The Eastern I-76 runs from an intersection with Interstate 71 between Seville, Ohio and Westfield Center, Ohio, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Akron, to an intersection with I-295 near Camden, New Jersey. For much of its course it is coterminous with the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Ohio Turnpike.
The Western I-76 was redesignated from I-80S in 1976, possibly as part of Colorado's Centennial Celebration, to remove the letter suffix. The Eastern I-76 was also called I-80S at one point.
Some of the ramps at the interchange with Interstate 95 involve traffic lights; I-676 in Philadelphia also has traffic lights at the entrance to the Ben Franklin Bridge. This is because building a freeway would have disturbed historically significant areas in Philadelphia. I-76 was originally routed along the Vine Street Expressway while I-676 went on the Schuylkill Expressway, but they switched designations in 1974 due to the holdup in building the Vine Street Expressway.
At 129 miles (207 km), I-476 is America's longest three-digit interstate. It's longer than the western Interstate 86, Interstate 19, and Interstate 97. By comparison, the average length of a three-digit interstate is 21 miles (34 km). Nevertheless, no three-digit interstate is longer than its parent.
Until mid-2003, one had to exit on U.S. Highway 19 in Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania in order to enter Interstate 79. This is no longer true; there is a direct intersection between I-76 and I-79, thanks to the Cranberry Connector project.
Categories: U.S. Interstate Highway system | Interstate highways in Colorado | Interstate highways in Nebraska | Interstate highways in Ohio | Interstate highways in Pennsylvania | Interstate highways in New Jersey
Interstate76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey.
I-76 begins at Interstate71 at exit 209, east of Lodi, Ohio; U.S. Route 224 continues west from the end of I-76.
Officially I-76 ends at the Turnpike overpass and I-76K begins on the Turnpike at the overpass, with a similar change happening with Interstate80 and I-80K (east on the freeway to Youngstown and west on the Turnpike).
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