Pennsylvania Highways
PA 851 - PA 900

PA 851 Western Terminus: PA 516 in Sticks
Eastern Terminus: PA 74 one mile east of Bryansville Station
Length: 32 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Steltz Road, Main Street, Second Street, Railroad Avenue, Forrest Avenue, Bridgeview Road, Hill Street, College Avenue, Pleasant Valley Road, Woolen Mill Road, New Park Road, Graceton Road, and Bryansville Road
SR Designations:
SR 0851
SR 0024:  Stewartstown
County: York
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 24:  Stewartstown
Former Designations: PA 516  (1936 - 1966):  PA 216 to Railroad
PA 616  (1936 - 1966):  New Freedom to Railroad
History: Signed in 1929.  In 1932, the route was paved from Woodbine to Airville.  Until 1936, the route was signed on the current PA 425 alignment between Woodbine and Airville.  In that year it was moved to its current alignment.  In 1938, the section from Sheffer to Reimold was paved.  

In 1947, the section from Grove Road to New Park was paved.

In 1966, the western terminus was moved from Railroad to Sticks.

Links: PA 851 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 851 - Adam Prince

Truck
PA 851
Western Terminus: PA 851 in New Freedom
Eastern Terminus: PA 851 in Shrewsbury
Length: 3 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Main Street, Constitution Avenue, and Main Street
SR Designations: SR 3002:  PA 851 to Constitution Avenue
SR 3007:  SR 3002 to SR 3001
SR 3001:  Constitution Avenue to PA 851
County: York
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 4  (1925 - 1930):  Constitution Avenue to Shrewsbury
US 111  (1926 - 1959):  Constitution Avenue to Shrewsbury
Alternate US 111  (1959 - 1961):  Constitution Avenue to Shrewsbury
History: Signed in 1995.
Links: Terminus of Truck PA 851 - Adam Prince
Truck PA 851 Junction List - Timothy Reichard

PA 852 Western Terminus: PA 73 in Pleasantville
Eastern Terminus: PA 100 one-half mile north of Clayton
Length: 12 miles
Names: Bertolet Mill Road, Long Lane, Bitting Road, and Huff Church Road
County: Berks
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 then entire route was paved.

PA 853 Western Terminus: PA 241 in Campbelltown
Eastern Terminus: PA 72 in Cornwall
Length: 5 miles
Name: Mount Gretna Road
County: Lebanon
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: PA 117
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 854 Southern Terminus: PA 861 in Leatherwood
Northern Terminus: US 322 two miles north of Elk City
Length: 20 miles
Name: None
County: Clarion
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1984
Replaced By: SR 2027:  PA 861 to PA 208
SR 4013:  PA 208 to US 322
History: Signed in 1928. In 1930, the section from PA 68 to Curllsville was paved.  In 1936, the southern terminus was moved to Leatherwood from Curllsville and the northern terminus was moved from Silgo to US 322.  

In 1941, the section from Myers Corner to Knight School Road was paved.


PA 855 Southern Terminus: Borough of Mars
Northern Terminus: PA 68 in Evans City
Length: 6 miles
Name: Mars-Evans City Road
County: Butler
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 856 Western Terminus: PA 65 in Freedom
Eastern Terminus: PA 65 in Emsworth
Length: 20 miles
Names: Ninth Street, Lovi Road, Freedom Crider Road, Pleasant Hills Road, Warrendale-Bayne Road, Mingo Road, Nicholson Road, and Roosevelt Road
Counties: Beaver and Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designation: PA 989  (1928 - 1936):  Pleasant Hill to Emsworth
Decommissioned: 1977
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the section from Wolfe Road to Knob was paved.  Signed from Freedom to US 19 in Warrendale, and then in 1936, it was switched to end in Emsworth.

PA 857 Southern Terminus: West Virginia state line one mile south of Springhill
Northern Terminus: US 119 and PA 43 in Chadville
Length: 11 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Spring Hill Furnace Road
SR Designation: SR 0857
County: Fayette
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designation: PA 319  (1936 - 1946):  West Virginia state line to Fairchance
History: Signed from 1928 to 1935 on the current PA 65 alignment between Pittsburgh and Rochester.  Resigned in 1967 on its current alignment.
Links: PA 857 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 857 - Adam Prince

PA 858 Southern Terminus: PA 706 one mile east of Rushville
Northern Terminus: New York state line one mile north of Little Meadows
Length: 16 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Main Street
SR Designation: SR 0858
County: Susquehanna
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  That same year, the route was under construction from Town House Road to the New York state line, and completed the following year.  In 1932, the route was paved from US 106 to Town House Road.
Links: PA 858 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 858 - Adam Prince

PA 859 Southern Terminus: PA 487 in Le Raysville
Northern Terminus: PA 858 in Middletown Center
Length: 6 miles
Names: Vet Davis Road and Camp Corby Road
Counties: Bradford and Susquehanna
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.

PA 860 Southern Terminus: PA 36 in Tylersburg
Northern Terminus: PA 36 in Frills Corners
Length: 3 miles
Names: None
County: Clarion
Expressway: None
Former Designation: PA 36  (1928 - 1936)
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: PA 36
History: Signed in 1928 on what is currently SR 4008.  In 1936, it swapped alignments with PA 36.

PA 861 Western Terminus: PA 68 in Rimersburg
Eastern Terminus: PA 66 in New Bethlehem
Length: 12 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Penn Street
SR Designation: SR 0861
County: Clarion
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the route was paved from New Bethlehem to Sample Road as well as the road being built from Leatherwood to Rimersburg.  In 1932, the route was paved from Rimersburg to Falls Road.
Links: PA 861 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 861 - Adam Prince

PA 862 Western Terminus: Borough of Templeton
Eastern Terminus: PA 28/PA 66 in Goheenville
Length: 7 miles
Names: Ridge Road and Houser Road
County: Armstrong
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 863 Southern Terminus: US 222 one mile east of Maxatawny
Northern Terminus: PA 143 in New Tripoli
Length: 14 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Independent Road and Golden Key Road
SR Designation: SR 0863
County: Lehigh
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
BicyclePA Route L BicyclePA Route: US 222 to Church Road
History: Originally signed on Raymilton Road between PA 965 and US 62 in Venango County from 1928 until 1946.  In 1932, the route was paved.

Resigned in 1963 from Maxatawny to Lynnport.  In 1995, moved onto Allemaengel Road from Lynnport to New Tripoli.

Links: PA 863 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 863 - Adam Prince

PA 864 Western Terminus: PA 87 in Farragut
Eastern Terminus: US 220 in Picture Rocks
Length: 12 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Laurel Street
SR Designation: SR 0864
County: Lycoming
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.
Links: PA 864 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 864 - Adam Prince

PA 865 Southern Terminus: I-99/US 220 at Exit 41 in Bellewood
Northern Terminus: PA 53 in Coalport
Length: 18 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Skelp Road, Campbells Lane, East Logan Street, North First Street, Skyline Drive, Utahville Road, and Blain Street
SR Designations: SR 0865
SR 0253:  Glasgow
Counties: Blair, Cambria, and Clearfield
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 253:  Glasgow
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the sections from Bellewood to Roots and from Mountaindale to Glasgow were paved.  In 1936, the northern terminus was moved from Glasgow to Utahville.  Also the section from Roots to the Cambria County line was paved.

In 1968, the northern terminus was moved from Utahville to its current location.

In 1994, the southern terminus was extended one-quarter mile south to intersect I-99/US 220 at Exit 41.

Links: PA 865 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 865 - Adam Prince

PA 866 Southern Terminus: PA 36 in Woodbury
Northern Terminus: US 22 one mile north of Point View
Length: 22 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Market Street, High Street, and First Street
SR Designation: SR 0866
Counties: Bedford and Blair
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 3  (1925 - 1927):  Williamsburg to US 22
US 22  (1926 - 1927):  Williamsburg to US 22
PA 53  (1927 - 1928):  Williamsburg to US 22
PA 984  (1928 - 1932):  Royer to Williamsburg
PA 203  (1928 - 1946):  Williamsburg to US 22
PA 164  (1928 - 1936):  Woodbury to Martinsburg
BicyclePA Route G BicyclePA Route: Martinsburg to Williamsburg
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the northern terminus was moved from Royer to Williamsburg.  In 1936, the northern terminus was moved Williamsburg to US 22 and the southern terminus from Martinsburg to Woodbury.

Moved to its current route between Williamsburg and US 22 in 1946, from the former route from Williamsburg to Yellow Spring.

Links: PA 866 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 866 - Adam Prince

PA 867 Southern Terminus: PA 869 in Brumbaugh
Northern Terminus: PA 36/PA 164 in Roaring Springs
Length: 12 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Lafayette Road and Bloomfield Street
SR Designation: SR 0867
Counties: Bedford and Blair
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designation: PA 868  (1928 - 1933):  Bakers Summit to Cross Cove Road
History: Signed in 1928 from Roaring Spring to Cross Cove Road.  The route was paved from the Bedford County line to Roaring Springs in 1932.  The following year the southern terminus was moved from Cross Cove Road to Roaring Springs.
Links: PA 867 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 867 - Adam Prince

PA 868 Southern Terminus: PA 36 in Waterside
Northern Terminus: PA 867 one mile south of Bakers Summit
Length: 5 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Potter Creek Road
SR Designation: SR 0868
County: Bedford
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: From 1928 to 1946, the route was signed from PA 867 north of Bakers Summit to Martinsburg on Cross Cove Road.  In 1946, it was moved to its current location.
Links: PA 868 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 868 - Adam Prince

PA 869 Western Terminus: US 219 in Saint Michael
Eastern Terminus: PA 36 two miles east of New Enterprise
Length: 33 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Locust Street, Beaver Run Road, Cedar Street, Cameron Avenue, and Brumbaugh Road
SR Designations: SR 0869
SR 0160:  Sidman
Counties: Cambria and Bedford
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 160:  Sidman
Former Designations: None
BicyclePA Route G BicyclePA Route: SR 4009 to Osterburg 
Path of Progress Path of Progress: PA 160 to SR 3048
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the section from Osterburg to Beaverdale was paved.  In 1936, the eastern terminus was moved from Osterburg to its current location.  In 1970, the western terminus was moved from Soukesburg to its current location.
Links: PA 869 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 869 - Adam Prince

PA 870

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 871 Western Terminus: PA 56 in Springmeadow
Eastern Terminus: PA 869 in Osterburg
Length: 4 miles
Names: None
County: Bedford
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 872 Southern Terminus: PA 120 in Jericho
Northern Terminus: US 6/PA 44 in Coudersport
Length: 40 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Stevenson Dam Road, Sinnemahoning Road, Costello Road, Austin Road, Costello Street, Odin Road, and Inez Road
SR Designation: SR 0872
Counties: Cameron and Potter
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 959  (1928 - 1935):  Wharton to Austin
PA 607  (1928 - 1935):  Austin to Coudersport
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.  The northern terminus was moved from the Borough of Wharton to its current location in 1935.
Links: PA 872 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 872 - Adam Prince

PA 873 Southern Terminus: PA 309 in Schnecksville
Northern Terminus: PA 248 in Weiders Crossing
Length: 9 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Main Street, Walnut Street, and Lehigh Gap Road
SR Designation: SR 0873
Counties: Lehigh and Northampton
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: US 309  (1928 - 1954)
PA 29  (1954 - 1966)
BicyclePA Route L BicyclePA Route: Mountain Road to PA 248
History: Originally signed on the PA 144 alignment between Renovo and Cross Fork from 1928 to 1935.  In 1932, the route was paved from Paddy Run to Cross Fork.

Signed in 1966 on its current alignment.

Links: PA 873 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 873 - Adam Prince

PA 874

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 875 Southern Terminus: PA 44/PA 54 two miles west of Turbotsville
Northern Terminus: Borough of Comly
Length: 1 mile
Name: County Line Road
County: Montour
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.

PA 876 Southern Terminus: PA 54 in Washingtonville
Northern Terminus: PA 44 three miles north of Strawberry Ridge
Length: 5 miles
Name: Strawberry Ridge Road
Counties: Montour and Columbia
Expressway: None
Former Designation: PA 354  (1930 - 1932):  Strawberry Ridge to PA 44
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the northern terminus was moved from PA 876 to PA 44.  In 1932, the route was paved from PA 54 to PP&L Road, also the northern terminus was moved from Strawberry Ridge to PA 44.

PA 877 Southern Terminus: PA 53 one mile north of Ursina
Northern Terminus: Borough of Humbert
Length: 3 miles
Name: Humbert Road
County: Somerset
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.

PA 878

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 879 Western Terminus: US 219/PA 729 in Grampian
Eastern Terminus: PA 144 in Moshannon
Length: 43 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: First Street, Grampian Highway, State Street, Clearfield Curwensville Highway, Clearfield Bypass, Shawville Road, Croft Road, Surveyor Road, Bald Hill Road, Lecontes Mill Road, Frenchville Road, Karthaus Road, Market Street, Pine Glen Road, and Carter Street
SR Designation: SR 0879
Counties: Clearfield and Centre
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 5  (1925 - 1930):  Grampian to Clearfield
US 322  (1926 - 1970):  Grampian to Clearfield
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1934, the section from Karthaus to PA 144 was under construction and opened the following year.  Eastern terminus was moved from Moshannon to its current location in 1935.  In 1935, the western terminus was moved from Karthaus to Clearfield.  In 1936, the section from Rolling Stone Road to Karthaus was paved.  In 1938, the section from just north of the I-80 interchange to Shawville was paved.

In 1956, construction on a new alignment from Keewaydin to Karthaus began.  In 1967, this alignment received the designation.

In 1970, the western terminus was moved from Clearfield to its current location.

Links: PA 879 Junction List - Tim Reichard
PA 879 Pictures (Clearfield County) - Doug Lowmaster
Terminus of PA 879 - Adam Prince

PA 880 Southern Terminus: PA 192 in Rebersburg
Northern Terminus: PA 44 three miles west of Oval
Length: 25 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Broad Street, Rebersburg Mountain Road, and Main Street
SR Designation: SR 0880
Counties: Centre, Clinton, and Lycoming
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designation: PA 780  (1930 - 1967):  Tylersville to Loganton
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1930, the route was paved from Carroll to Rauchtown.

In 1967, the southern terminus was moved from PA 64 in Salona to its current location.

Links: PA 880 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 880 - Adam Prince

PA 881 Southern Terminus: PA 48 in Versailles
Northern Terminus: US 30 in East Pittsburgh
Length: 5 miles
Names: Walnut Street, Eden Park Boulevard, Hartman Street, Fifth Avenue, Westinghouse Avenue, and East Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1934, the section known as Eden Park Boulevard was under construction and completed the following year.

PA 882 Southern Terminus: PA 886 in Lovedale
Northern Terminus: PA 48 in Boston
Length: 4 miles
Names: Lovedale Road, Harrison Hollow Road, Finney Road, and West Smithfield Street
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 883 Southern Terminus: PA 48 two miles south of Boston
Northern Terminus: PA 48 in Boston
Length: 3 miles
Names: Broadlawn Drive, Buena Vista Road, and Renzie Road
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1932
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.

PA 884 Southern Terminus: PA 31 two miles south of Mustard
Northern Terminus: PA 51 in Elizabeth
Length: 6 miles
Names: Long Hollow Road, Pine View Drive, Peairs Road, Happy Hollow Road, and McKeesport Road
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  Most of this route was gravel.  In 1940, the sections from PA 31 to Mustard, Douglas Run Road to PA 48, and PA 48 to McKeesport Road were improved.

PA 885 Southern Terminus: PA 837 in Clairton
Northern Terminus: I-579 in Pittsburgh
Length: 14 miles
National Highway System: PA 837 in West Homestead to I-579
Names: Walnut Avenue, Clairton Road, Lebanon Church Road, Lebanon Road, Mifflin Road, Second Avenue, Irvine Street, Bates Street, and Boulevard of the Allies
SR Designation: SR 0885
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: PA 1  (1925 - 1930):  Forbes Avenue to I-579
PA 3  (1925 - 1930):  Forbes Avenue to I-579
US 22  (1926 - 1954):  Forbes Avenue to I-579
US 30  (1926 - 1954):  Forbes Avenue to I-579
Temporary US 22  (1954 - 1961):  I-376/US 22/US 30 to I-579
Temporary US 22  (1954 - 1961):  I-376/US 22/US 30 to I-579
Yellow Belt Belt System: Lebanon Church Road to Lebanon Church Road
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Traffic Conditions:
Interstate 376 to Interstate 579 (Northbound)
Interstate 579 to Interstate 376 (Southbound)
History: Signed in 1928 from Elizabeth to Pittsburgh.  In 1931, the route was under construction from Clairton to the City of Pittsburgh line.  In 1933, the southern terminus was moved from Elizabeth to Clairton.

In 1954, the northern terminus was moved from US 22/US 30 at Wilmot Street to Exit 2A.

In 1967, the interchange with PA 837 at the southern end of the Glenwood Bridge was completed.

A median was installed from Lebanon Church Road to Lewis Run Road in 1971.  Northern terminus moved in 1991 from Exit 2A of I-376 to its current location.

With the Boulevard of the Allies showing its age, and with it to become a detour route once the Fort Pitt rehabilitation project got underway, PennDOT decided it was time for a refurbished boulevard.  On May 6, 2001, Mascaro L.P. of Pittsburgh began the $10.4 million project to reconstruct the right outbound lane and four structures along the Boulevard of the Allies.  Once completed, a layer of Superpave Asphalt was laid down.  Hillside stabilization work was performed below Duquesne University, and a Rockfall Retaining System with additional slope protection netting was placed along the Penn-Lincoln Parkway below.  The project concluded in July 2002.

Links: Glenwood Bridge - Bruce Cridlebaugh
PA 885 Junction List
- Tim Reichard
PA 885 Pictures - Steve Alpert
Terminus of PA 885 - Adam Prince

PA 886 Western Terminus: PA 884 in Elizabeth
Eastern Terminus: PA 48 one mile east of Lovedale
Length: 2 miles
Names: Mill Hill Road, Lovedale Road, and McKeesport Road
County: Allegheny
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  SR 0886 is currently assigned to PA 86.

PA 887

NEVER ASSIGNED

PA 888 Southern Terminus: Borough of Glen Iron
Northern Terminus: PA 45 one mile north of Laurelton
Length: 3 miles
Names: None
Counties: Snyder and Union
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: PA 235
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the route was paved from Glen Iron to Laurelton.  In 1935, the route was paved from Laurelton to PA 45.

PA 889 Southern Terminus: PA 45 one mile east of Vicksburg
Northern Terminus: Borough of Mazeppa
Length: 3 miles
Name: Johnson Mill Road
County: Union
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1935, the route was paved from Buffalo Cross Roads to Mazeppa.  In 1946, the southern terminus was moved from Lewisburg to PA 45.

PA 890 Southern Terminus: PA 225 in Trevorton
Northern Terminus: PA 61 in Hamilton
Length: 9 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Fifth Street
SR Designation: SR 0890
County: Northumberland
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928 from Augustaville to Hamilton.  The route was paved in 1932.  In 1941, the southern terminus was moved from Augustaville to Trevorton.
Links: PA 890 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 890 - Adam Prince

PA 891 Southern Terminus: PA 125 two miles south of Pitman
Northern Terminus: US 122 in Ashland
Length: 12 miles
Names: Main Road, Helfenstein Road, and High Road
County: Schuylkill
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1931 the entire route was paved.

Also signed on Ridge Road and Ninth Street from the Delaware state line to US 13 in Chester in Delaware County, from 1935 to 1946.


PA 892 Southern Terminus: PA 987 in Schoenersville
Northern Terminus: PA 145 in Howertown
Length: 3 miles
Name: Weaversville Road
County: Northampton
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.

PA 893 Western Terminus: PA 44 in Waterville
Eastern Terminus: PA 84 and PA 414 in Morris
Length: 28 miles
Names: None
Counties: Lycoming and Tioga
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1955
Replaced By: PA 414
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1934, the section from PA 44 to Jersey Mills was under construction and opened the following year.  In 1936, the section from Jersey Mills to Cammal was paved, and the section from Doane to just east of town was improved. In 1938, the section from Hilborn to Cedar Run was improved.

In 1940, the sections between Jersey Mill and Cammal and Hilborn to Cedar Run were paved and paved north of Cammal in 1946.

The route was paved south of Slate Run in 1953, and improved north in 1954.  Also in 1954, it was improved from Cedar Run to the Tioga County line.


PA 894 Southern Terminus: US 22 in Paxtonia
Northern Terminus: PA 443 two miles north of Pikestown
Length: 7 miles
Names: Mountain Road, Linglestown Road, and Piketown Road
County: Dauphin
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1936, the northern terminus was moved from Linglestown to PA 443.

PA 895 Western Terminus: PA 443 in Pine Grove
Eastern Terminus: PA 248 in Bowmanstown
Length: 47 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: Wood Street, Rock Road, Market Street, Auburn Road, Hughes Avenue, Summer Valley Drive, Andreas Road, Lizard Creek Road, and Lehigh Street
SR Designation: SR 0895
SR 0061:  Deer Lake to Molino
SR 0443:  McKeansburg to New Ringgold
Counties: Schuylkill and Carbon
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: PA 61:  Deer Lake to Molino
PA 443:  McKeansburg to New Ringgold
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1936, the eastern terminus was moved from US 122 in Pinedale to its current location and the western terminus was moved from Auburn to its current location.  That year the section from Pinedale to McKeansburg was paved.

We've all see deer carcasses on the highway.  I mean how can you not see them?  Well in 1996, PennDOT workers didn't when they paved over one in Schuylkill County.  State transportation engineer for PennDOT District 5, Walter Bortree, said that it was a department crew, and not a contractor, that made the goof. “Yes, the operator should have seen the deer, and yes, it should have been removed. It should not have occurred. We made a mistake.”  He went on to add that the shoulder of the highway is normally swept before work is done and workers normally remove road kill.

Keither Billig, the mayor of nearby Bowmanstown, pointed out, “The deer was lying there dead for three to four weeks. You can’t miss it. It’s in a straight-away.”

Links: PA 895 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 895 - Adam Prince

PA 896 Southern Terminus: Maryland state line one mile south of Strickersville
Northern Terminus: PA 340 in Smoketown
Length: 33 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: New London Road, Georgetown Road, Newark Road, Christiana Pike, Lancaster Avenue, Decatur Street, Hartman Bridge Road, Newark Road, and East Brook Road
SR Designations: SR 0896
SR 0372:  Green Tree to Georgetown
Counties: Chester and Lancaster
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Route: PA 372:  Green Tree to Georgetown
Former Designation: PA 796  (1930 - 1936):  Delaware state line to PA 796
History: Signed in 1928 also the route was paved from Russellville to the Lancaster County line that year.

In 1930, the route was paved from Homeville to Octararo and in 1932 from Octararo to PA 372.  In 1936, the northern terminus was moved from PA 372 to Lancaster and the southern terminus was moved from Russellville to its current location.

In 1968, the northern terminus was moved to its current location.  Before that, PA 896 used to end near the US 30/PA 462 interchange via Strasburg Pike.

Construction began in Fall 2008 on a bypass of Strasburg from southeast of the borough to Clover Avenue.  The new $8.3 million alignment opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 17, 2009 and removed the designation from East Main Street and North Decatur Street through the borough.

Even more improvements for the route were being laid out in the Route 896 Corridor Study which was recommended for adoption by the Lancaster County Transportation Technical Advisory Committee announced on February 16, 2010.  The initial improvements were promised a $1.46 million congressional earmark, and would cover the alignment from Strasburg to US 30.  Widening of the route in certain areas to accommodate left turn lanes, and new bridge over Pequea Creek, and a new traffic signal at Rockvale Road were recommended.  Additional improvements such as traffic signal timing improvements at Herr Road and adding one at North Star Road were proposed as well; however, no timetable for these improvements were laid out.

Links: PA 896 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 896 - Adam Prince

PA 897 Southern Terminus: US 30 in Gap
Northern Terminus: US 422 in Hebron
Length: 41 miles
National Highway System: None
Names: White Horse Road, Springville Road, Spring Valley Road, Weaverland Valley Road, Earle Street, Main Street, Broad Street, Dry Tavern Road, Swartzville Road, Prospect Hill Road, and Fifth Avenue
SR Designations: SR 0897
SR 0340:  White Horse
SR 0322:  East Earl
SR 0023:  Blue Ball
SR 0419:  Schaefferstown
Counties: Lancaster and Lebanon
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: PA 340:  White Horse
US 322:  East Earl
PA 23:  Blue Ball
PA 419:  Schaefferstown
PA 501:  Schaefferstown
Former Designation: PA 340  (1928 - 1936):  Gap to White Horse
BicyclePA Route S BicyclePA Route: Weaverland Road to Weaverland Road
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.  In 1936, the southern terminus was moved from US 222 in Swartzville to its current location.
Links: PA 897 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 897 - Adam Prince

PA 898 Southern Terminus: US 222 in Gouglersville
Northern Terminus: US 222 in Shillington
Length: 4 miles
Names: Vermont Road and Wyomissing Road
County: Berks
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1946
Replaced By: None
History: Signed in 1928.  In 1932, the route was paved from Gouglersville to Mohnton.

PA 899 Southern Terminus: PA 36 one mile south of Clarington
Northern Terminus: PA 66 in Roses
Length: 11 miles
National Highway System: None
Name: Marionville Road
SR Designation: SR 0899
Counties: Jefferson and Forest
Expressway: None
Multiplexed Routes: None
Former Designations: None
History: Signed in 1928 and in 1932 the entire route was paved.  In 1934, the route was under construction from Redclyffe to the Jenks Township line and finished the following year.
Links: PA 899 Junction List - Tim Reichard
Terminus of PA 899 - Adam Prince

PA 900 Southern Terminus: US 22 in Loretto
Northern Terminus: PA 36 in Chest Springs
Length: 6 miles
Name: Columbia Street
County: Cambria
Expressway: None
Former Designations: None
Decommissioned: 1928
Replaced By: PA 907
History: Signed in 1928.

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