U.S. Route 19 in Pennsylvania
U.S. Route 19 (US 19) in Pennsylvania closely parallels Interstate 79 (I-79) for its entire length. US 19 enters Pennsylvania from West Virginia in Greene County near Mount Morris. Its northern terminus is at US 20 in the city of Erie. Part of it is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.
US 19 highlighted in red
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length||195 mi (314 km)|
|South end||US 19 at West Virginia border near Mount Morris|
| I-70 / I-79 in Washington|
I-376 / US 22 / US 30 / PA 51 in Pittsburgh
|North end||US 20 in Erie|
|Counties||Greene, Washington, Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, Erie|
In northern Washington County, US 19 was modernized after the former Pittsburgh Railways Interurban (PRCo) trolley service was discontinued in August 1953. Initially, US 19 ran parallel to the trolley line, and later expanded over the tracks through part of Mt. Lebanon in southern Allegheny County.
US 19 then proceeds north through Pittsburgh's Northside, West View, Perrysville and Ross Township, McCandless Township and Wexford, where it is referred to as Perry Highway. In Cranberry Township, it connects with I-79, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and Pennsylvania Route 228 (PA 228). Continuing through Mercer and Crawford counties, the route terminates in the city of Erie.
The US 19 Truck designation exists in Pittsburgh, running from Wexford, Pennsylvania to Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Although both of that route's termini are with the regular US 19, the two routes also intersect near the Fort Pitt Tunnel on Pittsburgh's West End.
US 19 in Pennsylvania has maintained a similar alignment for much of its history. In 1928, US 19 was moved to its current route between Pittsburgh and Meadville. The West End Bridge in Pittsburgh was completed in 1932, and US 19 was realigned to cross the bridge. In 1936, US 19 was moved to its current alignment between Zelienople and Harmony. Through the 1940s and 1950s, different parts of US 19 were widened.
In 1987, the Phase One project started to connect two sections of Ohio River Boulevard near Western Avenue and Chateau Street. Phase Two of the project included a new interchange between the PA 65 expressway (concurrent with US 19 west of the interchange) and the West End Bridge. The bridge was closed for two years for construction, but reopened in 1991, while construction finished in 1992.
In 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) started a project to build a US 19 tunnel under the Norfolk Southern Railway, as well as align the West End Bypass with the West End Circle, the intersection of US 19, PA 51, PA 60, and PA 837. The project was completed in 2010.
PennDOT has started construction on a multi-lane roundabout at the intersection of US 19, US 6, US 322, and PA 98 in Vernon Township, near Meadville. Construction is expected to be completed in October 2019.
PennDOT has also started construction on an intersection improvement project at the northern intersection of US 19 and PA 97. PA 97 will be realigned to meet US 19 at a 90 degree angle, and new left turn lanes and traffic signals will be installed. Construction is expected to be completed in October 2019.
|Greene||Perry Township||0.0||0.0||US 19 south (Blue Horizon Drive) – Morgantown||US 19 enters Pennsylvania from West Virginia|
|Morrisville||15.4||24.8||PA 21 east (Montgomery Street) to PA 188 / I-79||Southern terminus of PA 21 concurrency|
|Waynesburg||16.5||26.6||PA 218 south (Morgan Street)||Northern terminus of PA 218|
|16.8||27.0||PA 21 west (High Street)||Northern terminus of PA 21 concurrency|
|Washington Township||21.9||35.2||PA 221 (Dunn Station Road/Lippencott Road) to I-79 north – Prosperity, Jefferson||PA 221 provides access to I-79 north; I-79 exit 19|
|22.1||35.6||I-79 south – Waynesburg, Morgantown||I-79 exit 19|
|Washington||South Strabane Township||33.6||54.1||I-79 – Washington, Waynesburg||I-79 exit 30|
|37.0||59.5||US 40 east (Maiden Street)||Southern terminus of US 40 concurrency|
|Washington||39.0||62.8||US 40 west (Maiden Street)||Northern terminus of US 40 concurrency|
|39.2||63.1||PA 136 (Beau Street)|
|South Strabane Township||40.6||65.3||I-70 / I-79 – New Stanton, Morgantown, Wheeling, Pittsburgh||I-70 exit 19; diverging diamond interchange|
|43.3||69.7||Racetrack Road to I-79 – The Meadows Racetrack and Casino, Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh|
|North Strabane Township||45.5||73.2||PA 519 / PA 890 to I-79 – Canonsburg, Eighty Four, Houston||Interchange|
|Peters Township||49.0||78.9||Valley Brook Road / Old Washington Road – Lawrence, McMurray||Interchange|
|Allegheny||Upper St. Clair||55.6||89.5||Orange Belt (McLaughlin Run Road / McMurray Road) to PA 50 – Upper Saint Clair, Bridgeville, Bethel Park||Interchange|
|Mt. Lebanon||57.6||92.7||Yellow Belt (Connor Road / Gilkeson Road) to PA 88 – Bridgeville||Southern terminus of Yellow Belt concurrency|
|57.8||93.0||Mt. Lebanon Boulevard – Castle Shannon|
US 19 Truck north (Washington Road)
|Southern terminus of Truck US 19|
|59.1||95.1||PA 121 north / Yellow Belt (Cochran Road)||Southern terminus of PA 121, northern terminus of Yellow Belt concurrency|
|Pittsburgh||60.6||97.5||Blue Belt (Potomac Avenue)|
I-376 / US 22 / US 30 / US 19 Truck north (Penn-Lincoln Parkway) – Carnegie, Airport, West End, Monroeville
US 19 Truck south / PA 51 south (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) – Uniontown
|I-376/US 22/US 30 exit 69, southern terminus of PA 51 concurrency|
|64.1||103.2|| PA 51 north – McKees Rocks, West End|
PA 60 north – Crafton
PA 837 south (Carson Street) to I-376 east – Downtown
|Interchange, northern terminus of PA 51 concurrency, northern terminus of PA 837, southern terminus of PA 60, West End Circle|
|Ohio River||64.3||103.5||West End Bridge|
PA 65 south to US 19 Truck north / I-279 – Downtown, North Shore
|Interchange, southern terminus of PA 65 concurrency|
|65.3||105.1||PA 65 north (Ohio River Boulevard) / California Avenue||Interchange, northern terminus of PA 65 concurrency|
|68.6||110.4||Blue Belt (Bascom Avenue)||Southern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency|
|69.0||111.0||Blue Belt (Ivory Avebue) – Millvale||Northern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency|
|69.4||111.7||I-279 – Pittsburgh, Erie||Interchange, I-279 exit 5 via Cemetery Lane|
|69.9||112.5||I-279 south||HOV Only|
|Ross Township||73.0||117.5||Green Belt (Three Degree Road) – Allison Park||Southern terminus of Green Belt concurrency|
|73.0||117.5||Green Belt (Sewickley Oakmont Road) to PA 65 – Emsworth||Northern terminus of Green Belt concurrency|
|McCandless Township||75.6||121.7||Yellow Belt (West Ingomar Road / Ingomar Road) to PA 65 – North Park|
US 19 Truck south (McKnight Road)
|Northern terminus of Truck US 19, southbound access only|
|Franklin Park||78.9||127.0||PA 910 / Orange Belt (Wexford Road)||Interchange|
|Marshall Township||81.5||131.2||Red Belt (Warrendale Bayne Road) to PA 8 / PA 65|
|82.2||132.3||I-79 south – Pittsburgh||Southbound access only; I-79 exit 75|
|Butler||Cranberry Township||83.3||134.1||I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Youngstown, OH, Harrisburg||I-76 / Penna Turnpike exit 28 (Cranberry)|
|83.8||134.9||PA 228 east (Mars-Criders Road) to I-79 – Mars||Western terminus of PA 228|
|Jackson Township||88.8||142.9||PA 528 north (Lindsay Road) to I-79 south – Pittsburgh, Evans City||Southern terminus of PA 528|
|Zelienople||90.2||145.2||I-79 north – Erie||No southbound exit, I-79 exit 85|
|91.6||147.4||PA 68 west (Beaver Street) – Rochester||Southern terminus of PA 68 concurrency|
|91.9||147.9||PA 288 west / PA 588 west (New Castle Street) – Ellwood City, Beaver Falls||Eastern terminus of PA 288|
|92.0||148.1||PA 68 east (Grandview Avenue) to I-79 south – Evans City, Butler||Northern terminus of PA 68 concurrency|
|Portersville||101.4||163.2||PA 488 east (Portersville Road) to I-79 – Prospect||Eastern terminus of PA 488 concurrency|
|101.6||163.5||PA 488 west (Portersville Road) – Ellwood City||Western terminus of PA 488 concurrency|
|Muddy Creek Township||104.7||168.5||US 422 (New Castle Road) – New Castle, Butler||Interchange|
|Lawrence||Scott Township||105.8||170.3||PA 108 (Harlansburg Road) – New Castle, Slippery Rock|
|106.1||170.8||PA 956 north – Neshannock Falls, New Wilmington||Southern terminus of PA 956|
|Mercer||Springfield Township||112.5||181.1||PA 208 west (Leesburg Volant Road) – Volant, New Wilmington||Southern terminus of PA 208 concurrency|
|112.6||181.2||PA 208 east (Leesburg Grove City Road) to I-79 – Grove City||Northern terminus of PA 208 concurrency|
|Findley Township||116.9||188.1||I-80 – Sharon, Clarion||I-80 exit 15|
|Mercer||119.2||191.8||PA 58 east / PA 258 south (South Diamond Street) – Grove City||One-way eastbound, southern terminus of PA 58 eastbound/PA 258 southbound concurrency|
|119.21||191.85||US 62 south / PA 258 north (West Market Street) to PA 158 / PA 318 – Sharon||Northern terminus of PA 258 southbound concurrency, southern terminus of US 62/PA 258 northbound concurrency|
|119.22||191.87||PA 58 west / PA 258 north (North Diamond Street)||One-way westbound, northern terminus of PA 258 northbound concurrency, southern terminus of PA 58 westbound concurrency|
|119.4||192.2||PA 58 west (Greenville Avenue) – Greenville||Northern terminus of PA 58 concurrency|
|119.8||192.8||US 62 north (Franklin Road) to I-79 – Franklin||Northern terminus of US 62 concurrency|
|Perry Township||131.2||211.1||PA 358 (Hadley Road) – Greenville, Sandy Lake|
|Crawford||Greenwood Township||141.4||227.6||PA 285 to I-79|
|Meadville||147.2||236.9|| US 6 / US 322 west (Conneaut Lake Road) – Conneaut Lake|
PA 98 north – Fairview
|Roundabout; southern terminus of US 6/US 322 concurrency, southern terminus of PA 98|
|148.4||238.8||I-79 – Pittsburgh, Erie||I-79 exit 147|
|149.0||239.8||PA 102 north (Pennsylvania Avenue)||Southern terminus of PA 102|
|150.1||241.6||US 322 east (Linden Street)||Northern terminus of US 322 concurrency|
|Saegertown||156.5||251.9||PA 198 east (State Street) – Blooming Valley||Roundabout; southern terminus of PA 198 concurrency|
|157.2||253.0||PA 198 west to I-79||Roundabout; northern terminus of PA 198 concurrency|
|Cambridge Springs||165.2||265.9||PA 86 south (Main Street) / PA 408 east (Church Street)||Northern terminus of PA 86, western terminus of PA 408|
|165.4||266.2||PA 99 north (McClellan Street)||Southern terminus of PA 99|
|Erie||Mill Village||171.4||275.8||US 6 east / US 6N west – Corry, Edinboro||Eastern terminus of US 6N|
Northern terminus of US 6 concurrency
|Waterford||175.2||282.0||PA 97 south||Roundabout, southern terminus of PA 97 concurrency|
|176.7||284.4||PA 97 north (Perry Highway)||Northern terminus of PA 97 concurrency|
|Summit Township||184.8||297.4||I-90 – Cleveland, Buffalo||I-90 exit 24|
|Millcreek Township||186.1||299.5||PA 99 south (Interchange Road) to I-79 – Edinboro||Northern terminus of PA 99, I-79 exit 180|
|Erie||189.5||305.0||US 20 (26th Street) – North East, Buffalo, Fairview, Cleveland||Northern terminus of US 19|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
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- "Pennsylvania Highways: US 19". www.pahighways.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- "Pittsburgh Highways: Ohio River Boulevard". pittsburgh.pahighways.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- Grata, Joe (August 17, 2006). "West End Circle ready for rebuild". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- Blazina, Ed (August 17, 2017). "Officials celebrate new I-70 interchange in Washington County". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- "DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: PennDOT Intersection Improvement Project creating multi-lane roundabout at Big I Intersection". WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com. August 15, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- Myers, Valerie (May 1, 2019). "Construction to begin at routes 19 and 97 in Waterford". GoErie.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
- Media related to U.S. Route 19 in Pennsylvania at Wikimedia Commons
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