Delaware Memorial Bridge to cross the Delaware River into New Jersey.[4][20] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1932 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Southbound Delaware Memorial Bridge. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1932 pixel, file size: 719 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Southbound Delaware Memorial Bridge. ... U.S. Route 40 serves as a major east-west highway in northern New Castle County, Delaware, just south of Wilmington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Area  Ranked 49th  - Total 2,491 sq mi (6,452 km²)  - Width 30 miles (48 km)  - Length 100 miles (161 km)  - % water 21. ... Glasgow is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Delaware Route 1 is a 110 mile long, four-to-six lane highway going from the Maryland-Delaware State line on the eastern Atlantic shoreline to the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95) just outside of Wilmington. ... Bear is an unincorporated, suburban community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... U.S. Highway 13 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 526 miles from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia to just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... New Castle Airport (IATA: ILG, ICAO: KILG), also known as the New Castle County Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of the city of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. The airport has 3 runways, a single terminal building, and is home to both the... Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) in New Jersey and Delaware is a bypass route from a junction with Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, Delaware to a junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey. ... For other places called Wilmington, see Wilmington Wilmington Manor is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... The Delaware Memorial Bridge, commonly abbreviated as Del Mem Br on highway guide signs, is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ...


New Jersey

US 40 enters New Jersey in Deepwater, New Jersey along with I-295. US 40 briefly joins the New Jersey Turnpike, and exits to the south of the toll booths. The route follows Wiley Road, parallel to the Turnpike, before joining Harding Highway in Carneys Point. US 40 will be Harding Highway through most of South Jersey. Northeast of where US 40 joins it, Harding Highway carries the NJ 48 designation; though this was once part of US 40 as well.[4][21] Official language(s) English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Carneys Point Township highlighted in Salem County. ... The New Jersey Turnpike is a toll road in New Jersey and is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United States. ... A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Carneys Point Township highlighted in Salem County. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Route 48 is an east-west state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...

US 40 terminates in Atlantic City, two blocks from its famous Boardwalk.
US 40 terminates in Atlantic City, two blocks from its famous Boardwalk.

It enters the borough of Woodstown as a concurrency with NJ 45 along West Avenue; it leaves town heading southeast. In Upper Pittsgrove Township, the road changes names to the Pole Tavern-Elmer Road. Passing through Elmer it becomes Elmer-Malaga Road. In Malaga it uses Delsea Drive. The route bypasses the city of Vineland to the northeast, and becomes Cape May Avenue in Hamilton Township, where it runs concurrent with NJ 50. In Mays Landing US 40 uses Main Street.[4] Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 325 KB)Picture of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 325 KB)Picture of the Atlantic City Boardwalk Taken by Raul654 on August 24, 2004. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Woodstown highlighted in Salem County. ... Route 45 is a state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Upper Pittsgrove Township highlighted in Salem County. ... Elmer highlighted in Salem County. ... Malaga is an unincorporated community located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... There are several places named Hamilton Township in the United States: Hamilton Township, Clare County, Michigan Hamilton Township, Gratiot County, Michigan Hamilton Township, Van Buren County, Michigan Hamilton Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey Hamilton Township, Warren County, Ohio Hamilton Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania Hamilton... Route 50 is a state highway in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Mays Landing is a census-designated place located in Atlantic County, New Jersey. ...


US 40 merges with US 322 and Black Horse Pike in McKee City. The two routes enter Atlantic City along Albany Boulevard and pass the Atlantic City Airport. US 40 and US 322 both reach their eastern terminus at the intersection of Albany Boulevard and Ventnor Avenue.[4][22]
This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... Bader Field (IATA: AIY, ICAO: KAIY, FAA LID: AIY), also known as Atlantic City Municipal Airport, was a municipal general aviation airport located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, approximately one mile from the terminus of U.S. Route 40 and U.S. Route 322. ...


History

Early roads

US 40's history can be traced back several centuries. Several well established Native American footpaths, including Nemacolin's Path and Mingo Path in the Maryland-Pennsylvania area, followed similar alignments to US 40.[23] Early American colonists established roads, some following the established Native American paths, that would later serve as US 40. These included a segment of post road between Wilmington, Delaware and Baltimore, Maryland.[24] In 1755, during the French and Indian Wars, General Edward Braddock blazed a trail en route to capture Fort Duquesne (modern Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). US 40 closely follows this route between Cumberland, Maryland and Uniontown, Pennsylvania.[25] : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts in North America that represented the actions there that accompanied the European dynastic wars. ... General Edward Braddock General Edward Braddock (1695?– July 13, 1755) was a British soldier and commander-in-chief for North America during the actions at the start of the French and Indian War. ... An artist’s rendering of Fort Duquesne Fort Duquesne was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Portal:Cumberland, Maryland Top * Places * Culture * Media * Companies * Education * History * People * Religion * Sports * Trans* Tourism For other places with the same name, see Cumberland (disambiguation). ... Uniontown is a city in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, 50 miles (80 km) south by east of Pittsburgh. ...


Early in the history of the U.S., the State of Maryland established a network of turnpikes for long-distance travel. Three of these would later serve as part of US 40: the Baltimore and Havre de Grace Turnpike, the Baltimore and Frederick Turnpike, and Bank Road.[26] Colonel Ebenezer Zane (whom Zanesville, Ohio was named for) blazed some of the first trails across the Ohio wilderness in the last years of the 1700s. Zane's Trace, as his road was called, stretched from Wheeling, West Virginia to Maysville, Ohio. With some minor alignment differences, US 40 closely matches the segment from Wheeling to Zanesville.[27] A toll road, turnpike or tollpike is a road on which a toll authority collects a fee for use. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Harford County Incorporated 1785 Mayor John P. Correri, Jr. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: , Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Government  - Mayor William J. Holtzinger (R)  - Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area  - City  20. ... Ebenezer Zane (1747-1811) was an American pioneer and land speculator. ... Muskingum County Courthouse (Photo ©2004 Leslie K. Dellovade) Zanesville is a city in Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. ... Zanes Trace is the name for a frontier road constructed under the direction of Col. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ...


Between the cities of Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas, US 40 follows the path of the Oregon Trail. During the nineteenth century, the Oregon Trail served as a major thoroughfare for people emigrating to the Pacific Northwest. Between 1850 and 1852, some 65,000-70,000 people traveled the trail.[10] Lawrence is a river city in Douglas County, Kansas, United States, 41 miles (66 km) west of Kansas City, along the banks of both the Kansas (Kaw) and Wakarusa Rivers. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Kansas County Shawnee Founded December 5, 1854 Incorporated February 14, 1857 Government  - Mayor Bill Bunten (R)  - City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... The Pacific Northwest from space This page is about the region that includes parts of Canada and the United States. ...


Most of the western section of US 40 follows the former route of Victory Highway, a road that once linked Kansas City to San Francisco. The road was named as a memorial to fallen World War I veterans. Other than two sections (one in California and one in Kansas/Colorado) most of the original route of US 40 west of Kansas City used Victory Highway.[28][29] According to a 1926 guide published about the Victory Highway, it was the fastest route between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, allowing travellers to complete the 784 mile trip "comfortably and in high gear in from 3 to 4 days."[30] Controversy over the routing of US 40 over the Victory Highway led to a "divided route", with US 40S following the Victory Highway and US 40N taking a more northerly route.[29]


National Road

Main article: National Road
A National Road mile marker in central Ohio
A National Road mile marker in central Ohio

In 1806, Thomas Jefferson signed into law an act of Congress establishing a National Road to connect the waters of the Atlantic Ocean with the Ohio River. The law mentions Baltimore as its eastern terminus; but the route used established Maryland turnpikes east of Cumberland. A new road was constructed from Cumberland to Wheeling, West Virginia, and later extended across the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Segments of the National Road used Braddock's Road and Zane's Trace. Plans to extend the road to Missouri were never completed. The farthest western terminus for the National Road was the Old State House in Vandalia, Illinois.[31] Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Natl_Road_Marker_in_FraCo_OH.jpg‎ A mile marker along the National Road in western Franklin County, Ohio. ... Image File history File links Natl_Road_Marker_in_FraCo_OH.jpg‎ A mile marker along the National Road in western Franklin County, Ohio. ... Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Cincinnati, Ohio is a well known city along the Ohio River, historically known for its riverboats. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Madonna of the Trail statue in front of the Vandalia State House. ...


The National Road was absorbed into the National Old Trails Ocean-to-Ocean highway, a route from New York, New York to Los Angeles, California in the early twentieth century. During the planning phases of what would become the U.S. Federal Highway System, the National Road was originally to be US 1. This would have disrupted the organized numbering system, however, and the National Road became US 40 in the original 1925 plan for U.S. Routes. To this day, many places still name US 40 "National Road", even where the alignment was moved from the original road. Besides US 40, much of the National Road is paralleled by segments of Interstates 68 and 70.[31] Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Interstate 68 is an interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Evolution of U.S. 40

Variations of this sign are posted along old alignments in California.
Variations of this sign are posted along old alignments in California.

US 40 was one of the original 1925 U.S. Highways.[32] The route was a cross-country, east-west route, as most routes with a "0" number were defined. In 1926, the road had a total mileage of 3,228 miles. Though the eastern terminus was planned for State Road, Delaware, by 1927 it was moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey. The western terminus was San Francisco via an auto ferry across San Francisco Bay from Berkeley, California (see Berkeley Pier). Upon completion of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, U.S. 40 was re-routed over the bridge, bypassing the ferry pier. Early alignments of the road featured ferries at both ends. To cross the Delaware River, ferries were used, originally from Wilmington, Delaware (1927–1929) and later from New Castle, Delaware (1929–1951). In 1951, the opening of the Delaware Memorial Bridge replaced the ferry service and carried US 40 across the Delaware River.[33][34] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 439 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1312 × 1792 pixel, file size: 577 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source Originally from en. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 439 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1312 × 1792 pixel, file size: 577 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source Originally from en. ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Government  - Mayor Bob Levy Area  - City  17. ... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern California, in the United States. ... The Berkeley Pier is a pier in Berkeley, California. ... The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge ( ; known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a toll bridge which spans San Francisco Bay and links the California cities of Oakland and San Francisco in the United States, as part of Interstate 80. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas) The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... The Delaware Memorial Bridge, commonly abbreviated as Del Mem Br on highway guide signs, is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. ...


From 1926-1935 the route split in Manhattan, Kansas into "40N" and "40S" routes; the two routes met again in Limon, Colorado. The "40S" route continued on to Grand Junction, Colorado. In 1935, the split routes were eliminated. US 40N between Manhattan and Limon and then US 40S from Limon to Grand Junction was replaced by U.S. Route 24, the remainder was renumbered as simply US 40.[35][36] Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ... Limon is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. ... Mt. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ...


New alignments for the road were designated in Maryland in 1948 and in Utah in 1950. California's segment of the highway was decommissioned in 1964. By 1966, the western terminus moved to Reno, Nevada. The road shortened again in 1975, to its current western end at Silver Creek Junction, Utah. In 1998, the California segment was given a sort of rebirth with the designation of Historic Route 40 through that state. Two further realignments occurred in Kansas City, Kansas in 1999 to make way for the Kansas Speedway, and in 2004 for an expansion of the Dayton, Ohio airport.[34][33] Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Park City, Utah Main Street during a parade Looking down Main Street Park City is a city located in Summit County, Utah, United States. ... Kansas City is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County; it is part of the Unified Government [1] which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. ... Kansas Speedway is a speedway in Kansas City, in the U.S. state of Kansas. ... Nickname: Motto: Birthplace of Aviation Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Montgomery Founded April 1, 1796 Incorporated 1805 Government  - Mayor Rhine L. McLin Area  - City  56. ...


See also

This list of U.S. Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ... Mile markers can still be found along the National Road; this one is located in Columbus, Ohio. ... A National Scenic Byway is a road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for its archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and/or scenic qualities. ...

Related U.S. Routes

U.S. Highway 140 was a United States highway connecting Baltimore, Maryland to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. ... U.S. Highway 240 is a defunct designation for a short, but once very-important, segment of highway between Frederick, Maryland, junction U.S. Highway 40 (since diverted to Interstate 70) and Washington, D.C., junction of what was the now-diverted U.S. Highway 50 through Rockville and Bethesda. ... U.S. Highway 340 is a spur of U.S. Highway 40. ...

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