Pennsylvania Route 345
|Maintained by PennDOT and Warwick Township|
|Length:||13.436 mi (21.623 km)|
|South end:||PA 82 in West Nantmeal Township|
|PA 724 in Birdsboro|
|North end:||US 422 near Birdsboro|
Pennsylvania Route 345 (PA 345) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The route runs from Pennsylvania Route 82 in West Nantmeal Township, Chester County north to U.S. Route 422 near Birdsboro, Berks County.
PA 345 heads north from Pennsylvania Route 82 on Bulltown Road. It crosses over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) and enters East Nantmeal Township, where it intersects Pennsylvania Route 401. PA 345 continues into Warwick Township, where it crosses Pennsylvania Route 23 and the name changes to Pine Swamp Road. It then enters French Creek State Park and crosses into Union Township in Berks County. PA 345 passes by the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site and continues north and forms the eastern boundary of Birdsboro before intersecting PA 724, with which the route forms a concurrency. After PA 724 diverges, PA 345 is known as Furnace Street and Center Road as it travels north into the village of Baumstown and ends at an intersection with US 422.
In 2008, PA 345 was extended north along PA 724 and then along the former PA 82 to U.S. Route 422. At that time, PennDOT decommissioned PA 82 north of Elverson because of washed out roads between Elverson and Birdsboro.
|Chester||West Nantmeal Township||0.000||0.000||PA 82 (Manor Road)|
|East Nantmeal Township||1.759||2.831||PA 401 (Conestoga Road) – Elverson, Ludwigs Corner|
|Warwick Township||2.733||4.398||PA 23 (Ridge Road) – Elverson, Phoenixville|
|Berks||Birdsboro||11.616||18.694||PA 724 east (East Main Street) – Phoenixville||South end of PA 724 of concurrency|
|12.267||19.742||PA 724 west (West Main Street) – Shillington||North end of PA 724 of concurrency|
|Exeter Township||13.193||21.232||US 422 east (Benjamin Franklin Highway) – Pottstown|
|13.436||21.623||US 422 west (Benjamin Franklin Highway) – Mount Penn, Reading|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (December 31, 2012). "Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams" (2013 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
- Elimination of PA 82 north of PA 23 in Chester County and in Berks Co.