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US 220(N-S)/PA 26(N-S) Duplex

220 26

United States Route 220 and Pennsylvania Route 26 join for 4 miles to form this same-way triplex on the Bellefonte Bypass east of Bellefonte in Centre County. By 2007, the I-99 designation will join this duplex.

See also the I-99/US 220/PA 26 Construction Photo pages on the Harrison Road, PA 26, and PA 550 interchanges.


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

Northbound on PA 26 as the freeway stub widens to a full four-lane freeway. The interchange with US 220/Future I-99 is the first noteworthy encounter. There are blanks on the guide signs for I-99 shields in 2007.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

The duplex begins at a high-speed interchange that merges US 220 and PA 26 at Future I-99's Exit 81.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

New reassurance shields northbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/24/02

Exit 84 is a full interchange with one loop ramp, which the white minivan will follow to reach PA 550 below.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04 (left), 10/14/02 (right)

Northbound on PA 26 in October 2002 (left) and December 2004 (right) just north of PA 550. In late November 2002, US 220 was relocated to this freeway as the Future I-99 freeway to the south was completed and opened. A month ahead of that opening, covered-up US 220 signs were posted. Those signs were uncovered in November 2002.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/14/02

Five miles to the north, the US 220/PA 26 Bellefonte bypass freeway ends at the interchange with I-80. A left turn here puts you on the old PA 26/Jacksonville Road that preceded this freeway before the 1970s. The freeway ends because the I-80 & US 220/PA 26 interchange will be rebuilt starting in 2006. After that rebuilding, the interchange will be a high-speed freeway-to-freeway interchange, and US 220/PA 26/Future I-99 north will follow I-80 east.

 


Geoff Hatchard 4/27/03

New signs were installed in late 2002, showing the new US 220 routing and the birth of Alternate US 220.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/14/02

At the current I-80 interchange, US 220 splits from PA 26 and follows I-80 east while PA 26 continues north on its two-lane alignment. US 220 used to follow I-80 west to the Milesburg interchange, but upon the relocation, Alternate US 220 took over that route. The Alternate banner is covered up here.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

Newer signs showing the two I-80 duplexes at US 220/PA 26's northern split.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/14/02 (left), 12/27/04 (right)

The first exit is for I-80/Alternate US 220 west, though this view is from PA 26 north. The left photo shows the covered-up banner when US 220 still follows I-80 to the west. The right photo shows the Alternate US 220 that now takes US 220's place.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/14/02

Now southbound on PA 26 approaching the I-80/US 220 interchange. Three duplexes meet at this point: I-80/US 220, I-80/Alternate US 220, and US 220/PA 26.

 


Geoff Hatchard 4/27/03

One signpost was removed when the new signs were uncovered in late 2002.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

Southbound on PA 26 at the first exit, the exit for I-80 west/Alternate US 220 south. A sign goof!

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

On the south side of the freeway, this ramp leads from PA 26 south to I-80 east/US 220 south.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/27/04

Second reassurance shields southbound on the duplex. The two routes are signed separately within the interchange on PA 26 south. The freeway begins ahead after the next side road.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/24/02

The southern split of US 220/PA 26, five miles south of I-80. This photo was from March 2002, when the US 220 & PA 26 interchange was completed but not yet opened because the freeway was not complete to the south until November 2002. There are tons of photos available for this US 220/PA 26 interchange and for the PA 550 interchange. PA 26 exits onto the last mile of the Bellefonte bypass, whose stub end is near PA 64.

 

 

Local Names

North
220

Appalachian Thruway
Keystone Shortway

North
26

Jacksonville Road

Duplex
220
26

Bellefonte Bypass

South
220

Route 220

South
26

Bellefonte Bypass
College Avenue

 

Terraserver Imagery

 

Former Designations

26

1972–2002

PA 26 was designated.
220
26

2002–2007?

US 220 was added to I-80.
99
220
26

2007?–

I-99 will be added to US 220/PA 26.

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

80
220

North to Lamar

220
322

South to State College

26
45

South to Pine Grove Mills

 

 

 

 
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