PA Turnpike 43
Pictures


Northbound
Approaching Exit 4 near White House.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 4 east of Woodbridge.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the mainline toll plaza south of Haydentown.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 8 west of Haydentown.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing George Creek east of Smithfield.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 8 west of Fairchance, which is the start of the Chadville Demonstration
Project.  (Jeff Kitsko)
North of Exit 8 on the Chadville Demonstration Project, which was built by
PennDOT and why you'll see PA 43 shields instead of PA Turnpike 43 along its
path.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Morgantown Road interchange where US 119 joins the
expressway.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Morgantown Road interchange in Chadville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
The interchange also marks the end of PA 43.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the beginning of the Uniontown-to-Brownsville section after the Northgate
Highway interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the New Salem/Waltersburg intechange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the mainline toll plaza not far from the Searights Tollhouse that used to collect
tolls on its neighboring free route, US 40.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the end of the section at US 40 east of Brownsville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the temporary end at US 40.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the beginning of the next section of expressway at the US 40 cloverleaf in
Centerville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the California interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 32 in California.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Elco interchange.  The expressway in this area is divided by a
ravine.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 34 which provides a connection to PA 88 just to the east of the interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the California Toll Plaza after the Elco interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the California Toll Plaza and approaching the I-70 cloverleaf.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Interstate 70 cloverleaf, which is one of the earliest pieces of the expressway
to be built.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing over former PA 71's alignment and approaching Exit 39 near Charleroi.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the Charleroi/Donora interchange west of Monongahela.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 44 north of Hazle Kirk.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 44 east of Ginger Hill.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing the Joe Montana Bridges near Crookham.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 48 in the general vicinity where the Southern Beltway is proposed
to connect.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Finleyville/West Elizabeth interchange just east of Finleyville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Jefferson Hills Toll Plaza.  The green sign on the right reads
"Pittsburgh 18."  Who says there is urban sprawl?  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Allegheny County line, which is what that white sign identifies.  PA Turnpike 43 finally reaches every county that it is to traverse.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Jefferson Hills Toll Plaza.  Currently, all traffic is shunted to the right.
However, in the future, those with E-ZPass will be able to zoom right through on the
main lanes on the other side of the barrier without slowing down.  (Jeff Kitsko)
The temporary northern end of the Mon-Fayette Expressway at PA 51.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Southbound
Approaching the Jefferson Hills Toll Plaza with a better view of the future lane
configuration when Express E-ZPass is implemented.  The first plaza in the system
to be built with high-speed E-ZPass lanes.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After passing through the Jefferson Hills Toll Plaza.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Entering Washington County near Finleyville and approaching Exit 48.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 48 east of Finleyville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Joe Montana Bridges and Exit 44.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing the Joe Montana Bridges near Crookham.  They are the highest on the Turnpike System, and not only cross a ravine and highway, but a railroad trestle as
well.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 44 east of Ginger Hill.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Charleroi/Donora interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Charleroi/Donora interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Just after Exit 39 and approaching Exit 36.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Interstate 70 cloverleaf and approaching the first, and only toll plaza, in
Washington County.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the California Toll Plaza just south of Exit 36.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Elco interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Elco interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the California interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the California interchange in the Borough of California.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the US 40 cloverleaf and the end of the PA Turnpike 43.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the US 40 cloverleaf and the end of the PA Turnpike 43.  The expressway
alignment continues south, but as PA 88.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the mainline toll plaza after the interchange with US 40 east of
Brownsville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the mainline toll plaza which is the first on the expressway to have operating
Express E-ZPass lanes from the time its section opened.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the New Salem/Waltersburg interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the end of the expressway at Northgate Highway in Uniontown.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the temporary end until the interchange with US 119 is completed.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Morgantown Road interchange on-ramp.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 8 near Fairchance.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At Exit 8 west of Fairchance where the "free ride" comes to an end.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching George Creek bridge east of Smithfield.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the mainline toll plaza south of Haydentown.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 4 near White House.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching Exit 2 which marks the temporary end of the expressway.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the "last exit in Pennsylvania" where traffic is dumped onto Gans Road to go
either left to PA 857 or right to US 119 to continue into West Virginia.  (Jeff Kitsko)

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Page updated October 24, 2008.
Content and graphics, unless otherwise noted, copyright Jeffrey J. Kitsko. All rights reserved.