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January 22, 2012
  • The signage along northbound Interstate 81 just crossing into Maryland from West Virginia is confusing, according a reader. The first sign drivers see reads "Exit 1, 1/2 mile," the reader wrote in an email. Shortly after, there is a brown sign saying Antietam National Battlefield, C&O Canal and Cushwa Basin are one mile ahead. The reader says the order of the signs makes it appear that there is another exit beyond exit 1 for the historical features when, in fact, it is that exit to which the sign refers.
By Yvette May/Staff Photographer

The problem: "Entering Washington County on I-81 from the south, the first sign you see is 'Exit 1, 1/2 mile,'" a reader wrote in an email. "Shortly after, there is a brown Tourist Info sign for 'Antietam Battlefield, C&O Canal and Cushwa Basin, 1 Mile.' The order of the signs make it appear that there is another exit beyond Exit 1 for the historical features when, in fact, it is Exit 1 the sign intended you to take."

The reader also noted that, once on the exit, there are signs pointing to the canal and battlefield, but no sign to indicate the Cushwa Basin is to the left, in Williamsport.

Who could fix it: Maryland State Highway Administration

What they say: SHA spokesman Kellie Boulware said SHA traffic staff checked the issue and agreed that a correction was in order.

"This section will be corrected within the next 30 days to reflect that the Cushwa Basin is located at the next right," she said.

 — Compiled by Heather Keels

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