Interstate 79
Pictures


Northbound
At the infamous interchange with I-70 east of Washington.  (Adam Prince)
Approaching the PA 136 interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Murtland Avenue interchange in Washington.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the western Interstate 70 interchange where it leaves Interstate 79 to
continue west to Wheeling, West Virginia.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the PA 60 interchange near Kenmawr.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the tight curves near the PA 51 interchange.  The speed limit for all
traffic in this section is 45 miles per hour.  (Jeff Kitsko) 
Crossing over the southern branch of the Ohio River at Neville Island.  The island is
known for the industry located there.  A chemical plant here was made the focus of a
60 Minutes investigation on plant safety and terrorism.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing over the northern branch of the Ohio River.  Collectively these spans are
known as the Pittsburgh Naval and Shipbuilders Memorial Bridge.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the PA 65 interchange in Glenfield.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Mount Nebo Road interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Interstate 279 south interchange, which is a partial interchange.  The ramp on
the right is coming from northbound Interstate 279.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Warrendale interchange near Cranberry.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the interchange mentioned above which connects to Warrendale Bayne Road,
which ultimately connects to US 19 for traffic heading south on that route.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Cranberry Connector, which is a direct connection between
Interstate 79 and Interstate 76/Pennsylvania Turnpike.  It eliminated a Breezewood-like connection for traffic between the two Interstates.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Cranberry Connector in Cranberry.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the interchange with US 422, which is the major route between New Castle and Butler.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Northbound at milemarker 102.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Grove City exit, which with the opening of the Prime Outlets - Grove City outlet center, has become very busy and a stimulus for construction of restaurants and other services there.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the interchange with Interstate 80.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing over Interstate 80 at the cloverleaf with that Interstate.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing over Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the interchange with US 6, US 19, and US 322 southwest of Meadville.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching PA 198 interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At PA 198 interchange.  (Doug Kerr)
At the US 6N interchange west of Edinboro.  (Doug Kerr)
After the US 6N interchange and approaching the McKean interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Interstate 90 cloverleaf.  (Doug Kerr)
At the cloverleaf with Interstate 90 south of Erie.  (Doug Kerr)
Approaching the Kearsarge exit.  This exit is extremely busy what with the region's largest mall, Millcreek Mall, located there along with other retailers and restaurants around the mall property.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the US 20 stack interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the US 20 interchange and approaching the stack.  (Doug Kerr)
At the US 20 stack interchange in Erie.  Originally, I-79 ended here until it was extended to PA 5 in 1984.  (Doug Kerr)
Approaching the 12th Street interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the 12th Street interchange, which now marks the northern terminus.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the 12th Street exit, Interstate 79 turns into an at-grade boulevard called the Bayfront Parkway to head into the City of Erie.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Southbound
At the US 20 interchange.  (Doug Kerr)
Approaching the Kearsarge interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the cloverleaf with Interstate 90.  (Doug Kerr)
Approaching the McKean interchange.  Much of this stretch parallels Interstate 90 to the north.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the McKean interchange, with that town to the left and Sterrettania to the right.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the US 6N interchange, which is the only suffixed route in
Pennsylvania.  Of historical note: Albion was destroyed by one of many tornadoes to
strike Pennsylvania on May 31, 1985.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the first rest area, which also has a welcome center.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the PA 198 interchange west of Saegertown.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing Lake Wilhelm in Mercer County.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the PA 358 interchange east of Clarks Mills.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the US 62 interchange west of Jackson Center.  This interchange is
the main route from the Interstate to Mercer.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the cloverleaf with I-80 northwest of Grove City.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Interstate 80 interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the US 19/PA 68 interchange for Zelienople.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Evans City interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Evans City interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Cranberry Connector in Cranberry, which directly connects Interstate 79 to
Interstate 76/PA Turnpike.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Interstate 279 interchange near Franklin Park.  This is where that Interstate
starts its journey into the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh and eventually into the city
itself.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Mount Nebo Road interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the PA 65 interchange, which is wedged into the valley that the Interstate
traverses.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing over the northern branch of the Ohio River.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Just after passing the PA 51 interchange and climbing out of the Ohio River Valley.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the PA 60 interchange in Moon Run, which is used for traffic heading toward the
shopping areas of Robinson Township or Pittsburgh International Airport.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Impressive rock cut near Bower Hill.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Kirwin Heights/Heidelberg interchange in Bridgeville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the PA 50 interchange in Bridgeville.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Approaching the Murtland Avenue interchange in Washington.  (Jeff Kitsko)

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Page updated January 12, 2006.
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