Pennsylvania Route 372
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length:||34.9 mi (56.2 km)|
|West end:||PA 74 in Lower Chanceford Township|
|East end:||PA 82 in Coatesville|
|Counties:||York, Lancaster, Chester|
Pennsylvania Route 372 (PA 372) is an east–west highway in York, Lancaster, and Chester counties. Its western terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 74 in Lower Chanceford Township north of Delta and west of Holtwood, and its eastern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 82 in Coatesville.
PA 372 heads to the northeast of Pennsylvania Route 74 on Holtwood Road. It then crosses the Susquehanna River on the Norman Wood Bridge just south of the Holtwood Dam into Martic Township in Lancaster County. It heads to the northeast and enters the northern part of Drumore Township, running just south of the border with Providence Township. The route intersects Pennsylvania Route 272 in the village of Buck, where it crosses into East Drumore Township and the name changes to Buck Road. PA 372 then heads east and enters the borough of Quarryville, where it becomes State Street. It overlaps U.S. Route 222 in the western part of town and intersects the northern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 472 in the eastern part of the town.
PA 372 then leaves Quarryville and enters Eden Township, where it becomes Valley Road. It continues into Bart Township, where it meets Pennsylvania Route 896. PA 372 then turns north for a concurrency with PA 896 on Georgetown Road. It splits from PA 896 in the village of Georgetown by heading east on Christiana Pike. It crosses into Sadsbury Township and then into the borough of Christiana, where it becomes Water Street. Within Christiana, PA 372 turns south onto South Bridge Street before turning east on Valley Avenue and crossing the East Branch of the Octoraro Creek into Chester County.
Pennsylvania Route 372 briefly passes through West Sadsbury Township before entering the borough of Atglen. In Atglen, PA 372 turns south onto Main Street before turning east on Lower Valley Road and intersecting Pennsylvania Route 41. It then re-enters West Sadsbury Township and proceeds east to the borough of Parkesburg. In Parkesburg, PA 372 turns north onto South Limestone Road and then bends east onto First Avenue. It intersects Pennsylvania Route 10 in the eastern part of the borough. PA 372 then leaves Parkesburg and heads east on Valley Road, passing through Sadsbury and Valley Townships. It then enters the city of Coatesville where it ends at an intersection with Pennsylvania Route 82 in the southwestern corner of the city.
Prior to 2007, the intersection of PA 372 and PA 272 in Buck was considered by the Intelligencer Journal to be one of the deadliest intersections in Lancaster County due to the number of fatal accidents that occurred there. In 2007, the highways' intersection was moved to a new signalized intersection just south of the original stop-controlled intersection. The project also involved widening existing roads to accommodate the new intersection and allowing only right turns at the original intersection.
|York||Lower Chanceford Township||0.0||0.0||PA 74 (Delta Road)|
|Norman Wood Bridge|
East Drumore Township
|9.6||15.4||PA 272 (Lancaster Pike)|
|Quarryville||13.5||21.7||US 222 north (West Fourth Street) – Lancaster||West end of US 222 concurrency|
|14.0||22.5||US 222 south (South Church Street) – Maryland||East end of US 222 concurrency|
|14.2||22.9||PA 472 south (South Lime Street)||Northern terminus of PA 472|
|Bart Township||19.4||31.2||PA 896 south (Georgetown Road)||West end of PA 896 concurrency|
|20.4||32.8||PA 896 north (Georgetown Road) – Strasburg, Lancaster||East end of PA 896 concurrency|
|Chester||Atglen||26.8||43.1||PA 41 (Gap Newport Pike) – Gap, Cochranville|
|Parkesburg||30.1||48.4||PA 10 (South Church Street) – Cochranville, Honey Brook|
|Coatesville||34.9||56.2||PA 82 (Strode Avenue)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pennsylvania Route 372.|
- Google Inc. "Pennsylvania Route 372". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=PA-372+E%2FHoltwood+Rd&daddr=39.8722441,-76.2259678+to:39.9429496,-76.0547964+to:Valley+Rd&hl=en&ll=39.875492,-76.081696&spn=0.431052,0.891953&sll=39.936856,-76.000328&sspn=0.107667,0.222988&geocode=FTo5XwIducpy-w%3BFfRmYAIdUeJ0-ylHUqlBNTLGiTGlf5KoaMbLiQ%3BFSV7YQId9H53-ylZKbelcUjGiTFCy-OLH-OUiA%3BFXAEYgId9u16-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=13&via=1,2&t=m&z=11. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- Lori Van Igen (September 27, 2007). "The Buck gets better". Intelligencer Journal. Retrieved May 31, 2013.