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Interstate 81 is an long north-south Interstate Highway, stretching from Dandridge, Tennesseemarker to Fisher's Landing, New York at the USmarker/Canadianmarker border. In the state of Pennsylvaniamarker, I-81 runs for from the Marylandmarker state linemarker near Chambersburgmarker to the New Yorkmarker state line near Hallsteadmarker and is called the American Legion Memorial Highway.

Route description

Maryland to Interstate 78

I-81 enters Pennsylvaniamarker at the Marylandmarker state line about south of Chambersburgmarker. In Chambersburg at mile marker 16, it meets with a major highway; U.S. Route 30 (the Chambersburg Pike to Gettysburgmarker). About a mile north of Carlislemarker 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"[396337]. 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 Parkmarker. For the entire segment between the Mason-Dixon Linemarker 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 Allentownmarker and New York Citymarker, 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 Hazletonmarker. At exit 151, I-81 meets a major interstate; Interstate 80. As passengers enter Wilkes-Barremarker at mile marker 165, Interstate 81 merges with a major Pennsylvania route for ; 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 Scrantonmarker at mile marker 185, there is a short freeway called the Central Scranton Expressway which will lead passengers into downtown Scrantonmarker. 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 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 Pennsylvaniamarker is exit 230 which is Pennsylvania Route 171 near Hallsteadmarker. north of exit 230, passengers have entered the state of New Yorkmarker.

Exit list

County Location Old New Destinations Notes
Franklinmarker State Line Marylandmarker state linemarker. I-81 south continues into Maryland.
1 1 PA 163 — Mason Dixon Road
Antrim Townshipmarker 2 3 US 11 — Molly Pitcher Highway
Greencastlemarker 3 5 PA 16 — Greencastle, Waynesboromarker to Mercersburgmarker.
Guilford Townshipmarker 4 10 PA 914 — Marionmarker
Chambersburgmarker 5 14 PA 316 — Wayne Avenue To Waynesboromarker
6 16 US 30 — Lincoln Way To Gettysburgmarker
7 17 Walker Road To Norland Avenue and Wilson College
Greene Township 8 20 PA 997 — Scotland Penn Statemarker- Mont Alto and Letterkenny Army Depot
Southampton Township 9 24 PA 696 — Fayette Street
Cumberlandmarker Southampton Township 10 29 PA 174 — King Street Shippensburg Airport. Shippensburg Universitymarker.
Penn Townshipmarker 11 37 PA 233 — Newvillemarker
Carlislemarker 12 44 PA 465 — Plainfieldmarker Carlisle Fairgrounds.
13 45 College Street Dickinson Collegemarker, Penn Statemarker Dickinson School of Law.
14 47 PA 34 — Hanover Street U.S.marker Army War Collegemarker.
15 48 PA 74 — York Road Northbound only.
16 49 PA 641 — High Street
Middlesex Township 17 52
US 11 – I-76/PA Turnpike — New Kingstownmarker, Middlesex
Carlisle exit on I-76/PA Turnpike.
Silver Spring Townshipmarker 18 57 PA 114 — Mechanicsburgmarker
Hampden Townshipmarker
Southern terminus of I-81/Capital Beltway concurrency.
19 59
PA 581 (Harrisburg Expressway) east – US 11, Camp Hillmarker
Capital Beltway.
20 61 PA 944 — Wertzville Road
East Pennsboro Townshipmarker 21 65 US 11 – US 15 — Enola, Marysvillemarker Central Pennsylvania Collegemarker.
Dauphinmarker Harrisburgmarker 22 66 Front Street — Downtown Harrisburg Amtrak Terminal.
23A 67A
US 22 east — (Cameron Street) PA 230
Harrisburg Area Community College.
23B 67B US 22 west – US 322 west — Lewistownmarker, State Collegemarker
Southern terminus of I-81/ US 322 concurrency.
24 69 Progress Avenue Widener Universitymarker.
Colonial Parkmarker Northern terminus of I-81/ US 322 concurrency.


Northern terminus of I-81/Capital Beltway concurrency.
25 70 I-83 south/US 322 east - Hersheymarker, Yorkmarker Capital Beltway. Harrisburg Airportmarker.
Paxtoniamarker 26 72
US 22 — Paxtonia, Linglestownmarker
West Hanover Townshipmarker 27 77 PA 39 — Manada Hill, Hersheymarker Hershey Attractions.
East Hanover Townshipmarker 28 80
PA 743 — Grantvillemarker, Hershey
Lebanonmarker East Hanover Townshipmarker 29 85 PA 934 south — Annvillemarker, Fort Indiantown Gapmarker Lebanon Valley Collegemarker.
Union Townshipmarker N/A 89
I-78 east — Allentownmarker, New York Citymarker.
30 90 PA 72 — Lebanonmarker
Schuylkillmarker Pine Grove Township 31 100 PA 443 — Pine Grove
Tremont Townshipmarker 32 104 PA 125 — Ravinemarker
Frailey Townshipmarker 33 107 US 209 — Tremontmarker, Tower Citymarker
34 112 PA 25 — Hegins
Foster Township 35 116 PA 901 — Minersvillemarker Mount Carmelmarker.
Butler Township 35A 119 Highridge Park Road to Hecksherville and Gordonmarker
Frackvillemarker 36 124 PA 61 — Saint Clairmarker, Frackvillemarker to Pottsvillemarker and Shamokinmarker.
Mahanoy Townshipmarker 37 131 PA 54 — Hometownmarker, Mahanoy Citymarker to Shenandoahmarker.
Delano Townshipmarker 38 134 Delanomarker
Kline Townshipmarker 39 138 PA 309 — McAdoomarker, Tamaquamarker
Luzernemarker Hazle Townshipmarker 39A 141
PA 424 east – PA 309 — Hazletonmarker
40 143 PA 924 — Hazleton
Sugarloaf Township 41 145 PA 93 — West Hazletonmarker Penn State Universitymarker Hazleton Campus.
Butler Townshipmarker N/A 151 I-80 — Bloomsburgmarker, Stroudsburgmarker
Dorrancemarker 42 155 Dorrance
Nuangolamarker 43 159 Nuangola
Hanover Townshipmarker 44 164 PA 29 (South Cross Valley Expressway) north — Nanticokemarker Luzerne County Cummunity College.
Wilkes-Barremarker 45 165
PA 309 south – PA 309 BUS — Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Topmarker
Southern terminus of I-81/ PA 309 concurrency.
46 168 Highland Park Boulevard — Wilkes-Barre Access to Wachovia Arenamarker and Downtown Wilkes-Barre.
Plains Townshipmarker Northern terminus of I-81/ PA 309 concurrency.
47 170 PA 115 south – PA 309 (North Cross Valley Expressway) north - Bear Creek, Wilkes-Barre Access to King's Collegemarker and Wilkes Universitymarker.
Pittstown Townshipmarker 48 175
PA 315 – I-476/PA Turnpike — Pittstonmarker, Dupontmarker
Wilkes-Barre exit of PA Turnpike Northeast Extension.
Avocamarker 49 178 PA 315 — Avoca, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airportmarker
Lackawannamarker Moosicmarker 50 180
US 11 – PA 502 — Moosic
Southbound exit no US 11 Northbound Access; Southbound US 11 and PA 502 Only
Scrantonmarker 51 182 Montage Mountain Road, Davis Street
52A 184A
PA 307 — River Street
Northbound only.
52B 184B PA 307 — Moosic Street Southbound only.
53 185 Central Scranton Expressway Access to Scranton Memorial Stadium and University of Scrantonmarker.
Dunmoremarker 54 186 Drinker Street Northbound only.
N/A 187 I-84 east – I-380 south – US 6 east — Milfordmarker, Mt.marker Poconomarker, Carbondalemarker Throop Dunmore Interchange.
Southern terminus of I-81/ US 6 concurrency.
55 188 PA 347 — Throopmarker, Dunmore Access to Penn Statemarker- Worthington Scranton Campus and Marywood Universitymarker.
Scrantonmarker 56 190 Main Avenue — Dickson Citymarker
57 191
US 6 BUS – US 11 (North Scranton Expressway) — Dickson City, North Scranton
South Abington Townshipmarker Northern terminus of I-81/ US 6 concurrency.
58 194 US 6 west – I-476 south/PA Turnpike south – US 11 — Clarks Summitmarker Clarks Summit exit of PA Turnpike Northeast Extension. Northern terminus of Northeast Extension.
Scott Township 59 197 PA 632 — Waverlymarker
60 199 PA 524 — Scott Township
61 201 PA 438 — East Benton
Benton Townshipmarker 62 202 PA 107 — Fleetville, Thompkinsville
Susquehannamarker Lenox Townshipmarker 63 206 PA 374 — Glenwood, Lenoxville
64A 211A  — Lenox Northbound only.
64B 211B PA 92 — Lenox Southbound only.
Harford Townshipmarker 65 217 PA 547 — Harford
New Milford Township 66 219 PA 848 — Gibson
New Milfordmarker 67 223 PA 492 — New Milford, Lakeside
Hallsteadmarker 68 230 PA 171 — Great Bendmarker, Susquehannamarker Last exit in Pennsylvaniamarker.
New Yorkmarker state line. I-81 north continues into New York.


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