Pennsylvania Route 231

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Pennsylvania Route 231

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length26.7 mi[1] (43.0 km)
Major junctions
South end PA 18 in E. Finley Township
Major intersections US 40 in Claysville
PA 221 in Acheson
PA 331 in Acheson
PA 844 near West Middletown
North end PA 50 in Avella
CountryUnited States
Highway system
PA 230 PA 232

Pennsylvania Route 231 (PA 231) is a 26.7-mile-long (43.0 km) state highway located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 18 near Old Concord. The northern terminus is at PA 50 in Avella.

Route description

PA 231 northbound in Donegal Township

PA 231 begins at an intersection with PA 18 in East Finley Township, heading to the west on two-lane undivided East Finley Drive. The road heads through wooded areas with agriculture, running to the north of the Enlow Fork of the Wheeling Creek. The route curves southwest before making a sharp turn north away from the creek. PA 231 winds north through more areas of woods and farms with occasional homes, passing through the community of East Finley. The road continues through rural areas for several more miles, continuing into Donegal Township. After passing under I-70, PA 231 becomes Bell Avenue and forms the border between Donegal Township to the west and the borough of Claysville to the east, reaching an intersection with US 40. At this point, the route turns east to form a concurrency with US 40 on Main Street, fully entering Claysville and running past homes. PA 231 splits from US 40 by turning north onto Wayne Street, continuing through more residential areas.[1][2]

The route crosses back into Donegal Township and heads northwest through woodland with some farms and residences as an unnamed road. The road curves north through more rural areas, crossing the Buffalo Creek into Blaine Township. In this area, PA 231 intersects PA 221 before entering Independence Township, becoming North Road and coming to PA 331. At this point, the two routes head west together, turning north onto Scenic Drive in Acheson. The road heads through forested areas before coming into a mix of farmland and woods. PA 331 splits from PA 231 by heading southwest on Mt. Hope Ridge Road. From here, PA 231 passes through more agricultural areas with some woodland and residences, coming to the PA 844 junction. The route turns west to form a brief concurrency with that route on Washington Pike before turning northwest onto Painters Hill Road. PA 231 passes through more rural areas as it comes to its northern terminus at PA 50.[1][2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Washington County. [3]

East Finley Township0.0000.000 PA 18 (Prosperity Pike) – Sparta, NinevehSouthern terminus of PA 231
Donegal TownshipClaysville line13.03120.971

US 40 west (Main Street) to I-70
Southern terminus of US 40 concurrency
US 40 east (Main Street)
Northern terminus of US 40 concurrency
Blaine Township20.53033.040
PA 221 south (Buffalo Creek Road)
Northern terminus of PA 221
Independence Township20.62933.199
PA 331 east (Brush Run Road)
Southern terminus of PA 331 concurrency
PA 331 west (Mt. Hope Ridge Road)
Northern terminus of PA 331 concurrency
PA 844 east (Washington Pike) – West Middletown
Southern terminus of PA 844 concurrency
PA 844 west (Washington Pike)
Northern terminus of PA 844 concurrency
26.76643.076 PA 50 (Avella Road)Northern terminus of PA 231
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (May 17, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 231" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Washington County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  3. ^ "Video Log". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2016). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 17, 2016.

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