Road Information

Interstate 279 in Pennsylvania Total Mileage in State: 13 miles
Northern End: At I-79, in Franklin Park
Southern End: At I-376, in Pittsburgh
Mileage covered in Photos: 13 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Allegheny
Major Junctions in Photos: PA 28 North, in Pittsburgh
US 19, in Ross Twp 
I-79, in Franklin Park
Control Cities in Photos: Pittsburgh, Franklin Park

Northbound

   

Interstate 279 North at its beginning, crossing the Fort Duquesne bridge just north of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Interstate 376 in downtown Pittsburgh.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 1B: North Shore; Exit 1C: US 19 / PA 65 North - Ohio River Blvd  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North approaching Exit 1D - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 1D: PA 28 North - Chestnut St / East Ohio St / Etna  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

An upside down Interstate 279 North assurance shield just past Exit 1D.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Speed limit sign near mile marker 1.5. The speed limit on Interstate 279 North starts out at 50 mph in downtown.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North as it passes underneath the ramps to and from PA 28 and Interstate 579.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 2.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 3: Hazlett Street  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North assurance shield just past Exit 3.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 3.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 4: US 19 North Truck Route - McKnight Rd / Evergreen Rd  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

North of Exit 4, the speed limit sees a slight increase to 55 mph. It remains that way for the rest of the duration of Interstate 279 North.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 4.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 5: US 19 - Perrysville Avenue  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

North of Exit 5, the right lane comes to an end as it is no longer needed as a truck climbing lane.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

As this sign reads, Interstate 279 is also known as the Raymond E. Wilt Memorial Highway. It is commonly referred to by Pittsburghers as the Parkway North.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North assurance shield near mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North: Road view from mile marker 6.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 7: Bellevue / West View  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Speed limit assurance sign north of Exit 7. Again, the speed limit remains 55 mph the rest of the way to Interstate 279's northern terminus.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at Exit 8: Camp Horne Road  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 8.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North: Road view from mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 9.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 10.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 11.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North: Road view from mile marker 11.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 12.5.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

As we near the northern terminus of Interstate 279, this advance mileage sign for Exit 73 on Interstate 79 North appears.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 North at mile marker 13.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).

Interstate 279 End shield at its northern terminus, as its two lanes prepare to merge into Interstate 79 North.  (Photo taken 9/5/15).