U.S. Route 15 in Pennsylvania

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U.S. Route 15 marker

U.S. Route 15
Route highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 194.89 mi[1] (313.65 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 15 at Maryland border near Gettysburg
 

I-76 / Penna Turnpike near Mechanicsburg
I-81 near Enola
I-80 near Lewisburg

I-180 / US 220 in Williamsport
North end: I-99 / US 15 at New York border near Lawrenceville
Location
Counties: Adams, York, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Juniata, Snyder, Union, Lycoming, Tioga
Highway system
PA 14 PA 15
PA 403 PA 404 PA 405

U.S. Route 15 is a north-south U.S. Highway in Pennsylvania.

Route description[edit]

US 15 enters Pennsylvania south of Gettysburg, Adams County, from Frederick County, Maryland, on a freeway alignment. The route heads to the north and bypasses Gettysburg, where the route interchanges with US 30. The freeway alignment ends temporarily at York Springs, carrying US 15 on a four-lane, divided alignment until the route upgrades to a freeway again in Dillsburg. The route continues toward Harrisburg, where the freeway terminates again as US 15 joins with US 11. The two routes follow the west shore of the Susquehanna River with limited-access sections until they split across the river from Sunbury. US 15 continues north into Williamsport, joining I-180 and US 220. At I-180's western terminus, US 220, signed south, heads due west toward Jersey Shore and Lock Haven, while US 15 turns due north through Mansfield and crosses into New York near Lawrenceville, Tioga County.

The majority of US 15 is four lanes, alternating between limited and unlimited access. The one leg that is only two lanes is between White Deer and South Williamsport. The segment between Williamsport and the New York state line will eventually be designated Interstate 99.

History[edit]

PA Route 404
Location: Shamokin DamWilliamsport
Existed: 1928–1941

Prior to 1941, US 15 ran along the east bank of the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Williamsport while the road on the western bank of the river was PA 14 between Lemoyne and Duncannon, US 11 between Duncannon and Shamokin Dam, and PA 404 between Shamokin Dam and Williamsport.[2] In 1941, US 15 was rerouted to follow the western bank of the river between Harrisburg and Williamsport, replacing PA 14 between Lemoyne and Duncannon, running concurrent with US 11 between Lemoyne and Shamokin Dam, and replacing the entire length of PA 404. The former alignment of US 15 on the east side of the river became PA 14.[3][4]

Future[edit]

Once Interstate 99 is connected from I-76 to I-86, the part of US 15 north of Williamsport will be redesignated as Interstate 99. No work is needed to upgrade this stretch, because it is already up to Interstate Standards. [5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location[6] mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Adams Freedom Township 0.0 0.0 US 15 south (Catoctin Mountain Highway) – Frederick Continuation into Maryland
1.74 2.80
US 15 Bus. (Emmitsburg Road)
Southern terminus of Gettysburg US 15 Bus.
Cumberland Township 5.88 9.46 PA 134 (Taneytown Road)
Mount Joy Township 8.15 13.12 PA 97 south (Baltimore Pike)
Straban Township 10.01 16.11 PA 116 (Hanover Road)
11.52 18.54 US 30 (York Street)
14.71 23.67
PA 394 / US 15 Bus. – Hunterstown
Northern terminus of Gettysburg US 15 Bus.
Tyrone Township 19.59 31.53 PA 234 – East Berlin, Heidlersburg
Latimore Township 23.59 37.96 PA 94 – Hanover, York Springs
North end of freeway
York DillsburgCarroll Township line 32.51 52.32 PA 74 south (Baltimore Street) to PA 194 – Dillsburg, York South end of PA 74 concurrency
32.72 52.66 PA 74 north (York Road) – Williams Grove, Carlisle North end of PA 74 concurrency
Cumberland Upper Allen Township South end of freeway
36.32 58.45 Lisburn Road
37.68 60.64 PA 114 – Bowmansdale, Mechanicsburg
38.72 62.31 Winding Hill Road / Cumberland Parkway
39.29 63.23 I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Exit 236 (Gettysburg Pike) on I-76 / Penna Turnpike
Lower Allen Township 40.31 64.87 Wesley Drive / Rossmoyne Road
41.03 66.03 Slate Hill Road
41.76 67.21 Lower Allen Drive
Camp Hill 42.49 68.38 US 11 south / PA 581 (Capital Beltway) to I-81 / I-83 – Carlisle, Harrisburg, York Exit 5 on PA 581, south end of US 11 concurrency
North end of freeway
42.99 69.19 PA 641 west (Trindle Road) Eastern terminus of PA 641
Camp HillEast Pennsboro Township line M. Harvey Taylor BridgeHarrisburg Northbound exit and southbound entrance
East Pennsboro Township 47.34 76.19 PA 944 west (State Street) Eastern terminus of PA 944
50.35 81.03 I-81 (Capital Beltway) – Carlisle, Harrisburg Exit 65 on I-81
Perry Marysville 52.61 84.67 PA 850 west (Valley Street) Eastern terminus of PA 850
Penn Township South end of freeway
Penn TownshipDuncannon line 60.10 96.72 PA 274 west – Duncannon
Dauphin Reed Township 62.59 100.73 US 22 / US 322 – Harrisburg, Lewistown
Perry Watts Township North end of freeway
Buffalo Township 72.78 117.13 PA 34 south (Hunters Valley Road) – Newport Northern terminus of PA 34
Liverpool 74.54 119.96 PA 17 west – Millerstown Eastern terminus of PA 17
Liverpool Township 78.90 126.98 PA 104 north – Middleburg Southern terminus of PA 104
Juniata
No major junctions
Snyder Penn Township South end of freeway
91.15 146.69 PA 35 south – Selinsgrove Northern terminus of PA 35
Monroe Township 95.58 153.82 US 522 south – Selinsgrove Northern terminus of US 522
North end of freeway
Shamokin Dam 96.63 155.51 PA 61 south – Sunbury Interchange, Northern terminus of PA 61
96.98 156.07 US 11 north – Northumberland, Danville North end of US 11 concurrency
Union Union Township 101.83 163.88 PA 304 west – New Berlin Eastern terminus of PA 304
East Buffalo TownshipLewisburg line 105.79 170.25 PA 45 (Market Street) – Lewisburg Business District
Lewisburg 106.25 170.99 PA 192 west (Buffalo Road) – Cowan Eastern terminus of PA 192
Kelly Township South end of freeway
110.21 177.37 PA 642 east (Mahoning Street) – Milton, West Milton, Pottsgrove Western terminus of PA 642
White Deer Township 111.78 179.89 New Columbia
112.57 181.16 I-80 – Bloomsburg, Bellefonte Exit 210 on I-80
114.29 183.93 Watsontown, White Deer
North end of freeway
Gregg Township 116.81 187.99 PA 44 – Jersey Shore, Dewart
Lycoming Clinton Township 122.66 197.40 PA 54 east – Montgomery Western terminus of PA 54
South Williamsport 128.34 206.54 PA 554 south Northern terminus of PA 554
128.95 207.52 PA 654 west (Southern Avenue) Eastern terminus of PA 654
Williamsport 129.35 208.17 South end of freeway
I-180 east / US 220 north – Montoursville, Muncy Exit 27A on I-180, south end of I-180/U.S. 220 concurrency
129.85 208.97 Hepburn Street Exit 27B on I-180, eastbound exit and westbound entrance
130.53 210.07 Maynard Street Exit 28 on I-180
131.67 211.90 US 220 south / Future I‑99 south – Lock Haven
I-180 ends
Exit 29 on I-180, north end of I-180/U.S. 220 concurrencies, western terminus of I-180, future south end of I-99 concurrency
132.09 212.58 Third Street Northbound exit and entrance
132.37 213.03 Fourth Street Southbound exit and entrance
Old Lycoming Township 132.99 214.03 Foy Avenue / High Street / Lycoming Creek Road
Lycoming Township 136.34 219.42 Hepburnville
138.90 223.54 PA 973 – Perryville, Cogan Station Southbound exit
Lewis Township 144.00 231.75 PA 14 north – Trout Run, Canton Southern terminus of PA 14
Cogan House Township 148.27 238.62 Cogan House (Green Mountain Road)[7][8] Southbound exit and entrance.
Connected to Steam Valley Road via Quadrant Route 4011
148.89 239.62 Cogan House (Steam Valley Road)[7][8] Northbound exit and entrance.
Connected to Green Mountain Road via Quadrant Route 4011
150.90 242.85 PA 184 west – Steam Valley[7][8] Eastern terminus of PA 184
Jackson Township 153.68 247.32 PA 284 west – Buttonwood, English Center Eastern terminus of PA 284
Tioga Liberty 158.81 255.58 PA 414 – Liberty, Morris
160.96 259.04 Sebring
Blossburg 168.08 270.50 Blossburg
Richmond Township 175.55 282.52
US 15 Bus. north / PA 660 west – Canoe Camp, Covington
Southern terminus of Mansfield US 15 Bus.
Eastern terminus of PA 660
Mansfield 177.82 286.17 US 6 – Mansfield, Wellsboro
Richmond Township 179.16 288.33
US 15 Bus. south (Main Street)
Southbound exit, northbound entrance, Northern terminus of Mansfield US 15 Bus.
Tioga Township 187.65 301.99 PA 287 – Tioga, Tioga Junction
Lawrence Township 192.46 309.73 PA 49 – Elkland, Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville 194.89 313.65 I-99 north / US 15 north – Corning Continuation into New York
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Electronic Straight Line Diagrams by County". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Local Road Route Changes Affect Harrisburg Drivers". The Evening News. Harrisburg, PA. June 20, 1941. p. 18. Retrieved August 14, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1950. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.steubencourier.com/x821893261/Interstate-99-on-the-final-stretch
  6. ^ "Video Log". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 9, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b c Kitsko, Jeffrey J. (2011). "U.S. Route 15". Pennsylvania Highways. Retrieved February 25, 2013. [unreliable source]
  8. ^ a b c "Route 15 southbound lanes opened". The Wellsboro Gazette. November 18, 2009. Retrieved February 25, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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