Interstate 81 North

I-81 travels north from I-78 one mile to Exit 90 for Fisher Avenue (SR 4020). PA 72 (Everest Lane) parallels the freeway south toward Jonestown and north to PA 443 (Moonshine Road) near Green Point.
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Curving northeast, Interstate 81 runs alongside Swatara State Park into Schuylkill County.
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I-81 crosses Swatara Creek and PA 72 by Inwood.
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PA 443 (Suedberg Road) converges with I-81 at Exit 100 in Pine Grove township.
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An abandoned rest area lies 1.75 miles southwest of Exit 104 in Pine Grove township.
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Molleystown Road (SR 3013) links I-81 with adjacent PA 125 (Tremont Road) near the community of Ravine.
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PA 125 leads 3.0 miles south to PA 443 in the borough of Pine Grove.
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Northeast from Molleystown Road, PA 125 (Tremont Road) continues northeast 3.7 miles to the borough of Tremont and U.S. 209 (State Street).
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I-81 turns northwest to meet U.S. 209 between Joliett and East Franklin.
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U.S. 209 originates at Millersburg to the west and travels northeast across the Keystone State to Matamoris.
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U.S. 209 provides the most direct route to the Schuylkill County seat of Pottsville. The city lies at the cross roads of U.S. 209 and PA 61 (former U.S. 122).
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Tower City lies 6.7 miles to the west of the parclo interchange at Exit 107 on U.S. 209.
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Interstate 81 makes a sharper curve to the east across the Reading Blue Mountain Northern Railroad and PA 125 in Frailey township.
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PA 25 stems 2.75 miles west from U.S. 209 at Newtown to a diamond interchange (Exit 112) with Interstate 81.
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PA 125 continues west from Exit 112 to Fountain, Hegins and Valley View in nearby Hegins township.
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PA 25 travels 35 miles overall between Millersburg and Newtown.
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PA 901 ventures west from the borough of Minersville along Sunbury Road to the diamond interchange at Exit 116.
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PA 901 (Sunbury Road) leads north to PA 54 at Mt. Carmel-Merriam Highway (SR 2023) and west to PA 61 at Ranshaw near Shamokin.
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Highridge Park Road (SR 4007) meanders northwest from Valley Road (SR 4002) in Cass township to I-81 at Exit 199 and the borough of Gordon.
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Heckscherville is located along Valley Road (SR 4002) in Cass township to the southeast of Exit 119.
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The parclo interchange with Highridge Park Road (SR 4007) was constructed in the early 2000s to promote economic development.
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A cloverleaf interchange (Exit 124) joins Interstate 81 with PA 61 (Lehigh Avenue) between Frackville and the site of Schuylkill Mall.
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PA 61 constitutes a four lane highway from Schuylkill Haven and Pottsville north to the borough of Frackville. A well traveled route, PA 61 regionally joins Reading with Ashland and Sunbury.
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The borough of St. Clair is 4.2 miles south of I-81 along PA 61.
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PA 61 replaced U.S. 122 between Reading and Sunbury, when it was decommissioned in 1963.
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Exit 124B leaves I-81 north for PA 61 (Lehigh Avenue) into Frackville. PA 61 enters Downtown Frackville and turns west along Oak Street at PA 924. PA 924 angles northeast to Shenandoah while PA 61 ascends toward Fountain Springs and Ashland.
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Interstate 81 travels seven miles east from Frackville to Exit 113 for PA 54 and nearby Mahanoy City.
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Exit 131A to PA 54 east serves Locust Lake State Park, Tuscarora State Park, and the borough of Tamaqua via PA 309 south.
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PA 54 travels 7.1 miles east from the cloverleaf interchange at Exit 131 to PA 309 in the community of Hometown.
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PA 54 concludes 16.5 miles to the east of Interstate 81 at U.S. 209 in Nesquehoning.
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PA 54 enters Shenandoah in six miles and Ashland in 14.5 miles. The state route extends northwest to U.S. 15 near South Williamsport and Montgomery.
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The succeeding exit from I-81 north is for Grier Avenue (SR 1017) to the community of Delano.
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PA 309 (Hazelton Avenue) converges with I-81 from Tamaqua, eight miles to the south. SR 8017 links the two routes at Exit 134.
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PA 309 continues north from the trumpet interchange with SR 8017 to the borough of McAdoo and Audenried in the western tip of Carbon County.
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Entering the trumpet interchange (Exit 138) with the access road (SR 8017) east to PA 309. PA 309 parallels I-81 northward through Hazelton.
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Passing west of McAdoo, Interstate 81 navigates through an S-curve across Spring Mountain.
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Crossing into Luzerne County, I-81 advances northward to a diamond interchange (Exit 141) with PA 424 (Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway) on Pismire Ridge.
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A 3.7 mile long route, PA 424 (Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway) is an at-grade highway connecting I-81 at Exit 141 with PA 93 (Main Street).
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Also known as Arthur Gardner Highway, PA 424 was constructed in 1999 and opened in 2000.
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PA 924 branches west from PA 93 (Broad Street) along the West Hazelton and Hazelton city line on the Can Do Expressway to Interstate 81 at Exit 143.
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PA 924 ventures southwest from Exit 143 to Humboldt, Sheppton, Brandonville, Shenandoah and Frackville.
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PA 93 (Susquehanna Avenue) winds northwest from Broad Street through the borough of Hazelton to Penn State Hazleton and I-81 at Exit 145.
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The parclo interchange (Exit 145) with PA 93 (Susquehanna Avenue) lies just east of Black Ridge and the borough of Conyngham.
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PA 93 arcs northward four miles through Sugarloaf township to Interstate 80 at Exit 256.
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Interstate 81 runs alongside Butler Mountain overlooking a valley spreading north to Nescopeck Mountain.
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I-81 enters Butler township along Butler Mountain.
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I-81 north from Virginia to I-84 east from Dunmore provides a long distance truck bypass of New York to the New England region.
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Advancing north, I-81 and I-80 come together at a cloverleaf interchange (Exit 151) just south of Nescopeck Mountain.
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Interstate 80 travels across the width of Pennsylvania, connecting a number of smaller cities and boroughs including Sharon, DuBois, Bloomsburg and Stroudsburg.
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Located nine miles to the north, traffic bound for PA 309 north to Mountain Top is directed onto I-80 east to Exit 262 near Edgewood.
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Interstate 80 heads 28 miles west from Exit 151B to Bloomsburg. The transcontinental freeway reaches Youngstown, Ohio in 268 miles.
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09/18/04 by AARoads

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