Pennsylvania Route 944

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PA Route 944 marker

PA Route 944
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 30.8 mi[1] (49.6 km)
Major junctions
West end: PA 233 in Lower Mifflin Township
  PA 74 in North Middleton Township
PA 34 in Middlesex Township
PA 114 in Silver Spring Township
I-81 in Hampden Township
East end: US 11 / US 15 in East Pennsboro Township
Location
Counties: Cumberland
Highway system
PA 943 PA 945

Pennsylvania Route 944 (PA 944) is a 31-mile-long (50 km) state highway located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at PA 233 in Lower Mifflin Township. The eastern terminus is at US 11/US 15 in East Pennsboro Township.

Route description[edit]

PA 944 begins at an intersection with PA 233 in Lower Mifflin Township, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Enola Road. The road heads through agricultural areas with some woods a short distance to the south of Blue Mountain, turning east and entering Upper Frankford Township. The route heads through more rural areas before coming to the residential community of Bloserville, where it turns north before curving back to the east. The road passes more farms before heading into Lower Frankford Township and running through a mix of woods and fields. Entering more agricultural areas, PA 944 curves northeast before heading east into North Middleton Township and intersecting PA 74. From this junction, the route continues east, heading through forests before passing more farms as it enters Middlesex Township. In this area, PA 944 comes to a junction with PA 34, at which point the route turns northeast to form a concurrency with that route on Spring Road, passing through the community of Carlisle Springs.[1][2]

PA 944 splits from PA 34 by heading east onto Wertzville Road, passing through more farmland with occasional homes. The road curves north and then east again as it runs through a mix of farms and woods with some homes, passing through Donnellytown. The route continues into Silver Spring Township and comes to an intersection with the western terminus of PA 114. From here, PA 944 heads into residential development, passing through Wertzville. The road heads through a mix of farms and development prior to entering Hampden Township. Here, the route passes through suburban residential subdivisions prior to widening into a four-lane divided highway and reaching an interchange with I-81. Following this, PA 944 narrows back into a two-lane undivided road and passes through woods before heading near more residential neighborhoods, crossing into East Pennsboro Township. In this area, the road passes more inhabited subdivisions along with some commercial development, running through West Enola. The route passes through woodland, coming into Enola where it turns south onto South Enola Drive, passing homes. PA 944 curves to the southeast and bears left onto State Street, reaching its eastern terminus at US 11/US 15 in West Fairview.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Lower Mifflin Township 0.0 0.0 PA 233 (Doubling Gap Road) – Newville, Landisburg, Roxbury
North Middleton Township PA 74 (Waggoners Gap Road) – Landisburg, Carlisle
Middlesex Township PA 34 south (Spring Road) – Carlisle West end of PA 34 overlap
PA 34 north (Spring Road) – New Bloomfield East end of PA 34 overlap
Silver Spring Township PA 114 east (Conodoguinet Parkway) to I-81 – Mechanicsburg
Hampden Township I-81 – Harrisburg, Carlisle I-81 exit 61
East Pennsboro Township 30.8 49.6 US 11 / US 15 (South Enola Road) – Harrisburg, Camp Hill No left turn from eastbound PA 944 to northbound US 11/US 15
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b c d Google (May 15, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 944" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2011.