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US 220 and PA 44 join for a 2-mile duplex forming a northern bypass of Jersey Shore in Clinton and Lycoming Counties.
The US 220/PA 44 duplex is entirely along the US 220 expressway (Susquehanna Beltway). This view is northbound US 220 approaching the Jersey Shore area from the west.
At the western split interchange, the wrong-way duplex is signed overhead. Exit tabs are unnumbered because initial plans to make this highway I-180 changed, and future plans to make this highway I-99 have not yet been realized. This interchange is the only part of the duplex in Clinton County. Both US 44 northbound and US 220/PA 44 enter Lycoming County in less than a quarter mile.
One mile later, the US 220/PA 44 duplex meets Thomas Street.
(I believe I've seen on an old map that PA 44 southbound used to exit the expressway here, one exit west of the current eastern split. This may explain two observations: (1) The big green signs signs at the western split (Pine Creek interchange) are old, original signs, while the signs at the Thomas Street interchange (old eastern split?) and Main Street interchange (new eastern split?) are new; and (2) reassurance shields for PA 44 are posted only between Pine Creek and Thomas St, and not between Thomas St. and Main St.)
On Thomas Street northbound on the overpass, US 220/PA 44 is well signed, both with normal sized shields (right) and oversized ones (left).
Facing in the other direction at the diamond interchange, one might ask, "Which way is north?"
Back on US 220/PA 44 heading east, the eastern split approaches at the Main Street interchange. Main Street was US 220 before the bypass was built.
Now nearing the east end of the Jersey Shore bypass, PA 44 exits into downtown Jersey Shore. This exit is a partial cloverleaf interchange.
Taking north PA 44 out of Jersey Shore, PA 44 leaves main street to join US 220.
Heading west on the duplex, the only complete set of roadside reassurance shields is posted just west of the Thomas Street interchange, whose onramp is merging here. There is a similar set of shields at the beginning of the eastward duplex, but one of the shields was missing this day.
Just head, PA 44 exits at the western split.
Future I-99(N-S)/US 220(N-S)/PA 44(S-N) Duplex
When the last missing links of I-99 are completed, the I-99 designation will join US 220/PA 44 for a I-99/US 220/PA 44 triplex.
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