U.S. Route 220 in Pennsylvania

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 220 in Pennsylvania. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 220.

U.S. Route 220 marker

U.S. Route 220
Route of US 220 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 20
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 248 mi[1] (399 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 220 at Maryland border in Cumberland Valley Township
 

US 30 in Bedford
I-70 / I-76 / Penna Turnpike / I-99 in Bedford
US 22 near Hollidaysburg
US 322 in Port Matilda
US 322 in State College
I-80 / I-99 near Bellefonte
I-180 / US 15 in Williamsport
I-180 near Halls
US 6 in Towanda

I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway in South Waverly
North end: US 220 at New York border in South Waverly
Highway system

US 219 PA 221
PA 709 US 711 Pennsylvania 1926.svg PA 711
PA 827 PA-828.svg PA 829

U.S. Route 220 (US 220) is a U.S. Highway that runs from Rockingham, North Carolina north to Waverly, New York. In the state of Pennsylvania, the route runs 248 miles (399 km) from the Maryland border in Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County northeast to the New York border in South Waverly, Bradford County a short distance south of the national northern terminus in New York. Through the state, US 220 passes through the cities and towns of Bedford, Altoona, State College, Lock Haven, Williamsport, and Townada. US 220 is concurrent with the entire completed Pennsylvania segment of Interstate 99 (I-99) between I-70/I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) in Bedford and I-80 near Bellefonte. US 220 is also a freeway around Bedford, along the I-80 concurrency between Bellefonte and Mill Hall, between Mill Hall and Jersey Shore, from the western end of Williamsport to near Halls (where it is concurrent with I-180 east of downtown Williamsport), and near the New York border. The remainder of US 220 in Pennsylvania is mostly a two-lane surface road.

Route description[edit]

Maryland to Bedford[edit]

US 220 enters Pennsylvania from Maryland in Cumberland Valley Township, Bedford County to the north of Cumberland, Maryland. From the state line, the route heads northeast as a two-lane undivided road as it passes through a narrow agricultural valley surrounded by forested mountains. As the highway approraches Bedford, US 220 Business (US 220 Bus.) splits off to head into Bedford while US 220 bypasses the borough to the west. The bypass is initially two lanes, but widens into a four-lane freeway before it reaches an interchange with US 30 Bus. A short distance later, the route comes to a cloverleaf interchange with US 30, which bypasses downtown Bedford to the north as a freeway. The US 220 freeway continues north away from Bedford to a trumpet interchange that serves US 220 Bus. and also provides indirect access to I-70/I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike). It is at this interchange that I-99 begins and becomes concurrent with US 220.[1][2]

Bedford to Bellefonte[edit]

I-99/US 220 north near Bald Eagle, Pennsylvania in October 2011

I-99/US 220 continues north through farmland and continues to the next interchange near Cessna, which serves Pennsylvania Route 56 (PA 56) and the northern terminus of US 220 Bus. Farther north, the freeway comes to the PA 869 exit in Saint Clairsville. The highway continues through a mix of farms and forests, with a diamond interchange at Sarah Furnace Road that provides access to Blue Knob State Park. I-99/US 220 crosses into Blair County and comes to an interchange with the southern terminus of US 220 Bus. that serves the Altoona area. The freeway passes Claysburg and East Freedom before it reaches a trumpet interchange that provides access to PA 36 and PA 164 to the east. The highway bypasses Newry to the east prior to heading into more developed surroundings as it enters the Hollidaysburg area. Here, I-99/US 220 has an interchange that serves US 22 and PA 764. Past this interchange, the freeway curves east and heads into Altoona, where it comes to an interchange with US 220 Bus. in a commercial area near the Logan Valley Mall. The highway curves north again and comes to the Frankstown Road exit which provides access to PA 36 and Peoples Natural Gas Field, home of the Altoona Curve baseball team. I-99/US 220 continues along the eastern edge of Altoona and comes to the 17th Street exit which serves downtown Altoona. The road continues between development to the west and forested mountains to the east as it heads away from Altoona and reaches an interchange with the northern terminus of PA 764.[1][2]

I-99/US 220 continues northeast between a mountain to the east in an agricultural valley to the west, coming to an interchange with the southern terminus of PA 865 near Bellwood. Near Tipton, the freeway has a trumpet interchange with US 220 Bus. that provides access to DelGrosso's Amusement Park. The highway continues to Tyrone, where it crosses the Little Juniata River before an interchange with PA 453. Past Tyrone, I-99/US 220 passes through forested areas and reaches a diamond interchange that serves PA 350 and the northern terminus of US 220 Bus. near Bald Eagle. From here, the freeway continues into Centre County and runs through rural areas before turning north to bypass Port Matilda to the west. I-99/US 220 has an interchange with the southern terminus of US 220 Alternate (US 220 Alt.) before the two routes merge into the US 322 freeway and head east concurrent with US 322. The freeway heads northeast away from Port Matilda and continues through more forests. I-99/US 220/US 322 curves southeast and reaches an interchange with Gray's Woods Boulevard near Gray's Woods. A short distance later, US 322 Bus. splits off at a northbound exit and southbound entrance to head into State College. Immediately after this interchange, a southbound exit and northbound entrance serves Valley Vista Drive and provides access to US 322 Bus. from southbound I-99/US 220/westbound US 322. The freeway continues east into more developed areas with some woods and comes to a diamond interchange at Waddle Road that serves Toftrees. The highway passes to the north of the Pennsylvania State University campus before I-99/US 220 split from the US 322 freeway at an interchange that also has access to the university by way of East Park Avenue.[1][2]

Past US 322, I-99/US 220 continues northeast away from State College through a mix of farmland and woodland. An interchange serves Shiloh Road before the highway comes to the PA 150 exit near State Correctional Institution – Rockview. The freeway has a northbound exit and southbound entrance at Harrison Road before it merges with PA 26. From here, I-99 and US 220 continue north concurrent with PA 26 as the highway heads through farmland to the east of Bellefonte. An interchange at PA 550 provides access to Bellefonte. The highway curves to the northeast and narrows from a four-lane freeway to a two-lane road before reaching an interchange with I-80. At this interchange, I-99 ends, PA 26 continues to the northeast on the two-lane road. US 220 Alt. rejoins from the west along I-80, and US 220 heads east concurrent with I-80 on a four-lane freeway.[1][2]

Bellefonte to Williamsport[edit]

US 220 near I-80 exit 178 in Clinton County

I-80 and US 220 head northeast through a mix of woodland and farms, crossing into Clinton County. Here, the highway comes to a diamond interchange with PA 64. US 220 continues east along I-80 before it splits from the interstate at a diamond interchange. From here, US 220 heads northwest as a two-lane undivided surface road through farmland with some development. The route transitions into a four-lane freeway as it comes to an interchange with PA 64 and PA 477 to the south of Mill Hall. The freeway passes through forested mountains before bypassing Mill Hall to the east. US 220 curves east and has a trumpet interchange that serves PA 150. The highway turns northeast and crosses Bald Eagle Creek prior to a diamond interchange with the eastern terminus of PA 120 to the south of Lock Haven. US 220 continues east and crosses Bald Eagle Creek again before leaving the Lock Haven area and heading into rural surroundings. The route has an interchange with McElhattan Drive that serves McElhattan. The freeway passes through farmland and crosses the West Branch Susquehanna River before it comes to an interchange with the northern terminus of PA 150 near Avis. The US 220 freeway bypasses Avis to the southeast and continues to the PA 44 exit, at which point that route joins US 220.[1][2]

The freeway crosses Pine Creek into Lycoming County and heads to the north of Jersey Shore. An interchange at Thomas Street provides access to the borough. At the east end of Jersey Shore, PA 44 splits from the US 220 freeway to head south. US 220 continues east to the north of the West Branch Susquehanna River into rural areas. The freeway ends prior to an at-grade intersection with the southern terminus of PA 287, at which point US 220 continues east as a four-lane divided surface road. The median widens as the highway passes through Larrys Creek. The route continues east through farmland with some development, curving northeast before heading back to the east. US 220 becomes a freeway again as it approaches Williamsport, with the first exit being a northbound exit and southbound entrance at 4th Street. The highway heads into Williamsport and heads into industrial areas to the north of the river, with an interchange at Reach Road serving the Reach Road Industrial Park. The freeway passes over Lycoming Creek immediately before an interchange with the US 15 freeway.[1][2]

Williamsport to South Waverly[edit]

Looking west on I-180/US 15/US 220 from the Carl E. Stotz Memorial Little League Bridge in Williamsport

At this point, I-180 begins and US 220 continues east concurrent with I-180 and US 15. The highway continues alongside the West Branch Susquehanna River and has an interchange at Maynard Street that serves the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a northbound exit and southbound entrance at Hepburn Street. In downtown Williamsport, US 15 splits from I-180 and US 220 by heading southeast across the river into South Williamsport. I-180/US 220 continues northeast through more developed areas, with a southbound exit and northbound entrance at Basin Street. The freeway leaves the city limits and has an interchange with Northway Road in Faxon. The highway has an interchange with 3rd Street prior to crossing the Loyalsock Creek and heading to the north of Montoursville. In this area, I-180/US 220 comes to an interchange with the southern terminus of PA 87. On the eastern edge of Montoursville, an interchange is located at Fairfield Road. The freeway heads into a mix of farmland and woodland, reaching an interchange that serves the Lycoming Mall. At the next interchange, US 220 splits from I-180.[1][2]

Upon splitting from I-180, US 220 heads east as a two-lane undivided surface road through agricultural areas. The route reaches Hughesville, where it intersects the northern terminus of PA 405. At this point, US 220 turns north and continues to Picture Rocks. Here, the route has a junction with the eastern terminus of PA 864. Past Picture Rocks, the road winds northeast along the banks of Muncy Creek through forested areas. US 220 enters Sullivan County and intersects PA 42 in Beech Glen. The two routes run north together until Muncy Valley, where PA 42 splits to the northwest. US 220 continues northeast concurrent with PA 42 Truck through more forests to Laporte, where it has an intersection with the northern terminus of PA 42 and PA 42 Truck. A short distance north of Laporte, the route encounters the southern terminus of PA 154. The road passes through more rural areas before PA 87 joins in from the west prior to reaching Dushore. In Dushore, PA 87 splits to the east. US 220 heads north through a mix of fields and forests as it continues into Bradford County. The route passes through New Albany before continuing north through more forests. In Monroe, the road has an intersection with the eastern terminus of PA 414.[1][2]

US 220 heads northeast through more rural areas before bypassing Towanda to the west. The two-lane undivided bypass has an interchange at Patterson Boulevard that provides access to the borough. The route curves west then northwest as it comes to a diamond interchange with US 6. Past this, US 220 continues north as a two-lane undivided road through a mix of farmland and woodland along the west bank of the Susquehanna River, passing through Ulster and Milan. South of Athens, the route intersects the southern terminus of PA 199 before turning into a four-lane freeway. US 220 crosses the Chemung River and comes to a diamond interchange at West Pine Street that serves Athens. The highway continues between the river to the west and developed areas to the east before it reaches an interchange at Mile Lane Road that serves Sayre and South Waverly. The route enters South Waverly and comes to an interchange with I-86/NY 17, which is maintained by the state of New York despite being in Pennsylvania. Immediately after this interchange, US 220 crosses the New York border and ends a short distance later at Chemung Street in Waverly.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Bedford Cumberland Valley Township US 220 south – Cumberland Maryland state line
Bedford Township
US 220 Bus. north
South end of freeway
Bedford (US 30 Bus.)
US 30 – Everett, Greensburg
1 I-70 / I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Pittsburgh, Harrisburg
I-99 begins
Indirect connection via US 220 Business, south end of I-99 overlap
3 PA 56 (US 220 Bus. south) – Johnstown, Cessna
East St. Clair Township 7 PA 869 – St. Clairsville, Osterburg Low clearance at exit
King Township 10 Blue Knob State Park
Blair Greenfield Township 15 Claysburg, King (US 220 Bus. north)
Freedom Township 23 PA 36 / PA 164 to US 22 east – Roaring Spring, Portage, Hollidaysburg
Allegheny Township 28 US 22 / PA 764 – Ebensburg, Hollidaysburg
Logan Township 31 Plank Road (US 220 Bus.)
32 To PA 36 (Frankstown Road)
33 17th Street
Antis Township 39 PA 764 south – Pinecroft
41 PA 865 north – Bellwood
45 Tipton, Grazierville, DelGrosso's Amusement Park
Tyrone 48 PA 453 – Tyrone
Snyder Township 52 PA 350 (US 220 Bus. south) – Bald Eagle, Philipsburg
Centre Worth Township 61 Port Matilda (US 220 Alt. north)
62 US 322 west – Philipsburg South end of US 322 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance; northbound exit is via exit 61
Patton Township 68 Gray's Woods, Waddle
69
US 322 Bus. east (Atherton Street)
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
69 Valley Vista Drive – Park Forest Southbound exit and northbound entrance
71 Toftrees, Woodycrest
College Township 73 US 322 east – State College, Lewistown North end of US 322 overlap
74 Innovation Park, Penn State University Northbound exit is part of exit 73
Benner Township 76 Shiloh Road
78 PA 150 – Bellefonte Signed as 78A (south) and 78B (north)
Spring Township 80 Harrison Road Northbound exit and southbound entrance
81 PA 26 south to PA 64 – Pleasant Gap South end of PA 26 overlap
83 PA 550 – Bellefonte, Zion
North end of freeway
South end of freeway
I-80 west (US 220 Alt. south) – Dubois
PA 26 north – Howard
I-99 ends
I-80 exit 161, north end of I-99/PA 26 overlap, south end of I-80 overlap
Clinton Porter Township 173 PA 64 – Pleasant Gap, Mill Hall
Lamar Township I-80 east – Williamsport I-80 exit 178, north end of I-80 overlap
North end of freeway
South end of freeway
107 PA 477 – Salona
Bald Eagle Township 109 PA 150 – Mill Hall, Flemington
Castanea Township 111 PA 120 west – Lock Haven, Castanea
Wayne Township 116 McElhattan, Woolrich
Pine Creek Township 118 PA 150 south – Avis
120 PA 44 north – Pine Creek South end of PA 44 overlap
Lycoming Jersey Shore Thomas Street
Piatt Township PA 44 south (Main Street) North end of PA 44 overlap
North end of freeway
PA 287 north
Woodward Township South end of freeway
Fourth Street Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Williamsport Reach Road Industrial Park
29 US 15 north – Mansfield
I-180 begins
South end of I-180/US 15 overlap
28 Maynard Street Serves Pennsylvania College of Technology
27B Via Bella, Hepburn Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
27A US 15 south (Market Street) – Lewisburg Single-point urban interchange, north end of US 15 overlap
26 Via Bella, Basin Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Loyalsock 25 Commerce Park, Faxon
23B Warrensville, Montoursville Eastbound exit
23A East Third Street Eastbound exit and entrance; Serves Williamsport Regional Airport
23 East Third Street, Warrensville Westbound exit; Supplemental westbound entrance from Broad Street
Montoursville 21 PA 87 north (Loyalsock Avenue) PA 87 begins north, Loyalsock Avenue south
20 Fairfield Road
Muncy Township 17 Lycoming Mall Road
I-180 east – Milton I-180 exit 15, north end of I-180 overlap
North end of freeway
Hughesville PA 405 south (North Main Street) to PA 118 – Wilkes-Barre
Picture Rocks PA 864 west (Laurel Run Road) – Farragut
Sullivan Davidson Township PA 42 south – Bloomsburg South end of PA 42 overlap
PA 42 north – Eagles Mere North end of PA 42 overlap, south end of PA 42 Truck overlap
Laporte PA 42 south (Main Street) – Laporte, Eagles Mere North end of PA 42 Truck overlap
Laporte Township PA 154 north – Forksville, Canton
Cherry Township PA 87 south – Forksville South end of PA 87 overlap
Dushore PA 87 north (Main Street) to PA 487 – Mehoopany North end of PA 87 overlap
Bradford Monroe PA 414 west (Pennsylvania Avenue) – Canton
North Towanda Township Patterson Boulevard – Towanda Interchange
US 6 – Troy, Towanda Interchange
Athens Township PA 199 north – Athens
South end of freeway
Athens Athens
Athens Township Sayre, South Waverly
South Waverly North end of freeway
I-86 / NY 17 / Southern Tier Expressway – Elmira, Binghamton I-86/NY 17/Southern Tier Expy. exit 60
US 220 north – Waverly New York state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Google Inc. "US 220 in Pennsylvania". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://goo.gl/maps/1Dffw. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i ADC Map (2003). Pennsylvania State Road Atlas (Map).

External links[edit]


U.S. Route 220
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