Pennsylvania Route 174

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PA Route 174 marker

PA Route 174
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 28.0 mi[1] (45.1 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 11 / PA 533 in Shippensburg
  I-81 near Shippensburg
PA 233 in Penn Township
PA 465 in Dickinson Township
PA 34 near Mt. Holly Springs
PA 74 near Boiling Springs
East end: PA 641 in Monroe Township
Location
Counties: Cumberland
Highway system
PA 173 I-176

Pennsylvania Route 174 (PA 174) is a 28-mile-long (45 km) state highway located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at US 11 and PA 533 in Shippensburg. The eastern terminus is at PA 641 in Monroe Township.

Route description[edit]

PA 174 begins at an intersection with US 11 and PA 533 in Shippensburg, heading east on two-lane undivided Walnut Bottom Road. The road forms the border between Shippensburg to the south and Shippensburg Township to the north, passing through residential and commercial areas. The route fully enters Shippensburg Township and passes more businesses along with some fields, reaching an interchange with I-81. Past the I-81 interchange, PA 174 continues into Southampton Township and heads into agricultural areas with sparse homes, passing through the community of Lees Cross Roads. At this point, the route begins to run a short distance to the north of Norfolk Southern's Lurgan Branch. The road heads into South Newton Township and becomes West Main Street, turning northeast and passing rural areas of homes in the communities of New Lancaster and Brookside. In the residential community of Walnut Bottom, PA 174 becomes East Main Street. The road heads east into Penn Township and becomes Walnut Bottom Road again, heading farther north from the Lurgan Branch and running through a mix of farms and woods. The route continues through more open areas of agriculture as it passes through the communities of Hockersville and Centerville, reaching an intersection with PA 233 after the latter. PA 174 continues through more farmland with some homes, passing through Cumminstown before entering Dickinson Township and intersecting PA 465 in Mooredale.[1][2]

At this point, PA 465 continues along Walnut Bottom Road and PA 174 heads east along West Old York Road, passing through more agricultural areas. The route heads into South Middleton Township and crosses PA 34, becoming East Old York Road at that point. The road continues east and passes through the residential community of Boiling Springs on 1st Steeet. PA 174 crosses into Monroe Township and becomes Boiling Springs Road, passing through Allenberry. From here, the road turns northeast past more farms and crosses PA 74 before heading through Churchtown. PA 174 heads through more agricultural areas with some residences before coming to its eastern terminus at PA 641.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Shippensburg 0.0 0.0 US 11 / PA 533 (King Street) – Chambersburg, Harrisburg
Southampton Township I-81 – Carlisle, Chambersburg Exit 29 (I-81)
Penn Township PA 233 to I-81 – Newville, Pine Grove Furnace
Dickinson Township PA 465 north (Walnut Bottom Road) to I-81 Southern terminus of PA 465
Mount Holly Springs PA 34 (Holly Pike) – Carlisle, Mt. Holly Springs
Monroe Township PA 74 (York Road) – Carlisle, Williams Grove, Dillsburg
PA 641 (Trindle Road) – Carlisle, Mechanicsburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing