Pennsylvania Route 208
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length:||75 mi (121 km)|
|West end:||US 422 in Pulaski Township|
| I-376 near New Wilmington
I-79 near Grove City
I-80 near Emlenton
|East end:||PA 36 in Washington Township|
|Counties:||Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Clarion|
Pennsylvania Route 208 (PA 208) is located in Western Pennsylvania; its western terminus just west of the village of New Bedford in Lawrence County (11½ miles northwest of New Castle) at US 422 and the Ohio state line. It runs nearly 75 miles (121 km) to its eastern terminus in the village of Frills Corners in Clarion County (22 miles east of Oil City) at PA Route 36.
The route begins in Lawrence County where US Route 422 meets the Ohio state line; PA 208 heads east-northeastward to the village of New Bedford about a mile from the state line. The route junctions with the former PA Route 932 in the village and was the former alignment of US 422 from the state line to this point, where the old alignment turned southeast; PA 208 continues eastward here. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) later, it is joined by PA Route 551 and the concurrency turns northward for about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) before turning east again as it crosses the Shenango River and enters the village of Pulaski. The concurrency ends 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later, and PA 208 continues another 0.3 miles (0.48 km) to its interchange with I-376, and then continues another 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east, where it junctions with PA Route 18 about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of the borough of New Wilmington, which the route enters shortly thereafter. In the borough, PA Route 158 joins briefly, and then leaves the route at the northern terminus of PA Route 956. PA 208 leaves the borough and continues eastward about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the borough of Volant, where, at the east end of the borough, the route intersects with the northern terminus of PA Route 168 and turns northeast and crosses the county line 0.7 miles (1.1 km) later.
As PA 208 enters Mercer County, it turns east-northeast and meets US Route 19 at the village of Leesburg about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) later. The routes briefly overlap northward, and then PA 208 continues east-northeastward. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Leesburg, the route is joined by PA Route 258, and the concurrency then interchanges with I-79 (exit 113) immediately thereafter. The concurrency ends 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later at the village of London – prior to the interstate, this was a simple junction between Routes 208 and 258. PA 208 continues east-northeast about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the borough of Grove City, where it meets PA Route 58 and PA Route 173. This point is the westernt terminus of the PA 58/PA 173 concurrency, and the southern terminus of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency; also at this point, the north- and southbound lanes of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency are split on one-way streets through the downtown area of Grove City, heading northward for about 0.4 miles (0.64 km). Another 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later, the concurrency ends, and PA 208 continues eastward, leaves the borough, and meets the county line 4.5 miles (7.2 km) later.
PA 208 enters Venango County, and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later intersects with PA Route 8 in the borough of Barkeyville. The route continues eastward 3.1 miles (5.0 km) where it passes over I-80 before entering the borough of Clintonville 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later; here the route intersects with PA Route 308. About 7.6 miles (12.2 km) later, or 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of the borough of Emlenton, the route is joined by PA Route 38; this route, just south of this intersection, meets I-80 (exit 42). The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA Route 268 about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) later in the borough, and turns north to cross the Allegheny River. The concurrency turns east at the center of the town, then crosses into Clarion County 0.5 miles (0.80 km) later, winding northward, eastward, and finally east-northeastward, crossing back into Venango County again 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later. The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA Route 478 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later; just south of this intersection, Route 478 has a partial interchange with I-80 (exit 45) for traffic exiting or entering eastbound. The westbound interchange ramps are 0.3 eastward on the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency, which continues northeasterly to the county line 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later.
After crossing into Clarion County a second and final time, the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency continues north-northeastward 1.2 miles (1.9 km) before its northern terminus. PA 208 turns eastward and winds 7.3 miles (11.7 km) to the borough of Knox, where the route turns south and then east again, intersecting with PA Route 338 about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the center of the borough. Continuing east-northeast, the route travels 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to the borough of Shippenville, where it meets US Route 322. The two routes overlap for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) eastward, where PA 208 turns north, traveling 7.6 miles (12.2 km) to the village of Fryburg. Here, the route intersects with the eastern terminus of PA Route 157, and PA 208 turns northeastward for about 4 miles (6.4 km), then turns north again, where it terminates about 1-mile (1.6 km) later in the village of Frills Corners at PA Route 36.
|Lawrence||Pulaski Township||0.0||0.0||US 422|
|1.0||1.6||New Bedford – Sharon Road||Formerly PA 932|
|1.1||1.8||Marr Road||Former routing of US 422; former eastern terminus of PA 208|
|4.5||7.2||PA 551||Western terminus of concurrency.|
|5.3||8.5||PA 551||Eastern terminus of concurrency.|
|Wilmington Township||9.2||14.8||PA 18|
|New Wilmington||10.5||16.9||PA 158||Western terminus of concurrency.|
|10.6||17.1|| PA 158
|Eastern terminus of concurrency;
northern terminus of PA 956.
|Volant||14.8||23.8||PA 168||Northern terminus of PA 168;
former through alignment of PA 168.
|Mercer||Springfield Township||17.2||27.7||US 19||Southern terminus of concurrency;
former northern terminus of PA 168.
|17.3||27.8||US 19||Northern terminus of concurrency;
former through alignment of PA 208.
|20.8||33.5||PA 258||Northern terminus of concurrency.|
|20.9||33.6||I-79||Exit 113 (I-79).|
|20.8||33.5||PA 258||Southern terminus of concurrency;
former through alignment of PA 258.
|Grove City||24.7||39.8||PA 58 / PA 173||Eastern terminus of PA 58/PA 173 concurrency; southern terminus of PA 173/PA 208 concurrency.|
|25.6||41.2||PA 173||Northern terminus of concurrency.|
|Scrubgrass Township||44.6||71.8|| PA 38
|Southern terminus of PA 38/PA 208 concurrency;
Exit 42 (I-80) via PA 38.
|46.2||74.4||PA 268||Northern terminus of PA 268.|
|Richland Township||48.4||77.9|| PA 478
|Northern terminus of PA 478;
Exit 45 (I-80) eastbound exit/entrance ramps via PA 478.
|48.7||78.4||I-80||Exit 45 (I-80) westbound exit/entrance ramps.|
|Clarion||Salem Township||50.2||80.8||PA 38||Northern terminus of concurrency.|
|Knox||57.5||92.5||Main Street||Former routing of PA 338|
|Shippenville||61.8||99.5||US 322||Western terminus of concurrency.|
|62.0||99.8||US 322||Eastern terminus of concurrency.|
|Washington Township||69.6||112.0||PA 157||Eastern terminus of PA 157.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Westminster College, New Wilmington
- Grove City College, Grove City
- Historic Volant
- Grove City Factory Shops, near Grove City
- Wendall August Forge, Grove City
- 1926-1948 – segment from the Ohio state line to New Bedford was designated US 422.
- 1928 – signed PA 208 from Barkeyville to west of Emlenton.
- 1928-1929 – segment from Pulaski to New Wilmington was designated PA 218.
- 1932-1936 – segment from Volant to Leesburg was designated PA 956.
- 1936 – western terminus of PA 208 moved from Barkeyville to PA 158 via Leesburg Station Rd.
- 1936-1959 – segment from Volant to Leesburg was changed to PA 168.
- 1926-1948 – segment from the Ohio state line to Pulaski was designated PA 278.
- 1928-1959 – segment from Mariasville to Shippenville was designated PA 238.
- 1929-1959 – segment from Pulaski to Volant was designated PA 278.
- 1927-1968 – segment from Shippenville to Frills Cors was designated PA 66.
- 1959 – western terminus of PA 208 moved to its current location, and eastern terminus was moved from PA 38 west of Emlenton to Shippenville.
- 1968 – eastern terminus of PA 208 moved to its current location.