Pennsylvania Route 231

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PA Route 231 marker

PA Route 231
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 26.7 mi[1] (43.0 km)
Major junctions
South end: PA 18 in E. Finley Township
  US 40 in Claysville
PA 221 in Acheson
PA 331 in Acheson
PA 844 near West Middletown
North end: PA 50 in Avella
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
PA 230 PA 232

Pennsylvania Route 231 (PA 231) is a 26.7-mile-long (43.0 km) state highway located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 18 near Old Concord. The northern terminus is at PA 50 in Avella.

Route description[edit]

PA 231 begins at an intersection with PA 18 in East Finley Township, heading to the west on two-lane undivided East Finley Drive. The road heads through wooded areas with agriculture, running to the north of the Enlow Fork of the Wheeling Creek. The route curves southwest before making a sharp turn north away from the creek. PA 231 winds north through more areas of woods and farms with occasional homes, passing through the community of East Finley. The road continues through rural areas for several more miles, continuing into Donegal Township. After passing under I-70, PA 231 becomes Bell Avenue and forms the border between Donegal Township to the west and Claysville to the east, reaching an intersection with US 40. At this point, the route turns east to form a concurrency with US 40 on Main Street, fully entering Claysville and running past homes. PA 231 splits from US 40 by turning north onto Wayne Street, continuing through more residential areas.[1][2]

The route crosses back into Donegal Township and heads northwest through woodland with some farms and residences as an unnamed road. The road curves north through more rural areas, crossing the Buffalo Creek into Blaine Township. In this area, PA 231 intersects PA 221 before entering Independence Township, becoming North Road and coming to PA 331. At this point, the two routes head west together, turning north onto Scenic Drive in Acheson. The road heads through forested areas before coming into a mix of farmland and woods. PA 331 splits from PA 231 by heading southwest on Mt. Hope Ridge Road. From here, PA 231 passes through more agricultural areas with some woodland and residences, coming to the PA 844 junction. The route turns west to form a brief concurrency with that route on Washington Pike before turning northwest onto Painters Hill Road. PA 231 passes through more rural areas as it comes to its northern terminus at PA 50.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County. [3]

Location[3] mi[4] km Destinations Notes
East Finley Township 0.000 0.000 PA 18 (Prosperity Pike) – Sparta, Nineveh
Donegal TownshipClaysville line 13.031 20.971 US 40 west (Main Street) to I-70 Southern end of concurrency with US 40
Claysville 13.329 21.451 US 40 east (Main Street) Northern end of concurrency with US 40
Blaine Township 20.530 33.040 PA 221 south (Buffalo Creek Road)
Independence Township 20.629 33.199 PA 331 east (Brush Run Road) Southern end of concurrency with PA 331
22.820 36.725 PA 331 west (Mt. Hope Ridge Road) Northern end of concurrency with PA 331
25.044 40.304 PA 844 east (Washington Pike) – West Middletown Southern end of concurrency with PA 844
25.173 40.512 PA 844 west (Washington Pike) Northern end of concurrency with PA 844
26.766 43.076 PA 50 (Avella Road)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c Google (May 17, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 231" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Washington County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Video Log". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2016). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 17, 2016.