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.

$48,031.413.02—Construction cost.

$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 .)

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

Construction numbers

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.


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