Interstate 83 and 84 in Pennsylvania

Interstate 83 in Pennsylvania

Begin New Freedom
End Harrisburg
Length 51 mi
Length 82 km
Maryland4 Shrewsbury

8 Winterstown

10 Loganville

14 Dallastown

15-22: York

15 Business Route 83

16 Queen Street

18 Mount Rose Avenue

19 Lincoln Highway

21 Arsenal Road

22 George Street

24 Church Road

28 Strinestown

32 York Haven

33 Valley Green

36-50: Harrisburg

36 Fishing Creek Road

38 Evergreen Road

39A Lewisberry Road

39B → Pittsburgh / Philadelphia

40A Limekiln Road

40B Carlisle Road

41A Brandt Avenue

41B → West Harrisburg

42 3rd Street

Susquehanna River

43 Front Street

44A Cameron Street

44B 17th Street

45 32nd Street

46A Eisenhower Boulevard

46B → Philadelphia

47 Eisenhower Boulevard

48 Union Deposit Road

50 Jonestown Road

51 → Hagerstown / Scranton

Interstate 83 or I -83 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The highway forms a north-south route in the center of the state, running from the Maryland border at New Freedom through the city of York to the state capital Harrisburg, where I-83 ends at Interstate 81. The highway is 82 kilometers long.

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Travel directions

The terminus of I-83 in Harrisburg.

In rural areas, Interstate 83 in Maryland enters the state of Pennsylvania. The highway has 2×2 lanes here, while you pass through a fairly flat area. After about 20 kilometers you reach the city of York, which has more than 40,000 inhabitants. Here one crosses US 30, which leads to Lancaster and Philadelphia. After York, I-83 parallels the Susquehanna River, a wide river. The highway here is called the Susquehanna Expressway.

About 35 kilometers after York you reach the city of Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. It crosses Interstate 76 on the south side of town. I-76 is a toll road and comes from Pittsburgh and heads toward Philadelphia. I-83 then pulls into the urban area, but still maintains 2×2 lanes. In the suburb of Lower Allen one crosses the SR-581, I-83 turns east and crosses the Susquehanna River. This bridge has 2×3 lanes and offers a good view of the skyline of Harrisburg. Harrisburg itself has only 49,000 inhabitants, but has a fairly large urban area of ​​more than 600,000 inhabitants. On the east side of Harrisburg, it crosses Interstate 283 and continues north on I-83, ending with Interstate 81, which leads to Scranton and New York.


Interstate 83 is one of the older highways in Pennsylvania. Much of the route was built for the Interstate Highway system, the first section opening south of Harrisburg in 1952. By 1961 the route was largely completed, with two exceptions; the northernmost 2 kilometers to I-81, which was not built until Interstate 81 was also built, and the interchange with I-283 in Harrisburg with connecting road sections, which opened in 1971. From 1960, the road was numbered as I-83.

In the late 1990s, there were plans to extend Interstate 83 further north to Williamsport and possibly further north to the New York border . This ultimately did not go through.

Between 2016 and 2021, I-83 was widened to 2×3 lanes through Harrisburg, between US 322/I-283 and I-81.

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Opening history

Van Unpleasant Length Opening
Exit 33 Exit 39 10 km 1952
Exit 39 Exit 41 3 km 1954
Exit 47 Exit 50 5 km 1954
Exit 28 Exit 33 8 km 1955
Exit 22 Exit 28 10 km 1958
MD state line Exit 16 26 km 1959
Exit 16 Exit 22 10 km 1960
Exit 41 Exit 43 3 km 1960
Exit 43 Exit 45 3 km 1961
Exit 50 Exit 51 2 km 1970
Exit 45 Exit 47 3 km 1971

Traffic intensities

Some 43,000 vehicles cross the Maryland border every day. At York this rises to 61,000 vehicles, and 60,000 vehicles continue to Harrisburg. 120,000 vehicles cross the bridge over the Susquehanna every day, and the final stretch before I-81 has 79,000 vehicles per day.

Interstate 84 in Pennsylvania

Get started Scranton
End Matamoras
Length 54 mi
Length 87 km
1 → Harrisburg / Syracuse2 SR-435

4 → Stroudsburg

8 Mount Cobb

17 SR-191

20 Lake Wallenpaupack

26 Tafton

30 SR-402

34 Lords Valley

46 Milford

53 Matamoras

Delaware River

New York

Interstate 84 or I -84 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The highway forms an east-west route in the extreme northeast of the state, running from Interstate 81 at Scranton to the New York border at Matamoras. The route is 87 kilometers long.

Travel directions

I-84 east of Scranton.

The highway begins on the east side of the city of Scranton at the interchange with Interstate 81, initially running southeast here. The I-81 connects Scranton to Syracuse in New York. The highway has 2×2 lanes here. After 6 miles, I-84 turns east and joins Interstate 380to the south, towards Stroundsburg. Interstate 84 then runs through hilly rural areas, and large towns are no longer on the route to the New York border. There are many large and small lakes in this area. A little further east, US 6 will run parallel to I-84. The area becomes increasingly forested as it reaches the Delaware River valley. At the village of Matamoras, I-84 crosses the New York border, continuing on Interstate 84 in New York toward Hartford.


I-84 is slightly newer than the other Interstate Highways in northeastern Pennsylvania. The first section opened in 1970, the bridge over the Delaware River on the New York state border at Matamoras. In 1972 there was a fairly long stretch from Tafton to Matamoras, but then construction slowed down a bit, and I-84 was opened during the 1970s. The last section, including the interchange with Interstate 380, opened in 1976.

Originally a connection from I-84 to Interstate 81 at Moosic was planned, which would lead I-84 more or less straight west, but because of the mountains in this area it was decided to take I-84 a little further north at Scranton. to start on I-81.

Opening history

From Unpleasant Length Opening
exit 53 NY state line 1 km 1970
Exit 26 exit 53 43 km 1972
Exit 1 Exit 2 2 km 1973
Exit 17 Exit 26 14 km 1974
exit 8 Exit 17 14 km 1976
Exit 2 exit 8 10 km 1978

Traffic intensities

57,000 vehicles drive daily at Scranton, dropping to 21,000 after the I-380 interchange. This number remains stable until the New York border

Interstate 84 in Pennsylvania

Interstate 83 and 84 in Pennsylvania
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