PA Turnpike
Pictures


Eastbound
After the Pittsburgh Interchange passing what used to be the Westinghouse Nuclear
Research Center.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Westmoreland County line east of Monroeville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Harvison Road overpass in Pleasant Valley.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the PA 130 overpass and approaching the former Pleasant Valley Service Plaza, now headquarters of Murrysville Machinery Company.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Irwin Interchange which connects to US 30:  west to Irwin and Pittsburgh,
east to Greensburg and Latrobe.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Irwin Interchange in North Huntingdon.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Hempfield Service Plaza and the New Stanton Interchange where
I-70 joins the Turnpike.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the US 119 overpasses east of the New Stanton Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Past the US 119 overpasses overlooking the southern Westmoreland County
countryside.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Donegal Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Donegal Interchange in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, which is a popular
destination for those interested in outdoor activities.  (Jeff Kitsko)
East of the Donegal Interchange on one of the newly rebuilt sections.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Laurel Highlands Trail overpass.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Somerset Interchange, which accesses historical points of interest
such as the Flight 93 crash and the Quecreek Mine Rescue sites.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Somerset Service Plazas to the east of Exit 110.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Western portal of the Allegheny Tunnel.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Allegheny Tunnel approaching the Bedford County line.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Chesapeake Watershed.  The westbound lanes in this area have
truck climbing lanes approaching the Allegheny Tunnel.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After crossing the Somerset/Bedford County line.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Bedford Interchange, which marks the southern terminus of
Interstate 99.  However, neither connects directly to each other.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Bedford Interchange and approaching Breezewood.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Breezewood Interchange, which marks the eastern end of the I-70/I-76
multiplex.  Just north of the interchange is where Interstate 70 becomes an at-grade
highway through Breezewood.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Breezewood Interchange on the section of Turnpike that was built to
bypass Rays and Sideling Hill Tunnels.  The original alignment through this area is
in a valley to the left of the picture.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Fort Littleton Interchange at US 522, which is the only Turnpike interchange
within Fulton County.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Paralleling the Tuscarora Mountain chain.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel and Willow Hill Interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Western portal of the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel which sits on the
Huntingdon/Franklin County line.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Willow Hill Interchange which connects to PA 75.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Western portal of the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Western portal of the Blue Mountain Tunnel.  The previous tunnel and this one are
the twin tunnels which are separated by only a few hundred feet.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Blue Mountain Interchange which connects to PA 997.  (Jeff Kitsko)
In the 12-mile straightaway in western Cumberland County, which is the longest
continuous section of straight highway in Pennsylvania.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Carlisle Interchange which was the eastern terminus of the original 160 mile
Turnpike; however, at the time it was called the Middlesex Interchange.  Traffic can
access Interstate 81, but via US 11.  (Jeff Kitsko)
The Turnpike and Interstate 81 cross paths, but do not connect as this picture
illustrates.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Gettysburg Pike Interchange which connects with US 15.  Northbound travels
to Harrisburg and southbound heads to historic Gettysburg.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Harrisburg East Interchange which connects directly to Interstate 283 and
marks its southern terminus.  The buildings on the right are part of the Pennsylvania
Turnpike Commission headquarters.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Lebanon-Lancaster Interchange which connects to PA 72.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Morgantown Interchange and the village by the same name.  The
interchange marks the southern terminus of Interstate 176.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Downingtown Interchange which connects to PA 100.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Valley Forge Service Plaza and approaching the interchange by the same
name.  The trees on the left side of the picture mark the southern boundary of the
Valley Forge National Historical Park.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Westbound
At the Morgantown Interchange, which was modified in 1996 to allow for a direct
connection to Interstate 176.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Morgantown Interchange.  Interstate 176, which connects at that
interchange, is on top of the hill on the right side.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the former Morgantown Interchange, which prior to 1996 served as the access to
Interstate 176.  (Jeff Kitsko)

At the Reading Interchange, which was modified in 1974 when the new US 222
expressway opened to traffic.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the PA 72/Lancaster-Lebanon Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the location where the PA 283 expressway crosses the Turnpike just east of
Harrisburg.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Harrisburg East Interchange with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
headquarters in the background.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Harrisburg West Interchange in New Cumberland, which connects to Interstate 83.  South it heads to York and Baltimore and north it weaves through
Harrisburg to its terminus at Interstate 81.  (Jeff Kitsko)
In the 12-mile straightaway in western Cumberland County between the Carlisle and
Blue Mountain Interchanges.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Willow Hill Interchange with the Tuscarora Mountains in the
distance.  (Jeff Kitsko)
On the other side of the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel approaching the Fort Littleton
Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Sideling Hill Service Plaza, near where the original Turnpike left to enter the
tunnel by the same name.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Approaching the Breezewood Interchange, over the Sideling Hill-Rays Hill bypass
which opened on November 28, 1968.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Descending Rays Hill approaching the Breezewood Interchange.  The "town of
motels" is situated in the valley below.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Breezewood Interchange where Interstate 70 joins the Turnpike.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Bedford Interchange, which connects with Business US 220.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Bedford Interchange approaching Somerset County.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel approaching the Somerset Interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the North Somerset Service Plaza just to the west of the US 219 overpass.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the Somerset Interchange which connects to PA 601 and not US 219 as the sign
instructs.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Somerset Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Laurel Highlands Trail overpass.  (Jeff Kitsko)
On the Laurel Hill Bypass at milepost 99.  The tunnel is located to the left of the salt
dome in the background.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Donegal Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Donegal Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing PA 981 in Carpentertown.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the New Stanton Service Plaza.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the US 119 overpasses east of the New Stanton Interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing the Hempfield Service Plaza west of the New Stanton Interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Eiseman Road overpass.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Irwin Interchange which was the western terminus until 1951.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing US 30 just after the Irwin Interchange which was the original terminus when
the Turnpike opened in 1940.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Harrison City Maintenance facility and approaching the PA 130 overpass.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Harvison Road overpass in Pleasant Valley.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Allegheny County line east of Monroeville.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Pittsburgh Interchange which is the main gateway from the east
into the city via I-376/US 22.  (Jeff Kitsko)

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Page updated October 03, 2006.
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