Pennsylvania Route 208

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PA Route 208 marker

PA Route 208
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length75 mi[1] (121 km)
Major junctions
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
CountiesLawrence, Mercer, Venango, Clarion
Highway system
US 206US 209
PA 277PA 278I-279

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[2] 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.


Major intersections[edit]

[citation needed]
LawrencePulaski Township0.00.0 US 422Western terminus of PA 208
1.01.6New Bedford – Sharon RoadFormerly PA 932
1.11.8Marr RoadFormer routing of US 422; former eastern terminus of PA 208
4.57.2 PA 551West end of PA 551 overlap
5.38.5 PA 551East end of PA 551 overlap
5.69.0 I-376
Wilmington Township9.214.8 PA 18
New Wilmington10.516.9 PA 158West end of PA 158 overlap
10.617.1 PA 158 / PA 956East end of PA 158 overlap; Northern terminus of PA 956
Volant14.823.8 PA 168Northern terminus of PA 168; former through alignment of PA 168
MercerSpringfield Township17.227.7 US 19South end of US 19 overlap; former northern terminus of PA 168
17.327.8 US 19North end of US 19 overlap; former through alignment of PA 208
20.833.5 PA 258North end of PA 258 overlap
20.933.6 I-79Exit 113 (I-79).
20.833.5 PA 258South end of PA 258 overlap; former through alignment of PA 258
Grove City24.739.8 PA 58 / PA 173East end of PA 58/PA 173 overlap; South end of PA 173/PA 208 overlap
25.641.2 PA 173North end of PA 173 overlap
VenangoBarkeyville31.450.5 PA 8
Clintonville37.059.5 PA 308
Scrubgrass Township44.671.8 PA 38 to I-80South end of PA 38 overlap; Exit 42 (I-80) via PA 38.
46.274.4 PA 268Northern terminus of PA 268
Richland Township48.477.9 PA 478 to I-80 eastNorthern terminus of PA 478; Exit 45 (I-80) eastbound exit/entrance ramps via PA 478.
48.778.4 I-80Exit 45 (I-80) westbound exit/entrance ramps
ClarionSalem Township50.280.8 PA 38North end of PA 38 overlap
Knox57.592.5Main StreetFormer routing of PA 338
58.093.3 PA 338
Shippenville61.899.5 US 322West end of US 322 overlap
62.099.8 US 322East end of US 322 overlap
Washington Township69.6112.0 PA 157Eastern terminus of PA 157
74.6120.1 PA 36Eastern terminus of PA 208
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 208 Truck[edit]

PA Route 208 Truck
LocationPulaski 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Calculated using DeLorme Street Atlas USA software
  2. ^ "Amish Countryside" (PDF). Visit Lawrence County. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Pennsylvania Highways: PA 201 – 250[unreliable source]
  4. ^ "Risk-Based Bridge Postings - State and Local Bridges" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 8, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2017.[permanent dead link]

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