State Route 33 and 43 in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State Route 33
According to watchtutorials, State Route 33 is a state route and freeway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The highway forms a north-south connection in the northeast of the state and runs from the city of Bethlehem to Stroudsburg, parallel to the New Jersey border. The highway is 45 kilometers long.
The southern terminus of State Route 33.
The highway begins on the south side of Bethlehem at Interstate 78, the highway from Harrisburg to New York, then runs 2×2 lanes north, intersecting US 22, the northern bypass of the Allentown Conurbation. The highway then runs north through the ridges of the Appalchian Mountains and ends at Interstate 80 at Stroudsburg. Thus, SR-33 links the Allentown and Scranton conurbations.
According to citypopulationreview.com, construction of the freeway began at Saylorsburg in 1959 and opened in 1960, then continued to I-80 in 1963-1964. Construction began in 1969 on the southernmost section from US 22 to the north, which was subsequently opened in stages between 1970 and 1972, completing the north-south highway. Since then, the highway has also been numbered as State Route 33.
Later, Interstate 78 was rerouted south at Allentown and Easton, extending State Route 33 south from US 22 to I-78. This link opened to traffic on January 20, 2002.
Every day, 40,000 to 57,000 vehicles drive the southernmost section between I-78 and US 22, then 57,000 vehicles as far as Nazareth. Further north, traffic volumes are lower, with 30,000 to 34,000 vehicles per day to Wind Gap and 34,000 to 38,000 vehicles to US 209. The northernmost section up to I-80 handles 23,000 vehicles per day.
State Route 43 in Pennsylvania
State Route 43 or SR-43 is a state route and partial toll road in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Most of the route is a highway, connecting the area south of Pittsburgh to that city. The route is 106 kilometers long.
The highway begins on the border with West Virginia and then continues as a toll road northeast, passing the town of Uniontown. The SR-43 then turns northwest and has a second toll section. The highway then crosses the Monongahela River via a high bridge and then heads north, passing the urbanized zone along the river. At Charleroi, one crosses Interstate 70, an east-west highway from Columbus to Baltimore. The toll road then continues north and ends in the southernmost suburbs of Pittsburgh.
The State Route 43 at Monongahela.
State Route 43, also known as the Mon–Fayette Expressway, is part of a toll corridor from Morgantown in West Virginia to Pittsburgh. Construction on the highway began in 1973, and in 1977 the first 2 miles opened at Fredericktown, a toll-free section from US 40 to the southwest. In the early 1980s, this section was extended 3 kilometers north to California. As financing for new highways in Pennsylvania became difficult in the 1980s, the road was turned over to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, making it a toll road.would become. On October 12, 1990, a 10-mile section between US 40 and I-70 opened to traffic. In November 1992, a six-mile section between Uniontown and Fairchance opened to traffic in the south of the state and is toll-free.
On March 1, 2000, an eight-mile stretch from the West Virginia border to Fairchance opened to traffic. On April 12, 2002, a 17-mile stretch opened from I-70 north to SR-51 in Jefferson, into the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Then the construction of the middle section began. On October 23, 2008, a 14-mile stretch between US 40 south of Brownsville and Uniontown opened. On July 16, 2012, the missing link opened around Brownsville, including a major bridge over the Monongahela River.
|28 Centerville||30 US 40||3 km||00-00-1977|
|30 US 40||32 California||3 km||00-00-198x|
|32 California||36 I-70||6 km||12-10-1990|
|8 Fairchance||Uniontown / US 40||6 km||00-11-1992|
|West Virginia state line||8 Fairchance||13 km||01-03-2000|
|36 I-70||54 Jefferson Hills||27 km||12-04-2002|
|Uniontown||22 Brownsville||14 km||23-10-2008|
|22 Brownsville||28 Centerville||10 km||16-07-2012|
Jefferson Hills – Pittsburgh
A route decision has been made for the northward extension of State Route 43 from Jeffersonville to Interstate 376 in Monroeville. This project will cost $3.6 billion and funding is a problem because a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission revenues must go to public transit projects in the state. As a result, not all toll revenues can be used to expand and maintain the toll road network. SR-43 will become part of the Southern Beltway in suburban Pittsburgh, which also includes State Route 576. Ultimately, the Southern Beltway should be renumbered as I-576.
The first phase includes an eight-mile stretch from Jeffersonville to Duquesne. This part will cost $900 million. The tender started in August 2022.