Interstate 283

Interstate 283 North
Interstate 283 begins at the Harrisburg East Interchange with the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) near Highspire. The intersects Pennsylvania 283 just north of Interstate 76 at a full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 1A/B). Pennsylvania 283 eastbound travels to Harrisburg International Airport and Lancaster. Exit 1B loops onto Pennsylvania 283 westbound ahead of its terminus at Eisenhower Boulevard. Photo taken 09/18/04.
A look at the previous set of reflectorized button copy signs posted at the Exit 1B loop ramp onto Pennsylvania 283 west. Eisenhower Boulevard parallels Interstate 283 to the west between Pennsylvania 230 (Front Street) at Highspire northward to Pennsylvania 441 (Highland Street) at Swatara Township. Photo taken 10/09/01.
Interstate 283 leaves the Exit 1 cloverleaf interchange and crosses over Fulling Mill Road. An auxiliary guide sign is posted just north of Pennsylvania 283 for Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers destined for U.S. 322 westbound to State College. Interstate 283 meets U.S. 322 with Interstate 83 at its northern terminus. Photo taken 09/18/04.
The first northbound reassurance shield for Interstate 283 resides just beyond the Fulling Mill Road underpass. Photo taken 09/18/04.
The second interchange of Interstate 283 joins the freeway with Pennsylvania 441 (Lindle Road) at Swatara Township. Pennsylvania 441 ventures east from Eisenhower Boulevard via Lindle Road to Oberlin Road and Lower Swatara Township. The state route enters the area from Middletown near Harrisburg International Airport. Photo taken 09/18/04.
The 0.75-mile guide sign for Exit 2 resides at the Swatara Township line along Interstate 283 northbound. Pennsylvania 441 briefly travels along Eisenhower Boulevard between Lindle Road and Highland Street. The state route follows Highland Street west into Oberlin and Steelton en route to Harrisburg. Photo taken 09/18/04.
The first guide sign of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Interchange with Interstate 83 & U.S. 322. Interstate 283 ends at its parent near the community of Lawnton. U.S. 322 ties into the interchange from Hummelstown to the east. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Interstate 283 northbound at the Exit 2 diamond interchange with Pennsylvania 441 (Lindle Road). Pennsylvania 441 ends in Harrisburg at Pennsylvania 230 (Cameron Street). The state route otherwise straddles the Susquehanna River between Middletown and Washington Boro in Lancaster County to the southeast. Photo taken 09/18/04.
A look at the previous set of reflectorized button copy signs posted at the Exit 2 off-ramp to Pennsylvania 441. Note the changes in signs for Exits 3C (U.S. 322 east) and 3A/B (Interstate 83). Photo taken 10/09/01.
Prior to 2001, Interstate 283 utilized sequential exit numbers. This system counted downward from Interstate 76 along northbound. The exit number for the Eisenhower Interchange used the numbering convention of Interstate 83. Photo taken 07/01/00
Exit 3C guide sign posted within the Exit 2 diamond interchange. U.S. 322 follows Paxton Street eastbound from Eisenhower Boulevard and Interstate 83 to Rutherford Heights and Hummelstown. The US route exists as a freeway initially and then transitions into a four-lane divided highway. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Exit 3A serves Interstate 83 southbound for downtown Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Capital, and Camp Hill. The left-hand off-ramp departs Interstate 283 before its transition into Interstate 83 north. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Nearing the Chambers Hill Road overpass on Interstate 283 northbound. New guide signs partition traffic to Interstate 83 southbound in the left lane and Interstate 83 north and U.S. 322 in the right-hand lane. One lane off-ramps serve all three freeways at the upcoming Eisenhower stack Interchange. Photo taken 09/18/04.
The replaced guide signs on Interstate 83 northbound near Chambers Hill Road. U.S. 322 eastbound joins Harrisburg with Hershey nine miles to the east. There U.S. 422 splits from U.S. 322 eastbound into the town itself. Photo taken 10/09/01.
Exit 3A leaves Interstate 283 northbound for Interstate 83 southbound. Interstate 83 travels east-west between Interstate 283 & U.S. 322 and Pennsylvania 581 (Harrisburg Expressway) at Lemoyne. The freeway serves downtown Harrisburg three miles to the west. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Views of the previous set of signs installed at the Exit 3A (old Exit 28) ramp departure for Interstate 83 southbound. Interstate 83, I-81, and PA 581 form the Capital Beltway system encircling Harrisburg. Trailblazers are found along each respective route. Photo taken 10/09/01 & 07/01/00.
Old and new guide signs posted at the Exit 3B & 3C partition of traffic for Interstate 83 north & U.S. 322 west and U.S. 322 east. Interstate 83 & U.S. 322 overlap between Exits 47 and 51 (Interstate 81). At Interstate 81, U.S. 322 turns westerly onto southbound to U.S. 22 north of Harrisburg. U.S. 22 & 322 overlap from there northwest to Lewistown. Use Interstate 81 northbound for Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton otherwise. This marks the northern end of Interstate 283. Photos taken 09/18/04 & 10/09/01.
Interstate 283 South
The first southbound reassurance shield for Interstate 283 posted near the Chambers Hill Road overpass. An Interstate 76 trailblazer guides Interstate 83 and U.S. 322 motorists southward to the Harrisburg East Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Photo taken 07/01/00.
Interstate 283 southbound at the Exit 1B/A full-cloverleaf interchange with Pennsylvania 283. Pennsylvania 283 replaced the U.S. 230 routing between Harrisburg and Lancaster in the 1960s. The four-lane freeway serves Harrisburg International Airport nearby at Middletown on the 29-mile drive to Lancaster and U.S. 30. Photo taken 07/01/00.
Interstate 283 southbound defaults into the Harrisburg East Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike south of Pennsylvania 283. A toll plaza resides just south of the Pennsylvania 283 eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 283 south for Interstate 76. Interstate 76 crosses the Susquehanna River west of Interstate 283 between Exit 247 and 242 (Interstate 83). Eastward the toll road continues 19 miles to Pennsylvania 72 at Exit 266. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Interstate 283 scenes
Interstate 283 Pennsylvania shield posted along Pennsylvania 441 (Lindle Road) northbound in Swatara Township. The diamond interchange with Interstate 283 (Exit 2) lies ahead. Photo taken 09/18/04.
Eisenhower Boulevard southbound at Pennsylvania 441 (Lindle Road) adjacent to Exit 2 of Interstate 283. Pennsylvania 441 southbound travels Eisenhowere Boulevard from Lindle Road to Highland Street. Pennsylvania 441 northbound interchangs with Interstate 283 en route to Oberlin Road and Middletown. Photo taken 09/18/04.

Page Updated February 16, 2005.

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