With Interstate 376 replacing PA 60 from US 22/30 outside of Pittsburgh to Interstate 80 in Sharon, there was some concern on what a short five and a half mile section of former PA 60 from I-80 to Business US 62 would be. A detached PA 60? No. A Business Spur I-80 or 376? Not that either. Instead the state came up with a never before used route designation, PA 760.
Highway 760 has recently been signed and Joe Gerard was kind enough to send along some photos to myself and Jeff Kitsko.
Prior to the designation change, PA 60 ended at Business US 62 in downtown Sharon. Here is how it looked around 2001 in a photo from John and Barb Bee.
Nearly a decade later, it looks like the US 62 shield is the same, but the PA 60 sign has been replaced with its new designation, PA 760.
End and Begin for PA 760 and Interstate 376 are now found at the interchange with I-80.
So it looks like I need to get to work on updating this page, pronto. I haven't touched it since 2002!
I've always said that things come in bunches, and the day before Denny Pine sent me a few end signs of his own.
First, here's a shot of the new eastern end of US 224 in New Castle.
US 224 was extended two miles east to end at PA 18 in downtown New Castle.
Also in New Castle, PA 65 saw a terminus change in 2007. The terminus was moved from US 422 Business to PA 108 and 168 at Croton Avenue. Here's Denny's photo of the new end.
Here's a photo of PA 65's former northern terminus from Barb and John Bee. Also taken around 2002.
Finally, Denny heads all the way to the West Virginia border and to Point Marion where a new 'End' sign for PA 88 has been placed as a result of the construction of a modern bridge over the Monongohela River.
This gives me reason to work on a PA Ends update, especially since I haven't since 2007. So stay tuned!