Interstate 76 / Schuylkill Expressway - West

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Interstate 76 West


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Ramps from S 26th Street, Passyunk Avenue and Oregon Avenue merge from the left side of Interstate 76 within the exchange at Exit 347. Row homes line adjacent Vare Avenue northward to the slip ramp at Exit 346C.
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Exit 346C joins Vare Avenue ahead of New Hope Street and Mifflin Street at the Grays Ferry neighborhood.
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Curving northward, the Schuylkill Expressway approaches Exit 346B for S 34th Street to University Avenue. Overheads for Exit 346B formerly displayed Civic Center.
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Interstate 76 maintains six overall lanes between Passyunk Avenue and Exit 346B.
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A wye interchange (Exit 346B) joins Interstate 76 westbound with parallel N 34th Street. N 34th Street extends north from Grays Ferry Avenue across the Schuylkill River to University Avenue.
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The University of Pennsylvania lies just west of the Schuylkill Expressway and south of Drexel University. Upcoming Exit 346A links I-76 with the campus via South Street.
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Interstate 76 elevates along a viaduct from S 34th Street to the bridge spanning the Schuylkill River.
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Downtown Philadelphia and the Schuylkill Arsenal Railroad Bridge
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Crossing the freeway just ahead of Left Exit 346A for South Street are AMTRAK and SEPTA Regional Rail lines.
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Interstate 76 straddles the west banks of the Schuylkill River leading toward Downtown Philadelphia.
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A wye interchange adds traffic to westbound Interstate 76 from University Avneue just ahead of South Street. Exit 346A comprises an older style single point interchange.
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South Street crosses the Schuylkill River between University City and Fitler Square beyond this confirming shield for I-76 west.
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Left Exit 346A departs I-76 west. South Street originates at Spruce and S 33rd Streets adjacent to Franklin Field nearby at the University of Pennsylvania. South Street extends east to Washington Square West and Society Hill.
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Completed in 2010, the South Street Bridge replaced a double leaf bascule bridge over the Schuylkill River.
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Part of the Schuylkill River Trail, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk straddles the east banks of the river by Center City.
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Interstate 676 ties into the Schuylkill Expressway from Downtown Philadelphia, north of 30th Street Station. Forthcoming Exit 345 connects I-76 with PA 3 (Market Street / John F. Kennedy Boulevard).
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A weaving traffic pattern ensues north from the left side on-ramp from South Street to the lane drop at Exit 345 for 30th Street.
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30th Street Station is a large transit terminal serving both AMTRAK and the SEPTA Regional Rail. Exit 345 ascends from I-76 west to Chestnut Street, one block east of 30th Street.
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The Schuylkill Expressway passes under part of 30th Street Station and Schuylkill Avenue ahead of the trumpet interchange (Exit 344) with Interstate 676/U.S. 30 (Vine Street Expressway) east.
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Interstate 76 westbound emerges from below 30th Street Station at Arch Street and the gore point for Exit 344. An on-ramp descends onto the Schuylkill Expressway westbound from PA 3 (Arch Street) adjacent to the Vine Street Expressway off-ramp.
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U.S. 30 combines with Interstate 676 along the Vine Street Expressway east from I-76 to the Ben Franklin Bridge and Camden, New Jersey. The Vine Street Expressway runs just north of Downtown Philadelphia by Callowhill and Chinatown.
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Interstate 76 U.S. 30 West

U.S. 30 overlaps with I-76 westbound from I-676 three quarters of a mile to Exit 342 for Girard Avenue.
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The succeeding exit is for Girard Avenue (U.S. 13 and U.S. 30 west).
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Continuing northward on the Schuylkill Expressway, I-76 advances to Fairmount Park, the Philadelphia Zoo and Boathouse Row.
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U.S. 30 splits with Interstate 76 west at Exit 342 in two tenths of a mile. U.S. 30 follows Girard Avenue from U.S. 13 (N 34th Street) to Lancaster Avenue through west Philadelphia.
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Exit 342 curves over the Schuylkill Expressway to adjacent U.S. 13 (N 34th Street) beside Philadelphia Zoo. U.S. 13 follows N 34th Street south to Powelton Village and University City.
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Passing under the Girard Bridge (U.S. 13). U.S. 13 crosses the Schuylkill River to N 33rd Street through east Fairmount Park.
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Interstate 76 navigates through Fairmount Park en route to Exit 341 with Montgomery Drive to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
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Fairmount Park was originally within the property of American patriot Robert Morris in 1770. The land was first used for farming and gardens. It remained undeveloped and unspoiled by the industrial landscape south of there until 1851, when the city acquired most of it. Fairmount Park was dedicated by Philadelphia City Council for use as public parkland on September 28, 1855.
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Montgomery Drive links I-76 with Belmont Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. (West River) Drive.
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Confirming marker posted at the Black Road underpass.
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Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 341) with Montgomery Drive along I-76 west in Fairmount Park.
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I-76 makes an S-curve, matching the course of the adjacent Schuylkill RIver through Fairmount Park.
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Providing a bypass ramp for U.S. 1 south along City Avenue, Left Exit 339 departs next in one mile.
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U.S. 1 combines with Interstate 76 at a three-wye interchange (Exit 340B) a half mile beyond the Greenland Drive overpass.
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U.S. 1 branches northeast from the Schuylkill Expressway along the Roosevelt Expressway to U.S. 13 at Wyoming and Hunting Park.
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Left Exit 339 circumvents the ramps joining I-76 west with the Roosevelt Expressway, rejoining the Schuylkill Expressway ahead of U.S. 1 south along City Avenue.
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Two lanes drop from Interstate 76 west for U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Expressway) north at Exit 340B. U.S. 1 travels through Northeast Philadelphia along Roosevelt Boulevard, a major urban arterial.
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Northbound U.S. 1 combines with I-76 west ahead of Exit 340B for Lincoln Drive east across the Schuylkill River to Kelly Drive.
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Interstate 76 West U.S. 1 North

Lincoln Drive meanders northeast from Kelly Drive and the Wissahickon neighborhood to Germantown.
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Left Exit 339 takes U.S. 1 onto City Avenue southwest to Belmont Village, Wynnfield and Overbrook Park in West Philadelphia.
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Confirming marker posted at the Matsonford Road underpass adjacent to Interstate 476 (Mid County Expressway).
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Exit 330 connects I-76 west with PA 320 (Trinity Lane) at Gulph Mills via Balligomingo Road. PA 320 travels southward along Gulph Road to Conshohocken Station. Gulph Road parallels the Schuykill Expressway northwest to King of Prussia.
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Exit 329 joins I-76 west with adjacent Gulph Road at Henderson Road in 0.75 miles.
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Interstate 76 spans both PA 320 (Trinity Lane) and Gulph Road on a viaduct.
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Interstate 76 continues 1.75 miles west toward the cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 202 by King of Prussia Mall.
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U.S. 422 begins just west of Interstate 76 from U.S. 202. Following the Schuylkill Expressway Extension, U.S. 422 heads north to Valley Forget National Park.
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Exit 328 connects I-76 with U.S. 202 southwest to West Chester and northeast along Dekalb Pike to King of Prussia Mall and Norristown. U.S. 202 constitutes a freeway 17.5 miles southward to Matlack Street at West Chester.
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Interstate 76 (Schuykill Expressway) was reconstructed along with the exchange at U.S. 202 between 2001 and 2004. The upgrade addressed weaving traffic patterns and expanded the freeway leading to the PA Turnpike.
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Exit 328A partitions into separate ramps for U.S. 202 southbound and parallel Swedesboro Road to King of Prussia Town Center. Swedesboro Road is the pre-freeway alignment of U.S. 202 between King of Prussia and Howellville.
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2001-04 improvements along I-76 at Exits 328/327 included the addition of a collector/distributor roadway westbound. Motorists remaining along the Schuylkill Expressway mainline default onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike system.
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Two lanes depart Interstate 76 west for U.S. 202, Mall Boulevard and Gulph Road.
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The Norfolk Southern Railroad spans Interstate 76 across a truss bridge added in October 2002 during I-76/U.S. 202 King of Prussia improvement project.1
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Exit 328B immediately departs from the c/d roadway for U.S. 202 north (Dekalb Pike). Numerous traffic lights line the arterial route between King of Prussia Mall and the Schuylkill River crossing into Norristown.
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U.S. 202 was reconstructed west from I-76 to U.S. 422 during 2001-04 road work as well. A distributor roadway was added from Exit 328A to the trumpet interchange with U.S. 422 west.
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A two lane loop ramp separates from the c/d roadway for U.S. 202 south to Swedesford Road, U.S. 422 west and West Chester.
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U.S. 422 winds northward from Valley Forge along a freeway to Pottstown.
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A folded diamond interchange (Exit 327) links Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) with Mall Boulevard and Gulph Road between King of Prussia Mall and King of Prussia Town Center.
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On-ramps join I-76 west from Mall Boulevard and Pulaski Drive at the Valley Forge Interchange toll plaza.
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Tolls along the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline use a ticketed system for cash transactions.
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Interstate 76 overtakes the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline from I-276 west toward Downingtown, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh. I-276 heads east to I-476 at Plymouth Meeting and PA 309 at Fort Washington.
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Sources:
  1. Schuylkill Expressway (I-76). PhillyRoads.com.


Photo Credits:

04/10/04, 05/20/07, 12/23/12, 12/18/16, 12/19/16, 12/21/16, 12/19/17, 12/17/19 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 276 / Pennsylvania Turnpike
Interstate 476
U.S. 30

Page Updated 01-08-2020.