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US 11(N-S)/PA 581(E-W) Duplex

11 581

US 11 and PA 581 join for two miles on the Capital Beltway from Camp Hill to Sporting Hill in Cumberland County.


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

US 11 joins PA 581 eastbound at Exit 3. PA 581 might be the only PA state route with exit numbers, most likely because it will someday be I-581, a three-digit spur of I-81. US 11 south from here and Old US 11 north of here (prior to the relocation onto the PA 581 expressway) is the Carlisle Pike. Neither PA 581 nor US 11 go to Gettysburg—that journey is reserved for US 15.

 


Daniel Garnell 8/11/03

Overhead guide signs direct traffic on the Carlisle Pike eastbound (US 11 northbound), meeting PA 581 ahead.

 


Daniel Garnell 8/11/03

Eastbound on the Carlisle Pike. US 11 leaves the Pike and exits onto PA 581.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

US 11 follows this onramp onto the PA 581 freeway. This is the last stretch to be signed US 11 only for the next 60 miles to the north (save for the ramp from PA 581 to US 15.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Reassurance shields for US 11 northbound/PA 581 eastbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Exit 5 of PA 581 is a double split. US 11 leaves PA 581 and joins US 15 in Camp Hill.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

US 15 south heads to Gettysburg, while US 11/US 15 northbound start a 50-mile duplex to Shamokin Dam along the west shore of the Susquehanna River.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

The US 11/PA 581 eastern split. The cloverleaf interchange has tightly curved ramps and is quite congested at rush hour. PennDOT is studying this intersection for a future upgrade to ease congestion and increase safety. PA 581 ends at I-83 at the next exit.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

Here is the eastern split as seen from US 15 north. US 11 leavs PA 581 and joins US 15 here for the next 58 miles.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

The cloverleaf interchange where US 11, US 15 and PA 581 meet. This is US 15 northbound again, with US 11 merging to from the left.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

Taking the exit onto the US 11/PA 581 duplex, the reassurance shield for US 11 is not posted. A sound wall construction project is underway, possibly the cause of the US 11 omission.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

Between the eastern and western splits is one other interchange, for PA 641.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

The PA 641 interchange is a partial one. The offramp at this exit leads to Central Boulevard, which leads here to PA 641. The other ramp at this interchange is signed here, from PA 641 to US 11/PA 581 east.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

From the other direction of PA 641 (east), the signs for the interchange are a combination of direction and junction, since there is no access in the US 11 south/PA 581 west direction.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

The exit from PA 641 to US 11/PA 581.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

Back on the freeway, the next exit is for US 11.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/19/02

The western split. US 11 leaves the PA 581/Capitol Beltway to follow the Carlisle Pike west to Carlisle. Before the Capitol Beltway was built, US 11 followed the Carlisle Pike east into Camp Hill.

 

Local Names

North
11

32nd Street

East
581

Capital Beltway
Harrisburg Expressway

Duplex
11
581

Capital Beltway
Harrisburg Expressway

South
11

Carlisle Pike

West
581

Capital Beltway
Harrisburg Expressway

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • Topo. 1969 · US 11/PA 581 duplex before the western part of PA 581 was built
  • Topo. 1987 · US 11/PA 581 eastern split in Camp Hill before PA 581 was designated
  • Topo. 1987 · US 11/PA 581 western split in Sporting Hill before PA 581 was designated
  • Aerial 1999 · US 11/PA 581 eastern split at US 15 interchange near Camp Hill
  • Aerial 1999 · US 11/PA 581 western split interchange after PA 581 was completed.
  • PA 581 Interchange Browser

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

11
15

North to Wormleysburg

11
34

South to Carlisle

 

 
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