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What’s more fun then a 4-way intersection? A 5 or 6 way intersection!

Something that definitely feels unique to Pittsburgh is it’s love for intersections with more then 2 roads meeting.  I’m not sure which civil engineer started this practice, but it causes an exponential level of inefficiency.

Here’s a few of my favorites:

As @mudlock reminded me on Twitter, in Edgewood you need to make sure you’re in the “U-turn, sharp left, or kind of left” turn lane.

In Squirrel Hill you have to figure out which way is straight at it’s famous 5-way intersection

Again, do you want to go left or REALLY left?

Another one in Squirrel Hill gives drivers a couple of choices at the intersection of Beechwood and Wilkins

There are a couple other examples of this around, I’ve always wondered how much efficiency could be gained by rerouting a road at the cities 5-way intersection so that one of the spokes goes into one of the main roads earlier, avoiding a confusing and unnecessary 3rd light cycle.  What’s your favorite multi-way intersection?

  1. deducecanoe reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    This is just a small taste of how much fun Pittsburgh roads are.
  2. lschell reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    The top of Perrysville and East St. Complete blind coming up Woods Run to Perrysville.
  3. amslammin reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    Take a minute to look at this. This is why people don’t enjoy driving in Pittsburgh.
  4. sharkkateoohaha reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    OH GOD THE MURRAY ONE. THE MURRAY ONE. I swear I go the wrong way EVERY time.
  5. handsandwords reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    This reminds me of Bigelow Blvd at Herron.
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  11. robotmonastery-deactivated reblogged this from averyterrible and added:
    Seven Corners, Virginia
  12. pluspluspangolin reblogged this from averyterrible and added:
    Come to DC! We have a bunch of ridiculous intersections like this, mainly because while we do have a street grid the...
  13. shadesdaruma reblogged this from amischiefofmice and added:
    y’all need roundabouts
  14. averyterrible reblogged this from amischiefofmice and added:
    I miss Pittsburgh intersections.
  15. amischiefofmice reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    'okay you want to take the middle left'
  16. noneuclidean reblogged this from pghroads and added:
    So true. I always hated the horrible 6-way where Library Road meets Rt. 51.
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