Road Information

Interstate 68 in West Virginia Total Mileage in State: 32 miles
Eastern End: At Maryland state line
Western End: At I-79, in Morgantown
Mileage covered in Photos: 32 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Preston, Monongalia
Major Junctions in Photos: I-79, in Morgantown
Control Cities in Photos: Morgantown

Westbound

   

West Virginia welcome sign on Interstate 68 West as it enters the Mountain State from Maryland.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at the Rest Area / West Virginia Welcome Center near mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Road view on Interstate 68 West.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 68 West. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in West Virginia is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Warning signs near mile marker 30 alerting trucks that they're about to go down a 5% grade for the next 1 mile. This is the first of a few downgrades we will traverse on this 32-mile stretch of Interstate 68 West in West Virginia.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 29: CR 5 - Hazelton Rd  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West shield located at mile marker 28.6.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 68 West, near mile marker 28. It's 6 miles to Bruceton Mills, 23 miles to Morgantown, and 75 miles to Washington, PA via I-68 West and I-79 North.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Road view at mile marker 26.5.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Take Exit 23 to the town of Kingwood.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 23: WV 26 - Bruceton Mills  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Another mileage sign on Interstate 68 West. Coopers Rock - 7 miles, Morgantown - 18 miles, and Washington, PA - 69 miles.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Road view from mile marker 21.5.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Another road view, this one at mile marker 18.5.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Sign warning trucks that Interstate 68 West will traverse a steep grade 3 miles ahead. Trust me, this grade is not to be taken lightly.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

With the grade now under 3 miles ahead, trucks are required to stop at the top 2 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

The mandatory truck turnout ahead is also used as a brake check area and DOT inspection area. All trucks over 26,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) must stop.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Take Exit 15 to Coopers Rock State Forest.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at the mandatory truck brake check / inspection area. Upon entering, trucks are routed back onto I-68 West via the on ramp for Exit 15, which lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 15: CR 73/12 - Coopers Rock Road  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

View of the on ramp from Exit 15, where trucks re-enter Interstate 68 West from the brake check area. This sign signals a 50 mph truck speed limit for the downgrade ahead.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Road view from mile marker 14.2, as you prepare to start down the grade.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Starting down the grade, this sign warns of the 5% grade which lasts for the next 4 miles.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

If you were wondering why such a big deal was made of this grade, this sign explains why. There is a sharp left curve at the bottom of the grade. 50 mph is advised for trucks.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Road view from mile marker 13 as you head down the grade.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

A little over halfway down the mountain, this sign warns that the 5% grade continues for another 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at the Runaway Truck Ramp located near mile marker 11.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Sign approaching Exit 10, warning trucks that if they've lost their brakes, DO NOT use Exit 10 since the off ramp is a 7% grade itself.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 10: WV 43 North - Cheat Lake / Uniontown, PA  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West as it crosses Cheat Lake, near mile marker 9.5.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Morgantown exits.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Use Exit 7 to West Virginia University and the WVU Football Stadium.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 7: CR 857 / To WV 705 - Airport / Pierpont Rd  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Another sign listing the distances to the upcoming Morgantown exits.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 4: WV 7 - Sabraton  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Take Exit 1 to Grafton and Tygart Lake State Park.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West approaching the junction of Interstate 79, and the western terminus of Interstate 68 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at Exit 1: US 119 - University Ave / Downtown  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

There are two more Morgantown exits which can be accessed by taking Interstate 79 North ahead. The distances to those exits are listed here.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West: Road view from mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West approaching the junction of Interstate 79 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).

Interstate 68 West at the junction of Interstate 79. Keep to the left to go onto Interstate 79 South, and to the right for Interstate 79 North. This junction marks the western terminus of Interstate 68.  (Photo taken 4/11/15).