Pennsylvania Route 147

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This article is about the current Pennsylvania Route 147. For the former Pennsylvania Route 147, see Pennsylvania Route 247.

PA Route 147 marker

PA Route 147
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 57 mi[2] (92 km)
Existed: 1963[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 22 / US 322 in Reed Township

US 209 in Millersburg
PA 61 in Sunbury

US 11 in Northumberland
North end: I-80 / I-180 in Turbot Township
Counties: Dauphin, Northumberland
Highway system
PA 146 PA 148

Pennsylvania Route 147 (PA 147) is a north–south route that runs for 57 miles (92 km) along the east shore of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania, United States. The northern terminus is at an interchange with Interstate 80 and Interstate 180 in Turbot Township. The southern terminus is at an interchange with U.S. Route 22 and U.S. Route 322 in Reed Township.

Route description[edit]

Pennsylvania Route 147 running concurrently with Pennsylvania Route 61 in Sunbury
Pennsylvania Route 147 north in Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland County

PA 147 is mostly a local road. It becomes a short expressway from Milton area to the northern terminus at an interchange with Interstate 80 and Interstate 180. It parallels the Susquehanna River its entire length. Sections overlap with U.S. Route 11, Pennsylvania Route 61, and Pennsylvania Route 225.


From 1926 to 1928, PA 147 from Northumberland to Chillisquaque was signed as U.S. Route 111 and U.S. Route 711. In 1928, the US 711 designation was removed from the road. Eight years later, US 111 was removed from the alignment. PA 147 was designated in 1963 to replace the section of PA 14 between Clarks Ferry and Halls.[1]


As part of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project, PA 147 will join PA 61 in a new road starting at their current southern junction in Sunbury, continuing west across the river as far as the new path for U.S. Route 15. PA 147 will then join US 15 northward for this new route until US 15 converges with its business spur near Lewisburg, at which point PA 147 will cross the west branch of the river and resume its current route at a junction with PA 405. PA 405 will replace PA 147 between this junction and the junction with PA 61.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Dauphin Reed Township 0.0 0.0 US 22 / US 322 Interchange at Clarks Ferry Bridge
Halifax Township PA 225 south (Peters Mountain Road) – Dauphin South end of PA 225 concurrency
Halifax PA 225 north (4th Street) – Elizabethville North end of PA 225 concurrency
Millersburg US 209 (Union Street) to PA 25 – Elizabethville Southern terminus of US 209
Northumberland Jackson Township SR 3012 to PA 225 – Shamokin
Sunbury PA 61 north to US 11 / US 15 – Selinsgrove, Lewisburg Interchange, south end of PA 61 concurrency
PA 61 south (Market Street) – Shamokin North end of PA 61 concurrency
Northumberland US 11 north (Water Street) – Bloomsburg South end of US 11 concurrency
US 11 south (Water Street) – Selinsgrove North end of US 11 concurrency
West Chillisquaque Township PA 405 (Susquehanna Trail) – Lewisburg Southern terminus of PA 405
South end of freeway
PA 45 – Montandon, Lewisburg
Industrial Park Road
Milton PA 642 (Mahoning Street)
PA 254 (Broadway)
Turbot Township I-80 – Bloomsburg, Bellefonte Exit 212 (I-80).
I-180 west – Williamsport Continuation beyond northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "State Eliminating Route 14 Designation". Williamsport Sun-Gazette. April 1, 1963. p. 5. Retrieved August 11, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 147[self-published source]
  3. ^ Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation Project: Proposed Roadway Route Designations[dead link]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google