Pennsylvania Route 208
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length||75 mi (121 km)|
|West end||US 422 in Pulaski Township|
| I-376 near New Wilmington|
PA 18 near New Wilmington
US 19 in Springfield Township
I-79 near Grove City
PA 8 in Barkeyville
I-80 near Emlenton
US 322 in Shippenville
|East end||PA 36 in Washington Township|
|Counties||Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Clarion|
Pennsylvania Route 208 (PA 208) is located in Western Pennsylvania; its western terminus just west of the village of New Bedford in Lawrence County (11½ miles northwest of New Castle) at US 422 and the Ohio state line. It runs nearly 75 miles (121 km) to its eastern terminus in the village of Frills Corners in Clarion County (22 miles east of Oil City) at PA Route 36.
The route begins in Lawrence County where US Route 422 meets the Ohio state line; PA 208 heads east-northeastward to the village of New Bedford about a mile from the state line. The route junctions with the former PA Route 932 in the village and was the former alignment of US 422 from the state line to this point, where the old alignment turned southeast; PA 208 continues eastward here. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) later, it is joined by PA Route 551 and the concurrency turns northward for about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) before turning east again as it crosses the Shenango River and enters the village of Pulaski. The concurrency ends 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later, and PA 208 continues another 0.3 miles (0.48 km) to its interchange with I-376. From here, the route heads into a rural area of northern Lawrence County that is home to an Amish community. The road continues another 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east, where it junctions with PA Route 18 about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of the borough of New Wilmington, which the route enters shortly thereafter. In the borough, PA Route 158 joins briefly, and then leaves the route at the northern terminus of PA Route 956. PA 208 passes north of Westminster College before it leaves the borough and continues eastward about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the borough of Volant, where, at the east end of the borough, the route intersects with the northern terminus of PA Route 168 and turns northeast and crosses the county line 0.7 miles (1.1 km) later.
As PA 208 enters Mercer County, it turns east-northeast and meets US Route 19 at the village of Leesburg about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) later. The routes briefly overlap northward, and then PA 208 continues east-northeastward. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Leesburg, the route is joined by PA Route 258 north of the Grove City Premium Outlets, and the concurrency then interchanges with I-79 (exit 113) immediately thereafter. The concurrency ends 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later at the village of London – prior to the interstate, this was a simple junction between Routes 208 and 258. PA 208 continues east-northeast about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the borough of Grove City, where it meets PA Route 58 and PA Route 173. This point is the westernt terminus of the PA 58/PA 173 concurrency, and the southern terminus of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency; also at this point, the north- and southbound lanes of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency are split on one-way streets through the downtown area of Grove City, heading northward for about 0.4 miles (0.64 km). Another 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later, the concurrency ends, and PA 208 continues eastward, leaves the borough, and meets the county line 4.5 miles (7.2 km) later.
PA 208 enters Venango County, and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later intersects with PA Route 8 in the borough of Barkeyville. The route continues eastward 3.1 miles (5.0 km) where it passes over I-80 before entering the borough of Clintonville 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later; here the route intersects with PA Route 308. About 7.6 miles (12.2 km) later, or 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of the borough of Emlenton, the route is joined by PA Route 38; this route, just south of this intersection, meets I-80 (exit 42). The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA Route 268 about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) later in the borough, and turns north to cross the Allegheny River. The concurrency turns east at the center of the town, then crosses into Clarion County 0.5 miles (0.80 km) later, winding northward, eastward, and finally east-northeastward, crossing back into Venango County again 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later. The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA Route 478 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later; just south of this intersection, Route 478 has a partial interchange with I-80 (exit 45) for traffic exiting or entering eastbound. The westbound interchange ramps are 0.3 eastward on the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency, which continues northeasterly to the county line 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later.
After crossing into Clarion County a second and final time, the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency continues north-northeastward 1.2 miles (1.9 km) before its northern terminus. PA 208 turns eastward and winds 7.3 miles (11.7 km) to the borough of Knox, where the route turns south and then east again, intersecting with PA Route 338 about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the center of the borough. Continuing east-northeast, the route travels 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to the borough of Shippenville, where it meets US Route 322. The two routes overlap for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) eastward, where PA 208 turns north, traveling 7.6 miles (12.2 km) to the village of Fryburg. Here, the route intersects with the eastern terminus of PA Route 157, and PA 208 turns northeastward for about 4 miles (6.4 km), then turns north again, where it terminates about 1-mile (1.6 km) later in the village of Frills Corners at PA Route 36.
- 1926-1948 – segment from the Ohio state line to New Bedford was designated US 422.
- 1928 – signed PA 208 from Barkeyville to west of Emlenton.
- 1928-1929 – segment from Pulaski to New Wilmington was designated PA 218.
- 1932-1936 – segment from Volant to Leesburg was designated PA 956.
- 1936 – western terminus of PA 208 moved from Barkeyville to PA 158 via Leesburg Station Rd.
- 1936-1959 – segment from Volant to Leesburg was changed to PA 168.
- 1926-1948 – segment from the Ohio state line to Pulaski was designated PA 278.
- 1928-1959 – segment from Mariasville to Shippenville was designated PA 238.
- 1929-1959 – segment from Pulaski to Volant was designated PA 278.
- 1927-1968 – segment from Shippenville to Frills Cors was designated PA 66.
- 1959 – western terminus of PA 208 moved to its current location, and eastern terminus was moved from PA 38 west of Emlenton to Shippenville.
- 1968 – eastern terminus of PA 208 moved to its current location.
|Lawrence||Pulaski Township||0.0||0.0||US 422||Western terminus of PA 208|
|1.0||1.6||New Bedford – Sharon Road||Formerly PA 932|
|1.1||1.8||Marr Road||Former routing of US 422; former eastern terminus of PA 208|
|4.5||7.2||PA 551||West end of PA 551 overlap|
|5.3||8.5||PA 551||East end of PA 551 overlap|
|Wilmington Township||9.2||14.8||PA 18|
|New Wilmington||10.5||16.9||PA 158||West end of PA 158 overlap|
|10.6||17.1||PA 158 / PA 956||East end of PA 158 overlap; Northern terminus of PA 956|
|Volant||14.8||23.8||PA 168||Northern terminus of PA 168; former through alignment of PA 168|
|Mercer||Springfield Township||17.2||27.7||US 19||South end of US 19 overlap; former northern terminus of PA 168|
|17.3||27.8||US 19||North end of US 19 overlap; former through alignment of PA 208|
|20.8||33.5||PA 258||North end of PA 258 overlap|
|20.9||33.6||I-79||Exit 113 (I-79).|
|20.8||33.5||PA 258||South end of PA 258 overlap; former through alignment of PA 258|
|Grove City||24.7||39.8||PA 58 / PA 173||East end of PA 58/PA 173 overlap; South end of PA 173/PA 208 overlap|
|25.6||41.2||PA 173||North end of PA 173 overlap|
|Scrubgrass Township||44.6||71.8||PA 38 to I-80||South end of PA 38 overlap; Exit 42 (I-80) via PA 38.|
|46.2||74.4||PA 268||Northern terminus of PA 268|
|Richland Township||48.4||77.9||PA 478 to I-80 east||Northern terminus of PA 478; Exit 45 (I-80) eastbound exit/entrance ramps via PA 478.|
|48.7||78.4||I-80||Exit 45 (I-80) westbound exit/entrance ramps|
|Clarion||Salem Township||50.2||80.8||PA 38||North end of PA 38 overlap|
|Knox||57.5||92.5||Main Street||Former routing of PA 338|
|Shippenville||61.8||99.5||US 322||West end of US 322 overlap|
|62.0||99.8||US 322||East end of US 322 overlap|
|Washington Township||69.6||112.0||PA 157||Eastern terminus of PA 157|
|74.6||120.1||PA 36||Eastern terminus of PA 208|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
PA 208 Truck
|Location||Pulaski Township, Pennsylvania|
Pennsylvania Route 208 Truck is a truck route around a weight-restricted bridge over the Doe Creek on which trucks over 20 tons and combination loads over 26 tons are prohibited. The route follows US 422 and PA 551. The route was signed in 2013.
- Calculated using DeLorme Street Atlas USA software
- "Amish Countryside" (PDF). Visit Lawrence County. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
- Pennsylvania Highways: PA 201 – 250[unreliable source]
- "Risk-Based Bridge Postings - State and Local Bridges" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 8, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2017.[permanent dead link]