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Pennsylvania Turnpike

The Pennyslvania Turnpike can be considered one of, if not the, first highways in the United States of America. It dates back to 1791, when the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Turnpike was created. Plans for the current highways started in 1901. The turnpike has a total turnpike commission operates 531 miles of toll highway. 359 miles of that is along the main-line that runs from the Ohio/Pennsylvania State Line to the New Jersey/Pennsylvania State Line, at the Delaware River.

In January, 2005, about half of all tolls collected on the turnpike were from EZ-PASS. Thats the tunrpikes electronic toll collection method. Currently, EZ-PASS is used on the east-west mainline and the Northeast Extension. Plans are being made to expand it to the Mon-Fayette Expressway, Greensburg Bypass and the Beaver Valley Expressway. Interchanges in the Pittsburgh Area have the greatest number of EZ-PASS users.*

Gov. Ed Rendell is exploring a option to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This option would provide funding for the states transportion needs. In early 2005 a commission was set up to find out how the state could create funding to repair roads and bridges and help the budgets of mass transit agencies in Philadelphia and Allegheny County. Several groups have expressed interest in leasing the turnpike, including Macquarie and Goldman Sachs.**

Near New Baltimore, the steps leading from the turnpike to St. John the Baptist Church will be eliminates by 2011. This is due to a eight mile highway project. It will place the highway in compliance with federal highway standards that do not allow pedestrian access to interstates. The stairs were built by contractors half a century ago. Locals say the right-of-way deal forced relocating graves of Crmelite priests who once lived at the monastery. In exchange for the land the toll road built steps to the church. The deal must have been a verbal one because a written pact cannot be located, turnpike officials say. Local church members have also been unable to fund an agreement.***

The Pennsylvania Turnpike passes through the following metro area.

Pittsburgh
Harrisburg
Philadelphia

To help local motorist with everyday toll costs. The Pennsylvania Turnpike offers the pre-paid toll system know as "E-ZPASS".


The Pennsylvania Turnpike crosses the following interstates.

Interstate 376, near Big Beaver.

EB PA Turn at I-376.

Interstate 79, near Wexford.

WB PA Turn near I-79.

Interstate 376, near Monroeville.

WB Turn at I-376. (July, 2019)

Interstate 70, near New Stanton.

EB PA Turn at west I-70.

WB PA Turn at west I-70.

Interstate 99, near Wolfsburg.

EB Turn at I-99.

WB Turn at I-99.

Interstate 70, near Breezewood.

EB Turn at east I-70.

Interstate 81, near Middlesex. (NO DIRECT INTERCHANGE)

EB Turn at the exit to I-81. (July, 2019)

WB Turn at I-81. (July, 2019)

Interstate 83, near New Cumberland.

A BGS on EB Turn at the exit to I-83.

Interstate 283, near Steelton.

EB Turn at I-283.

Interstate 176, near Morgantown.

WB Turn at I-176.

Interstate 76, near King of Prussia.
Interstate 276, near King of Prussia.

WB Turn at I-76. (July, 2019)
Interstate 476, near Norristown.

WB Turn at I-476. (July, 2019)

Interstate 95, near Hulmeville.
Interstate 276, near Hulmeville.

WB Turn at I-95/276.

Interstate 295, near Hulmeville.

The Offical Web-Site of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
http://www.paturnpike.com

Toll plazas on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Gateway, near SNPJ.

The stand alone 2 mile sign on WB PA Turn.

The first overhead sign on WB PA Turn.

Another set of overhead signs on WB PA Turn.

The half mile warning on WB PA Turn.

WB PA Turn at the Gateway Toll Barrier.

EB PA Turn two miles from the Gateway Toll Barrier. (July, 2019)

EB PA Turn one mile from the Gateway Toll Barrier. (July, 2019)

EB PA Turn near the Gateway Toll Barrier. (July, 2019)

EB PA Turn at the lane divide before the Gateway Toll Barrier. (July, 2019)

EB PA Turn at the Gateway Toll Barrier. (July, 2019)
Beaver Valley, near New Beaver

The two mile warnign sing on WB PA Turn.

The two mile warning sign on WB PA Turn.

WB PA Turn a half mile from the toll.

WB PA Turn at the Beaver Valley Toll Plaza.
Delaware River Bridge, near Bristal.

WB Turn before the Delaware River Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

WB Turn at the Delaware River Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)


Interstates posted on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Interstate 76, from the Pennsylvania/Ohio State Line to near King of Prussia.
Interstate 70, from near New Stanton to near Breezewood.
Interstate 276, from near King of Prussia to near Hulme.
Interstate 95, near Hulmeville.

EB Turn crossing the Delaware River.

EB Turn crossing the Delaware River.

A BGS on SB I-95/New Jersey Turnpike.

EB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 13.

WB Turn at U.S. Rt. 13.

EB Turn at U.S. Rt. 13.

EB Turn east of I-276/295.

A BGS on WB I-295.

A BGS on the ramp from I-95 to PA St Rt 413.

A set of guide markers on the ramp from I-95 to PA St Rt 413.

A BGS on SB I-95. (now I-295)

A BGS on WB I-295.

A guide marker on SB U.S. Rt. 1.

A guide marker on SB U.S. Rt. 1.

A guide marker on SB U.S. Rt. 1.

WB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 1.

WB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 1.

WB Turn near Feasterville.

WB Turn east of PA St Rt 611.

WB Turn west of PA St Rt 611.

WB Turn near Dresher.

WB Turn west of PA St Rt 309.

WB Turn near Fort Washington.

WB Turn at I-476.

WB Turn west of I-476.

WB Turn east of the Schuykill River.

WB Turn west of the Schuykill River.

A guide marker for the King of Prussia Service Area.

A guide marker for the King of Prussia Service Area.

WB Turn at the King of Prussia Service Area.

WB Turn at the King of Prussia Service Area.

WB Turn west of I-276.

The Valley Forge Service Plaza.

WB Turn west of Valley Forge.

WB Turn east of PA St Rt 29.

WB Turn at PA St Rt 29.

WB Turn west of PA St Rt 29.

WB Turn near Sidley.

WB Turn east of PA St Rt 100.

WB Turn west of PA St Rt 100.

WB Turn near Eagle.

WB Turn east of the Peter Camiel Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the Peter Camiel Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the Peter Camiel Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the Peter Camiel Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the Peter Camiel Service Plaza.

WB Turn west of the Peter Camel Service Plaza.

WB Turn at PA St Rt 345.

WB Turn west of PA St Rt 345.

WB Turn east of I-176.

WB Turn west of I-176.

WB Turn at the Lancaster/Berks County Line.

WB Turn near Bridge Road.

WB Turn near Bowmansville.

The Bowmansville Service Plaza.

WB Turn west of the Bowmansville Service Plaza.

WB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 222.

WB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 222.

WB Turn west of Denver.

WB Turn near Hopeland.

WB Turn near Brickerville.

WB Turn near Penryn.

WB Turn near Mt. Hope.

WB Turn east of PA St Rt 72.

The Lebanon-Lancaster Toll Plaza.

The Highspire Service Plaza on the EB Turn.

EB Turn west of the High Spire Service Plaza.

A guide marker on Hershey Park Drive.

A BGS in Hershey Park.

A BGS on WB U.S. Rt. 322.

A BGS on WB U.S. Rt. 322.

EB Turn east of I-283.

EB Turn at I-283.

A BGS on NB I-81.

A BGS on SB I-83.

A BGS on SB I-283.

The Harrisburg East Toll Plaza.

WB Turn west of I-283.

EB Turn at the Susquehanna River.

WB Turn at the Dauphin/York County Line.

EB Turn west of the Susquehanna River.

EB Turn east of I-83.

A BGS on SB I-83.

The Harrisburg West Toll Plaza.

EB Turn at I-83.

WB Turn west of I-83.

EB Turn west of I-83.

WB Turn at the York/Cumberland County Line.

EB Turn west of Rossmoyne Road.

EB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 15.

A BGS on SB U.S. Rt. 15.

A BGS on SB U.S. Rt. 15.

A guide marker on SB U.S. Rt. 15.

WB Turn at U.S. Rt. 15.

EB Turn at U.S. Rt. 15.

WB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 15.

EB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 15.

EB Turn near New Kingston.

WB Turn east of I-81.

EB Turn east of I-81.

A BGS on NB I-81.

The Carlisle Toll Plaza.

EB Turn at I-81.

EB Turn east of the Cumberland Valley Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the Cumberland Valley Service Plaza on EB Turn.

A guide sign for the Cumberland Valley Service Plaza on EB Turn.

The Cumberland Valley Service Plaza on the EB Turn.

EB Turn near Newville.

EB Turn west of Heberling.

EB Turn east of Newburg.

The Blue Mountain Service Plaza.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 997.

EB Turn at PA St Rt 997.

EB Turn west of Newburg.

EB Turn east of the Blue Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn in the Blue Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn at the Blue Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn in the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn at the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn west of the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn east of Willow Hill.

EB Turn near Willow Hill.

EB Turn west of PA St Rt 75.

EB Turn at PA St Rt 75.

EB Turn west of PA St Rt 75.

EB Turn east of the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn in the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn at the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn west of the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.

EB Turn near Burnt Cabins.

EB Turn east of Fort Littleton.

EB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 522.

EB Turn at U.S. Rt. 522.

EB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 522.

EB Turn east of Hustontown.

EB Turn near Davis Lane.

EB Turn near Wood Bridge Creek.

EB Turn near Valley Road.

EB Turn east of Breezewood.

EB Turn east of I-70.

A guide marker on NB Breezewood Road.

A junction marker on WB U.S. Rt. 30.

A guide marker on EB I-70/WB U.S. Rt. 30.

A guide marker on WB I-70/EB U.S. Rt. 30.

A BGS on EB I-70/WB U.S. Rt. 30.

EB through the Breezewood Toll Plaza.

A warning sign for the Breezewood Toll Plaza on WB I-70.

WB at the Breezewood Toll Plaza.

EB Turn west of Breezewood.

WB Turn west of Breezewood.

WB Turn near Brush Creek.

EB Turn at Ritche Road.

EB Turn east of Everett.

EB Turn at Everett.

WB Turn near Everett.

EB Turn west of Everett.

EB Turn near Ashcom.

EB Turn near Lutzville Road.

EB Turn near Lutzville Road.

EB Turn east of the Midway Service Plazas.

A guide sign for the South Midway Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the South Midway Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the South Midway Service Plaza.

The South Midway Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Midway Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Midway Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Midway Service Plaza.

The North Midway Service Plaza.

EB Turn near the Midway Service Plazas.

EB Turn east of Bedford.

WB Turn at Bedford.

The Bedford Interchange Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

EB Turn east of I-99/U.S. Rt. 220.

WB Turn east of I-99/U.S. Rt. 220.

EB Turn west of I-99/U.S. Rt. 220.

WB Turn west of I-99/U.S. Rt. 220.

EB Turn near Diehl Road.

EB Turn near Manns Choice.

EB Turn near the Shawnee Branch of the Juniata River.

EB Turn near Spicer Brook.

EB Turn at Cider Road.

WB Turn at the Bedford/Somerset County Line.

WB Turn at St. John the Baptist Church at New Baltimore.

WB Turn at St. John the Baptist Church at New Baltimore.

EB Turn east of New Baltimore.

EB Turn at New Baltimore.

EB Turn near Three Lick Run.

WB Turn at an old alignment of the highway.

EB Turn near Wambaugh Hollow Road.

EB Turn along the Raytown Branch of the Juniata River.

EB Turn along the Raytown Branch of the Juniata River.

EB Turn along the Raytown Branch of the Juniata River.

EB Turn east of the Allegheny Tunnel.

WB Turn near the Allegheny Tunnel.

WB Turn at the Allegheny Tunnel.

WB Turn in the Allegheny Tunnel.

EB Turn in the Allegheny Tunnel.

EB Turn at the Allegheny Tunnel.

EB Turn west of the Allegheny Tunnel.

WB Turn west of the Allegheny Tunnel.

WB Turn near PA St Rt 160.

EB Turn near Brotherton Road.

WB Turn east of the North Somerset Travel Plaza.

EB Turn at U.S. Rt. 219.

A BGS on NB U.S. Rt. 219.

EB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 219.

A guide sign for the North Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the North Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the South Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the South Somerset Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the South Somerset Service Plaza.

The South Somerset Service Plaza.

The North Somerset Service Plaza.

EB Turn west of Somerset.

EB Turn at Somerset.

A guide marker on SB PA St Rt 985.

A guide marker on SB PA St Rt 601.

A set of guide markers on SB PA St Rt 601.

A guide marker on SB PA St Rt 601.

The Somerset Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

The Somerset Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

WB Turn west of Somerset.

WB Turn west of Somerset.

EB Turn west of Somerset.

EB Turn east of Zimmerman.

EB Turn near Zimmerman.

EB Turn west of Zimmerman.

EB Turn west of Coxes Creek Road.

EB Turn east of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

EB Turn at the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

EB Turn west of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 381.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 31/711.

WB Turn east of Donegal.

A guide marker on WB PA St Rt 31/711.

Looking south at the Donegal Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

Looking north at the Donegal Toll Plaza. (July, 2019)

EB Turn west of Donegal.

WB Turn west of Donegal.

EB Turn near Jacobs Creek.

EB Turn near Jacobs Creek.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 982.

EB Turn at PA St Rt 981.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 819.

EB Turn at PA St Rt 819.

A guide sign for the New Stanton Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the New Stanton Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the New Stanton Service Plaza.

A guide sign for the New Stanton Service Plaza.

The New Stanton Service Plaza.

Looking east at the New Stanton Service Plaza.

EB Turn at Sportsmen Road.

EB Turn east of PA St Rt 66.

EB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 119.

WB Turn near New Stanton.

EB Turn west of west I-70.

WB Turn west of I-70.

EB Turn near Darragh.

EB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 30.

WB Turn east of U.S. Rt. 30.

WB Turn at U.S. Rt. 30.

EB Turn at U.S. Rt. 30.

EB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 30.

WB Turn west of U.S. Rt. 30.

A sign along the EB Turn.

EB Turn near Irwin.

EB Turn south of PA St Rt 130.

EB Turn at PA St Rt 130.

EB Turn near Valley Club Road.

EB Turn near Bell Aire Recreation Center.

EB Turn near Ferndale Park.

EB Turn east of I-376.

EB Turn at Monroeville.

EB I-376 at the Pittsburgh Ext Toll Plaza.

WB I-376 at the Pittsbugh Ext Toll Plaza.

A BGS on EB I-376/U.S. Rt. 22.

A BGS on NB PA St Rt 28.

A sign at a gore point near Cheswick.

WB PA Turn near Indianoia.

A BGS on NB I-76, near Mars.

A BGS on NB I-79 near Cranberry.

A travel advisory sign on NB I-79.

WB PA Turn near Brighton.

EB PA Turn west of I-376.

WB PA Turn near Enon Valley.

EB PA Turn west of PA St Rt 551.

EB PA Turn east of the Eastgate Toll Barrier.

A EZ-PASS sign near the Gateway Toll Barrier on WB PA Turn.

WB PA Turn near the Pennsylvania/Ohio State Line.

EB PA Turn at the Pennsylvania Welcome Sign.

The welcome to the Pennsylvania Turnpike sign on EB PA Turn at the Ohio/Pennsylvania State Line.

A BGS on EB I-80/Ohio Turnpike.

A thank you sign on WB PA Turn at the Pennsylvania/Ohio State Line.

*"On turnpike, half of tolls were collected with E-Z Pass" 28 March 2005 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA.
**"Rendell will expole leasing PA. Turnpike" 21 November 2006 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pittsburgh, PA.
***"Turnpike changes bring an end to church steps" 21 March 2007 The Tribune-Democrat Johnstown, PA

19 March 2020