The section of the Penn-Lincoln Parkway between the Interstate 79-279 interchange and Pennsylvania 60 is designated solely as U.S. 22-30. It is a very busy freeway route, as it provides part of the connection between downtown Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh International Airport.
U.S. 22-30/Parkway West Eastbound
Traveling eastbound, between the Pennsylvania 60 and Interstate 79-279 interchanges, there are currently no onramps or offramps, not even to Campbells Run Road. However, that will change once the second connector to the Pittsburgh Southern Beltway is constructed about midway between those two points. The Southern Beltway, which is a Congressional high priority corridor, will connect to U.S. 22-30 here and again with both highways south and west of the airport. Planned as Interstate 576, the Southern Beltway will ultimately provide an alternative to the Parkway West and Parkway East in making the connection from the western suburbs to eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Continuing east, U.S. 22-30 eastbound approach their interchange with Interstate 79 and Interstate 279. There is no access to northbound Interstate 79 (that connection is made via Pennsylvania 60 east to Interstate 79 Exit 60), but there is access to Interstate 79 south to Washington (Junction Interstate 70 in southwestern Pennsylvania) and West Virginia. The U.S. 22-30 freeway continues straight ahead as Interstate 279/Parkway West. Photo taken 10/28/04.
U.S. 22-30/Parkway West Westbound
Traveling westbound, these are the first reassurance shields for U.S. 22 and U.S. 30 after the "END Interstate 279" shield assembly. The Interstate 79 overpass is visible in the distance. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Westbound U.S. 22-30 passes under Interstate 79, a major north-south corridor in western Pennsylvania. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Another set of reassurance shields are posted here on westbound U.S. 22-30 after the ramps from Interstate 79 rejoin the freeway. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Unlike eastbound U.S. 22-30, there is one offramp. This exit serves Campbell Run Road, which closely parallels U.S. 22-30 between Interstate 79 and Pennsylvania 60, acting in some cases as a frontage road. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Westbound U.S. 22-30/Penn-Lincoln Parkway reaches the exit for Campbell Run Road near the Parkway View Industrial Park in Robinson Township. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The Southern Beltway, which is a Congressional high priority corridor, will connect to U.S. 22-30 here and again with both highways south and west of the airport. Planned as Interstate 576, the Southern Beltway will ultimately provide an alternative to the Parkway West and Parkway East in making the connection from the western suburbs to eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The continuation of U.S. 22-30 westbound is via a loop ramp at the next interchange. All traffic for U.S. 22 west to Weirton, West Virginia, and U.S. 30 west to Canton, Ohio, must use the right lane and prepare to exit onto a loop ramp. U.S. 22 will continue as a freeway all the way to Weirton, while U.S. 30 resumes as a two-lane, rural road en route to Clinton and Raccoon Creek State Park. Upon entering Ohio, however, U.S. 30 again becomes a freeway. Photo taken 10/28/04.
The two left lanes, meanwhile, continue straight ahead on the freeway, which becomes northbound Pennsylvania 60/Airport Parkway. The airport exit is another six miles north of this interchange. This interchange between U.S. 22-30 and Pennsylvania 60 can be slow during rush hours, and it is a cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 10/28/04.
U.S. 22-30/Penn-Lincoln Parkway will exit from the freeway, while Pennsylvania 60 will continue north as the Airport Parkway. The split is one-quarter mile ahead of this point. Photo taken 10/28/04.
Westbound U.S. 22-30 split off at this transition ramp, while Pennsylvania 60 starts its northward journey here. Pennsylvania 60 provides service to the airport, Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76), New Castle, and Interstate 80 in Sharon. Photo taken 10/28/04.