U.S. Route 322 in Pennsylvania

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U.S. Route 322 marker

U.S. Route 322
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length:370 mi[1] (595 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 322 at Ohio border in West Shenango Township
  I-79 in Meadville
I-80 in Clarion Township
I-99 / US 220 in State College
US 22 / US 522 in Lewistown
US 11 / US 15 in Duncannon
I-81 in Harrisburg
I-83 in Harrisburg
US 30 in Downingtown
US 1 in Concordville
I-95 in Chester
East end: US 322 at the Commodore Barry Bridge at New Jersey border in Chester
Highway system
PA 321PA 324
 
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U.S. Route 322 marker

U.S. Route 322
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length:370 mi[1] (595 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 322 at Ohio border in West Shenango Township
  I-79 in Meadville
I-80 in Clarion Township
I-99 / US 220 in State College
US 22 / US 522 in Lewistown
US 11 / US 15 in Duncannon
I-81 in Harrisburg
I-83 in Harrisburg
US 30 in Downingtown
US 1 in Concordville
I-95 in Chester
East end: US 322 at the Commodore Barry Bridge at New Jersey border in Chester
Highway system
PA 321PA 324

U.S. Route 322 is a U.S. highway running from Cleveland, Ohio east to Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, the route runs from the Ohio border in West Shenango Township southeast to the Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River in Chester, at which point the route crosses into New Jersey. The route passes near several cities, including DuBois, State College, and Harrisburg.

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Route description

In Pennsylvania, US 322 is signed as 28th Division Highway, in honor of the 28th Infantry Division.[2] The route enters Pennsylvania taking a northeasternly course. In Meadville, US 322 overlaps U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 19. Southeast of Meadville, the highway runs generally southeast through Crawford, Venango and Clarion Counties. Once leaving Clarion borough, US 322 interchanges I-80, at exit 70. From I-80, it continues on a solid east–west routing crossing Jefferson County. The route overlaps U.S. Route 219 near the northern terminus of U.S. Route 119, south of Du Bois. East of US 219, the route takes a southward turn to traverse Moshannon State Forest, before taking an east–west alignment. From Clearfield to U.S. Route 220, the highway runs southeast and is partly divided.[2]

US 322 near State College. The blank spots have since been replaced with I-99 shields.

In the State College area, the current alignment of US 322 overlaps Interstate 99 and US 220 for 12 miles (19 km)[3] Northeast of Port Matilda, Interstate 99, US 220, and US 322 depart the Appalachian Thruway via an interchange and proceed east on the 28th Division Highway while the Thruway continues to the northeast as US 220 Alternate.[4]

West of State College, the 28th Division Highway becomes the Mount Nittany Expressway after intersecting with Scotia Road and North Atherton Street (Business US 322, which goes through downtown State College). The I-99/US 220/US 322 overlap ends at a complex interchange north of downtown State College.[2][5]

A view from US 322 outside Spring Mills

East of the overlap, US 322 continues southeastward through State College and its immediate suburbs on the Mount Nittany Expressway. After three exits, US 322 reverts to an at-grade highway two miles east of State College in Boalsburg, merging with US 322 Business and proceeding eastward along Boal Avenue as the route exits the State College area. Between Boalsburg and Lewistown, the highway traverses Tussey Mountain and Stone Mountain, in the Rothrock State Forest, as it turns to the south.[6][7]

Between Potters Mills and Lewistown, US 322 is a limited-access road. Near Lewistown, it briefly overlaps U.S. Route 522 and begins a long overlap with US 22. South of Lewistown, US 22/US 322 enters the Lewistown Narrows, an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of road through the Juniata River water gap in Shade Mountain. Construction to convert this section of the highway from a two-lane highway to a divided, limited-access four lane highway was completed in December 2007,[8] and it includes building the longest mechanically stabilized earth wall in the U.S.[9] The highway exits the narrows in Arch Rock, traverses Juniata County and Perry County, and crosses the Tuscarora Mountain through a water gap on a southeastward course along the banks of the Juniata River. After crossing the Susquehanna at Clarks Ferry (coinciding with the Appalachian Trail), the freeway runs south and parallels the river for 15 miles (24 km) before entering the Harrisburg Area.[10][11]

North of downtown Harrisburg, the US 22/322 overlap interchanges with Interstate 81 at exit 67. While US 22 continues through the interchange and heads into downtown, US 322 departs US 22 and joins I-81 northbound. I-81 and US 322 remain concurrent for three miles (5 km) to exit 70, where US 322 exits, following Interstate 83, which has its northern terminus at the interchange, south through the innermost suburbs of Harrisburg.[12][13] After two exits, US 322 departs I-83 at the Eisenhower Interchange (exit 47), following Paxton Street east, returning to an at-grade roadway after one exit, toward Hummelstown.[2][14] West of that borough, US 322 becomes a freeway once again, becoming the Hummelstown Bypass after crossing Fiddlers Elbow Road. The route runs south of Hummelstown, interchanging with two local roads before meeting the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 39 and the western terminus of U.S. Route 422 at an interchange midway between Hummelstown and Hershey.[15]

US 322 approaching Hickory Lane in Hinkletown, Lancaster County.

US 322 heads east from the interchange, becoming the at-grade West Governor Road as it passes south of Hershey. East of the Hershey area, the route runs eastward via the scenic Horseshoe Pike traversing Lebanon County. The Horseshoe Pike portion ends west of Cornwall, where US 322 bypasses the town.[16] East of the bypass, the route becomes grade-leveled again, enters Lancaster County and passes over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). This stretch runs eastward, again known as the 28th Division Highway. East of Ephrata, US 322 interchanges U.S. Route 222 and continues southeastward through the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, intersecting PA 23 in Blue Ball, and then reverts back to the name Horseshoe Pike before crossing PA 10 in Honey Brook after entering Chester County. In Downingtown, US 322 interchanges US 30.[17] After passing under US 30 it continues into Downingtown as Manor Ave before intersecting US 30 Business/Lancaster Ave. The route turns left at the intersection and runs concurrent US 30 Business for a block while crossing the Brandywine Creek. The route then turns right at the next intersection onto Brandywine Ave as it exits the borough and becomes Downingtown Pike.

Where the highway approaches the West Chester Area, it bypasses the borough via West Chester Bypass. At the end of the at-grade bypass, the eastbound lane of US 322 merges onto U.S. Route 202 southbound to begin an overlap. After three exits, the US 202/US 322 overlap becomes grade leveled running north–south.[18] South of West Chester, the overlap is a major divided highway in Chester County and then entering Delaware County. In Concord Township, US 322 turns east onto U.S. Route 1 and leaves U.S. Route 202 at Painters' Crossroad. One mile conjoined with US 1 east of US 202, US 322 leaves US 1 via a turn southeastward to become the Conchester Highway. Approaching Chester, the route has three exits (one with PA 452, Bethel Road at the CSX rail line, and Highland Avenue) before beginning an overlap with Interstate 95, at exit 3A. The overlap with I-95 is a brief one, where US 322 leaves I-95, at exit 4, and crosses the Delaware River to enter New Jersey via the Commodore Barry Bridge.[19]

Major intersections

CountyLocationMilekmDestinationsNotes
Crawford
West Shenango Township0.00.0 US 322Ohio state line
Mercer
Jamestown PA 58 west (Jamestown-Kinsman Road)West end of PA 58 concurrency
PA 58 east (Liberty Street)East end of PA 58 concurrency
Crawford
Hartstown PA 18 south (Main Street)West end of PA 18 concurrency
Conneaut Lake US 6 west / PA 285 west (Water Street)West end of US 6/PA 285 concurrency
PA 285 east (3rd Street)East end of PA 285 concurrency
PA 18 northEast end of PA 18 concurrency
Meadville US 19 south (Perry Highway) / PA 98West end of US 19 concurrency, southern terminus of PA 98
I-79Interchange
PA 102 (Pennsylvania Avenue)Southern terminus of PA 102
US 6 east / US 19 northEast end of US 6/19 concurrency
Cochranton PA 173
Venango
Franklin PA 427Southern terminus of PA 427
PA 417Southern terminus of PA 417
US 62 south / PA 8 south (Liberty Street)West end of US 62/PA 8 concurrency
US 62 north / PA 8 northEast end of US 62/PA 8 concurrency
Cranberry PA 257Southern terminus of PA 257
Nickleville PA 38Northern terminus of PA 38
Clarion
Kossuth PA 338Northern terminus of PA 338
Shippenville PA 208 west (Railroad Street)West end of PA 208 concurrency
PA 208 east (School Street)East end of PA 208 concurrency
PA 66 southWest end of PA 66 concurrency
PA 66 northEast end of PA 66 concurrency
Clarion PA 68 (5th Avenue)Eastern terminus of PA 68
Clarion Township I-80Interchange
Jefferson
Corsica PA 949 (Olean Road)Southern terminus of PA 949
Brookville PA 28 south / PA 36 north (Allegheny Boulevard)West end of PA 28/36 concurrency
PA 36 south (White Street)East end of PA 36 concurrency
PA 28 northEast end of PA 28 concurrency
Reynoldsville PA 950 (Broadway Street)Southern terminus of PA 950
PA 310 (5th Street)Northern terminus of PA 310
Clearfield
DuBois US 119 (Buffalo Pittsburgh Highway)
US 219 northWest end of US 219 concurrency
Luthersburg PA 410Eastern terminus of PA 410
US 219 southEast end of US 219 concurrency
Clearfield PA 153 northWest end of PA 153 concurrency
PA 879 east (River Road)West end of PA 879 concurrency
PA 153 south (2nd Street) / PA 879 westEast end of PA 153/879 concurrency
Woodland PA 970
Pleasant Hill PA 53 northWest end of PA 53 concurrency
Centre
Philipsburg PA 53 south (North Centre Street)East end of PA 53 concurrency
PA 504 (Presque Isle Street)
Port MatildaWest end of freeway
I-99 / US 220 south – AltoonaWest end of I-99/US 220 concurrency; I-99 exit 62
State CollegeGrey's Woods, WaddleI-99 exit 68

US 322 Bus. east (Atherton Street)
Eastbound exit, westbound entrance; I-99 exit 69
Valley View Drive - Park ForestWestbound exit, eastbound entrance; I-99 exit 69
Toftrees, WoodycrestI-99 exit 71
I-99 / US 220 north to I-80 – BellefonteEast end of I-99/US 220 concurrency; I-99 exit 73
Innovation Park, Penn State University
PA 26 (College Avenue) – State College, Bellefonte
PA 45 (Earlystown Road) – Oak Hall, Boalsburg, Lemont, Old Fort

US 322 Bus. (Atherton Street) to PA 45 – Boalsburg
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
East end of freeway
Potters Mills PA 144Southern terminus PA 144
Mifflin
Armagh TownshipWest end of freeway
Milroy
Reedsville PA 655 – ReedsvilleNorthern terminus PA 655
BurnhamYeagertown, Burnham
Lewistown US 22 west / US 522 southWest end of US 22/US 522 concurrency
Electric AvenueWestbound exit and entrance
US 522 north (Walnut Street)East end of US 522 concurrency
East Charles StreetEastbound exit, westbound entrance

US 22 Bus. west – Lewistown
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Juniata
Fermanagh TownshipArch Rock Road
Mifflintown PA 35 – Mifflintown, McAlisterville
Port Royal PA 75 south – Port Royal
Thompsontown PA 333 – East Salem, Thompsontown
Pfoutz Valley RoadWestbound exit, eastbound entrance
Perry
Millerstown To PA 17 – Millerstown
Newport PA 34 – Newport, New Bloomfield
MidwayWestbound exit, eastbound entrance
Watts TownshipWatts
Amity Hall
Dauphin
Reed Township US 11 / US 15 – Camp Hill, Selinsgrove
East end of freeway
West end of freeway
PA 849 west – DuncannonEastern terminus of PA 849
Clarks Ferry Bridge over Susquehanna River
PA 147 north – HalifaxInterchange, Southern terminus of PA 147
Speeceville PA 325 east (Mountain Road)Interchange, Western terminus of PA 325
Dauphin PA 225 north (Claster Boulevard) – Halifax, DauphinInterchange, Southern terminus of PA 225
Dauphin Boro, Stony CreekWestbound exit
Fort Hunter PA 443 (Fishing Creek Valley Road) – Fishing Creek, Rockville
Harrisburg PA 39 – Linglestown, Rockville
I-81 south / US 22 east (Cameron Street) to PA 230 – CarlisleInterchange, west end of I-81 concurrency, east end of US 22 concurrency; I-81 exit 67
Progress AvenueI-81 exit 69
I-81 north / I-83 – HazletonEast end of I-81 concurrency, northern terminus of I-83, west end of I-83 concurrency; I-81 exit 70, I-83 exit 51
US 22 (Jonestown Road) – Progress, Colonial ParkI-83 exit 50
Union Deposit RoadI-83 exit 48
I-83 south / I-283 south (Eisenhower Interchange) – York, HighspireInterchange, east end of I-83 concurrency,
northern terminus of I-283; I-83 exit 46B-47
Penhar Drive
East end of freeway
HummelstownWest end of freeway
Hummelstown
Hershey US 422 (Chocolate Avenue) / PA 39 (Hersheypark Drive) – HersheyInterchange, western terminus of eastern segment US 422,
eastern terminus of PA 39
East end of freeway
PA 743 (Cocoa Avenue)
Lebanon
Campbelltown PA 117 (Forge Road) – Colebrook, Palmyra
Fontana PA 241 south (Elizabethtown Road)West end of PA 241 concurrency
PA 934 (White Oak Street)Southern terminus of PA 934
PA 241 north (Colebrook Road)East end of PA 241 concurrency
Quentin PA 419 (Main Street)Southern terminus of PA 419
West end of freeway
Cornwall PA 72 north (Quentin Road) – LebanonWestbound exit, eastbound entrance, west end of PA 72 concurrency
PA 117 – Mount GretnaSouthern terminus of PA 117
PA 72 south (Lebanon Road) – LancasterEastbound exit, westbound entrance, east end of PA 72 concurrency
East end of freeway
Lancaster
Brickerville PA 501 (Furnace Hills Pike)
Ephrata PA 272 (Reading Road)Interchange
US 222Interchange
Blue Ball PA 23 (Main Street)
East Earl PA 897 north (Springville Road)West end of PA 897 concurrency
PA 897 south (Springville Road)East end of PA 897 concurrency
Chester
Honey Brook PA 10 (Conestoga Avenue)
West Brandywine PA 82 (Manor Road)
Downingtown US 30Interchange

US 30 Bus. west (Lancaster Avenue)
West end of US 30 Bus. concurrency

US 30 Bus. / US 322 Truck east (Lancaster Avenue)
East end of US 30 Bus. concurrency

US 322 Truck west (Boot Road)
West Chester
US 322 Bus. east (Downingtown Pike)
West end of freeway
North New StreetAt-grade intersection
To PA 100 north – Exton
Phoenixville PikeAt-grade intersection
US 202 north – King of PrussiaWestbound exit, eastbound entrance, west end of US 202 concurrency
Paoli Pike
PA 3 (Gay Street) – Newtown Square
Westtown Road
Matlack StreetAt-grade intersection

US 322 Bus. west (High Street)
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
East end of freeway
Darlington Corners PA 926 (Street Road)
Delaware
Concordville US 1 south (Baltimore Pike) / US 202 south (Wilmington West Chester Pike)West end of US 1 concurrency,
east end of US 202 concurrency
US 1 north (Baltimore Pike)East end of US 1 concurrency
Booth Corner PA 261 south (Foulk Road) – Booth's CornerInterchange
BoothwynWest end of freeway
PA 452 (Market Street)
ChesterBethel Road
Highland AvenueWestbound exit
I-95 south – WilmingtonWest end of I-95 concurrency; I-95 exit 3
I-95 north – PhiladelphiaEast end of I-95 concurrency; I-95 exit 4
US 13 (9th Street) / PA 291 – Downtown Chester, Chester Waterfront
Delaware River
Commodore Barry Bridge
Gloucester
Logan Township US 322 / CR 536 eastNew Jersey state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d PennDOT. Pennsylvania Official Tourism and Transportation Map 2006 (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_PDF_FILES/MAPS/Statewide/otm/2006/otm_2006.PDF. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Interstate 99 project". PennDOT. http://www.penndot2.com/route26/index.html. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  4. ^ MapQuest. Map of State College, PA (Map). http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&country=US&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&addtohistory=&cat=&address=&city=State+College&state=PA&zipcode=#west. Retrieved 2007-05-30. 
  5. ^ Rand McNally (2007). Motor Carrier's Road Atlas (Map) (Deluxe ed.). p. 87, section WS 13. 
  6. ^ Rand McNally (2007). Motor Carrier's Road Atlas (Map) (Deluxe ed.). p. 89, section EL 1. 
  7. ^ MapQuest. East of State College, PA (Map). http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=&city=State+College&state=PA&zipcode=#south. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Route 22/322 Lewistown Narrows Project News and Events" Penn. DOT
  9. ^ "Route 22/322 Lewistown Narrows Project" Penn. DOT
  10. ^ Rand McNally (2007). Motor Carrier's Road Atlas (Map) (Deluxe ed.). p. 89, section EL 2, EL 3, and EM 4. 
  11. ^ TopoQuest. USGS Lewistown (PA) (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.asp?lat=40.60819&lon=-77.5574&symshow=n&datum=nad27&layer=DRG. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  12. ^ Rand McNally (2007). Motor Carrier's Road Atlas (Map) (Deluxe ed.). p. 89, section ES 3, ES 4. 
  13. ^ TopoQuest. Map of I-81 and I-83 interchange (Map). http://www.topoquest.com/map.asp?lat=40.31145&lon=-76.83918&symshow=n&datum=nad27&layer=DRG. Retrieved 2007-06-01. 
  14. ^ MapQuest. Eisenhower Interchange Map (Map). http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=&city=Harrisburg&state=PA&zipcode=&country=US&location=do4dg3F1BaQTShxp9oTKWk1vpgPtjhCFN9egxk38m%2bTw7PdStax3%2fnE4JKooJmqNOH10KB6f7zj%2f0aQWruNGK3cImDa2%2fVQXwBhvM5%2fqfjUwD6uO%2bieuGA%3d%3d&ambiguity=1#west. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  15. ^ MapQuest. Hummelstown, Pennsylvania (Map). http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?formtype=address&addtohistory=&address=&city=Harrisburg&state=PA&zipcode=&country=US&location=do4dg3F1BaQTShxp9oTKWk1vpgPtjhCFN9egxk38m%2bTw7PdStax3%2fnE4JKooJmqNOH10KB6f7zj%2f0aQWruNGK3cImDa2%2fVQXwBhvM5%2fqfjUwD6uO%2bieuGA%3d%3d&ambiguity=1#east. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  16. ^ Google Inc. Google Maps – overview map of Cornwall, PA (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hershey,+Pennsylvania&ie=UTF8&ll=40.242847,-76.442184&spn=0.241621,0.455246&z=11&om=1. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  17. ^ Google Inc. Google Maps – overview map of Downingtown, PA (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hershey,+Pennsylvania&ie=UTF8&ll=40.242847,-76.442184&spn=0.241621,0.455246&z=11&om=1. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  18. ^ Google Inc. Google Maps – West Chester Area (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hershey,+Pennsylvania&ie=UTF8&ll=40.242847,-76.442184&spn=0.241621,0.455246&z=11&om=1. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  19. ^ Google Inc. Google Maps – U.S. Route 322 and Interstate 95 Interchange (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Hershey,+Pennsylvania&ie=UTF8&ll=40.242847,-76.442184&spn=0.241621,0.455246&z=11&om=1. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 


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