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U.S. Highway 22
United States Highway 22, an east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. It originally ran from Cambridge, Ohio in the west to Elizabeth, New Jersey in the east; today, it runs from Cincinnati, Ohio to Newark, New Jersey near the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Highway 22 is also referred to as William Penn Highway throughout most of Pennsylvania. In Southwestern Ohio, it runs with State Route 3 and is familiarly known as the 3C Highway, "22 and 3", and Montgomery Road.
Route 22 runs through central New Jersey, where it is known as "The Highway from Hell". This is due to the fact that it has a high speed limit (55 mi/h, 89 km/h for most of its run), much traffic, many traffic lights, and stores lining its entire length. Therefore, it is necessary to accelerate to the speed traffic is travelling (usually over 65 mi/h, 105 km/h), within the space of a few white-knuckle seconds. Similarly, driving along Route 22 is a game of avoiding the drivers pulling out onto the highway.
As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Newark, New Jersey at an intersection with US 1 and US 9. Its western terminus is in Cincinnati, Ohio at an intersection with US 27, US 42, US 127, and US 52.
The highway passes through the following states:
Related US Routes
- U.S. Highway 122
- U.S. Highway 222
- U.S. Highway 322
- U.S. Highway 422
- U.S. Highway 522
- U.S. Highway 622
- List of U.S. Highways
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