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US 11(N-S)/PA 42(N-S) Duplex

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United States Route 11 and Pennsylvania Route 42 join for a half-mile same-way duplex in Bloomsburg in Columbia County.


Timothy Reichard 8/6/02

PA 42 is a two-lane state route that was relocated decades ago to handle traffic between I-80 and US 11 on the west side of Bloomburg. PA 42 now meets US 11 at two trumpet interchanges separated by about a half mile. This is US 11 northbound approaching the southern interchange.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/6/02

The Catawissa exit takes you toward the PA 42/PA 487 duplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/6/02

Just past the interchange, PA 42 northbound traffic merges from the right to follow US 11 or stays right to immediately exit to remain on PA 42 northbound. Thus the duplex lasts only a few feet in the northbound direction.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/6/02

New overhead signs have recently replaced the old button-copy signs, which showed both routes as a duplex. Since their replacement, no reassurance shields exist along the duplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/6/02

Just past the north interchange, the exit to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds provides these helpful signs. The exit ramp for US 11 southbound to PA 42 northbound begins right here. US 11 meets PA 93 for a Berwick duplex, and until recently, US 11 joined PA 54 in Danville.

 


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A view of the northern interchange from the same fairground exit.

 


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The same exit as seen on US 11 southbound, which widens to four lanes upon leaving Bloomsburg and approaching the trumpet interchanges.

 


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Just ahead, US 11/PA 42 are briefly joined as the duplex crosses Fishing Creek.

 


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The southern split.

 


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PA 42 is also well signed with big green signs next to and above the road. This is PA 42 northbound.

 


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Just ahead, PA 42 exits to briefly merge with US 11.

 


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PA 42 southbound approaching US 11 is signed similarly.

 


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PA 42 southbound at the northern interchange.

 

Local Names

North
11

West Main Street

North
42

Mall Boulevard

Duplex
11
42

Moutour Boulevard

South
11

Moutour Boulevard

South
42

Rupert Drive

 

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Adjacent Multiplexes

11
487

North to Bloomsburg

11
147

South to Northumberland

220
42

North to Muncy Valley

42
487

South to Catawissa

 

 

 
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