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I-70(E-W)/I-76(E-W) Duplex

70 76

Interstates 70 and 76 join for a 87.22-mile, same-way duplex on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Breezewood to New Stanton in Westmoreland, Somerset, and Bedford Counties. I-70/I-76 is the longest multiplex in the state and will remain so until I-99 is extended along I-80/US 220.


David Greenberger 1/10/01

Westbound on one of the older sections of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, built and opened by 1940, some sixty years ago. This is I-70/I-76 east where the two interstates split. I-70 exits to Breezewood, runs the "wrong-way" with US 30 as a non-expressway, and then as a freeway continues south into Maryland toward Hancock.

 


Jeff Kitsko 12/19/02

A typical Turnpike-style guide sign with both new and old exit numbers.

 


Jeff Kitsko 12/19/02

The Turnpike is full of truck traffic, as it is the main east-west truck route across southern Pennsylvania. After passing through Breezewood, Hancock, and Frederick, I-70 ends at a parking lot just inside the Baltimore Beltway. I-70 exits the tollway here and is free for the rest of its eastbound journey.

 


Jeff Kitsko 12/19/02

The exit lane for I-70 is a little ways past the overhead signs. I-76 continues on the Pennsylvania Turnpike toward Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/22/02

Now on I-70 west leaving Breezewood and about to merge with I-76 and the Turnpike. I-70 is not too far (21 miles) from the Maryland border here, and so this Welcome sign stands to greet travelers about to pay tolls.

 


Douglas Kerr 12/28/03

The eastern split as seen from I-76/Pennsylvania Turnpike westbound. The trumpet interchange can be seen at the second overpass.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/22/02

First reassurance shields westbound on the I-70/I-76 duplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/22/02

The next exit on I-70/I-76 is for another duplex, I-99/US 220. Until the I-99 shields are unveiled on green guide signs in the Port Matilda and State College areas in 2007 or so, these I-99 shields on the Turnpike are the only ones found on guide signs. There is a nice feature for entering the turnpike at Breezewood and exiting here, or vice versa: the $0.80 car toll is waived.

 


Dan Garnell 8/12/03

Westbound on I-70/I-76 approaching the western split interchange. The two major interstates are given large or distant cities as destinations.

 


David Greenberger 1/10/01

About 80 miles and more than an hour of mountainous terrain to the west of Breezewood, I-70/I-76 splits near New Stanton. I-70 misses Pittsburgh and meets Washington in southwest Pennsylvania, while I-76 turns northwestward, bypassing Pittsburgh to the north. A turnpike extension, PA 66, interchanges near this split.

 

Local Names

East
70

Raymond P. Shafer Highway

East
76

Pennsylvania Turnpike

Duplex
70
76

Pennsylvania Turnpike

West
70

Pennsylvania Turnpike

West
76

Pennsylvania Turnpike

 

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Adjacent Multiplexes

70
30

East to Breezewood

70
79

West to Washington

76
1

East to Philadelphia

76
224

West to Akron, OH

 

 

 

 
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