Interstate 380

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27.9 miles in length, Interstate 380 joins I-80 west of Stroudsburg with I-81 in the Scranton area in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The rural freeway heads north from the corner of Jackson and Tunkhannock townships in Monroe County to Pocono Summit west of Mount Pocono and Tobyhanna. Turning more to the west from Tobyahnna Military Reservation and Gouldsboro State Park, I-380 continues into Lackawanna County to the borough of Moscow and Interstate 84 near Elmhurst. I-84/380 overlap four miles northwest to the systems interchange with I-81 and U.S. 6 in the borough of Dunmore.

The freeway was originally designated as Interstate 81S, and then I-81E. With the completion of the route, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) sought to renumber it to avoid confusion with the differentiation of I-81 and I-81E at their junction. Correspondence with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on October 1, 1971 proposed renumbering I-81E as I-381 or I-581. It also approved the PennDOT request to extend I-84 north from their junction in Roaring Brook township to I-81 at Dunmore. PennDOT followed with the proposal to change I-81E to I-380 and with the I-80 base route designation, numbering exits from northwest to southeast. The American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) approved the changes on June 20, 1972.

Interstate 380 scenes
PA 940 (Pocono Summit Road) leads west from PA 611 (Pocono Boulevard) in the borough of Mount Pocono to a parclo interchange (Exit 3) with Interstate 380. 09/01/05
PA 307 (Scranton Pocono Highway) heads southeast from Lake Scranton to meet Interstate 380 south of Maple Lake. 09/27/09
North from PA 307, Interstate 380 bypass Moscow to combine with I-84 in Roaring Brook township. 07/21/00
Interstate 380 leads back toward Dunmore and Scranton from PA 307 in Covington township. 07/21/00
PA 307 (Scranton Pocono Highway) branches northwest from PA 435 (Drinker Turnpike) near Daleville to a diamond interchange (Exit 20) with Interstate 380. 07/21/00

Photo Credits:

07/21/00, 09/01/05, 09/27/09 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 80
Interstate 81

Page Updated 07-14-2021.

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