Pennsylvania Route 158

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Pennsylvania Route 158

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length11.864 mi[1] (19.093 km)
Major junctions
South end PA 18 south of New Wilmington
North end US 62 / PA 258 in Mercer
CountryUnited States
CountiesLawrence, Mercer
Highway system
PA 157 PA 159

Pennsylvania Route 158 (PA 158) is an 11.9-mile-long (19.2 km) state highway located in western Pennsylvania, running from PA 18 south of New Wilmington in Lawrence County, to US 62 and PA 258 in Mercer in Mercer County.

Route description

PA 158 northbound past PA 18 in Wilmington Township
PA 158 approaching PA 18 in Wilmington Township

Traveling north from PA 18, PA 158 heads through a rural area of northern Lawrence County that is home to an Amish community and into the borough of New Wilmington, where it passes Westminster College and intersects with PA 208.[2] The two routes briefly overlap eastbound; at the intersection with PA 956, the concurrency ends, and PA 158 continues northward. As it leaves the borough, it enters Mercer County and winds northeasterly through rural countryside nearly 6 miles (9.7 km) before it passes over I-80. Approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) later, the route enters the borough of Mercer, where it meets the eastern terminus of PA 318 just one block before its own northern terminus at the US 62/PA 258 concurrency.


In 1927, what is now PA 158 was originally designated part of PA 18.[3] A year later, the road was signed as PA 158[4] when PA 18 was moved to its current alignment between PA 158 and Greenville.[3]

Major intersections

LawrenceWilmington Township0.0000.000 PA 18 – New CastleSouthern terminus of PA 158
New Wilmington2.7864.484
PA 208 west (Neshannock Avenue) / New Castle Street – Pulaski
Western terminus of PA 208 concurrency

PA 208 east (Neshannock Avenue) / PA 956 south (South Market Street) – Volant, Harlansburg
Eastern terminus of PA 208 concurrency; northern terminus of PA 956
PA 318 west (West Butler Street)
Eastern terminus of PA 318
11.86419.093 US 62 / PA 258 – Hermitage, SharonNorthern terminus of PA 158
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 158 Alternate Truck

Alternate truck plate.svg

PA Route 158 Alternate Truck

LocationMercer, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 158 Alternate Truck was a truck route around a weight-restricted bridge over the Brandy Run on which trucks over 28 tons and combination loads over 37 tons were prohibited in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The route followed PA 208, US 19, and US 62. It was signed in 2013.[5] The bridge was completely reconstructed in 2020, and the route was deleted as a result.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  2. ^ "Amish Countryside" (PDF). Visit Lawrence County. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 18
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Highways - Pennsylvania Route 158 Archived 2007-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Risk-Based Bridge Postings - State and Local Bridges" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 8, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bridge Condition Summary Report". Retrieved 2021-03-10.

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