U.S. Route 322 in Pennsylvania

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U.S. Route 322 marker

U.S. Route 322

Route highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 370 mi[1] (595 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 322 at Ohio border in West Shenango Township
  I-79 in Meadville
I-80 in Clarion Township
I-99 / US 220 in State College
US 22 / US 522 in Lewistown
US 11 / US 15 in Duncannon
I-81 in Harrisburg
I-83 in Harrisburg
US 30 in Downingtown
US 1 in Concordville
I-95 in Chester
East end: US 322 at the Commodore Barry Bridge at New Jersey border in Chester
Highway system
PA 321 PA 324

U.S. Route 322 (US 322) is a U.S. highway running from Cleveland, Ohio east to Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, the route runs from the Ohio border in West Shenango Township southeast to the Commodore Barry Bridge over the Delaware River in Chester, at which point the route crosses into New Jersey. The route passes near several cities, including DuBois, State College, and Harrisburg.

Route description[edit]

In Pennsylvania, US 322 is signed as 28th Division Highway, in honor of the 28th Infantry Division.[2] The route enters Pennsylvania taking a northeasternly course. In Meadville, US 322 overlaps U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 19. Southeast of Meadville, the highway runs generally southeast through Crawford, Venango and Clarion Counties. Once leaving Clarion borough, US 322 interchanges I-80, at exit 70. From I-80, it continues on a solid east–west routing crossing Jefferson County. The route overlaps U.S. Route 219 near the northern terminus of U.S. Route 119, south of Du Bois. East of US 219, the route takes a southward turn to traverse Moshannon State Forest, before taking an east–west alignment. From Clearfield to U.S. Route 220, the highway runs southeast and is partly divided.[2]

US 322 near State College. The blank spots have since been replaced with I-99 shields.

In the State College area, the current alignment of US 322 overlaps Interstate 99 and US 220 for 12 miles (19 km)[3] Northeast of Port Matilda, Interstate 99, US 220, and US 322 depart the Appalachian Thruway via an interchange and proceed east on the 28th Division Highway while the Thruway continues to the northeast as US 220 Alternate.[4]

West of State College, the 28th Division Highway becomes the Mount Nittany Expressway after intersecting with Scotia Road and North Atherton Street (Business US 322, which goes through downtown State College). The I-99/US 220/US 322 overlap ends at a complex interchange north of downtown State College.[2][5]

A view from US 322 outside Spring Mills

East of the overlap, US 322 continues southeastward through State College and its immediate suburbs on the Mount Nittany Expressway. After three exits, US 322 reverts to an at-grade highway two miles east of State College in Boalsburg, merging with US 322 Business and proceeding eastward along Boal Avenue as the route exits the State College area. Between Boalsburg and Lewistown, the highway traverses Tussey Mountain and Stone Mountain, in the Rothrock State Forest, as it turns to the south.[6][7]

Between Potters Mills and Lewistown, US 322 is a limited-access road. Near Lewistown, it briefly overlaps U.S. Route 522 and begins a long overlap with US 22. South of Lewistown, US 22/US 322 enters the Lewistown Narrows, an 8-mile (13 km) stretch of road through the Juniata River water gap in Shade Mountain. Construction to convert this section of the highway from a two-lane highway to a divided, limited-access four-lane highway was completed in December 2007,[8] and it includes building the longest mechanically stabilized earth wall in the U.S.[9] The highway exits the narrows in Arch Rock, traverses Juniata County and Perry County, and crosses the Tuscarora Mountain through a water gap on a southeastward course along the banks of the Juniata River. After crossing the Susquehanna at Clarks Ferry (coinciding with the Appalachian Trail), the freeway runs south and parallels the river for 15 miles (24 km) before entering the Harrisburg Area.[10][11]

North of downtown Harrisburg, the US 22/322 overlap interchanges with Interstate 81 at exit 67. While US 22 continues through the interchange and heads into downtown, US 322 departs US 22 and joins I-81 northbound. I-81 and US 322 remain concurrent for three miles (5 km) to exit 70, where US 322 exits, following Interstate 83, which has its northern terminus at the interchange, south through the innermost suburbs of Harrisburg.[12][13] After two exits, US 322 departs I-83 at the Eisenhower Interchange (exit 47), following Paxton Street east, returning to an at-grade roadway after one exit, toward Hummelstown.[2][14] West of that borough, US 322 becomes a freeway once again, becoming the Hummelstown Bypass after crossing Fiddlers Elbow Road. The route runs south of Hummelstown, interchanging with two local roads before meeting the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 39 and the western terminus of U.S. Route 422 at an interchange midway between Hummelstown and Hershey.[15]

US 322 approaching Hickory Lane in Hinkletown, Lancaster County.

As the freeway ends (road continues ahead as US 422), US 322 exits and heads east on the at-grade West Governor Road as it passes south of Hershey. East of the Hershey area, the route runs eastward via the scenic Horseshoe Pike traversing Lebanon County. The Horseshoe Pike portion ends west of Cornwall, where US 322 bypasses the town.[16] East of the bypass, the route becomes grade-leveled again, enters Lancaster County and passes over the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76). This stretch runs eastward, again known as the 28th Division Highway. East of Ephrata, US 322 interchanges U.S. Route 222 and continues southeastward through the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, intersecting PA 23 in Blue Ball, and then reverts to the name Horseshoe Pike before crossing PA 10 in Honey Brook after entering Chester County. In Downingtown, US 322 interchanges US 30.[17] After passing under US 30 it continues into Downingtown as Manor Ave before intersecting US 30 Business/Lancaster Ave. The route turns left at the intersection and runs concurrent US 30 Business for a block while crossing the Brandywine Creek. The route then turns right at the next intersection onto Brandywine Ave as it exits the borough and becomes Downingtown Pike.

Where the highway approaches the West Chester Area, it bypasses the borough via West Chester Bypass. At the end of the at-grade bypass, the eastbound lane of US 322 merges onto U.S. Route 202 southbound to begin an overlap. After three exits, the US 202/US 322 overlap becomes grade leveled running north–south.[18] South of West Chester, the overlap is a major divided highway in Chester County and then entering Delaware County. In Concord Township, US 322 turns east onto U.S. Route 1 and leaves U.S. Route 202 at Painters' Crossroad. One mile conjoined with US 1 east of US 202, US 322 leaves US 1 via a turn southeastward to become the Conchester Highway. Approaching Chester, the route has three exits (one with PA 452, Bethel Road at the CSX rail line, and Highland Avenue) before beginning an overlap with Interstate 95, at exit 3A. The overlap with I-95 is a brief one, where US 322 leaves I-95, at exit 4, and crosses the Delaware River to enter New Jersey via the Commodore Barry Bridge.[19]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile
[citation needed]
km Destinations Notes
Crawford West Shenango Township 0.0 0.0 US 322 Ohio state line
Mercer Jamestown 5.3 8.5 PA 58 west (Jamestown-Kinsman Road) West end of PA 58 concurrency
5.6 9.0 PA 58 east (Liberty Street) East end of PA 58 concurrency
Crawford Hartstown 12.0 19.3 PA 18 south (Main Street) West end of PA 18 concurrency
Conneaut Lake 17.3 27.8 US 6 west / PA 285 west (Water Street) West end of US 6/PA 285 concurrency
17.4 28.0 PA 285 east (3rd Street) East end of PA 285 concurrency
18.3 29.5 PA 18 north East end of PA 18 concurrency
Meadville 22.9 36.9 US 19 south (Perry Highway) / PA 98 West end of US 19 concurrency, southern terminus of PA 98
24.1 38.8 I-79 Interchange
24.7 39.8 PA 102 (Pennsylvania Avenue) Southern terminus of PA 102
25.8 41.5 US 6 east / US 19 north East end of US 6/19 concurrency
Cochranton 36.1 58.1 PA 173
Venango Franklin 46.2 74.4 PA 427 Southern terminus of PA 427
51.8 83.4 PA 417 Southern terminus of PA 417
52.3 84.2 US 62 south / PA 8 south (Liberty Street) West end of US 62/PA 8 concurrency
52.7 84.8 US 62 north / PA 8 north East end of US 62/PA 8 concurrency
Cranberry 60.0 96.6 PA 257 Southern terminus of PA 257
Nickleville 65.3 105.1 PA 38 Northern terminus of PA 38
Clarion Kossuth 68.9 110.9 PA 338 Northern terminus of PA 338
Shippenville 75.3 121.2 PA 208 west (Railroad Street) West end of PA 208 concurrency
75.5 121.5 PA 208 east (School Street) East end of PA 208 concurrency
77.3 124.4 PA 66 south West end of PA 66 concurrency
77.4 124.6 PA 66 north East end of PA 66 concurrency
Clarion 80.5 129.6 PA 68 (5th Avenue) Eastern terminus of PA 68
Clarion Township 88.4 142.3 I-80 Interchange
Jefferson Corsica 90.7 146.0 PA 949 (Olean Road) Southern terminus of PA 949
Brookville 96.3 155.0 PA 28 south / PA 36 north (Allegheny Boulevard) West end of PA 28/36 concurrency
97.1 156.3 PA 36 south (White Street) East end of PA 36 concurrency
98.3 158.2 PA 28 north East end of PA 28 concurrency
Reynoldsville 109.0 175.4 PA 950 (Broadway Street) Southern terminus of PA 950
109.5 176.2 PA 310 (5th Street) Northern terminus of PA 310
Clearfield DuBois 115.5 185.9 US 119 (Buffalo Pittsburgh Highway)
117.0 188.3 US 219 north West end of US 219 concurrency
Luthersburg 119.8 192.8 PA 410 Eastern terminus of PA 410
119.9 193.0 US 219 south East end of US 219 concurrency
Clearfield 130.6 210.2 PA 153 north West end of PA 153 concurrency
136.7 220.0 PA 153 south (2nd Street) / PA 879 west East end of PA 153/879 concurrency
138.2 222.4 PA 879 (Clearfield Shawville Highway)
Woodland 142.8 229.8 PA 970
Pleasant Hill 153.0 246.2 PA 53 north West end of PA 53 concurrency
Centre Philipsburg 153.2 246.6 PA 53 south (North Centre Street) East end of PA 53 concurrency
154.2 248.2 PA 504 (Presque Isle Street)
Port Matilda West end of freeway
165.4 266.2 I-99 / US 220 south – Altoona West end of I-99/US 220 concurrency; I-99 exit 62
State College 171.4 275.8 Grey's Woods, Waddle I-99 exit 68
172.2 277.1
US 322 Bus. east (Atherton Street)
Eastbound exit, westbound entrance; I-99 exit 69
172.4 277.5 Valley View Drive - Park Forest Westbound exit, eastbound entrance; I-99 exit 69
173.2 278.7 Toftrees, Woodycrest I-99 exit 71
175.8 282.9 I-99 / US 220 north to I-80 – Bellefonte East end of I-99/US 220 concurrency; I-99 exit 73
176.1 283.4 Innovation Park, Penn State University
177.4 285.5 PA 26 (College Avenue) – State College, Bellefonte
180.0 289.7 PA 45 (Earlystown Road) – Oak Hall, Boalsburg, Lemont, Old Fort
181.2 291.6
US 322 Bus. (Atherton Street) to PA 45 – Boalsburg
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
East end of freeway
Potters Mills 189.7 305.3 PA 144 Southern terminus PA 144
Mifflin Armagh Township West end of freeway
198.4 319.3 Milroy
Reedsville 200.9 323.3 PA 655 – Reedsville Northern terminus PA 655
Burnham 204.2 328.6 Yeagertown, Burnham
Lewistown 205.3 330.4 US 22 west / US 522 south West end of US 22/US 522 concurrency
205.5 330.7 Electric Avenue Westbound exit and entrance
206.1 331.7 US 522 north (Walnut Street) East end of US 522 concurrency
206.6 332.5 East Charles Street Eastbound exit, westbound entrance
208.4 335.4
US 22 Bus. west – Lewistown
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Juniata Fermanagh Township 216.0 347.6 Arch Rock Road
Mifflintown 219.2 352.8 PA 35 – Mifflintown, McAlisterville
Port Royal 221.1 355.8 PA 75 south – Port Royal
Thompsontown 228.9 368.4 PA 333 – East Salem, Thompsontown
230.4 370.8 Pfoutz Valley Road Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Perry Millerstown 234.2 376.9 To PA 17 – Millerstown
Newport 238.7 384.2 PA 34 – Newport, New Bloomfield
242.5 390.3 Midway Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Watts Township 245.1 394.5 Watts Left exit eastbound; Right exit westbound
247.0 397.5 Amity Hall
Dauphin Reed Township 247.2 397.8 US 11 / US 15 – Camp Hill, Selinsgrove
East end of freeway
West end of freeway
248.6 400.1 PA 849 west – Duncannon Eastern terminus of PA 849
Susquehanna River Clarks Ferry Bridge
Reed Township 249.0 400.7 PA 147 north – Halifax Interchange, Southern terminus of PA 147
Speeceville 251.0 403.9 PA 325 east (Mountain Road) Interchange, Western terminus of PA 325
Dauphin 254.4 409.4 PA 225 north (Claster Boulevard) – Halifax, Dauphin Interchange, Southern terminus of PA 225
255.4 411.0 Dauphin Boro, Stony Creek Westbound exit
Fort Hunter 256.8 413.3 PA 443 (Fishing Creek Valley Road) – Fishing Creek, Rockville
Harrisburg 258.7 416.3 PA 39 – Linglestown, Rockville
260.7 419.6 I-81 south / US 22 east (Cameron Street) to PA 230 – Carlisle Interchange, west end of I-81 concurrency, east end of US 22 concurrency; I-81 exit 67
262.3 422.1 Progress Avenue I-81 exit 69
263.3 423.7 I-81 north / I-83 – Hazleton East end of I-81 concurrency, northern terminus of I-83, west end of I-83 concurrency; I-81 exit 70, I-83 exit 51
264.0 424.9 US 22 (Jonestown Road) – Progress, Colonial Park I-83 exit 50
265.2 426.8 Union Deposit Road I-83 exit 48
266.6 429.1 I-83 south / I-283 south to I-76 / Penna. Tpk. (Eisenhower Interchange) – Harrisburg, York, Airport Interchange, east end of I-83 concurrency,
northern terminus of I-283; I-83 exit 46B-47
268.0 431.3 Penhar Drive
East end of freeway
Hummelstown West end of freeway
272.9 439.2 Hummelstown
Hershey 274.3 441.4 US 422 (Chocolate Avenue) / PA 39 (Hersheypark Drive) – Hershey Interchange, western terminus of eastern segment US 422,
eastern terminus of PA 39
East end of freeway
276.4 444.8 PA 743 (Cocoa Avenue)
Lebanon Campbelltown 280.5 451.4 PA 117 (Forge Road) – Colebrook, Palmyra
Fontana 284.9 458.5 PA 241 south (Elizabethtown Road) – Colebrook, Elizabethtown West end of PA 241 concurrency
285.1 458.8 PA 934 (White Oak Street) – Annville Southern terminus of PA 934
285.9 460.1 PA 241 north (Colebrook Road) – Lebanon East end of PA 241 concurrency
Quentin 287.2 462.2 PA 419 (Main Street) – Lebanon, Quentin, Cornwall Southern terminus of PA 419
West end of freeway
Cornwall 288.0 463.5 PA 72 north (Quentin Road) – Lebanon Westbound exit, eastbound entrance, west end of PA 72 concurrency
288.4 464.1 PA 117 – Mount Gretna Southern terminus of PA 117
289.1 465.3 PA 72 south (Lebanon Road) to I-76 / Penna. Tpk. – Lancaster Eastbound exit, westbound entrance, east end of PA 72 concurrency
East end of freeway
Lancaster Brickerville 296.9 477.8 PA 501 (Furnace Hills Pike) – Schaefferstown, Lititz, Lancaster
Ephrata 303.9 489.1 PA 272 (Reading Road) – Reading, Lancaster Interchange
306.4 493.1 US 222 – Reading, Lancaster Interchange
Blue Ball 312.8 503.4 PA 23 (Main Street) – Morgantown, Lancaster
East Earl Township 313.8 505.0 PA 897 north (Springville Road) – Terre Hill West end of PA 897 concurrency
313.9 505.2 PA 897 south (Springville Road) – White Horse East end of PA 897 concurrency
Chester Honey Brook 320.2 515.3 PA 10 (Conestoga Avenue) – Morgantown, Compass, Parkesburg
West Brandywine Township 326.0 524.6 PA 82 (Manor Road)
Downingtown 332.0 534.3 US 30 – Coatesville, Exton Interchange
333.1 536.1
US 30 Bus. west (Lancaster Avenue)
West end of US 30 Bus. concurrency
333.3 536.4
US 30 Bus. / US 322 Truck east (Lancaster Avenue) – Exton
East end of US 30 Bus. concurrency
333.7 537.0
US 322 Truck west (Boot Road)
West Chester 338.8 545.2
US 322 Bus. east (Downingtown Pike) – West Chester
West end of freeway
339.6 546.5 North New Street At-grade intersection
339.9 547.0 To PA 100 north – Exton
341.1 548.9 Phoenixville Pike At-grade intersection
341.6 549.8 US 202 north – King of Prussia Westbound exit, eastbound entrance, west end of US 202 concurrency
342.1 550.6 Paoli Pike
342.4 551.0 PA 3 (Gay Street) – Newtown Square
343.2 552.3 Westtown Road
344.0 553.6 Matlack Street At-grade intersection
344.7 554.7
US 322 Bus. west (High Street)
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
East end of freeway
Westtown Township
Thornbury Township
346.1 557.0 PA 926 (Street Road) – Cheyney, Pocopson
Delaware Concordville 349.2 562.0 US 1 south (Baltimore Pike) / US 202 south (Wilmington West Chester Pike) – Kennett Square, Wilmington West end of US 1 concurrency,
east end of US 202 concurrency
350.3 563.8 US 1 north (Baltimore Pike) – Media East end of US 1 concurrency
Bethel Township 353.5 568.9 PA 261 south (Foulk Road) Interchange
Boothwyn 356.5 573.7 PA 452 south (Market Street) to I-95 Interchange
Chester West end of freeway
357.0 574.5 Bethel Road
357.7 575.7 Highland Avenue
357.8 575.8 I-95 south – Wilmington West end of I-95 concurrency; I-95 exit 3
358.5 576.9 I-95 north to I-476 – Philadelphia East end of I-95 concurrency; I-95 exit 4
358.5 576.9 Concord Road Westbound exit, occurring just before US 322 merges with southbound I-95
358.9 577.6 US 13 / PA 291 – Chester Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
PA 291 – Chester Waterfront Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Delaware River Commodore Barry Bridge
Gloucester Logan Township US 322 / CR 536 east – New Jersey New Jersey state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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