Pennsylvania Route 934

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Pennsylvania Route 934

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length10.873 mi[1] (17.498 km)
Major junctions
South end US 322 / PA 241 in South Annville Township
Major intersections US 422 in Annville
US 22 in East Hanover Township
North end I-81 in Fort Indiantown Gap
Location
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountiesLebanon
Highway system
PA 933 PA 935

Pennsylvania Route 934 (PA 934) is a 10.9-mile-long (17.5 km) state route located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at a junction with U.S. Route 322 (US 322)/PA 241 in the South Annville Township hamlet of Fontana. Its northern terminus is at Interstate 81 (I-81) at the southern edge of the Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation. The route passes through rural areas along with the community of Annville in between. Along its routing, PA 934 intersects US 422 in Annville and US 22 in the East Hanover Township hamlet of Harper Tavern.

PA 934 was first designated in 1928 to run from US 22 (now US 422) in Annville north to Bellegrove. By 1946, the southern terminus was extended to US 322/PA 241 while the northern terminus was extended to US 22 and PA 343. The northern terminus was extended to PA 72 in Lickdale in 1963 and realigned to PA 72 and PA 443 within the Edward Martin Military Reservation in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, the north end of PA 934 was moved to its current location at I-81.

Route description

PA 934 northbound in South Annville Township

PA 934 begins at an intersection with US 322/PA 241 in South Annville Township, Lebanon County. From this intersection, the route heads north-northwest on two-lane undivided White Oak Street, passing through open agricultural areas with a few homes. Farther north, the roadway passes west of Annville-Cleona Middle/High School. The road crosses the Quittapahilla Creek into Annville Township, where it passes homes in the community of Annville as it comes to the US 422 intersection. Following this intersection, PA 934 passes by the Lebanon Valley College campus and comes to a bridge over Norfolk Southern's Harrisburg Line. The route enters North Annville Township and becomes Bellegrove Road as it heads into areas of farms, woods, and homes, making a turn to the west prior to heading to the north. PA 934 passes through the community of Bellegrove as it turns to the northwest and crosses into East Hanover Township before reaching a bridge over the Swatara Creek. After the creek, the route intersects Jonestown Road in Harper Tavern and reaches an interchange with US 22, at which point the road widens to four lanes and becomes Fisher Avenue. Following this interchange, PA 934 becomes a divided highway and passes east of a park and ride lot as it heads north to its terminus at the I-81 interchange, with Fisher Avenue continuing north as State Route 4020, an unsigned quadrant route, onto the grounds of Fort Indiantown Gap.[2][3]

History

When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, what is now PA 934 was not given a route number.[4] PA 934 was first designated in 1928 to run from US 22 (now US 422) in Annville north to Bellegrove, where an unnumbered paved road continued north to PA 43 (Jonestown Road) in Harper Tavern. At this time, the southern half of PA 934 was paved while the northern half was under construction.[5][6] By 1946, PA 934 was extended south from Annville to its current southern terminus at US 322/PA 241 while it was extended north from Bellegrove to an interchange with US 22 north of Harper Tavern, where the road continued north as PA 343.[7] PA 934 was extended north from US 22 to an intersection with PA 72 in Lickdale in 1963, replacing a section of PA 343. This change was made to provide the same route number on both sides of the I-81 interchange north of Harper Tavern.[8] The route was realigned to head north and intersect PA 72 and PA 443 within the Pennsylvania National Guard's Edward Martin Military Reservation in the late 1960s, following Fisher Avenue and Asher Miner Road.[9] In the 1970s, the northern terminus of PA 934 was cut back to its current location at the I-81 interchange.[10]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lebanon County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
South Annville Township0.0000.000 US 322 / PA 241 (Horseshoe Pike) – Cornwall, Hershey, HarrisburgSouthern terminus
Annville Township3.4855.609 US 422 (Main Street) – Hershey, Lebanon
East Hanover Township10.35516.665 US 22 (Allentown Boulevard) – Harrisburg, AllentownInterchange
10.87317.498 I-81 – Harrisburg, Hazleton, AllentownExit 85 (I-81); northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Google (2010-11-30). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 934" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  3. ^ Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-30.
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1928. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  7. ^ General Highway Map Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1946. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "New State Highway Map To Show New Route Nos". Altoona Mirror. May 22, 1963. p. 19. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  9. ^ General Highway Map Lebanon County, Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1969. Retrieved January 29, 2015.
  10. ^ Pennsylvania Official Transportation Map (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 1980. Retrieved January 29, 2015.

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