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Photo: US 48 not long after leaving I-81 (photo by Mapmikey 9/23/07)
I-81 (exit 296), VA 55 EB: 0 - 0
Frederick-Shenandoah Line: 5.53 - 5.53
WV STATE LINE: 8.70 - 14.23
Creation: First proposed to be assigned to Appalachian Corridor H in 2001, from Strasburg west to I-79 Weston, WV. Per Dan F, US 48 was first posted in 2003 as an addition to VA 55 from I-81 west to West Virginia.
Improvements: Upon designation, US 48 was fully paved; no multilane segments
Posted: Fully posted; Error US 48 posting exists at Borden Mowery Dr which is east of I-81.
Multiplexes: VA 55 (14.23 mi)
Legislative names: John Marshall Highway (9/7/33 designation predates US 48);
Other names: Wardensville Pike (Frederick Co)
Scenic Byway: Frederick SR 600 to I-81 (since 6/12/97);
Comments: Corridor H is entirely a West Virginia endeavor at this point. Virginia has shown no interest in making US 48 an expressway-type route. It has posted the route for continuity with West Virginia and that's about it. As of late 2014, Corridor H has been constructed as nearly entirely new alignment from Wardensville WV west to Mt. Storm Lake. West Virginia now posts US 48 on each new segment it opens on the road heading westward.
US 48 has yet to appear on a state official map (as of 2014 issue) but it has been in several Rand McN issues and is explicitly shown in traffic logs since 2003.
Page last modified 25 October 2014