US 6N


One of the more interesting routes of the US Highway System in Pennsylvania as it is the only suffixed route designated in Pennsylvania.  However, it is not the first time US 6N has been signed in Erie County.  From 1932 to 1936, the designation was signed on the current PA 97 alignment between US 19 in Waterford and US 20 in Erie.  In 1958, the route was widened from PA 18 to the Conneaut Township line in the Borough of Albion.

The highway is mostly through farmland and the Great Lakes Plain, so it is like driving through Kansas:  a rarity in the Commonwealth.  Just like Kansas, this area became the target of tornadoes in the worst outbreak to hit Pennsylvania on the evening of May 31, 1985.  The Borough of Albion was especially hit hard with a twister that ranked an F4 on the Fujita Scale, just one step down from an F5 which is the most severe of all tornadoes.

Links:
US 6N (Decommissioned)
May 31, 1985 Tornado Outbreak
Terminus of US 6N - Dale Sanderson
Terminus of US 6N in Pennsylvania - Tim Reichard
US 6N Junction List - Tim Reichard
US 6N Pictures - Doug Kerr


Information INFORMATION
Western
Terminus:
US 20 in West Springfield.
Eastern
Terminus:
US 6/US 19 one mile west of Mill Village.
Length: 28 miles
National
Highway
System:
I-90 to US 6
Names: Crossingville Road, State Street, Plum Street, and Waterford Street
SR
Designations:
SR 3006
SR 0018:  Albion to Wellsburg
County: Erie
Expressway: None
Multiplexed
Route:
PA 18:  Albion to Wellsburg
Former
Designations:
PA 98  (1927 - 1928):  West Springfield to Albion
PA 79  (1928 - 1936)

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Page updated August 27, 2009.
Content and graphics, unless otherwise noted, copyright Jeffrey J. Kitsko. All rights reserved.
Information sign courtesy of Richard C. Moeur.
Information courtesy of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.