Pennsylvania Route 426

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PA Route 426 marker

PA Route 426
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 26.92 mi[1] (43.32 km)
Southern section
Length: 19.85 mi[1] (31.95 km)
South end: PA 27 in Pittsfield Township
Major
junctions:
PA 77 in Corry
US 6 in Corry
North end: NY 426 in Findley Lake, NY
Northern section
Length: 7.07 mi[1] (11.38 km)
South end: NY 426 in Cutting, NY
North end: PA 89 in North East
Location
Counties: Warren, Erie
Highway system
PA 425 PA 427
PA 188 PA-189 (1926).svg PA 190

Pennsylvania Route 426 (PA 426) is a 26-mile-long (42 km) state highway in Warren and Erie counties of Pennsylvania. The route is split up into two segments, connected by New York State Route 426 through New York.

The southernmost terminus is at PA 27 in Pittsfield Township and the northernmost terminus is at PA 89 in North East.

Route description[edit]

PA 426 begins at an intersection with PA 27 west of Pittsfield in Pittsfield Township. The route heads northwest through rural Warren County, intersecting Old PA 77 (also formerly known as PA 277) at Spring Creek on its way to the Erie County line and the city of Corry beyond. PA 426, now East Main Street, proceeds west through southern Corry to an intersection with PA 77 (West Main Street) at Center Street. PA 426 turns north onto Center, crossing over a set of railroad tracks immediately north of the junction with PA 77 and passing through northern Corry prior to meeting U.S. Route 6 near the northern city line. Outside of Corry, PA 426 becomes Hare Creek Road, named for the waterway that PA 426 parallels into New York, where it becomes NY 426.

At the opposite end of NY 426, the route re-enters Pennsylvania as the northern segment of PA 426. Like most of the areas surrounding the southern segment of PA 426, most of the northern portion is as equally rural. Other than the two routes at its termini, the northern PA 426 does not intersect any signed routes along its length. The route heads northwest, then west from the state line as Findley Lake Road. In the area surrounding North East, PA 426 passes under Interstate 90 prior to terminating at PA 89 near the southern edge of the borough.

History[edit]

PA 426 was established in 1928,[citation needed] in Bedford County, northwest of Breezewood, as a short spur of Pennsylvania Route 26. By 1940, the designation was removed. The route existed on what is today the southernmost segment of Pennsylvania Route 36.

In the 1930s and 1940s, what is now PA 426, had many designations. The northern segment of route had no number in the 1930s. From Garland to Spring Creek, the route was Pennsylvania Route 77. From Spring Creek to Corry, it was designated as Pennsylvania Route 177. From the city of Corry to the New York state line, Pennsylvania Route 189 ran on PA 426.[2][3]

By 1950, the route was commissioned along where it mostly runs today. The only exception was the southernmost segment of PA 426, which was still designated as PA 77 from Spring Creek to Garland.[4]

By 1980, the southernmost section was redesignated from PA 77.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

Southern segment[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Warren Pittsfield Township 0.00 0.00 PA 27
Erie Corry 13.61 21.90 PA 77 west Eastern terminus of PA 77
14.74 23.72 US 6 (Columbus Avenue)
Wayne Township 19.85 31.95 NY 426 north Southern terminus of NY 426
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Northern segment[edit]

The entire route is in Erie County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
North East Township 0.00 0.00 NY 426 south Continuation into New York
North East 7.07 11.38 PA 89 (South Lake Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007 software, Toogle Measure Tool
  2. ^ Pennsylvania state map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  3. ^ Pennsylvania state map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania state map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1950. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  5. ^ Pennsylvania state map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1980. Retrieved 2007-09-12.