Pennsylvania Route 981

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PA Route 981 marker

PA Route 981
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 50.483 mi[1] (81.245 km)
Major junctions
South end: PA 51 at Rostraver Township
  US 30 near Lawson Heights
US 22 / US 119 near New Alexandria
North end: PA 819 near Salina
Location
Counties: Westmoreland
Highway system
PA 980 PA 982

Pennsylvania Route 981 (PA 981) is a state highway which runs 50.4 miles (81.1 km) across Westmoreland County, in southwestern Pennsylvania. The highway begins at Pennsylvania Route 51 in Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania, and runs northward across Westmoreland County, passing through the towns of Mount Pleasant, Latrobe, and New Alexandria before ending at Pennsylvania Route 819 in Salina.[2]

Route description[edit]

PA 981 begins at Pennsylvania Route 51 in Rostraver Township. From Rostraver, the route runs eastward to Mount Pleasant, where it meets Pennsylvania Route 31. PA 981 then turns northward, meeting U.S. 30 outside Latrobe, near the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. The route then continues northward through Latrobe, passing by Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. Continuing northward, PA 981 meets U.S. 119 and U.S. 22 at New Alexandria. The route then ends at Pennsylvania Route 819 near Salina.

History[edit]

PA 981 previously ended at Pennsylvania Route 156, but was extended in 1998 to its current terminus at Pennsylvania Route 819.[3]

Future[edit]

PennDOT began construction in 2006 to improve the intersection between PA 981 and U.S. 30 near Latrobe.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Westmoreland County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Rostraver Township 0.000 0.000 PA 51 – Uniontown, Pittsburgh
Youghiogheny River 1.594–
1.656
2.565–
2.665
Smithton Low-Level Bridge
Mount Pleasant 13.819 22.240 PA 31 west (West Main Street) / Braddock Road Southern end of PA 31 concurrency
14.187 22.832 PA 31 east (West Main Street) / South Church Street Northern end of PA 31 concurrency
Mount Pleasant Township 15.356 24.713 PA 819
Unity Township 23.061 37.113 PA 130 west (Main Street) / Marguerite Road Southern end of PA 130 concurrency
23.540 37.884 PA 130 east – Lycippus Northern end of PA 130 concurrency
28.273 45.501 US 30 (Lincoln Highway) – Greensburg, Ligonier
Derry Township 38.169 61.427 US 22 / US 119 (William Penn Highway)
Loyalhanna Township 45.892 73.856 PA 286 east (Washington Street) – Saltsburg Southern end of PA 286 concurrency
46.090 74.175 PA 286 west (Waukeena Road) Northern end of PA 286 concurrency
Bell Township 48.594 78.204 PA 156 north / Nelson Road – Avonmore Southern terminus of PA 156
50.483 81.245 PA 819 – Slickville, Apollo
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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