Pennsylvania Route 837

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PA Route 837 marker

PA Route 837
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 40.3 mi[1] (64.9 km)
Major junctions
South end: PA 88 in Carroll Township
  I-376 in Pittsburgh
North end: US 19 / PA 51 / PA 60 in Pittsburgh
Location
Counties: Washington, Allegheny
Highway system
PA 836 PA 838

Pennsylvania Route 837 (PA 837) is a state route located in western Pennsylvania. The southern terminus of the route is at Pennsylvania Route 88 in the Carroll Township hamlet of Wickerham Manor. The northern terminus is at U.S. Route 19 and Pennsylvania Route 51 in downtown Pittsburgh at the junction of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The highway parallels the Monongahela River for all of its route with the exceptions of its extreme north and south ends. Popular amusement park Kennywood is located along this route.

Route description[edit]

Washington County[edit]

PA 837 begins at PA 88 in Carroll Township. It actually starts toward the east-southeast toward Donora. Before entering Donora, it turns to the north and passes the Monessen Bridge and becomes S. McKean Avenue. It leaves Donora as Meldon Avenue after passing the Donora-Webster Bridge at 10th Street.

After turning west, PA 837 enters Monongahela where it meets PA 88 again. It joins PA 88 for 2.5 miles (4.0 km) through Monongahela and New Eagle. After rounding another bend in the Monongahela River, PA 837 heads for West Elizabeth. Sixteen miles of PA 837 is in Washington County.[1]

Allegheny County[edit]

In West Elizabeth PA 837 is known as 5th Street (alternately, the Charles McDevitt Memorial Highway, after the former Mayor of that town) before it intersects PA 51 at the Elizabeth Bridge and turns back to the northwest toward Clairton. In Clairton, PA 837 is known as State St. and passes the Clairton Works, a large coke manufacturer. Paralleling the Monongahela River, winds through Dravosburg and Duquesne. Upon leaving Duquesne, Route 837 becomes Kennywood Blvd. as it passes Kennywood Park, a well-known amusement park in western Pennsylvania.

Shortly after passing Kennywood, PA 837 becomes 8th Avenue in Homestead. In Homestead, the highway passes The Waterfront, a large shopping center on the banks of the Monongahela. West of Homestead, PA 837 encounters a complex interchange with PA 885, Baldwin Rd., and Glass Run Rd.

PA 837 becomes E. Carson St. in the South Side Flats neighborhood of Pittsburgh. E. Carson St. is the main road of a major business district in the South Side. Carson St. then passes Station Square before travelling under the Fort Pitt Bridge and ending at the West End Circle.

PA 837 spends almost 25 miles (40 km) in Allegheny County. It is the south end of five bridges in Pittsburgh and passes under two others.[1]

Allegheny County Belt routes[edit]

Two of Allegheny County's colored belt routes align PA 837...

  • Blue Belt (3.5 miles) from Becks Run Rd. in Baldwin to Homestead Grays Bridge in Homestead
  • Green Belt (4 miles) from Rankin Bridge in Whitaker to McKeesport/Duquesne Bridge in Duquesne

A portion of the Orange Belt that was decommissioned in the 1970s also ran along PA 837 for 2.5 miles from the Regis Malady Bridge in Elizabeth to Finleyville-Elrama Rd. in Elrama

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Washington Carroll Township 0.0 0.0 PA 88 (Country Club Road) to Toll PA 43 – Charleroi
Monongahela 8.5 13.7 PA 88 south / PA 136 east Southern terminus of PA 88 / PA 136 concurrency
8.7 14.0 PA 481 south (Park Avenue) / First Street Northern terminus of PA 481
9.7 15.6 PA 136 west (Dry Run Road) to Toll PA 43 – Eighty Four Northern terminus of PA 136 concurrency
New Eagle 10.9 17.5 PA 88 north (Union Street) – Finleyville Northern terminus of PA 88 concurrency
Allegheny West Elizabeth 17.8 28.6 PA 51 / Orange Belt – Pittsburgh, Elizabeth Interchange
Clairton 20.8 33.5 PA 885 north (Walnut Avenue) Southern terminus of PA 885
Duquesne 26.4 42.5 Green Belt (McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge) to PA 148 – McKeesport Interchange
Homestead 32.1 51.7 Blue Belt (Homestead Grays Bridge) / West Street Southeast end of bridge
Pittsburgh 33.6 54.1 PA 885 (Glenwood Bridge) Interchange
36.6 58.9 Hot Metal Street
37.1 59.7 Birmingham Bridge South end of Birmingham Bridge
37.9 61.0 S. Tenth Street South end of South Tenth Street Bridge
38.8 62.4 Smithfield Street Bridge South end of Smithfield Street Bridge
39.8 64.1 I-376 east / US 22 east / US 30 east (Penn-Lincoln Parkway/Fort Pitt Bridge) to I-279 north Exit 69C (I-376); access only from PA 837 south to I-376 east / I-376 west to PA 837 north
40.3 64.9 US 19 / PA 51 / PA 60 north (West End Bridge) – McKees Rocks, West End, Clairton, Airport Southern terminus of PA 60 at West End Circle at south end of the West End Bridge
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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