Pennsylvania Route 181

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PA Route 181 marker

PA Route 181
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 9.09 mi[1] (14.63 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑83 Bus. / US 30 in North York
  I-83 / I‑83 Bus. in N. York
North end: PA 382 in York Haven
Counties: York
Highway system
PA 180 PA 182

Pennsylvania Route 181 (PA 181) is a 9-mile-long (14 km) north–south state route in south central Pennsylvania. Its northern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 382 in York Haven. Its southern terminus is at I-83 Business and U.S. Route 30 in North York.

Route description[edit]

PA 181 begins at an intersection with US 30 in Manchester Township, heading north concurrent with I-83 Business on North George Street, a four-lane divided highway. South of US 30, I-83 Business continues south toward North York. The road passes businesses before heading into residential areas. The highway passes more commercial establishments as it comes to an interchange with I-83. At this point, I-83 Business ends and PA 181 continues north, narrowing into a two-lane undivided road as it passes a mix of residences and businesses. The route passes through the community of Emigsville and comes to an intersection with PA 238, at which point the route runs a short distance to the west of a Norfolk Southern railroad line. Past this junction, the road enters more wooded surroundings and continues into East Manchester Township, where it becomes North George Street Extended. Here, PA 181 runs farther to the west of the railroad tracks and passes industrial and commercial establishments. The route enters Manchester and becomes Main Street as it is lined with homes.[2][3]

PA 181 forms a concurrency with PA 921 as the road passes residences and businesses in the center of town before PA 921 turns east onto Maple Street. After this, the route enters residential areas, crossing back into East Manchester Township and becoming North George Street Extended again. The road enters wooded areas of homes before it crosses the Conewago Creek into Newberry Township, where the road name becomes York Haven Road. The road passes more housing developments before entering a mix of farms and woods. PA 181 continues into York Haven and becomes Front Street as it passes more homes and comes to its northern terminus at an intersection with the eastern terminus of PA 382.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in York County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Manchester Township 0.0 0.0 I‑83 Bus. south (George Street) / US 30 (Arsenal Road) – York, Lancaster, Gettysburg South end of I-83 Business concurrency
0.6 1.0 I-83 / I‑83 Bus. ends – Harrisburg, Baltimore Exit 22 (I-83), north end of I-83 Business concurrency
2.8 4.5 PA 238 west (Church Road) to I-83 Eastern terminus of PA 238
Manchester 4.9 7.9 PA 921 west (Musser Street) South end of PA 921 concurrency
5.4 8.7 PA 921 east (Maple Street) North end of PA 921 concurrency
York Haven 9.1 14.6 PA 382 west (Landvale Street) – Newberrytown Eastern terminus of PA 382
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Google (April 12, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 181" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b York County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

  • Kitsko, Jeffrey J. (2011). "PA 181". Pennsylvania Highways. pp. 151–200. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  • Prince, Adam J. (2002). "PA 181". Retrieved December 5, 2011.