Harrisburg Highways
East Shore Expressway


Just as its companion expressway on the other side of the Susquehanna, the East Shore Expressway would have facilitated local traffic between Interstate 83 and Interstate 81.  Beginning at the Second Street interchange at Interstate 83, the expressway would have crossed over the Amtrak line and then parallel the rail yard to the east.  Following the Cameron Street corridor northward on the west side of the street, it would have crossed Cameron Street on the eastern side of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex between it and the Department of Agriculture building before terminating at the Interstate 81/US 22/US 322 stack interchange.  The reason for the complicated interchanges at Exit 43 on Interstate 83 and Exit 67 on Interstate 81 was due to the plans to build this expressway.  However, just like across the Commonwealth, the budgetary axe fell on the East Shore Expressway in 1977.


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Page updated September 29, 2009.
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Information courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Len Pundt.