Pennsylvania Route 150

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PA Route 150 marker

PA Route 150
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 41.10 mi[1] (66.14 km)
Major junctions
South end: PA 26 in College Township
  I-99 / US 220 in Benner Township
PA 144 / PA 550 in Bellefonte

I-80 / US 220 Alt. in Boggs Township
PA 26 near Howard
PA 64 in Mill Hall
US 220 in Mill Hall
PA 120 in Lock Haven
North end: US 220 in Avis
Location
Counties: Centre, Clinton
Highway system
PA 149 PA 151

Pennsylvania Route 150 (PA 150) is a 41.10-mile-long (66.14 km) highway in Central Pennsylvania. Its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 220 in Avis, Pennsylvania. Its southern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 26 in Dale Summit, Pennsylvania near State College, at the location of the Nittany Mall.

Since the construction of Interstate 99 in the area north of State College, the major use the southernmost portion of PA 150 is to connect traffic from the expressway to downtown State College and Pennsylvania State University (via a section of PA 26).

The names of this road include Benner Pike, Main Street, Willowbank Street, Water Street, Bald Eagle Valley Road, High Street, Bellefonte Avenue, Church Street, and Woodward Avenue. The route is also concurrent with Pennsylvania Route 144 between Bellefonte and Milesburg.

The route was signed in 1928 and in 1930, the route was paved from Hublersburg to Howard.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

Centre County[edit]

PA 150 begins at an intersection with PA 26 in College Township, Centre County, heading northeast on Benner Pike, a five-lane road with a center left-turn lane. The route runs through shopping areas, passing to the west of Nittany Mall. Past the Shiloh Road intersection, the road becomes a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane, heading into farmland with some development and crossing into Benner Township. At this point, PA 150 runs through agricultural areas on the grounds of State Correctional Institution – Rockview and becomes a two-lane road. The route heads north and reaches an interchange with I-99/US 220 before leaving the state prison grounds and gaining a center left-turn lane again, heading past farmland before running near commercial establishments. The road curves to the north-northwest as it runs through a mix of farmland and woodland with some businesses, becoming a two-lane road again. PA 150 crosses into Spring Township and turns northeast, heading into residential areas, becoming Willowbank Street.[2][3]

PA 150 intersects PA 550, with that route forming a concurrency with PA 150, heading into Bellefonte. The road becomes South Water Street and passes residences and a few businesses, crossing a Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad line and curving to the north. PA 550 splits from PA 150 by heading east on West High Street, and PA 150 continues through more commercial areas along the east bank of Spring Creek on North Water Street. The route comes to an intersection with PA 144, where that route turns north to join PA 150, with the road heading north into areas of homes and businesses. PA 144/PA 150 enters Spring Township again and becomes Pleasantview Boulevard, heading into wooded areas with some commercial development, curving to the northeast before heading to the northwest. The road passes through a gap in forested Bald Eagle Mountain and crosses into Boggs Township, turning to the north again. PA 144/PA 150 heads into Milesburg and becomes Turnpike Street, passing homes. The two route turn northwest onto Mill Street and pass businesses, crossing Bald Eagle Creek. Past this, the road becomes a divided highway, soon widening to four lanes as it crosses over a Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad line and comes to an interchange with US 220 Alternate.[2][3]

At this point, PA 144 turns southwest to join US 220 Alternate and PA 150 turns northeast to join US 220 Alternate on Eagle Valley Road, a four-lane divided highway. The road crosses back into Boggs Township and runs through wooded areas to the north of the railroad line, coming to an interchange with I-80. At this interchange, US 220 Alternate heads east on I-80 and PA 150 continues northeast on North Eagle Valley Road, passing businesses and narrowing into a two-lane undivided road. The route heads into a mix of farmland and woodland with some homes, running to the northwest of Bald Eagle Creek. The road heads into Howard Township, where it heads into more forested areas and forms the northwestern boundary of Bald Eagle State Park. PA 150 comes to an intersection with the northern terminus of PA 26 and runs along the northwestern shore of Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir. The route enters Liberty Township and passes through more of the state park. After leaving the park boundaries, the road heads into agricultural areas and passes near the residential community of Blanchard.[2][3]

Clinton County[edit]

PA 150 crosses the Beech Creek into Beech Creek, Clinton County and heads east as Main Street, passing homes and a few businesses. The route enters Beech Creek Township and becomes Eagle Valley Road, running past more residences before turning northeast into agricultural areas with some woods and homes. The road continues into Bald Eagle Township and runs through more rural areas before passing a few areas of residential development. PA 150 curves to the east and crosses the Bald Eagle Creek, passing a mix of homes and businesses as it heads into Mill Hall. The road passes more commercial establishments, becoming the border between Bald Eagle Township to the north and Mill Hall to the south before intersecting the northern terminus of PA 64. At this point, the route becomes Hogan Boulevard, crossing Fishing Creek and fully entering Bald Eagle Township again. PA 150 widens into a four-lane divided highway and comes to an interchange with the US 220 freeway, heading into business areas. The road becomes a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane as it heads northeast past more commercial establishments.[2][4]

The route turns north and narrows to two lanes, crossing the Bald Eagle Creek and briefly running through Allison Township before heading into Flemington. At this point, PA 150 turns north-northeast and becomes High Street, a three-lane road with a center left-turn lane that is lined with several homes. The road heads into commercial areas and turns northeast onto Bellefonte Avenue, crossing into Lock Haven. The route continues into more residential areas before entering the commercial downtown of Lock Haven, where it narrows to two lanes and crosses a Norfolk Southern railroad line. PA 150 becomes a one-way pair that follows two-lane East Church Street northbound and two-lane East Main Street southbound, heading east through more of the downtown and intersecting PA 120. The one-way pair heads past homes, with northbound PA 150 heading north on North Washington Street to join southbound PA 150 on two-lane, two-way East Main Street. The route passes more residences before passing near William T. Piper Memorial Airport and turning northeast to cross the West Branch Susquehanna River into Woodward Township. At this point, the road becomes Woodward Avenue and passes homes and businesses in the community of Dunnstown. PA 150 curves to the east and passes more homes, crossing into Dunnstable Township, where it heads into wooded areas with a few residences. The road curves northeast and runs through a mix of farmland and woodland. Upon crossing into Pine Creek Township, the route enters more wooded areas and passes through the residential communities of Chatham and Charlton, turning to the east. PA 150 heads through more rural residential areas before turning south onto an unnamed road and ending at a diamond interchange with the US 220 freeway.[2][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Centre College Township 0.0 0.0 PA 26 (East College Avenue)
Benner Township 3.4 5.5 I-99 / US 220 I-99/US 220 exit 78
Bellefonte 5.9 9.5 PA 550 south (West Water Street) Southern terminus of concurrency.
6.4 10.3 PA 550 north (West High Street) Northern terminus of concurrency.
6.9 11.1 PA 144 south (West Linn Street) Southern terminus of concurrency.
Milesburg 9.4 15.1
US 220 Alt. south / PA 144 north (South Eagle Valley Road)
Western terminus of US 220 Alternate/PA 150 concurrency.
Northern terminus of PA 144/PA 150 concurrency. Interchange.
Boggs Township 10.3 16.6
I-80 / US 220 Alt. north
Eastern terminus of US 220 Alternate/PA 150 concurrency. I-80/US 220 Alt. exit 158
Howard Township 17.6 28.3 PA 26 south Northern terminus of PA 26.
Clinton Beech Creek 23.2 37.3 Water Street Former eastern terminus of PA 364
Mill Hall 29.6 47.6 PA 64 south (North Water Street) Northern terminus of PA 64.
29.9 48.1 US 220 US 220 exit 109
Lock Haven 32.6 52.5 PA 120 (North Jay Street)
Avis 40.1 64.5 US 220 (Appalachian Thruway) US 220 exit 118
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yahoo! Inc. "Overview map of Pennsylvania Route 150". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=m&lat=41.011806&lon=-77.568944&zoom=11&q1=PA%2026%20and%20PA%20150%20state%20college&w0=40.92596493951429%2C-77.78045654296875%3B41.083491767508214%2C-77.55111694335938%3B41.15074024464587%2C-77.40005493164062%3B41.15074024464587%2C-77.398681640625&q2=41.177107%2C-77.325099. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e Google, Inc. "overview of Pennsylvania Route 150". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Pennsylvania+26+%26+Pennsylvania+150,+College,+Centre,+Pennsylvania+16801&daddr=40.83567,-77.80134+to:40.84736,-77.79283+to:40.903158,-77.789351+to:40.9137381,-77.7817379+to:41.1520538,-77.3948759+to:41.1785314,-77.3469011+to:PA-150+N&hl=en&ll=41.006848,-77.56485&spn=0.488106,1.352692&sll=40.913334,-77.780199&sspn=0.007638,0.021136&geocode=FVwBbwIdNchc-ymhjDcxsqXOiTGyR4Yn4vQbTw%3BFVYabwIdhNhc-yktCx9fTaTOiTFdQQeuIMMTnw%3BFQBIbwIdwvlc-ymhERFS9aTOiTFIv-hdev0TIQ%3BFfYhcAIdWQdd-ykjG7IKCKPOiTFfW8Igj5BAqQ%3BFUpLcAIdFyVd-ykXMnMd_aLOiTF-KVnRXFXVGw%3BFTXucwIdRQxj-ymToXhUSffOiTEvLYg6hxDuog%3BFaNVdAIdq8dj-ymvPikBs_nOiTEhqCnleLzKpA%3BFUhLdAIdvSBk-w&mra=ls&via=1,2,3,4,5,6&t=h&z=10. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c PennDOT (2011). Centre County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/centre_GHSN.PDF. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  4. ^ a b PennDOT (2011). Clinton County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/clinton_GHSN.PDF. Retrieved July 9, 2011.

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