Interstate 40

How long is I-40?

It is approximately 2559 miles long. At that distance, it is the third longest of all US interstates, stretching across the majority of the country from east to west.

Where does I-40 end?

Its western end is near the west coast of the United States at Barstow, California, and its eastern end is near the east coast at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Map of I-40

Attractions near I-40:

As I-40 passes through many states and cities, it brings travelers close to a number of fantastic destinations. These include but are not limited to:

  • The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • The Grand Ole Opry
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Adventure Science Center
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Graceland
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • The Memphis Pyramid
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • The William J. Clinton Library and Museum
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • The Gallows at the Fort Smith National Historic Site
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Science Museum Oklahoma
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Petroglyph National Monument
    Albequerque, New Mexico
  • The Lowell Observatory
    Flagstaff, Arizona

When was I-40 started and completed?

I-40 was completed in 1964. During the 1960s, The United States Government planned to use an atomic bomb to open up space for I-40 through California.

States I-40 travels through

It travels through a number of states on its long and winding journey! These include:

  • North Carolina
  • Tennesee
  • Arkansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • California

I-40 Major Cities

Several major and exciting cities lie along the I-40 corridor. These include:

  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Albequerque, New Mexico
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • California

Major Connections & Interchanges

  • Raleigh, NC (Proximity)
    I-95 N to Richmond, VA
    I-95 S to Jacksonville, FL
  • Charlotte, NC (Proximity)
    I-77 N to Charleston, WV
    I-77 S to Columbia, SC
  • Memphis, TN
    It connects to I-55 N to St. Louis
    I-55 S to Jackson and New Orleans
  • Nashville, TN
    I-65 S towards Birmingham, Alabama
    I-65 N to Louisville
    I-24 E to Chattanooga
    I-24 W to I-57 Interchange near St. Louis
  • Little Rock, AR
    I-30 S to Dallas
    I-530 to Pine Bluff
  • Alma, AR
    I-49 N to Joplin, MO
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    I-35 N to Wichita, KS
    I-35 S to Dallas, TX
  • Amarillo, TX
    I-27 S to Lubbock, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
    I-25 S to Las Cruces, NM
    I-25 N to Denver, CO
  • Flagstaff, AZ
    I-17 S to Phoenix, AZ
  • Barstow, CA
    I-15 S to Los Angeles, CA
    I-15 N to Las Vegas, NV