Sideling Hill Service Plaza
|Direction||Eastbound and Westbound|
1 October 1940|
(Opening of the Turnpike)
Sideling Hill Service Plaza is a service plaza on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Breezewood and Fort Littleton. It was built to replace Cove Valley Service Plaza, which was bypassed along with Ray's Hill Tunnel and Sideling Hill Tunnel in 1968.
The plaza is on the north (westbound) side of the road, but is unique among the mainline Turnpike plazas in that it serves traffic in both directions. Allentown and Hickory Run serve both northbound and southbound traffic on the auxiliary Northeast Extension.
Because of its service in both directions, its size, its position near the east/west center of the Empire, and its amenities, it is sometimes referred to colloquially by Septempontians as "the greatest of plazas".