West Virginia Route 68

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West Virginia Route 68

WV 68 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length34.9 mi[1] (56.2 km)
Major junctions
South end US 33 / WV 2 in Ravenswood
Major intersections US 50 in Parkersburg
WV 14 in Parkersburg
North end I-77 / WV 2 near Parkersburg
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesJackson, Wood
Highway system
I-68 WV 69
View north along WV 68 in Ravenswood

West Virginia Route 68 is a north–south state highway in northwest West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 2 on the southern outskirts of Ravenswood. The northern terminus is at Interstate 77/WV 2 exit 179 northeast of Parkersburg. WV 2, concurrent with I-77 south of this location, departs the expressway and continues north on the same roadway as WV 68.


Before Interstate 77 was completed, State Route 2 followed the Ohio River (more or less) from St. Marys, south through Parkersburg, and on southward along the river to Ravenswood, and further toward Huntington. When Interstate 77 was completed, State Route 2 was re-routed along Interstate 77 from the point where the two crossed, north of Parkersburg, to the point where Interstate 77 passes by Ravenswood. At that point, State Route 2 left Interstate 77 and continued along its former route. But the portion between where State Route 2 crossed Interstate 77 north of Parkersburg, and where it rejoined its original route in Ravenswood was established as State Route 68. It passes through downtown Parkersburg, and continues along the old State Route 2 route south to Ravenswood. It is the only state route in West Virginia that shares a number with an interstate or U.S highway, due to the commissioning of Interstate 68 in 1991.

Major intersections


US 33 east / WV 2 to I-77 – Point Pleasant
south end of US 33 overlap

US 33 west (Ravenswood Bridge) – Columbus, OH
north end of US 33 overlap
WV 892 north – Washington

WV 95 east

US 50 west / WV 892 south (Dupont Road) – Athens, OH
interchange; south end of US 50 overlap
Marrtown CR 9 (Marrtown Road)interchange

US 50 east to I-77 – Clarksburg
interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of US 50 overlap

WV 14 south (Fourth Street) to I-77 / US 50
south end of WV 14 overlap

WV 618 west (Fifth Street / Parkersburg-Belpre Bridge) to SR 7
south end of WV 618 overlap (northbound only)

WV 618 east (Seventh Street)
north end of WV 618 overlap (northbound only)

WV 14 north to SR 7 / Memorial Bridge – Vienna, Belpre, OH
north end of WV 14 overlap
I-77 / WV 2 – St. Marys, Marietta, CharlestonI-77 exit 179
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.