Pennsylvania Route 711

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PA Route 711 marker

PA Route 711
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 55 mi[1] (89 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 119 / PA 201 / PA 711 Truck in Connellsville
  PA 31 in Donegal
US 30 in Ligonier
North end: PA 403 in East Wheatfield Township
Location
Counties: Fayette, Westmoreland, Indiana
Highway system
US 711 PA 712

Pennsylvania Route 711 (PA 711) is a 55-mile-long (89 km), north–south state highway located in Fayette, Westmoreland and Indiana counties in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 119/PA 201 in Connellsville. The northern terminus is at PA 403 in East Wheatfield Township.

Route description[edit]

PA 711 goes by many names along its route. The names include Crawford Avenue, Snyder Street, Springfield Pike, Main Street, Ligonier Street, Stahlstown-Ligonier Road, Market Street, Market Street Extension, 13th Street, Second Street, Charles Road, and Indian Creek Valley Road.

Even though its signed north–south along its route, the route in Fayette County takes a more east–west direction, and most of the rest of the route in Westmoreland and Indiana counties goes more of a southwest-northeast direction.

Fayette County[edit]

The route begins at an intersection of US 119 and PA 201 in the western part of Connellsville. The route goes east from the town to PA 381 in the village of Normalville, and begins a concurrency that spans for a 8 miles (13 km) before the route enters Westmoreland County.

Westmoreland County[edit]

The route continues its concurrency with PA 381 for another 2 miles (3.2 km) until it splits at Jones Mills. As soon as the concurrency ends, the route has another short concurrency with PA 31 from Jones Mills to the town of Donegal. Continuing on PA 31 will take you to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, where the Donegal Exit (Exit 91) lies very close to PA 711 (Signage on the Turnpike shows this as a route to PA 711). After PA 711 itself passes over the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the route passes through Donegal, and heads northeast to the village of Stahlstown, where it has an intersection with PA 130. The route continues northeast to the town of Ligonier, where it intersects with US 30. After passing through town, the route continues northeast to PA 271 in the village of Oak Grove. The route heads north to the village of West Fairfield, where the route starts to parallel the Conemaugh River, and pass through the towns of New Florence and Seward. In the town of Seward, the route has a concurrency with PA 56, where it continues to Indiana County.

Indiana County[edit]

The route continues with PA 56 for a short distance to the village of Robindale Heights, where PA 56 splits from the route, and PA 711 heads east. It continues east to the village of Cramer, where the route terminates at PA 403.

History[edit]

PA 711 has a long history of changes and news along its route. The route was first signed in 1928,[2] but construction along the route did not get completed until the early 1930s. In the 1950s, the routes southern terminus was moved from Pleasant Grove to PA 71 at the intersection at I-70 in the town of Belle Vernon.[3] In the 1960s, the southern terminus was moved yet again to its current location.

Today, the road faces many issues, with many trucks using the route to access many companies for lumber, quarries, and argiculturial purposes, traffic around Ligonier, and many other issues. PennDOT has been in the works for years finding out a way to ease problems along the route.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[4] km Destinations Notes
Fayette Connellsville 0.0 0.0 No image wide.svgTruck plate.svg
US 119.svgPA-201.svgPA-711.svg US 119/Truck PA 711 at PA 201
Springfield Township 9.0 14.5 PA-381.svg PA 381 Southern terminus of concurrency
Westmoreland Donegal Township 18.6 29.9 PA-381.svg PA 381 Northern terminus of concurrency
18.6 29.9 PA-31.svg PA 31 Southern terminus of concurrency
Donegal 20.5 33.0 PA-31.svg PA 31 Northern terminus of concurrency
To I-70.svgI-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I 70/I 76 PA Turnpike
Donegal Township 24.9 40.1 PA-130.svg PA 130
Ligonier 33.2 53.4 US 30.svg US 30 (Lincoln Highway)
Ligonier Township 36.0 57.9 PA-271.svg PA 271 Southern terminus of PA 271
Seward 51.8 83.4 PA-56.svg PA 56 Southern terminus of concurrency
Indiana East Wheatfield Township 52.5 84.5 PA-56.svg PA 56 Northern terminus of concurrency
54.5 87.7 PA-403.svg PA 403 Northern terminus of PA 711
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 711 Truck[edit]


PA Route 711 Truck
Location: Connellsville
Length: 3 mi[1] (5 km)
Existed: 1975[citation needed]–present

Pennsylvania Route 711 Truck (PA 711 Truck) is a 3-mile-long (4.8 km) truck route located in Fayette County. The route begins at US 119, PA 201, and PA 711 west of Connellsville and follows US 119 around the northwestern edge of the city on Memorial Boulevard to Crawford Avenue Extension. Here, PA 711 Truck turns southward and follows the extension and Crawford Avenue back to PA 711 in the eastern portion of Connellsville.


See also[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]