Pennsylvania Route 14

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PA Route 14 marker

PA Route 14
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 53.09 mi[3] (85.44 km)
Existed: 1927[1][2] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 15 in Trout Run
  PA 414 in Canton
US 6 in Troy
North end: NY 14 near Fassett
Location
Counties: Lycoming, Tioga, Bradford
Highway system
PA 13 US 15

Pennsylvania Route 14 (PA 14) is a Pennsylvania highway that runs for 52 miles (84 km). It runs from U.S. Route 15 in Trout Run, Pennsylvania to the New York-Pennsylvania border at Fassett, Pennsylvania, co-signed with U.S. Route 6 for a short distance in Troy. The highway continues in New York as New York State Route 14.

It once extended south all the way to the Maryland border, following Lycoming Creek Road, High Street, Hepburn Street, Market Street and East Third Street through the Williamsport area. It roughly followed the Susquehanna Trail to Northumberland, U.S. Route 11 to Shamokin Dam, US 15 to York Springs, and Pennsylvania Route 94 to Maryland.

Route description[edit]

PA 14 begins at US 15 in Trout Run in Lycoming County and heads northeast, paralleling Lycoming Creek.[4] It then turns more northerly at Bodines before crossing into Tioga County. It runs through Roaring Branch before entering Bradford County.

In Bradford County, PA 14 provides access to Grover, then forms a short concurrency with PA 414, splitting up in Canton. North of Canton, PA 14 passes through Alba before serving as the west terminus of PA 514 south of Troy. At Troy, PA 14 joins with US 6. PA 14 then splits off to the north to Columbia Cross Roads. PA 14 then runs through Snedekerville, Gillett, and Fassett before crossing the New York state line and becoming NY 14.

History[edit]

PA 14 was formed in 1927, stretching from the Maryland state line to the New York state line. When formed, it was concurrent with several U.S. Highways in the Williamsport area, including U.S. Routes 111, 120, and 220. From Harrisburg to York, it followed U.S. Route 15 and what is today Pennsylvania Route 94 via the Susquehanna Trail.[1][2] In 1930, the route was realigned onto what is now Pennsylvania Route 405 from Lewisburg to Muncy.[5][6]

By 1940, US 111 was redesignated as U.S. Route 15. As in previous years, PA 14 remained concurrent with the roadway now carrying US 15 to Northumberland. From Northumberland south to Duncannon, PA 14 was realigned onto the western bank of the Susquehanna River, creating an overlap with U.S. Route 11. At Duncannon, US 11 split from PA 14 and crossed the Susquehanna while PA 14 continued south along the riverbank to Lemoyne, a suburb of Harrisburg. Here, PA 14 joined US 11 on a brief overlap east across the Susquehanna into Harrisburg. At Front Street, US 11 turned north while PA 14 continued east on Market Street. PA 14 then turned right onto 4th Street, following the road out of Harrisburg to Paxtang, where PA 14 terminated at U.S. Route 322 and U.S. Route 422.[7][8]

In the 1950s, from Muncy to Clarks Ferry, PA 14 ran east of the Susquehanna River on what is now Interstate 180 and Pennsylvania Route 147; the US 15 designation was moved west to run concurrent with US 11. From Clarks Ferry to Harrisburg, PA 14 was concurrent with U.S. Routes 22, and 322. [9][10] By 1960, PA 14 was truncated to end at US 22 and US 322 in Clarks Ferry.[11]

By 1970, the Susquehanna Riverbank extension of PA 14 became Pennsylvania Route 147. PA 14 was truncated to terminate at U.S. Route 15 in Trout Run.[12]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Lycoming Lewis Township 0.00 0.00 US 15 Interchange, southern terminus
Tioga
No major junctions
Bradford Canton Township 23.87 38.42 PA 414 west South end of PA 414 concurrency
Canton 25.39 40.86 PA 414 east (Main Street) North end of PA 414 concurrency
Troy Township 33.14 53.33 PA 514 Western terminus of PA 514
Troy 36.05 58.02 US 6 west (Main Street) South end of US 6 concurrency
36.85 59.30 US 6 east (Roosevelt Highway) North end of US 6 concurrency
New York state line 53.09 85.44 NY 14 Northern terminus, continues as NY 14
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pennsylvania Department of Highways (April 1926). Tourist map of Pennsylvania (Map). http://www.mapsofpa.com/roadcart/pa26map.jpg. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  2. ^ a b Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1927). Pennsylvania Map (Map). http://www.mapsofpa.com/roadcart/1927_2043m.jpg. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  3. ^ a b DeLorme Street Atlas USA software, Toggle Measure Tool
  4. ^ American Automobile Association. New Jersey-Pennsylvania (Map) (2006 ed.).
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1930) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1930fr.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  6. ^ Langwith (1931). Pennsylvania Motor Trails Map (eastern half) (Map). http://www.mapsofpa.com/roadcart/1931parcom.jpg. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  7. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1940) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (front side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1940fr.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1940) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (back side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1940bk.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-06.
  9. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1950) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (front side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1950fr.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  10. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1950) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (back side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1950bk.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  11. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1960) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (front side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1960fr.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  12. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1970) (PDF). Pennsylvania state map (front side) (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1970fr.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-07.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing