Pennsylvania Route 208

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Pennsylvania Route 208

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length75 mi[1] (121 km)
Major junctions
West end US 422 in Pulaski Township
Major intersections I-376 near New Wilmington
PA 18 near New Wilmington
US 19 in Springfield Township
I-79 near Grove City
PA 8 in Barkeyville
I-80 near Emlenton
US 322 in Shippenville
East end PA 36 in Washington Township
CountryUnited States
CountiesLawrence, Mercer, Venango, Clarion
Highway system
US 206 US 209
PA 277PA 278 I-279

Pennsylvania Route 208 (PA 208) is located in Western Pennsylvania; its western terminus just west of the village of New Bedford in Lawrence County (11.5 miles northwest of New Castle) at U.S. Route 422 (US 422) and the Ohio state line. It runs nearly 75 miles (121 km) to its eastern terminus in the village of Frills Corners in Clarion County (22 miles east of Oil City) at PA 36.

Route description

PA 208 west of PA 158 in New Wilmington

The route begins in Lawrence County where US 422 meets the Ohio state line; PA 208 heads east-northeastward to the village of New Bedford about a mile from the state line. The route junctions with the former PA 932 in the village and was the former alignment of US 422 from the state line to this point, where the old alignment turned southeast; PA 208 continues eastward here. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) later, it is joined by PA 551 and the concurrency turns northward for about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) before turning east again as it crosses the Shenango River and enters the village of Pulaski. The concurrency ends 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later, and PA 208 continues another 0.3 miles (0.48 km) to its interchange with Interstate 376 (I-376). From here, the route heads into a rural area of northern Lawrence County that is home to an Amish community.[2] The road continues another 3.6 miles (5.8 km) east, where it junctions with PA 18 about 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of the borough of New Wilmington, which the route enters shortly thereafter. In the borough, PA 158 joins briefly, and then leaves the route at the northern terminus of PA 956. PA 208 passes north of Westminster College before it leaves the borough and continues eastward about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the borough of Volant, where, at the east end of the borough, the route intersects with the northern terminus of PA 168 and turns northeast and crosses the county line 0.7 miles (1.1 km) later.

As PA 208 enters Mercer County, it turns east-northeast and meets US 19 at the village of Leesburg about 1.7 miles (2.7 km) later. The routes briefly overlap northward, and then PA 208 continues east-northeastward. About 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Leesburg, the route is joined by PA 258 north of the Grove City Premium Outlets, and the concurrency then interchanges with I-79 (exit 113) immediately thereafter. The concurrency ends 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later at the village of London – prior to the interstate, this was a simple junction between PA 208 and PA 258. PA 208 continues east-northeast about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the borough of Grove City, where it meets PA 58 and PA 173. This point is the westernt terminus of the PA 58/PA 173 concurrency, and the southern terminus of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency; also at this point, the north- and southbound lanes of the PA 173/PA 208 concurrency are split on one-way streets through the downtown area of Grove City, heading northward for about 0.4 miles (0.64 km). Another 0.4 miles (0.64 km) later, the concurrency ends, and PA 208 continues eastward, leaves the borough, and meets the county line 4.5 miles (7.2 km) later.

PA 208 westbound past PA 157 in Fryburg

PA 208 enters Venango County, and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later intersects with PA 8 in the borough of Barkeyville. The route continues eastward 3.1 miles (5.0 km) where it passes over I-80 before entering the borough of Clintonville 1.5 miles (2.4 km) later; here the route intersects with PA 308. About 7.6 miles (12.2 km) later, or 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west of the borough of Emlenton, the route is joined by PA 38; this route, just south of this intersection, meets I-80 (exit 42). The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA 268 about 1.6 miles (2.6 km) later in the borough, and turns north to cross the Allegheny River. The concurrency turns east at the center of the town, then crosses into Clarion County 0.5 miles (0.80 km) later, winding northward, eastward, and finally east-northeastward, crossing back into Venango County again 1.3 miles (2.1 km) later. The concurrency meets the northern terminus of PA 478 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later; just south of this intersection, PA 478 has a partial interchange with I-80 (exit 45) for traffic exiting or entering eastbound. The westbound interchange ramps are 0.3 eastward on the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency, which continues northeasterly to the county line 0.3 miles (0.48 km) later.

After crossing into Clarion County a second and final time, the PA 38/PA 208 concurrency continues north-northeastward 1.2 miles (1.9 km) before its northern terminus. PA 208 turns eastward and winds 7.3 miles (11.7 km) to the borough of Knox, where the route turns south and then east again, intersecting with PA 338 about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the center of the borough. Continuing east-northeast, the route travels 3.8 miles (6.1 km) to the borough of Shippenville, where it meets US 322. The two routes overlap for 0.2 miles (0.32 km) eastward, where PA 208 turns north, traveling 7.6 miles (12.2 km) to the village of Fryburg. Here, the route intersects with the eastern terminus of PA 157, and PA 208 turns northeastward for about 4 miles (6.4 km), then turns north again, where it terminates about 1-mile (1.6 km) later in the village of Frills Corners at PA 36.


Major intersections

LawrencePulaski Township0.00.0 US 422 (Benjamin Franklin Highway) – New Castle, YoungstownWestern terminus of PA 208
PA 551 south
West end of PA 551 overlap
PA 551 north (Mercer Street)
East end of PA 551 overlap
5.69.0 I-376 (Beaver Valley Expressway) – Sharon, New CastleI-376 exit 5
Wilmington Township9.214.8 PA 18 – Sharon, New Castle
New Wilmington10.516.9
PA 158 south (South New Castle Street) – New Castle
West end of PA 158 overlap

PA 158 north / PA 956 south (Market Street) – Mercer, Harlansburg
East end of PA 158 overlap; northern terminus of PA 956
PA 168 south – Eastbrook
Northern terminus of PA 168
MercerSpringfield Township17.227.7
US 19 south (Perry Highway) – Zelienople
South end of US 19 overlap

US 19 north (Perry Highway) to I-80 – Mercer
North end of US 19 overlap
PA 258 north (Butler Pike) – Mercer
North end of PA 258 overlap
I-79 to I-80 – Erie, Pittsburgh
I-79 exit 113
PA 258 south (Mercer Butler Pike) – Slippery Rock
South end of PA 258 overlap
Grove City24.739.8
PA 58 / PA 173 south (West Main Street)
South end of PA 173/PA 208 overlap
PA 173 north (North Broad Street)
North end of PA 173 overlap
VenangoBarkeyville31.450.5 PA 8 (Pittsburgh Road) – Franklin, Butler
PA 308 (Franklin Street/Butler Street) to I-80
Scrubgrass Township44.671.8

PA 38 south (Oneida Valley Road) to I-80 – Butler
South end of PA 38 overlap
PA 268 south (Emlenton Clintonville Road) – Parker
Northern terminus of PA 268
Richland Township48.477.9

PA 478 east to I-80 east – St. Petersburg, Clarion
Northern terminus of PA 478; I-80 exit 45 eastbound exit/entrance ramps via PA 478
I-80 west – Sharon
I-80 exit 45 westbound exit/entrance ramps
ClarionSalem Township50.280.8
PA 38 north
North end of PA 38 overlap
PA 338 (Miller Street) to I-80 – Kossuth, Foxburg
US 322 west (Main Street) – Franklin
West end of US 322 overlap
US 322 east (Main Street) – Clarion
East end of US 322 overlap
Washington Township69.6112.0
PA 157 west (Fryburg Road) – Oil City
Eastern terminus of PA 157
74.6120.1 PA 36Eastern terminus of PA 208
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 208 Truck

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Pennsylvania Route 208 Truck

LocationPulaski Township, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 208 Truck was a truck route around a weight-restricted bridge over the Doe Creek on which trucks over 20 tons and combination loads over 26 tons were prohibited. The route followed US 422 and PA 551. The route was signed in 2013.[4] All weight restricted bridges on the stretch of PA 208 were rebuilt in 2017 and 2018, resulting in the deletion of the route.


  1. ^ Calculated using DeLorme Street Atlas USA software
  2. ^ "Amish Countryside" (PDF). Visit Lawrence County. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Pennsylvania Highways: PA 201 – 250
  4. ^ "Risk-Based Bridge Postings - State and Local Bridges" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 8, 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2017.

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