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July 2, 2010
New Signage Marks Turnpike 60 Conversion to I-376
PITTSBURGH, PA (07/02/2010)(readMedia)-- In May 2009 the Federal Highway Administration approved designating the 60-mile stretch of PA 60 between the Fort Pitt Tunnel in Pittsburgh and Interstate 80 in Mercer County as part of I-376. The Turnpike 60 section between Chippewa and New Castle is now being signed to identify it as I-376. The re-designation of Turnpike 60 to Toll I-376 is part of the 85-mile re-designation of portions of I-279, US 22 and 30, and SR 60, to I-376 as required by the Federal SAFETEA-LU legislation in 2005 and will become official on August 1, 2010.

Starting Tues., July 6 motorist will encounter single lane patterns along Turnpike 60 as crews install new signs for the roadway. The new designation will change the current Turnpike 60 from a north-south route to an east-west I-376 route. The extension of I-376 will also require the change of the current exit numbers. The changes will be as follows:

• Old Exit 29 to Exit 15

• South Mainline Toll Plaza to Mainline West Toll Plaza 18

• Old Exit 31 to Exit 17

• Old Exit 33 to Exit 19

• Old Exit 40 to Exit 26

• North Mainline Toll Plaza to Mainline East Toll Plaza 30

• Old Exit 43 to Exit 29

• Old Exit 45 to Exit 31

Tolls will remain the same.

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