Interstate 283

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Interstate 283 marker

Interstate 283
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-83
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 2.907 mi[1] (4.678 km)
Existed: 1972 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-76 / Penna Turnpike near Highspire
 

PA 283 in Lower Swatara Township

PA 441 in Swatara Township
North end: I-83 / US 322/ Beltway near Harrisburg
Highway system
PA 282 PA 283

Interstate 283 (I-283), considered State Route 283 (PA 283) by PennDOT, is an auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System located just east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. It travels from the Harrisburg East interchange of I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) north to I-83/US 322 (Capital Beltway) at the Eisenhower Interchange, with a connection to PA 283 near the south end. PA 283 (officially designated as PA 300 because of I-283) continues southeast to Lancaster as a freeway.

Route description[edit]

Interstate Shields for I-283 and I-83 painted on the roadway.
Pavement markings on I-83 just prior to the northern terminus of I-283.

I-283 begins at the Harrisburg East interchange of I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County. Past the interchange tollbooth, the road continues north as a four-lane freeway and immediately reaches a cloverleaf interchange with the PA 283 freeway that also has access to PA 230 via Eisenhower Boulevard. I-283 continues north-northwest past business parks before entering areas of farms and woods, crossing into Swatara Township. The road enters commercial areas as it comes to a diamond interchange with PA 441. After that exit, the road continues northwest before turning north and passing an industrial park. I-283 comes to an end at the Eisenhower Interchange with I-83/US 322 (Capital Beltway), at which point the freeway continues north as part of I-83/US 322.[2][3]

History[edit]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Dauphin County.

Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Lower Swatara Township 0.000 0.000 - I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
0.016 0.026 1A PA 283 east – Lancaster, Harrisburg International Airport Last free exit southbound
0.016 0.026 1B To PA 230 – Highspire To Eisenhower Boulevard
Swatara Township 1.860 2.993 2 PA 441 – Swatara
2.907 4.678 3A I-83 south (Capital Beltway) – Harrisburg Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.907 4.678 3B I-83 north / US 322 west (Capital Beltway) to I-81 – Hazleton, Lewistown Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.907 4.678 3C US 322 east – Hershey Northbound exit and southbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2014). "Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams" (2014 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-12-04). "overview of Interstate 283" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  3. ^ Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-30.