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Interstate 79 Pennsylvania
Northbound - Interstate 80 to Erie

Highway Information

Miles 182.72
Counties Traveled
Through
Greene, Washington,
Allegheny, Butler,
Lawrence, Mercer,
Crawford, Erie
Cities Washington, Pittsburgh,
Meadville, Erie
Major Junctions Interstate 70
(Exit 34 & Exit 38)

Interstate 279
(Exit 59A & Exit 72)

Interstate 76
(Exit 77)

Interstate 80
(Exits 116A-B)

Interstate 90
(Exits 178A-B)

OKRoads Coverage
Miles Driven
by OKRoads
(Percentage)
183 (100%)
Southern End of
Interstate Driven
West Virginia
State Line
Northern End of
Interstate Driven
Pennsylvania 5

Pictures

Northbound:

West Virginia State Line to Interstate 279 North

Interstate 279 North to Interstate 80

Interstate 80 to Erie

Southbound

Interstate 79 North
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 121 - U.S. 62 - 2 miles. U.S. 62 is signed as a north-south highway in northwest Pennsylvania, serving Sharon, Mercer, Franklin, Oil City, and Warren. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 121 - U.S. 62 - 1 mile. The highway will enter Mercer five miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 121 - U.S. 62 - Mercer/Franklin. A 24 mile drive awaits those going to the city of Franklin (pop. 7,212). (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 130 - Pennsylvania 358 - 2 miles. Pennsylvania 358 begins at the Ohio state line and goes 25.2 miles to U.S. 62 and Pennsylvania 173 in Sandy Lake. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use Pennsylvania 358 west to Greenville, home of Thiel College. The institution specializes in liberal arts, the sciences, and professional studies education. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use Pennsylvania 358 west to two state parks in the area. The Maurice K. Goddard State Park is mostly east of Interstate 79 but access to the park is granted via a road to the west of the interstate. Take Pennsylvania 358 west and Pennsylvania 58 north to Pymatuning State Park. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 130 - Pennsylvania 358 - 1 mile. Fourteen miles to the west lies Greenville borough, population 6,380. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 130 - Pennsylvania 358 - Greenville/Sandy Lake. The eastern terminus of the state highway is five miles to the east. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching the Mercer County rest area and weigh station - 1 1/2 miles. The rest area is near the Mercer-Crawford county line. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching the Mercer County rest area - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at the Mercer County rest area and weigh station. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 141 - Pennsylvania 285 - 2 miles. Pennsylvania 285 goes 27 miles from the Ohio state line in the Pymatuning State Park to Pennsylvania 173 just south of Cochranton. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use Pennsylvania 285 east, Pennsylvania 173 north, Pennsylvania 27 east, and Pennsylvania 198 west to the Sugar Lake Division of the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. The Sugar Lake Division contains 5,206 acres. The Seneca Division is ten miles to the north of the Sugar Lake Division and consists of 3,571 acres. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 141 - Pennsylvania 285 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 141 - Pennsylvania 285 - Geneva/Cochranton. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exits 147A-B - U.S. 6/U.S. 19/U.S. 322 - 2 miles. U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 duplex between Conneaut Lake and Meadville. U.S. 19 joins U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 just west of Interstate 79. The U.S. 6/U.S. 19 multiplex is 24 miles long. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use Exit 147A (U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 East and U.S. 19 North) to Allegheny College. Located in Meadville, the college has an enrollment of 1,900 undergraduate students. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exits 147A-B - U.S. 6/U.S. 19/U.S. 322 - 1 mile. This is the final time U.S. 19 is mentioned on any signage for the upcoming cloverleaf interchange. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 147A - U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 East and U.S. 19 North - Next Right. The federal highway triplex lasts for just three miles. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 147A - U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 East and U.S. 19 North - Meadville. The U.S. 6/U.S. 322 duplex is nine miles long. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 147B - U.S. 6 and U.S. 322 West and U.S. 19 South - Conneaut Lake. Conneaut Lake is the western end of the U.S. 6/U.S. 322 duplex. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 154 - Pennsylvania 198 - 2 miles. Pennsylvania 198 intersects U.S. 6 and U.S. 19 three miles to the east in Saegertown. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 154 - Pennsylvania 198 - 1 mile. This is the final northbound exit in Crawford County, as the following exit 13 miles to the north is in Erie County. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 154 - Pennsylvania 198 - Conneautville/Saegertown. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching the Crawford County rest area - 2 miles. This is the final rest area on Interstate 79 northbound and is just south of the Crawford-Erie county line. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching the Crawford County rest area - 1 mile. Visitor information is also available at the rest area. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at the Crawford County rest area and visitor information center. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 166 - U.S. 6N - 2 miles. U.S. 6N stays within Pennsylvania and connects U.S. 20 in West Springfield near the Ohio state line to U.S. 6 and U.S. 19 south of Waterford. Overall the rare suffixed route is only 27.8 miles. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Two miles east of the interstate on U.S. 6N is Edinboro borough. The borough is home to 6,950 residents and the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 166 - U.S. 6N - 1 mile. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 166 - U.S. 6N - Albion/Edinboro. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 174 - West Road - 2 miles. West Road connects Sterrettania Road to Pennsylvania 99 in McKean. The state highway is one mile to the east of the diamond interchange. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 174 - West Road and McKean. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exits 178A-B - Interstate 90 - 2 miles. Interstate 90 is the longest east-west interstate in the country at a length of 3,020.54 miles. It spends less mileage in Pennsylvania than in any other state with a total of 46.4 miles in the Keystone State. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Three exits on Interstate 90 East serve the city of Erie. Exit 24 (U.S. 19), Exit 27 (Pennsylvania 97), and Exit 29 (Pennsylvania 8) each serve the city of 103,717. Erie is the 4th largest city in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exits 178A-B - Interstate 90 - 1 mile. Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, are used as destination cities for the cross-country interstate. Buffalo is 100 miles to the northeast, while Cleveland is 94 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 178A - Interstate 90 East - Buffalo. The western terminus of Interstate 86 is 15 miles to the northeast, and the New York state line is 25 miles away. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 178B - Interstate 90 West - Cleveland. Motorists will enter the Buckeye State 22 miles to the southwest. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 180 - Interchange Road - 1 3/4 miles. Interchange Road heads east to connect to Pennsylvania 99 and U.S. 19. The Millcreek Mall is just to the east. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Mileage sign on Interstate 79 North, 1 1/2 miles south of Interchange Road. Kearsarge is located on U.S. 19 between Interstate 90 and Erie. Four and one-half miles ahead is the northern terminus of Interstate 79 at 12th Street (Pennsylvania 5). (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Continue to Exit 183B (Pennsylvania 5 west) to the Erie International Airport. The airport's field is named after former governor and United States director of homeland security Tom Ridge. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 180 - Interchange Road - 1 mile. U.S. 19 is just to the east of Interstate 79 and ends at U.S. 20 in south Erie. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 180 - Interchange Road - Kearsarge. U.S. 19 follows Peach Street through Erie. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
The next exit is a stack interchange at Exit 182 that serves U.S. 20. Use U.S. 20 East to the Saint Vincent Health Center. Continue straight on Interstate 79 to its northern terminus, where the freeway transitions into Bayfront Parkway to the Port of Erie. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 182 - U.S. 20/26th Street - 1 mile. U.S. 20 closely follows Interstate 90 through northeast Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Use Exit 183B (Pennsylvania 5 West) to Presque Isle State Park and Waldameer Park. Presque Isle State Park is a peninsula surrounded by Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay. Activities are available at the park year-round, from swimming in the summer to ice boating and cross-country skiing in the winter. The Waldameer Amusement Park has over 75 water slides, rides, and other attractions. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 182 - U.S. 20/26th Street - 3/4 mile, and Exits 183A-B - Pennsylvania 5/12th Street - 1 3/4 miles. This sign sums up what is left of Interstate 79. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 182 - U.S. 20/26th Street - Next Right. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 182 - U.S. 20/26th Street. The first warning of the northern terminus of Interstate 79 is posted here, 1 1/2 miles to the south. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
A look at the Exit 182 off-ramp split into eastbound and westbound U.S. 20. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Stay in the left lane to use Bayfront Parkway to Hamot Medical Center and Gannon University. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North approaching Exit 183A - Pennsylvania 5 East - 1/2 mile, and Exit 183B - Pennsylvania 5 West - 3/4 mile. The speed limit falls to 50 before reaching the state highway. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 183A - Pennsylvania 5 East - 12th Street. A diagrammatical sign is used to portray the Exit 183B interchange and the beginning of Bayfront Parkway. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
As Exit 183A departs the Interstate 79 mainline, the same sign posted just seconds ago appears again. The speed limit further drops to 35 just past the Exit 183A gore sign. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North at Exit 183B - Pennsylvania 5 West - 12th Street. Pennsylvania 5 stays between U.S. 20 and Lake Erie between West Springfield and the New York state line. Upon entering the Empire State, Pennsylvania 5 becomes New York 5, and does not meet its eastern terminus until Interstate 787/U.S. 9/U.S. 20 in Albany. (Photo taken 7/8/05)
Interstate 79 North as it transitions into Bayfront Parkway. There is no end Interstate 79 sign assembly present. Bayfront Parkway was fully completed in June 2005, and makes up most of a direct connection from the northern terminus of Interstate 79 to Interstate 90. Bayfront Parkway meets its eastern terminus at Pennsylvania 430 and follows the state highway to Interstate 90 at Exit 32. (Photo taken 7/8/05)

Page created: December 31, 2005
Last updated: January 01, 2006