Pennsylvania Route 162

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PA Route 162 marker

PA Route 162
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 10.144 mi[1] (16.325 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
West end: PA 82 / PA 842 in Unionville
East end:
US 322 Bus. in West Chester
Counties: Chester
Highway system
PA 161 PA 163

Pennsylvania Route 162 (PA 162) is a 10.1-mile-long (16.3 km) state highway in southeast Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at the Pennsylvania Route 82 / Pennsylvania Route 842 concurrency in Unionville, Chester County. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 322 Business in West Chester.

PA 162 is known as Embreeville Road from its western terminus to the village of Embreeville and Telegraph Road from Embreeville to an intersection with the Strasburg Road one mile (1.6 km) west of Marshallton. At this point, the route turns east, following the Strasburg Road to US 322 Business in West Chester.

Route description[edit]

PA 162 at the intersection with Stargazers Road, with the Harlan House in view

PA 162 begins at an intersection with PA 82/PA 842 in the community of Unionville in East Marlborough Township, heading north on two-lane undivided Embreeville Road. The road heads through a mix of farms and woods, crossing into Newlin Township. The route makes a sharp turn east and north again as it crosses the West Branch Brandywine Creek, which begins to run to the east of the route PA 162 enters Embreeville, where the road crosses an East Penn Railroad line and passes a few homes. Leaving Embreeville, the road heads into forested areas and makes a turn to the east, continuing to parallel the creek. As PA 162 moves away from the creek, it crosses into West Bradford Township and passes to the south of the closed Embreeville State Hospital before continuing past a mix of fields and woods. The route bears east onto Strasburg Road and passes woodland and homes. After entering East Bradford Township, PA 162 crosses the East Branch Brandywine Creek and heads into increasing areas of residential subdivisions. The road gains a center left-turn lane and enters commercial areas as it crosses into West Chester, coming to its eastern terminus at US 322 Business.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Chester County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
East Marlborough Township 0.000 0.000 PA 82 / PA 842 (Doe Run Road)
West Chester 10.144 16.325
US 322 Bus. (Hannum Avenue) – Downingtown, West Chester
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing