Interstate 78 travels 75 miles east from I-81 in Lebanon County to Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton as part of a 143 mile route joining the Harrisburg area with Newark, New Jersey and New York City. I-78 replaced four lane sections of U.S. 22, including the Lehigh Valley Thruway through Allentown-Bethlehem for a period of time. U.S. 22 remains overlapped with the freeway from Hamlin (Exit 8) east to Chapman (Exit 51).
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A new alignment for Interstate 78 south of the Allentown-Bethlehem area was proposed by the early 1980s. When it opened on November 21, 1989,1 I-78 was fully complete in the Keystone State. The realignment of the freeway mainline away from the Lehigh Valley Thruway (U.S. 22) disconnected Interstate 378, a freeway spur into Downtown Bethlehem, from I-78 with it subsequently redesignated as Pennsylvania Route 378.
|PA 412 (Main Street) heads north from the borough of Hellertown to a folded diamond interchange (Exit 67) with Interstate 78 along the Bethlehem city line. PA 412 advances north along Hellertown Road to Northampton Heights and E 4th Street. 04/23/04|
|Morgan Hill Road (SR 2005) north meets Interstate 78 at the easternmost interchange in Pennsylvania opposite Philadelphia Road into the city of Easton. 09/01/05|
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