|COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE|
|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.
Please visit our website at www.paturnpike.com to learn more about the Turnpike.