U.S. Route 50

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U.S. Route 50 marker

U.S. Route 50
The Interstate Highway System with US 50 in red
Route information
Length3,017.197 mi[3] (4,855.708 km)
Existed1926[1][2]–present
Major junctions
West end I‑80 in West Sacramento, CA
 
East end MD 528 in Ocean City, MD
Location
StatesCalifornia, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland
Highway system

U.S. Route 50 or U.S. Highway 50 (US 50) is a major east–west route of the U.S. Highway system. It goes over 3,000 miles (4,800 km) from Interstate 80 (I-80) in West Sacramento, California, to Maryland Route 528 (MD 528) in Ocean City, Maryland, on the Atlantic Ocean. The Interstates were built later. They are mostly separate from this route. The route goes through mostly rural desert and mountains in the western United States. The part that goes through Nevada is known as "The Loneliest Road in America". In the Midwest, US 50 goes through mostly rural areas of farms, although it does go through a few big cities including Kansas City, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; and Cincinnati, Ohio. The route goes into the eastern United States, where it goes through the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia; then it goes through Washington, D.C. From there, US 50 goes through Maryland as a high-speed road to Ocean City. Signs at each end give the length as 3,073 miles (4,946 km), but the actual distance is slightly shorter.[3] This is due to small changes in the route since it was measured. US 50 goes through a total of 12 states; California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as the District of Columbia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries.
  2. "United States Numbered Highways". American Highways. American Association of State Highway Officials. April 1927.
  3. 3.0 3.1 National map of U.S. Route 50 (Map). Google Inc. July 31, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009.

Other websites[change | change source]

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