Interstate 80 east - Ohio line to DuBois
Interstate 80 heads eastward in Shenango Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, a mile east of the Ohio state line. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The speed limit on most of I-80 in Pennsylvania is 70 miles per hour, and Pennsylvania's entire portion of the highway is dedicated to Zender "Z.H." Confair, a state senator from north-central Pennsylvania who primarily served in the 1960s. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 4, old exit 1 sequentially, is I-80's first exit in Pennsylvania. It intersects Interstate 376 southbound and Pennsylvania Route 760 northbound, the latter route leading to Pennsylvania Route 18 at a separate interchange. The cities of Sharon and Hermitage just to the north, as well as New Castle in Lawrence County, are served by this exit. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The borough of West Middlesex and the city of Farrell are accessible from exit 4B. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The highway proceeds to cross over the Shenango River, a tributary of the Beaver River northwest of Pittsburgh. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 4 now sits a mile ahead. Both PA 760 and most of I-376 to the immediate west and north of Pittsburgh used to be part of Pennsylvania Route 60, which had a business route in Moon Township, Allegheny County near the Pittsburgh International Airport. In 2009, after I-376 was extended up to I-80, the Moon business route became I-376 Business. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The interchange is named after Gordon Ward, a state senator from Union City. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 4A leaves the highway just ahead. The entirety of I-376 is nominally east-west, despite it running north-south for about half of its length. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The exit 4A gore sign. A high-mast light sits just ahead. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 4B to PA 760 then approaches as the onramp from PA 760 south comes in. The overpass ahead is marked with the intersecting highway's proper name, the Beaver Valley Expressway. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
After the exit comes an I-80 east reassurance shield. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Mercer, near I-80's next interchange, is 12 miles ahead, and Clarion in the same-name county to the east comes in 58 miles. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The highway goes on to pass under Bethel-New Wilmington Road, designated as county quadrant route 3011. The "3" indicates its position in Mercer County's southwest. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
I-80 then makes its way into Lackawannock Township. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
A curve to the right follows soon afterward. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The highway passes through some trees before curving slightly again. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Not much has changed in scenery as I-80 then comes across mile marker 12. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Finally, exit 15 (old exit 2), U.S. Route 19 toward Mercer, is announced as being in two miles. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
As the highway curves considerably to the left, some of the services available at exit 15 are listed by a blue sign. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 15 is now one mile away, and a notation at the bottom of the sign incorrectly states the next exit is not for another ten miles. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
The exit comes and goes, and I-80 proceeds to cross over the Neshannock Creek. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
A sign a short distance ahead notes that Clarion and DuBois are a respective 47 and 83 miles to the east of here. This sign is printed in a font seemingly unique to certain freeway signs in Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 19, Interstate 79 toward Pittsburgh and Erie, is declared to be in two miles on another Pennsylvania freeway font sign. Photo taken 12-08-2016.
Exit 19 is then one mile away as the control city for I-80 east is announced to be Clarion at this moment. Photo taken 12-08-2016.