Pennsylvania Route 760

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PA Route 760 marker

PA Route 760
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 5.5 mi[1] (8.9 km)
Existed: 2009 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-80 / I-376 in Shenango Township
  US 62 in Sharon
North end:
US 62 Bus. / PA 718 in Sharon
Location
Counties: Mercer
Highway system
PA 756 PA 763

Pennsylvania Route 760 (PA 760) is a state highway located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. The route runs from an interchange with Interstate 80 (I-80) and I-376 in Shenango Township to an intersection with U.S. Route 62 Business (US 62 Business) and PA 718 in Sharon. The road was designated as the northernmost part of PA 60 until 2009, when I-376 was extended from the Pittsburgh area to I-80 along PA 60.

Route description[edit]

PA 760 begins at an interchange with I-80 and I-376 in Shenango Township, heading to the west as a four-lane freeway. South of here, the road continues as I-376. A short distance after beginning, the route reaches the PA 18 interchange, at which point the freeway ends. From this point, PA 760 turns to the northwest and becomes two-lane undivided Broadway Avenue. The road enters Hermitage and passes a mix of woods and industrial establishments. The route turns more to the west as it comes into Wheatland and intersects PA 718 and the southern terminus of PA 418. At this intersection, PA 718 forms a concurrency with PA 760, and the two routes pass residential areas to the north and industrial areas to the south with a few businesses. The road enters Farrell and turns to the north, continuing to the west of developed neighborhoods and to the east of a Norfolk Southern railroad line as it passes more industry, including a large steel mill. PA 718/PA 760 crosses into Sharon, where the road becomes Dock Street and passes under US 62, with a connection provided by local streets. From here, the road continues into downtown Sharon and reaches an intersection with US 62 Business. At this junction, PA 760 ends and PA 718 makes a left turn to head west on US 62 Business.[1][2]

Although exit 1A belongs to I-376, PA 760 still has signage past exit 1A, both southbound and northbound on the freeway.

History[edit]

What is now PA 760 was originally designated as solely PA 718 and as an unnumbered road east of the PA 418/PA 718 intersection.[3] When the PA 60 freeway was completed up to I-80, the PA 60 designation was applied onto this stretch of road.[4] After I-376 was extended up the PA 60 freeway to I-80 from the Pittsburgh area in November 2009, PA 60 was reduced to its current alignment in Allegheny County while the former PA 60 north of I-80 became PA 760.[2][5] The PA 760 trailblazers were installed in May 2010.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Mercer County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Shenango Township 0.0 0.0 I-80 – Mercer, Youngstown
I-376 east – New Castle
Southern terminus, I-80 exit 4B, I-376 exit 1A (west)/1B (east)
PA 18 (New Castle Road) – Sharon, West Middlesex Interchange
Hermitage PA 418 north / PA 718 south (Council Street) South end of PA 718 overlap
Sharon US 62 (Shenango Valley Freeway) Interchange

US 62 Bus. / PA 718 north (East State Street)
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Google (2010-04-14). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 760" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b Mercer County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-14. 
  3. ^ Pennsylvania (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Exxon. 1973. 
  4. ^ State Farm Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally. State Farm Insurance. 1983. 
  5. ^ "I-376 Corridor New Exit Numbers" (PDF). PennDOT District 11-0. August 19, 2009. Retrieved November 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)