Road Information

Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania Total Mileage in State: 351 miles
Eastern End: At New Jersey state line
Western End: At Ohio state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 351 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Cumberland, Franklin, Huntingdon, Fulton, Bedford, Somerset, Westmoreland, Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Lawrence
Major Junctions in Photos: I-95, in Philadelphia
I-676/US 30, in Philadelphia
I-476, near King of Prussia 
I-276, in Valley Forge
I-176, in Morgantown
I-283, near Harrisburg
I-83, near Harrisburg
I-81, in Carlisle
I-70, in Breezewood
I-99/US 220, in Bedford
I-70, in New Stanton
I-376, in Monroeville
I-79, near Warrendale
I-376, near Big Beaver 
Control Cities in Photos: Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Norristown, Valley Forge, Downingtown, Harrisburg, Carlisle, Bedford, Somerset, New Stanton, Monroeville, Warrendale

Westbound

   

Interstate 76 West as it crosses the Walt Whitman Bridge over the Delaware River and enters Pennsylvania from New Jersey. The speed limit across the bridge is variable, but was 45 mph at the time in the photo.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Follow Interstate 95 South, immediately after the bridge's toll plaza ahead, to Philadelphia International Airport.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

This sign basically provides a visual aid for what I just mentioned above. Immediately after the toll plaza ahead, stay to the right for Exit 351 to Interstate 95 and the airport.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West approaching the west end of the Walt Whitman Bridge, the toll plaza, and Exit 351 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West approaching the toll plaza. Once again, keep to the right for Exit 351 after the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

A closer view of the toll plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 351: Interstate 95 - Trenton / Chester / Front St  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 350: Seventh St / To Packer Ave  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 349: PA 611 - Broad St / Sports Complex  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Speed limit sign just past Exit 349. The speed limit on Interstate 76 through much of the Philadelphia are is 45 mph.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 348: PA 291 West - Penrose Ave  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 347: Passyunk Ave  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 346C: Vare Ave / Mifflin St  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West shield.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 346B: University Avenue  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Use Exit 346A to the University of Pennsylvania. Use Exit 345 to Drexel University.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

A view of the Philadelphia skyline on Interstate 76 West.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 346A: South Street  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Near mile marker 345, the speed limit increases slightly to 50 mph.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Another view of the Philadelphia skyline on Interstate 76 West.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 345: 30th St  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West approaching Exit 344 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 344: Interstate 676 / US 30 East - Central Philadelphia  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 342 to East Fairmount Park.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 342: US 13 / US 30 West - Girard Ave / Philadelphia Zoo  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 341 to West Fairmount Park and Mann Music Center.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 341: Montgomery Dr / West River Dr. No trucks or buses are permitted to use this exit.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 340B to Northeast Philadelphia and Exit 339 to St. Joseph's University.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 339: US 1 South - City Ave  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 340B: US 1 North - Roosevelt Blvd  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 340A to Germantown and Wissahickon Park.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 340A: Lincoln Dr / Kelly Dr  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 339 (again): US 1 South - City Ave. I guess if you missed Exit 339's first ramp about a mile back, you aren't completely out of luck since it has two exits off I-76, for whatever reason. Also, at mile marker 339.5 here, the speed limit increases to 55 mph.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 338 to Manayunk and Roxborough.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 338: Belmont Ave / Green Lane  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 337: Gladwyne  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West: Road view from mile marker 335.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West approaching Exits 331B-A - 1 mile. Exit 331 A will be on the left while Exit 331B will be on the right.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 332: PA 23 - Conshohocken  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 331B: Interstate 476 North - Plymouth Meeting  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 331A: Interstate 476 South - Chester  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 330: PA 320 - Gulph Mills  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to King of Prussia. Take the next exit (Exit 329) to Henderson Road.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 329: King of Prussia / Norristown  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 328A to Valley Forge National Park. Take Exit 327 to Valley Forge Casino Resort.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West approaching the junction of Interstate 276 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 328A to Swedesford Road. Take Exit 327 to Mall Blvd.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 328A and follow US 422 West to Valley Forge National Park.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exits 328B-A and Exit 327: US 202 / To US 422 West - King of Prussia / West Chester / Pottstown  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 328B: US 202 North - King of Prussia  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West at Exit 327: Mall Blvd. The toll plaza marking the entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

A closer view of the toll plaza. After it, stay to the left to continue on Intestate 76 West (PA Turnpike).  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

On the other end of the toll plaza, keep to the left to remain on Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) toward Harrisburg. Stay to the right to go onto Interstate 276 West (PA Turnpike) toward New Jersey and to Interstate 476 (Turnpike Northeast Extension) toward Allentown.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Sign listing the distances to the upcoming interchanges.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The speed limit on this stretch of Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) is 65 mph. That will be changing when we get to Morgantown, though.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

This sign warns that Exit 320 is for EZ Pass Tagholders only. There are no toll collectors on duty at this interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 320 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 320: PA 29 - Phoenixville / Malvern. Once again, it is clearly stated that this exit is for EZ Pass holders only.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Sign listing the distances to the next two turnpike interchages. It's 8 miles to the Downingtown interchage and 22 miles to the Morgantown interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 318.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 312 to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 312 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 312: PA 100 - Pottstown / West Chester  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Another Interstate 76 West shield.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

It's 13 miles to the Morgantown interchange and 25 miles to the Reading interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 307.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at the Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 298 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 298 to the Daniel Boone Homestead State Historic Site.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 298: Interstate 176 / PA 10 - Morgantown / Reading  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

It's 15 miles to the next interchage, which is Reading. It's 32 miles to the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

At mile marker 297.4, the speed limit increases to 70 mph. In July of 2014, Pennsylvania decided to increase the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on two stretches of Interstate highway in the state, one of them being Interstate 76 (PA Turnpike) from the Morgantown interchange to the Blue Mountain interchage (Exit 201). Another stretch of Interstate which saw the same increase in speed was Interstate 80 from DuBois to Centre County. The speed limit increases are a pilot project that may lead to higher speed limits elsewhere in the state.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 293.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 286 to Ephrata Cloister Landis Valley Museum.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 286 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 286: US 222 - Reading / Lancaster  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

It's 19 miles to the Lebanon-Lancaster interchange and 38 miles to the Harrisburg East interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 280.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 275.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 266 to Hershey.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 266 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 266: PA 72 - Lebanon / Lancaster  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Another Interstate 76 West shield.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) as it enters Lebanon County.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at one of several Emergency Pull-Off area on the turnpike.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Another speed limit - 70 sign at mile marker 262. Man, those signs sure do look good to me!  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Lawn Service Plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at the Lawn Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 254.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Harrisburg, the State Capital.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 247 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Traffic to Interstate 81 South should use Exit 226 (Carlisle interchange), 21 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 247 to Harrisburg International Airport.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 247: Interstate 283 / PA 283 - Harrisburg / Hershey  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The next interchange (Harrisburg West) is 5 miles ahead, while the Gettysburg Pike interchage is 11 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Again, use Exit 226 to get to Interstate 81 South.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 242 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 242: Interstate 83 - York / Baltimore / Harrisburg  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Sign listing the distances to the two upcoming interchages.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 236 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 236: US 15 - Gettysburg / Harrisburg  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The Carlisle interchage is just 10 miles ahead while the Blue Mountain interchage is 35 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 231.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Trucks should use US 11 North off the next interchage to access all truck services in Carlisle.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 226 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 226 to US Army War College and US Army Heritage Center.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 226: Interstate 81 / US 11 - Carlisle / Chambersburg  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The Blue Mountain interchange, which is the next one, is 25 miles ahead while it's 38 miles to the Willow Hill interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 219.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 215. Over the past 7 years or so, they have rebuilt a lot of the overpasses along this stretch of the turnpike. Many of them were very old, and had low clearance heights on the shoulders. I must say that I think they did a pretty good job rebuilding them in a timely manner.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 207, as the third lane westbound prepares to come to an end. Along with rebuilding the overpasses, they widened the stretch from Carlisle to here, to allow for 3 lanes in each direction.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Blue Mountain Service Plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at the Blue Mountain Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 201 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

After the next exit, we're going to go through two tunnels in quick succession. This sign lists the Hazardous Materials tunnel restrictions. If you're vehicle has any cargo on it required the placards shown on this sign, you're prohibited from going through the tunnel and must use Exit 201.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 201: PA 997 - Shippensburg / Chambersburg  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Nearing mile marker 200, the speed limit drops to 55 mph as you prepare to enter the first tunnel. This marks the end of the 70 mph speed limit on the turnpike. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted, right?  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Sign listing the distances to the next two interchanges.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Blue Mountain Tunnel - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Sign advising motorists to remove their sunglasses to allow for better visibility going through the tunnels.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

You're also reminded to turn on your headlights throughout the tunnels.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Blue Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Entering the Blue Mountain Tunnel. Lane changes are not permitted in the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

View from inside the Blue Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Immediately upon exiting the Blue Mountain Tunnel, Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) prepares to enter the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Road view as you enter the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Upon exiting this tunnel, the speed limit increases to 65 mph at mile marker 197.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 192.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 189 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 189: PA 75 - Willow Hill / Fort Loudon  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Just past the last interchange, the speed limit drops to 55 mph once again as we prepare to enter another tunnel about 1 1/2 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The Fort Littleton interchange lies 9 miles ahead, while it's 27 miles to the Breezewood interchange, where Interstate 70 will join up with the turnpike.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Once again, you're reminded to remove your sunglasses upon entering the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

...........and also to turn your headlights on again.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) as it enters the Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Just like before, the speed limit increases to 65 mph immediately after exiting the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Road view on Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike).  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 183.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 180 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 180: US 522 - McConnellsburg / Mt Union  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The Breezewood interchage lies 18 miles ahead, while it's 34 miles to the Bedford interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 175.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Sideling Hill Service Plaza - 1 mile. During this time, the Midway Service Plaza near Bedford was closed due to renovations. As such, the Sideling Hill Service Plaza was the last one for 61 miles, until the Somerset Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at the Sideling Hill Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 170.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view as you almost reach the top of the hill you've been going up since the Sideling Hill Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from the top of the hill, at mile marker 166.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 165.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 164, as you prepare to traverse this downgrade.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 161 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 161: US 30 / To Interstate 70 East - Everett / Hancock, MD  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

A closer view of the off ramp for Exit 161, the infamous Breezewood interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West shields located at mile marker 161. Also, this sign lists the distances to the next two interchanges heading westbound.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 157.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 150.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Midway Service Plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 146 to Blue Knob State Park and Shawnee State Park.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at the (closed at the time) Midway Service Plaza. If I remember correctly, the service plaza was scheduled to be re-opened in May 2015, which means it should have re-opened by the time I'm posting this.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Another Hazardous Materials Restrictions sign for the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel, which lies in between Exits 146 and 110. If you're load contains any HazMat requiring any of the placards shown here, you must use Exit 146 since you are prohibited from going through the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 146 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 146: Interstate 99 / US 220 - Altoona / Johnstown  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Oh, and by the way, use Exit 146 to Cumberland, MD. That's right, this sign is actually after the sign for the actual exit, but the exit ramp lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West shields located near mile marker 146.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

The next interchange, which is the Somerset interchange, lies 36 miles ahead. It's 55 miles to the next one after that, which is the Donegal interchange.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 141.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 135.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

At mile marker 130, the speed limit drops to 55 mph as you prepare to climb Allegheny Mountain. It's about a 5 mile grade.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Starting up the grade, this minimum speed limit of 40 mph is posted.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

What that minimum speed limit actually means, though, is that you must have your flashers on if you're moving at a speed below 40 mph, as this sign clears up.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 127, climbing the hill. There are 3 lanes on the westbound side during the grade, but the third lane ends a little bit before entering the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 125.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

One mile from the entrance to the tunnel, the left lane prepares to end.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Once again, motorists are reminded to turn on their headlights before entering the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

View as you enter the tunnel.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view as you exit the tunnel. The speed limit increases to 65 mph just ahead.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 118.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 115.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Somerset Service Plaza - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at the Somerset Service Plaza.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 110 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Take Exit 110 to the Flight 93 National Memorial.  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 110: US 219 - Somerset / Johnstown  (Photo taken 4/12/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 109. It's 67 miles to Pittsburgh and 109 miles to the Ohio border.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 106.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 104.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) as it starts down a 6 mile grade, known as Laurel Hill.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Winding road for the next 5 miles as Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) goes down the grade.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) as it continues down Laurel Hill. 5 miles to go.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 98.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) 3 miles from the bottom of the grade.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 97.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 95. A slight break in the downgrade exists here.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

At mile marker 93, we've reached the bottom of Laurel Hill on Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike).  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 91 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 91: PA 31 / PA 711 - Ligonier / Uniontown  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

More winding road exists on the turnpike heading west for the next 8 miles.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the two upcoming interchanges.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) as it prepares to traverse another 5 mile downgrade near mile marker 89.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 87.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 86, continuing down the grade.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 82, at the bottom of the grade.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 80.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the New Stanton Service Plaza - 2 miles. This is the last plaza westbound on the turnpike, so the next service plaza past here isn't until you cross into Ohio on the Ohio Turnpike.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at the New Stanton Service Plaza, located near mile marker 77.5.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 75, which is the western end of the I-76/I-70 concurrency - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 76 to US 119 / PA 66 Toll to Connellsville and Delmont.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 75 for Interstate 70 West to Washington, PA and Columbus, OH.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 / Interstate 70 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 75: Interstate 70 West / US 119 / PA 66 Toll - Greensburg / Wheeling WV  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Standalone Interstate 76 West assurance shield just past Exit 75, now that Interstate 70 has departed to head directly west to Washington, PA and Wheeling, WV. I-76 maintains 3 lanes in each direction from this point to the Irwin interchange, about 7 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Speed limit sign near mile marker 75. The speed limit remains 65 mph.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the next two turnpike interchanges.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 73.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 71.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 67 - 1 mile. The third lane we saw appear just past Exit 75 will serve as an Exit Only lane for Exit 67.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 67 to North Huntingdon Township.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 67: US 30 - Irwin / McKeesport  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the next two turnpike interchages as we continue west.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 62.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 57 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 57: Interstate 376 West / US 22 - Pittsburgh / Monroeville  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the two upcoming interchanges. It's 9 miles to the Allegheny Valley interchange and 18 miles to the Butler Valley interchange.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 52.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 51.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 48 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) as it crosses the Allegheny River over the Allegheny River Turnpike Bridge, at mile marker 48.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 48: PA 28 - New Kensington / Pittsburgh  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

It's 8 miles to the Butler Valley interchange and 19 miles to the Cranberry interchange.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 42.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 39 to Hampton Township.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 39 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 39: PA 8 - Pittsburgh / Butler  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the next two turnpike interchanges.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 35.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the Warrendale Toll Plaza - 1 mile. This plaza marks the end of ticket tolling on the turnpike in Pennsylvania.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching the toll plaza - 1/2 mile. If you've been on the turnpike since New Jersey, your wallet is about to take a beating.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at the turnout for the Warrendale Toll Plaza.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 28 to Old Economy Village State Historic Site.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 28 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 28: Interstate 79 - Pittsburgh / Erie  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West assurance shield near mile marker 27.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Sign listing the distances to the final two interchanges on the PA Turnpike westbound.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 24.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 17.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 15.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 13 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 13: PA 18 - Ellwood City / Beaver Falls  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

It's 2 miles to the New Castle interchange, which is the final turnpike interchange in Pennsylvania heading westbound.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Take Exit 10 to Pittsburgh International Airport.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) approaching Exit 10 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at Exit 10: Interstate 376 - New Castle / Pittsburgh  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

A closer view of the off ramp for Exit 10.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West assurance shield just past mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

The speed limit remains 65 mph all the way to the Ohio border.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

The beginning of the Ohio Turnpike on Interstate 76 West is 9 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike) at mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 4.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

Interstate 76 West (PA Turnpike): Road view from mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

The beginning of the Ohio Turnpike (and the Ohio border itself) is 1 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).

As Interstate 76 prepares to leave Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Turnpike reaches its western end at the Ohio border, this sign thanks you for traveling the PA Turnpike, America's First Superhighway.  (Photo taken 7/3/15).