Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

"The Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike is the common name of a 13 mile (21 km) stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike that was bypassed in 1968 when a modern stretch opened to ease traffic congestion. The reasoning behind the bypass was to reduce traffic congestion at the tunnels. In this case, the Sideling Hill Tunnel and Rays Hill Tunnel were bypassed, as was one of the Turnpike's travel plazas. The bypass is located just east of the heavily congested Breezewood interchange at what is now exit 161."

The Abandoned PA Turnpike is a stretch of highway that was bypassed and is no longer used. A few years ago it was sold to Southern Alleghenies Conservancy.

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