US 209 in Pennsylvania
According to toppharmacyschools, US 209 is a US Highway in the US state of Pennsylvania. The road forms an east-west route in the east of the state. The road begins at the Susquehanna River in Millersburg and then heads east, through Stroudsburg to the New York border. The road is 278 kilometers long.
The road begins in Millersburg at the intersection with SR-147, 45 kilometers north of the state capital Harrisburg. The road then heads east, between steep ridges of the Appalachian Mountains. There are relatively few villages on the route, after 60 kilometers you reach Interstate 81. The road then runs through the countryside via Pottsville and Tamaqua to Lehighton, a village reached after 80 kilometers. Interstate 476 is crossed here. One comes here through a canyon.
The road then continues through the countryside and after 25 miles reaches State Route 33. Interstate 80 is also crossed in the town of Stroudsburg. US 209 then begins a route to the northeast, parallel to the Delaware River. After 55 kilometers, US 6 merges from Scranton and both roads merge to the New York border. Just before the border one crosses the Interstate 84. Then you cross the Delaware River and continue on US 209 in New York towards Port Jervis and Kingston.
US 209 was created in 1926. US 209 originally began on US 22 at an intersection called Clarks Ferry. The route then ran to Milford. In 1934 the route was extended into upstate New York and in 1936 US 209 was shortened from Clarks Ferry to Millersburg, about 15 miles to the north, leaving US 209 no longer on another US Highway, but on State Route 147.
US 219 in Pennsylvania
US 219 is a US Highway in the US state of Pennsylvania. The road forms a north-south route in the western part of the state, running from Salisbury on the Maryland border to Bradford on the New York border. The route is partly a motorway. The total route is 331 kilometers long.
US 219 near Johnstown.
The road crosses the Maryland – Pennsylvania border at Salisbury and then heads north as a single-lane main road. From Somerset, US 219 is a freeway and intersects with Interstate 76, but there is no interchange with it. The highway section is then about 75 kilometers long and passes by the city of Johnstown. A little further north you cross US 22. Not long after, the highway section ends and US 219 returns to a single-lane highway through the hills of the Appalachian Mountains. More than 100 kilometers after that you cross the Interstate 80 at Du Bois. You then pass through a less populated area. At the border town of Bradford, US 219 again forms a short motorway. TheUS 219 in New York then continues towards Buffalo.
US 219 was created in 1926. The northern terminus at the time was Bradford, on the border with New York state. In 1934, the route was moved further north into New York State.
In 1965 the first section of highway opened around Johnstown. In 1967 the highway extended north to US 22 and from 1969 south to US 30. In 1970 the highway extended further south to the south side of Somerset. In 1971, the highway opened around northern Bradford and reached the New York state border in 1975. In 1977, the highway opened around Ebensburg, north of US 22. By 1979, the Bradford bypass was completed. In January 1999, the Meyersdale Short Bypass opened in southern Pennsylvania. Between March 2015 and November 2018, a 17-kilometer stretch of freeway was constructed between Meyersdale and Somerset. This route opened on November 21, 2018.
3,700 vehicles drive daily on the Maryland border, rising to 6,500 vehicles at Somerset and 11,000 to 14,000 vehicles on the freeway as far as Johnstown. This peaks at nearly 20,000 vehicles between Johnstown and Ebensburg. Further north, traffic intensities drop sharply, to just 1,500 to 4,500 vehicles per day on a long stretch from Ebensburg to DuBois. At I-80, 7,000 vehicles a day, and 4,000 to 6,000 vehicles as far as Bradford. After that, about 5,000 vehicles will drive on the border with the state of New York.