Vine Street Expressway westbound at the merge of ramps from I-95 with I-676/U.S. 30 from the Ben Franklin Bridge. 01/01/19
Interstate 676 forms an urban loop through Downtown Philadelphia across the Delaware River to Camden, New Jersey. Along with I-579 at Pittsburgh, I-676 is one of two Interstates in Pennsylvania that do not use exit numbers.
Following the Vine Street Expressway, I-676 travels below the Philadelphia street grid from the Schuylkill River to Logan Square, Broad Street (PA 611) and Chinatown. Emerging east of 10th Street, the Vine Street Expressway provides a high speed link to Interstate 95 (Delaware Expressway). The I-676 mainline navigates along exit ramps and surface streets around Franklin Square to connect with the Ben Franklin Bridge. Drivers along I-676 east are directed onto 6th Street southbound briefly before joining the bridge approach. The westbound direction intersects Franklin and 8th Streets before merging with the Vine Street Expressway ahead of 10th Street.
I-676/U.S. 30 cross the Delaware River into New Jersey on the seven-lane wide Ben Franklin Bridge. Tolls are collected for the westbound direction of the span at a plaza located beside Linden Street in Camden. Interstate 676 east splits with U.S. 30 as it encircles Downtown Camden southward to Haddon Avenue along a six lane freeway. The route ends at the east approach to the Walt Whitman Bridge (I-76).
Interstate 676 is part of High Priority Corridor 64: Camden-Philadelphia Corridors.
The Vine Street Expressway spurred east from the Schuylkill Expressway to 18th Street by 1959. The portion between Broad Street and the directional T interchange with I-95 was not finished until July 1991.1 The Benjamin Franklin Bridge opened to traffic on July 1, 1926.2