Pennsylvania Roads - I-80 - EB

I-80 Eastbound

Courtesy Scott Colbert, PennDOT made a mistake and tried to correct it, fairly obviously but it could have been a lot worse.

Courtesy Michael Summa, this is now Exit 19 but was unnumbered when he photographed it in 1979 because it is an Interstate-Interstate junction.

In-between mileposts with unnecessarily stretched bubble shields, we have some nice button copy courtesy Scott Colbert and a view south along the Clarion River. PennDOT was repairing the parapets between 2013-2014, so traffic was down to one lane each way and I left some of the construction material in the bottom of the photo.

That's two bolts the taxpayers don't have to pay for, except they were then used on either side of the 949 shield at Exit 72.

Looking north at I-80 WB along North Fork Creek.

Lazy numerals happen on shields pretty often, but they are rarer on guide signs, courtesy Scott Colbert.

Another 1979 photo courtesy Michael Summa. This is now Exit 147.

Sunset around Milesburg.

Courtesy Scott Colbert, someone took a bite out of not crime, but the PA 147 shield. Without taking the sign down and staring at it, I can't tell you how something like this happened.

This is the only BGS on the eastern half of I-80 to have patched the original exit tab instead of replacing it.

State-name goodness, now gone, and a Scott Colbert photo featuring unusual lane stripes at US 11. The right lane is occupied by traffic going to Exit 241B as well, so the diagonal line crossing the lane and heading off the exit can't be solid, but then it really shouldn't be there at all.

Across the Susquehanna River in 2011, with a temporary bridge under construction to facilitate reconstruction of the permanent spans, one at a time. Both EB and WB traffic will sit in the median, one after the other. You can see the progress on the WB page (linked at bottom).

Maybe it's just because of the Turnpike being there, but these are the only original-issue EB signs I saw with button-copy state shields (instead of saying "PA 940"). And for that matter, it's the only button-copy Turnpike shield I've ever seen.

Michael Summa makes me eat my words - more button copy from 1979 EB at that exit. Gore signs no longer mix exit numbers with shields.

From there into the sunset, demonstrating the problems with the then-current signage at I-380. The entire interchange (Exit 293) was under reconstruction and these are all gone. I wish their replacement wasn't so badly needed. You can see some daytime signs on the I-380 page linked below.

As of 2006 (and probably a little earlier than that), the signs look like this. It could use some button copy.

First two photos are courtesy Doug Kerr.

Under the Exit 309 (US 209 to the north) overpass, which was replaced in 2012 (new bridge in back) and was being dismantled in 2013.

Finishing up EB. Doug Kerr is kind enough to bring you the second photo, pre-renumbering, at what is now Exit 310.

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Exit 4 to PA 60
Exit 4B to PA 18
(Exit 19) to I-79
Exit 60 to PA 66
Exit 97 to US 219
Exit 22 (now 147) to PA 144
Exit 212S to PA 147
Exit 212W to I-180
Exit 232 to PA 42
Exit 241 to US 11
Exit 277 to PA 940
Exit 277 to I-476
Exit 284 to PA 115
Exit 293 to I-380
Exit 298 or 53 (now 310) to PA 611
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