Interstate 78

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Interstate 78
File:Interstate 78 map.png
Length- 144 miles
Existed- 1957- present
West end- Union Township, PA
East end- New York, NY
States served- PA, NJ, NY

Interstate 78 (abbreviated I-78) is an Interstate Highway in the Northeast United States, running 144 miles (231 km) from Interstate 81 northeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, through Allentown, Pennsylvania, and western and northern New Jersey to the Holland Tunnel and Lower Manhattan in New York City.

I-78 is a major road linking ports in the New York City and New Jersey area to points west, and sees over 4 million trucks annually, with trucks representing 24% of all traffic. Truck traffic on the road is projected to rise once the widening of the Panama Canal is completed in 2015, when more Asian ships are expected to use East Coast ports.

Major junctions
West end: I-81 in Union Township, PA
 

 US 22 in Fredericksburg, PA
 PA 61 in Hamburg, PA
 PA 309 near Allentown, PA
 I-287 in Bedminster, NJ
 Route 24 in Springfield, NJ
 G.S. Parkway in Union/Hillside, NJ

 I-95 in Newark, NJ
East end:Canal Street in New York, NY

Major intersections

  • I-81 in Union Township, Pennsylvania
  • US 22 From Union Township to Upper Macungie Township
  • I-476 / Penna Turnpike via US 22 near Allentown
  • I‑287 in Bedminster, New Jersey
  • G.S. Parkway in Hillside, New Jersey
  • US 1-9 in Newark
  • I‑95 / N.J. Turnpike in Newark
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_78

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