Pennsylvania Route 86

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PA Route 86 marker

PA Route 86
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length 12.440 mi[1] (20.020 km)
Major junctions
South end PA 27 in Meadville
North end US 6 / US 19 / PA 408 in Cambridge Springs
Counties Crawford
Highway system
I-86 PA 87

Pennsylvania Route 86 (abbreviated PA 86, officially SR 886) is a 12.4-mile-long (20.0 km) state highway in northwest Pennsylvania. The northern terminus of the route is at U.S. Route 6, U.S. Route 19, and Pennsylvania Route 408 in Cambridge Springs. The southern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 27 in Meadville.

Due to the presence of Interstate 86 (State Route 86) in Erie County, PA 86 is officially State Route 886.[2]

Nearby attractions include Allegheny College and Woodcock Lake.

From 1936 to 1983, PA 86 extended from US 19 north of Waterford to PA 27 in Meadville. In 1983, the northern terminus was moved to its present location at US 6 and US 19 in Cambridge Springs.[citation needed]

Route description[edit]

PA 86 begins at an intersection with PA 27 in Meadville, heading north on two-lane undivided North Main Street. The road passes a mix of homes and businesses, heading into more residential areas and passing to the east of Allegheny College. The route runs near more homes before briefly heading into West Mead Township, where it is known as North Main Street Extension. PA 86 crosses into Woodcock Township and becomes an unnamed road, passing through a mix of farms and woods with some homes. The route continues northeast and forms a short concurrency with PA 198. The road passes through the residential community of Grange Hall before continuing through more agricultural areas with occasional homes. PA 86 becomes Center Street before entering Woodcock, where the road passes a few residences on Main Street. The route crosses into Cambridge Township and becomes an unnamed road again, continuing through farmland and woodland with some homes. The road curves to the north and extends to Cambridge Springs, where it becomes South Main Street. Here, the route passes homes, turning northeast and heading into the commercial downtown. PA 86 crosses a Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad line and immediately ends at an intersection with US 6/US 19 and PA 408.[3][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Crawford County.

Location mi[3] km Destinations Notes
Meadville 0.0 0.0 PA 27 (North Street)
Woodcock Township 4.5 7.2 PA 198 east South end of PA 198 overlap
4.6 7.4 PA 198 west (South Street) North end of PA 198 overlap
Cambridge Springs 12.4 20.0 US 6 / US 19 (North Main Street / Venango Avenue) / PA 408 east (Church Street) Western terminus of PA 408
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Crawford County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Google (May 23, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 86" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 23, 2011.