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Map & Directions
to Sideling Hill Tunnel
(& Old Cove Valley Plaza)

please study picture


courtesy of
J.kitsko

 

Map & Directions
courtesy of
Rush Wickes

Directions

  • Heading out of town on US 30 east from Breezewood - go up the mountain and cross over the modern Turnpike on an overpass. 

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  • Continue up the hill and watch for PA 915 North, which will join up with US 30 briefly and then turn off to your left.    

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  • Make a left onto PA 915 North at this point and follow it across another overpass over the modern Turnpike. Then, you will see an intersection (a fork, I believe),
  • with a road to your right.   

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  • Take this road to your right and follow it down the mountain -- soon you will be paralleling the modern turnpike on the northern side.   

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  •  At the base of the descent -- you will come to a 4 way intersection with the worker entrance to the existing PA Turnpike service plaza ahead of you and a road passing underneath the existing turnpike to your right.   Make a right here and proceed under the turnpike -- headed south.  

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  • About a mile later, the road will come to a four way intersection -- with the primary direction of travel turning off to the left -- you want to continue straight - going onto 'Pumping Station Road'. Follow this road for about 1.5 miles until you come down a small hill and see an overpass - this is the old Turnpike.   

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  •  Make a right on what appears to be a small driveway just before reaching the underpass -- this was the access road to the old Cove Valley Service Area.   Continue up the driveway until you reach a jersey barrier that has 'no vehicles' stenciled in orange day-glo paint on the top.  

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  • Park here and take your bikes around the barriers and continue up for about a 1/2 mile or so.   You will come into the old service area - which later served as a firing range for the State Police (don't worry, it has long been inactive, despite the warnings still posted).   

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  • You will find the Sideling Hill Tunnel about 2 miles north of Cove Valley on a very gentle, if roughly paved incline.



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