A 13-mile, $900 million portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's Southern Beltway (Interstate 576), including 4 miles in South Fayette Township, opened October 15, 2021.
The highway links with the existing 6-mile Findlay Connector to provide a route between Interstate 79 and Pittsburgh International Airport.
The I-576 beltway includes five interchanges:
The South Fayette portion of the project includes the South Fayette Way interchange, accessible from Route 50 near the Gladden neighborhood in South Fayette Township.
Initially, only two beltway ramps opened on I-79:
The rest of the ramps are expected to open in summer 2022.
There is no toll on the beltway, in either direction, between South Fayette Way and I-79.
Drivers pass through three toll points between South Fayette Way and the airport.
Each toll is $1.30 with E-ZPass or $2.60 with cashless toll-by-plate.