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HERE FOR RECENT UPDATES!
NEW Pike 2 Bike Trail WEBSITE RECENTLY OPENED:
Our Site ...
Conservation Corps Sideling Hill Camp
Clear Ridge Tunnel:
The One The Builders Forgot to Build
(NEW, revised 11/16/05)
Cove Valley Service Plaza:
Eastern End of the
History of the Pennsylvania Turnpike - America's
Pennsylvania Turnpike in Print ...
"Bike The Pike"
Laurel Hill Tunnel:
Links to Outside Websites
Pennsylvania Turnpike Website
Other Notable Tunnels
(mostly off-site links):
Pump Station Road
Ray's Hill Tunnel:
Sideling Hill Tunnel:
Image courtesy of:
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
File archive of the (NEW!)
S.A.C. "Pike-2-Bike Trail" (requires Adobe Acrobat):
State Route 915
State Route 1011
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Conditions for Breezewood, PA
Western End of
the Old Roadway:
seeking for use on the Ray's Hill website:
* Photographs and accounts of the potential location of the Clear Ridge
Tunnel near Everett, PA *
* Any recent photographs or accounts of visitors to the eastern portal of the
Laurel Hill Tunnel *
* Recent photographs or accounts of the U.S. 30 and Pumping Station Road
bridge removals *
* Any information on how the S.A.C. or P.T.C. is going to make the western
of the old turnpike in Breezewood accessible to visitors *
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
My target date is January 15th ... to have my new "Laurel Hill Tunnel - Current
Usage: Time to Solve the Mystery" page up for your viewing. Many
thanks to everyone who has sent in stories to the webmaster, as well as
photographs and links that will appear soon on this website.
Month of December 2005 ... Wishing you and your families a Merry
Christmas or whichever holiday you may celebrate at this time of year. I
am taking the month off from working on the website. I am looking forward
to the coming year and to updating this website with a lot of new pictures and
information. See you in 2006!
Last week of November 2005 ...
I found a mistake on my "links" buttons on the bottom of the tunnel statistics
pages. They were linking to another portion of my website that we use for
my local Christian band. Minor mistake there -- corrected as of November
Month of November 2005 ...
following an email from an Internet user, I believe this will be the month I
will be posting a new Laurel Hill Tunnel page, including the apparent usage of
the old tunnel. By combining the emails and pictures from three recent
visitors, with someone knowledgeable in their hobby, I believe the usage of the
old tunnel has been easy to establish. The silence of a corporation added
to the silence and dodging of the question by the P.T.C. only adds to the theory
that I will be posting. I am also currently obtaining permission to use
e-mailed accounts and photographs of the recent bridge removals on the old
FAQ page updated 11/16/05.
Month of October 2005 ... I
am taking a few weeks off from the website ... updates will resume in November.
I continue to be amazed and most thankful for all of the authors, historians,
visitors to the abandoned turnpike areas, story tellers and photographers who
have been sharing their stories and information with me for both this website
and my personal curiosity.
Thank you all very much!
Week of October 4, 2005 ...
after a few weeks away, I have returned ... updates this month include:
- Clear Ridge Tunnel (Clear Ridge
Cut) page has been added - they forgot to built it :)
- Minor updates have begun on pages
that have been up since this website was started
- Minor typos and factual updates are
starting to be fixed
- The Laurel Hill Tunnel mystery has
some more facts unfolding
- Speculation on LHT usage is proving
- Be sure to visit a new website that
- Please keep sending me your
turnpike stories -- the page is growing -- thank you!
- Hit/visitor counter is over 900 as
of this week, website is just four months old
Week of September 5, 2005 ...
I am on vacation for two weeks ... but not before posting the
Hill Tunnel and
Hill Tunnel statistics pages. I will no doubt make
modifications to them as time goes by. The
Stories page is now posted. If you have a story to tell about visiting
any of the tunnels or exploring the old roadway, please email our site at:
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Also posted this week: Laurel
Ridge hiking trail (crosses over the tunnel and the bypass route).
Week of August 25, 2005 ...
Laurel Hill Statistics page has been updated. More neat and useful
information has been sent to me. NOTE: I have found it necessary to
update the resolution on this website to 1024x768, so if your resolution is set
lower (such as 800x600), the pages will look different and possibly
unorganized. I use FrontPage extensions on the server, so Microsoft
Internet Explorer is your best bet for viewing the page although others, including
Netscape, will work.
Week of August 17, 2005 ...
thanks to two very reliable sources, more information has been received about
the Laurel Hill Tunnel. See the "Recent Pictures" section under
"Laurel Hill Tunnel" link. You'll be surprised at how different
the eastern portal looks today. Thanks to another source, some additional
facts about LHT have been updated and included on the statistics page.
Updates to the Sideling Hill pages, including statistics are in the works and
will uploaded during the upcoming week. My "Turnpike Stories"
pages are in the works. Hopefully they will be posted in the next week as
well. Thanks again to those who have recently added postings to the guest
book, as well as the two visitors who have sent pictures and facts for Laurel
Week of August 10, 2005 ...
the website hit counter has passed
500 visitors in two months -- pass the word!
Week of July 24, 2005 ... Sideling
Hill aerial photography page updated: new annotations made on the
pictures; Laurel Hill and Rays-Sideling bypass road maps posted; Cove Valley
Service Plaza and Pump Station Road aerial photos annotated; work
continues on the statistics pages for each of the bypassed tunnels - major work
remaining. More information on Laurel Hill tunnel has been received -
working on another update ... some mysteries solved.
For sale: www.sideling-hill.com
domain name. E-mail webmaster for details.
Week of July 17, 2005 ...
working on the "statistics" pages for each tunnel (I have a lot of
research to complete before they'll be posted); more FAQs included, based on
recent questions that have surfaced; the Turnpike "in print" page
added, spotlights several books written about the Turnpike and it's history;
links to a family's bike trip down the old roadway posted -- great pictures and
website; guest book works correctly now; off-site links (WikiMedia) added for
all of the tunnels related to the PA Turnpike (including current, remodeled,
abandoned, never used or never built tunnels); I received some Laurel Hill
Tunnel information this week from a reputable source -- cannot share the source
or exact details -- it will shed some light into the real present and
former uses of the tunnel; Pittsburgh Post-Gazette included a story this week regarding the SAC's
plans for the future of the Superhighway/Pike 2 Bike trail (NOTE: the
S.A.C. person I contacted said they are reserving commentary on the Gazette
story until after their next meeting); and finally ... www.sideling-hill.com
points now to this website, as it would have been too expensive each month to
maintain and fund both sites.
Week of July 10, 2005 ...
Improved guest book; Sideling Hill picture page uploaded; Ray's Hill picture
page uploaded; Laurel Hill picture page uploaded (I need your help, pictures
and links please!) complete with explanations, rumors, theories and facts
about what may or may not be happening at that location; links posted to the
S.A.C.'s website and other Internet users' websites (permissions granted for
use) -- thank you all for help; topographical maps posted -- more annotations
coming; aerial photography of the tunnels, old roadways and local landmarks
posted; compliments of the Weather Channel, current weather conditions for
Breezewood, PA are now dynamically posted.
My sister website: www.sideling-hill.com
is now off-line. Redirectors will be added this week to point visitors to
that site over to Ray's Hill.com.
Week of July 3, 2005 ... Welcome to
the new website! The old website link still appears below if you'd like to
see what it previously looked like. This is my first-ever attempt at
creating and using HTML frames and the programming associated with them.
Enjoy! Updates will come probably once a week or as needed.
Part of this website is going to be dedicated to allowing visitors to the
site to share their stories about visiting the abandoned PA Turnpike, including
both abandoned sections, the tunnels (Laurel Hill, Ray's Hill and Sideling
Hill), both recently and before they were open to public visits. All
submitted stories that are posted will have proper credit given to the author(s),
as well as the ability to post stories anonymously.
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weather conditions for the
abandoned turnpike, near Breezewood, PA:
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it went online on June 29, 2005:
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without prior permission.
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violates your ownership, please advise the webmaster of this site and it
will be correctly annotated or removed at your request. Photographs are property of their respective owners.
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