Pittsburgh Highways
Pittsburgh-McKeesport Expressway

Proposed in 1963, the expressway would have provided a high-speed route through the then prosperous Mon Valley area and its steel mills.  Beginning at the New 48 interchange south of the City of McKeesport, it would have paralleled the Youghiogheny River and passed through Port Vue.  Crossing the Monongahela River it would have sliced through Dravosburg and West Mifflin before entering the Hays section of Pittsburgh where it would have supplanted PA 837 from the Glenwood Bridge to Becks Run Road.  At Becks Run Road it would have ended at the Oakland Crosstown Freeway.  PennDOT would have faced the same problems the PTC did when planning the route for the Mon-Fayette Expressway, that being little area to fit an expressway along with railroad tracks.  Interchanges would have built at the following locations:

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Proposed alignment through McKeesport for the Pittsburgh-McKeesport Expressway.  (McKeesport Planning Commission)

The entire expressway would have cost $19 million.  However, it would not cost a thing as the Department of Transportation axed the expressway in the mid-1970s.

North-South Parkway (Cancelled)
East-West Expressway (Cancelled)
Oakland Crosstown Freeway (Cancelled)

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Page updated November 10, 2005.
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Information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Area Transportation Plan.