Pennsylvania Route 729

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PA Route 729 marker

PA Route 729
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 22.077 mi[1] (35.529 km)
Major junctions
South end: PA 253 / PA 453 in Gulich Township
North end: US 219 / PA 879 in Grampian
Location
Counties: Clearfield
Highway system
PA 724 PA 731
PA 824 PA-825 (1926).svg PA 826

Pennsylvania Route 729 (PA 729) is a 22.07-mile-long (35.52 km), north–south state highway located in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 253/PA 453 in Gulich Township. The northern terminus is at US 219/PA 879 in Grampain.

Route description[edit]

PA 729 is known by two names along its route. The two names it goes by are Main Street, and more commonly, the Tyrone Turnpike.[1]

The route begins at the village of Janesville at an intersection of PA 253/PA 453. The route heads northwest to the town of Glen Hope, where the route has an intersection with PA 53. The route continues north to the town of Lumber City. In the town, the route has a short concurrency with PA 969. The route continues north to the town of Grampian, where the route terminates at an intersection with US 219 and PA 879.[2]

History[edit]

PA 729 was first signed in 1930, but as a short route in Berks County, from PA 100 (Then PA 62) to PA 29. In the mid-1940s, the route was decommissioned, but in 1969, the route number was revived for its current location today.[citation needed] A very small portion of the current route was signed as PA 825 during the 1930s and early 1940s.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clearfield County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Gulich Township 0.000 0.000 PA 253 / PA 453 (Viola Pike) – Glasgow, Tyrone, Houtzdale, Curwensville
Glen Hope 5.778 9.299 PA 53 (Glen Hope Boulevard) – Coalport, Philipsburg
Lumber City 17.870 28.759 PA 969 east (Lumber City Highway) – Curwensville Southern terminus of concurrency
18.213 29.311 PA 969 west (Lumber City Highway) – Mahaffey Northern terminus of concurrency
Grampian 22.077 35.529 US 219 / PA 879 north (Main Street / First Street) – Clearfield, DuBois, Ebensburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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