Pennsylvania Route 244

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PA Route 244 marker

PA Route 244
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 17.191 mi[1] (27.666 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
West end: PA 44 near Oswayo
  PA 449 in Genesee Township
East end: NY 248A at Genesee Township
Location
Counties: Potter
Highway system
PA 243 PA 245

Pennsylvania Route 244 (PA 244) is a 17-mile-long (27 km) state highway located in Potter County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at PA 44 in Coneville. The eastern terminus is the New York state line in Genesee Township. The route passes through rural areas, intersecting PA 449 in Genesee. The route was paved in 1931 and designated by 1941 between PA 44 and PA 449. PA 244 was extended to the New York state line in 1982. In 2011, the Genesee River bridge was replaced, eliminating a detour that had been in place since 2003.

Route description[edit]

PA 244 approaching the New York state line in Genesee

PA 244 begins at an intersection with PA 44 in the community of Coneville in Hebron Township, heading east-northeast on a two-lane undivided road. The road runs through a narrow valley with some agriculture and homes, entering Oswayo. At this point, the route becomes Main Street and passes a few homes before crossing into Oswayo Township. PA 244 heads east on Rose Lake Road through hilly forested areas, turning southeast and briefly entering Genesee Township before continuing into Allegany Township. The route heads east into agricultural areas and turns north onto Andrews Settlement Road in the community of Andrews Settlement.[2][3]

The road heads back into Genesee Township and passes through a mix of farms and woods as it passes through Ellisburg. Farther north, PA 244 continues through a narrow agricultural valley with a few homes as Ellisburg Road, running through Chapmans. The route turns northeast through forests and reaches an intersection with PA 449 in the community of Genesee. PA 244 continues east as School Street and crosses the Genesee River on a bridge opened in 2011.[4] The route turns to the north at SR 1010, continuing to the New York border. At the border, PA 244 ends and the road becomes NY 248A.[2][3]

History[edit]

Photo of the former PA 244/PA 449 concurrency in Genesee Township

Most of PA 244's route was paved in 1931[1] and was signed by 1941.[5] Originally, PA 244 ended at PA 449 in Genesee, but by 1982 it was extended east across the Genesee River to the New York state line.[6] In 2003, the School Street Bridge carrying PA 244 across the Genesee River was closed due to its age and deteriorating conditions.[4] This closure forced PA 244 to share a short concurrency with PA 449 and SR 1010 in Genesee. In 2011, a new bridge opened returning PA 244 to its original alignment.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Potter County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hebron Township 0.000 0.000 PA 44 – Coudersport, Shinglehouse
Genesee Township 16.372 26.348 PA 449 (Main Street) – Galeton, Wellsville
17.191 27.666 NY 248A north – Whitesville New York state line, continues as NY 248A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Google (March 23, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 244" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Potter County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "New Genesee Bridge Opens to Traffic Friday, Bridge Opening Ceremony in Morning". CoudyNews.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ General Highway Map - Potter County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1941. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ General Highway Map - Potter County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 1982. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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