Pennsylvania Route 997

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PA Route 997 marker

PA Route 997
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 49 mi (79 km)
Existed: 1928[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: MD Route 64.svg MD 64 south of Waynesboro
  PA 16 / PA 316 in Waynesboro
PA 233 in Mont Alto
US 30.svg US 30 in Greenwood
I-81 / PA 696 near Chambersburg
No image wide.svgTruck plate.svg
US 11.svgPA-997.svg US 11/PA 997 Truck near Chambersburg
PA 433 near Chambersburg
PA 533 in Pleasant Hall
PA 641 in Roxbury
I-76.svgPennsylvania Turnpike logo.svg I-76/PA Tpk. near Roxbury
North end: PA-233.svg PA 233 in McCrea
Location
Counties: Franklin, Cumberland
Highway system
PA 996 PA 998

Pennsylvania Route 997 (PA 997) is a 49-mile (79 km) route in Franklin and Cumberland Counties. The route begins at the Maryland state line south of Waynesboro and ends at Pennsylvania Route 233 in McCrea. The route was originally signed in 1928 from Waynesboro to Pennsylvania Route 433. Both termini, however, have been adjusted northward and southward. The route is concurrent with two state routes, 16 and 641, and one U.S. Route, Route 30. The route was assigned in 1928 up to U.S. Route 30 in Greenwood. The route was extended several times and has been on its current alignment since 1977.

Route description[edit]

PA 997 begins at the Maryland state line south of the town of Waynesboro.[2] The route heads northward, crossing East Branch and entering Waynesboro. There, PA 997 becomes concurrent with Pennsylvania Route 16. At the point where PA 997 turns to the north, Route 316 intersects with PA 997. From here, PA 997 heads northward, leaving Waynesboro and Route 16 behind. The highway intersects with and enters Quincy. The highway leaves Quincy and continues northward towards Caledonia.[2]

Concurrency of PA 997 and PA 641 in Roxbury

PA 997 parallels Route 316 and enters the town of Mont Alto, where it intersects with the western terminus of Pennsylvania Route 233.[2] After crossing through Mont Alto and nearby Pond Bank, PA 997 intersects with U.S. Route 30 in Fayetteville. The two routes are concurrent for a short distance in the town of Greenwood. PA 997 heads to the northwest and intersects with Pennsylvania Route 696, which parallels Interstate 81. PA 997 interchanges at Exit 20 of Interstate 81 soon after. The highway enters Scotland and leaves without intersecting with any state highways.[2]

Soon afterwards, U.S. Route 11 intersects in the Greene Township village of Greenvillage.[2] PA 997 continues to the northwest, intersecting with PA 533 and PA 641 (in Roxbury) before interchanging with Interstate 76 in Newburg at Exit 201. The route continues, now to the northeast, and passes Green Spring, a hunting region. PA 997 comes to an end at Pennsylvania Route 233 in McCrea, a route it previously intersected in Mont Alto.[2]

History[edit]

PA 997 was signed in 1928 from Waynesboro to US 30 in Fayetteville.[3] The southern terminus was changed to the state line in 1936 and the northern terminus was changed from Fayetteville to Greenvillage.[4] In 1941, PA 997 was shifted off the present PA 316 alignment to its current alignment.[5] Twenty-three years later, the northern terminus was shifted northward from Greenvillage to its current end in McCrea. In 1977, PA 997 was swapped off its alignment on Mont Alto Road, Main Street and Mount Pleasant Road onto its current route.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[7] km Destinations Notes
Franklin Maryland state line 0.0 0.0 MD 64 west (Smithsburg Pike) Southern terminus, continues as MD 64
Waynesboro 2.7 4.3 PA 16 east (Main Street) – Emmitsburg, MD South end of PA 16 concurrency
2.8 4.5 PA 16 west (Main Street) – Greencastle North end of PA 16 concurrency
Mont Alto 9.5 15.3 PA 233 north (Park Street) Southern terminus of PA 233
Greene Township 14.4 23.2 US 30 west (Lincoln Way) – Chambersburg South end of US 30 concurrency
14.5 23.3 US 30 east (Lincoln Way) – Gettysburg, Caledonia State Park North end of US 30 concurrency
19.6 31.5 PA 696 north (Olde Scotland Way) Southern terminus of PA 696
19.7 31.7 I-81 – Chambersburg, Carlisle Exit 20 (I-81)
22.6 36.4
US 11 / PA 997 Truck north (Molly Pitcher Highway) – Chambersburg, Shippensburg
Southern terminus of Culbertson Truck Route
23.9 38.5
PA 433 / PA 997 Truck south (Sunset Pike, Rowe Run Road) – Chambersburg, Orrstown
Northern terminus of Culbertson Truck Route
Letterkenny Township 27.8 44.7 PA 533 (Orrstown Road) – Upper Strasburg, Orrstown, Shippensburg
Lurgan Township 27.8 44.7 PA 433 south (Tanyard Hill Road) – Orrstown, Shippensburg Northern terminus of PA 433
32.5 52.3 PA 641 west (Newburg Road) – Spring Run South end of PA 641 concurrency
32.7 52.6 PA 641 east (Newburg Road) – Newburg North end of PA 641 concurrency
Cumberland Newburg 36.7 59.1 I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Pittsburgh, Harrisburg Exit 201 (I-76) Blue Mountain, Via access road
38.2 61.5 PA 696 south – Newburg, Shippensburg Northern terminus of PA 696
Upper Mifflin Township 49.0 78.9 PA 233 – Landisburg, Newville, Enola Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 997 Truck[edit]


PA Route 997 Truck
Location: Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 997 Truck is a 3-mile truck route in rural Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It was signed in 1980 along U.S. Route 11 and Pennsylvania Route 433. The route ends at 433 and 997 in Letterkenney Township.

See also[edit]

Former alignments[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Jeff Kitsko (2008). "Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 997". PA Highways. Retrieved 2008-10-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (2006). Pennsylvania - Official State Map (Map).
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1928). Map Showing Pennsylvania State Highways (Map).
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Scenic and Historic Commission (1936). Carefree Holidays About You in Pennsylvania (Map).
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Highways (1940). Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (Map). ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1940fr.pdf. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  6. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (1977). Pennsylvania: Official Transportation Map (Map).
  7. ^ Google, Inc. "overview map of PA 997". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1T4ADBF_enUS232US232&q=from:+PA-997+%4039.720403,+-77.567429+to:+Walnut+St+%4039.754462,+-77.575687+to:Lincoln+Hwy/Lincoln+Way+E+%4039.906080,+-77.518600+to:Enola+Rd/PA-997+%4040.157697,+-77.584405+to:PA-997/Roxbury+Rd+%4040.238950,+-77.444030&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl. Retrieved 2008-02-20.