U.S. Route 40 facts for kids

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U.S. Route 40
National Road
Victory Highway
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Route information
Length: 2,285.74 mi (3,678.54 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: I-80 near Park City, UT
 

I-25 in Denver, CO
I-35 in Kansas City, MO
I-55 / I-64 / I-70 in St. Louis, MO
I-57 in Effingham, IL
I-65 in Indianapolis, IN
I-75 near Dayton, OH
I-71 in Columbus, OH
I-79 in Washington, PA
I-81 in Hagerstown, MD

I-95 in Baltimore, MD
East end: US 322 / Ventnor Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ
Highway system

United States Numbered Highways
List • Bannered • Divided • Replaced

U.S. Route 40 is a federal highway from Park City, Utah to Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is 2,286 miles long and passes through twelve states. It used to go from Park City to Reno, Nevada and San Francisco, California, but that route is now part of Interstate 80. Much of the eastern part of U.S. Route 40, from Vandalia, Illinois to Cumberland, Maryland (or from St. Louis, Missouri to Baltimore) was part of the National Road. This part has been around since 1839. Part of U.S. Route 40 was also called the "Lincoln Highway".

U.S. Route 40 passes or passed through many cities. Some of these are:

The current capitals are Denver, Topeka, Indianapolis, and Columbus. Vandalia was a former capital of Illinois, Zanesville was a former capital of Ohio, and Wheeling was a former capital of West Virginia.

Cities

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