Pennsylvania Route 760

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Pennsylvania Route 760 marker

Pennsylvania Route 760
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length5.419 mi[1] (8.721 km)
Existed2009–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
CountiesMercer
Highway system
PA 756PA 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 Bus.) 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 a roundabout at Connelly Boulevard and 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.[2][3]

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[4] though the portion south of the PA 18 intersection was part of PA 18 constructed as a bypass of West Middlesex.[5] When the PA 60 freeway was completed up to I-80, the PA 60 designation was applied onto this stretch of road.[6] 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.[3][7] The PA 760 trailblazers were installed in May 2010.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Mercer County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Shenango Township0.000–
0.266
0.000–
0.428
I-80 – Mercer, Youngstown
I-376 east – New Castle
Southern terminus of PA 760, western terminus of I-376; I-80 exit 4B, I-376 exit 1A (west)/1B (east)
0.519–
0.739
0.835–
1.189
PA 18 (New Castle Road) – Sharon, West MiddlesexInterchange
Hermitage2.7544.432 PA 418 north / PA 718 south (Council Street)Southern terminus of PA 718 concurrency; southern terminus of PA 418
Sharon5.345–
5.404
8.602–
8.697
To US 62 (Connelly Boulevard)Roundabout
5.4198.721
US 62 Bus. / PA 718 north (East State Street) / North Dock Street
Northern terminus of PA 760 and its concurrency with PA 718
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2019). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams - Mercer (PDF) (Report) (2019 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Google (2010-04-14). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 760" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
  3. ^ a b Mercer County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2018. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Pennsylvania (Map). Cartography by General Drafting. Exxon. 1973.
  5. ^ General Highway Map - Mercer County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 1971. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ State Farm Road Atlas (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally. State Farm Insurance. 1983.
  7. ^ "I-376 Corridor New Exit Numbers" (PDF). PennDOT District 11-0. August 19, 2009. Retrieved November 2009. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)[permanent dead link]