Interstate 476 North - Mid-County Expressway

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Interstate 476 North

A two lane flyover joins I-95 north with Interstate 476 ahead of MacDade Boulevard (Exit 1). MacDade Boulevard constitutes an arterial east from Chester to Woodlyn, Folsom, Glenolden and Collingdale.
12/19/16

The two-wye interchange at the south end of I-476 includes separate ramps for MacDade Boulevard from each direction of Interstate 95.
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Traffic from I-95 north and south combines along I-476 leading into the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 1) with MacDade Boulevard.
12/19/16

Multiple lane drops occur along Interstate 476 northbound through the exchange with MacDade Boulevard. Two lanes advance north to Swarthmore.
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Interstate 476 was constructed with just four overall lanes between MacDade Boulevard and Pennsylvania Route 3. The reduced capacity was the result of a compromise between the state and local area residents who opposed a wider freeway from traveling through their communities.
12/16/16

Interstate 476 is the Veterans Memorial Highway. This sign stands along northbound ahead of the high level bridge taking Chester Road above both Crum Creek and the Mid-County Expressway.
12/23/12

Winding northward through Nether Providence Township, the succeeding exit is with Baltimore Pike, an arterial west to Media and east to Swarthmore.
12/19/16

Baltimore Pike represents the original alignment of U.S. 1 through central Delaware County. Springfield Township lies east of I-476 via both Baltimore Pike and U.S. 1 (State Road).
12/23/12

Baltimore Pike leads east to become Baltimore Avenue through the boroughs of Clifton Heights, Lansdowne and East Lansdowne. U.S. 13 follows the urban boulevard into West Philadelphia.
12/23/12

Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 3) with Baltimore Pike on I-476 north. Baltimore Pike / Avenue runs west through the Media business district, eventually converging with U.S. 1 (Media Bypass) ahead of PA 352.
12/19/16

Confirming marker posted ahead of the viaduct across Crum Creek.
12/23/12

U.S. 1 arcs north of Media along the Media Bypass, an older freeway tying into Interstate 476 at Exit 5.
12/23/12

Beatty Road spans I-476 a half mile ahead of the three-level interchange (Exit 5) with U.S. 1. U.S. 1 is a heavily traveled route through the suburbs of Lima, Springfield and Drexel Hill.
12/23/12

Exit 5 leaves Interstate 476 north for U.S. 1 (Media Bypass). U.S. 1 generally travels east-west between Oxford and Bala Cynwyd outside Philadelphia.
12/19/16

Ramp meters along the entrance ramp from U.S. 1 north.
12/23/12

Bending northeast, I-476 progresses north to Broomall and Exit 9 with PA 3 (West Chester Pike).
12/23/12

PA 3 (West Chester Pike) constitutes an arterial route west to Broomall, Newtown Square and West Chester and east to Havertown and West Philadelphia.
12/19/16

The parclo interchange (Exit 9) with PA 3 (West Chester Pike) lies north of the Lawrence Road overpass. PA 3 overall originates in West Chester and ends at Broad Street (PA 611) and Philadelphia City Hall.
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The Mid-County Expressway expands to a six lane freeway north from PA 3 (Exit 9).
12/23/12

U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) meets I-476 at the succeeding interchange by Villanova University in one mile.
12/19/16

U.S. 30 travels through the suburbs of Malvern, Paoli, Berwyn, Wayne and St. Davids west of Exit 13. Heading southeast, U.S. 30 goes through Bryn Mawr, Ardmore and Merion Station to West Philadelphia.
12/19/16

The parclo interchange (Exit 13) with U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) joins I-476 north with King of Prussia Road to Radnor.
12/23/12

Passing below the AMTRAK/Septa railroad overpass, I-476 continues two miles north to Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway). The Schuylkill Expressway links Valley Forge with Central Philadelphia along the course of the Schuylkill River.
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12/19/16

Exit 16A serves Conshohocken and West Conshohocken via a ramp onto Matsonford Road. West from Valley Forge, I-76 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the capital city of Harrisburg. County Line Road passes overhead along the Montgomery County line.
12/19/16

One mile southwest of the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 16) with Interstate 76 and Matsonford Road at West Conshohocken.
12/19/16

Exit 16A leaves I-476 north and separates with ramps for the Schuylkill Expressway east to Philadelphia and Matsonford Road west of PA 23 (Front Street / Crawford Avenue). PA 23 travels north from West Conshohocken to Norristown.
12/19/16

Exit 16A separates just beyond the gore point along I-476 north. Matsonford Road east becomes Fayette Street spanning the Schuylkill River into Conshohocken. I-76 straddles the south banks of the river to Gladwyne.
12/23/16

A loop ramp (Exit 16B) follows for Interstate 76 west. I-76 overtakes the PA Turnpike from I-276 in five miles by King of Prussia.
12/19/16

An older sign bridge at Exit 16B formerly displayed panels for I-76 east to Valley Forge and a button copy overhead for Interstate 476 north.
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12/21/16

The Mid-County toll plaza falls within the exchange (Exit 20) joining Interstate 476 with Germantown Pike (old U.S. 422). I-476 transitions onto the PA Turnpike Northeast Extension north of Interstate 276.
12/21/16

There is no direct access from I-476 (Mid-County Expressway) north to I-276 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) west. Instead Germantown Pike joins the two routes via adjacent interchanges.
12/21/16

Exit 20 splits for Germantown Pike north to I-276 west and Plymouth Meeting Mall and Plymouth Road in Plymouth Meeting.
12/21/16

A loop ramp joins Germantown Pike north from the distributor roadway at Exit 20. The PA Turnpike Norristown Interchange lies just to the north.
12/21/16

Approaching the Pennsylvania Turnpike entrance ramp from Germantown Pike northbound.
12/21/16

A trumpet interchange connects the access road from Germantown Pike to Interstate 276.
12/21/16

Interstate 276 follows the Pennsylvania Turnpike 6.8 miles west from the Norristown Interchange to I-76 at Valley Forge.
12/21/16

Two lanes join Interstate 476 northbound with I-276 east directly. The Pennsylvania Turnpike runs east through Fort Washington, Willow Grove and Broomall. I-276 ends where I-95 joins the Turnpike at Levittown.
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Photo Credits:

12/23/12, 12/16/16, 12/19/16, 12/21/16, 12/23/16, 01/17/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 76
Interstate 276 / Pennsylvania Turnpike
U.S. 30

Page Updated 01-11-2020.