Rt. 70 East, to I 79 North, to I 279 North, go through the Fort Pitt tunnels, stay in right lane, to I 376 East toward Monroeville, get off Exit #7 Swissvale, follow the Kennywood arrows to the Park.
My question is, are these still ok? I keep hearing about this new expressway that is being built close to the park. Am I going to run in to any construction zones or detours going this way? Any massive slowdowns? Any help is very appreciated!
- Aaron K
If you are going on a weekday you won't see any serious slow downs.
If you like driving on winding roads, saving a few miles, and avoiding the eternal construction on IR-79 (is that still under construction North of Washington? I haven't gone that way in a while...) then you could take IR-70 to IR-77, go North on IR-77 to US-22 and take US-22 on out. US-22 follows IR-279 and IR-376, so you can really stay on 22 all the way to the Swissvale exit.
If you don't like winding roads but you still want to avoid IR-79, then exit IR-70 at OH-7 and take OH-7 North to Steubenville and catch US-22 there. That takes you past the power plants and steel mills along the river, and like the US-22 route above, it takes you across the cable-stayed bridge on US-22 into Weirton.
Normally, you would exit IR-376 at Swissvale (I failed to notice the new exit number, but it's the old Exit 9), and take Braddock Rd. to the Rankin Bridge, cross the bridge and turn Left onto Kennywood Blvd.; the park is on the right.
On Saturday morning there was a significant back-up at the Squirrel Hill tunnel, and after a mile and a half of stop-and-go traffic, we bailed off at Homestead and went down to the Homestead High Level Bridge to PA-837 (becomes Kennywood Blvd). There is construction at the intersection with 837.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Who was just at Kennywood on Saturday...and who also lives in Columbus.
Depending on the day of the week and time of day, you may hit some congestion right as you get off the Swissvale Exit (#7). But it doesn't last too long. There really isn't a easy way around this without going seriously out of your way.
I live over the hill from KP and I will be there Aug 19th.
Feel free to email me, I can get you there anyway possible around the traffic jams. (except the parking lot, of course.) *** Edited 8/16/2006 2:14:08 PM UTC by DJTheC***
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