By the Numbers: Fun Facts About the New Turnpike Ramp
Approximately 4.5 million pounds of structural steel went into the new interchange.
There's more to the new PA Turnpike interchange than just I-76 and PA-29. Here are some interesting numbers about the interchange, which opened last month, supplied by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
$60 million—Combined cost of construction and design.
19.5—Months from groundbreaking to ribbon cutting (March 24, 2011, to Dec. 11, 2012)
320—Mile marker of new interchange.
25,000—Number of historical artifacts found during archeological study of Joseph Lewis site. (PDF)
$1.02—Additional toll cost for motorists who would have gotten off at earlier exits in Downingtown and Valley Forge. (The amount was $1 before tolls increased two percent on Sunday, Jan. 6.)
2025—Here are projections for how many vehicles will use the new interchange daily in the year 2025:
Exiting I-76 EB/920 WB/3,810
Entering I-76 WB/1,030 EB/3,780
1,995,000—Pounds of reinforcing steel used in construction.
525,000—Cubic yards of excavation.
16,000—Cubic yards of concrete
4,500,000—Pounds of structural steel.
72,000—Linear feet of steel piles.
270,000—Square yards of bituminous pavement.