|Auxiliary route of I-76|
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length:||11.345 mi (18.258 km)|
|Existed:||1964 – present|
|South end:||I-76 / Penna Turnpike in Morgantown|
|North end:||US 422 near Reading|
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 Cumru Township, Pennsylvania, a suburban township just outside of Reading; the entire length of the highway is just over 11 miles (18 km). The highway was originally known as I-180 or the "Reading Spur" when the Pennsylvania Turnpike was designated as I-80S, but was redesignated to its present-day number in 1964 when it became I-76.
Prior to 1996, motorists wanting to get to I-176 from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) had to travel through Morgantown on Pennsylvania Route 10 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 numbered SR 2089, 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.
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The entire route is in Berks County.
|Location||Mile||km||Old exit||New exit||Destinations||Notes|
|Morgantown||0.000||0.000||–||–||I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Harrisburg, Philadelphia||Southbound only; Morgantown Interchange on PA Turnpike|
|0.201||0.323||1A||1||PA 10 – Morgantown, Beckersville||Split into exits 1A and 1B northbound, Last free exit southbound|
|1.275||2.052||1B||2||PA 10 / PA 23 – Honey Brook||Southbound exit and northbound entrance; exit ramps occupy the former routing of I-176.|
|Robeson Township||7.884||12.688||2||7||PA 10 to PA 568 – Green Hills|
|Cumru Township||10.751||17.302||3||10||PA 724 – Shillington, Birdsboro|
|11.345||18.258||4A||11A||US 422 east – Pottstown||Northbound exit only|
|11.345||18.258||4B||11B||US 422 west – Reading||Northbound exit only|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (December 31, 2012). "Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams" (2013 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
- Berks County (PDF)
- Ask the Rambler - Was I-76 Numbered to Honor Philadelphia for Independence Day, 1776?
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (2010). Berks County General Highway Map [Type 10] (Map). 1 : 65,000. ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/berks_GHSN.PDF.
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