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Pennsylvania Route 441 is a long state route in central Pennsylvaniamarker and mostly parallels the Susquehanna River. The southern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 999 in the Manor Township hamlet of Washington Boro. The northern terminus is at Paxton Street in Harrisburgmarker.

The route passes along the east side of Three Mile Islandmarker, the site of one of the most publicized nuclear meltdowns in history.

Route description

Lancaster County

PA 441 begins as Water Street at an intersection with the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 999 in the village of Washington Boro in Manor Township. PA 441 begins paralleling the Susquehanna River, in fact PA 441 parallels the river for most of its length to the west. PA 441 enters the boro of Columbiamarker as Front Street, then turns to Locust Street, and then 3rd Street. In downtown Columbia, PA 441 intersects Pennsylvania Route 462 (Lincoln Highway). North of PA 462, PA 441 interchanges U.S. Route 30. In West Hempfield Townshipmarker, PA 441 is called Chickies Hill Road. As PA 441 passes by Mariettamarker, it is called River Road and intersects the western terminuses of Pennsylvania Route 23 and Pennsylvania Route 772. In East Donegal Townshipmarker, PA 441 intersects the southern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 743. In the village of Bainbridgemarker, PA 441 intersects the Southern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 241.

Dauphin County

PA 441 enters Dauphin Countymarker paralleling the Susquehanna River to the west of PA 441. In Londonderry Township, PA 441 passes east of Three Mile Islandmarker, the island is famous for the most publicized nuclear meltdowns in history. In Middletownmarker, PA 441 is called Canal, Ann, and Union Streets. PA 441 also has a short truck route and intersects Pennsylvania Route 230 in the boro of Middletown. North of PA 230, PA 441 passes over Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). Then makes a northwest turn to become Oberlin Street. As Oberlin Road, PA 441 interchanges with Pennsylvania Route 283 while PA 283 has an exit to Harrisburg International Airportmarker. PA 441 only has access to PA 283 west. In Swatara Township as Lindle Road, PA 441 interchanges Interstate 283 at exit 2. Then PA 441 turns to the south as it merges with Eisenhower Boulevard. In the village of Oberlin, PA 441 becomes Highland Street and Harrisburg Street. PA 441 enters Harrisburgmarker as Sycamore Street and terminates (ends) at an intersection with Paxton Street. PA 441 is one of few Pennsylvaniamarker highways to end at a Quadrant Route.

History

Signed in 1928 and that same year, the route was under construction from the West Hempfield Townshipmarker line to Columbiamarker and completed the following year.In 1930, the route was paved from PA 241 to Royaltonmarker and Ebenezer to Oberlin. In 1932, the route was paved from Mariettamarker to Bainbridgemarker, Middletownmarker to Highland Street, and from Oberlin to Harrisburgmarker. In 1935, the northern terminus was moved from 19th Street to its current location.

Construction for an interchange with I-283 and new alignment for Oberlin Road began in 1968, and concluded in 1970.

The route travels past perhaps the most famous or infamous island in North America: Three Mile Islandmarker. In fact, during the emergency in 1979, the Pennsylvania State Police shut down the highway in front of the plant from March 28 to April 9.

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