For years, Interstate 84 has served as a critical artery for travelers from Northern New England to New York City. Running through Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, I-84 carries large masses of traffic that otherwise would be routed through small towns.
I-84 opened originally as the "Yankee Expressway" in 1961. It originally had 4 lanes, and it was the first section of the highway to open. In 1988, work was completed on widening it into 6 lanes as a result of major backups. The new lanes freed up the road, but now, 13 years later, more work is needed to ensure a smoother drive without typical rush hour backups.
So here are stories and maps to show what is planned to be done. The plan to "overhaul" I-84 will take 20 years, depending on when it starts and if money will be there to finance it.
Special thanks to Scott Oglesby, webmaster of kurumi.com for the information concerning I-84's history.
CHOOSE YOUR EXIT
NEW!! There is a plan to start working on Exit 6 within the next year. Click here for the story.
View the maps from right here without the stories
(they are about 140K each in size)
Exits 3 and 4
Exits 5 and 6
Exits 7 and 8