Pennsylvania Route 221

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Pennsylvania Route 221

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length31.0 mi[1] (49.9 km)
Major junctions
South end PA 188 near Jefferson
Major intersections I-79 in Washington Township
US 19 in Washington Township
PA 18 in Morris Township
I-70 in Buffalo Township
US 40 in Buffalo Township
North end PA 231 in Acheson
CountryUnited States
CountiesGreene, Washington
Highway system
US 220 US 222

Pennsylvania Route 221 (PA 221) is a 31-mile-long (50 km) state highway located in Greene and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 188 near Jefferson. The northern terminus is at PA 231 in Acheson.

Route description

PA 221 northbound in Morgan Township
PA 221 as it passes through Washington Township

PA 221 begins at an intersection with PA 188 in Morgan Township, Greene County, heading northwest on two-lane undivided Lippencott Road. The road heads through a mix of farmland and woodland with some homes, running to the northeast of Ruff Creek and passing through Lippincott. The route winds through more rural areas, crossing into Washington Township and coming to a partial interchange with I-79, with ramps to and from the northbound lanes of I-79. A short distance later, PA 221 comes to an intersection with US 19 in Ruff Creek, which connects to ramps providing access to and from the southbound lanes of I-79. At this point, the road becomes Dunn Station Road and runs northwest through more areas of farms and woods with a few residences, turning to the north-northwest. The route continues through more rural areas, passing through Hope before briefly crossing into Morris Township.[1][2]

PA 221 enters Morris Township in Washington County and becomes Conger Road, heading into wooded areas with a few fields. The route turns north and passes through Dunns Station and Plumbsock, turning west onto Plumsock Road. The route winds northwest through areas of farms and woods with some homes, coming to an intersection with PA 18. Here, PA 221 forms a concurrency with PA 18, heading northwest on Prosperity Pike. The road passes through woodland before heading past a few farms and running through the residential community of Prosperity. PA 221 splits from PA 18 by continuing northwest along S-Bridge Road, heading through agricultural areas with some woods and homes. The road turns north through more rural areas, curving northwest into South Franklin Township. The route curves back to the north and continues through more farmland and woodland with occasional residences. PA 221 enters Buffalo Township and comes to an interchange with I-70. Past this, the road runs northwest through wooded areas with some homes, reaching an intersection with US 40. The route becomes Green Valley Road and heads through farm fields with some woodland and residences. PA 221 turns north-northwest and crosses into Blaine Township, heading into residential areas as Constitution Boulevard and curving west into Taylorstown. Here, the route turns north onto Buffalo Creek Road and winds northwest through woods with some farms and homes. PA 221 continues northwest to its northern terminus at PA 231.[1][3]

Major intersections

GreeneMorgan Township0.00.0 PA 188 (Jefferson Road) – Waynesburg, JeffersonSouthern terminus of PA 221
Washington Township4.67.4
I-79 north (Raymond P. Shafer Highway) – Washington
Exit 19 (I-79); I-79 northbound entrance/exit only

US 19 (Washington Road) to I-79 south – Waynesburg, Washington, Morgantown
WashingtonMorris Township14.022.5
PA 18 south (Prosperity Pike) – Sparta
Southern terminus of PA 18 concurrency
PA 18 north (Prosperity Pike) – Lagonda
Northern terminus of PA 18 concurrency
Buffalo Township21.935.2 I-70 – Washington, WheelingExit 11 (I-70)
22.736.5 US 40 (Chestnut Street) – Washington, Claysville
Blaine Township31.049.9 PA 231 (North Road / Claysville Road)Northern terminus of PA 221
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 221 Truck

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Pennsylvania Route 221 Truck

LocationWashington County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 221 Truck was a truck route bypassing a weight-restricted bridge over Buffalo Creek on PA 221 in Taylorstown, on which trucks over 36 tons and combination loads over 40 tons were strictly prohibited. The road was signed in 2013. The bridge was reconstructed in 2014, resulting in the deletion of the route.


  1. ^ a b c d Google (September 3, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 221" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  2. ^ Greene County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Washington County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011.

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