Interstate 279


At the southern beginning of Interstate 279 at Interstate 279 near Pennsbury
Village.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the beginning of the climb up Green Tree Hill towards the PA 121 interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Descending Green Tree Hill, after the PA 121 interchange, where the morning rush
hour back-up usually begins.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the US 19/PA 51 interchange with the Fort Pitt Tunnel's southern portal in the background.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Here it is, perhaps the most grandiose entrance to a city, just after exiting the Fort
Pitt Tunnel.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing through Point State Park, which is at the tip of the "Golden Triangle" and
where the Point Fountain is located.  PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is
in the background on the right side.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Traveling through the North Shore and approaching the Interstate 579/PA 28
interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing underneath the massive Interstate 579/PA 28 interchange.  One of the few
stack interchanges in the Pittsburgh area.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Leaving the interchange, with the ramp from Interstate 579 northbound entering on
the right side.  On the left side is the ramp to/from the HOV lanes.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing underneath the Gerst Way overpass at the beginning of the East Street
Valley.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the Hazlett Street interchange, with the E. H. Swindell Bridge spanning
Interstate 279.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the McKnight Road interchange, where Truck US 19 leaves the Interstate 279
alignment to head north to McCandless.  This is also one of two locations where the
HOV lanes have an interchange with a route.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Perrysville Avenue interchange, the other location where the HOV lanes have an interchange with another route.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Just after the end of the HOV lanes in Perrysville with the Jacks Run Road overpass
just ahead.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Camp Horne Road interchange near Ben Avon Heights.  (Jeff Kitsko)
After the Camp Horne Road interchange.  The next interchange is for Interstate 79.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the end of Interstate 279.  The expressway narrows to one lane for the interchange with Interstate 279, which is the warning on the signs.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the northern terminus of Interstate 279 at Interstate 79 in Franklin Park.  This is a
partial interchange with traffic only allowed to exit onto Interstate 79 northbound.
(Jeff Kitsko)

After the interchange with Interstate 79.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the start of the HOV lanes at the Jacks Run Road overpass.
(Jeff Kitsko)

At the beginning of the HOV lanes at the Perrysville Avenue interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)

Approaching the Venture Street interchange, which is usually where the morning
rush begins to back up.  You can start to see the Pittsburgh skyline in the
background above the hill.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the East Street interchange, which funnels traffic bound for PA 28, and a clearer
view of the skyline.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the Interstate 579 half of the interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing beneath the ramps to Interstate 579.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Approaching the North Shore interchange.  The home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Heinz Field, in the background.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Passing through Point State Park.  The ramp to Interstate 376 splits off to the left
ahead, and the ramp on the right is from Fort Duquesne Boulevard and the 10th
Street Bypass.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Crossing the Fort Pitt Bridge.  The West End interchange is at the end of the
bridge, on the right, and before the tunnel.  Notice the unusual guide signs, with
variable arrows in case the flow of traffic has to be modified.  (Jeff Kitsko)
Descending Green Tree Hill after the PA 121 interchange.  (Jeff Kitsko)
At the bottom of the hill approaching the PA 50 interchange in Carnegie.
(Jeff Kitsko)
Passing through Carnegie approaching the Rosslyn Farms interchange.
(Jeff Kitsko)
At the southern terminus of Interstate 279.  The US 22 and US 30 designations
continue westward.  (Jeff Kitsko)

Interstate 279

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Page updated January 10, 2010.
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