Pennsylvania Route 283

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PA Route 283 marker

PA Route 283
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 29 mi[1] (47 km)
Existed: 1967 – present
Major junctions
West end: South Eisenhower Blvd. in Highspire
  I-76 / Penna Turnpike in Lower Swatara Township
I-283 in Lower Swatara Township
SR 3032 near Harrisburg
PA 230 near Mount Joy
East end: US 30 in Lancaster
Location
Counties: Dauphin, Lancaster
Highway system
I-283 PA 284

Pennsylvania Route 283 (PA Route 283 or PA 283, officially State Route 300 or SR 300 due to the presence of Interstate 283) is a 29-mile-long (47 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It connects Harrisburg to Lancaster as a freeway, paralleling the old U.S. Route 230 (now partly Pennsylvania Route 230). The number was assigned based on the proximity of Interstate 283, but Interstate 283 and PA 283 are not the same roadway; the two intersect at a cloverleaf interchange. Because the road is built to Interstate Standards, it is one of the few non-interstate designated highways in Pennsylvania with a posted speed limit of 65 mph (105 km/h) for a considerable distance.

Route description[edit]

Dauphin County[edit]

PA 283 begins at an intersection with Eisenhower Boulevard (Quadrant Route 3001) near Highspire that connects to Pennsylvania Route 230. PA 283 is one of few Pennsylvania Highways to end at a Quadrant Route. From there, PA 283 intersects Interstate 283 at exit 1 and Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) at exit 247 (Harrisburg East exit) at a cloverleaf interchange. East of I-283 and I-76, PA 283 is a 29-mile-long (47 km) freeway. In Lower Swatara Township, PA 283 has an exit to the Airport Connector freeway (Quadrant Route 3032) that connects to Harrisburg International Airport and Pennsylvania Route 441. This exit has access to Penn State Harrisburg. East of PA 441, PA 283 has an exit to Union Street and Fulling Mill Road which are detours to PA 441. After crossing the Swatara Creek and entering Londonderry Township, PA 283 has an exit to Hummelstown on Vine Street. In Middletown, PA 283 passes over I-76/PA Turnpike and Pennsylvania Route 341. The next exit is an exit that leads to both PA 341 and PA 230.

Lancaster County[edit]

PA 283 begins and splits from U.S. Route 30.

The first exit in Lancaster County is an exit to Pennsylvania Route 743. Just east of PA 743, PA 283 passes under Pennsylvania Route 241. In Mount Joy, PA 283 has an exit to Rheems and Elizabethtown. In Rapho Township, PA 283 interchanges with Pennsylvania Route 772. The next exit is split up into two interchanges that lead to the eastern terminus of PA 230 on the Harrisburg Pike. (East of here, PA 283 has a narrow median strip as it is using old Route 230.) In East Hempfield Township, PA 283 interchanges with Spooky Nook Road to Salunga. The next exit is a diamond interchange with the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 722. In Manheim Township, PA 283 interchanges with Pennsylvania Route 741 and Pennsylvania Route 72. PA 283 terminates (ends) at an interchange with U.S. Route 30 in Lancaster. The first exit is to US 30 west, then the second exit is to Fruitville Pike, and the final exit is to US 30 east.[2][3]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Dauphin Lower Swatara Township 0.0 0.0 To PA 230 (Eisenhower Boulevard) At-grade intersection, westbound exit, eastbound entrance
0.1 0.2 I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Harrisburg East exit of PA Turnpike
0.3 0.5 I-283 north – Harrisburg
1.8 2.9 PA 441 south / SR 3032 (Airport Connector) – Harrisburg International Airport Penn State Harrisburg
2.9 4.7 To PA 441 (North Union Street / Fulling Mill Road)
Londonderry Township 3.9 6.3 Middletown, Hummelstown
6.8 10.9 To PA 230 (Toll House Road) / PA 341
Lancaster Mount Joy Township 11.6 18.7 PA 743 – Hershey, Elizabethtown
15.0 24.1 Rheems, Elizabethtown
Rapho Township 20.0 32.2 PA 772 – Manheim, Mount Joy
21.2 34.1 Esbenshade Road Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
21.8 35.1 PA 230 – Mount Joy Eastern terminus of PA 230, westbound exit, eastbound entrance
East Hempfield Township 22.5 36.2 Spooky Nook Road - Salunga
25.4 40.9 PA 722 – Landisville Western terminus of PA 722, continues westbound as State Road
27.0 43.5 PA 741 – Millersville, East Petersburg
Manheim Township 27.8 44.7 PA 72 (Manheim Pike)
Lancaster 28.4 45.7 US 30 west – York Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
28.7 46.2 Fruitville Pike Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
29.0 46.7 US 30 east – Philadelphia Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 283
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Tourism and Transportation Map
  3. ^ Rand Mcnally 2007 Atlas
  4. ^ DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007