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Pennsylvania Route 286 (PA 286) is a 69-mile-long (111 km), east–west state highway located in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Indiana, and Clearfield Counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at US 22 in Monroeville. The eastern terminus is at US 219 near Burnside.

PA Route 286 marker

PA Route 286
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length68.8 mi[1] (110.7 km)
Existed1961–present
Major junctions
West end US 22 in Monroeville
  PA 66 (via Mamont Road) near Murrysville
US 422 near Indiana
US 119 in Indiana
East end US 219 near Burnside
Location
CountiesAllegheny, Westmoreland, Indiana, Clearfield
Highway system
PA 285PA 287

Route descriptionEdit

PA 286 goes by many names along its route. The names it goes by includes Golden Mile Highway, Saltsburg Road, Washington Street, Salt Street, Main Street, Oakland Avenue, Philadelphia Street, and Franklin Street. Though signed east–west, the route takes a more northeast-southwest direction, especially in Indiana and Clearfield counties.

Allegheny CountyEdit

The route starts at an interchange at U.S. Route 22 in a rural portion of the Municipality of Monroeville and continues into Plum Borough. The route spends only a little over four miles in Allegheny County before crossing the Allegheny/Westmoreland county line.

Westmoreland CountyEdit

The route continues north before turning east at the intersection of PA 380, where the two routes exchange the Golden Mile Highway and Saltsburg Road in the town of Murrysville. The route continues east in Westmoreland County, where it overpasses PA 66 in the village of Mamont (accessible by Pfeffer Road southbound or Mamont Road). It then intersects PA 819 in Bell Township, and PA 380 in the village of Wakena, where it terminates. The route then has a short concurrency with PA 981 before crossing the Kiskiminetas River and entering the town of Saltsburg, Indiana County, after spending about 15.5 miles in Westmoreland County.

Indiana CountyEdit

 
PA 286 in Indiana

The route starts going northeast after exiting the town of Saltsburg, before entering the borough of Indiana, the route has an intersection with PA 217 outside the village of Jacksonville, where it terminates, an interchange with US 422/PA 56, and an intersection with US 422 Business, both just outside Indiana. The route enters the borough from the southwest, and has a short concurrency with PA 954 in downtown. After passing under US 119, the route continues northeast. After a short concurrency with PA 403 in Clymer, and an intersection with PA 240 in the village of Commodore, the route continues northeast, passing through Glen Campbell It then crosses the Clearfield county line after spending about 50 miles in Indiana County.

Clearfield CountyEdit

The route continues northeast for a short distance before terminating at an intersection with US 219 in Burnside Township

HistoryEdit

Some of the route before its designation in 1961 included PA 13 from Saltsburg to Indiana, and PA 80 from PA 380 to US 219 and US 22 to PA 380.[2] Since its establishment, the route has stayed on the same roads.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi
[citation needed]
kmDestinationsNotes
AlleghenyMonroeville0.00.0  US 22 (William Penn Highway) – Pittsburgh, MurrysvilleInterchange; western terminus of PA 286
WestmorelandMurrysville4.97.9  PA 380 (Saltsburg Road/Fairview Drive) – Penn Hills, New KensingtonInterchange
Washington Township10.717.2  Mamont Drive to PA 66
Bell Township14.222.9  PA 819 – Salina, Slickville
17.327.8  PA 380 westEastern terminus of PA 380
18.830.3  PA 981 north (Harvat Road) – Avonmore, SalinaWestern terminus of PA 981 concurrency
19.030.6  PA 981 south (Harvat Road)Eastern terminus of PA 981 concurrency
IndianaBlacklick Township31.450.5  PA 217 southNorthern terminus of PA 217
White Township36.658.9     
    US 422 / PA 56 / PA 286 Truck (Ben Franklin Highway) – Kittanning, Shelocta, Ebensburg, Homer City
Western terminus of PA 286 Truck
37.560.4   
  US 422 Bus. (Indian Springs Road)
Interchange
Indiana39.663.7  PA 954 north (North 9th Street)Western terminus of PA 954 concurrency
40.064.4  PA 954 south (South 6th Street)Eastern terminus of PA 954 concurrency
42.568.4    
   PA 286 Truck to US 119 – Punxsutawney, Blairsville
Interchange; eastern terminus of PA 286 Truck
Clymer51.683.0  PA 403 north (6th Street) – Dixonville, Marion CenterWestern terminus of PA 403 concurrency
51.883.4  PA 403 south (2nd Street) – Kenwood, HeilwoodEastern terminus of PA 403 concurrency
Green Township57.492.4  PA 240 eastWestern terminus of PA 240
ClearfieldBurnside Township71.1114.4  US 219Eastern terminus of PA 286
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 286 TruckEdit

 

 

PA Route 286 Truck
LocationIndiana, Pennsylvania
Existed1995–present

Pennsylvania Route 286 Truck is a 7-mile-long (11 km) truck route in Indiana County, Pennsylvania.[3] The route starts at the interchange of PA 286 on US 422/PA 56. After a short distance, the route heads north on US 119. The route eventually goes west, and eventually meets up again with PA 286 just east of Indiana.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (June 24, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 286" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2014-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Google (June 24, 2013). "Overview of PA 286 Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 24, 2013.

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