No matter where in Pennsylvania you may be, you truly must marvel at the beauty of the state. From Philadelphia to Harrisburg to Erie to Pittsburgh to Altoona, the state of Pennsylvania is home for much that is visibly appealing. That is why driving in the state of Pennsylvania is so enjoyable. If you do want to drive in Pennsylvania you have many options as there are a number of famous roadways that have their own unique attributes and purposes.
So, let's take a look at a few of the major roadways in Pennsylvania...
I-76 - Known in the Philadelphia area as the Schuylkill Expressway, I-76 helps drivers travel from Philadelphia into New Jersey via the Walt Whitman Bridge which is located near the airport. This is a very long stretch of interstate that originates on the Ohio-PA border and then sprawls through the state.
I-80 - This is the longest East to West highway in the state of Pennsylvania. It starts at the Ohio state line and ends at the Delaware Water Gap area of New Jersey. What is most surprising about this interstate is that it NEVER travels through a major city in Pennsylvania.
I-95 - Next to Route 66, I-95 is probably the most famous highway in the United States. I-95 runs from Maine to Florida and a significant stretch of it runs through Pennsylvania.
State Route 1 - This is a major state highway that runs from Maryland to Trenton, New Jersey and runs through 81 miles of the state of Pennsylvania that is in the middle of these two points.
State Route 12 - Known as the Baltimore Pike, this is one of the most important roadways in Pennsylvania as it connects the major cities of Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA.
State Route 5 - This is another sprawling roadway that connects a number of major cities in the city. The roadway originates in Erie, PA near Lake Erie and ends in Atlantic City, NJ which is on the Atlantic Ocean. (Hence, its nickname the Lakes to Sea highway) In between these points, the roadway cuts through major hubs such as Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
US 1 - Arguably the most important highway in Philadelphia, US 1 runs through the City of Brotherly Love and the major counties of Chester, Delaware, and Bucks.
US 13 - This is another major highway that runs almost parallel to US 1 although its total length is significantly longer. US 1 runs 81 miles whereas US 13 runs 189 miles.
US 22 - This is a critical roadway that covers Pittsburgh, Allentown, Harrisburg, Easton, and Bethlehem.
US 30 - With a total length of 324 miles, this roadway connects Pittsburgh, York, Lancaster, Coatesville, and Philadelphia.