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Pennsylvania Route 201

PA Route 201 marker

PA Route 201
Pennsylvania Route 201 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 25.2 mi[1] (40.6 km)
Existed: 1964 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 119 / PA 711 / PA 711 Truck in Connellsville
  PA 819 at Vanderbilt
PA 51 near Perryopolis
I-70 in Rostraver Township
PA 51 in Rostraver Township
North end: PA 136 in Rostraver Township
Location
Counties: Fayette, Westmoreland
Highway system
PA 199 US 202

Pennsylvania Route 201 (designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as State Route 201, abbreviated PA 201) is a 25-mile-long (40 km) south-north state highway located in southeast Pennsylvania in the counties of Fayette and Westmoreland. The southern terminus is at U.S. Route 119/PA 711 in Connellsville. The highway heads northwest and meets up with Pennsylvania Route 51 twice at two separate locations and Interstate 70 in Rostraver Township. The northern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 136 in Rostraver Township.

Contents

  • Route description 1
  • History 2
  • Major intersections 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Route description

PA 201 begins at an intersection with US 119 and PA 711 in western Connellsville. Named Vanderbilt Road, PA 201 quickly exits the city and heads northwest toward the borough of Vanderbilt. Immediately after entering Vanderbilt, PA 201 intersects the southern terminus of PA 819 and continues to the south and west through the borough, becoming Flatwoods Road to the west. In Perry Township, just south of Star Junction, PA 201 intersects PA 51 at a cloverleaf interchange. West of this point, PA 201 takes a more northerly route toward Fayette City.[1]

In Fayette City, PA 201 runs north as the one-way pair of Main and 2nd Streets, then heads north toward Lynnwood and Pricedale. In Pricedale, PA 201 becomes Rostraver Road and serves a shopping center before intersecting I-70 at exit 43. Now in Westmoreland County, PA 201 turns northeast toward West Newton. The route passes the Mon Valley Education Center of Westmoreland County Community College and Belle Vernon Area High School before intersecting PA 51 again at a partial interchange. The route continues for another couple miles before ending at an intersection with PA 136 less than a quarter of a mile west of West Newton.[1]

History

In 1928, Pennsylvania Route 71[2] was signed as the section from Interstate 70 South at the Donora/Monessen Interchange to the current northern terminus at Pennsylvania Route 136 in West Newton.[3][4][5] Also at that time, the stretch of road south of Interstate 70 was known as Pennsylvania Route 711. Then in 1964, the entire route got the numbering of Pennsylvania Route 201.

Major intersections

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Fayette Connellsville 0.0 0.0
US 119 / PA 711 / PA 711 Truck
Vanderbilt 3.6 5.8 PA 819 Southern terminus of PA 819
Perry Township 10.5 16.9 PA 51
Washington Township 16.6 26.7 PA 906 Southern terminus of PA 906
Westmoreland Rostraver Township 19.0 30.6 I-70 Exits 43A and 43B (I-70)
22.8 36.7 PA 51
25.2 40.6 PA 136 Northern terminus of PA 201
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Google Inc. "PA 201 Overview". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/DXVSG. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  2. ^ http://www.pahighways.com/state/PA51-100.html#PA71
  3. ^ ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1930fr.pdf
  4. ^ ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1940fr.pdf
  5. ^ ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1970fr.pdf
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