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Interstate 84 (I-84) in Pennsylvania is the western-most segment of the eastern I-84. Within Pennsylvania, it runs from Dunmore to the New York border.

Interstate 84 marker

Interstate 84
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length54.870 mi[1] (88.305 km)
Major junctions
West end I-81 / I-380 / US 6 in Dunmore
 
East end I-84 at the New York border in Matamoras
Location
CountiesLackawanna, Wayne, Pike
Highway system
PA 83PA 84

Route descriptionEdit

I-84 starts in Pennsylvania at I-81 in Dunmore, a suburb east of Scranton, along with the northern end of I-380. After two miles (3.2 km), I-84 splits from I-380, as the latter goes southeasterly through the Poconos and I-84 continues almost due east into Wayne and Pike counties.[citation needed]

This section of Pennsylvania is very lightly populated, and there are no major settlements on or near I-84, although it offers access to popular outdoor recreation areas such as Lake Wallenpaupack and Promised Land State Park. Its right-of-way is very wide, with a large median strip between the two carriageways as it passes through densely wooded country, except for the swampy areas in southern Wayne County. The only development along Pennsylvania's section of I-84 is where U.S. Route 6 (US 6) and US 209 start to parallel closely and form a commercial strip just south of Matamoras, just west of the Delaware River.[citation needed] I-84 reaches its highest elevation in Pennsylvania and in the east just west of exit 8 at 1,800 feet (550 m).[2]

HistoryEdit

I-84 was originally planned to run concurrently with US 6, but in June 1958, due to a realignment of I-80, I-84 was redesignated as an interstate. The plan was first revealed to the public in 1964. The first segment to be completed, in 1961, spanned from the current western terminus to Tigue Street. The second segment to be completed, in 1967, spanned from what was then Spring Road just west of Lords Valley to what was then Sawkill Road. The third segment to be completed, in 1968, expanded the second segment to what was then Beaver Dam Road, east of PA 507.[3]

Originally, I-84 and I-380 both ran east from I-81, sharing mileposts and exit numbers, with their split being an unnumbered Exit 3 (in accordance with PennDOT policy at the time which did not allow interchanges between interstates to be numbered). During the 2001 exit renumbering, I-380 became a north-south interstate and its mileposts and exit numbers were reversed. Locally, the 4 mile overlapping section is commonly spoken as "380, 84".

Exit listEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmOld exit
[4]
New exit
[4]
DestinationsNotes
LackawannaDunmore0.0000.000    I-81 north / US 6 west to PA 347 – BinghamtonWestbound exit and eastbound entrance, west end of I-380 overlap
0.7751.247  I-81 south – Wilkes-BarreWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
0.8961.442  US 6 east – CarbondaleWestbound exit and eastbound entrance; I-81 exit 187
1.2662.03711Tigue Street
2.4573.95422  PA 435 south – ElmhurstNorthern terminus of PA 435; eastbound exit and westbound entrance, left exit from eastbound
Roaring Brook Township4.3116.93834  I-380 south – Mount PoconoI-380 exit 24, east end of I-380 overlap, Old Exit 3 was never signed as Exit 3
Jefferson Township9.06414.58748   PA 247 north to PA 348 – Mount Cobb, HamlinSouthern terminus of PA 247
WayneSterling Township17.53028.212517  PA 191 – Hamlin, Newfoundland
PikeGreene Township20.90333.640620  PA 507 – Lake Wallenpaupack, Greentown
Palmyra Township27.01543.476726  PA 390 – Tafton, Promised Land State Park
Blooming Grove Township31.02549.930830  PA 402 – Porters Lake, Blooming Grove
Dingman Township34.91256.185934  PA 739 – Lords Valley, Dingmans Ferry
Milford Township46.86175.4151046  US 6 – Milford
Matamoras53.70086.4221153   US 6 / US 209 – Matamoras, MilfordAccess to Pennsylvania Welcome Center
Delaware River54.63787.930Interstate 84 Bridge
54.87088.305  I-84 east – Port JervisNew York border
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Elevation Finder". Freemaptools.com. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania Highways: Interstate 84". Retrieved December 20, 2015.[self-published source]
  4. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Exit Numbering" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 2, 2007.

External linksEdit

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