Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel

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Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel
Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel.jpg
Tuscarora Tunnel, Western Portal
Overview
Location Tuscarora Mountain, Franklin / Huntingdon counties, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°05′21″N 77°50′41″W / 40.0892°N 77.8446°W / 40.0892; -77.8446Coordinates: 40°05′21″N 77°50′41″W / 40.0892°N 77.8446°W / 40.0892; -77.8446
Route I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike)
Operation
Operator Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Toll Tolls vary by location of entry and exit of turnpike, E-ZPass available
Technical
Length 5,326 feet (1,623 m) or 1.1 miles (1.8 km)
Number of lanes 4
Tunnel clearance 14 feet (4.3 m) (estimated)

Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel is one of four original Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnels still in active use. A second tube was bored in the late 1960s to ease traffic conditions. The Tuscarora Mountain tunnels measure 1.1 miles (1.8 km) in length and are the second-longest active tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike system. The 1.3-mile-long (2.1 km) Sideling Hill Tunnel is the longest overall, but was abandoned in 1968. Allegheny Mountain Tunnel is the longest in active use. The Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel sits on the Huntingdon/Franklin County line.

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