Pennsylvania Highways
Path of Progress

Path of Progress clockwise
Path of Progress counter-clockwise

Southern Terminus: Friendship Hill National Historic Site on PA 166 in New Geneva.
Western Terminus: Monongahela River on US 40 in Brownsville.
Length: 500 miles
Counties: Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana, Cambria, Blair, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Fulton, Bedford, and Somerset
Route
(clockwise):
PA 166:  Friendship Hill National Historic Site to US 119
US 119:  PA 166 to SR 1029
SR 1029:  US 119 to Westmoreland County line
SR 3087:  Fayette County line to PA 819 in Scottdale
PA 819:  SR 3087 to SR 3089
SR 3089:  PA 819 to PA 981
PA 981:  SR 3089 to PA 31 in Mount Pleasant
PA 31:  PA 981 to PA 711 in Donegal
PA 711:  PA 31 to US 30 in Ligonier
US 30:  PA 711 to PA 981 in Latrobe
PA 981:  US 30 to PA 286 in Saltsburg
PA 286:  PA 981 to SR 4005 in Indiana
SR 4005:  PA 286 to Business US 422
Business US 422:  SR 4005 to US 119/PA 56
US 119/PA 56:  Business US 422 to PA 56 in Homer City
PA 56:  US 119 to PA 160 in Windber
PA 160:  PA 56 to PA 869 in Sidman
PA 869:  PA 160 to SR 3048
SR 3048:  PA 869 to SR 3024
SR 3024:  SR 3048 to PA 53 in Summerhill
PA 53:  SR 3024 to SR 2014 in Cresson
SR 2014:  PA 53 to US 22
US 22:  SR 2014 to SR 4001
SR 4001:  US 22 to Cambria County line
SR 1015:  Blair County line to SR 4008
SR 4008:  SR 1015 to SR 4003 in Altoona
SR 4003:  SR 4008 to PA 36 in Lakemont
PA 36:  SR 4008 to US 22 in Hollidaysburg
US 22:  SR 4008 to US 522 in Mount Union
US 522:  US 22 to US 30 in McConnellsburg
US 30:  US 522 to Business US 30 in McConnellsburg
Business US 30:  US 30 to US 30 in McConnellsburg
US 30:  Business US 30 to Business US 30 in Bedford
Business US 30:  US 30 to US 30 in Bedford
US 30:  Business US 30 to PA 985 in Jennerstown
PA 985:  US 30 to PA 601 near the Somerset Historical Center
PA 601:  PA 985 to PA 31/PA 281 in Somerset
PA 31/PA 281:  PA 601 to PA 281 south
PA 281:  PA 31 to PA 653 in New Centerville
PA 281/PA 653:  PA 281 to PA 653 west in New Lexington
PA 281:  PA 653 west to PA 532 in Confluence
PA 532:  PA 281 to US 40 in Addison
US 40:  PA 532 to Business US 40 in Hopwood
Business US 40:  US 40 to US 40 in Uniontown
US 40:  Business US 40 to Brownsville
Spurs: SR 2014:  PA 53 to SR 1005 in Cresson
SR 1005:  SR 2014 to SR 1001 in Loretto
SR 1001:  SR 1005 to PA 36 in Chest Springs
PA 36:  SR 1001 to Seldom Seen Mine
PA 381:  US 40 in Farmington to Mill Run
History: The path, which was signed in 1995, connects sites of historical and cultural significance within the area of southwestern Pennsylvania.  Square shields denoted travel in a clockwise direction, while circular shields denote travel in a counter-clockwise direction.
Links: Path of Progress National Heritage Tour Route - National Park Service
Pennsylvania Path of Progress - Bruce Cridlebaugh

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Page updated April 11, 2009.
Content and graphics, unless otherwise noted, copyright Jeffrey J. Kitsko. All rights reserved.
Path of Progress shields courtesy of Bruce Cridlebaugh.
Information courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Bruce Cridlebaugh.