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Interstate 176
Auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 11.33 mi[1] (18.23 km)
Formed: 1974
South end: I-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-76/PA Tpk in Morgantown
North end: US 422.svg US 422 near Reading
Pennsylvania State Routes
< PA 174 PA 177 >
Minor - Legislative

Interstate 176 (I-176) is a spur route of eastern Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania. I-176, known locally as the "Morgantown Expressway", travels from Morgantown, Pennsylvania to Reading, Pennsylvania; the entire length of the highway is just over 11 miles (18 km). The highway was originally known as I-180 when the Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated as I-80S, but was redesignated to its present-day number in 1974 when it became I-76.

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Route description

Prior to 1996, motorists wanting to get to I-176 from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (which is the same road as I-76) had to travel through Morgantown on Pennsylvania Route 10 (most of that stretch is also Pennsylvania Route 23), and then enter I-176 northbound to Reading at a traffic light, similar to that found on Interstate 70 in Breezewood. Since 1996, a replacement Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange and a new stretch of I-176 have eliminated the need to travel through Morgantown, with the old section, now a spur, still maintained as ramps leading to and from exit 2. The entire highway, except for the new direct connection, has a 65 mph (105 km/h) speed limit.

A runaway truck ramp is located just past Exit 1 eastbound.

Exit list

The entire route is in Berks County

Location Mile # Destinations Notes
Old New
Morgantown I-76 / Penna. Tpk.Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Southbound only. Exit unsigned. Morgantown Interchange on PA Turnpike
1A 1 PA 10Morgantown, Beckersville Split into exits 1A/1B northbound
1B 2 PA 10 / PA 23Honey Brook Southbound only. Exit ramps occupy the former routing of I-176.
Robeson Township 2 7 PA 10 to PA 568Green Hills
Cumru Township 3 10 PA 724Shillington, Birdsboro
4A 11A US 422 east – Pottstown Northbound exit only
4B 11B US 422 west – Reading Northbound exit only.

References

  1. ^ Route Log - Auxiliary Routes of the Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways - Table 2

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