U.S. Route 250 in West Virginia

U.S. Route 250 (US 250) is a United States Numbered Highway that runs from Sandusky, Ohio, to Richmond, Virginia. Within the state of West Virginia, the route runs from the Ohio border in Wheeling to the Virginia border near Thornwood.

U.S. Route 250 marker

U.S. Route 250

Route of US 250 in West Virginia highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 50
Maintained by WVDOH
Major junctions
North end US 40 / US 250 at the Ohio state line in Wheeling
Major intersections
South end US 250 at the Virginia state line near Bartow
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesOhio, Marshall, Wetzel, Marion, Taylor, Barbour, Randolph, Pocahontas
Highway system
WV 230 WV 251

Route description

View north along US 250 in Hundred in rural northern West Virginia

U.S. 250's northern entrance into West Virginia is via the Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge from Bridgeport, Ohio, onto Wheeling Island. It is briefly co-signed with U.S. Route 40. The route additionally co-signs with Interstate 70 and crosses the Ohio River on the Fort Henry Bridge in Wheeling, West Virginia. U.S. Route 250 then exits I-70 east of the Wheeling Tunnel and joins West Virginia Route 2 one mile (1.6 km) later. In Moundsville, West Virginia, the route leaves WV 2 and departs toward Cameron, Mannington, and Fairmont. It intersects with its parent route, U.S. Route 50, two miles west of Grafton in Pruntytown and continues southward, co-signed with U.S. Route 119 for 12 miles. The route moves through Philippi, and finally through Elkins. U.S. Route 250 intersects with U.S. Route 33 and U.S. Route 219 briefly in Elkins, which is the last major hub before U.S. Route 250 winds its way through the Appalachian Mountains to the Virginia border.

U.S. 250 in West Virginia includes the Philippi Covered Bridge at Philippi, the only covered bridge on the United States Numbered Highway System.



Originally, US 250 ran from Norwalk, Ohio to end at US 50 in Grafton, West Virginia. Today, it runs from Sandusky, Ohio to Richmond, Virginia, passing its original eastern terminus.

Major intersections

US 40 west / US 250 west / Historic National Road west to I-70 west / SR 7 – Bridgeport
Ohio state line (Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge over Ohio River back channel)
I-70 west – Columbus, OH
North end of I-70 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; US 250 north follows exit 0
US 40 east / WV 2 north (Main Street) – Downtown Wheeling
South end of US 40 overlap
Wheeling Tunnel
I-70 east – Washington, PA
South end of I-70 overlap; US 250 south follows exit 1B
McColloch StreetNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
16th StreetSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
WV 2 north (18th Street) – Downtown
North end of WV-2 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
See WV-2
WV 2 south
South end of WV-2 overlap
WV 88 north – Bethlehem
Southern terminus of WV-88
WV 891 east – Waynesburg PA
Western terminus of WV-891
WV 69 north
Southern terminus of WV-69
WV 7 west – New Martinsville
west end of WV-7 overlap
WV 7 east – Morgantown
east end of WV-7 overlap
WV 218 south – Worthington
North end of WV-218 overlap
WV 218 north – Fairview
South end of WV-218 overlap
Fairmont  US 19Access to Downtown Fairmont
WV 310 east
Western terminus of WV-310
White Hall  I-79 – Clarksburg, MorgantownExit 132 on I-79
US 50 west – Clarksburg
West end of US-50 overlap
US 50 east – Grafton
East end of US-50 overlap
US 119 north – Grafton
North end of US-119 overlap
BarbourCorder Crossing 
WV 76 west
Eastern terminus of WV-76
US 119 south / US 250 Truck south – Buckhannon
South end of US-119 overlap
Philippi Covered Bridge over Roaring Creek
US 250 Truck north (Blue and Gray Expressway) to US 119 – Buckhannon, Grafton
WV 38 east – Parsons
Western terminus of WV-38
WV 92 north – Morgantown
North end of WV-92 overlap
US 33 west / US 48 west – Buckhannon
North end of US-33 / US 48 overlaps
WV 92 south (Harrison Avenue) – Crystal Springs
South end of WV 92 overlap
US 48 east / US 219 north – Parsons
South end of US 48 overlap; north end of US 219 overlap
WV 92 north (Harrison Avenue)
North end of WV 92 overlap
US 33 / WV 55 east – Seneca Rocks
South end of US 33 overlap; north end of WV 55 overlap
US 219 south / WV 55 west – Marlinton
South end of US 219/WV 55 overlaps
WV 28 south / WV 92 south – Minnehaha Springs
South end of WV 92 overlap; north end of WV-28 overlap
WV 28 north – Seneca Rocks
North end of WV-28 overlap
US 250 east – Staunton
Virginia state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Philippi truck route




U.S. Route 250 Truck

Length0.94 mi (1,510 m)
View south along US 250 Truck at US 119 in Philippi

U.S. Route 250 Truck follows Blue and Gray Expressway around the south and west sides of downtown Philippi, avoiding the covered bridge. The entire route is in Philippi, Barbour County.

  US 119 north / US 250 – Grafton, Elkins
Northern terminus; northern end of concurrency with US 119
  US 119 south – Buckhannon
Southern end of concurrency with US 119
Rick Everson Bridge over Tygart Valley River
0.941.51  US 250 (South Main Street) – Grafton, ElkinsSouthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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