147

The I-180/Old PA 147 Expressway
I-80 to 54
August 2002

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The beginning of I-180 westbound. The PA 147 expressway easily transitions into I-180 at the I-80 via two changes: PA 147 changes to I-180, and the 55 mph speed limit becomes 65 mph. The onramp from I-80 merges just ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

As part of the I-80 widening between US 15 and I-180, I-180 is briefly 6 lanes between the I-80 interchange and I-180's first exit. Note also the new I-180 westbound shield. I-180's exit number are backwards, as though I-180 runs north to south instead of west to east.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

Exit 1 is for the Susquehanna Trail, or Old PA 147. This pre-freeway PA 147 parallels I-180 all the way north through Muncy.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

An old I-180 shield whose red colors have faded.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The next exit is for PA 54, halfway between the PA 54/PA 405 and PA 44/PA 54 duplexes.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

Yet another construction project. The bridge across the West Branch Susquehanna River in Muncy is under great repairs.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The third I-180 exit, Exit 5 to Turbotville.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

Now heading back eastbound on I-180.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The exit to the old PA 147.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

I-80 can be seen in the distance ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

Still at Exit 1, there are three interesting signs posted along I-180. First, there is a US 15 trailblazer. I-80, just ahead, is the preferred way to cross the Susquehanna and reach US 15—that is, preferred when construction isn't going on along the way. Second, there is milemarker #1. East-west interstates should be numbered from west to east, but I-180 is numbered backwards. Third, the little white reference sign says: "SR 180 590." On interstates the segment number (590) increases by 10 each mile. This is evidence that I-180 should be 59 miles long (plus the next mile to I-80). This was the original plan, which would have made an interstate from I-80 near Lock Haven, through Williamsport, and back to I-80 here.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The last I-180 reassurance shield at the end of the onramp from Exit 1.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

New overhead signs at the I-80 interchange.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The end of I-180 and the beginning of PA 147 as the Milton bypass.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/11/02

The END shield for I-180 and the first reassurance shield southbound for PA 147. PA 147 retains four lanes for another half mile.

 

 

 


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