11 15

Old US 11/US 15
Market Street, Selinsgrove

The Selinsgrove bypass now carries US 11/US 15 away from the streets of Selinsgrove, a town of 5000 along the west shore of the Susquehanna River. Prior to the mid-1970s, traffic from US 11/US 15 followed Market Street through Selinsgrove.


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Southbound at the beginning of US 522, just north of Selinsgrove. The cloverleaf ramp is the entrance to the Selinsgrove bypass.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

US 522 does not last very long as a four-lane highway. Just ahead, it narrows to two lanes, one in each direction, approaching Airport Road. There is a barrier in the middle of the highway, so an All Turns lane is needed for complete access to the other side. Airport Road leads westward to the small Penns Valley Airport.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

The green bridge ahead travels over Penns Creek, and Selinsgrove is almost in sight. At the following traffic light, US 522 veers off to the right. US 522 used to end there.

 


Timothy Reichard 12/19/01

US 522 traffic gets to bypass the intersection with a ramp. For more photos of this intersection, which is US 522's old northern terminus, see the US 522 Northern Terminus page.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

US 522 is now gone to the west, but Market Street continues southward into Selinsgrove. US 11/US 15 trailblazers are signed twice in Selinsgrove. The first instance is here at the northern borough limits.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Downtown Selinsgrove. The sidewalks are made of brick along the shops and businesses, and there is street parking for most of the downtown area.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Market Street at University Avenue. Susquehanna University is a few blocks to the right. At both Pine Street and University Avenue, one traffic signal is hung in the middle of the intersection, while a second signal for each direction is mounted at each corner.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

The southern downtown area has more residences than businesses.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Market Street on the south side of Selinsgrove.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

South of Selinsgrove, PA 35 intersects Market Street to connect to the Selinsgrove bypass just to the left. The traffic signal here is a four-way flashing red light. PA 35 south meets two more similar signalized intersections in Kantz and Mount Pleasant Mills. Market Street traffic is encouraged here to meet US 11/US 15 to the left, but continuing straight ahead also leads to US 11/US 15.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

South of PA 35, Market Street is barely used and looks long neglected. However, the road was repaved at last in Fall 2002, soon after these photos were taken.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Continuing south on Market Street, the road goes through a far less populated area with occasional side roads to the west.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

Eventually, the two-way Market Street gives southbound traffic a chance to make a U-turn before the road becomes this single lane to US 11/US 15 southbound. This is the south end of both Market Street and the Selinsgrove bypass.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/02

The end of Market Street as the lane joins the highway on the 50-mile trek to Harrisburg on the west shore of the Susquehanna River.

 

 

 


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