Pennsylvania Route 849

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PA Route 849 marker

PA Route 849
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 24.8 mi[1] (39.9 km)
Major junctions
West end: PA 74 in Saville Township
  PA 34 in Newport
East end: US 22 / US 322 near Duncannon
Counties: Perry, Dauphin
Highway system
PA 848 PA 850

Pennsylvania Route 849 (PA 849) is a 24.8-mile-long (39.9 km) state highway located in Perry and Dauphin Counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at PA 74 in Saville Township. The eastern terminus is at US 22/US 322 in Reed Township, Dauphin County near Duncannon.

Route description[edit]

PA 849 begins at an intersection with PA 74 in the community of Roseburg in Saville Township, Perry County, heading northeast on a two-lane undivided road. The route passes through wooded areas with some fields, following the Buffalo Creek and passing through Eschol. The road heads into Tuscarora Township and becomes Buckwheat Valley Road, turning southeast onto Creek Road a short distance later. PA 849 crosses into Juniata Township and winds through more areas of farmland and woodland along the Buffalo Creek, heading east through Walnut Grove. The road curves to the northeast and reaches Markelsville, where the route turns north to remain on Creek Road. The route winds northeast through more rural areas alongside the creek, turning east as it heads into more agricultural areas with some woods and reaches the community of Wila. At this point, PA 849 turns south before curving back to the east, running through more rural areas. The road enters Oliver Township and turns northeast into wooded areas before a turn to the southeast into residential areas. The route heads east prior to turning south onto 4th Street, heading into Newport. Here, PA 849 becomes North 4th Street and passes homes and businesses, reaching an intersection with PA 34. At this junction, PA 34 turns south to form a concurrency with PA 849, heading through more developed areas. The road turns south to head back into Oliver Township and become Keystone Way, heading through wooded areas.[2][3]

PA 849 splits from PA 34 by heading southeast on Newport Road, passing through areas of farms and woods with some homes. The route heads south into forested areas of mountains, crossing into Miller Township, where it turns east and then south to wind across the mountains. The road curves east near a few homes before heading south through more forested mountains. PA 849 turns to the east again and heads through more wooded areas with some fields and homes, curving to the southeast. The road passes near another forested mountain, turning south into Wheatfield Township and curving southwest. The route turns east past a few rural homes prior to heading southeast through agricultural areas with some residences. PA 849 makes a turn to the south and crosses into Penn Township, passing through more rural areas and passing over the US 11/US 15 freeway. The road heads through woodland and becomes the border between Duncannon to the southwest and Penn Township to the northeast, passing homes. The route turns east onto Juniata Road and fully enters Penn Township again, running through wooded areas and passing under a Norfolk Southern railroad line.[2][3] PA 849 crosses the Juniata River into Reed Township in Dauphin County and reaches its eastern terminus at an intersection with US 22/US 322.[2][4] The portion between the turn onto Juniata Road and the eastern terminus formerly carried US 11/US 15.[5]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Perry Saville Township 0.000 0.000 PA 74 (Waggoners Gap Road / Veterans Way) – Ickesburg, Port Royal
Newport 13.725 22.088 PA 34 north (Market Street) – Liverpool West end of PA 34 concurrency
Oliver Township 14.311 23.031 PA 34 south (Keystone Way) – New Bloomfield East end of PA 34 concurrency
Dauphin Reed Township 24.768 39.860 US 22 / US 322 east (Benvenue Road) – Harrisburg No access to US 22/322 westbound
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 849 Truck[edit]

PA Route 849 Truck
Location: Perry County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 849 Truck is a truck route bypassing a weight-restricted bridge on PA 849 over Buffalo Creek on which trucks over 32 tons and combination loads over 38 tons are prohibited. The route was established in 2013.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Google (June 15, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 849" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Perry County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Perry County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1941. Retrieved May 7, 2014.