11 15

The Rural US 11/US 15 Susquehanna Trail
Selinsgrove to Duncannon

Between the Selinsgrove and Duncannon freeway bypasses, US 11/US 15 follows the west shore of the Susquehanna River on a recently upgraded four-lane divided highway, skirting the small towns of Port Trevorton, Liverpool, and New Buffalo. The Susquehanna Trail is quite scenic in these 30 rural miles, and the river and its islands are visible throughout much of the stretch, and the road runs along many rolling mountains along the way. Based on the reconstruction history, US 11/US 15 has three continuous sections, dividing north of PA 104 and south of PA 34.


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US 11/US 15 southbound south of Selinsgrove. A large mountain cut makes room for the highway and its first of many jughandle intersections on the way to Duncannon. The northern section of the highway is paved with asphalt.

 


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A right turn puts you on a short loop back to the divided highway. From there, you can head back north. That is why northbound shields are posted here along the southbound lanes.

 


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A closer shot of the jughandle intersection. Northbound traffic can also change directions here. US 11/US 15 has more than a dozen of these intersections along the duplex's length.

 


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Taking the turn into the jughandle, these signs stand opposite the highway.

 


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US 11/US 15 bypasses the small towns along the way. The old, two-lane street that was once US 11/US 15 decades ago parallels the highway here in Port Trevorton. These bypassed segments are usually called Old Trail, since US 11/US 15 is the Susquehanna Trail. Here in Port Trevorton, the Old Trail is Main Street and extends south to the little village of Independence, where the Old Trail is Old Route 15. Curiously, US 11 came before US 15.

 


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A typical highway scene in the middle section of the highway. This concrete section was widened to four lanes and completed in late 2001.

 


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Another jughandle intersection near McKees Half Falls.

 


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With the widening of US 11/US 15, PA 104's south end was turned into a jughandle intersection.

 


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South of PA 104 is Liverpool, perhaps the largest town on rural US 11/US 15. Front Street is the old US 11/US 15. This is southbound still on US 11/US 15 at the north side of Liverpool.

 


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US 11/US 15 bypasses Liverpool in the small area between the town and the river to the east.

 


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US 11/US 15 becomes undivided with a center turning lane near Liverpool.

 


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Since US 11/US 15 runs along a river for about 35 miles without any crossings, several state highways end at the highway. PA 17 is the next one to end, here at the south side of Liverpool. Like PA 104, the terminus was upgraded to a jughandle intersection as part of the US 11/US 15 widerning project.

 


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Here is a curiosity of PA 17. Just north of the New York-Pennsylvania border runs the NY 17 freeway (part of this is now I-86). Even though NY 17 some 130 miles to the north of PA 17, an extra sign was placed to ease any confusion. This is the view on northbound US 11/US 15 (all other photos on this page are southbound views).

 


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South of Liverpool. US 11/US 15 is again a divided, four-lane highway.

 


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The next state highway to meet US 11/US 15 is PA 34 at another new jughandle intersection.

 


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Reassurance shields south of PA 34. These oversized shields are used in the middle and southern sections of the rural highway.

 


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South of PA 34, the southern section of rural US 11/US 15 begins. Like the middle section, the highway is paved with concrete.

 


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Like near Liverpool, the highway becomes undivided with a center turning lane near New Buffalo.

 


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At the end of the southern rural section, US 11/US 15 meets US 22/US 322 at an interchange on Duncan Island. At that point, the US 11/US 15 Duncannon bypass begins to the south and US 22/US 322 freeway begins to the west.

 

 

 

 


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