As a critical element in the overall transportation network, highways are the pathways to progress. On the map, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is 309 miles long, 174 miles wide, and covers 29 million acres. Its immense road system equals all New England and New Jersey highways, local roads, and city streets combined.
Striving for better connections to interstate and superhighway systems are a priority in Westmoreland County as a means of encouraging new and expanding industry. As part of the Commonwealth's network, the county's highways link you with key markets through 21 primary routes including more than 3,660 miles of highway, 57 miles of interstate and 590 state bridges.
Westmoreland's major highway hub located at New Stanton (i.e., U.S. Route 119, Toll 66 and Interstates 70/76 - PA Turnpike) includes a fully-developed industrial park system featuring available properties, as well as existing facilities, and has become a regional focus and employment center.
|A partner of the Westmoreland Development Council, the Planning Division of the Department of Planning and Development guides growth of Westmoreland County through a public, comprehensive planning process. The Division monitors, evaluates, recommends and implements policies in areas of transportation and in support of projects to be placed on the regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).|
|Major routes in Westmoreland County: