UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In case you were wondering, i-99 signs are now posted all the way to Penn State. The road opened in November 2008, but was not technically Interstate 99 yet (and may not be right now) due to the fact that its number through legislation sponsored by the Rep. Bud Shuster instead of through AASHTO. It turns out that was much less offesnive than the removal of environmental testing the Shuster championed. Sure enough, there was an environmental problem that cost about $80 million to fix and added years to the construction.
By the way, the construction of the northern end of i-99, a high speed interchange with I-80 (CDT) is encountering local resistance. It is not funded yet, so the resistance is not a big deal — yet.
By the way, the i-99 shields on big green signs were not directly applied, they are on a green panel and look sloppy.