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Pennsylvania 60/Toll Pennsylvania 60

Pennsylvania 60 North
After departing from the Penn-Lincoln Parkway West (U.S. 22-30), Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway/Orange Belt begins its northward journey as a freeway. The Orange Belt connected to northbound Pennsylvania 60 from eastbound U.S. 22-30; it will remain connected with Pennsylvania 60 until Exit 3. The first interchange on northbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 1, Robinson Town Centre Boulevard. The right lane exits only onto the boulevard, which connects to a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 1, Robinson Town Centre Boulevard. Use this exit to reach the Mall at Robinson as well as a wide variety of restaurants, big box stores, and motels. Much of this area was developed in the late 1980s and into the 1990s, with the mall opening in 1989. Photo taken 10/29/04.
The next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway is Exit 2, Montour Run Road, three-eighths of a mile. Montour Run Road acts as an alternate route into the Robinson Town Centre shopping area. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 2, Montour Run Road. The next exit is Exit 3, Junction Business Pennsylvania 60 north to Moon Township; Pennsylvania 60 continues north toward Pittsburgh International Airport. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway and the Orange Belt will end their brief partnership at Exit 3. The Orange Belt splits northeast along Business Pennsylvania 60, while Pennsylvania 60 angles northwest toward the airport's main entrance. Use Business Pennsylvania 60 to connect to Robert Morris University via University Boulevard/Orange Belt northbound. In addition, the business route serves the Air Force Base as well as the Airside Business Park. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Large overhead diagrammatical signs offer an explanation of the lane configuration as northbound Pennsylvania 60 and Business Pennsylvania 60/Orange Belt prepare to split. The right two lanes exit onto Business Pennsylvania 60, while the left three lanes continue north on Pennsylvania 60. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60 and the Orange Belt split here, at Exit 3, Junction Business Pennsylvania 60 north to Moon Township. The business route is an expressway for its entire length, with full freeway interchanges at several locations. Business Pennsylvania 60 skirts the eastern and northern edges of the Pittsburgh International Airport, and it returns to Pennsylvania 60 at Exit 8. There is no direct access from the business loop to the airport. Photo taken 10/29/04.
The interchange between Pennsylvania 60 and Business Pennsylvania 60 can be seen from the parking lot of an adjacent hotel that sits on a hill to the west. This picture shows the view of the interchange as seen from the parking lot. Photo taken 10/27/04.
The next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 4, McClaren Road, one mile. Photo taken 10/29/04.
McClaren Road northbound serves the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, which is situated toward the southeastern corner of the sprawling airport site. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 4, McClaren Road. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Looking again from the hotel parking lot near the Pennsylvania 60/Business Pennsylvania 60 interchange, these two pictures show the continuation of northbound Pennsylvania 60 as the freeway continues north past the business loop interchange and approaches the McClaren Road interchange (Exit 4). Photos taken 10/27/04.
The next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60/Beaver Valley Expressway is Exit 6, Pittsburgh International Airport. One of the newer airports in the country, Pittsburgh International Airport serves western Pennsylvania with a variety of connections throughout the country. U.S. Airways makes its primary hub in Pittsburgh, and Southwest Airlines begins flight service to Pittsburgh International on May 4, 2005. Photo taken 10/29/04.
The right lane of northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway becomes exit only; the two left lanes continue north as the Beaver Valley Expressway en route to Beaver County, New Castle, and ultimately Sharon. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway expands to four lanes, with two lanes now exit only for Exit 6, Pittsburgh International Airport. Managed by the Allegheny County Airport Authority (which formed in 1999), the airport saw 102,023 takeoffs and landings in 2003. Photo taken 10/29/04.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 6, Pittsburgh International Airport. The construction activity visible to the west of the freeway is the preliminary construction underway for the Pittsburgh Southern Beltway, a Congressional High Priority Corridor that will offer a toll road alternative to the Interstate 279-376 combination to Pittsburgh. The road is proposed to connect the airport with eastern Pittsburgh and Monroeville, following an arc that would follow an east-west path parallel to and in between Interstate 376 and Interstate 70. The road, planned as Interstate 576, will begin here at this interchange. The first phase of the project will connect the airport with U.S. 22-30. Future phases will connect the airport to Interstate 79 and then continue east to serve the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Photo taken 10/29/04.
After the airport interchange, the next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 7, To U.S. 30 at Clinton, one mile. Clinton Road connects Pennsylvania 60 at Exit 7 with U.S. 30 in Clinton. Between U.S. 22 and Clinton Road, U.S. 30/Lincoln Highway parallels Pennsylvania 60. U.S. 30 turns west at Clinton, however, pushing it away from Pennsylvania 60 for the last time. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 7, Clinton Road west to U.S. 30 at Clinton in Findlay Township. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 8, where Business Pennsylvania 60 returns to Pennsylvania 60. For cargo service, use southbound Business Pennsylvania 60 (Exit 8). Photo taken 05/27/02.
The north end of Business Pennsylvania 60 is a freeway; this ramp offers a freeway to freeway connection to the business loop. There are plans currently marinating that might upgrade Pennsylvania 60 into an Interstate highway. It will be curious to see if Business Pennsylvania 60 transforms into an Interstate Business Loop. Current plans call for Pennsylvania 60 to become an extension of Interstate 376. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 8, Business Pennsylvania 60 (north end). Photo taken 05/27/02.
The next exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 9, Pennsylvania 151. Pennsylvania 151 is an east-west route that connects U.S. 30 with Pennsylvania 51 near the Ohio River. Like several three-digit state routes in western Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania 151 is numbered as a spur of its "parent" route, Pennsylvania 51. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The following exit is Exit 10, Green Garden Road west to Raccoon Township and Mill Street east to Aliquippa. Photo taken 10/12/01.
After Exit 10, the next exit is Exit 11, Pleasant Drive east to Brodhead Road in Potter Township. Following that interchange is Exit 12, Junction Pennsylvania 18/Frankfort Road. Pennsylvania 18 will generally parallel Pennsylvania 60 from Potter Township all the way north to Sharon. While Pennsylvania 18 offers connections to the many towns along the Pennsylvania 60 corridor, most exits from Pennsylvania 60 offer connections to Pennsylvania 18. Photo taken 05/27/02.
At this interchange, northbound Pennsylvania 60 meets Junction Pennsylvania 18/Frankfort Road (Exit 12). Pennsylvania 18 travels southwest toward Hanover Township and Frankfort Springs, then angles south toward Washington and Green Hills. To the northeast, Pennsylvania 18 follows the southern bank of the Ohio River, crossing the mighty river between Monaca and Rochester via the Rochester-Monaca Bridge. This is the last exit before Pennsylvania 60 crosses the Ohio River. Photo taken 05/27/02.
At the Pennsylvania 18 interchange, Pennsylvania 60 prepares the descend into the Ohio River Valley. The next exit is Exits 13A-B, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street in Vanport, but this interchange is located immediately after the Ohio River Bridge. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The steel cantilever Pennsylvania 60 bridge over the Ohio River comes into view as the freeway passes by the one-half mile advance sign for Exits 13A-B, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street. The Vanport Bridge was built in the late 1960s, at the same time the Pennsylvania 60 through this area was constructed. Most of Pennsylvania 60, excluding the Turnpike section, was constructed between 1968 and 1978. The Turnpike section was built in the early 1990s, with entire portion between Pennsylvania 51 and New Castle opening to traffic by 1992. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The single span of the Vanport Bridge is four lanes wide, with a jersey barrier separating the two directions of traffic. The shoulders are somewhat narrower than typical Interstate bridges, but they are still wider than those found on portions of Interstate 376 near downtown Pittsburgh. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The Pennsylvania 68 interchange is nearly a full cloverleaf, with only the southwestern quadrant missing a loop ramp. However, all directions are served by this interchange. The first ramp is Exit 13A, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street east to Beaver, followed by Exit 13B, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street west to Industry and Beaver Midland Road. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Northbound Pennsylvania 60/Beaver Valley Expressway reaches Exit 13A, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street east to Beaver. The borough of Beaver, located in Beaver County is home to 4,775 people as of the 2000 Census. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Immediately thereafter is the loop ramp from northbound Pennsylvania 60 to Exit 13B, Junction Pennsylvania 68/State Street west to Industry, Midland, and Ohioville. Each of these places are on the north bank of the Ohio River, and as the name "Industry" implies, a variety of power plants, factories, and other facilities line the river. The next exit is Exit 14, Brighton Road north to Dutch Ridge Road and south to Tuscarawas Road. Photo taken 05/27/02.
After Exit 14, the following exit along northbound Pennsylvania 60/Beaver Valley Expressway is Exit 15, Junction Pennsylvania 51/Constitution Boulevard. Use Pennsylvania 51 south to 11th Street east to Beaver Falls, home to 9,920 in the 2000 Census and accredited Geneva College. Exit 15 is the last exit before the Pennsylvania 60 Turnpike (toll road) begins. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Much further to the north, after the Pennsylvania Turnpike section and the New Castle Bypass, northbound Pennsylvania 60 finally reaches its interchange with Interstate 80 at Exits 59A-B. This is a large cloverleaf interchange just south of Sharon. Pennsylvania 60 continues north all the way to downtown Sharon, but it is a freeway for only a half-mile or so north of Interstate 80. Note the older, button copy signs. All Pennsylvania 60 freeway signs between U.S. 422 and Interstate 80 are older, but it is likely that they will be replaced as part of the larger statewide signage replacement program. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Pennsylvania 60 South
After the Interstate 80 interchange, southbound Pennsylvania 60 makes its first interchange with Pennsylvania 18, which follows New Castle Road through this stretch. Even though this would be Exit 57, there is no exit number posted, even though a tab has been allocated for one. Use Pennsylvania 18 north to connect to Pennsylvania 551/Pulaski Road southbound. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Use this exit to connect to Westminster College in New Wilmington. This exit, unlike those south of New Castle, is not numbered. This old, nonreflective sign must have been recycled, since there are markings of an Interstate shield that used to grace this sign but has since been scraped off to allow for reuse here. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Ten miles to the south, southbound Pennsylvania 60 approaches the urban limits of New Castle. The first interchange of significance is Exits 47B-A, Junction U.S. 422 (Sampson Street). This mileage sign is extremely old, and old exit numbers have been scraped off the sign. It seems as if these exit numbers were placed back when the numbering was sequential, and Exit 1 would have been at Interstate 80. However, these exit numbers are no longer in use, and the toll road mileage-based exit numbers have not been extended north, so it leaves behind a confusing mess of exit numbering for Pennsylvania 60. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60 approaches Exit 47B, Junction U.S. 422 (Sampson Street), two miles. Note the missing exit number in the exit tab. Photo taken 05/27/02.
U.S. 422 follows Sampson Street west toward Youngstown, Ohio, while eastbound U.S. 422 merges onto the Pennsylvania 60 freeway southbound. Eastbound Sampson Street is designated Business U.S. 422, and westbound Sampson Street is signed as U.S. 422. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Exits 47B-A is a cloverleaf interchange that connects Pennsylvania 60 with U.S. 422. Business U.S. 422/Sampson Street eastbound serves the City of New Castle, which was founded at the confluence of the Shenango River and Neshannock Creek in 1798. New Castle became a borough in 1825, was transferred to new Lawrence County in 1849, and it became a city in 1869. Steel mills brought prosperity and population to the city, with as many as nearly 40,000 people living in New Castle. Today the city has a population of 26,311 people as of the 2000 Census, having declined somewhat through the course of the 20th Century. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 47B, Junction Westbound U.S. 422/Sampson Street. Eastbound U.S. 422 joins the Pennsylvania 60 freeway around New Castle. These older signs are increasingly a rarity in Pennsylvania, as most newer signs have shields rather than text. However, the U.S. 422 through traffic sign is text-based, which is unlike most newer signs. Note that Pennsylvania 60 southbound is not mentioned on this overhead sign assembly. The next exit southbound is U.S. 224. Photo taken 05/27/02.
The second ramp is a loop ramp that connects southbound Pennsylvania 60 with Exit 47A, Junction Business U.S. 422/Sampson Street eastbound. Prior to the construction of the freeway bypass, U.S. 422 used to enter New Castle via Sampson Street. Photo taken 05/27/02.
Continuing south, the next exit along southbound Pennsylvania 60 and eastbound U.S. 422 is Exit 46, Junction U.S. 224. This interchange marks the eastern terminus of U.S. 224, which was retracted from downtown New Castle once the freeway bypass was completed. U.S. 224 is a fairly long route that extends west across Ohio, ending at U.S. 24 in Huntington, Indiana. U.S. 224 travels further east than its parent route, as U.S. 24 ends near Pontiac, Michigan. Photo taken 05/27/02.
We have a gap in coverage for the turnpike section; we resume along southbound Pennsylvania 60 at Exit 16, Pennsylvania 551. Pennsylvania 551 connects Pennsylvania 60 with Pennsylvania 18 near Beaver and Beaver Falls. Pennsylvania 18, which is a long north-south route that acts as the local alternative to the Pennsylvania 60 freeway, connects all the towns and villages parallel to Pennsylvania 60 between Beaver and Sharon. Pennsylvania 18 continues north of Sharon all the way Pennsylvania 5 on the Lake Erie shoreline, and it goes south via Washington to the West Virginia State Line at Garrison, where it connects with West Virginia 69. Photo taken 10/12/01.
The next exit along southbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 13, Junction Pennsylvania 68. Pennsylvania 68 is an east-west route that parallels the Ohio River between Glasgow and Beaver. The farthest north point of the Ohio River is located near the Beaver/Rochester/Monaca area. It flows southeast from that point into Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 68, meanwhile, continues northeast of Rochester toward Zelienople, Butler, and Clarion. Unlike northbound, there is only one ramp for Pennsylvania 68 on southbound Pennsylvania 60. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60 next approaches Exit 12, Junction Pennsylvania 18 just south of Beaver, just after the Ohio River Bridge. This exit was closed at the time of the photo due to ongoing construction work on the Ohio River bridge. Photo taken 10/12/01.
The next exit along southbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 8, Business Pennsylvania 60 (north end), one half mile. The large power line tower to the right of the picture has a cellular phone tower attached to the top of the pole. Photo taken 10/12/01.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60/Beaver Valley Expressway reaches Exit 8, Business Pennsylvania 60 (north end). Although shown as a business route, Business Pennsylvania 60 is the original Pennsylvania 60 expressway to the original airport entrance. It is mostly freeway with some divided highway segments. The new freeway bypass around the business loop was opened around the same time as the major improvements to the Pittsburgh International Airport were completed. Photo taken 10/12/01.
After the airport exit (Exit 6), the next exit along southbound is Exit 4, McClaren Road. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 4, McClaren Road. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The next exit along southbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 3, Business Pennsylvania 60/Orange Belt. Moon is not located on the business route; it is actually just north and east of the business route off Narrows Run Road. Use Business Pennsylvania 60 north to Robert Morris University. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 3, Business Pennsylvania 60. The Orange Belt merges onto southbound Pennsylvania 60; it will continue merged with southbound Pennsylvania 60 until turning west on U.S. 22-30 at Exits 1A-B. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Continuing south, the next exit along Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 2, Montour Run Road, one-quarter mile. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The right lane becomes exit only for Montour Run Road; the left two lanes continue south on Pennsylvania 60. Note the Orange Belt trailblazer, which points motorists to continue south on Pennsylvania 60 to continue on the Orange Belt. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 2, Montour Run Road. This exit serves the Robinson Town Centre. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The next exit along southbound Pennsylvania 60 is Exit 1, Robinson Town Centre Boulevard. This is the last exit before the U.S. 22-30 interchange. Robinson Town Centre is a large area for shopping, with most major big-box retailers in position there. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pavilion is located along westbound U.S. 22-30. Use west U.S. 22-30 to reach the pavilion. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The right lane becomes exit only for Robinson Town Centre Road. The overhead sign uses an exit number format very similar to the ones being installed in California, with the empty green field to the left of the exit number. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Use U.S. 22-30 (Penn-Lincoln Parkway West) east to connect to Interstate 79 southbound and Interstate 279 northbound to downtown Pittsburgh. Photo taken 05/24/02.
Southbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches Exit 1, Robinson Town Centre Road. Photo taken 10/28/04.
After Robinson Town Centre, southbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway reaches the end of its freeway segment, as Pennsylvania 60 and U.S. 22-30 meet in a nearly complete cloverleaf. Freeway traffic from Pennsylvania 60 merges directly onto the Penn Lincoln Parkway West (U.S. 22-30). Or more specifically, the two left lanes of Pennsylvania 60 becomes U.S. 22-30/Penn Lincoln Parkway West eastbound toward Junction Interstate 79, Junction Interstate 279, and downtown Pittsburgh. Here, southbound Pennsylvania 60 reaches Exit 1A, Junction U.S. 22-30 west to Weirton and Steubenville (via U.S. 22) and East Liverpool and Canton (via U.S. 30). Photo taken 10/28/04.
Immediately thereafter, southbound Pennsylvania 60 approaches the loop ramp that carries Pennsylvania 60 off the freeway. The main lanes become eastbound U.S. 22 and U.S. 30 by default. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The main lanes of southbound Pennsylvania 60 change into eastbound U.S. 22-30, while Exit 1A carries the mainline of Pennsylvania 60 onto Steubenville Pike, a two to four-lane street that connects to Robinson Township, Moon Run, and Kennedy Township. As a result, Pennsylvania 60 exits off the freeway here, and U.S. 22-30 takes over the freeway. Pennsylvania 60 follows the surface streets until its end at U.S. 19 and Pennsylvania 51 near the south end of the West End Bridge. As the signage indicates, Pennsylvania 60 (Steubenville Pike) is the only way to get to northbound Interstate 79; there is no connection to northbound Interstate 79 at the Interstate 279 interchange. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Scenes Pertaining to Pennsylvania 60
Along eastbound McClaren Road, this signage is found on the approach to Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway (Exit 4). Photo taken 10/28/04.
Pittsburgh International Airport Loop Road
The airport loop ferries travelers to long-term parking, short-term parking, the rental car lot, arrivals, and departures, as well as airport services such as the hotel, gas station, etc. Photo taken 10/28/04.
This is the entry monumentation found at the entrance to the airport. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The first left exit is for parking; the second left exit is for the hotel, rental car return, and commercial vehicles. The right lanes continue toward the terminal to serve arriving and departure passenger pick ups. Photo taken 10/28/04.
After leaving the terminal, the airport loop approaches its interchange with Pennsylvania 60. Use Pennsylvania 60 south to Pittsburgh, Interstate 79, and Interstate 279. Use Pennsylvania 60 north to Interstate 76/Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 80. Photo taken 10/28/04.
A final U-turn to the terminal is allowed before the airport loop leaves airport property and interchanges with Pennsylvania 60, which is just ahead of this point. Photo taken 10/28/04.

Page Updated April 16, 2004.