Camp Hill Suicide Cloverleaf

It’s gone, baby!  According to a story in today’s Patriot News, at least part of the colossal screwup of an interchange at Routes 15 and 581 is being shut down for good.  All I can say is that this is long, long, long overdue.  In fact, having at least a passing familiarity with Pennsylvania’s traffic levels due to my research on the abandoned Turnpike segment, I can’t imagine at what point in our post-1940s history that giving motorists approximately three feet of ramp in which to accelerate and merge (the end of which is helpfully marked by a concrete bridge support) was a good idea.  In fact, if I recall correctly, cloverleafs in general were despised by the late 1950s, and most new highway interchanges were being built as flyovers starting in the early 1980s.

Good riddance!

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  1. I can’t say I ever understood the logic in having a shared on/off ramp about 30 yards long that runs straight into cement. And for someone who drives this conundrum everyday to work I can only say GOOOOOD RIDDANCE !

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