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Interstate 81 shield
Interstate 81
Main route of the Interstate Highway System
American Legion Memorial Highway
Length: 232.63 mi[1] (374.38 km)
South end: I-81.svg I-81 at the MD state line near Hagerstown
Major
junctions:
US 30.svg US 30 in Chambersburg
I-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-76/PA Tpk via US 11.svg US 11 in Carlisle
PA-581.svg PA 581 near Camp Hill
US 22.svgUS 322.svg US 22/US 322 in Harrisburg
I-83.svgUS 322.svg I-83/US 322 in Colonial Park
I-78.svg I-78 in Lickdale
I-80.svg I-80 near Hazleton
PA-309.svg PA 309 in Wilkes-Barre
I-84.svgI-380.svgUS 6.svg I-84/I-380/US 6 near Scranton
I-476.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svgUS 6.svg I-476/PA Tpk/US 6 near Scranton
North end: I-81.svg I-81 at the NY state line near Hallstead
Pennsylvania State Routes
< PA 80 I-81E >
Minor - Legislative

Interstate 81 is an 854.89-mile (1,375.81 km) long north–south Interstate Highway, stretching from Dandridge, Tennessee to Fisher's Landing, New York at the US/Canadian border. In the state of Pennsylvania, I-81 runs for 232.63 miles (374.38 km) from the Maryland state line near Chambersburg to the New York state line near Hallstead and is called the American Legion Memorial Highway.

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Route description

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Maryland to Interstate 78

I-81 enters Pennsylvania at the Maryland state line about 13 miles (21 km) south of Chambersburg. In Chambersburg at mile marker 16, it meets with a major highway; U.S. Route 30 (the Chambersburg Pike to Gettysburg). About a mile north of Carlisle at exit 52, it meets with U.S. Route 11 which takes passengers to the Pennsylvania Turnpike/ Interstate 76, a stretch known locally as the "Miracle Mile"[1]. From here, I-81 travels in a more east–west direction for the next 40 miles (until exit 89). At mile marker 59, it has an interchange with the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 581, the Harrisburg Expressway. I-81 becomes the Capital Beltway from exit 59 to exit 70. As passengers approach exit 67, a major complex interchange is seen. The interchange consists of U.S. Route 22 and U.S. Route 322; US Route 322 merges with Interstate 81. Exit 70 is the eastern terminus of the US 322 concurrency and the northern terminus of Interstate 83; Exit 70 takes place in Colonial Park. For the entire segment between the Mason-Dixon Line and Interstate 78, I-81 runs through the Great Valley.

Interstate 78 to New York State

At mile marker 89, I-81 meets the western terminus of I-78; I-78 continues eastward through the Great Valley and heads towards Allentown and New York City, while I-81 turns back northward, cutting through the Blue Mountain at Swatara Gap. From mile marker 141 to mile marker 146; I-81 passes near the city of Hazleton. At exit 151, I-81 meets a major interstate; Interstate 80. As passengers enter Wilkes-Barre at mile marker 165, Interstate 81 merges with a major Pennsylvania route for 5 miles (8.0 km); Pennsylvania Route 309. At exit 175, I-81 meets with Pennsylvania Route 315 which will lead passengers to the north east extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike/ Interstate 476. In Scranton at mile marker 185, there is a short freeway called the Central Scranton Expressway which will lead passengers into downtown Scranton. At mile marker 187, I-81 is at the Throop Dunmore Interchange which consists of Interstate 84, Interstate 380, and U.S. Route 6. US 6 merges with I-81 for 7 miles (11 km) from mile marker 187 to mile marker 194. At mile marker 194, is the northern terminus of Interstate 476 which is the north east extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The last exit in Pennsylvania is exit 230 which is Pennsylvania Route 171 near Hallstead. 4 miles (6.4 km) north of exit 230, passengers have entered the state of New York.

Exit list

County Location Old New Destinations Notes
Franklin State Line Maryland state line. I-81.svg I-81 south continues into Maryland.
1 1 PA-163.svg PA 163 — Mason Dixon Road
Antrim Township 2 3 US 11.svg US 11 — Molly Pitcher Highway
Greencastle 3 5 PA-16.svg PA 16 — Greencastle, Waynesboro to Mercersburg.
Guilford Township 4 10 PA-914.svg PA 914 — Marion
Chambersburg 5 14 PA-316.svg PA 316 — Wayne Avenue To Waynesboro
6 16 US 30.svg US 30 — Lincoln Way To Gettysburg
7 17 Walker Road To Norland Avenue and Wilson College
Greene Township 8 20 PA-997.svg PA 997 — Scotland Penn State- Mont Alto and Letterkenny Army Depot
Southampton Township 9 24 PA-696.svg PA 696 — Fayette Street
Cumberland Southampton Township 10 29 PA-174.svg PA 174 — King Street Airport Sign.svg Shippensburg Airport. Shippensburg University.
Penn Township 11 37 PA-233.svg PA 233 — Newville
Carlisle 12 44 PA-465.svg PA 465 — Plainfield Carlisle Fairgrounds.
13 45 College Street Dickinson College, Penn State Dickinson School of Law.
14 47 PA-34.svg PA 34 — Hanover Street U.S. Army War College.
15 48 PA-74.svg PA 74 — York Road Northbound only.
16 49 PA-641.svg PA 641 — High Street
Middlesex Township 17 52 No image wide.svgTo plate blue.svg
US 11.svgI-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg US 11 – I-76/PA Turnpike — New Kingstown, Middlesex
Carlisle exit on I-76/PA Turnpike.
Silver Spring Township 18 57 PA-114.svg PA 114 — Mechanicsburg
Hampden Township
Southern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/Capital Beltway concurrency.
19 59 No image wide.svgTo plate.svg
PA-581.svgUS 11.svg PA 581 (Harrisburg Expressway) east – US 11, Camp Hill
Capital Beltway.
20 61 PA-944.svg PA 944 — Wertzville Road
East Pennsboro Township 21 65 US 11.svgUS 15.svg US 11 – US 15 — Enola, Marysville Central Pennsylvania College.
Dauphin Harrisburg 22 66 Front Street — Downtown Harrisburg Amtrak Terminal.
23A 67A No image wide.svgTo plate.svg
US 22.svgPA-230.svg US 22 east — (Cameron Street) PA 230
Harrisburg Area Community College.
23B 67B US 22.svgUS 322.svg US 22 west – US 322 west — Lewistown, State College
Southern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/US 322.svg US 322 concurrency.
24 69 Progress Avenue Widener University.
Colonial Park Northern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/US 322.svg US 322 concurrency.
Northern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/Capital Beltway concurrency.
25 70 I-83.svgUS 322.svg I-83 south/US 322 east - Hershey, York Capital Beltway. Airport Sign.svg Harrisburg Airport.
Paxtonia 26 72 To plate.svg
US 22.svg US 22 — Paxtonia, Linglestown
West Hanover Township 27 77 PA-39.svg PA 39 — Manada Hill, Hershey Hershey Attractions.
East Hanover Township 28 80 No image.svgTo plate.svg
PA-743.svg PA 743 — Grantville, Hershey
Lebanon East Hanover Township 29 85 PA-934.svg PA 934 south — Annville, Fort Indiantown Gap Lebanon Valley College.
Union Township N/A 89 East plate blue.svg
I-78.svg I-78 east — Allentown, New York City.
30 90 PA-72.svg PA 72 — Lebanon
Schuylkill Pine Grove Township 31 100 PA-443.svg PA 443 — Pine Grove
Tremont Township 32 104 PA-125.svg PA 125 — Ravine
Frailey Township 33 107 US 209.svg US 209 — Tremont, Tower City
34 112 PA-25.svg PA 25 — Hegins
Foster Township 35 116 PA-901.svg PA 901 — Minersville Mount Carmel.
Butler Township 35A 119 Highridge Park Road to Hecksherville and Gordon
Frackville 36 124 PA-61.svg PA 61 — Saint Clair, Frackville to Pottsville and Shamokin.
Mahanoy Township 37 131 PA-54.svg PA 54 — Hometown, Mahanoy City to Shenandoah.
Delano Township 38 134 Delano
Kline Township 39 138 PA-309.svg PA 309 — McAdoo, Tamaqua
Luzerne Hazle Township 39A 141 No image wide.svgTo plate.svg
PA-424.svgPA-309.svg PA 424 east – PA 309 — Hazleton
40 143 PA-924.svg PA 924 — Hazleton
Sugarloaf Township 41 145 PA-93.svg PA 93 — West Hazleton Penn State University Hazleton Campus.
Butler Township N/A 151 I-80.svg I-80 — Bloomsburg, Stroudsburg
Dorrance 42 155 Dorrance
Nuangola 43 159 Nuangola
Hanover Township 44 164 PA-29.svg PA 29 (South Cross Valley Expressway) north — Nanticoke Luzerne County Cummunity College.
Wilkes-Barre 45 165 No image wide.svgBusiness plate.svg
PA-309.svgPA-309.svg PA 309 south – PA 309 BUS — Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Top
Southern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/PA-309.svg PA 309 concurrency.
46 168 Highland Park Boulevard — Wilkes-Barre Access to Wachovia Arena and Downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Plains Township Northern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/PA-309.svg PA 309 concurrency.
47 170 PA-115.svgPA-309.svg PA 115 south – PA 309 (North Cross Valley Expressway) north - Bear Creek, Wilkes-Barre Access to King's College and Wilkes University.
Pittstown Township 48 175 No image wide.svgTo plate blue.svg
PA-315.svgI-476.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg PA 315 – I-476/PA Turnpike — Pittston, Dupont
Wilkes-Barre exit of PA Turnpike Northeast Extension.
Avoca 49 178 PA-315.svg PA 315 — Avoca, Airport Sign.svg Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Lackawanna Moosic 50 180 No image wide.svgTo plate.svg
US 11.svgPA-502.svg US 11 – PA 502 — Moosic
Southbound exit no US 11 Northbound Access; Southbound US 11 and PA 502 Only
Scranton 51 182 Montage Mountain Road, Davis Street
52A 184A No image.svgTo plate.svg
PA-307.svg PA 307 — River Street
Northbound only.
52B 184B PA-307.svg PA 307 — Moosic Street Southbound only.
53 185 Central Scranton Expressway Access to Scranton Memorial Stadium and University of Scranton.
Dunmore 54 186 Drinker Street Northbound only.
N/A 187 I-84.svgI-380.svgUS 6.svg I-84 east – I-380 south – US 6 east — Milford, Mt. Pocono, Carbondale Throop Dunmore Interchange.
Southern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/US 6.svg US 6 concurrency.
55 188 PA-347.svg PA 347 — Throop, Dunmore Access to Penn State- Worthington Scranton Campus and Marywood University.
Scranton 56 190 Main Avenue — Dickson City
57 191 Business plate.svgTo plate.svg
US 6.svgUS 11.svg US 6 BUS – US 11 (North Scranton Expressway) — Dickson City, North Scranton
South Abington Township Northern terminus of I-81.svg I-81/US 6.svg US 6 concurrency.
58 194 US 6.svgI-476.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svgUS 11.svg US 6 west – I-476 south/PA Turnpike south – US 11 — Clarks Summit Clarks Summit exit of PA Turnpike Northeast Extension. Northern terminus of Northeast Extension.
Scott Township 59 197 PA-632.svg PA 632 — Waverly
60 199 PA-524.svg PA 524 — Scott Township
61 201 PA-438.svg PA 438 — East Benton
Benton Township 62 202 PA-107.svg PA 107 — Fleetville, Thompkinsville
Susquehanna Lenox Township 63 206 PA-374.svg PA 374 — Glenwood, Lenoxville
64A 211A PA-106.svg — Lenox Northbound only.
64B 211B PA-92.svg PA 92 — Lenox Southbound only.
Harford Township 65 217 PA-547.svg PA 547 — Harford
New Milford Township 66 219 PA-848.svg PA 848 — Gibson
New Milford 67 223 PA-492.svg PA 492 — New Milford, Lakeside
Hallstead 68 230 PA-171.svg PA 171 — Great Bend, Susquehanna Last exit in Pennsylvania.
New York state line. I-81.svg I-81 north continues into New York.

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References

External links

Interstate 81
Previous state:
Maryland
Pennsylvania Next state:
New York

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